Getting Started with Chatbots

Introduction At Oracle Open World 2016, Larry Ellison demoed the upcoming Oracle Intelligent Bots Cloud Service (IBCS), if you haven’t seen the demo, you can watch the recording on youtube. Chatbots employ a conversational interface that is both lean and smart, and if designed properly is even charming. Chat helps people find the things they want […]

MCS Mobile Solution for E-Business Suite – Part 1 (Introduction)

Introduction Earlier this month, a new version of mobile cloud service (MCS) was released, MCSV2.0 (16.2.3) offers many new features and capabilities such as Location based services. For the full list of new capabilities,please check Oracle MCS V2.0 release notes here. One of the new features MCS V2.0 offers, is a set of pre-packaged applications that allows you […]

Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service – Part 4

Introduction To build functional and performant mobile apps, the back-end data services need to be optimized for mobile consumption. RESTful web services using JSON as payload format are widely considered as the best architectural choice for integration between mobile apps and back-end systems. At the same time, many existing enterprise back-end systems provide a SOAP-based web […]

Oracle Mobile Cloud Service by Example Part 2: Create a Hello World Mobile API in 4 mins

Get started with Mobile Cloud Service (we call it MCS) in 4 mins!!! I published this short video back in June on the A-Team youtube channel. This is the first thing anyone should do when they work with MCS to establish connectivity Its already had lots of viewings so I thought I would show it here […]

Oracle Mobile Cloud Service: Designed for Performance, Scalability and Productivity

Introduction Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS for short) is Oracle’s Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) offering. MCS enables companies to create and deploy scalable, robust, and secure mobile applications quickly and easily, and empowers developers to leverage enterprise IT systems—without having to get IT involved. Mobile Cloud Service does not only provide a rich […]

Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service – Part 3

Introduction To build functional and performant mobile apps, the back-end data services need to be optimized for mobile consumption. RESTful web services using JSON as payload format are widely considered as the best architectural choice for integration between mobile apps and back-end systems. At the same time, many existing enterprise back-end systems provide a SOAP-based web […]

Managing Multiple Applications in Oracle Mobile Cloud Service

Introduction When the landscape in IT is changing from an on premise architecture to a cloud based architecture and from a desktop based workstation to mobile and tablet workstations,  some questions may arise from an enterprise architecture perspective. On of those questions will probably be: “How do we manage multiple applications” . When you have […]

Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service – Part 2

Introduction To build functional and performant mobile apps, the back-end data services need to be optimized for mobile consumption. RESTful web services using JSON as payload format are widely considered as the best architectural choice for integration between mobile apps and back-end systems. At the same time, many existing enterprise back-end systems provide a SOAP-based web […]

Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service – Part 1 API Design

Introduction To build functional and performant mobile apps, the back-end data services need to be optimized for mobile consumption. RESTful web services using JSON as payload format are widely considered as the best architectural choice for integration between mobile apps and back-end systems. At the same time, many existing enterprise back-end systems provide a SOAP-based web […]

Mobile Cloud Service by Example Part1: Defining and Implementing a Mock API

I’m really excited at the moment  The release of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS) was unveiled yesterday, together with 24 new Platform and Infrastructure Cloud Services. Why is this important? Two words….. “Mobile First” “Mobile First” was first used by Marc Davis, who was Yahoo’s Chief Scientist and VP of Early Stage Products of Yahoo! Mobile. […]

A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator Release 12.1.3.2 Now Available!

Introduction A new release 12.1.3.2 of the open source A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator (AMPA) has been made available on GitHub. AMPA is a productivity toolkit that works on top of Oracle’s Mobile Application Framework (MAF) and auto-implements a range of best practices in MAF development with a focus on mobile persistence. In this article we will discuss […]

Performance Study – REST vs SOAP for Mobile Applications

Introduction To build functional and performant mobile apps, the back-end data services need to be optimized for mobile consumption. RESTful web services using JSON as payload format are widely considered as the best architectural choice for integration between mobile apps and back-end systems. Nevertheless, we have seen many customers of Oracle’s Mobile Application Framework (MAF) […]