Take Your Oracle Forms on the Road Using ADF Mobile

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Take Your Oracle Forms on the Road
Using ADF Mobile
Mia Urman, AuraPlayer
@miaurman
[email protected]
Who Am I
Mia Urman
CEO, AuraPlayer
Oracle ACE and Oracle Forms Evangelist
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15 years supporting, training and consulting Oracle Tools
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7 years at Oracle as a senior support analyst and local product manager of
Forms and ADF.
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Founder of AuraPlayer - Oracle Forms modernization solutions to unlock
Forms systems and fast-track to a Mobile / SOA architecture / Cloud
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ODTUG board member , international speaker at Kscope, OOW, UKOUG
Session Agenda
• Why Go Mobile?
• Oracle ADF Mobile Overview
• Components of ADF Mobile
– The Data Layer
– The UI Presentation Layer - AMX Components
– Integrating Device Features
• Running Oracle Forms on the Mobile
• Getting Started
Evolving With Oracle Forms
Client
Server
Evolving With Oracle Forms
Mobile
Client
Server
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What Device is Accessing Your
Application?
Understanding Mobile Requirements
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Application Functionality - No mouse, Touch gestures
Device Type – Phone / Tablet
Screen size
Network type – Security , Speed
Device features integration
Types of Users – Occasional, Internal/external
Type of Applications – Browser Based / Hybrid
3 Mobile Application Types
Mobile Web
Apps
Native Mobile
Apps
Hybrid Mobile
Apps
 Online application
accessed through
mobile device
browser
 Application installed
& runs on device
 Application installed
& runs on device with
HTML5 UI
 Browser governs
access to local
storage and
device services
(camera, GPS,
etc.)
 Highly reusable
code
 Highly portable
 Optimized for
specific mobile
platform and form
factor
 Optimized for specific
mobile platform &
form factor
 Direct access to
local storage and
device services
 Direct access to local
storage and device
services
 Code reuse can be
complex
 Code reuse simplified
 Portability requires
work
 Portability simplified
Mobile Web App
Native App
(Viewed in Safari)
(iOS)
Oracle ADF – Multi Channel Framework
Database
Legacy Systems
Oracle
ADF
Web
Web Services
Oracle
Applications
Cloud
Office
Mobile
Oracle ADF Mobile
Unique Hybrid Mobile Framework
Oracle
ADF Mobile
Java
HTML5
Built On Standards
Use Existing Skills Set
ADF Mobile Overview
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Thin Native container on each platform
HTML5/JavaScript Frontend
Java Backend
Encrypted SQLite
Integrated Development
Environment
Focused on Productivity
•Oracle JDeveloper Extension
•Declarative and visual development
•Integration with Apple Xcode and
Android SDK
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Component based UI construction
Task Flows
Data Controls
Packaging
Deployment
Debugging
Business Services
• Code logic with Java
• Lightweight JVM
• Local Business Logic
– Java Classes
– SQLite DB - Portable, lightweight relational database
• Easy access to Remote - Web service
– SOAP
– REST XML, REST JSON
ADF Mobile XML Components (AMX)
• XML format of JSF-like file
built visually in JDeveloper
• 50+ Components
• Declarative data binding
• Rendered into HTML5
on device at RT
Basic Components
ListView
Charts
Gauge
T-Maps
Carousel
GeoMap
Forms
DVT Charts, Gauges, Maps
Device Rich Features
Do you still carry around
one of these?
Device Interaction / Gestures
• Leverages Apache Cordova
• Drag and drop to use
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Email
SMS
Contacts
GPS
Camera
• Configure components to react to
the following gestures:
– Swipe to the right, left, up, down
– Tap-and-hold
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Mobile devices can lose/turn off connectivity
Offline access to data is a common requirement
But it will increase the complexity of your application
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If you cache data locally you must consider
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When to cache the data
How much data to cache
When to synchronize updates
Recording the order of updates
How to deal with synchronization conflicts
Security of the data if the device is lost
Security
Data Caching
Getting Started
Oracle Forms Using ADF Mobile
Development Today
Web
Desktop
Database
Web Services
Mobile
Legacy Systems
Office
Applications Unlimited
Forms Services Architecture
Client tier
Middle tier:
WebLogic Managed Server
Database tier
Forms Listener
Servlet
Forms Servlet
Dynamically
downloaded
Forms Runtime
User interface
layer
Application
logic layer
JRE
Forms Client
Data manager/
PL/SQL engine
File containing
application code
Net
Services
DB
Exposing Oracle Forms to ADF
Web
Desktop
Web Services
Mobile
Office
DO NOT run Forms on the mobile
Run your BUSINESS on the mobile
See Demo
Exposing Forms to Mobile: The Process
 Understand Business Process
 Record & Deploy Scenario
 Generate WS with wizard
 Create ADF Mobile App
 Run Your Mobile App!
Demo
Understanding the Business Process
• Choose the Oracle Forms business process to record
• Select input / Output data to capture from Forms
• Identify expected results – popups, messages, errors
Record & Deploy Oracle Forms as WS
• Record the Forms business process using the AuraPlayer Toolbar
• Automatically Generate Webservices using the AuraPlayer Service
Manager
Webservice generation Demo
Recording Demo
Define TaskFlow with Validations
1. Define the navigation flow between the pages
2. Add validations (managed bean) that should occur upon
success or failure of events
Create ADF Mobile UI - Jdeveloper
Create ADF DataControls for AuraPlayer Webservice URL
-URL is simply copied from the AuraPlayer service manager
Create AMX pages and design new mobile UI
DEMO
Demo Time
Demos
AuraPlayer – Solution Architecture
Native
ADF Mobile app
DMZ
External Network
Service Manager
Oracle
11g DB
FW
Mobile Devices
Oracle
Forms
11g
Server
Secure Weblogic Server
Runs Webservice
Desktop
AuraPlayer - Same Forms Business Logic Multiple UIs
ADF Mobile
What You Need
• Development
– Oracle JDeveloper 11.1.2.3
– Oracle ADF Mobile Extension (help->check for updates)
– AuraPlayer Recording Toolbar
• Deployment / testing / run-time
– iOS on Mac machine
• iOS SDK+Xcode 4.4.x - require iOS Developer Program Membership
– Free version (Xcode 4.5) is known to work but not certified
– Android
• Android SDK (API Level 9 Min, 16 recommended) + Android device
– AuraPlayer Server to run the Oracle Forms system as a webservice
More Information
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Mia Urman - [email protected]
ADF Mobile on OTN
– Datasheets,Tutorial,Demos
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ADF Mobile Blog – http://blogs.oracle.com/mobile/
Oracle Forms Community Blog – http://www.Oracleformsinfo.com
Twitter.com/Jdeveloper, Facebook.com/Jdeveloper
Twitter.com/miaurman, Twitter.com/auraplayer
AuraPlayer – www.auraplayer.com or [email protected]
My ADF Mobile Blog
www.ADFMobileInfo.com
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Tips and Tricks
Common Bugs
How to documents
Presentations
Join the ADF Mobile Community
Oracle.com/mobile
Twitter
twitter.com/JDeveloper
Facebook
facebook.com/JDeveloper
Oracle’s WebLogic blog
blogs.oracle.com/mobile

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