Oracle Updates ADF Mobile
- By John K. Waters
- May 7, 2013
Oracle this week released an update of its mobile Application Development Framework (ADF) forJava Enterprise Edition (Java EE).
In Version 1.1 the company added a number of features, including device-native push notification, a new device-integration infrastructure based on Apache Cordova, full file attachment viewing, updated mobile OS support and the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements.
"This is something we developed for ourselves, just like we did ADF itself, so that we could build our applications out on mobile devices, and do it in a smart way," Pataky told ADTmag in an earlier interview. "Oracle's got one of the biggest portfolios of apps out there, and when you consider what it's like to move all of them to multiple mobile devices and keep up with multiple releases of multiple devices… well… Things get absolutely insane."
ADF Mobile was originally billed as a productivity framework, and it's designed to provide coders possessing less than an expert's command of Java EE with visual, declarative, and guided-coding features. Both the original ADF and ADF Mobile rely on a declarative programming model.
The company is billing Oracle ADF Mobile as the only cross-platform solution based on Java that enables application development for both iOS and Android devices. It offers Java developers "an easy way to become mobile developers," said Chris Tonas, vice president Oracle's Application Development Tools group, in a statement.
John K. Waters is the editor in chief of a number of Converge360.com sites, with a focus on high-end development, AI and future tech. He's been writing about cutting-edge technologies and culture of Silicon Valley for more than two decades, and he's written more than a dozen books. He also co-scripted the documentary film Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance, which aired on PBS. He can be reached at [email protected].