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Xamarin and Sencha Partner with Oracle on Mobile Development

Along with cloud and Big Data news at Oracle Corp.'s OpenWorld 2015 conference, Xamarin and Sencha have announced mobile development partnerships with the company.

Xamarin, a cross-platform enterprise mobile development specialist, said it has teamed up with Oracle to provide more interoperability between its Xamarin Platform and Oracle's mobile security and developer platforms.

Xamarin said the pact lets developers using its tooling leverage the Oracle Mobile Security Suite to add enterprise mobility management (EMM) and identity suite capabilities to native iOS and Android apps. The Xamarin products allow developers to target the two OSes with one C# code base, with the company having recently added Java capabilities to its portfolio with the acquisition of RoboVM.

The two companies are also hooking up the Xamarin Test Cloud -- a UI real-device testing service -- and the Oracle Developer Cloud to speed the testing and deployment of enterprise apps. The Oracle Developer Cloud is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that aims to simplify software development via an automatically provisioned platform to support the entire application development lifecycle of coding, collaboration and deployment.

"The new Xamarin and Oracle Mobile Security Suite interoperability simplifies app development from design to secure deployment: customers build apps with Xamarin, containerize with Oracle Mobile Security Suite, and distribute to users through Xamarin’s Oracle Mobile Security Suite catalog," Xamarin said in a statement yesterday. "Xamarin apps are compatible with Oracle Mobile Security Suite’s rich security capabilities, including: user authentication, data encryption, advanced data leakage protection, device integrity enforcement, and remote wiping and locking."

Sencha, meanwhile, yesterday announced a similar interoperability pact, this one connecting the Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform with the Oracle Mobile Cloud Service. While Xamarin focuses on native app development, Sencha specializes in mobile Web apps based on HTML 5.

"The promise of Web applications is that line-of-business managers and IT departments can cost-effectively design, develop and deploy mission-critical applications across all devices and platforms from one code base," Sencha said in a statement yesterday. "The Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform uses the power of modern Web technology to empower enterprises to design, develop, deploy and manage mobile Web applications that deliver the right end user experience on the right screen at the right time. By connecting Sencha’s Platform to Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, enterprises can easily tie their front-end mobile Web applications with Oracle’s comprehensive back-end mobile cloud service including enterprise security, push notifications, authentication, data storage, diagnostics and analytics."

Both Xamarin and Sencha are part of the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) Specialized program that provides partner companies with resources to improve development, sales and implementations of Oracle solutions.

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David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.

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