SOURCE: Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation

October 12, 2009 17:35 ET

Oracle Previews Oracle® Fusion Middleware Java Development Tool for Mobile Applications

Oracle Application Development Framework Extended to Support BlackBerry and Windows Mobile Platforms

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - Oracle OpenWorld -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Further extending the capabilities of Oracle® Application Development Framework (ADF), a key component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle announced a developer preview of Oracle Application Development Framework Mobile Client.
  • The latest addition to Oracle's Java development toolkit, Oracle ADF Mobile Client, enables developers to extend their enterprise applications onto mobile devices.
  • Because Oracle ADF Mobile Client is Java-based, developers can build once and deploy to multiple devices, including BlackBerry® smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) and Microsoft Windows Mobile devices, helping to increase developer productivity while reducing time-to-market for new applications.
  • In addition to enabling developers to use existing Oracle ADF skills and code to build native mobile user interfaces, Oracle ADF Mobile Client also provides built-in security and database synchronization services to manage data distribution and reconciliation with mobile applications.

Complete and Effective Toolkit for Application Development and Deployment to Multiple Platforms

  • Oracle Application Development Framework is an end-to-end development framework, built on top of the Enterprise Java platform.
  • Oracle ADF simplifies Java EE development by minimizing the need to write code that implements the application's infrastructure, allowing developers to focus on the features of their application.
  • The addition of Oracle ADF Mobile Client extends mobile device development to enterprise application developers.
  • The design time environment for Oracle ADF Mobile Client is the Oracle JDeveloper Integrated Development Environment. Oracle JDeveloper provides a rich, standards-based development environment, and includes an array of visual and declarative tools, such as visual page designers and declarative database access.
  • Oracle ADF Mobile Client uses the same design-time artifacts and runtime backend services for both mobile and web-based clients, which makes it easier for customers to extend their enterprise applications to mobile devices.
  • Key features of Oracle ADF Mobile Client include:
      Support for disconnected access to enterprise applications from mobile devices;
      Mobile application rendering in the native look-and-feel of each device;
      Integration with on-device services such as calendar, contacts and peripherals.

Supporting Quotes

  • "User expectations for mobile business applications continue to rise in concert with the growing mobile workforce, and that places tremendous demands on enterprise Java developers," said Ted Farrell, Oracle Tools and Middleware Chief Architect and Senior Vice President. "With Oracle ADF Mobile Client, developers can write their applications once and deploy on multiple mobile platforms, saving time and allowing them to focus on building better applications."
  • "The Oracle ADF Mobile Client will provide new possibilities for business applications on the BlackBerry platform," said Alan Brenner, Senior Vice President at Research In Motion. "And, with the vast Oracle developer community now able to leverage Oracle ADF to easily create rich push-enabled Web and Java applications for BlackBerry smartphones, we anticipate a wealth of creative new applications for our joint customers."

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