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Oracle Application Server 10g Essentials by Robert Stackowiak, Donald Bales, Rick Greenwald

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OracleAS Wireless Development

OracleAS Wireless applications can be developed in a completely custom fashion or you can leverage prebuilt applications that are provided with OracleAS Wireless. Markup languages supported for mobile applications include the following:

  • XHTML Mobile Profile

  • XHTML with XForms

  • XML

The OracleAS Wireless engine provides translation to the appropriate device markup language.

Tip

XForms, as defined by the W3C, enables the creation of rich, device-independent forms interfaces through data and processing logic that is separate from presentation logic. Auxiliary scripting isn’t needed with XForms, which is an improvement over previous HTML forms creation methods.

When developing an OracleAS Wireless application, you typically follow these general steps:

  1. Define business and technical requirements.

  2. Design the mobile application needed to fulfill the requirements.

  3. Identify prebuilt business logic for reuse, as appropriate, along with needed Web Services.

  4. Decide if the application will be accessed via small-screen browsers, messaging devices such as Short Message Service (SMS), or a mixture.

  5. Build the mobile application using the Oracle JDeveloper Wireless Extension and device simulators.

  6. Test the mobile application using the Mobile My Studio.

  7. Deploy the mobile application into production for use on real devices.

OracleAS Wireless Development Tools

The primary tools available for OracleAS Wireless development are Oracle JDeveloper, the Wireless Development Kit, and My Studio. ...

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