Saturday, November 17, 2012

RMOUG Training Days 2013 Presentations Announced: A Mobile Emphasis

The Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (RMOUG) has announced the presentations to be given at Training Days 2013. As shown on that page, I will be presenting "Charting Oracle Database Data with JavaFX and Groovy." The abstract for my presentation as shown on the conference materials is shown next:

JavaFX 2.x makes generation and display of data-powered charts powerful and straightforward. JavaFX’s simple APIs allow data sets to be used to create numerous types of charts including pie charts, bar charts, line charts, area charts, bubble charts, and more. JavaFX also supports dynamic charts that are automatically updated when the underlying data changes. With JavaFX poised to become part of Java SE, it is destined to be a standardized technology that is readily available in many environments.

Groovy is a dynamic scripting language that also runs on the JVM and can be used to write concise but powerful scripts. Groovy makes retrieving data from a database relatively painless and is much easier to use than even JDBC. Groovy’s XML parsing is also similarly easy to use and makes Groovy an ideal language for parsing XML to generate charts. JavaFX and Groovy together make it easy to write simple scripts that easily create visually impressive charting results. JavaFX and Groovy can be used with other Java/JVM-based libraries to generate these charts in various medium from websites to desktop clients to PDFs.

I also intend to discuss in this presentation an obvious topic when discussing use of JavaFX and Groovy together: GroovyFX.

One of the major themes of this year's RMOUG Training Days 2013 conference appears to be developing mobile applications, either with Oracle Application Express (APEX) or with Oracle ADF Mobile. The main Oracle web page on Oracle ADF Mobile describes it as "an HTML5 and Java mobile development framework that enables developers to build and extend enterprise applications for iOS and Android from a single code base" and is "based on a hybrid mobile architecture" and "supports access to native device services." The following are some of the sessions at RMOUG Training Days 2013 that are obviously covering mobile application development with Oracle ADF Mobile or with APEX.

  • Mobile Integration through Oracle Technologies
    • Objectives and outline indicate this session will cover general mobile development with Oracle technologies.
    • Jordan Braunstein, Visual Integrator Consulting
  • Oracle ADF – The No Slides Overview
    • "See how far you can get with Oracle ADF in one hour of building web and mobile applications."
    • Shay Shmeltzer, Oracle Corporation
  • Develop Compelling On-Device Mobile Apps – The Simpler Way
    • "This session will discuss and demonstrate developing an on-device mobile application using the technologies and tools you are familiar with: JDeveloper, Java, and ADF Mobile, without writing a single line of device-native code. You can deploy this single code base to both iOS and Android-based devices."
    • Joe Huang, Oracle Corporation
  • ADF Mobile eCourse Pilot
    • "Through interactive presentation and hands-on exercises, you’ll examine the principles to consider when designing mobile applications, as well as understand the road map for developing them."
    • Lynn Munsinger, Oracle Corporation
  • Bring Your iPads! (Because You’re Gonna Build a Mobile APEX App in One Hour!)
    • "Oracle Application Express integrates very easily with JQuery Mobile and this combination can be used to create mobile applications that are supported on a wide range of mobile devices relatively simple."
    • Chris Ostrowski, Avout
  • Building Mobile Applications with Oracle Application Express
    • "This session provides an overview of the basics of jQuery mobile, explains how it is integrated with Oracle Application Express, and discusses how customers can quickly build mobile web applications and extend their existing Oracle Application Express applications with mobile capabilities."
    • David Peake, Oracle Corporation

RMOUG Training Days 2013 looks to have a plethora of database-related presentations as normal, but several of them are focused on MySQL as well as the Oracle database. I will likely try to attend as many of the mobile application development sessions as I can and look forward to presenting on generating charts for data using JavaFX and Groovy.

RMOUG Training Days 2013 will be held 11-13 February 2012 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

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