Webinar: Learn How to Build Mobile Apps in the Cloud with HTML5, jQuery Mobile, REST, and PhoneGap

In this fas­ci­nating hands-on we­binar, a real mo­bile app will be built, con­nected to a REST ser­vice, and tested. Attendees will be be able to test the app as it’s being built. Beyond that, we will also cover some of the ex­citing fea­tures of the new ver­sion of Tiggr that will have been re­leased by then (under a new name…).

Learn How to Build Mobile Apps in the Cloud with HTML5, jQuery Mobile, REST, and PhoneGap
January 19, Thursday
11am US Pacific Time
Register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/486123896

Slides: Mobile Development Choices: Native App vs. Web Apps from JAX conference

Slides from Mobile Development Choices: Native App vs. Web Apps session at JAX conference in Mainz, May 2-6, 2011.

Most content taken from Mobile apps choices: Native Apps vs. Web Apps blog post.

New Exadel Flamingo 2.2.0 is now on exadel.org

After months of promising we have finally moved Exadel Flamingo to exadel.org and released version 2.2.0. exadel.org is our community site for hosting open source projects. Flamingo is a light weight framework for connecting rich web and mobile user interfaces to enterprise back end.

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Flamingo connects Seam, Spring, and Java EE 6 (soon via CDI/JSR299) with the following user interfaces:

  • JavaFX
  • Flash
  • iPhone/Android
  • Swing
  • JavaME

Version 2.2.0 is updated with Hessian 4 and JavaFX 1.3 support.

Server-side components, methods or services can be easily invoked from the above listed clients with minimal code. Flamingo provides the following features:

  • CRUD tools
  • Server-side integration
    • Calling server components/beans
    • Context variable binding/updating
    • Conversation support
    • Validation (Hibernate Validator)
    • EL support (Expression Language)
  • Server-side push
  • Client push (off line applications)

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As you can see from the image above, no matter what client you are using, invoking a method in your enterprise applications looks very similar which allows for great reuse.

How to get started?

  • Download Flamingo from http://exadel.org/flamingo.
  • The following are good resources to get started or learn more about Flamingo.
  • Check out the recent Enterprise JavaFX and Seam series. This series shows most server integration features in separate post and easy to follow examples.
  • We want to hear your feedback, please use project Jira or the forum to report bugs or any features you would like to see.

Mobile Enterprise Applications with Exadel Flamingo

The Mobilization of Enterprise Applications with Exadel Flamingo article on JavaLobby.com. Also check out Flamingo Q&A.

Powering Mobile Applications With Exadel Flamingo

Q&A with James Sugrue from DZone on using Exadel Flamingo to build mobile applications for iPhone and Android.