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Updating MAF Connection Targets At Run Time

Introduction
Since resource targets (e.g. database, REST, .etc) defined in the connections.xml are set at development time and then deployed, this usually means that the target connections will be static.  However, there are certain situations where such a resource would need to be switched by the user at run time. For example, a user could pick from a list of server hosts that could support the mobile application’s defined REST connection.

Getting started with Taleo Connect Client (TCC)

Introduction
The Taleo set of Cloud Offerings such as Recruiting, Performance, Learn, Onboarding, etc. come with a powerful tool for configuring and managing batch-style integration requirements both for import as well as export scenarios.
This article is meant to provide some guidance for first steps in using the Taleo Connect Client (TCC) and not as a substitute of the product documentation.

New A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator Release for MAF 2.1

Introduction
The Oracle Mobile A-Team has released a new version of its free Mobile Persistence Accelerator (AMPA) for Oracle’s Mobile Application Framework (MAF) version 2.1. In this article we will discuss the main new features. If you are new to the AMPA, you first might want to read the introductionary “Getting Started” article.
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Triggering Dynamic actions from javascript code in APEX

Since APEX 4.0, dynamic actions have made our lives easier. But sometimes they feel a little restrictive in what you can do with them. Executing them upon the successful completion of another dynamic action, for example, or forcing a dynamic action to fire, triggered by something that happened in your javascript code.

APEX 4.2

Since APEX 4.2, there is a way to do this easily.

We start by creating the application process that needs to be triggered. It is important that you choose the event type “Custom”, and give it a name.

Using Code Snippets in JDeveloper

In JDeveloper, it can be helpful to set up code snippets to be of easy use later.

iOS Setup and Requirements Guidelines for MAF 2.1.0

Introduction
With the release of MAF 2.1.0 there are a few important items that will need to be considered when upgrading the iOS environment and with JDeveloper.  For example, MAF 2.1.0 requires an upgrade to Xcode 6.1. This post will cover these details, which will include installation guidelines and enable the possibility to have MAF 2.1.0 co-exist with the previous MAF (2.0.1) version.

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Rittman Mead at BIWA Summit 2015

I’m writing this in my hotel room in downtown San Francisco, with my colleague Francesco Tisiot flying in tonight and US colleagues Jordan Meyer, Daniel Adams and Andy Rocha travelling down tomorrow and Monday for next week’s BIWA Summit 2015. The Business Intelligence, Warehousing and Analytics SIG is a part of IOUG and this year also hosts the 11th Annual Oracle Spatial Summit, giving us three days of database-centric content touching most areas of the Oracle BI+DW stack. 

Rittman Mead’s Development Cluster, EM12c and the Blue Mendora VMware EM Plugin

For development and testing purposes, Rittman Mead run a VMWare VSphere cluster made up of a number of bare-metal servers hosting Linux, Windows and other VMs.

showPopupBehavior align property examples

I always struggle to understand the official descriptions for the align attribute of the af:showPopupBehavior tag. A picture is worth a thousands words so I just created screenshots of all the possible values:afterStart: The popup appears underneath the element with the popup's upper-left corner aligned with the lower-left corner of the element. The left edges of the element and the popup are aligned

5 Minute JavaScript #2 Scopes

In our last blog post we showed that JavaScript is different from Java when talking about functions. Another difference with regard to these object-oriented language lies in the code scope. Scopes are blocks of code in which a variable is known. It’s a context in which some variables are accessible, others are hidden, destroyed, etc.

In Object-Oriented languages such as Java, everything inside a  { } – pair is confined into a scope. For example:

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