Developing mobile applications is a challenging task, especially given the ever-growing number of mobile platforms, devices and form factors. Implementing an app for just one platform just isn't an option for many enterprises if they want to reach as many clients as possible. In this session, I will give a brief overview of the main approaches for developing cross-platform mobile applications. We'll start with native apps, and work our way through hybrid applications and interpreted apps to HTML 5 based solutions.
In the Eclipse Juno release, EclipseLink is introducing a set of new features to support the development of HTML5 applications that interact with server side Java using REST. In this session we’ll look at the typical HTML5/Java EE REST stack and see how EclipseLink’s new features can be used to both simplify development through the use of declarative metadata as well as how it can enable the development of pure HTML5 applications that rely on database data. We’ll introduce each of the new features and see how they can be used, and combined, to build RESTful services. These features are: