In my opinion it is a powerful easy to use tool that help us to simplify and unify all business integration with web services, notifications and storage as well as providing metrics to measure the health and performance of the APIs that our mobile applications consume.
There are 3 main options in Mobile Cloud Service:
- Developer portal
- Administration: We can see the 3 environments that MCS provides, the logs, etc.
- Analytics: We can see default metrics and also track our custom events.
Let's focus on the developer portal where we find the following options:
- Mobile Backend
If we select a MBE we can see the diferent actions like diagnostics, general settings of the MBE, create or select an API or configure notifications.
We can import a RAML file or design our API with the tool. While defining the design of the API we can create the endpoints, add security, etc.
We can also create our API implementation using node.js and test our API with mock data.
It is possible to export out API design to a RAML file and our implementation as a zip file.
At the moment connectors allow us to integrate an existing REST or SOAP web service in MCS.
- User Management
Last but not least we have user and roles management.
Although in the application there are some tutorials to learn how to use the tool, Oracle product Management Team has available some youtube videos so everyone can learn in depth what is Oracle Mobile Cloud Service and how to use it.
In the next posts about Oracle Mobile Cloud Service I will show you a simple integration with a external REST web service and a review of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Summer Camps (17-21 August 2015)