IBM Worklight Mobile Application Development Essentials

IBM Worklight Mobile Application Development Essentials
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  • Develop Mobile Apps that can be deployed on multiple mobile platforms quickly and easily
  • Build Enterprise mobile apps to ease data transactions and manipulation
  • Create advanced modules for mobile Enterprise application

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 144 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : February 2014
ISBN : 1782177604
ISBN 13 : 9781782177609
Author(s) : Muhammad Saifuddin, Talha Haroon
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Application Development, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Mobile Application Development, Enterprise

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with IBM Worklight
Chapter 2: Installing Worklight
Chapter 3: Creating a Basic Worklight Application
Chapter 4: Customizing the Worklight Application
Chapter 5: Adding an Adapter
Chapter 6: Authentication and Security
Chapter 7: Advanced Features of IBM Worklight
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started with IBM Worklight
    • The IBM Worklight solution
    • Worklight capabilities and supported platforms
    • Components of Worklight
      • Worklight Studio
        • Features of the Worklight Studio platform
      • Worklight Device Runtime
      • Worklight Server
      • Worklight Console
      • Worklight Application Center
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: Installing Worklight
    • Installing IBM Worklight Consumer Edition
      • Installing IBM Installation Manager
        • Installing IBM Worklight Server
        • Configuring WebSphere Application Server (Liberty profile)
        • Installing IBM Worklight Studio
        • Installing IBM Worklight Developer Edition
    • Installing Android SDK
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Creating a Basic Worklight Application
    • Creating a simple IBM Worklight application
    • Worklight project and application structure
      • Application resources
    • Rich Page Editor
      • Adding an environment
        • Verifying the server configuration
        • Building the application
    • Application skins
    • Previewing an application in the mobile simulator
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Customizing the Worklight Application
    • A quick overview of HTML5
    • The IBM Worklight client-side API
      • The WLClient JavaScript client library
    • Exploring Dojo Mobile
    • Designing your first Dojo application
    • Adding an environment in IBM Worklight
      • Application resources
        • Application-descriptor
        • The main HTML file
        • Client scripts and stylesheets
        • The application icon
        • The splash screen
        • The Worklight client property file
    • Exploring the Android application environment
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Adding an Adapter
    • IBM Worklight Adapter concept
      • Exploring adapter files
      • Types of adapters
        • HTTP adapters
        • SQL adapters
      • Invoking the adapter procedure
      • Calling Java code using an adapter
      • Invoking Java code from the adapter
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Authentication and Security
    • Worklight security principles, concepts, and terminologies
      • Challenge handler
      • Authenticator
      • The login module
      • Authentication realms
      • Security test
    • Examining generated realms, security test, and login modules
      • Generating realms
      • Generating login modules
      • Generating security tests
    • Creating adapter-based authentication
      • Client side – adapter authentication components
      • Challenge handler in Worklight
    • Form-based authentication
      • Security realm
      • The login module
      • Security test
      • Challenge handler
    • Custom authentication
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Advanced Features of IBM Worklight
    • Push notification
      • Device and platforms support
      • Worklight push notification concepts and terminology
    • WL client API
      • WL.BusyIndicator
      • WL.Logger
      • WL.SimpleDialog
    • Cordova plugins
    • Encrypted Offline Cache
    • Storage JSONStore
    • Summary

Muhammad Saifuddin

Muhammad Saif Uddin has diverse experience in mobile, software, and web development. For the past few years, he has been exploring new mobile development environments to make mobile app development easy in the future. He has exposure to most of the development technologies that exist but is mainly focused on Android and iOS mobile development. He has successfully designed over 30 mobile apps, which are distributed on iTunes and App Store—AMEX Mobile and Bayt Mobile are two of these apps. He is also IBM Worklight Certified, and besides his remarkable knowledge of the mobile world, he has introduced many enterprise and web applications with Responsive Web Design. He blogs at and writes articles and tutorials on different technologies that include Android, Worklight, and Java. He lives in Karachi, Pakistan, with his wife and family.

Talha Haroon

Talha Haroon initially started working in the HRM and CRM fields as his main areas of focus, but later on in his career path, he dedicatedly moved to MobileFirst. If we glance at his specialities, then it would become apparent that he has proficient expertise in ERP's development and customization as well as mobile hybrid development. He is also IBM Worklight Certified and has deployed and developed many enterprise and mobile applications in which AMEX Mobile app and are the most highlighted and his biggest products. Moreover, he has introduced some futuristic business processes that will assist retail businesses to grow by themselves.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Explore the different components of IBM WorkLight
  • Install and set up the Worklight development environment to manage the application life cycle
  • Use adapters to integrate client applications with back-end data services.
  • Add the Android environment to a Worklight application
  • Develop your own authentication to obtain efficient security in your developed application.
  • Enhance your mobile app development skills with Worklight’s best practices

In Detail

IBM Worklight helps you extend your business to mobile devices. It is designed to provide an open, comprehensive platform to build, run, and manage HTML5, hybrid, and native mobile apps. IBM Worklight can help you reduce both app development and maintenance costs, improve time-to-market, and enhance mobile app governance and security. The best part of IBM Worklight is that it contains numerous built-in modules used for Mobile Development to extend the functionalities to facilitate users.

This book will help you understand the development of Enterprise Mobile applications by introducing you to IBM Worklight and helping you create your own mobile applications. By the time you are half-way down through the book, you will gain a clear understanding of mobile application Development development with a high level architecture. By the end of the book, you will have knowledge of the best practices for Mobile Application Development using IBM Worklight and this will help you to build an IBM Worklight mobile app from scratch.

The book covers the most efficient practices of utilization and will assist you in developing Mobile applications in a very short time. You will then learn about advanced level development, for example, WorkLight security mechanisms, customizations, and data handling. In conclusion, you will be guided through the advanced features of IBM Worklight, which will help you modernize your mobile application to its best potential.


This book will guide you through the process of building an application and customizing it with the help of lucid instructions on development, configuration, and administration with a practical, step-by-step approach.

Who this book is for

If you are a developer who wants to create mobile applications quickly, this is the book for you. Some basic knowledge about of web technologies and client -side languages such as JavaScript, CSS and HTML will serve you well.

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