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As per the official Pi Network

Pi is a new cryptocurrency for and by everyday people that you can “mine” (or earn) from your phone. Read less

Cryptocurrencies are new form of digital money that are maintained and secured by a community, instead of by governments or banks. Today, you can mine (or earn) Pi by helping to secure the currency and by growing Pi’s trusted network. While most cryptocurrencies (like Bitcoin) have been very hard for everyday people to use and access, Pi puts the power of cryptocurrency into the palm of your hand.

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This is going to be a very short post but worth reading. By default VBCS logging level is set to INFO which means everything gets printed in the browser console…

It is super easy to connect your VBCS interfaces with any REST service. However, it can be tricky to create a REST service connection for BATCH operations. The reason is that there is no specific resource end point for batch services. They look like below

As there is no resource end point name and VBCS will require that so you won’t be able to create it in a straight-forward manner. So, here is how do to do it.

  1. Go to service area and click add a new REST service connection
  2. Add a new server as shown below (url and…

Oracle announced awesome free cloud tier at OOW19 and it comes with free DB and node server for personal projects. Best thing is: it’s free for life. Here, are the steps to build and deploy a simple node app into a docker container and host it on Oracle Cloud.

First step is to be able to run a dockerized simple webapp on your local machine and then move it to Oracle Cloud VM.

Create a Dockerized image on local machine

  • Download and install docker for Mac (in my case)
  • Create a simple node app. I created a helloworld app by copy pasting from here
  • Following above document…

Oracle at OOW 19 announced a free cloud tier for everyone which is free for life. It comes with free VM and free DB of 20GB. For first timers, it could be a little painful to figure out how to do a simple job to create and connect to Oracle Cloud Database using SQL developer. Here are the steps:

  • Sign up for Oracle Cloud Free Tier here
  • On the dashboard click on “Create a database”
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  • Change Display Name, Database Name and select options serverless and transaction processing.
  • Provide admin username and credentials
  • Create autonomous database. …

VBCS can be used for building webapps as well as hybrid mobile apps like ionic, or flutter platform. To be able to test an app on an android device below steps would be required assuming you already have a mobile app built using VBCS

  1. Click on mobile app root project and select settings tab as shown below.
  2. Go to Build Configurations tab
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3. Click new configuration and select android

Vivek Kumar (Vik)

An Engineering, Group Manager at Oracle Corporation with 13 years of industry experience. Key interests: chat bots, ionic, angular, PWA

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