I currently have a RIA (Rich Internet App) developed with Microsoft's Silverlight and their WCFRIA backend that provides forms based authentication, authorization and automates the generation of OData/REST API for my database. I'm upset because I just discovered this is not supported by Windows Phone!
So I might as well abandon the WCFRIA back end and accommodate both Windows Phone and Android with a new java back end. I've looked into Spring/Hiberate and Spring Roo and I cannot find any features like Microsoft's WCFRIA or WCF Data Services where they automate the generation of the OData/REST API based on the tables and fields in your database.
Can you recommend a framework for java (or groovy) that will help me implement Forms Based Authentication and Authorization and automate the generation of a REST style (preferably OData style) API for my database?
I'm new to Android programming. I need to implement a user interface similar to that of a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. I have more cells (labels and edit boxes) than can fit on the phone at one time, however. Microsoft Visual Studio has a template for generating phone apps that consume multiple panels (or pages) on the phone so that you can swipe forward and backwards (like an ereader for a PDF document). Is there something similar for Android developers? What do you recommend for creating this kind of UI? Are there alternatives to hand coding a GridBag in Swing? I hope so!