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IBM Worklight development lifecycle

Client artifacts Mobile binary files for deployment on a mobile devices. Examples inlcude Android apk and iPhone ipa files.
.wlapp files Server-side Worklight application metadata and web resources.
.adapter file Server-side code to, for example, retrieve data from a remote database. Accessed by Worklight apps using an invocation API.
Customization WAR file Deployed on each Worklight server. Contains security profiles, database connectivity, and server hostname. Used by .wlapp and .adapter files.

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