ics18by Robert van Mölken published in SOA Magazine V

Oracle released some more Cloud offerings and in this article we introduce the Integration Cloud Service. This cloud service lets your organization create integrations between cloud applications, but also between cloud and on premise applications. Create connections to well-known and less known SaaS applications using a bunch of cloud adapters, publish or subscribe to the Messaging Cloud Service, or use industry standards like SOAP & REST. The available set of cloud adapters will certainly grow in the future when the marketplace is fully up-and-running.

Why should organizations consider the Cloud?
Let's get started with the key benefits and features before diving into them more detailed. Why should organizations consider the Cloud?

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jcs3by Simon Haslam published in SOA Magazine V

There's no doubt that "the cloud" is coming, even in the relatively conservative world of mission-critical Oracle platforms.

At the end of 2012 I took a trial of what was then "Java (or WebLogic) as a Service" (now known as "SaaS Extension"). Back then I wasn't hugely impressed - yes, I could deploy a simple web app, but the WebLogic environment was very heavily constrained and almost entirely hidden from the administrator - no WebLogic console, no WLST, minimal logs. As a result as soon as I tried to deploy something non-trivial, in this case Apache Roller (the software running this blog), I ran into all sorts of class white-list issues and with little debug information so I quickly gave up in despair!

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mircoservice1by Luis Weir published in SOA Magazine V

In this article I will talk about my first conclusions and my point of view regarding Microservice Architectures. As there is still quite a lot of confusion and debate out there on this topic, I will try to describe with my own words what Microservice Architecture is, how does it differ from typical Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and what design principles and practices governs it.
What is a Microservice Architecture?
In the article written by Fowler and Lewis, Microservice Architecture is described as following:

Microservice architectural style is an approach to developing a single application as a suite of small services, each running in its own process and communicating with lightweight mechanisms, often an HTTP resource API. These services are built around business capabilities and independently deployable by fully automated deployment machinery. There is a bare minimum of centralized management of these services, which may be written in different programming languages and use different data storage technologies

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soamyth5by Roland Carrasco and Arturo Viveros published in SOA Magazine V

Introduction

So, do you work with Oracle SOA Suite?, that’s great because we also do, every single day since a long time ago. As Oracle professionals, we’ve seen the SOA stack grow, change, incorporating new products and technology with each version, from 10g to 12c.

We’re Rolando Carrasco (Oracle ACE) and Arturo Viveros (Oracle ACE Associate), the SOA Myth Busters from Mexico, and as we go with this series we will put to the test a number of questions, myths and urban legends regarding both SOA & the Oracle SOA Platform in seek of finding out which myths are true and which are not.

SOA & Web Service Technology

It’s a secret to nobody that Service Oriented Architecture and Web Services go hand by hand. However, the relationship between these two is very often and very awfully misunderstood. Thus, there are plenty of myths and misconceptions surrounding this particular topic, which we will attempt to tackle and clarify within this episode.

 

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mobilehacking26by Lucas Jellema published in SOA Magazine V

Preparation for Live Mobile Hacking with an OFM 12c red stack

On March 4th, I am to present – together with ADF and Mobile Application Framework expert Luc Bors – a live development demo session at the EMEA Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Forum in Budapest, Hungary. Luc and I are in the middle of our preparations for this event. And I thought perhaps it would be nice to share some of the background for this session.

It all started in the Fall as Jürgen Kress, responsible at Oracle for Fusion Middleware Partner Adoption EMEA, sent out a call for papers for the Forum, looking for proposals for presentations and other types of sessions. Luc and I prepared a proposal for a session where we would do live development (always appealing for the audience and somewhat nerve racking for the presenters) and show the development of a mobile app (using Oracle MAF) on top of a mobile back end (created using SOA Suite 12c and its REST capabilities). Luc and I have done similar sessions in the past. They can be a lot of fun – and be quite stressful because of all the things that can and typically will go wrong.

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pcs3by Léon Smiers and Jeroen van Essen published in SOA Magazine V

Oracle is accelerating the delivery of all of its Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions to gain market share in the cloud space. The Oracle Process Cloud Services (PCS), a Paas Solution, is one of the new services that is delivered now in controlled availability to a selected set of customers, and will be general available in the near future. With this service we are entering a new era for development and management of processes with Oracle technology. The cloud based delivery and management model of the processes is aimed at simplification and improvement of time-to-market. 

PCS builds on top of the already existing Oracle BPM technology. The delivery of functionality towards the cloud will be gradually extended in the coming releases. We see this product as a potential game-changer in the market, because of the simplicity and possible mash-up scenarios with other Oracle PaaS offerings and on-premise applications.

In this article we will have a quick glance at what the Process Cloud offers, look at typical use cases and see the look-and-feel of development.

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mythbuster1by Rollando Carrasco and Arturo Viveros published in SOA Magazine IV

Introduction

So, do you work with Oracle SOA Suite?, that’s great because we also do, every single day since a long time ago. As Oracle professionals, we’ve seen the SOA stack grow, change, incorporating new products and technology with each version, from 10g to 12c.

We’re Rolando Carrasco (Oracle ACE) and Arturo Viveros (Oracle ACE Associate), the SOA Myth Busters from Mexico, and as we go with this series we will put to the test a number of questions, myths and urban legends regarding both SOA & the Oracle SOA Platform in seek of finding out which myths are true and which are not.

BPEL vs OSB

In this episode, we will dive into one of the hottest arguments Oracle SOA Practitioners have been sustaining over the years: BPEL against Service Bus. Can and should they work together? Is one of them better than the other? Are there any well-founded guidelines that I can rely on in order to decide between them? And what about SOA Suite 12c? Around this subject there seem to be plenty of myths, misunderstandings and misconceptions, so let’s get it on and uncover as much of the truth as possible.

Let’s get started

First and foremost, the two things we are comparing are pretty much standards before products.

BPEL – Business Process Execution Language. It’s a standard for services orchestration, delivered and maintained by OASIS. It became popular in the early 2000s. Many software companies, like IBM, Oracle, have been actively working on the improvement of the standard. Many software companies offer products that support this standard. For example: Oracle BPEL PM.

 

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soab2b1by Bruno Neves Alves published in SOA Magazine IV

Introduction

Stop. Think. Ok…, in the meanwhile 2 seconds has passed and 250 messages more were processed by a mission critical hub built with Oracle B2B and SOA Suite which connects thousands of trading partners and processes millions of messages per day, handling 40% of Global Air cargo Traffic.

In this article, you will find described high availability solution architecture, covering B2B and core SOA Suite components as BPEL, along with Business Rules, Mediator and BAM integration, as well as lessons learned in conducting such complex and mission-critical project starting from a set of legacy applications.

Imagine now how many messages were processed when you finish reading it.

Mission and scope

The mission was to build a high available and performant message hub between different intervenients in the air cargo industry integrating 15 thousand trading partners exchanging 3 Billion messages every year and execute complex document validation, multi-factor identification, correlation and batching, dynamic routing, transformations and monitoring.

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ADF1by Pedro Gabriel & Diogo Henriques & Danilo Manmohanlal & published in SOA Magazine IV

Abstract

Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM) is a leading business innovation platform that enables enterprises to create and run agile intelligent business applications while providing a wide range of features. These allow operational efficiency and agility during process development time, in doing so organizations can reach process quality in a faster and improved way.

OFM platform includes a wide range of tools and technologies in order to satisfy different needs. In our case we have made use of two important technologies BPM, to streamline customers’ business processes, and ADF, that simplifies development by providing out-of-the-box infrastructure services and visual and declarative development experience.

In what concerns BPM technology, human tasks activities are an important player regarding efficiency and effectiveness since it enables to model an easy interaction with the end user in a BPM process.

The visual and declarative experience of ADF allows us to create these human tasks in two ways. The first approach is to use the out-of-the-box option to auto-generate the Human Task form. Secondly by manually creating UI pages as the number of human task forms designed.

 

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