Additional new content SOA & BPM Partner Community

· SOA Suite 12c: Topology Suggestions

· Customizing Oracle MFT File Rename Java Callout

· New SOA 12c courseOracle University

· Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Service Bus

· WS-BPEL 2.0 Beginner’s Guide by Matjaz B. Juric & Denis Weerasiri

· MFT: SOA integration by Nicolas Fonnegra

· SOA Suite 12c Developer Productivity Enhancements – One-click Install by Rick Cromer

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RELEASE 9 PAGE User Experience Highlights

 

clip_image002The Usable Apps website now contains a location for externally facing Release 9 material. You’ll find links to product-specific blog posts, demos, and recordings. (These recordings are for Oracle employees and Oracle partners. Customers do not have access unless otherwise noted.)
If your focus is the Oracle HCM Cloud, watch “Oracle HCM: Manage and Retain Your Key Talent” and watch the simplified UI get the spotlight in this story about the user experience of Ted, a rising star in a global architecture company. See how he can easily understand his individual goals and performance and drive his development in a review with his manager.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY (AKA GADGET) NEWS: Head to The AppsLab blog if you’re interested in emerging technology that our team is researching as we build the next evolution of the Oracle user experience. There’s a new post on the Android Wear watch and another recent one on Automatic, a gadget that purports to make you a better driver.
Over on the Voice of User Experience (VoX) blog, we’ve given a recent Storify post on the Internet of Things some extra fresh air. Read it to learn how the Internet of Things is influencing Oracle’s user experience strategy.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Have you seen where the Oracle user experience is heading? If you didn’t get to attend one of our recent events in San Francisco or London or if you can’t come to Oracle Headquarters to tour the new Cloud UX lab (and even if you can), check out our new e-book on the Oracle user experience strategy. You can also watch Thomas Kurian, President of Oracle, explain why user experience is pivotal to customer experience in this recent video.

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PaaS4SaaS UX Enablement with Certus Solutions: Valid Business Proposition by Ultan O’Broin

 

clip_image002Oracle’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a huge opportunity for Oracle partners. Using PaaS4SaaS  for extending the Oracle Applications Cloud and building simplified UI solutions are powerful differentiators combined. Add in user experience (UX), and it’s a competitive must-have move for business. The Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) communications and outreach team has been on the road enabling partners to make this competitive potential real.

Our first PaaS4SaaS enablement in 2015 was a three-day, hands-on design and development event with Certus Solutions, which was held at the Oracle London City office in the UK.

An awesome range of UX and technology skills from OAUX and partners was brought to bear on realizing a Cloud solution with attendees self-organizing and working seamlessly together in small agile teams.

All the stakeholders. Certus Solutions, eProseed and OAUX developers and designers collaborate. (L-R) Caroline Moloney (Certus Solutions), Lancy Silveira (OAUX), Mascha van Oosterhout (eProseed), and Julian Orr (OAUX). In the background are Debra Lilley (Certus Solutions) and Amit Kumar Bhowmick (OAUX).

Certus Solutions has partnered with eProseed to accelerate its PaaS offerings for extending the Oracle HCM Cloud and Oracle ERP Cloud, and participants from both companies were at the event*. Facilitated by the OAUX design and development chops, this powerhouse of a team wireframed a great business solution for the Oracle Applications Cloud, built it using the simplified UI RDK, and deployed the result using the Oracle Java Cloud Service SaaS-Extension (JCS-SX) PaaS offering. Read the complete article here.

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Changes in JDeveloper 12c BPM simulations by Patrick Sinke

 

While creating a BPM project simulation in the JDeveloper 12c IDE, I noticed some differences in behavior as opposed to 11g. Although the functionality is mostly unchanged, the UI is different. Most of them are more intuitive, but you might want to check them out and save some time.

  1. Simulations are not always listed by default in the BPM project navigator. You can add them by right-clicking on the project, select New … | From Gallery …. , and search for Simulation. You’ll find both the BPMN Process Model Simulation and the BPM Project Simulation Definition there. When you add them, they are added to the Project tree (Project | BPM | Simulations).
  2. Activity based parameters for Simulation Models used to be in a separate tab (Flow nodes). Now, the BPMN Process is displayed in the Simulation Model pane. When selecting an activity, the parameters like resources, cost per hour and duration are in the lower pane. Read the complete article here.

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Invoking REST Service from Oracle ACM Java Activity by Andrejus Baranovskis

 

clip_image002In this post I will show you, how to call REST service from ACM Java activity class method. This could be useful in the situations, when you would like to have programmatic ACM activity integrated with REST service data. We could access ACM payload data from within the method overriden in the class implementing Case Activity Callback.

ACM activity implemented on top of Java class, contains the same properties and configuration as the regular one. You could define input/output data, execution properties, etc.:

Here is the Java code to invoke REST service from the Java class implementing ACM activity. I’m giving an example to parse ACM payload and access Last Name attribute. REST service is invoked through a library packaged with FMW 12c: Read the complete article here.

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BPM 12c Advanced Error Handling and Recovery – Part 1 by Antonis Antoniou

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The ability to handle exceptions and recover from errors is fundamental to implementing reliable and robust business processes and enterprise systems.

There might be cases, though, when an unexpected problem occurs during the runtime lifecycle of a process that will cause your process to fail. This could be the result of a connectivity loss, a failure in a database connection, a selection failure, or a failure during an invoke activity. These types of errors, referred to as systems errors, arise directly from the underlying software or hardware infrastructure where the BPMN Service Engine is running.

There might be cases when business faults occur. These are application-specific faults that are generated when there is a problem with the information being processed (e.g., a stock control and inventory service throwing an error when a stock item is not found). Business faults are a more “controlled” fault type since you are aware of its plausible appearance; it can occur only if your application executes a THROW activity or your invoke activity receives a fault message response.

However, despite their essentialness, error handling and recovery are often overlooked in Business Process Management (BPM) projects. Analysts tend to model exception handling (mostly system or rare business faults) in the BPMN, making process design very complex, and very difficult to read and follow—resulting in skyrocketing maintenance efforts.

The new release of Oracle BPM Suite 12c introduced some really nice new error handling and recovery features. And even though I am tempted to just put on my developer’s hat, I cannot ignore the importance of the fundamental improvements Oracle has made in error recovery, from an operations and management perspective.

This two-part article will compare the differences in fault handling options between 11g and 12c and will explore the new error handling and recovery features introduced in Oracle BPM 12c from both a developer’s angle (part 1) and an administrator’s perspective (part 2).

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Force Commit After Execution

One of the new developer-oriented error handling and recovery features in Oracle BPM 12c is the “Force commit after execution” option (see Figure 1, below). This option configures activities, events and gateways to explicitly force BPM runtime to add a checkpoint in the dehydration store, committing the state of the BPM instance after their execution.

This important new feature lets developers explicitly force dehydration during process execution to avoid re-executing non-idempotent activities in case an error forces the transaction to be rolled back.

Let’s take, for example, the loan initiation process. A customer requests a loan and the system exports the loan application into an xml file before persisting the loan application data into an operational database (see Figure 2). Read the complete article here.

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Sneak Preview of Oracle Process Cloud Service by Mala Ramakrishnan

 

clip_image002The secret is out – all of us here are heads down working on BPM as a PaaS. You may have already visited us at cloud.oracle.com/process and like most BPM enthusiasts, perhaps you can barely wait to get your hands on the service and see how you can automate your turnkey business processes in a snap. A BPM PaaS solution, where all the maintenance and infrastructure is taken care of for you, allowing a true decoupling between IT and Business. Finally, a full blown BPM solution on the cloud, for end-to-end lifecycle management of your business processes. Now you can hit the ground running with your BPM – translating to faster time to market, lowered total cost of ownership and quicker return on your investment.

If you are now eager to find out more – you can watch this video below on the Oracle Process Cloud Service offering Rapid Business Process Automation in the Cloud. This was part of our Cloud Online Forum, now available for you to view directly and get a preview of Oracle Process Cloud Service. Enjoy, and keep your ear to the ground on the actual launch of Oracle Process Cloud Service.

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SOA & BPM Community Newsletter July 2015

With Platform as a Service (PaaS) partners become even more important to Oracle. Discover new consulting service business opportunities in the Cloud by utilizing PaaS. Therefore the Oracle Fusion Middleware sales kits are available at our Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required). Please make sure that you send the cheat sheets to your sales team and develop cloud consulting service offerings for Hybrid Integration and Hybrid Process. Part of sales kits are also free PaaS demo accounts here. We highly encourage you to get a free GSE demo systems account NOW! To learn more about our sales plays watch the June edition of the Community webcast here on-demand and register for our webcast July 28th 2015 here.. When developing your cloud service offerings take financing and alternative cloud models into consideration.

In case you missed the Oracle PaaS launch with Larry Ellison and Thomas Kurian the on-demand video is available here. Thanks for the nice launch summaries from Lucas and Leon. Thanks to all the excellent cloud articles from the community, the latest ones include The Top Five Roadblocks, Opinion on ICS, Oracle Cloud: ICS, An Introduction to ICS.

SOA Suite 12c Specialization is available including the SOA Suite 12c Implementation exam. Looking forward to celebrate the first SOA 12c Specialized companies at our OOW Community reception. In case you will not make it to San Francisco visit the Dutch SOA & BPM User Group event or meet the ACEs at their Nordic Tour. From your laptop you can access the free Virtual Technology Summit July 14th 2015.

Thanks to the community for sharing all the SOA articles: Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c – What you need to know & Continuous Delivery for Oracle SOA and BPM & Patching your JDeveloper 12.1.3 with SOA Bundle Patch & Inline Subprocesses in SOA Suite 12c & Configuring a Compact Domain& 5 Best practices for SoapUI Pro & How to customize your OSB 12c pipeline templates & RightNow adapter & Why does DB-adapter return duplicate rows? & OSB Transport for Apache Kafka & MTOM using SoapUI and OSB & SOA Suite 12c monitoring & Create a SOA Application in JDeveloper 12c Using Maven & Setting Up Your Raspberry Pi for Iot & FlexDeploy 2.1 Released.

In the BPM Section we published additional information about Process Cloud Service. Hybrid Processes are key for our joint customers. You can start with a small initial process in PCS. The same process can be deployed on BPM Suite running on Java Cloud or a private cloud on-premises. With this model the initial customer investment is significant lower, a great way to win new customers! Don’t miss to showcase also our new mobile apps for iOS and Android. For more reasons why you should consider PCS please read Kris article.

Thanks to the community for sharing all the BPM articles: Rapid Process Automation on the Cloud & PCS – Applications & Financial Services Sector Demands Investment in BPM & Oracle and ACM & How to withdraw tasks and handle them in BPM & Video – How to import a Visio model & Introduction to BPM 12c Verbal Rules & BPM 12c SKIP / BACK Exception Handling & Groovy Time! How to use XML dateTime & BPM Integration Days 2015.

In our last section Architecture & AppAdvantage it is all about user experience from the UK Team, read their latest post here.

See you in Lisbon Jürgen Kress

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Hybrid Integration and Hybrid Process Sales Kits – Discover new consulting service opportunities in the cloud

With cloud computing and PaaS in specific, partners become even more important. To discover new consulting opportunities we made our sales kits available for you as a partner!

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  • Sales play presentation
  • Ppt customer presentation
  • Cheat sheet
  • Solution video
  • Demo accounts
  • Marketing kits

To get the sales kits please SOA Sales page and the BPM Sales page.

Call to action

  • Get the sales kits and forward them to your sales team
  • Develop a consulting service offerings for Oracle PaaS
  • Print the 1 page sales cheat sheets (from the sales play presentation) and put them in the valet of your sales people (add your consulting service offering)
  • Get a free demo instance of our PaaS Services

To access the above links SOA Community membership is required.

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Free Oracle demo systems for SOA Suite 12c, BPM Suite 12c, Weblogic 12c! Get the details in our Community Webcast tomorrow July 28th 2015

We offer free Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c demo systems for Oracle Partners. Popular demos include SOA Suite 12c, BPM Suite 12c, WebLogic 12c. Want to know how to access them? Make sure you attend our clip_image001 SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast – July 28th 2015

In this webcast we present you all details about the GSE demo systems. How to get an account, schedule and start a demo. Attend our July edition of the SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast live on July 28th 2015 16:00 CET.

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