SOA Suite 12c: The Coherence Adapter By Maarten Smeets

 

clip_image001Oracle SOA Suite 12c ships with a new technology adapter, the Oracle CoherenceAdapter. This adapter allows easy integration with a Coherence Data Grid (a distributed cache). The excellent post by Antony Reynolds provides the information required to setup your Coherence cache and get started with the adapter. In this blog post I will describe a pattern which can be used to use Coherence Data Grid as a cache for a database table (or view, or…). Also I did some performance measures on the Oracle quickstart JDeveloper installation with Integrated Weblogic server and an XE database with surprising results!

Important tips from Antony’s post:

  • Use one Coherence cache per object type. This allows clearing the entire cache and specifying specific behavior per object type.
  • Make sure the Coherence configuration file is available to every server in the cluster (shared storage). This is similar to a DbAdapter configuration plan.
  • Set the servicename in the outbound connectionFactory of the CoherenceAdapter to DistributedCache so it works in clusters and WLSExtendProxy to false unless you are using this feature.
  • In 11c you can use Coherence from within a SOA Suite Spring component or by enabling the OSB result cache. Both have disadvantages though. 12c provides the CoherenceAdapter as alternative. Read the complete article here.

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Five Tools for Debugging Oracle SOA Suite by Adam Mead

 

clip_image001Have you ever completed a software project and had nothing go wrong? Neither have I. Projects using Oracle’s SOA Suite are no different than Java projects and you will need to debug issues at some point.

Here are five tools for debugging issues on Oracle SOA Suite:

1. Flow Trace and Audit Trail

If you have an issue with a specific instance, or instances that follow a specific path, both the flow trace of the composite instance and audit trail of the component instances are extremely helpful. Flow traces and audit trails help you pinpoint a location to look in your code. You can look at the location of the error and step back through the flow trace and audit trail from that point to trace back to the cause of the issue.

In most production systems, the domain audit level will be set to Production so the system doesn’t write too many audit records. When the audit level is set to production, you won’t be able to see the payload in mediators or assignment activities – two places likely to have mistakes. The audit level can be changed on each composite individually, so if your domain audit level is set to Production, you can always temporarily change the audit level of your problem composite to Development to help troubleshoot an issue. However, changing the audit level will only have an effect on activities completed after the changes is made.

To change the audit level on a composite:

1. Navigate to Enterprise Manager in a browser

2. In the left panel expand SOA, then soa-infra, then the partition to which your project is deployed, then click on your composite

3. In the main panel, click on Settings… -> Composite Audit Level: Inherit -> Development Read the complete article here.

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Mobile Suite Service Bus REST and ADF BC SOAP by Andrejus Baranovskis

clip_image002One of the key parts of Oracle Mobile Suite 12c offering is Service Bus product. This is logical choice – Service Bus allows to transform complex SOAP Web Service data into simplified REST format, preferred by mobile client. I think it is essential to use Service Bus, when implementing enterprise mobile applications. It makes sense to learn how Oracle Service Bus works. I would recommend to start from Steven Davelaar excellent tutorial article, available here – Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Service Bus – Part 2.
I have created my own ADF BC application with SOAP WS – findEmployees method (filters by first and last name). Here you can download both applications – MobileServiceBusApp_v1.zip. Keep in mind, for some reason Service Bus server doesn’t start with JDEV 12c BPM Default Domain, it works only with JDEV 12c SOA Default Domain. Make sure to check, which JDEV you are using, you can check the list features installed: ADF BC SOAP service is implemented to support Master-Detail (Employee – Department Managed by Employee) structure: Read the complete article here.

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Podcast Show Notes: Microservices Roundtable by OTN

 

clip_image002Microservices. Big deal? No deal? For more than a year the conversation about microservices has been percolating — and on occasion boiling over. This new series of OTN ArchBeat Podcast programs jumps into that conversation with a panel of community members who have skin in game, and well-reasoned opinions on the potential impact microservices will have on enterprise IT.

Listen to the podcast here.

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Test-driven development using the Oracle SOA Suite by The Cattle Crew

 

clip_image001As in all software projects, quality assurance with thorough testing in integration projects is a key factor to success. Test-driven development focuses exactly on this aspect: unit and integration testing of integration elements must be done as soon as possible. The tests used in these phases must also be reproducible so that they can be run automatically in case of changes in the integration logic, thus guaranteeing that no unintended changes are made.

Oracle SOA/BPM Suite is a powerful tool suite for integration. This article shows how test-driven development can be done with the Oracle tooling. Integration elements built with Oracle SOA/BPM Suite are SCA composites made up of several components. Since mainly the integration layer is concerned, there is quite often heavy usage of external web services, database adapters, etc. The composites also usually have an inbound interface the invocation of which is the starting point of the integration logic.

As it can be seen from above, the key to testing SCA composites is to define an inbound message and assert the data found in various other messages during the integration logic. Some easy scenarios can instantly be identified. XSLT transformations within the composites can be unit-tested without the complete logic itself for example. Likewise, end2end testing is also easily done – at least for a web service interface – thus assuring at least that the result is what we expected. The problem is that for end2end testing, the correct functionality of back-end systems is a prerequisite. If the back-end functionality is developed parallel to the integration logic, end2end testing is far away from test-driven development. Read the complete article here.

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eProseed has accomplished it’s first go-live with SOA Suite 12c technology

clip_image001We are pleased to announce that eProseed has accomplished its first go-live with 12c technology working with CFL – The Luxembourgish National Railway Company.
With this implementation, CFL accomplished a high-reliable, agile and flexible integration platform across various heterogeneous application – existent in and off-premises – empowering CFL monitoring and control capabilities in addition to a faster customer on-boarding.
eProseed team’s expertise enhanced the new SOA Suite 12c capabilities enabling to deliver a short time-to-market solution based in standards and best practices that lays a solid foundation for future coming projects.
This first phase is cornerstone of a broader IT transformational project where CFL wants to put in place a full SOA platform capable of handling all the communications between its internal applications and their partners.
The synergies between the SOA 12c components, namely B2B and OSB products, are key for building a solid and flexible integration layer to implement a variety of interfaces that enable CFL to communicate easily and efficiently with all of their partners. Read the article here.

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Adaptive Case Management Awards 2015 by WfMC

 

clip_image002We’re proud to announce the opening of the Adaptive Case Management Global Excellence Awards 2013!
The ACM Awards are the ideal way to be recognized by the industry, to publicly acknowledge and recognize the efforts of your team and to inject passion in to your case management excellence.

Adaptive Case Management (ACM) and Production Case Management (PCM) are new technological approaches to supporting knowledge workers in today’s leading edge organizations. The practice of ACM is rapidly growing. To help people learn and adopt this approach, the Workflow Management Coalition has instituted the ACM Global Excellence Awards to gather and recognize some of the best examples. Do you have an interesting Use Case? Start by simply submitting an abstract for the opportunity to win an award and publication in a new book on ACM to be published in the Fall. Previous years’ winners have been published in there two books: Taming the Unpredictable and How Knowledge Workers Get Things Done.

Abstracts are due on Feb 18, and completed submission is due in April. You still have time to get global recognition for the work you have been doing. Finalists and winners are selected by a panel of 16 volunteer judges drawn from experts in this field, headed by an Advisory Panel comprising Tom Koulopoulos, Delphi Group, Hugh McKellar, KMWorld and Connie Moore, Forrester Research. Visit www.AdaptiveCaseManagement.org to find out more.

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Interview Simone Geib, Oracle Director of Product Management, during her visit @AMIS

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Simone Geib is responsible for the SOA Suite 12c release and visited AMIS to share her knowledge with AMIS, its customers and the AMIS SOA community. Lucas Jellema, CTO at AMIS, interviewed her during the AMIS community event. Watch the video here.

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Marketing Plan & Services from OPN

clip_image002Oracle’s Partner Network team offers a wide variety of free marketing services for your as a partner. Please make sure that you use them! Additional we offer complete campaign kits to run joint activities. Key services include:

Event Publishing Service – promote your events at oracle.com!

Reach new customers and build brand awareness by promoting your events using Oracle’s Partner Event Publishing Service. Qualified partners running live or virtual stand-alone events can publish to both Oracle.com/events and on Oracle’s internal facing events calendar.

This service is available to partners that have achieved at least one Specialization. To find out if your company is eligible for this service, please visit the Solutions Catalog to check your company’s achievements. Start to promote your event here.

Promote your solutions & services at our:

Advertise from Oracle Solutions Catalog

Advertise from Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Use Oracle Trademark for Google AdWords

Solutions Catalog – promote your services & offerings at oracle.com

Solutions Catalog is a marketing tool which allows Oracle partners to showcase their specializations, distribution rights, solutions, services, and other areas of expertise to customers worldwide. The mobile responsive site is used by customers, partners and Oracle employees to search for the partner or solution that meets their needs. Presence on the catalog is free of charge to OPN partners Silver level or higher.

  • Market your company to over 30K visitors per month, many of whom come from major search engines such as Google.
  • Showcase your achievements to customers, prospects, partners and Oracle sales reps worldwide.
  • Promote your offerings and solutions and reach new customers and prospects.

Solutions Catalog offers a robust account management area with enhanced profile creation capabilities and a streamlined publication process to make managing your profile simple.

Manage Your Profile Update Your Profile: Best Practices Guide

Cloud Market Place – promote your solutions & extensions!

Oracle Cloud Marketplace is an online store dedicated to marketing cloud business apps and professional services offered by Oracle partners. Partners can publish to a dedicated distribution channel to market innovative solutions directly to Oracle’s +400,000 worldwide customer base.

Guide: Oracle Cloud Marketplace – Market Your Apps & Services

Marketing Campaign material

At our SOA & BPM and WebLogic & ADF Partner Community Workspaces we host marketing campaign material for the EMEA OFM ACTon marketing campaigns. To become a community member please register at www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa. Marketing Kits include complete material like agenda, invite, confirmation, presentations, demos, feedback form, speakers, Rooms at Oracle conference centers….

For marketing material please visit:

SOA & BPM Partner Community Workspace

WebLogic & ADF Partner Community Workpace

Hosted Demo Systems at Oracle Cloud

Oracle Demonstration Services is a free service for Oracle Gold partners or above!

Allowing partners to leverage the competitive advantages of Oracle’s technology and applications products. Environments are offered for the purpose of delivering demonstrations and training on Oracle’s technology, applications, and cloud products. E.g. Demos include SOA 12c, BPM Suite 12c or Oracle Applications Integration and Mobile Integration. Some of the demos are also available for download as an virtual box image. If you have already been approved, please proceed to Access Oracle Demonstration Services. If you like to request access please visit Demonstration Services

Additional Marketing Resources

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RightNow & JDEdwards Integration Demo by SOA Suite 12c including mobile app – hosted at Oracle

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To get access to the Oracle demo system please visit first OPN (OPN account required)

Oracle GSE account members with interest in Tech, FMW, JDEdwards or Service Cloud; +GSE +PDIT DSS

Customers today constantly engage with companies across multiple channels. Companies need to be able to engage, sell to, and service customers across all channels: the web, in a store, over the phone, via a mobile device or through social channels. Customers desire a simple, secure and consistent experience, whether it is a bank they are interacting with, or a retail store they are ordering a product from, or a service and maintenance request they are creating.

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The demo illustrates how to

  • Leverage common development technologies to enable compatibility and re-usability across multiple channels
  • Access information and applications intuitively and securely through self-service portals for customers, employees and partners
  • Automate and manage cross enterprise business process shared services across multiple channels

Showcase

  • Mobile & Identity Management: MAF 2.0, OAM Mobile and Social, OAG, OID
  • Integration:  Pre-built integrations RightNow, JDEdwards
  • Infrastructure: SOA 12c, Oracle Service Bus, WebCenter Portal

Call to Action

For questions/feedback please contact petraas.bhathena@oracle.com or anand.prasad@oracle.com in GSE.

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