Promoting Your Code by Antony Reynolds


A few years ago my wife and I were honored to be invited to our friends promotion ceremony. By hard work, dedication and outstanding leadership he was promoted to a full Colonel in the US Air Force. Fortunately when promoting integrations between environments it is a lot less work.


We usually have multiple environments for our code. Some possible environments are listed below:

  • Development for building integrations.
  • Test for testing integrations.
  • Production for running integrations.

Other possible environment might include

  • QA for final acceptance testing
  • Load Test for performance testing.

Promotion Requirements

When promoting code between environments some key features are worth bearing in mind.

  • Same code should be deployed to production that was tested – no changes.
    • This is important because we want to deploy to production what we tested in development and test/qa.
  • Configuration data should be separate from code – each environment will have its own unique endpoints.
    • This is important because we don’t want to accidentally store production data in test or development systems.

OIC Features to Support Code Promotion

OIC allows individual integrations to be exported. Each integration includes dependent artifacts such as lookup tables, JavaScript libraries and connection types. Note that it does not include connection endpoints or credentials as these will vary between systems. To simplify deployment multiple integrations can be bundled into a package. Read the complete article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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