Cloud Challenge by Chris Murphy

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Five projects show the many use cases for cloud platforms.

For Debra Lilley, the time feels right to stop thinking about building something with a cloud development platform, and start doing it. So what else to do but sign up for an event challenging teams to build a cloud-based project in a single day?

“The best way to learn something is to dig in and have a go,” says Lilley, an Oracle ACE Director and vice president at systems integration firm Certus Solutions.

That attitude explains why Lilley joined not one but two teams taking part in the OTN Developer Cloud Challenge, held outside of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in early June 2016, as part of the AMIS Oracle Conference in the Netherlands. One of Lilley’s teams used Oracle Cloud Platform tools to craft an app for sharing flight and lodging details with your travel companions to an event such as this cloud challenge. The other worked on refining an extension to Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud for managing the HR policy for bringing complaints against senior staffers.

Events such as the Amsterdam cloud challenge help systems integrators get hands-on with the tools and projects they’re increasingly going to use in their work with customers. Here are five projects from the challenge, with insights from the Oracle ACE Directors leading the projects on what they’re learning about cloud platforms.

Continuous Innovation

Project: A mobile app that lets you share travel plans with colleagues, so you can book at the same hotel or share a cab if you’re attending the same conference. Read the complete article here.

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Startups: Your Oracle PaaS4SaaS Cloud Pivot Enabler is Here By Ultan O’Broin

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Oracle Applications User Experience Senior Director Ultan O’Broin (@ultan) keeps his finger on the pulse of the startup scene in EMEA with an eye to enabling that community with the OAUX outreach machine. Here he talks about user experience (UX) enablement that’s on offer to startups to accelerate their SaaS and PaaS opportunities.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Pivot

Pivoting: That realization that a permanent income is preferable to remaining just a fascination.

After over two decades of experience in the tech industry, half of it in the Valley, I still find it hard to predict what’s going to go down on any given day. Even if things go slightly pear-shaped, I rarely don’t have a #lovemyjob day. Having a sense of humor always helps . . . .

Dogpatch Labs tech co-working space, Dublin. As good a community of happening startups as anywhere in Silicon Valley (Image: Ultan O’Broin).

This is probably why HBO’s Silicon Valley is favorite viewing of mine. I can relate to it: Not only does it resonate with my experience, it goes past the tech jargon and cuts close to the bone with those #ouch moments.

In the first season of Silicon Valley, there’s the famous TechCrunch Disrupt scene where Pied Piper‘s business development head Jared Dunn responds to a "life giving you lemons" moment by advising the crew that their startup needs to “pivot” and pitch their middle-out compression solution in a different direction. Pivoting is about being adaptable and finding a good fit with the market. Read the complete article here.

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SaaS with Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service – Simplified PaaS for SaaS by Shay Shmeltzer

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One of the focus area for us when developing the new Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service (ABCS) was to create a tool that would make it very simple to enrich Oracle SaaS applications.

This integration is a key part of Oracle’s PaaS for SaaS offering – where we have unique capabilities in our Platform as a Service offering for our Software as a Service customers.

With ABCS it is very easy to pick up objects from Oracle SaaS (through the built in service catalog) and then design new web and mobile interfaces that show data from those.

In addition you can then add your own custom fields and related objects with additional data you want to track.

Once your application is complete – you can then either run it as a stand-alone app, or embed it into an Oracle SaaS interface.

I wrote two blogs and recorded two videos that show you the basics. Read the complete article here.

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Sending Dynamic HTML-based Emails for SOA and BPM Projects by Mark Peterson

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Sending email notifications in Oracle BPEL or BPM projects can turn into a major effort if you are not using ADF–and sometimes even if you are using ADF. If you use ADF, you can leverage features such as HTML editors and actionable emails. But in many situations you may need a stand-alone email formatting solution that doesn’t involve ADF, that can produce a simple HTML-based email, and that doesn’t need to be actionable. You will find that that simple SOA-based approach helps you implement your requirements efficiently and effectively.

This approach

  • Integrates with BPM and BPEL
  • Is HTML-based and can contain dynamic information from a database
  • Leverages BPEL and BPM direct assignments and role-based assignments
  • Includes a template selector, for sending different types of emails
  • Handles attachments
  • Intercepts and redirects emails for testing purposes

A detailed description of this email notification system is described below. Upon request we would be happy to provide the actual project code describe here.

Input XML

This is a sample of the input XML. Notice the data includes

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BPM 12c Migration – A Deep Dive into a Simple 10g Process Migration by Aaron Dolan

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Since Oracle BPM 12c was released this summer, many of our legacy BPM 10g customers have begun to ask what to expect from the migration path.  As my colleague Suyash Khot discussed in his article Oracle BPM 12c Migration – A Hand of Friendship to Oracle BPM 10g, Oracle has luckily given us a migration utility to kick-start the process of moving code from Oracle BPM 10g to Oracle BPM 12c.  While this utility is incredibly valuable and indeed very easy to use, it is well worth discussing the advantages and challenges this conversion presents us with.

This is the first in a series of articles where I’ll explore how various 10g coding patterns are translated into 12c and how we might overcome some of the issues this presents us with.  While in many cases the conversion is clean and maintenance-free, in other cases there is work to be done and issues to be on the lookout for.

In preparation for this article, I created a very simple, happy path Order Entry process in Oracle BPM 10g:   

You’ll notice that this consists of the “Place Customer Order” Global Creation Activity that calls the “PlaceCustomerOrderSF” screenflow: Read the complete article here.

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Human Workflow: Working with Collections and Repeating Stages by Fusion Applied

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In this video you will learn how to work with collections and repeating stages in a Human Task. This is an excerpt from one of our self paced courses. Watch the video here.

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Adaptive Case Management Methodology published in Best Practices for Knowledge Workers (digital edition)

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Working on an Adaptive Case Management (ACM) opportunity? Read the ACM Methodology published in the Best Practices for Knowledge Workers (Digital edition) book.

BPM-based solutions have brought major advances to work organization and automation. However, given BPM’s strong basis on formal workflow definition, oftentimes BPM solutions are not well suited for work scenarios where a precise workflow cannot be strictly defined. Work in such scenarios is highly dependent on knowledge-based decisions about activities and outcomes, leading to multiple work paths and business rules that can become quite complex or even unfeasible to model and completely automate. In these cases, a different technology support approach is required. The focus is not to isolate and automate decisions and rules, but rather to deliver opportunistic information support to the knowledge worker to accomplish them. Adaptive Case Management (ACM) rises as a successful design pattern for this. Get the eBook here.

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Real estate valuation using Process Cloud Service by Stefan Woermcke

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Real estate valuation using Oracle Process Cloud Service by

End to end process flow demonstrating how to use the pre built property evaluation process running on Oracle Process Cloud Service. Watch the video here

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Process Cloud Service Connectors (Part 1 of 2): Web Service Connector by Antonis Antoniou

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Oracle Process Cloud Service applications can communicate and exchange data with external applications that are exposed as either REST or Web Services.
In this first part of a two part series on connectors we will explore the Web Service Connector in Oracle Process Cloud Service to exchange data with an external application using the SOAP protocol.
To create a Web Service (SOAP) connection in Oracle Process Cloud Service, you need the following information:

  • WSDL file (upload from file or remove via URL)
  • The WSDL file should include a port type and a callback port type
  • If the service you are trying to invoke is secure, then you will need the username and password required to access the service

So let’s see how you can create a Web Service Connector in Oracle Process Cloud Service. The scenario will be quite simple.

We will have a process that will invoke a publicly available web service, GeoIPService to lookup countries by IP address. The process will start with a form pattern, where the user will type in the IP address. The process will then invoke the GeoIPService, passing it the IP address typed in by the user and using a second human task, it will display the country where that IP address is.

First thing that we will do is to create a new application in Oracle Process Cloud Service. I’ve named it "Web Service Connector Demo App" and created a new space (aantoniou) to file this new application under. Read the complete article here.

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Process, Integration & API Partner Summit! April 25th–27th Oracle HQ

APRIL 2017

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Topics: Cloud Integration, Product Roadmaps, Partner Feedback, Q&A.
Target Group: Oracle Process, Integration & API Partners with Oracle iPaaS opportunities.

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· Oracle iPaaS for Cloud and Hybrid Integration

· Rich Connectivity with Cutting Edge SaaS and On-Prem Adapters

· Microservices Role in an Integration world?

· Bringing SOA to the Cloud

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· Automation with Process

· Integration & Streaming Analytics

· Oracle Self-Service Integration Cloud Service “SSI” that’s NEW!

· Extreme File Handling

· Digital Process Apps Made Simple

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