Service Bus 12c (12.2.1) What You Always Wanted to Know by Frank Munz

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Use HTML Content with UMS Adapters in OSB 12c by Chris Laurente

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In this post, we will learn how to send html content for the emails using a UMS adapter in OSB 12c. There we go:

Pre-requirements

First, we need to verify that we have the UMS adapter and the email driver already working. These configurations are in the previous post Using UMS Adapter to send emails with OSB 12c.

Steps

So first we have to edit the UMS adapter and go to the step 5, Set the option “Message is Opaque (Base64Binary)”

Now, we need to encode the information to Base64 and use use it in the businees service. To accomplish this task we could use a Java callout and use it to encode the information. I have created a Jar file that encode and decode as Base64 and you can download it here.

Extract the jar library and import into the SB Project. Read the complete article here.

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Oracle North America Cloud Partner Technical Forum August 15th–18th 2017 Redwood Shores

imageOracle North America Cloud Partner Technical Forum free hands-on technical training by the Oracle product managenent team

Join us at the Cloud Partner Technical Forum West to learn the latest in Oracle Public Cloud Services technical features and directions, attend hands-on technical implementation training courses, network with your peers and develop relationship with key Oracle Product Management team members.

What will we cover

During this event, you will hear from our Product Management leaders the latest updates of Oracle Cloud Services and then our Oracle Development experts will host a series of Cloud Implementation hands-on workshops of Oracle PaaS and IaaS solutions. These workshops include presentations, live demos and hands-on laboratory exercises in areas such as Application Development, Integration, Security, PaaS for SaaS and Industry Solutions.

Schedule:

August 15th – 18th 2016

Oracle HQ Redwood Shores

 

For details please visit the registration page here.

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Create Compact Domain automatically by Markus Lohn

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The Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Business Process Management Suite Quick Start distributions allow you to quickly install a development or evaluation environment on a single host computer. The Quick Start distribution provides  the following Domain Types:

Default Domain

  • Created within JDeveloper and normally known as Integrated WebLogic Server.
  • Pre-configured with SOA and OSB components.
  • Fusion Middleware schemas are configured in a Java DB (Apache Derby)
  • Runs only when JDeveloper is up and running.

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SOA Suite monitoring – Using Metric Extensions in Enterprise Manage Cloud Control by MichelSchildmeijer

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As a follow up to my 2 minute Tech Tip taken by @BobRhubart about SOA Suite monitoring I’d like to give you some more context than that fuzzy performance of me during Oracle Open World 2016.

Monitoring your SOA Suite is a tough job because of the complexity of the environment. Usually Adminstrators stick to some CPU, memory, disk and basic WebLogic Monitoring, some have monitoring in place for some more advanced stuff such as JVM, JMS, JDBC, but when it comes to "Who monitors the Error Hospital on Business Faults?" or "Who is looking after SOA housekeeping?", than no one knows what i’m talking about.

And, in many cases, the necessary SOA Management pack hasn’t been licensed, or switched on to make use of all the nice features you can get out of this pack. This pack transforms your local Fusion Middleware Console into an EM dashboard, can monitor the Error Hospital, trace on Instance flows and even monitor the Dehydration Store Performance the SOA Suite repository. So, who needs the local Fusion Middleware Console(EM)?

Impression of the screens in Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

However, if you are not licensed to use the SOA Suite management pack, than you are not permitted to use al these nice features.

As I told in the video, Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud control has a feature called metric extensions. These are extensions if collected metrics which are delivered in a certain pack are not sufficient enough or maybe are not there at all. I did some research for a customer who used the SOA Suite but had no management pack for it. Read the complete article here & watch the video here.

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A Docker image for the Oracle Integration Cloud (ICS) Execution Agent by Jeroen Ninck Blok

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!! This Docker container is of early beta quality !!

This project provides the sources to build a Docker image for the Execution Agent of the Oracle Integration Cloud. The main setup file must be downloaded manually before the image can be build.

During the creation of the Docker image to the main setup file is executed and will download additional setup files. Because of this the build process will take quite some time.

The Docker image is based upon Oracle Linux 6.8 and will install sudo, tar and unzip. The software will run as user oracle, which can execute commands as user root through sudo without a password! Get the Docker image here. Want to try Container Cloud Service to deploy the Docker image?

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Cloud Adapter SDK by Jeroen Ninck Blok

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Introduction

I visited the Oracle FMW Summercamp in Lissabon last year and I really wanted to build a Cloud Adapter using the Oracle Cloud Adapter SDK. During the Summercamp I already started, but after I ran into some errors I quit. Now I am starting again.

I want to build a Cloud Adapter for MongoDB. Perhaps Oracle or another party may also build one, but this is for my personal experience and after doing an e-learning and associate certification for MongoDB (which was really challenging!) I want to try it out for myself.

This is the first part of a small series of blogs regarding my effort and will cover the installation proces. Niall Commiskey already has a great blog post about installing the Cloud Adapters, however I ran into several problems so I decided to write a post of my own describing my installation steps. I will use Windows 10 and PowerShell (my favourite Windows shell!) for these blogs. All sources can be found on GitHub.

Parts:

Just a small warning: Always keep track of Oracle license information and the Oracle certification matrix!

Installation

I already have JDeveloper SOA Suite 12.1.3 QuickStart installed without a developer domain. Now the following files need to be downloaden from Oracle:

  • ofm_adapters_application_generic_12.1.3.0.0_disk1_1of2.zip
  • ofm_adapters_application_generic_12.1.3.0.0_disk1_2of2.zip
  • fmw_12.1.3.0.1_cloud_adapters_Disk1_1of1.zip

Read the complete article here.

The latest Cloud Adapter SDK training material and tooling is published at the Community Workspace here (membership required)

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Video: When to Use Oracle SOA Cloud Service by Robert van Mölken

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Decisions, decisions. Can’t figure out whether to go with Oracle SOA Cloud Service or Integration Cloud Service? No worries! Oracle ACE Robert van Mölken helps you sort it out in this informative 2 Minute Tech Tip. Watch the video here.

Additional Resources

SOA Cloud Service in a Nutshell [Article]

Help! What Integration Solution is Best for Me?

Choosing the Right Integration PaaS | Robert van Mölken [Video]

Want to see more 2 Minute Tech Tips? Click here.

Can you deliver a useful technical tip in two minutes or less? Prove it! Contact bob.rhubart@oracle.com

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API Management – Why it matters! by Sven Bernhardt

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Digital transformation is on its way and the industry is required to adopt new concepts and techniques, like the Internet of things (IoT), Cloud and Enterprise Mobility. As a matter of that, new business models arise, which need to be evaluated by companies to not lose market shares and stay in touch with the competitors.
Gartner’s vision of Bi-modal IT seems to become more and more the reality, which besides all chances, also brings a lot of challenges companies have to deal with. One essential topic for implementing the ideas of Bi-modal IT is API Management – at least from our point of view. In addition, it is also a key enabler to define a solid strategy, in order to meet the challenges with respect to digital transformation.

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SOA & BPM Community Newsletter July 2017

Dear PaaS  Partner Community,

Thanks for your excellent contribution to make the Oracle PaaS business a huge success. Oracle just announced the fiscal year results with a 60% growth at total of 4.6 billion cloud revenue in FY17. Your partner contribution is key to growth and cloud utilization. So let’s get started in the new fiscal year and continue this cloud success. Want to increase the PaaS & Middleware Oracle business? Create new service offerings and solutions for the Cloud? Watch the Oracle Partner Overview Cloud Platform on-demand Webcast to bring new opportunities to you as a partner. As part of the on-demand presentation you get also an update on the Oracle cloud momentum highlight analyst reports and customer success, new and upcoming PaaS services and describe the sales plays – your opportunity to become a cloud champion!

We also updated the PaaS Sales kits including cheat sheets, demos and customer presentations (in ppt format). The Integration Sales Plays kits are available at via the community workspace (membership required).

This is your last opportunity to register for the upcoming PaaS Summer Camps VII, as the training is almost booked out! For SaaS partner we do offer hands-on trainings to integrate and extend SaaS in Paris, London and Lisbon.

In case you missed the API Platform Cloud Service launch webcast, you can now watch it on-demand here. It’s amazing to see the over helming amount of API CS articles published by the community: API Platform Cloud Service – The Next-Gen API Management Platform & Everything you Should Know about the API Platform Groovy Policy & My first experience with Oracle API Platform Cloud Service – part 1 & How Capgemini can enable the new Oracle API Management platform & Registries: Use Cases for API Management and Microservices.

In the Integration section the latest version Integration Cloud Service 17.2.5 become available. Thanks to the community for sharing all the Integration articles: Building an Oracle Integration Cloud Service Integration in 2 Minutes by Robert van Molken and ACE Associate Phil Wilkins & ICS Pricing – ICS Definitive Tip #9 by Phil Wilkins

Interfacing with HCM (or other file source) via FTP – ICS Definitive Tip #8 & Integrating the Chatbot & Using Business Events in E-Business Suite to send messages to other applications via ICS & Oracle SOA Suite: Want performance? Don’t log so much and clean up your database! & When Oracle SOA Database Pollers Collide & Add client certificate for outgoing OSB call & An Introduction to Oracle Stream Analytics and Stream Processing Kafka Data.

In the Internet of Things an Introduction to Oracle Internet of Things became available.

Business Process Management is one of Oracle’s most successful PaaS services. Partners play a key role to analyze, design, implement and adapt customer processes. Often this processes support the key competences and competitive advantages of companies. Thanks to the community for sharing all the BPM articles: Putting BPM Change Management into the Hands of the Business & Month End Close & Adding a Link using the New PCS Web Form Tool & Migrating Oracle BPM customers to PCS – never say never & Dynamic Assignment of Human Task to a User, Application Role, and/or a Group & Expose a database to an Oracle BPM 12c Process using the Oracle SOA Database Adapter

In our last section Architecture & Enrich SaaS with PaaS Jeremy published a UX article in Forbes.com.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The July edition of the PaaS Partner Update highlights the PaaS Partner Overview Webcast and sales kits, PaaS hands-on training and the Wercker Community Webcast. To learn more about Application Development and Wercker please join our monthly SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast – July 21st 2017.

Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @soaCommunity #soaCommunity!

See you in Lisbon!

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Jürgen Kress

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