Process Cloud Service –> Quickstart apps by Niall Commiskey

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Nice feature this…
As the docs says –
Choose a QuickStart App to quickly create an application and learn about Process Cloud Service. QuickStart Apps include all the implementation details needed to play and deploy them. Use these applications as a ready-to-use application to deploy or as a starting point to adapt by making changes such as editing task titles, modifying the web form, or adding new task actions. Read the complete article here.

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Introduction to IaaS for Middleware solutions by Niall Commiskey

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So why would the SOA/ BPM community be interested in such? Read on and you will find out.

IaaS offers us elastic compute, elastic storage and network services. This allows you to run any workload in the cloud, cheaply and performantly. Essentially what we are offering is a software defined virtualized data center in the Oracle cloud. I have begun a series of blog posts to introduce this service to the community.

The first post introduces IaaS and its terminology

It also introduces Oracle’s Public Cloud Machine, which gives you all the advantages of Oracle Public Cloud, albeit behind your firewall. After reading this post, you will be generally au fait with the concepts.

The second post details how to create IaaS resources

Here we see how easy it is to do this with the Compute Cloud console. Effectively, all we need to do is reserve an ip address, create storage and finally the Linux vm. All of the steps covered can, of course, be automated – a feature covered later.

Posts three and four cover Networking. The former,

goes through the basics of configuring network access to a vm. The latter, covers setting up networking between two vms. Here I detail how to open port 23 for tcp communication.

The fifth post, details how to add additional storage to a running instance, while the sixth post, details the rapid provisioning of IaaS resources through orchestration. Essentially, I show how to script the whole setup, covered in the previous posts.

So, again, why is this interesting for the SOA/BPM community? Because you can offer your customers many services around IaaS.
From lift and shift, to run and manage, there are many opportunities for you out there.
So, as the Romans were wont to say, Carpe Diem!

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PCS 16.4.5 New Features incl. Quickstart Masters, Automated Archive & Purge, REST connectors… by Niall Commiskey

imageLots of great new features, just in time for the Holiday Season.
Thanks to my colleague Kathryn L.
I will be adding to this post over time, so, currently, it is not an exhaustive list.

1. Ability to see Conversations in Tracking

Note: the second icon on the right, under the docs icon.

2. Quickstart Master new functionality

For those of you who have yet to meet a Quickstart Master – here’s a quick intro.

I take an existing process and convert it to a Quickstart Master. Read the complete article here.

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REST enabled Oracle Database Cloud Service – my first experiences by Niall Commiskey

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I have heard that APEX supports REST so I decided to try this out on my SOA CS environment’s
DB CS instance. AS per usual, I studiously avoided reading any documentation.
This should be simple, right?
I created a simple table Customers

Now, as luck would have it I locked my ADMIN APEX user out.
This I fixed as follows –
ssh into the DB CS machine
start sqlplus

conn system/yourPwd@yourSOADB;

alter session set current_schema = APEX_050000;

select user_id, substr(user_name, 1,10), account_locked from wwv_flow_fnd_user;

update APEX_050000.WWV_FLOW_FND_USER

set web_password = ‘yourNewPassword’

where user_name = ‘ADMIN’

Read the complete article here.

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SOA CS –> API Manager Flavour by Niall Commiskey

 

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albeit for the SOA CS environment.
You can read the original post here
I created an API Manager instance on SOA CS –

Let’s look at the Fusion Middleware Control –
Here we can create API Manager users.
I have covered this is a previous API Manager post, but to save you time,
here are the screenshots – Read the complete article here.

To request a free SOA CS trial service please visit our SOA Partner Community Workspace here (SOA Community membership required)

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First steps with the Cloud App adapters and the Cloud Adapter SDK – Installation by Niall Commiskey

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Download the software from here
BTW. I am installing this on top of SOA 12.1.3 BP1

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Download the 3 files specified –

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I unzip the first of the apps files – Read the complete article here.

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BPEL-> Mediator -> BPEL: Passing Business Errors back thru Mediator by Niall Commiskey

 

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Sync BPEL1 calls Mediator that calls Sync BPEL2.

SyncBPEL2 throws a Business Error, Mediator needs to pass this back to SyncBPEL1.

In the following example I have the following components –

Sync BPEL 1 = BPELProcess3

Mediator = Route2BPEL1

Sync BPEL 2 = ErrorThrower

Here they are, in all their grandeur –

ErrorThrower

Note the explicit definition of the fault in the wsdl –

Read the complete article here.

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Stream Explorer series by Niall Commiskey

clip_image002Thanks to Niall for his Stream Explorer blog series:

Stream Explorer OEP Basics

Stream Explorer Preferences

Stream Explorer CSV Target

Stream Explorer JMS as Source and Target

Stream Explorer Patterns

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My private corner – The Hare of the Dog

 

As 2015 will bring many new challenges and opportunities – all up in the clouds. In this short section “my private corner” we will inform you about personal notes. We start with a booked published by Niall – a superb middleware trainer most of you know, and had a lot fun with during his workshops

The Hare of the Dog

clip_image002This book, volume one of three, chronicles the tale of a search, not just any search, but a search for suitable work for unsuitable men. Men, who, through no fault of their own, life had simply left behind, and consigned to the scrapheap of humanity. There they lay, living out their miserable days, until the divine intervened. From that day on, they were still men, however, not just any old men, but the men of Grace & Danger Ltd. God bless them all for showing us the way. God bless you too, for buying this book. This book deals with a universal theme, namely, the intrinsic value of each and every one of us. No one is useless; we are all connected, all on the one road. Where will this road take us? Nobody knows. This book may give you some hints, but, essentially, it is something, each and every one of us needs to work out, for themselves. Enjoy, laugh and maybe think! Get the book here on Amazon

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API article series by Niall Commiskey

 

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Installing API Catalog

Using the API Catalog for harvesting SOA service APIs

Using API Catalog for harvesting Service Bus APIs

developer –

Users with the developer role have the ability to search OAC for published APIs from the OAC console or using the Oracle Enterprise Repository JDeveloper plug-in. The developer can examine the API metadata to better understand the API. The developer also has the ability to declare interest in the API and submit ratings and reviews for an API.

curator –

In addition to the capabilities available to the developer role, users with the curator role can run the harvester to create new API assets in OAC. After API assets have been created, curators edit them to update their metadata. The curator also has the ability to publish an API, which makes the API available for discovery by developers.

admin –

In addition to the capabilities available to the curator and the developer roles, users with the admin role have access to the Adminpage in OAC. From this page users with this role can administer the infrastructure of OAC by editing system settings, creating new users, creating new departments, managing sessions, and using the import/export tool. Users with this role can also configure the security features included with OAC.

Read the all the articles here.

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