Recovering an Asynchronous Callback in Oracle BPMN by Mark Petersen

imageWhen creating asynchronous services, you don’t normally worry about what happens if the service fails to callback to the parent process.  However, if the callback does fails, it can create major problems for the parent process, making it stall without an easy way to recover. 

Take, for example, the following process, called SubmitCreditCheck. The asynchronous Call: Perform Credit Check service blocks until the Receive: Perform Credit Check callback message is received. If, for whatever reason, this service doesn’t return, the main process will be stuck and will not make to the Start: Report Write-up service; and it will never end.

With a little bit of planning, however, you can implement a mechanism to recover from this problem and resume the process. This mechanism only requires the addition of a correlation ID at the start of the process and in the callback activity. Refer to Oracle documentation on correlation here.

Now if the service doesn’t return a callback message, you can manually trigger the callback using the callback URL defined below. Read the complete article here.

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Mobile Cloud Service & Chat Bots Webcast live on February 28th at 16:00 CET

Attend our February edition of the SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast live on February 28th at 16:00 CET.

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Mobile is the technology which is literally at everyone’s finger tips.  Whether you are taking first steps with mobile, or full embracing a Mobile-first strategy, what you can’t do is ignore mobile.
In this session will focus around Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS) and give a firsthand look at how Oracle customers are embracing Oracle Mobile through a mobile integration architecture, low/no-code mobile application development, multi-channel access through AI driven chatbots and intelligent customer/employee insights.  Attendees with also get an insight into current products that support a successful mobile strategy, and share details on the latest innovations, Oracle’s Mobile strategy, and roadmap.

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Call ID: 5566478 Call Passcode: 333111

UK: +44 (0) 208 118 1001 & United States: 140 877 440 73

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Schedule:

February 28th 2017 at 16:00-17:00 CET

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Missed our SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast? – watch the on-demand versions:

· b2b January 31st 2017

· Community Resources & free Cloud trails December 20th 2016

· SOA 12 & BPM Suite 12c Roadmap update November 29th 2016

· Microservices October 25th 2016

· Oracle OpenWorld 2016 update September 27th 2016

· API Cloud Platform Service August 30th 2016

· BPM Suite & PCS Update July 26th 2016

· Integration Cloud Service June 28th 2016

· Sales Plays Webcast June 9th 2016

· Real-Time Integration Business Insight May 31st 2016

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Creating reusable Business Rules for SOA & BPM by Lykle Thijssen

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This article dives into the Business Rules Engine (BRE) of Oracle SOA Suite and how to create reusable Business Rules for your SOA services and BPM processes. Basic knowledge of the BRE is assumed.

In many cases, when you work with SOA or BPM, Business Rules are involved. They are important for decision logic, validations and process routing. The Business Rule Engine (BRE) that comes with Oracle SOA Suite is a logical choice for modelling such Business Rules, but how do you make sure that those rules can be reused over different services and processes? And how do you isolate the Business Rules logic, so you don’t need to redeploy any other components upon changes?
In one of my projects, I’ve faced the situation of needing to address these issues and have come up with a flexible solution. This blog is the result of further finetuning of that solution, mainly by using the KISS approach.

Business Rule Engine (BRE)

First things first: let’s talk about the Business Rule Engine. It’s a powerful tool for executing if-then rules or rules in decision tables, but it’s not always too business friendly for modelling. If that’s a major problem for your client, you should consider Oracle Policy Automation instead. However, if you decided to use the BRE, then reusability becomes an issue pretty quickly. It’s very tempting to just create a BPM process and have the Business Rule component generated from there, but then those rules will only be exposed to that particular composite. There is no central repository for reusable Business Rules (like MDS), so your only real option is to put your Business Rules in a separate SOA composite.

When we dive deeper into the Business Rule Engine, we see four major components:

  1. Decision Services
  2. RuleSets
  3. Rules
  4. Facts

Decision Services are the interfaces of the Business Rule component. One BRE component can have multiple Decision Services and one Decision Service can call multiple RuleSets.
RuleSets are groups of rules that can be called by different Decision Services. They should generally contain rules that should always be executed together.
Rules are being executed by the BRE. A rule can only exist in the context of one RuleSet, so rules are not reusable on their own.
Facts are the input objects for your Rules. Since our objective is to create reusability, I recommend to stick to one input fact, which can then be used by all the Rules. Read the complete article here.

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Integrating with Oracle Cloud to Streamline Business Processes

imageRedstone is a Platinum level system integrator and value added reseller focusing on Oracle’s Digital Experience and Cloud solutions.

Client Testimonial

"The Oracle Cloud has enabled us to better connect many facets of our business and expand our use of technology.  We are now able to seamlessly integrate our web experience management solution with our cloud-based document storage solution.  Additionally, we are able to expand the solution footprint by connecting third-party applications through a RESTful API. We have always utilized Oracle products to improve our customer’s businesses, and now we have modernized our own business with Oracle Cloud.”
~John Klein, Redstone Content Solutions, United States.

Challenges Facing Redstone

  • Maximize productivity and streamline workflow by enabling internal staff, customers and partners to easily and securely sign documents in the cloud through a web interface
  • Empower project teams and sales reps with anywhere/anytime/any device content access to enhance customer and partner collaboration
  • Improve business productivity by enabling web development team to access, store, and host web content in a ‘single source of truth’ repository

Benefits Provided by Oracle Cloud

  • ​ Implemented Oracle Documents Cloud, Oracle Sites Cloud, Oracle Process Cloud and Oracle Application Container Cloud in order to maintain compliance and adhere to security regulations
  • Improved business process efficiency with the ability to create web content in Oracle Sites Cloud and storing in Oracle Documents Cloud.  This enhancement has eliminated the risk of duplicate content and prevents incorrect data from being shared with the public via our website. Read the complete case study here.

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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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Process Cloud Service – Web Form Design Approaches by Antonis Antoniou

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Oracle Process Cloud Service uses a standards-based technology called "Web Forms" for defining the user interface in business processes. It’s based on standards such as XHTML, CSS and JavaScript and allows business analysts and developers to create an end-user interface by just using the browser.
There are three approaches that can be employed when designing web forms:
Form-First: You can follow a "Form-First" approach where you create the form first before any data elements are defined and you let PCS by just drag and dropping components from the component palette to the page. Oracle PCS will automatically generate the schema that defines the data required by the web form.

The schema that is automatically generated by Oracle PCS is based on the web form controls added to the web form and can be located under "Business Types" section.

When you assign the web form to a human task activity, the schema generated by Oracle PCS will automatically be used to define the human task data structure.
Data-First: A data-first approach implies a bottom-up approach where you create a web form based on data sources or business objects by just drag and dropping the objects on the form to create controls.

Oracle Process Cloud Service uses a standards-based technology called "Web Forms" for defining the user interface in business processes. It’s based on standards such as XHTML, CSS and JavaScript and allows business analysts and developers to create an end-user interface by just using the browser.
There are three approaches that can be employed when designing web forms:
Form-First: You can follow a "Form-First" approach where you create the form first before any data elements are defined and you let PCS by just drag and dropping components from the component palette to the page. Read the complete article here.

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Oracle Cloud Platform Test Drive March 8th 2017 Oslo Norway

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Invitasjon til Hands-On PaaS og IaaS Workshop

imageOracle og Sysco inviterer til Cloud Test Drive: PaaS og IaaS hands-on workshop. Vi tror på bedre læring ved å prøve ut  tjenestene i praksis, og har plukket ut en knippe tjenester som er relevante innenfor integrasjon, prosess, Java og mobil.

Seminaret passer for alle, og kanskje ekstra godt for arkitekter og de på forretningssiden som ønskerå få et godt overblikk. Ingen ekspertise eller erfaring kreves – ta med egen PC.

Vi har valgt ut tjenestene Integration Cloud, Process Cloud, Mobile Cloud, Java Cloud og Compute Cloud. Dere vil også få en demonstrasjon av den kommende API Platform Cloud – hvor Oracle har mye spennende på gang etter  oppkjøpet av Apiary.

Seminaret er lagt til dagen før OUGN konferansen – vi ønsker å tilby en hel dag til å prøve ut disse tjenestene – og man trenger en rask og stabil internettforbindelse. Dette blir en  perfekt oppladning til konferansen.

For details please visit the registration page here.

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IoT Cloud Service Real Time Analytics: From Sensor Data to Business Value by Luc Bors

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This session will show you how to use Oracle IoT Cloud Service for Real Time Analytics. You’ll learn how to connect devices to the IoT Cloud Service and how to display sensor data from those devices in a web application. You’ll also learn how to use the stream explorer analytics capability of IoT Cloud Service to analyze the data that is retrieved from devices connected to Oracle IoT Cloud Service, including how to implement stream exploration and how to add filtering. Finally, you will learn how to publish the analyzed stream and show the results in a web application. Watch the free on-demand training here.

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Oracle Cloud Platform Test Drive March 22nd in Madrid and March 23rd in Barcelona

Avanttic - Oracle Cloud Plarform Test Drive (Madrid, 22-03-17 - Barcelona, 23-03-17)

Evento: Hands-on para explorar los nuevos servicios de Oracle en la nube

El Cloud ha llegado para quedarse y sabemos que su departamento de IT escogerá la manera más óptima de acceder a él. Nuestro objetivo es enseñarle cómo combinar las tecnologías on-premise con herramientas nacidas en Cloud, para conseguir una arquitectura híbrida que le proporcione lo mejor de ambos mundos.

Por este motivo avanttic y Oracle hemos organizado una sesión práctica, a través de la cual tendrá acceso a varios de los Servicios Cloud del PaaS de Oracle y dónde expertos profesionales le guiarán en esta inmersión en el cloud: definiendo procesos, configurando integraciones y desplegando aplicaciones.

Los escenarios propuestos no serán complejos y no se precisa experiencia previa. Utilizando su propio portátil podrá conocer cada servicio y cómo encajan en un ecosistema moderno e híbrido.

¡Le invitamos a disfrutar de esta experiencia o a compartir esta invitación con alguien del equipo de arquitectura o de desarrollo de su organización!

Avanttic - Oracle Cloud Plarform Test Drive (Madrid, 22-03-17) Madrid Miércoles, 22 Marzo 2017

Avanttic - Oracle Cloud Plarform Test Drive (Barcelona, 23-03-17) Barcelona Jueves, 23 Marzo 2017

For details please visit the registration page here.

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FMW SOA Monitoring Module is released. (Supports 11g and 12c)

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WLSDM SOA Monitoring, Diagnostics & Report Modules

  • SOA Smart Dashboards
    • Monitoring BPEL Engine (Only 11g)
    • BPEL Engine Dashboard (Historical – Only 11g)
    • Monitoring Composite Performance
    • Monitoring Callback and Invoke
    • Monitoring Composite Faults
    • Monitoring Deployed Composites Trend
    • Summarizing Composite List & Endpoint URIs
  • SOA Notifications and Alarms
    • BPEL Engine Notifications
    • Composite Performance Notifications
    • Callback and Invoke (DLV_MESSAGE) Notifications
    • Composite Faults and Errors Notifications
  • SOA Reports
    • Reporting SOA BPEL Engine
    • Reporting SOA Composite Performance
    • Reporting SOA Callback and Invoke (DLV_MESSAGE)
    • Reporting SOA Composite Faults and Errors

Get WLSDM here.

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