Podcast Show Notes: Building a Real Cloud Solution by Bob Rhubart

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This program was recorded on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, during Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. "During" is the operative word, since the podcast was actually recorded in my hotel room, several blocks from Moscone Center, where OOW16 was held. The topic was suggested by Oracle ACE and frequent OTN contributor Arturo Viveros, who, along with other panelists, was in town for the big Oracle event. Listen.

The Panelists

Oracle ACE Arturo Viveros
Principal Architect, SYSCO AS, Norway

Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra
Senior Director, Innovation, CTO Office, Equinix, USA

Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans
Managing Partner, eProseed, Netherlands

Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli
Principal, More Than Code, Denmark

Oracle ACE Rolando Carrasco
Co-Owner, SOA Principal Architect, Services & Processes Solutions, Mexico

Oracle ACE Director Ronald van Luttikhuizen
Managing Partner, eProseed, Netherlands

Oracle ACE Director Simon Haslam
Technical Director, Partner, eProseed, UK

Additional Resources

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Podcast Show Notes: Author Roundtable: SOA Suite 12c Administration by Bob Rhubart

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What is the role of the SOA Suite Administrator? What are the key responsibilities and challenges? These and other questions are addressed in the latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast in a wide-ranging discussion with the authors of the Oracle SOA Suite 12c Administrator’s Guide (2015, Packt Publishing).

Listen to the podcast.

The Panelists

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Arun Pareek, Principal Consultant, Rubicon Red

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Ahmed Aboulnaga, Oracle ACE, Technical Director, Raastech Inc.

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Harold Dost, Oracle ACE Associate, Principal Consultant, Raastech Inc.

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Additional Resources

  • Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Startup and Shutdown
    This 18-page sample chapter from the Oracle SOA Suite 12c Administrator’s Guide focuses exclusively on the startup and shutdown of the Oracle SOA Suite infrastructure and how to verify the completion of each component.
  • Community Discussion: Oracle SOA Suite
    Have a technical question about SOA Suite? Have insight to share? The Oracle SOA Suite community space includes nearly 20,000 discussions about all aspects of SOA Suite. Jump in!

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Where Is SOA Going? By Bob Rhubart

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SOA principles drive new focus.

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) has been a topic of conversation among IT professionals since before phones got smart and the word cloud referred to something other than airborne water vapor. While the basic concept of SOA hasn’t really changed, perceptions and practices around implementing SOA continue to evolve.

Services are everywhere, and with this burst of cloud, mobile, and API initiatives, SOA couldn’t be in better shape.

Rolando Carrasco,
SOA Principal Architect and Co-Owner, S&P Solutions

To get a sense of how that evolution is playing out among people who work in SOA, I put the following question to the community via an Oracle Technology Network discussion forum: Where is SOA going?

As it happens, three of the most detailed responses came from the authors of the book Oracle API Management 12c Implementation. That’s particularly fitting, given that their book’s general subject matter, API management—always a factor in SOA—has taken on even greater significance as the use of cloud-based services becomes increasingly prevalent in enterprise IT.

Oracle ACE Director Luis Weir, the book’s lead author and the principal architect at HCL Industries, is confident of a solid and rosy future for SOA as an architectural concept. But he thinks how we talk about it is changing.

“SOA has been reborn in the form of ‘digital technologies’ such as IoT [Internet of Things], API management, microservices, and cloud integration solutions,” Weir says.

Among those digital technologies, API management looms large as a connecting thread. In a post on his blog, Weir defines the term API management as “the discipline that governs the software development lifecycle of APIs. It defines the tools and processes needed to build, publish, and operate APIs.” Given that APIs provide the means for connection and interaction between services—in the cloud and elsewhere—the elevated role API management plays in today’s SOA is understandable. Read the complete article here.

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OTN Middleware & Java Summit July 2016

Join the OTN Summits in July to view highly technical demonstrations, presentations, and hands-on labs to help you make the most of the Oracle tools and technologies you use or might use in the future.
The sessions are delivered by Oracle product experts, Oracle ACE’s, and Java Champions who will be online to chat live during the event. There are four tracks, see below for more information and view full agenda here

  • Middleware: The Middleware track focuses on Integration in the Cloud, featuring three sessions presenting different perspectives on Oracle’s Integration Cloud Service (OICS).
  • Java: For the Java track you will learn best practices and platforms for improved development and deployment of Java applications, how to optimize your DevOps practices with practical and proven tactics, and create JavaScript applications leveraging Java EE as the backend.

For details please visit the registration pages here July 12th 2016 or July 13th 2016 or July 14th 2016

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Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit March 8th & 15th & April 5th 2016

 

The Middleware track in this event offers you a choice.

  • Track 1: The Internet of Things
    This track starts with a look at IoT in the enterprise and an examination of three different architectures that incorporate the Oracle IoT Cloud Service. The next session drills down into a reference architecture that includes the IoT Cloud Service, plus Oracle’s Integration, Process, Big Data, and Mobile Cloud Services, and presents a demo showing the development of a vending machine case. The third and final IoT session shows you how to connect devices to the IoT Cloud Service and how to use Stream Explorer to display sensor data from those devices in a web application.
  • Track 2: WebLogic 12.2.1 and Java EE
    This track presents three in-depth technical sessions covering different aspects of WebLogic 12.2.1. The first is an extensive, code-driven introduction to developing Java EE 7 applications with WebLogic 12.2.1. The second session digs into WebLogic Multi-Tenancy fundamentals, and the final session shows how you can take advantage of WebLogic Server Zero Down-time Patching.

Can’t make up your mind? No worries! All VTS sessions are available on-demand after the live event.

Register Now

  • March 8, 2016
    9:30 am – 1:30 pm PT / 12:30 pm – 4:30 ET
  • March 15, 2016
    9:30 am – 1:30 pm IST / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm SGT / 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm – (AEDT)
  • April 5, 2016
    9:30 – 13:00 GMT (UK) / 10:30 – 14:00 CET

Call for Papers: Session proposals are being accepted for future OTN Virtual Technology Summit events. Submit your proposal for Middleware track sessions in the OTN Virtual Technology Summit Middleware Ideas Space, part of the OTN Community Platform.

Watch the Twitter hashtag #OTNVTS for the latest information.

Speak Up! As always, your feedback is essential to the success of this publication and of OTN in general. If you have comments or suggestions regarding this newsletter or any of the resources for middleware pros available on OTN, please share your thoughts: bob.rhubart@oracle.com.

Bob Rhubart, Manager, OTN Architect/Middleware Community

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Virtual Technology Summit -Now available OnDemand free online training

 

Four times a year the Oracle Technology Network will be producing a Virtual Technology Summit. Hear from Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts as they share their insight and experience (through technical demo’s/presentations and hands on labs) in meeting today’s IT challenges in the upcoming Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit. These interactive, online events offers four technical tracks, each with a unique focus on specific tools, technologies, and tips – Java Track and Middleware Track.

Attend the free online training here

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Virtual Technology Summit -Now available OnDemand free online training

 

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Four times a year the Oracle Technology Network will be producing a Virtual Technology Summit. Hear from Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts as they share their insight and experience (through technical demo’s/presentations and hands on labs) in meeting today’s IT challenges in the upcoming Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit. These interactive, online events offers four technical tracks, each with a unique focus on specific tools, technologies, and tips – Java Track and Middleware Track.

Attend the free online training here

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Video: Error Handling and Recovery in Oracle BPM12c | Antonis Antoniou by Bob Rhubart

 

clip_image002Oracle ACE Associate and eProseed Technical Director Antonis Antoniou puts the pedal to the metal with this tip on two new developer-centric error handling and recovery features in Oracle BPM12c. Watch the video here.

Antonis’s tip is based on his OTN technical article series:

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BPM Suite 12.2.1 download

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You want to download BPM Suite 12.2.1? But you only see BPM Suite 12.3.1 at the OTN page? Here is a little trick:

What’s new in Oracle BPM Suite Version 12.2.1 by Cesare Rotundo

Business Process Management (BPM) Suite 12.2.1 is a complete, unified platform that enables customers to deliver against their business process strategy, execution, and automation needs, from business architecture modeling to business and IT delivery of process solutions.

BPM 12c covers four key BPM functionality areas:

· Business Architecture: model starting at the highest (Level 0) level of process abstraction, using Enterprise Process Map, Value Chain Models, Strategy Models, with the ability to link to BPMN processes, as well as to generate an Enterprise KPI Heat Map, Documentation, and Process Reports.

· Collaborative Business Modeling: model specific processes using the BPMN 2.0 notation, offering both Business and IT the right tools for collaborating from modeling to execution.

· Adaptive Case Management: deliver true Case Management solutions than dynamically adapt to the business context, allowing knowledge workers to execute the actions in a set of best available presented to them

· Intelligent Operations: make available real-time Business Activity Monitoring analytics, allowing business real-time control of operational and historical conditions and to take immediate action thru activity-enabled dashboards

While Oracle BPM Suite version 12.1.3 has delivered completely new areas such as Business Architecture, version 12.2.1 makes this complete set of BPM functionality more easily consumable by external solutions and integrated with WebCenter 12c Content and Portal, jointly released with BPM.

REST API

BPM Suite 12.2.1 includes a full set of REST API that enable applications built with any technology to leverage BPM Suite as an engine for workflow management, service integration, and process orchestration. This model is particularly well suited when custom mobile apps need a process engine that offers full BPMN and ACM capabilities, and that delivers BAM dashboards to enable control, management, and continuous improvement of processes.

Specifically, version 12.2.1 adds more granular task control, whereas users of any application / mobile app linked to BPM Suite via REST can now execute and withdraw, escalate, approve, reject, etc. tasks managed in BPM Suite. BPM 12.2.1 has also extended the set of REST API that enable Case control (ACM).

Reusable User Interface Components

BPM Suite 12.2.1 includes user interface (UI) components that can be embedded in WebCenter Portal. These include Task List, where Portal users can access tasks assigned to them by BPM, and Application List, where Portal users can launch BPM applications for which they have been enabled. These BPM UIs can be imported as a Portal Resource Catalog, then embedded into any Portal page, and easily configured based on a set of most common parameters.

Alta User Experience

The User Experience for BPM Suite 12.2.1 is now available with the all-new Oracle Alta UI system, adopted by the most recent Oracle Cloud, on premise, and mobile applications.

Alta offers:

· Fully redesigned UI component set and interactions

· Fresh visual design complements modern layout approach

· UI conducive to responsive design techniques

· Native Mobile UI

For more information please visit the BPM page here & our community workspace here.

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Getting Started with BPM: Free Oracle University Video Tutorials by Bob Rhubart

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Want to sharpen your BPM skills? Settle in for an educational video binge these free tutorials from Oracle University:

Getting Started with BPM – Episode 1: BPMN Overview [40 minutes]
Meera Srinivasan, Director of Product Management for Oracle Business Process Management Suite, explains how Oracle BPM Suite uses BPMN models for process design and analysis. She then describes the four major groups of BPMN constructs: activities, gateways, events, and subprocesses.

Getting Started with BPM – Episode 2: BPM Composer and BPM Studio Overview [60 minutes]
Meera Srinivasan describes the main features of the two Oracle BPM modeling tools—Oracle BPM Composer and Oracle BPM Studio—in their 11g PS6 (11.1.17) releases. Then she highlights the significant changes in the new 12c (2.1.1.3) releases of each tool.

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