Knowledge Center IT Architecture
The last few weeks I was busy re-writing pf my puppet WLS module so it fully supports the power of Puppet 3 (thanks for more than 4000 downloads on puppet forge) . With Puppet 3 we now can use Hiera, Iterations and Lambdas expression. This does not sound like a big change but with Hiera and the new Puppet Language features, I can define big WebLogic Domains without losing maintainability ( Got one customer with 5 Clusters, 25 Managed + JMS servers, more than 100 queues & topics) . With Puppet version 2 and my WLS module you need to have a lot of files (site specific classes) with at least more than 2000 a 5000 lines, here is an example of this .
In this ORAWLS module I use the default/minimal approach ( declare once in Hiera) so you won’t need to declare the same parameters over and over again. Off course you can still define everything like you did in the WLS module.
In this post I will show you the new features and how it works with Hiera.
Oracle OpenWorld is a monster event – 10Ks of attendees, thousands of sessions and 100Ks of private conversations that all help convey and define the message about Oracle’s strategy and the roadmap for its close to 4000 thousand products. Concurrent with OOW is the JavaOne conference that – at a slightly smaller scale – does the same thing for the world of the Java platform, the JVM and the Java community.
AMIS each year sends a substantial delegation to attend and contribute to the conference. We speak in many sessions, ask questions in even more and do our utmost to gather information, digest it and distill the real meaning and relevant details. We have just completed our yearly review of the Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne 2013 conferences: a 60-page PDF document that answers the ultimate question about life, the universe and everything [Oracle].
This white paper describes the major transitions that the industry at large and Oracle in specific is going through. It explains what these transitions mean to Oracle, cause in terms of product evolution and will result in for the users. The major product announcements are listed and commented on. The roadmaps for the most relevant More >
Already a year has passed since I wrote about WebLogic and Fusion Middleware provisioning with Puppet. In this year provisioning got a great boost with the popularity of DevOps and provisioning tools like Puppet, Chef or in combination with Vagrant & Oracle VirtualBox.
Provisioning without tooling can be hard for companies when they also do their own development or have many applications with its own lifecycle. For example applications can have different database vendors/ versions / types like SQL, NoSQL or Big Data and can run on different Middleware servers like .Net, JBoss or WebLogic with or without OSB & SOA Suite.
Plus with loosely coupled architecture the application probably interacts with a few databases, have a few middleware components and integration with other applications. Combine this with a new trend to have components on premise or in the cloud, you know it can take some time to set this up.
One environment is not enough for the whole application lifecycle, you need to have a development, test and acceptance environment and combine this with Continuous integration and deployment. I personally noticed that projects are heavily delayed cause there is no environment More >
As every year, Open World is again packed with sessions, meetings, announcements, Demo grounds, Hands-on labs, events, music. My calendar is rapidly filling up but I keep on discovering other interesting sessions and it’s a constant challenge to plan everything and to have a good overview of all alternatives. In addition to the schedule builder and electronic agenda, I’m actually looking forward to the print-out .
With so many subjects it’s always a challenge to make a selection. My main subjects will be:
- ADF development and architecture
- Service Oriented Architecture
- Application Lifecycle Management
- Oracle Fusion Applications
I hope to get some answers to the following questions:
- What are best practices to manage build, delivery, test and deployment of ADF and SOA applications / components?
- How does the cloud influence the daily practice for developers?
- How does the cloud influence application and enterprise architecture?
- How does mobile influence the daily practice of developers?
- What does Oracle Fusion Applications offer ADF and SOA developers? Is it an interesting environment in which they can apply their knowlegde and skills?
- What are best practices for developing More >
The story of NOPERU – the National Organization for Permits for Emissions and Resource Usage – is an interesting one. Because it reveals the business drivers for embarking on a journey of modernization, enterprise architecture and application of SOA principles using Oracle Fusion Middleware. It also outlines a roadmap: which steps were taken to move NOPERU from classic, silo-oriented, distributed (in isolation) and largely paper-based to a modern enterprise – both IT-wise and Business-wise. With 24/7 B2B and B2C interaction, centralized administration, automated processes and almost paperless operations.
The story describes the architecture design and ensuing technology selection as well as the implementation steps. It explains why and how an agile approach was selected for executing software development and maintenance. It also makes clear when and how Oracle technology components such as WebCenter Content, Service Bus, SOA Suite, ADF, Database, WebLogic and BPM Suite were used.
Dit is de zomer van de 12c-lanceringen. Na de database zijn sinds vorige week Oracle ADF 12c, Oracle JDeveloper 12c, en Oracle WebLogic 12c beschikbaar. Met zoveel nieuwe mogelijkheden dat AMIS op 14 augustus een gratis seminar organiseert waarin we de nieuwe versies introduceren, becommentariëren en vooral ook demonstreren.
Maar liefst tien specialisten verzorgen presentaties: Steven Davelaar van het A-Team van Oracle en Aino Andriessen , Betty van Dongen, Edwin Biemond, Jonathan Damen, Luc Bors, Lucas Jellema, Marcel Oldenkamp, Niels Gorter en Paul Swiggers van AMIS.
De onderwerpen die in het programma aan bod komen zijn:
- Oracle JDeveloper 12c – de vernieuwde IDE
- Software engineering met Maven, Git e.a.
- Oracle WebLogic 12c
- REST-services en JSON support
- ADF Faces – nieuwe en verbeterde componenten
- Implementatie van UI patterns met Oracle ADF 12c
Vanaf 16:30 bent u van harte welkom. Om 17:00 start het seminar. Tussendoor komt ook de beroemde AMIS frietkar nog langs. Reken op veel demonstraties, uitleg en levendige discussies.
We hebben ruimte voor 80 mensen. Bij overschrijving openen we een wachtlijst. Schrijf je daarom hier snel in.