Posts tagged FMW 11g
The Patch Set 3 release of Oracle Fusion Middleware hit the streets a few days back. For many of the FMW components, this release is one that fixes bugs, stabilizes, provides better integration and perhaps adds a feature or two. Nothing major really. However, for WebCenter this Patch Set 3 is pretty substantial, in terms of new functionality! Especially when it comes to ‘design time @ run time’ and the availability of services around social networking and collaboration as well as content integration, PS3 is quite impressive. In a recent article I demonstrated one of the PS3 Design Time at Run Time features: ‘create data controls at run time’: http://technology.amis.nl/blog/10555/webcenter-11gr1-ps3-design-time-at-run-time-with-a-vengeance-introducing-run-time-data-controls-and-data-visualizations.
This article discusses another interesting piece of functionality that hands over control to run time administrators, content editors and perhaps even end users: the Polls Service. Through the Polls Service, surveys or polls can be created at run time. Questions can be defined, the results can be analyzed and administration facilities are provided – such as when the poll opens and closes More >
Vorige week was in San Francisco het hoogtepunt van het Oracle jaar: Oracle Open World 2009, de grootste IT conferentie ter wereld. Tijdens deze conferentie ontvouwde Oracle haar strategie en visie voor de komende periode, lieten product managers de nabije toekomst zien van bestaande en nieuwe producten, deelden honderden specialisten hun ervaringen en toonden leveranciers en Oracle engineers op de demo-grounds de nieuwste snufjes. Ca. 40.000 bezoekers waren aanwezig in het hart van San Francisco om zich vijf dagen lang te laten overvoeren met Oracle weetjes.
Als je er bij was vind je het misschien leuk nog eens herinneringen op te halen en ervaringen te bespreken. Als je er niet bij was ben je misschien geinteresseerd in de belangrijkste aankondigingen, de mooiste demo’s en wetenswaardigste feiten. Dat kan, aanstaande dinsdag op de AMISÂ Query – Verslag van Oracle Open World 2009. In deze (gratis) sessie doet de AMIS-delegatie naar OOW (Marco Gralike, Peter Ebell en Lucas Jellema) verslag van de conferentie. Je bent van harte welkom om daarbij aanwezig te zijn. Vanaf 17.30 serveren wij een diner, om 18.30 start de sessie die duurt tot pakweg 21.00 uur. Om je aan te melden, ga More >
This article describes an architectural pattern, implemented in the Oracle SOA Suite 11g, that is somewhat similar to the Oracle Database 11g Function Result Cache. It introduces a SOA Composite Application in the role of Result Cache. In its most simple form, the result cache is initialized – loaded with values -, used by other SOA applications that need the cached values, refreshed/reset when required and terminated. Through this ‘result cache’ – frequently used and not-so-frequently changed values that are published by (possibly remote, expensive or slow-reacting) web services or adapter services can be made available to local consumers in a simple, cheap and fast manner. We achieve this using the fast native SCA binding used for invoking in-container services exposed by fellow composite applications (that’s for speed) and the BPEL correlation mechanism (that’s for finding the result cache in the first place).
What the actual value of this pattern and implementation are is not yet entirely clear to me. Your feedback is appreciated. What I do know is that this article is also a good demonstration of using correlation and of applying some of the XML manipulation techniques More >
One of the ways of the SOA Suite 11g for communicating with the outside world – apart of course from web service calls and interaction via technology adapters – is through the new User Messaging Service (UMS), a facility installed in the SOA Domain during installation of the SOA Suite. The UMS enables two-way communication between users (real people) and deployed applications. The communication can be via various channels, including Email, Instant Messaging (IM or Chat), SMS and Voice. UMS is used from several components in Fusion Middleware, for example BPEL, Human Workflow, BAM and WebCenter and can also be used from custom developed applications.
This article describes how the User Messaging Service can be configured to use Google Mail as its mail server for sending and receiving emails and how we can make use of that facility from a simple BPEL process. Note that the steps described in this article apply to any public email server – Yahoo, Hotmail, Lycos and others – as well as your own email server.
Getting started with WebCenter 11g, released on July 1st 2009, is quite easy. What you have to do exactly depends on the environment you work in, the bits and pieces in WebCenter that you want to make use of and the other FMW components that are part of your technology stack. Note that most of the installation steps you have to go through for WebCenter 11g are the same as for SOA Suite 11g – both involve WebLogic 11g, the Repository (Creation Utility against an 11g database) and the creation of a dedicated domain on WebLogic.
If all you are looking for is fiddling around with WebCenter in an isolated development environment, there is a lot you can do by simply adding the WebCenter plugin to JDeveloper 11g (188.8.131.52.x). With the plugin installed, you can work with (most) WebCenter Services, ,most of the WebCenter Composer and Framework facilities – including run time page customization and consuming portlets. Just go to the Help Window in JDeveloper, select the Check for Updates option and select the WebCenter 11g extension to be installed. A JAR of some 150 Mb or so is downloaded, JDeveloper is restarted, the integrated WebLogic Server is extended with WebCenter functionality More >
When Oracle started acquiring companies in the ERP space, they unfolded (the outline of) the Fusion strategy. With three aspects to it as I understood it: the Fusion Middleware stack, the integration of the acquired companies into the Oracle fold and the development of the next generation of Enterprise applications, duped Fusion Applications.
After some intial excitement and quite high expectations, the buzz subsided and Oracle became somewhat quiet. They did embed PeopleSoft, Siebel, Retek, JDEdwards and many others. They also went on developing and releasing Fusion Middleware. But the Fusion Applications were never heard about again. Or so it seemed. People even started to wonder whether they were for real. With the Applications Unlimited program – that guarantuess virtual everlasting support on all of the Oracle Apps products – and the AIA (Application Integration Architecture) that makes all Oracle Apps products work together, the necessity for Fusion Applications seemed somewhat less urgent. And indeed, no serious progress (or anything at all really) was visible at Oracle Open World 2008, even though in 2007 Larry had announced the first modules shipping in the Spring of More >