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It had been announced at Oracle Open World 2011 and sort of promised for December 2011 – a promise or at least a suggestion reiterated in early December even. But for whatever reason, it slipped – not shipped – and Christmas break that perfect time of the year for playing with new software came and went. Now at last, it has arrived. As of midnight CET on 22nd February, PS5 (22.214.171.124) was published on OTN and eDelivery (https://edelivery.oracle.com/EPD/Download/get_form?egroup_aru_number=11493752) for download.
One of the reasons for the delay was the certification of FMW 11gR1 PS5 with Fusion Applications that was done over the last few months. Apart from the additional wait time (that is now over), this is quite good and important news: when Fusion Applications certifies software components, they put those components through very rigorous and extensive tests. Additionally, when Fusion Applications adopt a specific release – even a PS release – it makes that release more important to Oracle. So we now know that PS 5 has both been tested to the max and is of strategic importance to Fusion Applications and thereby to Oracle. Adopting PS5 for us mere mortals is therefore a safe bet – More >
Slides for the presentation I did with Grant Ronald during UKOUG 2011, last week in Birmingham. The abstract for this presentation: “Many organizations run enterprise Oracle Forms applications created in the 90s. They now wonder about the future of their application.This session tells how modernization of the application landscape could take place, using a mix of the latest version of Forms and other technologies like SOA, ADF and perhaps APEX.
Forms 11g integration and extension points are discussed and demonstrated. Forms applications serving internal, professional user groups today are typically by and large suitable for continued use. Modernization of these applications therefore typically focuses on integration – with a SOA environment and Event infrastructure and with new user interfaces and Portals – and to some extent to enhancing user experience and functionality of the application.
This session shows how Forms 11g – part of Fusion Middleware and running on WebLogic Server – can be integrated in a modern Service Oriented Architecture and how it can be embedded in Web 2.0 Portals and Applications. The audience will see how Forms can quite easily get a More >
Manage Agility through Manage-ability â€“ Introducing Design Time at Run Time in Oracle Fusion Middleware0
Below is my presentation from the OGH DBA, SOA & BPM Day on November 8th. My talk was about achieving instant agility with application, through the ability to manipulate behavior and look & feel of applications at run time. And also to provide various flavors – parallel versions – of the application through customization.
Oracle Fusion Middleware has built-in infrastructure to provide run time agility as well as customization. This infrastructure is commonly referred to as ‘design time at run time’ (and lately also the Fusion Extension Platform). It is based on MDS (meta data services) Repository and a bunch of run time, WYSIWYG tools: the composers.
To make agility work through design time at run time, it is adamant that organizations clearly define the roles and the process associated with it. And finding staff to play the role of ‘run time application editor’ will not be easy.
Sometimes, you would like to have an extract from a SOA Suite 11g Â production environment to test it in a test or acceptance environment.
There are several ways to do this, but in this post I’d like to discuss about how to get a clone of your SOA Suite 11g, from one WebLogic Server host to another.
To extract a clone, you will have to determine which components should be cloned:
- The SOA repository schema’s, like MDS, SOA-INFRA and so on.
- The WebLogic and FMW software
- The SOA Suite Domain Configuration including all SCA components and other deployments.
I am presenting later today on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Forum (Spoorwegmuseum, Utrecht). The topic of today’s presentation is cloud computing – especially Platform as a Service – and how WebLogic provides the Platform in the cloud.
My presentation can be seen on SlideShare: And downloaded here: http://technology.amis.nl/blog/articles/articles-written-in-2011.
The Patch Set 3 for SOA Suite 11g R1 that was released last weekend brings bug fixes, stabilization, further integration between components and a bunch of new features. Most of them not spectacular, but quite useful all the same. More to please users of the product than perhaps potential buyers…
A few of these new features for the BPEL component are highlighted in this article – and are the first small deviations from the screenshots and the detailed guidelines that I have written in the SOA Suite 11g Handbook.
For BPEL the key new features are: BPEL 2.0 support (design time, as run time support apparently was available for a bit longer), variable initialization (as part of that BPEL 2.0 support)and a way (way, way) better Assign dialog! (read on, that is a must see).