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One of the perhaps somewhat counterintuitive challenges with at least the initial stages of adopting Fusion Middleware is the fact that there is too little work in terms of administration.
On the one hand, Fusion Middleware administration entails quite a bit, starting with WebLogic Server
and typically extending to one or more FMW components:
all of which the administrator – or rather the administration team – needs to deal to with. Typically even around the clock to ensure the availability required by the business.
On the other hand, the actual workload for FMW administration for a small number of applications, services and processes does not justify a dedicated resource. This proves a serious problem for many organizations: 24/7 availability requires 3 FTE while the effort is on average less 0.5 FTE.
Organizations can adopt several strategies to address this challenge, as is illustrated in the next picture.
I landed only a couple of hours ago in Amsterdam and here’s my report from Kscope 2012 in San Antonio. As I write this, KScope is still waking up for the final day. Anyway, for me KScope was over yesterday.
The venue, the JW Marriott San Antonio, was IMHO somewhat in the middle of nowhere, which is a pity given the fact that downtown San Antonio is beautiful. It took the free shuttle bus about 35 minutes to get there.
Anyway, I was not around for site seeing, I was visiting the conference. At the conference I joined the Fusion Middleware track, not only as an attendee but also as a presenter of two sessions. It was a very nice hotel and conference center. At the conference I attended the Fusion Middleware track.
With over 30 sessions and the Sunday Symposium, this years FMW track again was a very usefull track for everyone that wanted to learn about FMW.Most of the session where ADF related, however there were a couple of webcenter and SOA sessions as well.
With the release of Soa Suite Patch Set 5 we can now try out the new UMS adapter. UMS stands for User Messaging Service but in this case it only supports email. The UMS adapter allows you to listen for new mail or send a mail from a service component. Combined with BPEL it’s now relative easy to process email bodies or attachments. Remember that in PS5 the UMS adapter is still a preview version so you can’t claim support and you can only use the Oracle forums for your ums questions.
It’s important to know that the UMS adapter does not work like a JMS topic or like EDN. So you can’t have two UMS adapters which are polling on the same mailbox.
In this blogpost I will show you how to setup and configure UMS, Listen plus send a mail and handle attachments.
We start with configuring our SOA Suite domain.
1st step is to copy two UMS libraries to your SOA Suite domain folder. Copy sdpmessagingclient.jar and sdpmessagingcommon.jar to the lib folder of the SOA Suite WebLogic Domain. You can find these jars at MiddlewareHome\Oracle_SOA1\communications\modules\oracle.sdp.client_11.1.1
2nd Install the UMS resource adapter. Open the WebLogic Console and deploy the UMSAdapter.rar, you can More >
Als je dit leest en je bent Oracle professional â€“ ontwikkelaar of administrator â€“ is de kans groot dat je jouw carriere bent gestart in de jaren â€˜90, in het tijdperk van Oracle7, Oracle Forms en Client/Server applicaties â€“ net voor de opkomst van Java, internet, mobiel en SOA. Misschien ligt je start daar nog wel voor en misschien ben je van een tikje later. Maar in elk geval: je hebt een solide fundament en al vele jaren ervaring in Oracle technologie.
Nu is het 2012. En de afgelopen jaren is de technologie in hoog tempo ontwikkeld. Web 2.0 applicaties en multi-tier architecturen dienden zich aan en SOA, Service Bus en BPM zijn opgekomen. Java is overal â€“ en HTML 5 staat op het punt om Flash en Silverlight te verdringen, in desktop browsers en in mobiele devices. Eindgebruikers worden mondiger en veel-eisender en real-time, push-enabled, BI-gedreven dashboards en multi-channel takenlijsten worden in snel itererende agile-projecten gerealiseerd.
Oracle 11g Database doet alle simpele DBA taken zelf â€“ en de uitdaging voor de Database Administrator is verschoven naar groter en interessanter, zeker als 24/7 beschikbaarheid, virtualisatie en de cloud als infrastructuur More >
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 (220.127.116.11) 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 >