Posts tagged restful
Last week – just when I was at the far end of a narrow internet connection – Oracle released JDeveloper 12c (12.1.2) along with ADF 12c and WebLogic 12c (12.1.2). Hot on the heels of Oracle Database 12c (12.1.2), which was released on June 25th – about two weeks earlier. The next figure gives an overview of recent new releases. It is clear that we are in a turbulent period right now – which also includes Java EE 7 (about a month ago) and the upcoming Java SE 8 release (next month). All in all there will be plenty to talk about at JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld in September.
What is the significance of this ADF and JDeveloper release? What are the important themes and key features? Wow, that is a big question to ask and even more so to answer.
The ADF framework strongly suggests if not dictates a certain application architecture. Through ADF BC (Business Components) – the predominant business service implementation with ADF – applications will typically interact directly with the database, over JDBC Database Connections from a shared connection pool. Developers who create the ADF BC Entity Objects and View Objects will be quite aware of the data model and the database implementation. They will usually write SQL. And the result of their work is substantially coupled with the database. Transactions across multiple data source are very hard to implement in that typical ADF BC scenario because ADF BC talks to a single database and typically controls its own transaction.
When ADF applications are developed in an environment where an enterprise architecture has been laid down, and decoupling is an important objective and service orientation is mandated – then this typical implementation of the business service using ADF BC connecting directly to the database may not be desirable or even allowed.
On one of my projects, we are currently in the situation where we try to determine the guidelines for the implementation of the More >
The attraction of APEX has increased tremendously with the recent launch of the Oracle Cloud. APEX already supported departmental development and deployment of business applications with minimal involvement from the IT department (only a database needed be made available). Positioned as the ideal replacement for MS Access, APEX probably has managed better to capture the eye of developers and was used for enterprise application development at least as much as for the kind of tactical applications that Oracle strategically positioned it for.
With APEX as PaaS & DevaaS from the Oracle Cloud, a leap is made to a much higher level of business value. Now the IT department is not even needed to make infrastructure available with a database running on it. All the business needs is a credit card. And the business application that is developed, managed and used from the cloud through a standard browser can now just as easily be accessed by users from around the world as by users from the business department itself. As a bonus – the development of the APEX application is also done in the cloud – with no special demands on the location or the enterprise access privileges of the More >
No JDBC based data retrieval in Java applications – RESTstyle, JSON formatted HTTP based interaction from Java to Database1
This article demonstrates how Java application can query data from relational databases (well, in this case more specifically the Oracle RDBMS) without the use of plain old JDBC but instead through a simple HTTP interaction with a RESTful service that returns the data in JSON format.
In this way, issues with JDBC drivers, database connections, data sources and firewall and other network complications are avoided and the Java application does not contain a single bit of SQL.
This article will demonstrate how easy it is to set up the RESTful API from the database – using Oracle’s dbms_epg package – and how this API can be accessed from Java using JAX-RS (Jersey) and the json-lib utility library.
This topic is one of many to be discussed in Friday’s (4th February) Masterclass on Leveraging the Oracle Database in Java Application (some seats are available – go to http://www.amis.nl/trainingen/oracle-database-in-java-applications for registration and details).
In an earlier post, I showed for the Oracle SOA Suite 11g how we can use the Mediator's Java Callout functionality to integrate RESTful services into our SOA Composite applications, even though we currently have no Http Binding Service nor WSIF support (SOAP Java Binding) at our disposal in the SOA Suite – link to article. In SOA Suite 11g PS1 – released in November 2009 – is the preview (not yet officially supported and only available for PoC and early trials – of Spring components. This feature provides another way of integrating Java classes into our SOA Composite applications.
This article demonstrates how we can use the Spring component to bind our SOA Composite Application to the RESTful Translation service provided by Google.
The Oracle SOA Suite 11g HttpBinding or another way to call RESTful services from SOA Composite Applications
I wanted to take a quick look at REST(ful) WebServices and see how those can be integrated into the SCA based SOA Composite Applications that we create with the Oracle SOA Suite. Currently, it does not have the HTTP binding that the 10.1.3 release of the SOA Suite used to have. So what are the alternatives?
In this article, I want to demonstrate a way of calling RESTful (simple http request based) services into a SOA Composite application. I show one way of doing so using the Google Translation Service, a RESTful service described at http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxlanguage/documentation/ and to be accessed at http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/language/translate?v=1.0&q=hello%20world&langpair=en%7Cit. This service takes a string to translate and an indication of a source and a destination language. Though maybe not formally resource oriented enough to be called REST-style (or RESTful) service by some, it is a service that does not require SOAP or WS* but simply a HTTP Get request. So at least quite restful.
In this article I will use the work I did and described in the previous article: Leveraging RESTful Services from Java application using Jersey (Introduction). More >