It was promised at Oracle Open World by Thomas Kurian, just over a month ago. And now Oracle delivers on that promise: the Fusion Middleware 11g Technology Preview at http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/jdev/htdocs/11techpreview.html .
It seems that all roads lead to Rome: simply download JDeveloper 11g TP 3 and you are also set for SOA Suite and WebCenter. The links shown in the image below also provide access to some documentations, tutorials and how-to’s.
I will download forthwith and let you know about my experiences! Happy Christmas.
and after unzipping:
When creating a new Application, there is additional choice of technology template:
Notice the options SOA Application, WebCenter Application and WebCenter Portlet Application.
Note: for installing the SOA Suite infrastructure, you’ll need a Database, and not just any database: either Oracle 10g XE (10.2.0.1) or SE/EE patched: Oracle Enterprise Database 10gR1 (10.1.x) and 10.2.0.1 are NOT supported – you must apply the 10.2.0.3 patch for the Oracle Enterprise 10g 10.2.0.1 database. As I was still at 10.2.0.1, I had to download and install Patch 5337014 which takes 10.2.0.x to 10.2.0.3.