The Christmas Present has arrived: the Oracle 11g Fusion Middleware technology preview


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 .....

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 ( or SE/EE patched: Oracle Enterprise Database 10gR1 (10.1.x) and are NOT supported – you must apply the patch for the Oracle Enterprise 10g database. As I was still at, I had to download and install Patch 5337014 which takes 10.2.0.x to


About Author

Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director for Fusion Middleware. Consultant, trainer and instructor on diverse areas including Oracle Database (SQL & PLSQL), Service Oriented Architecture, BPM, ADF, Java in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press book: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook. Frequent presenter on conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, Devoxx and OBUG. Presenter for Oracle University Celebrity specials.

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