When Screen Scraping became API calling – Gathering Oracle OpenWorld 2017 Session Catalog with Node

Lucas Jellema

A dataset with all sessions of the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld 2017 conference is nice to have – for experiments and demonstrations with many technologies. The session catalog is exposed at a website – https://events.rainfocus.com/catalog/oracle/oow17/catalogoow17  With searching, filtering and scrolling, all available sessions can be inspected. If data is available in […]

Node.js run from GitHub in Generic Docker Container backed by Dockerized Redis Cache

Lucas Jellema

In a previous article I talked about a generic Docker Container Image that can be used to run any Node.js application directly from GitHub or some other Git instance by feeding the Git repo url as Docker run parameter (see https://technology.amis.nl/2017/05/21/running-node-js-applications-from-github-in-generic-docker-container/). In this article, I create a simple Node.js application […]

Quickest way to get going with Node.js and MongoDB – using the mongodb Node driver and a free MongoDB instance in the cloud with mLab

Lucas Jellema

While preparing for a workshop on Node.js, I ran into the by far quickest way to get some a simple Node.js application  running against a  MongoDB database. I stumbled into mLab (https://mlab.com/) for database hosting. This company offers various plans for cloud based MongoDB environments – including a free plan […]

Kafka Streams and NodeJS – Consuming and periodically reporting in Node.JS on the results from a Kafka Streams streaming analytics application

Lucas Jellema 4

In several previous articles on Apache Kafka, Kafka Streams and Node.JS for interacting with Apache Kafka, I have described how to create a Node.JS application that publishes messages to a Kafka Topic (based on entries in a CSV file), how to create a simple Kafka Streams Java application that processes […]

Application Container Cloud and Multi Tenant Services – Oracle embracing 3rd party technologies and open source projects

Lucas Jellema

The Oracle PaaS cloud is turning into the next generation application server platform. More specifically: Oracle has announced the roadmap for the Application Container Cloud Service (not to be confused with the plain Container Cloud Service which runs pre built Docker containers without looking into them). The Application Container Cloud […]

Node.js and Oracle NoSQL Database

Maarten Smeets

Oracle NoSQL Database is an interesting option to consider when you want a schemaless, fast, scale-able database which can provide relaxed (eventual) consistency. Oracle provides a Node.js driver for this database. In this blog I’ll describe how to install Oracle NoSQL database and how to connect to it from a […]

Node.js: My first SOAP service

Maarten Smeets

I created a simple HelloWorld SOAP service running on Node.js. Why did I do that? I wanted to try if Node.js was a viable solution to use as middleware layer in an application landscape. Not all clients can call JSON services. SOAP is still very common. If Node.js is to […]

My first NodeJS service

Maarten Smeets

Microservices implemented in JavaScript running on NodeJS are becoming quite popular lately. In order to gain some experience with this, I created a little in memory NodeJS cache service. Of course statefulness complicates scalability, but if I would also have implemented a persistent store to avoid this, the scope of […]