Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Virtual Technology Summit: Hands-On Learning With Oracle and Community Experts

The Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is organizing another Virtual Technology Summit this May. The summit includes Database, Java, Middleware, and OS/Virtualization/Hardware content. The VTS will be offered on May 5th, May 12th and May 19th. Lonneke and I will present the following session on reuse in Oracle SOA Suite 12c:

Most people in IT agree: you want to reuse code, rather than type the same thing twice. Choosing the right type of reuse can greatly speed up your development, decrease maintenance efforts, and reduce the number of errors by eliminating similar code.

Of course you can copy something, and reuse it that way. However, this is hard to do, especially if somebody changes the original code. In SOA Suite 12c there are several ways to reuse code, implement patterns and quickly start your project. These options vary from project skeletons using Maven poms to composite templates and creating services. In this presentation we will explain the difference between a pattern, a library and a (micro)service and illustrate this with features from the SOA Suite 12c: maven, templates (BPEL and OSB), BPEL subprocesses, and services. The features will be explained using real-life examples. We will also discuss common pitfalls we have encountered.

At the end of this session attendees will be familiar with the facilities that SOA Suite offers to create consistent quality in projects, and will be better equipped to choose the appropriate method (library, pattern or service) to use in any situation.
View the full agenda here, enjoy!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Creating the platform of the future with Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c

The article "Creating the platform of the future with Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c" written by Antonis Antoniou and myself is published in UKOUG's Oracle Scene Issue 56.

The article shows how Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c offers one complete, modern, open and integrated stack that allows you to create a future-proof platform. To highlight the features of the stack we have used the example of handling lost-luggage by an airline. Based on this use case, the article explains how Oracle Fusion Middleware provides mobile and web access from any device based on user and customer experience best practices. How it enables applications to be responsive and to create valuable insights by incorporating big and fast data capabilities; and gives you control over both structured as well as unstructured knowledge-driven processes. It then discusses its best-in-class integration capabilities, both between the products in the Fusion Middleware stack, as well as with other applications and data either running in the Cloud or on-premise.