On July 31st Oracle launched Cloud Application Foundation 12c, including WebLogic
Server 12.1.2 and Coherence 12.1.2. Watch
the On Demand Replay.
Application Foundation helps customers deliver next-generation applications,
such as mobile applications, with a mission-critical cloud platform. Extensive
investment in this release in native cloud management helps simplify
operations, while for developers, the new release offers a modern development
platform and integrated tools to increase productivity and accelerate time to
So what did
viewers love most? Our breakout sessions! 100% of responders rated the presentations
very good or better, 75% rated them excellent. Thanks to our viewers for this incredible support!
Left – Mike Lehmann,
Vice President of Product Management, CAF
Right – Will
Lyons, Director of Product Management, WebLogic Server
breakout sessions covered detailed discussions of the new 12c
capabilities as well as four demos and multiple customer testimonials.
· Oracle WebLogic Server dynamic
clusters for cloud elasticity, plus deep integration with Oracle Database 12c, and convergence of the Oracle
WebLogic Server and Oracle Coherence management framework to drive operational
· Oracle Coherence integration with
Oracle GoldenGate HotCache for real-time data cache updates.
· Maven and WebSocket support across the
platform for innovative application development.
· Oracle Enterprise Manager and
developer tools—including Oracle JDeveloper 12c, Oracle Enterprise Pack
for Eclipse 12c, and Oracle Application Development Framework for web and
mobile development—to support the new release.
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more demos and feature drill downs, follow our YouTube channels:
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three-hour event also highlights multiple Oracle Cloud Application Foundation
customers and industry experts, such as Simon Haslam, an Oracle ACE Director with
over 17 years’ experience of using Oracle products, serving for the 5th year as
Chair of the Application Server and Middleware SIG for the UK Oracle User Group.
chat sessions were highly interactive and here are some of the great questions
asked by viewers:
Q: Does the support
of dynamic clusters in 12.1.2 mean i have to change my existing cluster
A: No, existing
"configured" clusters (traditional clusters) continue to be
supported and will continue to be supported. No config change required.
Dynamic clusters is a new, additional, option.
Q: What happens to
deployed apps when changing (adding more) server in a dynamic cluster? Are
they copied and deployed to the new servers?
A: Yes. At runtime,
Dynamic Clusters are the same as configured clusters. If you add a new
cluster member, the applications that were deployed to the cluster are
deployed according to deployment mode that was used (staged/no-stage/external
Q: Why did you change
the numbering scheme of Coherence releases? Does this mean it is available
only with WebLogic Server now?
A: Good question!
First, I want to emphasize that Coherence is and will be available to run
standalone without WLS. You will hear of several ways in which Coherence is
integrated with WLS, but Coherence continues to be run standalone or with
other app servers. This numbering scheme change from Coherence 3.x to 12c
(12.1.2) indicates Coherence's role in the Cloud Application Foundation.
Coherence is now being more and more integrated in the full stack of Oracle
middleware and apps.
Q: Does Coherence
& WLS fall under the same license?
(Enterprise Edition) is included in the WebLogic Suite license. Coherence
Enterprise Edition, sold as a standalone product, also includes the rights to
use the WebLogic Management Framework for managing Managed Coherence Servers.
Q: Can I have both
JDeveloper 11g and 12c on the same machine
A: Yes you can have
both of them running at the same time as long as they are installed in
Q: Wich version of
ADF is supported on WebLogic 12c (12.1.2)?
A: ADF 12.1.2 is
certified with WLS 12.1.2.
Q: Oracle Fusion
Middleware 11g (classic domain) contains Form, Report, Discoverer. Is there
any plan to certify this product on WLS12c or is there another version for
A: Forms and Reports
will be released as part of a future Fusion Middleware 12c release.
Q: Is your Maven
support version-specific? If so, what is the version support?
Q: I use Maven for my
builds and dependency management, does ADF support Maven?
A: Yes, a focus area
of CAF 12c is Maven enablement across all products. ADF libraries can now be
managed in a Maven Repository, an ADF archetype is available for project
layouts, and both JDeveloper and OEPE provide support for Maven-based ADF
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