Thursday Aug 08, 2013

Oracle Cloud Application Foundation 12c – Viewers Loved the Content!

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.

Cloud 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 market.

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

The four breakout sessions covered detailed discussions of the new 12c capabilities as well as four demos and multiple customer testimonials.

Release Highlights

· 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 efficiency.

· 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.

To see even more demos and feature drill downs, follow our YouTube channels:

Oracle WebLogic Server YouTube channel

Oracle Coherence YouTube channel

The 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.

Live Chat Highlights

The live chat sessions were highly interactive and here are some of the great questions asked by viewers:

Question

Answer

Q: Does the support of dynamic clusters in 12.1.2 mean i have to change my existing cluster configurations?

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 stage).

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?

A: Coherence (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 separate directories.

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 OFM?

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?

A: 3.0.4

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 development.

If you missed the live event, you can catch the On Demand Replay.

To download CAF 12c assets visit our website

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