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Using cURL to Export Oracle Digital Assistant Insights Data by Viraj Purang

If you need to view the Insights data for a Digital Assistant and at the same time also view the events for its constituent skills, you can export the data to a CSV file and create your own reports from there. You also can automate the export, which gives you a way to monitor how well an ODA is functioning at certain time intervals, for example. You do this making by REST calls to the Insights for Skills API from a script, as described in this topic. The section below is an essential read before you jump into the API usage documentation. The API endpoint (/api/v1/bots/insights/dataExports) that has been used in the accompanying text below, creates and starts an asynchronous task to export a digital assistant's or skill’s insights data into a ZIP file that's stored in the instance. The response includes a jobId, which a user can utilize for the task's ID in other Insights Data Management Export operations. This data can be filtered by a digital assistant's ID, a skill's bot name and optional version, or a bot ID. In addition to the options presented above, the data to be exported can be filtered by a date range. Read the complete article here.     Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

If you need to view the Insights data for a Digital Assistant and at the same time also view the events for its constituent skills, you can export the data to a CSV file and create your own reports...

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Displaying Multiple Answers for Frequently Asked Questions Using Regular Intents and NLP by Abhay Bhavsar

Answer intent uses machine learning to understand a user question and return a single answer. The QnA framework used earlier used elastic search instead, which didn't offer the same level of confidence as NLP. For this reason, the QnA framework always showed several possible question / answer pairs that would match a user message. Although the answer to a question that is returned by answer intents has a high confidence, some customers have expressed their preference for the "old" user interface, which lists multiple question-answer pairs if the runner-up answers resolve in a configurable range of confidence. This article explains how to use NLP and regular intents to resolve answers the "new way" while displaying it the "old way". The target audience for this article are Oracle Digital Assistant developers who used the QnA feature available in 19.x version of Oracle Digital Assistant and who now move to using answer intents in Oracle Digital Assistant on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (ODA 20.x and later). Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Answer intent uses machine learning to understand a user question and return a single answer. The QnA framework used earlier used elastic search instead, which didn't offer the same level...

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Using BotML in Oracle Digital Assistant to provide a feedback functionality for answers given by a bot by Frank Nimphius

In an earlier article on Oracle TechExchange, I explained how to implement a feedback feature for answers to frequently asked questions. In the article I used a custom component that actually handled the feedback interaction with a user. In this article I explain the same use case using BotML for handling the feedback conversation (or any other follow-up conversation needed). A benefit of the approach explained in the article is that it is easier to implement for developers that are new to Oracle Digital Assistant and custom components. Where the previous solution required a complex - though interesting - custom component to be developed, this solution goes with pure BotML. As with many article on Oracle techExchange, there are a couple of things you will learn · Formatting messages using an Apache FreeMarker array · Defining answers as regular intents · Adding icons to Common Response component actions · Using a delegate object on the Oracle Web SDK · Using CSS to customize the Oracle Web SDK rendering · Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

In an earlier article on Oracle TechExchange, I explained how to implement a feedback feature for answers to frequently asked questions. In the article I used a custom component that actually handled...

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Why Chatbots are the Future of Customer Service? Webcast April 21st 2021 10:00 a.m. PT/ 12:00 p.m. CT

Join us to learn how you can bring those gains to life for your team and customers in less than 90 days. Suhas Uliyar of Oracle and Danny Asnani and Vivek Ahuja of Sofbang will present how Sofbang’s prebuilt AI accelerators can streamline, simplify, and accelerate Oracle Digital Assistant (ODA) deployment to maximize returns for utilities. Digital Assistants the Future of Customer Service. We will present both the core value proposition of ODA for utilities and the accelerated path to deployment and ROI Sofbang offers. Vivek will provide a full demonstration of an ODA chatbot powered by Sofbang accelerators, including a variety of general FAQ and authenticated account management use cases. Discover the potential of Oracle Digital Assistant and visualize a path forward for your customer service team! Schedule: April 21, 2021 10:00 a.m. PT/ 12:00 p.m. CT For details please visit the registration page here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Join us to learn how you can bring those gains to life for your team and customers in less than 90 days. Suhas Uliyar of Oracle and Danny Asnani and Vivek Ahuja of Sofbang will present how Sofbang’s...

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Pre-empting User Choices for A Better User Experience by David Callaghan

Users fail because designs fail. Conversational design skills are an important asset for any bot developer, regardless of the development platform used. With chatbots you always build for two types of users: 1. new users that use a bot for the first time 2. expert users that did use the bot before This article explains a solution that allows experienced users to skip a dialog in a bot-user interaction Problem Statement Consider a simple question, asking a user if they have a particular input and then following up with gathering that input. Rather than simply providing an endless loop of menus, actually validating the input and if the user enters an expected response continuing in the flow. A simple journey, but how should the bot react when the user answers the question (expert user) rather than clicking the list button. One way, is to simply repeat the menu option until they click the right button, for example: Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Users fail because designs fail. Conversational design skills are an important asset for any bot developer, regardless of the development platform used. With chatbots you always build for two types of...

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Requeue expired JMS-AQ messages by Martien van den Akker

At my current customer we use JMS queues that are implemented with AQ queues based on sys.aq$_jms_text_message. In Weblogic you can create a so-called Foreign server that is able to interact with these queues over a datasource. For a Weblogic application, like SOA Suite or OSB, it is as if it is a regular Weblogic JMS queue. Pretty smart, because unlike a JDBC based Weblogic JMS Server, you can not only use the sys.aq$_jms_text_message type to query the aq table, as I described earlier. Not only that, you can also use the AQ PL/Sql api's to enqueue and dequeue these messages. This can come in handy when you need to purge the tables, to remove the expired messages. But this morning there was a hickup in OSB, so that it couldn't process these messages succesfully. Because of the persisting rollbacks the messages are moved to the exception queue by AQ with the reason 'MAX_RETRY_EXCEEDED'. After I investigated the issue and some interaction with our admins the OSB was restarted which solved the problem. But the earlier expired messages were still in the exception queue and processes were waiting for the response. So I thought it would be fun to have my own script to re-enqueue the expired messages. Although the admins turned out to have scripts for this, I would like to have my own. Theirs maybe smarter or at least they had more time to develop. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

At my current customer we use JMS queues that are implemented with AQ queues based on sys.aq$_jms_text_message. In Weblogic you can create a so-called Foreign server that is able to interact...

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Automated Unit Testing of Node Fn Functions using Jest by Lucas Jellema

Crucial pieces of functionality in cloud native applications is implemented in Functions. In the case of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure specifically, the Functions framework is typically Project Fn and the implementation language of choice is … up to the DevOps team. Popular languages for implementing Functions include Go, Python, Java and JavaScript. Automated code level tests are essential to describe and prove the behavior of the software and to allow rapid and safe refactoring of the code. These tests should be executable in a fully automated way, run against the code as it is without special provisions in the code for running the test, without requiring deployment of the code to a central environment and focus on the core: not the external dependencies used by the code at runtime and not the frameworks that wrap the code at runtime. In the case of Fn Functions, automated code level unit tests should not include the Fn libraries — but only deal with the code the developers in the DevOps team have written to implement the required functionality in the code. Read the complete article here.     Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Crucial pieces of functionality in cloud native applications is implemented in Functions. In the case of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure specifically, the Functions framework is typically Project Fn and...

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Developer Partner Community Newsletter March 2021

Dear Developer Partner Community, In the last 6 month we offered eighteen Oracle Digital Assistant Bootcamps for Partners. 968 persons attended these hands-on trainings. More than 2800 persons are on the waiting list, therefor we offer three additional workshops, please see below registration details, in the next months. Thanks for spending your valuable time to become trained and certified. What is the impact of this huge investment by our partners? 6 of the top 10 Oracle Digital Assistant customers are implemented by partners! Congratulations and thanks for your success. Trained and certified consultants implement successful customer projects. For Peoplesoft customer we offer pre-build chatbot templates. Your smart online assistant for daily tasks and frequent queries. PeopleSoft delivers setup pages which can be used to develop and deploy chatbots on PeopleSoft systems. Oracle Digital Assistant (ODA) is leveraged to enable chatbots on PeopleSoft systems. Chatbots can be configured as Tiles or as a Widget to PeopleSoft Application pages. It can also be accessed through external messaging client buy sending a message directly to the Twilio number of the skill. Chatbot skills functionality include HR services like benefits, payroll, absence, recruit, expenses and employee directory. Thanks to the community for all the excellent chatbot & development tool articles: Implement Adaptive Bot Design Using Message Bundles In Oracle Digital Assistant & Deciding how to partition your digital assistant into multiple skills & The MS Excel Challenge Of Curating Utterances And Resource Bundles For Oracle Digital Assistant & Visual Builder Cookbook - February Update & Visual Builder Office Hours March 15th 2021 & Business Rules in Visual Builder Cloud Service. Oracle Marketplace offers a streamlined way to get started with a publisher's software, and through the Marketplace UI you can simply spin up any of these solutions through a simple wizard using Terraform and Images of WebLogic. It’s a great opportunity to shift Java applications to the Oracle Cloud platform. In the Application Development section we published articles about: Helidon Messaging with JMS & How to push a Coherence CE application out to a Kubernetes cluster, and then scale and manage that cluster & Peek Inside Coherence with OpenTracing, Part 3 & Access Coherence using GraphQL & Get insight into API Gateway logs using OCI Logging Analytics & Migrating from Generic Data Source to Active GridLink. For a short summery of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The March edition highlights the hands-on Integration Bootcamps and the Oracle Hospitality Innovation Week. In this month’s community webcast Luis Weir and Niall Commiskey will present how to combine OHIP and Oracle Integration to connect Opera with Oracle SaaS. Please join the Partner Community Webcast March 30th 2021. On-demand webcast recordings are available at the Oracle Video Hub. Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @wlsCommunity #OracleDeveloperCommunity! To read the complete newsletter please visit https://bit.ly/DeveloperNewsMarch2021 Please like and share the newsletter at LinkedIn and Twitter   Jürgen Kress PaaS Partner Adoption Oracle HQ Tel. +49 89 1430 1479 E-Mail: juergen.kress@oracle.com Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Technorati Tags: WebLogic Community newsletter,newsletter,WebLogic,WebLogic Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress, Developer Community, Developer

Dear Developer Partner Community, In the last 6 month we offered eighteen Oracle Digital Assistant Bootcamps for Partners. 968 persons attended these hands-on trainings. More than 2800 persons are on...

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Automate Visual Application’s CI/CD with Visual Builder Studio by Shay Shmeltzer

Oracle Visual Builder Studio offers an improved experience for packaging and deploying Visual Applications. We now offer declarative built-in tasks that let you package and optimize your app, deploy it (either stage or live version), and manage the data stored in the app. These declarative tasks are based on an updated set of Grunt tasks available for Visual Builder, which can also be leveraged in other CI/CD platforms. One of the nice features of Visual Builder Studio is that it automatically creates a CI/CD pipeline for your app when you create a workspace for a new or imported app. In this blog we explain what is actually being created, so you can implement additional CI/CD flows either in VBStudio or outside. Packaging the App The first build step we use is the package option for Visual Application - this step processes the code from your git repository, and creates zip files that contain an optimized version of your app ready to be deployed. Under the hood we are using the vb-process-local grunt task to achieve this. We then archive the resulting artifact so they can be picked up by the next build step - the deploy step. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Oracle Visual Builder Studio offers an improved experience for packaging and deploying Visual Applications. We now offer declarative built-in tasks that let you package and optimize your app, deploy...

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Adding Pull to Refresh Behavior in Mobile Apps by Shay Shmeltzer

Pull to Refresh is a common touch interaction pattern in mobile apps where by placing your finger on the device and dragging down you get an updated set of data onto your device. In this blog we show how to add this user interaction to your mobile Visual Builder app using a component from the Visual Builder component exchange. The component exchange in Visual Builder contains various components that you can add to your development environment and apps. To add a component simply click the "Get Component" in the component palette, find the component your are after and choose "Install". The component will be added to your visual editor's component palette. In the demo below we are adding a "Pull to Refresh" component - this is a component that implement the user interaction. Inside the component, you place other UI component that you want to refresh. In our example we place a listView component into the default container of the pull to refresh component. The component exposes an ojRefresh event, which we use to hook an action chain to. In the action chain we can execute the logic that will implement the refresh. In the demo we simply use the fire data provider event of type refresh on the ServiceDataProvider that populates our list component. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Pull to Refresh is a common touch interaction pattern in mobile apps where by placing your finger on the device and dragging down you get an updated set of data onto your device. In this blog we show...

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How To Display Or Work With User Local Date And Time In Oracle Digital Assistant Using The Oracle Web SDK by Frank Nimphius

Oracle Digital Assistant lives in the cloud where it uses universal time (UTC) for all date operations. Dependent on where you live in this world, the timezone offset of your local time compared to UTC varies. For Germany, where I am based in, the timezone offset is 2 hours that Germany is ahead of UTC (or 7200000 ms). UTC is a common date and time reference used in many applications and software products. However, the user local time is often needed, for example if there are deadlines like opening hours to enforce and check. This article explains how you can obtain the local time in Oracle Digital Assistant using the Oracle Web SDK. Oracle Digital Assistant chatbots (digital assistants) communicate with users through a conversation channel that is connected to a messenger on the user device. Because Oracle Digital Assistant does not have direct access to the user device, it cannot query the user local time. This means that the local time information needs to be passed by the messenger as part of an initial message sent to the digital assistant. 3rd party messengers like Facebook send the timezoneOffset information that then becomes accessible in Oracle Digital Assistant through the ${profile.timezoneOffset} expression in BotML. The image below shows what gets printed when you run the Oracle Web channel (Oracle Web SDK) and print the Oracle Digital Assistant cloud tie, the timezoneOffset and the calculated local time. As you can see, the timezoneOffset is not available and thus the local time calculated in the sample is the same as the UTC time. Read the complete article here.     Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Oracle Digital Assistant lives in the cloud where it uses universal time (UTC) for all date operations. Dependent on where you live in this world, the timezone offset of your local time compared to...

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What Is Best for Frequently Asked Questions In Oracle Digital Assistant? Regular or Answer Intents? By Frank Nimphius

Answer intent in Oracle Digital Assistant uses Trainer Tm, a machine learning model, to understand how users ask for a particular answer. Unlike other systems that map an answer to one or more questions in order to retrieve the answer, the machine learning based system learns from examples (utterances) allowing it to produce answer with high confidence. Also, by using Trainer Tm as the machine learning model in Oracle Digital Assistant, answer intents use the same optimized algorithm as regular intents, which leads to the question of what is better to use for FAQ, answer intents or regular intents. Before going into any details, let me share the answer: "Use both!" Answer Intents Answer intents in Oracle Digital Assistant retrieve answers from resource bundles. The resource bundles key is determined by the name of the resolved intent. The image below shows how the intent is mapped to a resource bundle . Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Answer intent in Oracle Digital Assistant uses Trainer Tm, a machine learning model, to understand how users ask for a particular answer. Unlike other systems that map an answer to one or more...

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Oracle Gives Voice Assistant Multilingual Learning Capability by Eric Hal Schwartz

Oracle rolled out a major update for its voice assistant this week. The Oracle Digital Assistant now includes native multilingual natural language understanding and customizable vocabulary. The updates may help Oracle stand out as a voice-enabled enterprise service as new rivals appear. ORACLE SPEAKS The Oracle Digital Assistant has been around since 2016. At first purely a chatbot, Oracle added voice capability to the assistant last autumn. Vocal communications opened up new dimensions of interaction for Oracle’s clients to connect with sales and other software, streamlining a lot of administrative duties along the way. Now, that communication can be run in a variety of languages using the native multilingual NLU feature. The AI can be taught with data in a client’s native language and respond in whatever language best suits the client at that time. That means there’s no longer a need for a company using Oracle’s software to translate everything into English and back again to be able to use the voice assistant. Oracle also integrated its own software architecture into the learning models to improve the performance of the AI when it comes to differentiating and understanding sentences that may seem similar, or that use metaphor, intuiting what it is being asked using context. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Oracle rolled out a major update for its voice assistant this week. The Oracle Digital Assistant now includes native multilingual natural language understanding and customizable vocabulary. The...

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Digital Assistant Named a Leader for Intelligent Virtual Assistants by Neil Shea

Oracle’s Digital Assistant has been recognized as a leader by analyst firm Ovum in its latest research report, "Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Intelligent Virtual Assistant Solution, 2020–21." The report evaluates 10 niche and large technology vendors while analyzing the evolution of virtual intelligent assistants, the increasing scope of use cases, and the market landscape. Oracle Digital Assistant is the new way that users get answers and get things done just by asking, via text or speech, rather than hunting around menus. It is comprehensive in that it can be configured to answer on any topic. It leverages AI-powered Natural Language Processing to better understand users’ requests. Developed with today's IT leader in mind, our virtual assistant solution is a departure from the traditional inconsistent "point solution", including single-purpose chatbots. Out of the box, users have access to over 35 transactions including directory lookup, vacation balance, promotions, and feedback. Furthermore, the platform is agile—an included Extensibility Framework makes the Oracle Digital Assistant 'upgrade safe' by automatically merging customizations into updated transactions without having to manually re-create—a feature not found in other solutions on the market. Read the complete article here.     Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Oracle’s Digital Assistant has been recognized as a leader by analyst firm Ovum in its latest research report, "Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Intelligent Virtual Assistant Solution, 2020–21." The...

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Office Depot Contains 20% of Service Requests with Oracle Digital Assistant Integrated with Oracle Service Cloud by Jason Lamon

Customer service is expensive. On average, it costs about $1 per minute to service a customer that calls customer support. This cost increases if the call needs to be escalated to the next level of support – from Level 1 to Level 3 – because with each escalation more time is spent talking with the customer and may also involve a higher-paid service agent. To keep things simple, if we use the $1 per minute cost as the data point to calculate the cost for a company with 200,000 calls per year, and an average call length of 10 minutes, we would find that such a company would spend $2,000,000 per year on customer service calls alone. This is a simple example and results will vary across industries, but call center cost reduction is something that every company with a call center wants to do. The question is how? A lot of companies use a customer service solution like Oracle Service Cloud (Oracle CX Service) that combines web, social, and contact center (phone) experiences. On the web side, customers can use Service Cloud to initiate service requests through a chat interface. This enables them to get straight to their question instead of having to go through prompts or make selections on a phone, which saves time and ultimately money. However, what about common or routine questions that live agents must answer repeatedly, such as order status or return policies? These common or routine questions typically make up a large portion of overall requests, and while simple to resolve, they cost the same to service. What can companies do to reduce the volume of these requests being serviced by live agents? In Office Depot’s case, they turned to the Oracle Digital Assistant (ODA) integrated with Oracle Service Cloud. Office Depot has deployed ODA on their website to provide a simple channel and conversational chat interface to check on order statuses, ask policy-related questions such as returning a purchase, and even cancel orders. When human intervention is necessary, ODA can hand off the conversation to an Oracle Service Cloud live agent and pass along the entire chat script. This ensures the live agent does not have to ask as many questions to understand what the customer is trying to resolve, leading to additional time reduction. Office Depot’s goal was to contain common or routine questions with ODA, and so far they’ve been able to contain 20% of their service interactions resulting in significant cost savings. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Customer service is expensive. On average, it costs about $1 per minute to service a customer that calls customer support. This cost increases if the call needs to be escalated to the next level of...

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A highlight reel Catch six highlights about Oracle’s newest Cloud@Customer offering, which puts a complete public cloud into your data center. Hear Oracle CTO and Chairman Larry Ellison lay out the benefits, an analyst call the product a “pink unicorn,” and customers explain why they’re intrigued. Next level Larry Ellison details new Oracle Cloud@Customer services that will help more companies benefit from autonomous cloud services. Announcing a New Forum: HCM Digital Assistant We are excited to announce the launch of the new HCM Digital Assistant Forum on Cloud Customer Connect. The HCM Digital Assistant provides an intuitive, AI-powered conversational user interface enabling both managers and employees to carry out more than 50 common actions using natural language. Hands free See how Oracle Digital Assistant lets technicians use their voices to capture data while keeping their hands free for maintenance work JavaFX on Raspberry Pi The inexpensive single-board computer works great with Java, making hardware development as easy as traditional software development. Asynchronous Polyglot Programming in GraalVM JavaScript One of the many cool features of GraalVM is its support for polyglot applications. The ability to mix and match programming styles and paradigms makes it easy to combine different programming models allowing developers to take advantage of different languages in a single application. Announcing Helidon 2.0 Helidon provides a set of Java libraries that simplify microservices development, and offer developers a range of features and benefits. Helidon MP GraalVM Native Image support in Helidon 2.0 adds to the existing Helidon SE GraalVM Native Image support, bringing GraalVM Native Image startup and memory consumption benefits to MicroProfile developers. Announcing Coherence Community Edition Oracle is pleased to announce that it is making the core of Oracle Coherence available as free and open source software in Coherence Community Edition. Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

A highlight reel Catch six highlights about Oracle’s newest Cloud@Customer offering, which puts a complete public cloud into your data center. Hear Oracle CTO and Chairman Larry Ellison lay out the...

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Chatbot hands-on workshop series with Oracle Digital Assistant April 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th 2021

Bots are the future! In fact, if you're wondering whether your business should create a bot, you're asking the wrong question. Bot-powered commerce is the future. This technology is still in its infancy, so most bots follow a set of rules programmed by a human via a bot-building platform, and one of them is Oracle Digital Assistant. In this 4 sessions you will learn what is Oracle Digital Assistant and what features are provided to build machine learning powered chatbots. Moreover, we will demonstrate how to create code-free a conversation in a matter of minutes. The series completes with best practices to create an awesome digital assistant experience. Workshop series: Digital Assistant Overview & start your free cloud service April 20th 2021 Hands-on Digital Assistant part 1 April 22nd 2021 Hands-on Digital Assistant part 2 April 27th 2021 Best practices in building an AWESOME digital assistant experience April 29th 2021 Schedule: April 20, April 22, April 27 and April 29, 2021 17:00 - 19:00 CET (Berlin time) For details please visit the registration page here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Bots are the future! In fact, if you're wondering whether your business should create a bot, you're asking the wrong question. Bot-powered commerce is the future. This technology is still in its...

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Run polyglot apps with WebLogic 14.1.1 and GraalVM EE by Michel Schildmeijer

As Oracle announced on Oracle OpenWorld 2019 ( why does that seem like ages ago?? ) WebLogic 14 version, and later that years this release, also was announced this version was certified to run with GraalVM. Now that makes WebLogic more than only the Java EE application server that it used to be, because now other application technologies such as JavaScript, Ruby or Python could theoretically run on WebLogic. This made me curious and I decided to research and develop a way to rollout a WebLogic platform running with GraalVM, on Oracle's managed Kubernetes Engine. Requirements and necessary steps To run it on Kubernetes, I had to prepare the following · Obtain the GraalVM EE software package · Build a GraalVM EE Docker Image and push it to my private container registry · Build a WebLogic 14 image using the GraalVM EE Image and push it to my private regsitry · Create a WebLogic 14 domain on Kubernetes using the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator GraalVM EE  software Now GraalVM is partial OpenSource, thats the Communtiy Edition ( GraalVM CE), but for using it with WebLogic, the GraalVM EE is required. At time of writing this blog the version is 19.3.2, to be downloaded fro edelivery.oracle.com. Package is to be downloaded as  V995577-01.tar,gz. Because there is no GraalVM EE container image public available, I built one myself, using docker build tools. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

As Oracle announced on Oracle OpenWorld 2019 ( why does that seem like ages ago?? ) WebLogic 14 version, and later that years this release, also was announced this version was certified to run with...

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WebLogic Kubernetes ToolKit Update – Operator 3.0.0 by Monica Riccelli

We are very excited to announce the release of WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator 3.0.0.  This latest version of the operator introduces features and support that gives our users flexibility when applying updates to their domains and applications, and when automating CI/CD pipelines. WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator 3.0.0 supports: · A new Model in Image pattern · Kubernetes 1.16, 1.17, 1.18 · Istio · Helm 3 · OLCNE 1.1 certification · Performance improvements so that a single operator can manage many domains · For Domain in Persistent Volume (PV), the ability to apply topology changes to the domain which the operator can uptake without requiring any downtime The WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator is one five open source tools that compose the WebLogic Kubernetes ToolKit. The ToolKit lets users migrate their existing applications, manage and update their domains, deploy and update their applications, monitor them, persist the logs, and automate the creation and patching of images. The tools in the ToolKit are: Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

We are very excited to announce the release of WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator 3.0.0.  This latest version of the operator introduces features and support that gives our users flexibility when...

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Helidon 2.0 Features New Web Client, DB Client and Command-Line Tool by Michael Redlich

In a recent Oracle Live Webcast, Oracle formally released Helidon 2.0 and announced that Coherence, Oracle's in-memory data grid solution, will be open-sourced. Helidon 2.0 ships with a host of new significant features such as: support for reactive messaging and streams; a new command-line tool, a new web client API for Helidon SE, GraalVM support for Helidon MP, and a new reactive database client. Helidon, a Greek word for a swallow, is an open-source framework and collection of Java libraries designed for creating microservices-based applications. There are two versions: Helidon SE provides core functional-style APIs for building microservices-based applications. An application server is not required; Helidon MP is an implementation of the MicroProfile specification for building microservices-based applications. A full list of supported APIs for Helidon SE and Helidon MP is available. To complement the original three core Helidon SE APIs - Web Server, Configuration and Security - a new Web Client API completes the set for Helidon SE. Web Client processes HTTP requests and responses related to a specified endpoint. Consider this small example where an instance of the WebClient interface is built along with a response that returns plain text: Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

In a recent Oracle Live Webcast, Oracle formally released Helidon 2.0 and announced that Coherence, Oracle's in-memory data grid solution, will be open-sourced. Helidon 2.0 ships with a host of new...

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Visual Builder Office Hours March 15th 2021

Performance Optimization for Visual Builder Apps March 15 18:00 - 19:00   Start Times Around the World Your Experts Marcie Samuelsen, Developer Marketing Manager    @meyoungorcl Marcie is Marketing Manager for Global Developer Marketing. She joined Oracle in August 1996 as a Sales Consultant. She worked in the User Assistance team for 15 years developing training for Oracle APEX. Marcie also was the creator of the Oracle Learning Library which is an APEX Application used by Oracle customers. Marcie has been in Marketing for the last 2 years promoting webcasts and workshops for customers. Tara Van Cleave, Business Development Consultant Tara helps Oracle developers, product managers and developer advocates educate our users about Oracle technology. Shay Shmeltzer, Director of Product Management    @JDevShay Shay is Director of Product Management for Oracle Cloud Development Tools. He is focused on helping developers simplify and streamline their work leveraging Oracle solutions. Shay frequently presents at industry events, publishes many articles, and regularly blogs at https://blogs.oracle.com/author/shay-shmeltzer For details please visit the registration page here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Performance Optimization for Visual Builder Apps March 15 18:00 - 19:00   Start Times Around the World Your Experts Marcie Samuelsen, Developer Marketing Manager    @meyoungorcl Marcie is Marketing Manager...

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Oracle Digital Assistant Newsletter February 2021

February 2021 Edition Welcome to the February edition of the Oracle Digital Assistant News. Last month we announced the details of our latest major release of Oracle Digital Assistant (20.12), featuring native multi-lingual NLU, group chat and data manufacturing, among a whole heap of new features. If you missed that edition of the newsletter scroll down to the bottom of this one and follow the link under "Previous Newsletters". By now all instances have been updated, so you can try out these exciting new features. If you need help upgrading or have any feedback then feel free to reach out to us. This month we're bringing you the usual selection of industry news, customer stories, upcoming events, best practices and technical articles. If you are enjoying this newsletter or If you have anything you would like us to feature in a future edition message us via twitter using tags #OracleODA #OracleODANews Please feel free to forward this newsletter to anybody who may be interested and invite them to subscribe too. Read the February 2021 Edition here and Subscribe to the Newsletter here.     Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic , Digital Assistant Newsletter

February 2021 Edition Welcome to the February edition of the Oracle Digital Assistant News.Last month we announced the details of our latest major release of Oracle Digital Assistant (20.12), featuring...

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JET – advanced cca communication using events by Anirban Mukherjee

This article talks about an advanced mechanism of achieving inter-component communication using events. I had earlier written about another simpler mechanism, using the writeback principle, on CCA communication with writeback. However, the writeback principle works only when both the web components are located under the same root component. So it is not really a robust option. The current article deals with communicating using events, and this works across nested components, and does not depend on the hierarchy of the component in the DOM. My sample application contains 3 nested web components, in this order: When the button in the innermost component is clicked, it raises multiple custom events, which bubble up the DOM. The First and the Second components have been set up to listen to these events and respond accordingly. As a good practice, I have set up helper functions to raise and subscribe to events in a separate function, and I have set the prototype of my custom components to my helper function. This helps to reduce repeated code and allows the web components to be driven by a consistent frame. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

This article talks about an advanced mechanism of achieving inter-component communication using events. I had earlier written about another simpler mechanism, using the writeback principle, on CCA...

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Embedding Visual Builder Apps In Oracle Cloud Applications by Shay Shmeltzer

In some cases you will want to access Oracle Visual Builder application through an interface built with another product/service. For example, embed the VB app in a portal or another app. Embedding Visual Builder UI in an Oracle Cloud Application (Oracle's SaaS) page is another example of this use case. In this blog we'll show how to achieve this. Adapting the Visual Builder App There are three things you'll likely want to setup in your Visual Builder app when you know it is going to be embedded. The first one is a must do - in the web app settings->security section you should allow your application to be embedded in other servers. If not set, when a site will try to embed the URL of your app it will be denied and in the console you'll see a message similar to "Refused to display 'URL' in a frame because it set 'X-Frame-Options'". By default VB apps are not allowing other sites to embed them because of security concerns, so you need to specifically set this entry. (Note that you must re-publish your app after you change this setting). The other thing you likely want to do is remove any surrounding chrome around the core content of your app. These parts are usually defined in the shell page which acts as the template for your page. Simply go and edit the HTML removing things that are not needed in the embedded version. Read the complete article here   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

In some cases you will want to access Oracle Visual Builder application through an interface built with another product/service. For example, embed the VB app in a portal or another app. Embedding...

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Using GitLFS for Git Binary File Management with Visual Builder Studio by Shay Shmeltzer

As a best practice your Git repository shouldn't include large binary files - since you usually don't actually manage the content of these files in a similar way to source code files. But sometime these files are part of your code base, and you would like to track them along with the rest of your code. GitLFS - an open source project - helps in doing this in an efficient way. The latest version of Oracle Visual Builder Studio added support for using GitLFS. Git Large File Storage (LFS) replaces large files such as audio samples, videos, datasets, and graphics with text pointers inside Git, while storing the file contents on a remote server. Visual Builder Studio will store the files in your Oracle Cloud Object Storage. In the demo below you can see how easy it is to use GitLFS with your free Git repositories in Visual Builder Studio. After you download and install GitLFS on your client, you can add it to a specific Git repo by issuing a "git lfs install" in the directory into which you cloned your repository. Then indicate which files to track using commands such as "git lfs track *.bin". Add the new .gitattributes file to your git transaction, and that's it. From now on, when you add files of the specific type to your git repo - they will be stored outside of your git repo. Here is a quick demo -  Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

As a best practice your Git repository shouldn't include large binary files - since you usually don't actually manage the content of these files in a similar way to source code files. But...

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Managing Business Objects Lifecycle with Visual Builder Studio by Shay Shmeltzer

With Visual Builder Studio the lifecycle of the application's code is managed separately from that of data that is stored in business objects. In this blog we'll show you how to hook up data management into the process that deploys your application. Managing the data lifecycle can be done using the new Visual Application build steps that were added to Visual Builder Studio. Note that this demo is a continuation of the previous blog that shows the initial configuration of a package and deploy steps. The data manager in Visual Builder helps you get data in and out of business objects while developing the app. We'll use the Visual Builder Data Manager "Export all Data" option to generate a zip file with base data we can use in our dev/test app. This will create a zip file with csv files with the data for each business object. In Visual Builder Studio, we create a separate Git repository to store this file, as it is not part of your application code. Then we are going to load the exported file into that repository. To automate populating business objects we create a new build job that uses the Import Data step from the Visual Application category. Note that the application we are importing into in the video is published with a version in the path ("Include the application version in the URL" is checked) - which means this is not a "live" app as the URL will change when we modify the app version. We can therefor import data into it directly. Applications that don't have the "Include the application version in the URL" checked are your "live/production" apps - with a fixed URL that won't change when you deploy new versions. If you want to do a similar import of data into a live/production app, then you need to first use the Lock step to lock the app, then import the data, and then Unlock the app. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

With Visual Builder Studio the lifecycle of the application's code is managed separately from that of data that is stored in business objects. In this blog we'll show you how to hook up...

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How to add version control with GIT to your custom component projects by Frank Nimphius

GIT is a free open source version control system available at https://git-scm.com/about/free-and-open-source. This article does not explain GIT but shows how you can use GIT to version control Oracle Digital Assistant custom component service projects. Also, in this article I propose a GIT repository structure that has directories built for each skill requiring custom components. This proposal is for custom components that should be deployed to the local component container in a skill. You would probably use a different code organization if components will be deployed to a remote repository. For illustration purposes, this article uses Microsoft Visual Studio Code as a JavaScript IDE because it has GIT support built-in. When you develop custom component services, you don't have any dependencies  to a specific JavaScript IDE and can choose whatever you prefer. At least though you want to make sure that the IDE you use supports Node debugging. If you are experienced with GIT then you will be able to get away without GIT support in the IDE and use the command lie instead. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

GIT is a free open source version control system available at https://git-scm.com/about/free-and-open-source. This article does not explain GIT but shows how you can use GIT to version control Oracle...

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Democratizing Oracle Apps by Carlos Chang

According to the Merriam Webster, democratize means to “To make (something) available to all people” and that’s exactly what Oracle Digital Assistant is about – making applications more accessible all people, conversationally easy. I’ve borrowed this blog’s title from the Omdia analyst, Mark Beccue’s commentary “Oracle Digital Assistant democratizing Oracle apps” and as you will see, it’s apropos. Historically, the internet came about commercially in the late 90s, and made the world’s information available to anyone w/ a PC. In 2007, Apple introduced the iPhone and effectively put a computer in all our modern-day pockets. More recently, cheap compute power, and effectively infinite cloud storage brought about breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, and thus, the advent of sophisticated conversational AI.  Now we don’t have to navigate to a website, or download, install and figure out a mobile app; more and more commonly, we simply ask, to get what we need. To quote from the analyst’s commentary: “By offering full integration with its software as a service (SaaS) applications, Oracle made it exponentially easier for end users to command and control the capabilities of these applications.” This doesn't mean that we will no longer need the full power of the web or mobile apps that SaaS apps offer. No, we’re far from that. But for the non-power or infrequent users, conversational interfaces are more approachable. And even power users can benefit from ready access and simplicity of a conversational interface. Read the complete article here   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

According to the Merriam Webster, democratizemeans to “To make (something) available to all people” and that’s exactly what Oracle Digital Assistant is about – making applications more accessible all...

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Training your NLP model – best practices in writing utterances by Grant Ronald

Stop the press - an NLP model is only as good as the data you train it with. I think we can all generally agree on that statement. Also, when it comes to training intents with utterances, ultimately the best data is real data. However, you have to start somewhere and to do so you need to bootstrap your NLP model by creating your own utterances. Even with the best intentions in the world, synthetic utterances can introduce bias, often because we all have our own myopic view of the world. It is also fair to ask the question “what makes a good utterances or training corpus?” So how might you kick-start training your NLP model? Remember the basics You don’t have to actually know much, or anything, about NLP so long as you follow some general guidelines. From my experiences, here are the guidelines I try to follow: Focus on the essence of the intent and what makes it unique: remember the goal is not to “understand”, but to classify. You must ensure intents are designed to be as distinct as possible and the utterances will define what makes those intents distinct. Think of the rings in the Olympic flag; ideally each intent should have no overlap (or as little as possible). As you create utterances, focus on what it is that makes this intent distinct from any other – that is the essence you want to capture in your utterances. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Stop the press - an NLP model is only as good as the data you train it with. I think we can all generally agree on that statement. Also, when it comes to training intents with utterances, ultimately...

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Developer Partner Community Newsletter February 2021

Dear Developer Partner Community, The Oracle Digital Assistant February release introduces many new functionality including Unified Multi-lingual NLU, Enhanced Speech, Data Manufacturing with Active Learning. ODA supports Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish – a great opportunity for your localized chatbots. Thanks to the community for all the excellent chatbot & development tool articles: How PeopleSoft customers can use Chatbots to meet employee expectations and cut costs in Help Desk & Cloud HCM Talk Radio - Innovating Cloud HCM with Voice and Chatbots & Building Intelligence: How Oracle Built a Digital Assistant & How to configure a bag item in a composite bag entity as optional & The importance of test, measure & improvement in chatbots and NLP & Automating CI/CD for Oracle Cloud Functions with Visual Builder Studio & Business Rules in Visual Builder Cloud Service & Filtering SingleSelect Values as You Type. The WebLogic Kubernetes toolkit enables you to migrate your existing applications, manage and update your domains, deploy and update your applications, monitor them, persist the logs, and automate the creation and patching of images. Integration between the tools allows to automate updates through CI/CD processes. WebLogic Kubernetes Toolkit includes the following tools: WebLogic Deploy Tooling (WDT) & WebLogic Image Tool & WebLogic Kubernetes Operator & WebLogic Monitoring Exporter & WebLogic Logging Exporter. A great kit to shift workload from on-premises to the Oracle Cloud Platform. In the Application Development section we published articles about: Coherence Community Edition & Excel generation example - Custom Java functionality on Oracle PaaS/JCS cloud & Helidon 2.2.0 Released & Helidon Messaging with Oracle AQ & Helidon, Logging, and MDC & GraalVM quick reference & MicroProfile GraphQL Support Now Available in Helidon MP. For a short summery of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The February edition highlights the OIC February Update and the Oracle Video Hub. In this month’s community webcast Antony Reynolds will present an update on Oracle Integration Scalability and Resilience. Please join the Partner Community Webcast on February 23rd 2021. On-demand webcast recordings are available at the Oracle Video Hub.   To read the complete newsletter please visit https://bit.ly/DeveloperNewsFebruary2021 Please like and share the newsletter at LinkedIn and Twitter Jürgen Kress PaaS Partner Adoption Oracle HQ Tel. +49 89 1430 1479 E-Mail: juergen.kress@oracle.com Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Technorati Tags: WebLogic Community newsletter,newsletter,WebLogic,WebLogic Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress, Developer Community, Developer

Dear Developer Partner Community, The Oracle Digital Assistant February release introduces many new functionality including Unified Multi-lingual NLU, Enhanced Speech, Data Manufacturing with Active...

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The ROI of Digital Assistants by Andrew Bediz

Every industrial revolution has been defined by increased efficiency and reduced costs. The new digital revolution we are embarking upon is no different. Things that took days to do can now be done in seconds, and things that used to cost hundreds of dollars can now be accomplished by spending less than one dollar. Conversational AI is cool, but that’s not why it will change the world. It will change the world because it will be better and cheaper than many of the things we pay humans to do today. In this blog we will focus on the impact of digital assistants in the world of human resources (HR). And how it will change how organizations can service requests and questions from employees and managers in a way that reduces organizational costs and improves the level of service. We will therefore break down the two areas that should result in large reductions in operating costs: the HR help desk and HR staffing levels. What you will see is that even the most conservative approach to saving costs with a digital assistant will realize between a 10%-30% reduction in help desk and HR costs in one year. And that can be doubled in two years. Plus, you’ll be providing better service to your employees and managers too!  As Larry Ellison pointed out last year at Oracle OpenWorld. It’s not the software that is the most expensive item, it’s the cost of all the people who have to deal with all the ramifications of running the software. 1.   HR Help Desk Costs It has been said that help desks are the cost of (a lack of) quality. Scattered, and often misleading, information and complex processes inevitably force employees to reach out to live agents to help them solve their problems, answer their questions, or complete a task. Help desks are, often, the cost organizations pay for failures elsewhere in their internal systems. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Every industrial revolution has been defined by increased efficiency and reduced costs. The new digital revolution we are embarking upon is no different. Things that took days to do can now be done in...

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Upgrade the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator by Michel Schildmeijer

In my series of blogs around WebLogic, containers and Kubernetes I'd like to tell you about "old meets new". Well "Old" is maybe an inappropriate term in this case, but what I actually mean is how WebLogic's relation to traditional infrastructure like servers and VMs and from a container based perspective with a container orchestrator platform such as Kubernetes, and Oracle's cloud implementation of it, Oracle Container Clusters(OKE) holds. Operators Kubernetes as a platform knows all about it's pods, services, policies, persitent volumes and so on, but as demands of what to containerize became more demanding, it was not sufficient anymore. If you have a stateless web app to control, in a lightweight container, kubernetes can handle it well. But an entire database or application server platform in a container is something different. Specific tasks and details regarding all kinds of configurations and operations can never be handled by kubernetes, similar to a VM or server; they can't do that either. Here Operators will be implemented. Operators : · They extend  the K8S api · Configure & manage  more complex instances · They leverage more experience based knowledge to Kubernetes. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

In my series of blogs around WebLogic, containers and Kubernetes I'd like to tell you about "old meets new". Well "Old" is maybe an inappropriate term in this case, but what I actually mean is...

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Accelerating OCI applications with GraalVM Enterprise by Olga Gupalo

Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition is a high performance runtime that provides significant improvements in application execution and efficiency on premise and in the cloud.  For cloud, the good news is that GraalVM Enterprise is included in all Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) subscriptions so you can use it for no additional charge.  Let's see how to get started with GraalVM Enterprise in OCI and run some examples in a virtual machine. While GraalVM Enterprise's improved performance and reduced resource requirements can lead to cost savings for OCI customers, OCI itself is running services on GraalVM Enterprise.  For example, the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring service, which captures and provides analysis of service health and performance metrics, has reported a 5% reduction in CPU consumption and a 10% increase in the number of transactions per second when using GraalVM Enterprise.  For OCI user workloads, GraalVM Enterprise can be used in the following deployment scenarios: Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition is a high performance runtime that provides significant improvements in application execution and efficiency on premise and in the cloud.  For cloud, the good news is...

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Asynchronous Polyglot programming in GraalVM JavaScript by Daniele Bonetta

One of the many cool features of GraalVM is its support for polyglot applications. The ability to mix and match programming styles and paradigms makes it easy to combine different programming models allowing developers to take advantage of different languages in a single application. Since GraalVM was open sourced, many platforms and frameworks have started embedding GraalVM language runtimes to provide scripting capabilities through dynamic languages such as JavaScript or Python, for example Vert.x Es4x, as well as some experimental builds of Oracle Database. Mixing and combining different programming languages often means mixing and combining different programming styles and paradigms. This is evident in applications that mix programming languages with dissimilar models of concurrency and parallel execution. In this blog post we focus on the combination of Java and JavaScript in the context of asynchronous applications. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

One of the many cool features of GraalVM is its support for polyglot applications. The ability to mix and match programming styles and paradigms makes it easy to combine different programming models...

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Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit(JET) empowers developers by providing a modular open source toolkit Redwood design

Redwood is here! All UI components and functionality is using the Redwood Design System by default in this release! If you woud like to use the Alta theme with JET v9.0.0, please see the Migration chapter of the JET Developers Guide for guidance. Check your DOM syntax This release includes an updated version of jQuery (v3.5.1) which fixes a security issue. This fix introduces potential issues if your code is not properly closing non-void DOM nodes. Use the JET Audit Framework to check for any potential issues before upgrading. Explore the new Cookbook Along with the new website look and feel, the Cookbook has been updated as well. Explore the new look and feel as well some of the new Redwood UI components like Waterfall, and animations like the folding layout! Progressive Loading of components Progress loading (ghost loading) of many new Redwood UI components like ListView, and Table! Improved animation patterns Checkout the lastest animations provided by the toolkit, from this Animation Gallery! New Accessiblity role for oj-table Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Redwood is here! All UI components and functionality is using the Redwood Design System by default in this release! If you woud like to use the Alta theme with JET v9.0.0, please see the Migration...

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Using Meta-Data For Oracle Cloud Applications Services in Visual Builder by Shay Shmeltzer

Visual Builder can work with any REST service as a source of data, but it provides additional built-in features for services exposed by Oracle Cloud Application (Oracle SaaS). Visual Builder is familiar with the specific syntax those services use for advance functionality such as query by example, sorting, pagination, drilling into related items and other capabilities they support. However some VB developers might miss these capabilities and treat Oracle SaaS services like any "regular" service. In this blog I show how to take advantage of the special capabilities by using the "Define by Specification" option in Visual Builder. Most of the services exposed from Oracle Cloud Applications are built on top of the Oracle ADF framework, and leverage the built-in features that this framework offers. One of those features is a detailed set of meta-data about each object. To get to the metadata you simply add "/describe" to the end of the URL for the object you want to access. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Visual Builder can work with any REST service as a source of data, but it provides additional built-in features for services exposed by Oracle Cloud Application (Oracle SaaS). Visual Builder is...

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Managing state in Oracle Digital Assistant custom components by Frank Nimphius

Like built-in components, custom components may have an interaction with a user that spans multiple turns. To have a conversation with a user, components needs to maintain state to tell the UI to render and the behavior to execute. In this article I explain two options you can use to manage and maintain state in custom components. Tickets4Sale Sample The sample used built for this article is an incomplete implementation of an event service bot. As a disclaimer, notice that the main objective of the sample is to provide a framework for demonstrating component state management. After you imported the sample skill to Oracle Digital Assistant (version 20.x or later), you need to train the model. When finished, open the conversation tester in Oracle Digital Assistant and type "hi", after which the skill introduces itself. The sample skill uses the following three band names to provide its services: Rolling Stones, Foreigner and Santana (you can add more bands by editing the artists entity of the skill). When the user asks for one of the three bands, a message with randomly generated data is displayed when the band can be seen live on stage. The user can then select to buy a ticket (not implemented in the sample), to get a reminder later via email, or to cancel the ticket query/order process. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Like built-in components, custom components may have an interaction with a user that spans multiple turns. To have a conversation with a user, components needs to maintain state to tell the UI to...

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Use Entities To Build Powerful, Robust And Speech-Ready Action Menus by Frank Nimphius

In addition to natural language processing (NLP), menus are a popular means of navigation in a chatbot conversation. Action menus are typically used either as fallback when the NLP engine does not resolve a user message with predefined confidence (threshold), or when a resolved user intent has subcategories into which a conversation can be branched. To build action menus you have a choice: · You can build action menus manually using the System.CommonResponse component and BotML. · You can build action menus based on value-list entities that you render using the System.CommonResponse component In this article I will try to convince you to use the latter approach to use entity based menus (or model driven, as I like to refer to this). Behavior of manually built action menus The action menu below has been built manually in BotML. Unlike list-of-values, which set a value to a variable when a user selects an item from the list, action menus trigger a navigation to a specific dialog flow state. With this behavior, action menus are like menus in web and mobile applications. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

In addition to natural language processing (NLP), menus are a popular means of navigation in a chatbot conversation. Action menus are typically used either as fallback when the NLP engine does...

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Create menus with icons in Oracle Digital Assistant using the System.Common response component by Frank Nimphius

Menus look much better when icons are displayed for the selected items. Often, a well-chosen icon even improves usability because people recognize patterns so much better than reading labels. In this article I explain how to create icon references for list items in action and value-list menus created with the System.CommonResponse component How to add icons to select items Below is an action list in Oracle Digital Assistant as it shows in the embedded conversation tester that does not support remote icons to be displayed on menus. And here is the same menu displayed on the Oracle Web channel that supports icons displayed for select items. Although the icons I chose for the screen shot are not great, the menu looks different and probably even more appealing. You create menus with icons on the select items using the System.CommonResponse component. As a bonus of using this approach, it will work with any messenger that can render icons in menus and not just the web SDK. Messengers that don't support icons (like SMS or the embedded tester) simply ignore the icon configuration. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Menus look much better when icons are displayed for the selected items. Often, a well-chosen icon even improves usability because people recognize patterns so much better than reading labels. In this...

Use font awesome and a custom component to create an icon menu for the Oracle Web SDK by Frank Nimphius

Especially when Oracle Digital Assistant is made available on websites or web applications, developers look for a web-type look and feel and behavior of bot responses to seamlessly integrate the bot into the surrounding web environment. Because Oracle Digital Assistant can be exposed through multiple messenger channels as well as by voice, it is important that optimized web integration does not tie a bot to a single channel. In this article I explain how you use font awesome and a custom component to render menus as iconic buttons on the web and as action lists on other channels. The adaptive behavior is fully implemented in the custom component so that no markup is added to the BotML code. Reading this article and looking at the provided custom component sample and code, you learn · How to build a custom component that returns different responses based on channel detection · How to return markup in component responses and invoking client-side JavaScript functions · How to create an action list with icons for non-web channels · How to use font awesome with the Oracle Web SDK. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Especially when Oracle Digital Assistant is made available on websites or web applications, developers look for a web-type look and feel and behavior of bot responses to seamlessly integrate the bot...

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Developer Partner Community Newsletter January 2021

Dear Developer Partner Community, Every day we publish a blog post with the latest integration and process automation news. Subscribe to our blog to receive the updates. You want to share your best practices and success stories? Please send them via twitter #OracleDeveloperCommunity! We will like and retweet and promote them here in our monthly newsletter. Thanks for all your excellent contributions in 2021! In total we had 118.398 views in 2020. Congratulations to the top blog post in 2020: 1. Oracle Developer Meetups 2. How to use any Oracle JET Component in VBCS by Herman Hensinga 3. Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1.4 is Released by Monica Riccelli You want to network with the Oracle Community? Join our local Oracle Developer Meetups across the world. Want to start the New Year with an AI and ML online conference? Attend Oracle Developer Live January 26, 28th or February 2nd and attend the How Oracle Built a Digital Assistant. This session focuses on the real-world experience of building, training, and testing the natural language processing (NLP) models for an AI-driven digital assistant. You’ll be introduced to Artie, a digital assistant that helps Oracle developers build chatbots. Oracle Digital Assistant is now available for US government customers (FedRAMP certification). Which opens up many new opportunities in public sector to drive digital transformation. Thanks to the community for all the excellent mobile & development tool articles: Define Multiple Entity Prompts And Prompt Sequences To Make Your Digital Assistant Appear Less Robotic And More Human & Accessing The Current Range Start For Bag Items In A Composite Bag Entity & How To Tell Which Value Or Synonym Actually Resolved An Entity & The yet not so well known "headerText" property in System.CommonResponse component attachment types & Testing Your Apache FreeMarker Expressions Using The Online FreeMarker Template Tester & Adding Paging Control to Tables in Visual Builder & Displaying Nested Arrays with Nested Tables in Visual Builder & Debugging PWA Apps on Android & Business Object Client Side Caching with Visual Builder. WebLogic is the leading J2EE Server used by thousands of customers running the largest Java applications. What is the roadmap of WebLogic and how can this applications shifted to the Oracle Cloud Platform? Attend the Application Modernization webinar on February 11th. In the Application Development section we published articles about: Article: Using Terraform to launch the WebLogic Marketplace Stack - Part 1 - Jan Leemans & Helidon 2.2.0 Released & Latest OHIP release debuts with more than 3,000 API capabilities & FlexDeploy Support for Oracle Cloud. For a short summery of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The January edition highlights the top 2020 blog posts and our social media channels. In this month’s community webcast Sandhya Lakshmi Gopalan and Ravi Pinto will present and update on Oracle SOA Suite. Please join the SOA Suite Modernization Partner Community Webcast January 27th 2021. Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @wlsCommunity #OracleDeveloperCommunity!   To read the complete newsletter please visit www.tinyurl.com/DeveloperNewsJanuary2021 Please like and share the newsletter at LinkedIn and Twitter   Jürgen Kress PaaS Partner Adoption Oracle HQ Tel. +49 89 1430 1479 E-Mail: juergen.kress@oracle.com Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Technorati Tags: WebLogic Community newsletter,newsletter,WebLogic,WebLogic Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress, Developer Community, Developer

Dear Developer Partner Community, Every day we publish a blog post with the latest integration and process automation news. Subscribe to our blog to receive the updates. You want to share your best...

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State of Oklahoma Employs Digital Assistants to Help Government Telework by William Sanders

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Oklahoma, like every other state, had to figure out a way for its mostly office-based government employees to work from home. Oracle was there to help. Within eight days of receiving a call for help, the local team and members of Oracle’s Austin-based Cloud Solutions Hub were able to design and deploy a chatbot to help Oklahoma’s newly home-based workers get productive as quickly as possible. Office workers unfamiliar with configuring IT gear without hands-on support invariably have questions, and that can lead to bottlenecks. Before COVID-19, the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise IT desk fielded about 500 support calls a month. Overnight, that number spiked to more than 1,500 calls per day, says Jerry Moore, CIO, State of Oklahoma. To eliminate the resulting backlog of IT support calls, the Oracle Cloud Hub engineers built a chatbot that lets users ask basic questions, such as how to reset a password, how to set up a VPN, or how to download workplace applications. The chatbot was instrumental in reducing the volume of calls to the IT helpdesk and getting approximately 30,000 state employees up and running from home so they could keep providing vital constituent services. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Oklahoma, like every other state, had to figure out a way for its mostly office-based government employees to work from home. Oracle was there to help. Within eight days...

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Oracle Digital Assistant Integrated with Oracle HCM Cloud by SCOTT WALL

Chatbots can be implemented into a variety of business use cases, such as customer service, employee engagement, and human resources (HR). HR use cases can fulfill a variety of functions including retrieving payslips, determining paid time off or vacation balances, or finding entries in the employee directory. Putting these common, repeatable questions in the metaphorical hands of a chatbot can provide quick and efficient service to employees while freeing the HR department to focus on other facets of their jobs. At Fishbowl Solutions, we have helped two of our customers with Oracle HR solutions. One customer utilized Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud and the other, PeopleSoft. As the name suggests, HCM Cloud is fully in the cloud while PeopleSoft is installed on premise. While both HR solutions have effective chatbot offerings provided by Oracle, we will focus on HCM Cloud in this blog post. Oracle provides 35+ delivered transactions with their HCM skills, and that number is consistently growing as customer demands grow and change. Just like apps on a smartphone, new versions continue to appear in the skill store that will add and improve functionality. The categories that these transactions fall under are compensation and payment, absence and time, onboarding, global HR tasks, goals and feedback, manager actions, approvals, and recruiting. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Chatbots can be implemented into a variety of business use cases, such as customer service, employee engagement, and human resources (HR). HR use cases can fulfill a variety of functions including...

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The Future is NOW Chatbots and HR by Debra Lilley & Brandon Johnson

  Artificial intelligence (AI) is finding its way into mainstream business— a trend that is clearly evident in the rapid adoption of chatbots. By automating computers’ interactions with people, well-designed and thoughtfully deployed chatbots can have an immediate business impact. When Hermes,1 a parcel courier in the UK, implemented a simple Oracle chatbot to help customers track shipments, it quickly found that 50 percent of incoming calls were being deflected away from human agents. Accenture believes chatbots will have an especially significant impact in the HR function. Consider, for example, the HR service desk, a typically laborintensive operation where humans handle queries from employees. By enabling a broader range of AI-enabled automated service-desk interactions, chatbots are likely to bring the same leaps in efficiency seen when self-service password re-set capabilities became the norm. The result is likely to be both enhanced service and lower costs. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

  Artificial intelligence (AI) is finding its way into mainstream business— a trend that is clearly evident in the rapid adoption of chatbots. By automating computers’ interactions with...

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Additional new material Developer Community

· Graphics for Oracle Cloud Topologies and Diagrams Use the graphics assets linked from this page to illustrate topologies for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure products and services. Use the included symbols, graphics, and connecting lines to create consistent architecture diagrams that accurately communicate complex offerings, systems, and ideas. You can use these assets for technical materials or presentations that include information about Oracle Cloud Infrastructure products and services. The graphics are available in PowerPoint, EPS, PNG, SVG, and Visio formats. Read the PowerPoint "Quick Guide" to get started. Get the graphics here or try the visual paradigm online editor here. · Java Then and Now - Powering the Enterprise for 25 Years · Efficient Microservices with Oracle GraalVM Enterprise · Oracle GraalVM in a Nutshell · Compiling a Helidon MP Application as GraalVM Native Image · Adventures in CI/CD [#4]: Deploying A Microservice To The Oracle Cloud With GitHub Actions [OCI CLI Edition] · Enabling Polyglot Programming on the Grid Side In Coherence · How to Design a Great Chatbot · HCM – Coaches Corner: Oracle Digital Assistant Office Hours – May 2020 bbSurlina Yin, Senior Principal Product Advisor, Center of Excellence, Cloud HCM Development Webinar and Replay Info · Oracle Premier Support Error Correction Extended through December 2021 for Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.2.1.3 · Full blown series on CI/CD in the Oracle Cloud · UCP support for Micronaut framework · OCI SDK for JavaScript and TypeScript Now Available · Get Started with APEX · Resource Principal Auth With Node.JS For Easy OCI REST API Access From Your Oracle Functions · Oracle Cloud Vault as a Secure, Distributed Config Store for your Micronaut Applications   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

· Graphics for Oracle Cloud Topologies and Diagrams Use the graphics assets linked from this page to illustrate topologies for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure products and services. Use the...

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GraalVM: the holy graal of polyglot JVM? By Sarah Brown

Transposit is built on a Java backend and runs customers’ JavaScript on the server-side using Nashorn. After our recent alpha launch, we received numerous customer requests to support ES6 syntax. Nashorn is deprecated in JDK 11 and so is unlikely to ever support full ES6 syntax, so we began investigating alternatives — and GraalVM is where we landed. Why GraalVM? GraalVM is Oracle’s recommended replacement for Nashorn, despite the technology being relatively new. We liked the idea of a more performant compiler, and we’re interested in potentially using the GraalVM to allow customers to script in other languages like Python or Ruby besides our currently supported languages (JS, SQL). We considered introducing NodeJS into our stack, but decided it would take more time and effort than we wanted to invest just to be able to use ES6 syntax. So we chose GraalVM instead because the migration path from Nashorn is clear and fast. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Transposit is built on a Java backend and runs customers’ JavaScript on the server-side using Nashorn. After our recent alpha launch, we received numerous customer requests to support ES6 syntax. Nasho...

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Building Intelligence: How Oracle Built a Digital Assistant January 26th US & January 28th EMEA & February 2nd 2021

This session focuses on the real-world experience of building, training, and testing the natural language processing (NLP) models for an AI-driven digital assistant. You’ll be introduced to Artie, a digital assistant that helps Oracle developers build chatbots. Using natural language, users can ask Artie varied questions to guide their learning. To build Artie, the development team had to determine the best way to train the natural language understanding models to better understand the speaker. This session shares the good—and the bad—of building and training language intelligence in a conversational assistant. Grant Ronald Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle Panel: The Future of AI Development—How to Embed AI in Every Application Join a discussion with Oracle’s AI leaders—representing Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion, NetSuite, and OCI products—to learn how they are using AI inside their applications. Hear their recommendations for how to embed AI into your own apps. For details please visit the registration page here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

This session focuses on the real-world experience of building, training, and testing the natural language processing (NLP) models for an AI-driven digital assistant. You’ll be introduced to Artie, a...

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GraalVM 20.1 by Oleg Šelajev

We’re really happy to announce that the 20.1.0 release of GraalVM is available and ready to make your applications run faster. GraalVM 20.1 is a feature release from the master branch and includes a number of improvements across all the components of the distribution. We’re grateful for all the support from various teams and individual contributors for helping make this release of GraalVM the best it can be. Thanks for raising issues if something doesn’t work the way you expect, suggesting useful features, spreading the word about GraalVM, and contributing to the project on GitHub. For a detailed list of features in the release please check out the release notes and individual changelog files for the components on GitHub; here are now the highlights of the release. Faster runtime One new feature is improved Kotlin coroutine support in the GraalVM compiler. In the past the GraalVM compiler didn’t know how to process irreducible loops in Java bytecode. This is a particularly rare pattern in the bytecode where you can jump in the middle of the loop code without visiting the loop entrance. This pattern doesn’t occur when you compile Java or Scala, Groovy or Clojure (and I’m sure other languages), but it might happen if you run a bytecode obfuscator or use Kotlin coroutines inside loops. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

We’re really happy to announce that the 20.1.0 release of GraalVM is available and ready to make your applications run faster. GraalVM 20.1 is a feature release from the master branch and includes a...

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Migrate a "Monolith" style Java application to a Microservices style architecture using Helidon by Tim Graves

This is the project for the Migration of a Monolith (well actually quite a simple "Monolith" web app that provides a REST API and a basic database service) into a web service comprised of two microservices using the Helidon framework. The microservices are then extended to provide monitoring capabilities such as metrics and tracing, then to prepare them for cloud native capabilities such as health checks, automatic service restart etc. The next part of the lab goes through the process of packaging those services up into Docker containers and externalizing configuration such as the database connection details and pushing to a docker repository. Then we look at how to run the docker containers in Kubernetes, examining how to set up a Kubernetes cluster with basic capabilities, then creating a basic deployment of the services behind an Ingress controller. The labs then examine how to make use of cloud native capabilities in Kubernetes such as horizontal scaling and using the support in Helidon for things like service liveness, readiness and how those combine to enable continuous service delivery using rolling upgrades. Finally we look at monitoring and graphing to extract data on how the system operates. Finally we look at horizontal scaling the number of microservice instances to handle changes in load and also how multiple instances can be used to support a rolling upgrade. There are also several optional lab sections you can do which cover development activities such as extracting information from the REST request (e.g. the name of the user making the request) and how to have the Helidon framework automatically generate Open API documentation (previously known as Swagger) to ensure that the REST API documentation reflects exactly the service currently in use. Optional sections also cover deployment activities such as capturing log data and sending it to a data store for analysis. In the future the labs will include sections on the use of a Service Mesh, and other Kubernetes based cloud native capabilities such as A/B testing of new releases etc. Get the hands-on lab here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

This is the project for the Migration of a Monolith (well actually quite a simple "Monolith" web app that provides a REST API and a basic database service) into a web service comprised of...

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Oracle Coherence 14.1.1 Released! By Randy Stafford

Oracle Coherence Product Development is very pleased to announce the release of Oracle Coherence version 14.1.1. Part of Oracle's Enterprise Cloud Native Java portfolio, which also includes Oracle WebLogic Server 14.1.1, Coherence 14.1.1 brings significant new features to market, representing many man-years of engineering effort. This release of Oracle Coherence is fully compatible with popular container and orchestration ecosystems certified with Coherence since 2016, for example Docker and Kubernetes. In the themes of supporting cloud-native microservices architecture while expanding use cases enabled by the product, Coherence 14.1.1 contains the following major new functionality: · Topics - a messaging implementation with patented scalability; · Distributed Tracing - cross-process call trees captured using the OpenTracing API; · GraalVM support - enabling polyglot programming on the grid side; · JDK 11 certification throughout the release's lifecycle. Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Oracle Coherence Product Development is very pleased to announce the release of Oracle Coherence version 14.1.1. Part of Oracle's Enterprise Cloud Native Java portfolio, which also includes Oracle...

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Oracle WebLogic 14.1.1 on Oracle Kubernetes Engine by Michel Schildmeijer

Last week, Oracle Product Director Will Lyons announced the long expected release of Oracle WebLogic 14.1.1. All  details about this release you can find here and on my blog, so I won't go into details about all the nice new features of it. I'd rather now wanted to test out if this version was ready to run on a Kubernetes platform, and in this case the obvious choice was thee Oracle Kubernetes Engine(OKE), although RedHat OpenShift and Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service could also be one of the options. Ingredients for running WebLogic 14.1.1 domain The following components belonged to my toolset to build this newest version: · An Oracle Kubernetes Engine Cluster (already created) · A client to run this cluster · The Oracle WebLogic 14.1.1 package · Oracle WebLogic docker files · Podman, buildah, skopeo. For this blog I only used podman, other tools I will use later. · The WebLogic Kubernetes Operator 2.5 · Helm · Oracle Container Registry(OCIR). Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Last week, Oracle Product Director Will Lyons announced the long expected release of Oracle WebLogic 14.1.1. All  details about this release you can find here and on my blog, so I won't go into...

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Extend CX applications with Oracle Visual Builder – Partner Innovation Series Webcast January 29th 2021

Please join us for our next installment of the CX Partner Innovation Series. Join us Friday, January 29 at 8:30 AM Pacific, when Oracle CX Product Management lays out the latest news, features, and strategy for Oracle Visual Builder (VB). Oracle Visual Builder a full-service, cloud-native visual design, development, and runtime solution, an essential service for CX applications in three primary ways: VB is the development toolkit that Oracle is using to build Apps with our next generation UX design system, Redwood. VB is the toolkit we’re providing to customers of our apps to extend those apps with native access to the application services (e.g create a custom page for an approval or a dashboard), and it’s the visual development and runtime engine for our ‘portal’ solutions for customers (Digital Customer Service, DCS), and partners (Partner Relationship Mgmt, PRM). VB is the low-code solution for customers and partners to build and run bespoke web and mobile applications. Schedule: January 29, 2021 8:30 AM PDT / 11:30 AM EDT For details please visit the registration page here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Please join us for our next installment of the CX Partner Innovation Series.Join us Friday, January 29 at 8:30 AM Pacific, when Oracle CX Product Management lays out the latest news, features, and...

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Oracle WebLogic 14.1.1 under Podman by Dirk Nachbar

Since a few weeks the latest release of the Oracle WebLogic Server 14.1.1.0.0 is available and I was testing it already on native Linux Servers and within Docker. Now it's time to check Oracle WebLogic Server 14.1.1.0.0 under Podman https://podman.io At first you will need an Oracle Linux 8.2 Server with podman. A really good instruction you can find at oracle-base.com. As a starting point, just clone my GitHub Repository there you will find some Dockerfiles for Oracle WebLogic Server 14.1.1.0.0. The first task is to create a JDK 11 Podman Image. Under my GitHub Repository in the subdirectory OracleWebLogic/dockerfiles/14.1.1.0.0/serverjre/java-11 you will find a Dockerfile for a JDK 11 Image. Simply download from Oracle Technology Network the Linux Compressed Archive of the JDK 11 and place it in the directory OracleWebLogic/dockerfiles/14.1.1.0.0/serverjre/java-11. Then just run the podman build command as follows: Read the complete article here.   Developer Partner Community For regular information become a member in the Developer Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Meetups Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic, WebLogic

Since a few weeks the latest release of the Oracle WebLogic Server 14.1.1.0.0 is available and I was testing it already on native Linux Servers and within Docker. Now it's time to check Oracle...