Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

WebLogic Partner Community Newsletter July 2014

Dear WebLogic Partner Community member,

Special thanks to all partners who rocket the launch of our new products WebLogic 12.1.3 , JDeveloper 12c and Mobile Application Framework 12c (MAF), SOA Suite 12c, BPM Suite 12c! Waiting is over – time to install the software! Please make sure that you get trained with all of them as you need them in your projects, specially WebLogic 121.3 the underlying foundation of any middleware 12c solution!
To support you best we have created partner resource kits including ppt presentations, training, marketing and sales kits and many more material! http://tinyurl.com/bpm12ckit #WebLogic http://tinyurl.com/wls12ckit #OracleMAF http://tinyurl.com/maf12ckit #SOASuite12c http://tinyurl.com/soa12ckit #BPMSuite12c

As the new fiscal year FY15 just started it is key that you train your sales persons in the new Fusion Middleware 12c solutions. Therefore we recorded an on-demand webcast with the OFM 12c sales overview and sales kits for WebLogic 12c & Mobile. These sales kits contain a positioning presentation, customer ppt and cheat sheets. Make sure your sales person carry the cheat sheets in their pocket!
With our Fusion Middleware ACT on campaign “Innovation & Consolidation” you get all the material to run your local WebLogic 12c and MAF customer launch events!

Make use of the campaign to convert the Middleware 12c excitement into opportunities and revenue for our joint business! Why consolidation? Most of our customers use many different products from different vendors for middleware. Different vendors for application servers, ESB, BPEL, governance, b2b, OEP, cloud integration, mobile integration….. You have the opportunity to consolidate them and make WebLogic as their one and company wide application server platform. Also most of our customers want to extend their applications on mobile devices. The key challenge of a mobile strategy is to integrate and secure the data as part of the enterprise architecture. With MAF, SOA Suite, Mobile Suite and Mobile Security Suite Oracle offers a complete solutions! Use the Innovation & Consolidation ACT on campaign to run your customized customer OFM 12c launch event!
To get trained in MAF and WebLogic, SOA Suite 12c and BPM 12c we offer a whole set of trainings from Webcasts to 1 day pre-sales training to demo the software to 4 days implementation trainings. Please read this newsletter careful and visit our community training calendar (WebLogic Community membership required to understand all the training opportunities!

Let’s rock MAF and WebLogic see you in Lisbon & SF

Best regards Jürgen kress

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GlassFish, Future and No Secret Agenda–An Interview With John Clingan, GlassFish Product Manager by Adam Bien

Adam Bien: Hi John, please introduce yourself. What is your Java background? What was your first contact with Java?

John Clingan: I am the product manager (PM) for Java EE and GlassFish Server at Oracle and Sun Microsystems before that, beginning with Java EE 5 and GlassFish v2. In the last six months I have also picked up PM responsibilities for EclipseLink, the JPA reference implementation developed in the Eclipse community, and Project Avatar, a server-side JavaScript for the JVM that supports the Node programming model. While I truly enjoy being the PM for Java EE and GlassFish (7 years now), I am enjoying the new responsibilities as a change of pace. They all keep me very busy!

Adam Bien: From Zero To A Killer Appserver. This was my perception of the early GlassFish releases. What was the major driver behind the sudden quality increase?

John Clingan: Well, in my humble (and biased ☺) opinion, GlassFish has always been and remains a high-quality product. Keep in mind that a significant portion of GlassFish source code was the result of open sourcing the Sun Java System Application Server (SJSAS). SJSAS was a mature and feature rich product in its own right, and was deployed in many business critical environments by well-known organizations. GlassFish did not have the same challenges that new open source projects typically have, like building up new features from scratch, both around core development features as well as manageability. With the exception of new Java EE 5 features in GlassFish v1, it was battle-tested from day one as an open source project.

Adam Bien: Oracle dropped the commercial support for GlassFish. Could you reveal any secrets about this decision? What was the motivation?

John Clingan: No secret agenda or ulterior motive. We have been transparent about the reasoning behind it. It was becoming increasingly difficult to justify supporting, patching, and developing production features for GlassFish when Oracle WebLogic Server already fills that need. It is not productive to invest in two products that address the same market. However, GlassFish and WebLogic Server do fill differentiated and very important roles. GlassFish continues to fulfill the role of the Java EE reference implementation and is the first to support the latest Java EE standard. This offers a means for developers to learn the latest standards until vendors follow with commercial implementations. Commercial implementations by their nature follow the Java EE standard by 6+ months due to their need to integrate with a vendors broader product portfolio. So, Oracle continues to invest in GlassFish to address the role of the reference implementation as well as a high quality and productive development environment. Oracle WebLogic Server is the preferred Oracle application server for production deployment.

Adam Bien: Nevertheless, GlassFish is still alive. Would you appreciate more community contribution, if yes in which areas?

John Clingan: Yes, contributions are always welcome and should be based on whatever developers are able contribute. As always, bug reports, bug fixes, etc are welcome. Supporting the community in the discussion forums and mailing lists is another great way to contribute. Since we are starting down the Java EE 8 path, Adopt-A-JSR will directly impact GlassFish as the RI and Java EE the standard. We also accept feature contributions.

Adam Bien: Would you appreciate commercial support from other ISVs? Could Oracle support such vendors with e.g. appearance on the homepage etc? Read the complete interview here.

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