Friday Aug 14, 2015

WebLogic: Past, Present and Future by Michel Schildmeijer

clip_image002Oracle WebLogic is for quite some years the key platform for Enterprise Java Applications. Through its long history of development and building, it has become the most complete, mature and stable application server platform, ready to serve old technology but more than ready for the coming new technologies which are following up each other in a speed that no one would ever thought of. This article will give you an overview of how WebLogic started, how it became the platform as it now is, and what to expect in the future. Enjoy reading!

WebLogic: Ancient History

If you browse on the internet and enter “weblogic” (Myself, I prefer, as a WebLogic geek, always to type its original Camel Case written name WebLogic) you will find some Wikipedia pages with a timeline and history about the versions that has passed, up to the latest versions ( if the Wikipedia pages are updated).

But how did it all begin? I was eager to hear it in person from one of the founders of WebLogic back in 1995, before the BEA era, Laurie Pitman.

Four young people, Carl Resnikoff, Paul Ambrose, Bob Pasker, and Laurie Pitman, became friends and colleagues about the time of the first release of Java in 1995. They all had a Master Degree in various areas of expertise, and they had come together kind of serendipitously, interested in building some web tools exclusively in Java for the emerging Internet web application market. They found many things to like about each other, some overlap in our interests, but also a lot of well-placed differences which made a partnership particularly interesting. They made it formal in January 1996 by incorporating. Read the complete article here.

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Sunday Jun 14, 2015

Sample Coherence Cluster in Weblogic 12c by Nicolas Fonnegra

clip_image002Coherence plays an essential role inside the Oracle Cloud Application Foundation by providing an in-memory data grid for real-time data and event processing. Coherence delivers a series of features and benefits such as partitioned data caching,  support for Java/C++/.Net/Rest clients, distributed agents for remote data processing, real-time data query, event processing, transaction management and JPA support among others.

This blog will demonstrate how to create a sample Coherence cluster in Weblogic. A sample Java application will also be developed and it will be in charge of storing data into the Coherence cluster and consuming it. This sample cluster will be used as a starting point for future blog entries that will demonstrate other Coherence features.

The whole exercise follows these steps:

  • Configuration of the Coherence Cluster in Weblogic
  • GAR archive definition
  • Java client development
  • Deployment

Coherence Cluster Configuration

We will take a demo Weblogic domain with an admin server and two manage servers as a starting point. Read the complete article here.

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Wednesday Jun 03, 2015

Installation of Oracle B2B 12c by Tiago Teixeira

clip_image002In this post I will quickly go through the steps that are necessary in order to install Oracle B2B and create a SOA domain that you can use.
I will consider that the installation will be used for a development environment and that it is done on the Linux machine.
Note that prior to the installation of B2B you will need to have machine running a Database and perform the installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Infrastructure and of the Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c SOA Suite and Business Process Management on the same machine where you will be installing B2B. You will also need to have the latest Oracle JDK 7 Update installed on that same machine.
The necessary software can be downloaded using Oracle eDelivery:

  • V44959-01.zip – Latest Oracle JDK 7 Update for Linux x86-64 (Prerequisite)
  • V44416-01.zip – Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.1.3.0.0) Infrastructure (Prerequisite)
  • V44420-01.zip – Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.1.3.0.0) SOA Suite and Business Process Management (Prerequisite)
  • V44421-01.zip – Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.1.3.0.0) B2B and Healthcare

To install Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Infrastructure please refer to:
Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing and Configuring the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure
To install Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c SOA Suite and Business Process Management please refer to:
Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing and Configuring Oracle SOA Suite and Business Process Management
I'm considering that a new domain will be configured from scratch. If a SOA domain was already created previously a few of the next steps can be ignored and the existing domain can be extend to include B2B. If that is the case, for the next steps, remember to shutdown any running instances of Weblogic Server.

     1. The first part of the installation will be to install the software:

After you have downloaded the V44421-01.zip file unzip it: Read the complete article here.

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Sunday Mar 29, 2015

WebLogic on Docker by Bruno Borges

clip_image002Docker configurations to facilitate installation, configuration, and environment setup for developers. This project includes dockerfiles and samples for both WebLogic 11g 10.3.6 with JDK 7, as well WebLogic 12c 12.1.3 with JDK 8.

Based on Official Oracle Linux Docker images

For more information please read the Docker Images from Oracle Linux page.

How to build and run

This project offers Dockerfiles for both WebLogic 11g (10.3.6) and WebLogic 12c (12.1.3), and for each version it also provides one Dockerfile for the 'developer' distribution and a second Dockerfile for the 'generic' distribution. To assist in building the images, you can use the buildDockerImage.sh script. See below for instructions and usage.

Building WebLogic Images

First decide which version and distribution you want to use, then download the required packages and drop them in the folder of your distribution version of choice. Then go into the dockerfiles folder and run the buildDockerImage.sh script as root. Go to GitHub here

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Monday Mar 02, 2015

Get a free copy of “WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes” by Frank Munz! – pass the WebLogic 12c Pre-Sales Specialist assessment


clip_image002Our WebLogic Community has more than 1000 members and we continue to grow fast. Key is that you are trained and certified on WebLogic. In this week’s campaign we give away free “WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes” books for WebLogic 12c PreSales Specialist.

You can become a certified WebLogic 12c PreSales Specialist free of charge (OPN membership required). Certified experts are recognized by our customers and partners. Make sure you add your certifications to your resume and company proposals. As part of the WebLogic Community we offer free WebLogic online trainings:

Contest begins March 2nd and contest ends March 7th 2015

To win one of 10WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes” books send us a screenshot of your WebLogic Server 12c PreSales Specialist certificate via Twitter #WebLogicCommunity or write a comment here on the blog!

Winners: First 10 persons who send us a screenshot with the WebLogic PreSales certificate will receive a book.

Note: We can only ship the book to winners in Europe, Middle East and Africa!

Note: In case you win one of the books we ask you to write a book review on Amazon.com

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Sunday Mar 01, 2015

Custom ADF Application with New ADF 12c Alta UI by Andrejus Baranovskis

clip_image002I was inspired by recently published WorkBetter application with ADF 12c Alta UI demo (you can read more about Alta UI and download WorkBetter application from here - Oracle Alta UI). I have decided to create my own application, using the same guidelines as described by Alta UI. While WorkBetter application is based on EJB, my application is using regular ADF BC model. Right now it displays a list of employees from HR schema and allows to edit selected employee data. In the future, I plan to add CRUD support and more advanced UI features. I would recommend to watch a video from Shay Shmeltzer, he describes how to build your first Alta UI application in ADF.
Here you can download my sample application, implemented with Alta UI - ADFAltaUI.zip. This application implements ADF task flow with employees data. By default, employees data is displayed as a list (you should see how it differs comparing to pre-Alta ADF UI, now UI is much cleaner and only essential data is displayed):
According to Alta UI guidelines, user should be given an option to switch to a grid view. This is useful and gives different perspective for the data view: Read the complete article here.

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Sunday Jan 25, 2015

Handling Date Format and ADF Bindings by Andrejus Baranovskis

clip_image002With the latest release of Oracle BAM 12c (12.1.3), Oracle has completely redesigned the user interface (UI) and this is the third post in a four part series of posts introducing this new UI.

Part 1 - Introducing the New Oracle BAM 12c Composer

Part 2 - Navigating Oracle BAM 12c Composer's New "Home" Page

Part 3 - Navigating Oracle BAM 12c Composer's New "Administrator" Page

Part 4 - (Coming Soon) Navigating Oracle BAM 12c Composer's New "Designer" Page

In this post, I will give you a brief overview of the new "Administrator" page and hopefully provide you with some insight into the redesign and how to navigate within the new UI.

BAM Composer Administrator Page View

By default, the Administrator page loads with a static image in the main section and with a Navigation Pane on the left-hand side.  With the Navigation Pane you have the option to add, edit/view, delete or refresh the four types of objects using the icons at the top of the Navigation Pane..

BAM Composer Administrator Objects

  • Data Objects
  • Enterprise Message Sources
  • Continuous Queries Monitoring
  • Viewset Monitoring

The Navigation Pane can also be collapsed to provide additional space for the main section.

BAM Composer Data Objects

In the image below you will see the out-of-the-box structure of the BAM Composer Data Objects.  In the fourth post in this series, I will go into further details on the out-of-the-box data objects and their different types. Read the complete article here.

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Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

Closer look at the SOA 12c Feature: Oracle Managed File Transfer By Tshepo Madigage

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The rapid growth of cloud-based applications in the enterprise, combined with organizations' desire to integrate applications with mobile technologies, is dramatically increasing application integration complexity. To meet this challenge, Oracle introduced Oracle SOA Suite 12c, the latest version of the industry's most complete and unified application integration and SOA solution. With simplified cloud, mobile, on-premises, and Internet of Things (IoT) integration capabilities, all within a single platform, Oracle SOA Suite 12c helps organizations speed time to integration, improve productivity, and lower TCO.

To extend its B2B solution capabilities with Oracle SOA Suite 12c, Oracle unveiled Oracle Managed File Transfer, an integrated solution that enables organizations to virtually eliminate file transfer complexities. This allows customers to load data securely into Oracle Cloud applications as well as third-party cloud or partner applications.

Oracle Managed File Transfer (Oracle MFT) enables secure file exchange and management with internal departments and external partners. It protects against inadvertent access to unsecured files at every step in the end-to-end transfer of files. It is easy to use especially for non technical staff so you can leverage more resources to manage the transfer of files. The extensive reporting capabilities allow you to get quick status of a file transfer and resubmit it as required. You can protect data in your DMZ by using the SSH/FTP reverse proxy. Read the complete article here

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Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Summary

Did you miss the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 – here are the key information from Thomas Kurian’s middleware presentation, our partners presentations and the first impressions on SOA Suite 12c. Thanks to all partners for the excellent presentations and the product management team for the superb demo ground!

Oracle OpenWorld General Session 2013: Middleware

Watch Full-Length Keynote

JavaOne keynote

At our WebLogic Community Workspace (WebLogic Community membership required): you can download the presentation slides from Thomas Kurian’s presentation FMWGeneralSessionTKv22.pptx.
Download all session slides here.

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Weblogic - Dynamic Clustering in practice by Andy Overton

The latest version of Weblogic (12.1.2) includes support for Dynamic Clustering. For more details on what else is new in 12.1.2 see my previous blog post. In this blog post I will look at setting up a dynamic cluster on 2 machines with 4 managed servers (2 on each). I will then deploy an application to the cluster and show how to expand the cluster.

What is a dynamic cluster?

A dynamic cluster is any cluster that contains one or more dynamic servers. Each server in the cluster will be based upon a single shared server template. The server template allows you to configure each server the same and ensures that servers do not need to be manually configured before being added to the cluster. This allows you to easily scale up or down the number of servers in your cluster without the need for setting up each server manually. Changes made to the server template are rolled out to all servers that use that template. Read the complete article here.


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Tuesday Oct 22, 2013

New WebLogic Server 12.1.2 Installation and Patching Technology By Monica Riccelli

WebLogic Server 12.1.2 has many new features, but the first new feature you are likely to notice is the change in installer technology. WebLogic Server and Coherence 12.1.2 are installed using Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) installer technology. We have also changed WebLogic Server patching technology from SmartUpdate to OPatch, the patching tool used to patch OUI installations. Note that installation and patching technology used for prior versions of WebLogic Server has not changed.

The primary motivation for this change is to provide consistency across the Oracle stack. Prior to WebLogic Server 12.1.2, Fusion Middleware customers were required to use different technologies to install and patch, for example, Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) with WebLogic Server. Now users can perform installation and patching across products more efficiently by using the same technologies, and by using new installation packages that simplify installation of Fusion Middleware products with WebLogic Server. Check the YouTube video that describes how to install  WebLogic Server 12.1.2 using the  OUI installer.

The following WebLogic Server distributions are now available on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN)  under OTN license, and from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (OSDC) for licensed customers:

wls_121200.jar - This OUI installer package includes WebLogic Server and Coherence and is targeted at WebLogic Server users who do not require other Fusion Middleware components such as ADF. This generic installer can be used to install WebLogic Server and Coherence on any supported operating system, and is intended for development or production purposes. This is available on OTN and OSDC. Read the complete article here.

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Monday Oct 21, 2013

WebLogic Server 12c New Features on-demand training

This interactive, self-paced eCourse gives a detailed overview of the latest features and enhancements in WebLogic Server 12.1.2. Watch the on-demand training here.


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Tuesday Jul 16, 2013

Weblogic Server 12c Webcast July 25th 2013

Oracle WebLogic SuiteWebLogic Server 12c is the leading Application Server across conventional and cloud environments today.

WebLogic Server provides a complete set of services for Java EE applications and provides lightweight development with Java EE 6 and Oracle Coherence. It enables enterprises to create and run agile and intelligent business applications while maximizing IT efficiency.

Join us, in this one hour webcast, as we will show you WebLogic Server 12c features and capabilities and how it employs modern hardware and software architectures.

Agenda

  • · Oracle WebLogic 12c Introduction
  • · WebLogic Server Topology
  • · More out of Weblogic 12c
  • · Coherence and WebLogic
  • · Exalogic & Entreprise Manager Grid Control
  • · Oracle Traffic Director
  • · Q&A

Delivery Format
This FREE online LIVE eSeminar will be delivered over the Web. Registrations received less than 24 hours prior to start time may not receive confirmation to attend.

Duration: 1 hour

For details please visit the registration page

For any questions please contact us at partner.imc@beehiveonline.oracle.com.
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