Monday Jul 04, 2016

Agile Development with Oracle Developer Cloud Service and JDeveloper 12.2.1 by Shay Shmeltzer-Oracle on

clip_image002I blogged in the past about using Oracle Developer Cloud Service (DevCS) together with JDeveloper/ADF to manage your code and automate your builds.

Since I wrote those blog entries, we released a new version of JDeveloper (12.2.1) that added deeper integration with the Developer Cloud Service functionality for tracking tasks/issues. In parallel Developer Cloud Service also added various features with one of the new areas being covered is managing sprints and an agile development processes.

I thought it might be interesting to show some of the new features of both products working togethers.

In the video below you'll see how to:

  • Connect to DevCS and its projects from inside JDeveloper
  • Leverage the Team view in JDeveloper (tasks, builds, and code repositories)
  • Interact with Tasks/Issues in JDeveloper
  • Handle Git transactions
  • Associate code commits with specific tasks
  • Monitor team activity in the Team Dashboard
  • Create Agile boards and manage sprints in Developer Cloud Service

One other interesting feature I'm not showing above is the ability to do code reviews on your code by team members - before those are merged into your main code line.

If you want to try Developer Cloud Service out, just get a trial account of the Oracle Java Cloud Service - and you'll get an instance of the Developer Cloud Service that you can use to test this new way of working. Read the complete article here.

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Wednesday Dec 09, 2015

Fasten your seat belts: Flying the Oracle Development Cloud Service (3 – Take Off – ROTATE) by Timo Hahn

clip_image001The last part of the series 3 – Take Off – V1 we finished when we could build hte application using ANT on the local machine. In this part we are going to try this on the Oracle Developer Cloud. Finally we should see how Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery works in the cloud.

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I created a fresh set of ANT build scripts named ‘buildlocal.xml’ and ‘buildlocal.properties’ from the project to demonstrate the process. The original ones name ‘build.xml’ and ‘build.properties’ are the final result which I didn’t want to revert. So when you create the ANT scripts yourself you can user the default names ‘build.xml’ and ‘build.properties’. When I talk about build files I now mean the ones named ‘buildlocal.*’.

Demo Build Files

For the same reason we create a new build job in the cloud names ADFTestBuild to show the steps to take. The final build job is named ADFCommunuityFrkExt. Read the complete article here.

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Friday Nov 06, 2015

Has your organisation adopted DevOps yet?

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If not, you should probably consider it.

Organisations that are using DevOps are seeing significant improvements in the performance of their IT organisation, in areas such as:

● agility

● time to market

● failure rate

● time to recover from failure

This improved IT performance is reflected in better business performance. Companies with high - performing IT saw 50% higher growth of their market capitalisation over three years compared to those with low or medium performance IT functions.

So what is DevOps? Fundamentally it is a culture. One in which development and operations work together rather than in opposition. This might sound like an obvious thing to do. However development and operations have traditionally been organised in a way that promotes conflict, rather than collaboration.

Traditionally, development is focused on innovation, operations on stability.

Development creates new software, or modifies existing software. For development change means progress.

Operations works to satisfy SLAs - keeping systems available and performing. For operations, change means risk.

Since the two groups basic goals are in opposition, it is no surprise that the relationship between them has typically been characterised by conflict.

DevOps replaces this culture of conflict with one of collaboration. Both teams share the same goal, and are equally accountable.

A useful analogy here is a factory production line. All of the stages of the process have to be completed successfully before a product can be considered “built”. By focussing on the end goal, all of the teams work together.

Like industrial manufacturing, a key enabler for a DevOps approach is automation. In particular the automation includes the provisioning and configuration of runtime environments. The scripts used to achieve this are considered part of the overall build (“infrastructure as code”), and are included in source control.

The use of automation dramatically reduces the time taken to deploy code changes, whether to production or test environments. This means we can deploy “little and often” - going faster, but with less risk.

While DevOps does not require use of cloud as a deployment platform, the ability to rapidly provision and configure environments via automated tooling is a characteristic of a cloud platform. So cloud is a natural choice of platform for DevOps.

The Oracle Cloud platform has been engineered to help Oracle customers adopt or extend the use of DevOps.

At the heart is the Oracle Developer Cloud Service. This provides enabling capabilities to support a DevOps approach:

● Git code repository for source control

● Code review

● IDE integration (OEPE, NetBeans, JDeveloper)

● Issue tracking

● Continuous Integration using Hudson

● Deployment (automatic or on - demand)

● Wiki

In a typical scenario, a developer would make code changes and then push these to Git. Hudson would detect that code had changed and run a build job or jobs to build the application and run unit tests. The application would then be deployed into the target environment.

Operations staff could then monitor the application in the target environment and raise issues or requests for further improvements in the developer cloud service for the development team.

Oracle Developer Cloud Service is included with the following Oracle Cloud services:

● Java Cloud Service

● Java Cloud Service - SaaS Extension

● Messaging Cloud Service

Unfortunately we can’t change your organisation to a DevOps culture for you, but we can enable that change if you choose to embrace DevOps.

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Sunday Nov 01, 2015

Fasten your seat belts: Flying the Oracle Development Cloud Service (3 – Take Off – ROTATE) by Timo Hahn

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The last part of the series 3 – Take Off – V1 we finished when we could build hte application using ANT on the local machine. In this part we are going to try this on the Oracle Developer Cloud. Finally we should see how Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery works in the cloud.

NOTE
I created a fresh set of ANT build scripts named ‘buildlocal.xml’ and ‘buildlocal.properties’ from the project to demonstrate the process. The original ones name ‘build.xml’ and ‘build.properties’ are the final result which I didn’t want to revert. So when you create the ANT scripts yourself you can user the default names ‘build.xml’ and ‘build.properties’. When I talk about build files I now mean the ones named ‘buildlocal.*’.

Demo Build Files

For the same reason we create a new build job in the cloud names ADFTestBuild to show the steps to take. The final build job is named ADFCommunuityFrkExt. Read the complete article here.

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Thursday Oct 29, 2015

Cloud Platform: Development Workshop for Partners across Europe


The Oracle team is pleased to invite your java developers and consultants to a 5-days hands-on workshop on how to develop, deploy and manage Java applications on Oracle Cloud platform. Oracle will organize several 5-days Workshops between October 2015 - May 2016. We invite you to join the workshop InClass or Remotely (avoid travel time and travel costs by joining remotely).

These Invite-Only hands-on workshops will be delivered by Oracle Development at No-Fee to Partners.

A workshop consists of live presentations, live demos, and hands-on laboratory exercises.

IMPORTANT: These workshops are available to selected Oracle Partners with a current OPN Gold Level or higher membership. A fully executed Oracle Cloud Services Training Addendum is required for this workshop.

If your company has not previously accepted this addendum, please click here to review and accept the terms and conditions. You should be authorized by your company to accept the legal addendum.

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Workshop logistics:
For remote Participation joining instructions will be provided together with confirmation email.

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Workshop dates:
5th - 9th October, 2015 (Mon-Fri).
Location: France, Colombes. Remote participation is possible.
2nd - 6th November, 2015 (Mon-Fri).
Location: UK, TVP. Remote participation is possible.
14th - 18th December, 2015 (Mon-Fri).
Remote participation only.
1st - 5th February, 2016 (Mon-Fri).
Remote participation only.
28th March - 1st April, 2016 (Mon-Fri).
Remote participation only.
25th - 29th April, 2016 (Mon-Fri).
Remote participation only.
30th May - 3rd June, 2016 (Mon-Fri).
Remote participation only.
Workshop training time:
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (local time) Exact time will be informed with confirmation email.
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (CET for Remote Only Workshops) Exact time will be informed with confirmation email.

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Agenda:

This 5-day workshop will cover the following topics:

»   Oracle Java Cloud Service
- Develop and Manage Enterprise Java applications
- Oracle Java Cloud Administration – configure, scale, backup
- Migrate existing on-premise Java application to Oracle Java Cloud

»   Oracle Java Cloud Service - SaaS Extension
- Build Java application to seamlessly extend Oracle Cloud Applications

»  Oracle Developer Cloud Service
- Develop, Collaborate, Manage, and Deploy Code using Developer Cloud Service

»  Oracle Mobile Cloud Service
- Building Mobile Backend, Implementing Custom APIs (Node.JS)
- Offline Data Storage, Notifications, Connectors, Analytics, SDK and Mobile Application Framework Utility.

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Workshop Training Format

Approximately 3-4 hours of presentation and Q&A during AM. Participants will independently work on laboratory activities after the 3-4 hours presentation. You will also have access to a forum where you will be able to post questions. We are monitoring this forum to ensure that you will get prompt assistance as you independently work on assigned laboratory work in the afternoon.

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Target audience:

Java Developers, Solution Developers, Enterprise Architects, Technology Consultants.

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Prerequisite:

Audience is expected to know the following before attending the training:

- Experience developing Web Applications
- Basic knowledge of Java and Web Services
- Knowledge of J2EE concepts and MVC frameworks.

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Preparation Work:

- JDeveloper Tutorial
- Intro to Oracle Jdeveloper
- Java cloud Service Demos
- Mobile Cloud Service Demos

System Requirements

This workshop requires attendees to provide their own laptop with administrator permissions on the laptop to install software.

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Registration:

Provide your submission to your local Alliances & Channels Manager. Alternatively, provide your submission to your local Alliances & Channels Enablement Manager. Provide the following information: Workshop, Workshop region, Workshop date, InClass or Remote, Partner Company, Participant’s name, Participant’s Corporate Email Address, Resident Country, Participant’s Manager's Corporate Email Address.

Please check possible conflicts with local holidays before registering. Note that some Workshops will take place from Sunday to Thursday (Middle-East and Africa located ones).

Upon Approval participant will receive an email Confirmation. The Confirmation email will contain all logistical information required. Should a Workshop be full, Candidates will be placed on a Waiting List and will be informed. It is recommended that Partners plan months ahead and for groups of participants in order to secure seats in the Workshops.

Oracle EMEA A&C Enablement Contacts are:

Benelux: charles.billar@oracle.com
ECE: adam.krynski@oracle.com
France: jean-jacques.panissie@oracle.com
Italy: monica.brambilla@oracle.com
MEA: ahmed.zaky@oracle.com
North (DE/CH, Nordic): corry.weick@oracle.com, alan.blakely@oracle.com
Spain/Portugal: anamaria.gallego@oracle.com
UK, Israel: kate.lynskey@oracle.com
Overall EMEA Program Contact: markku.rouhiainen@oracle.com

Please bookmark these for your further information:

EMEA Partner Enablement Calendar
EMEA Partner Enablement Blog
Global Schedule of SaaS and PaaS Workshops:
Global Oracle SaaS and PaaS Implementation Workshop Schedule for Partners
If you intend to join non-EMEA Workshops, please provide your registrations for these contacts:
North America Region - shella.henry@oracle.com
Latin America Region - alexandre.henriques@oracle.com
APAC Region - udaya.bhaskar@oracle.com
China - zhong.ren@oracle.com

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Wednesday Sep 02, 2015

Leveraging the Oracle Developer Cloud from Eclipse by Brian Leonard


clip_image002In an earlier post I wrote about Getting to Know the Developer Cloud Service. There wasn't an IDE used in that post and I'm a big fan of IDEs. So in this post we'll look at how Eclipse, in combination with the Oracle Developer Cloud Service, can be used to support the complete application lifecycle, from inception to production. In between we'll create bugs, create code branches, initiate code reviews, and merge code branches. We'll also slip in some continuous integration and continuous delivery. This is often also referred to as DevOps.

Prerequisites

  • You have Maven installed.
  • You've installed the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) or added the OEPE plugin repository to your existing Eclipse installation. You have to be at a minimum version of OEPE 12.1.3 6 (the latest at the time of this writing).
  • You have an Oracle Developer Cloud Service (DevCS) account. You can Try It for free.
  • You have a Java Cloud Service (JCS) instance available for deployment. JCS trials are available to you via your local Oracle sales consultant.
  • A local installation of WebLogic Server. The version must match the JCS version. WebLogic is free for desktop development environments.

Configure Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE)

  • The Oracle Cloud window is available from the Java EE perspective, so switch to that perspective if necessary
  • From the Oracle Cloud window, click the Connect link: Read the complete article here.


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Tuesday Sep 01, 2015

Developer Cloud Service – Automating Builds for Oracle ADF Applications by Shay Shmeltzer

clip_image002Following up on the previous blog that showed how to get your ADF application into the Developer Cloud Service git repository, this entry will show you the next step in the lifecycle - executing builds.

The Oracle Developer Cloud Service (DevCS) supports build automation with both Maven and Ant scripts - and in this demo I'm showing you how to use the Ant option. One of the unique aspects of DevCS for customers who are  using Oracle ADF and JDeveloper is that the cloud comes pre-configured with the ADF libraries needed to compile your code, and also with support for OJDeploy so you can leverage deployment profiles that you defined for your application.

In fact DevCS comes with support for two ADF versions - 11.1.1.7.1 and 12.1.3 (as of the time of this blog).

In the video below you'll see

  • How to add a build file for your ADF application
  • How to  configure the build file to work in the cloud environment
  • How to define a build job and execute it
  • How to look at the log files for the build job
  • How to automate the build execution to happen when changes are committed to the git repository Read the complete article here.

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Monday Jun 15, 2015

Cloud World Developer Days fist stop Mexico July 9th 2015

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Oracle CloudWorld Developer Mexico City, July 9, 2015 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Accelerate and simplify development with Oracle PaaS

Join us for a one-day developer-focused event featuring sessions spanning four Cloud tracks: Java, Mobile, Database, and Integration & Process. Learn firsthand from Oracle Cloud experts as they share their insight and expertise on using Oracle PaaS technologies for the full development lifecycle to help you develop better quality code with the agility and speed you need to meet today’s IT challenges.

Confirm your participation today at no cost to learn how the Cloud will transform your work. Come enjoy the DEMOgrounds, networking opportunities, Analyst Keynote Ray Wang, "Why Innovation begins with Cloud,” and best practices for Cloud development.

Session Tracks

· Java for Cloud

· Mobile for Cloud

· Database for Cloud

· Integration and Process for Cloud

For details please visit the registration page here. Find a local CloudWorld Developer Day in your country here.

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Wednesday Jun 10, 2015

Developer Cloud Service: Develop, Collaborate & Deploy in the Cloud

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A Platform as a Service Development Environment for the Enterprise.

Simplify development with an automatically provisioned development platform that supports the complete development lifecycle.

Watch the video here.

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Sunday Mar 15, 2015

Developing Applications with OEPE and Oracle Developer Cloud Service free Tutorial

clip_image002In this tutorial, you use Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse and Oracle Developer Cloud Service to build and deploy an application. The application is really just a shell that includes one Java web service and a single JSP page. The focus of this tutorial is less on creating an application and more on the interaction of OEPE and Oracle Developer Cloud Service. Once you see how to move code from OEPE into Oracle Developer Cloud Service, you will see how you can use Oracle Developer Cloud Service to manage your application development cycle. Oracle Developer Cloud Service provides a number of tools that help manage the application development lifecycle. Those tools include source control management, issue tracking, Hudson continuous integration, Wiki collaboration, code review tools, and deployment integration. Get the Tutorial here.

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Thursday Feb 26, 2015

Weblogic LDAPAuthenticator configuration; the GUID Attribute by Maarten Smeets

clip_image001LDAP servers can be configured to use as authenticator in Weblogic Server. In order to efficiently use an LDAP server, it must be possible to uniquely identify LDAP objects. GUID (global universal identifier) attributes can be used as unique identifier for an LDAP object. There are several specific and some more generic LDAP authentication providers available for Weblogic Server. The specific authentication providers have default GUID (global universal identifier) attributes (see here at ‘Use of GUID and LDAP DN Data in WebLogic Principals’). When using the generic Weblogic Server LDAPAuthenticator, there is no default GUID attribute. In order for LDAP caching to work and to allow browsing of group memberships for users, the GUID attribute needs to be defined. The entryUUID is a good candidate for this since every LDAP server should support it. See RFC 4530. Also see here.

In my example, I’ve used the user ‘maarten’ to authenticate myself with when logging into Weblogic Server. The user ‘maarten’ is member of the groups Administrators and DummyGroup. The debug information was acquired by setting the DebugSecurityAtn flag as described here. Weblogic Server 12.1.3.0.0 was used and ApacheDS 2.0.0 as LDAP server. For the configuration of ApacheDS/Weblogic Server, I’ve used the following: http://technology.amis.nl/2014/08/03/ldap-weblogic-using-apacheds-authentication-provider/.

GUID Attribute set to entryUUID

In the below example, the GUID attribute is set to ‘entryUUID’. As you can see, the GUID is correctly determined and there where no errors during authentication. Read the complete article here.

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Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

Java Cloud & Developer Cloud Service

clip_image002Java Cloud Service and Developer Cloud Service are available for your test! Let us know when your fist application is running! At our WebLogic Community Workspace (WebLogic Community membership required) we posted the latest cloud material:

o Solution Brief: Java Cloud Service - PDF

For more information please use the cloud tag at our WebLogic Community Workspace (WebLogic Community membership required).

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Sunday Jan 25, 2015

Java Cloud Service & Developer Cloud Service at Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum 2015

The Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum takes place March 3rd & 4th in Budapest Hungary. During this annual conference You as an Oracle Partner can get the latest updates on the Fusion Middleware 12c solutions. “The Cloud Platform for Digital Business” will be the theme of the 20th conference. Keynotes will be delivered from Amit Zavery, Andrew Sutherland and SOA, BPM and Mobile product management including live demos. On the second day you can choose between three tracks: SOA, BPM or WebLogic and Mobile. As part of the WebLogic and Mobile track Cosmin will present:

Java Cloud Service& Developer Cloud Service

Consolidation with multitenancy on Cloud Application Foundation 12cR2 – deep dive

Cosmin Tudor

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Principal Product Management
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For details please visit our Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum registration page here.

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Tuesday Jan 13, 2015

Getting to Know the Oracle Developer Cloud Service by W Brian Leonard

clip_image002Oracle Developer Cloud Service is included as a free entitlement with Oracle Java Cloud Service and Oracle Messaging Cloud Service. The Developer Cloud Service includes all the tools you need to support the team development lifecycle. There are popular open source tools such as Git, Maven and Hudson. There's also task management, code reviews and a wiki.

The easiest way to experience the Oracle Developer Cloud Service is through a trial of the Oracle Java Cloud Service - SaaS Extension (click the "Try It" button).

In this article I will introduce the Developer Cloud Service by using Maven to create a new web application, Git to manage the application source and Hudson to build and deploy my application to the Java Cloud Service.

Prerequisites

If you plan to follow along, this tutorial also assumes you already have Maven and Git installed. I will be using the Git Console from my desktop to interface with the Developer Cloud Service. The tutorial also assumes, of course, that you have access to the Developer Cloud Service!

Create a New Project

As a first step, log into the Developer Cloud Service and create a new project. Read the complete article here. & Watch the online training Developer Cloud Service: Git Integration with Oracle JDeveloper

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Monday Jan 12, 2015

Java Cloud Service (JCS) & Developer Cloud Service Bootcamp at OFM Partner Community Forum March 3rd – 6th 2015

Trainer: Trainer: Cosmin Tudor, Oracle

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Agenda Highlights:

Java Cloud Service(Weblogic, Oracle Traffic Director), Developer Cloud Service(GIT, Maven, Hudson,...), Database Cloud Service, OEPE Cloud adapter, Cloud Demos, Cloud Interaction, Documents Cloud Service.

Skill requirements:

Technical Requirements:
Every participant works on his/her own laptop. The minimal hardware requirements are:

  • Laptop 8 GB RAM preferable 16 GB RAM
  • Pentium 4 with dual-core CPU
  • Minimum 40 GB free disk space
  • Please install the most recent Oracle Virtual box
  • Make sure you have administrator rights on your machine

For details please visit our Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum Registration page here.

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