Saturday May 30, 2015

ADF Performance Monitor: Measuring Network Time to Browser and Browser Load Time by Frank Houweling

clip_image002Recently we added a great new feature to the ADF Performance Monitor: network and browser load time information. Now you know exactly every end-user experience of your ADF application, in real-time. You can quickly resolve any performance bottlenecks with this end-to-end visibility. You can even drill down into an individual user to analyze the experience – to understand the ADF app behavior. The dashboard is improved with several overview and detail graphs that shows the layer (database, webservice, application server, network/browser loadtime) where the time is spent of your application. This is very useful to troubleshoot problems.

The ADF Performance Monitor is an advanced tool specifically build for ADF applications and is aware of the intricacies of the ADF framework. It traces key ADF actions across tiers and services to provide end-to-end visibility and automatically maps each tier to easily visualize the relationship between them. This Tracing provides deep visibility into the cause of application performance issues down to the tiniest detail. Click here for more information.

Network Time and Browser Load Time

Network time is the time that it takes to send a HTTP request from a browser (http request network time) to the application server and from the application server back to the browser (http response network time). The browser loadtime is the time that a browser needs to build up the DOM tree and load the page. Read the complete article here.

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Tuesday May 19, 2015

WebLogic Server Now Running on Docker Containers by Monica Riccelli

clip_image002We are very excited to announce that Oracle WebLogic Server is now certified to run on Docker containers. As part of the certification, we are releasing Dockerfiles and supporting scripts on GitHub to build images for Oracle WebLogic Server.  These images are built as an extension of existing Oracle Linux images Oracle Linux Images. You can use these Oracle WebLogic Server Docker images or create your own. To help you with this, we have posted Dockerfiles and scripts on GitHub as examples for you to get started.

Docker is a platform that enables users to build, package, ship and run distributed applications. Docker users package up their applications, and any dependent libraries or files, into a Docker image. Docker images are portable artifacts that can be distributed across Linux environments. Images that have been distributed can be used to instantiate containers where applications can run in isolation from other applications running in other containers on the same host operating system.

The table below describes the certification provided for various WebLogic Server versions. You can use these combinations of Oracle WebLogic Server, JDK, Linux and Docker versions when building your Docker images. Read the complete article here.

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Monday Mar 09, 2015

Get a free copy of “WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes” by Frank Munz! – build a cloud application on Oracle Java Cloud Service


Our 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 an application running on Java Cloud Service (JCS).


Java Cloud Service offers dedicated virtual machines for running your entire WebLogic Server cluster. The environments are pre-configured WebLogic Server software, with your choice of the 11g or 12c version. We offer free online trainings and test accounts to support you:

Java Cloud Service (JCS)

Java Cloud Service Product Tour

Creating an Java Cloud Service Instance

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Deploy an application to an Oracle Java Cloud Service – SaaS Extension

Java Cloud Service: Product Tour – free on-demand training

Java Cloud Service – SaaS Extension

Java Cloud – free test & demo accounts!

Create RESTful Services and deploy to Oracle Java Cloud Service with Netbeans


Contest begins March 9th and contest ends March 14th 2015


To win one of 10WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes” books write a blog post about the Java Cloud Application you have created (including a screenshot of your Cloud Application running on JCS) and send us the link to your blog post via Twitter #WebLogicCommunity or write a comment here on the blog!

Winners: First 10 persons who send us a link to their blog posts with a screenshot of your Java Cloud Application 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 08, 2015

Instrumenting, Analysing, & Tuning the Performance of Oracle ADF Applications By Frank Houweling

clip_image002Last week I presented at the  UKOUG’14 conference on instrumenting, analyzing, & tuning the performance of Oracle ADF applications. Instrumentation refers to an ability to monitor or measure the level of a product’s performance, to diagnose errors and to write trace information. Instrumenting gives visibility and insight of what is happening inside the ADF application and in the ADF framework (what methods and queries are executed, when and how often). These runtime diagnostics can be very effective in identifying and solving performance issues and end-user behavior. This enables developers and operations teams to quickly diagnose and solve performance problems in a test and production environment. This blog posts the slides from this session. It  shows how you can instrument your own ADF application and build your own performance monitor.clip_image003Why is instrumentation important? Read the complete article 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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Thursday Feb 26, 2015

Base64 Encode / Decode with Python (or WebLogic Scripting Tool) by Frank Munz

clip_image002I had to estimate the effort for decoding a Base64 encoded message. Honestly clip_image003 A reminder to self (and for others working in the dark spheres of lowest level integration).

Python / WLST

You can easily decode a Base64 message in Python. With WebLogic installed this obviously is working with WLST (also in offline mode). No imports, no nothing, no questions asked:

‘Base64Encoded_String’.decode(‘base64′)

Online (I am tempted to write PaaS clip_image003[1])

For a quick I-need-to-get-this-decoded solution try one of the online services such as

https://www.base64decode.org which is working pretty well for me.

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Monday Feb 23, 2015

Get a free copy of “WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes” by Frank Munz! – tell us about your favorite WebLogic implementation!

Our WebLogic Community has more than 1000 members and we continue to grow fast. Key is that you are trained and certified on WebLogic. Therefore we give away 3 times each 10 “WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes” books over the upcoming weeks!

In our first campaign we want to know from what is your favorite WebLogic project you have realized! Some ideas for your favorite WebLogic project could include the oldest most historic version you have implemented, maybe the largest implementation running on a Coherence cluster, maybe the smallest implementation on a Java device or maybe the most remote & isolated installation in the middleware of nowhere, let us know!

To win one of 20WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes” books post a video reply or blog post here on YouTube. You can also send your nomination to via Twitter #WebLogicCommunity or write a comment here on the blog!

Contest begins February 23rd and contest ends February 28th  2015clip_image002Winners: First 10 persons who post a video will receive a book and first 10 people who send us a link to their blog posts.

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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Saturday Jan 24, 2015

Developing for the Digital Enterprise: Extending your ADF Applications to Mobile 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 Mobile & Weblogic track Frank will present:

Developing for the Digital Enterprise: Extending your ADF Applications to Mobile

Cloud computing and mobile are two new horizons showing for Oracle ADF developers. If you like it or not, the world of information technology has started to change, shifting its weight towards mobility everywhere and for everyone with a strong push for public Clouds. This session is not a statement of direction for Oracle ADF but discusses the options you as ADF developers have when travelling towards one or both of the new horizons. Come with pen and paper to learn about what you can change, what you may want to keep and which new skills you need to put onto your skill wish-list."

Frank Nimphius

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Oracle Corporation

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

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Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

Mobile Application Framework by Frank Nimphius


clip_image002Share information among features in Oracle Mobile Application Framework.

Oracle Mobile Application Framework is the successor framework to Oracle Application Development Framework Mobile (Oracle ADF Mobile) for building on-device applications for iOS and Android platforms. This article steps you through one way to perform a common developer task in Oracle Mobile Application Framework: sharing information among Application Mobile XML (AMX) features.

A feature in Oracle Mobile Application Framework is a unit of work—a single piece of application functionality that users can access from the mobile application springboard. An example of a feature is a product catalog in which users can query and select items to buy. AMX is one of three technologies that you can use to develop features in Oracle Mobile Application Framework.

Oracle Mobile Application Framework mobile applications can be developed in Oracle JDeveloper with the Oracle Mobile Application Framework extension, or in Eclipse with Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse. In this article’s hands-on exercise, you’ll use Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Mobile Application Framework to implement a customers feature that shares information about the selected customer with an orders feature.

Architecture Overview

Figure 1 shows a simplified architecture diagram for Oracle Mobile Application Framework. A mobile application built with Oracle Mobile Application Framework is compiled into a platform-specific container that is then deployed to a mobile device. From the perspective of the device, the container makes the application appear to be written in the device’s native OS language (Objective-C for iOS or Java for Android). Read the complete article here.

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Wednesday Jan 14, 2015

WebLogic with Docker in the Cloud by Frank Munz

clip_image002Docker has been without any doubt the most hyped technology this summer. Apart from incrementally and quickly creating light-weight containers that can be hooked up together it seems to become the de-facto standard for spinning up instances locally and in the cloud. In the past there was no real compatibility between cloud providers on an OS/instance-level and also import/export features were “demanding” at best.

Linux containers for clean sandboxing do exist since much longer, e.g. Google is starting over 2 billion Linux containers every week. With Docker there is an open source based de-facto standard now that customers want to use (honestly, few people looked into lxc and kernel namespaces before Docker had it’s appearance)

Docker and WebLogic?

Oracle WebLogic Server currently does not officially support Docker, yet there is a github project to start with created by Bruno Borges. This project contains the Dockerfile with all necessary WLST-scripts to create a Docker container running WebLogic.

You can run Docker itself in Oracle Linux like in most other Linux distributions such as CentOS, Ubuntu etc. Docker containers always run Linux; e.g. you could have WebLogic running on Ubuntu in a Docker container which is running on CentOS.

Docker Hub Registry

The Docker hub registry is best known as a public registry for Docker images to start with but it can be used to store private images as well.

The Docker Registry contains base Docker images for Java, Ubuntu etc., yet there are no official images from Oracle at the moment. Let’s hope that Oracle will not repeat the rather sad story of poor support for Oracle product AMIs for Amazon Cloud.

Public Clouds can either deploy Docker containers directly from github by creating a container on the fly based on a Dockerfile on github, or by accessing an Docker image stored in the Docker registry. I will demonstrate below how to deploy WebLogic as Docker container straight from the Docker registry. Read the complete article here.

Oracle also offers a  official Oracle Linux images available on the Docker Hub Registry https://registry.hub.docker.com/_/oraclelinux/

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Friday Dec 05, 2014

RESTful Configuration Part II - WebLogic 12.1.3 by Frank Munz

clip_image002The latest video from the YouTube channel maintained by Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz. Watch the video here.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

Videos: Learn How To Use Oracle MAF – YouTube | Blog

Frank Nimphius takes to the stage to demonstrate consuming web services from Oracle MAF applications.  This series of videos includes intro level descriptions to data controls, bindings, REST and SOAP.  It then shifts up a gear to cover programmatic access to web services from Java in Oracle MAF.  If you are looking to skill up on Oracle MAF please subscribe to the channel.

  • clip_image002Introduction and Overview - YouTube
  • Designing and Developing a MAF Application - YouTube
  • UI Development in Oracle MAF - YouTube
  • Working with Data and Web Services - YouTube
  • Working with Local SQLite Database - YouTube
  • Integrating with Device Services - YouTube
  • Oracle MAF Security - YouTube
  • Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse - YouTube

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