Friday Jun 21, 2013

Not ‘how’ but ‘why’ should you upgrade to JDeveloper & ADF 11.1.1.7.0? By Chris Muir

I recently received questions from Oracle ACE Director (ACED) Tim Hall on upgrading to JDeveloper 11.1.1.7.0, not necessarily asking about the 'how' but rather the 'why should we upgrade to the latest version beyond new features?' Oracle has a close relationship with its ACED members, and overall the questions that we receive from the ACE Directors are well thought out and indicative of what the wider customer base are interested in, so we’re more often than not willing to address their concerns.  As such Tim and I thought we’d collaborate to write and publish the questions and answers for everyone to benefit from.

Tim Q1) Assuming we don't need the extra functionality in ADF 11.1.1.7, what is the advantage of moving to it? Are the bug fixes and maybe browser compatibility changes enough to warrant the upgrade?

Chris A1) Of course Oracle would love you to look at the new features and we hope they are compelling enough reasons on their own to get you to upgrade.  Probably the most exciting parts are the 'eye candy'components (cough, DVT controls) such as the Sunburst, TreeMap, TimeLine and Code Editor.  However for programmers the PanelGrid, ListView and new (returned?) pagination support in Table’s will also make ADF UI development easier, and who doesn’t want an easier job?

Possibly a more compelling reason is the optimisations introduced under the covers which might not be overly obvious, but will make your users happy with the responsiveness of the app migrated to 11.1.1.7.0.  In this release Oracle has introduced a new skin 'Skyros' which to some people will be 'just another skin'.  Yet this skin introduces CSS3 with its graphics rendering support to replace the 10s, if not 100s of images we used to include with each skin for the overall application chrome.  This means your user’s browsers now download far less bytes, the browser and CSS3 can use the graphics processes of the users’ PCs for faster interactions, the end outcome, faster apps, happier users.

Not enough on the optimization front?  To prove my point about optimizations under the covers, check out the bug fix list and note the DOM optimizations (e.g. bug 14015969) to make components more 'HTML-light-weight'.  The ADF programmer won’t see this in their day to day coding, but it will make a performance difference to the applications as the browser has less HTML to review and DOM to process.

Yet I agree, this and the other new features might not be enough.  So let’s address your other points.

Between releases Oracle does put it in significant effort addressing JDeveloper and ADF bugs, as well as behind the scenes optimizations that you get for free and we don’t necessarily publicize. Admittedly we also introduce in a few new bugs, but lets be realistic, that’s the nature of modern complex software, there’s always going to be bugs.  The goal is of course to reduce the amount and this is something Oracle pursues at length. Since starting at Oracle 1 year ago I’ve lodged just over 100 bugs and ERs, and have worked at length with our developers who are committed to addressing these issues, something all our team members do daily.  With all this in mind, from experience in having talked to external development teams who have upgraded in the past, generally speaking when quizzed about the quality of the IDE and ADF, I’ve not yet heard a customer say they wanted to go back versions.  So overall my opinion, is yes, you should diligently plan to upgrade when new releases come out. Read the full article here.

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Thursday Mar 14, 2013

Who wants to speak at OOW 2013? Submit your middleware partners success!

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We want that you present your Fusion Middleware Partner success at Oracle Open World 2013! Make sure you submit your papers:

- Call-for-Papers Oracle OpenWorld & JavaOne & MySQL Connect

We recommend to submit best practice session of leading edge products like WebLogic 12c, Glassfish or ADF mobile. Also highly welcome are joint presentations with your customers. Let us know if you like to get a nice quote from Oracle.

See you in San Francisco

Jürgen Kress

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Friday May 18, 2012

UK OUG call for papers–your middleware success!

UK Oracle user group launched their call for papers. We would like to invite you to submit your SOA and BPM articles. The submission deadline is 1st June 2012 GMT midday. You can also register as a speaker. To register as a speaker and submit abstracts please click here.
Why should I present?
Speaking at the UKOUG conference is a rewarding experience, a chance to share your knowledge and raise your personal profile at the leading Oracle User conference in the UK. You will gain insights from fellow speakers as well as receive feedback from delegates on your presentation content.

"As always, the UKOUG conference excels by bringing together the great minds of Oracle technology in an environment that not only has formal presentation sessions, but the ability to interact on a 1-1 basis. If you are looking for good value for your training budget, you must consider the UKOUG conference".
Grant Ronald, Oracle ACE Oracle

What should I present? We are looking for you to share the following, that can be submitted under the UKOUG 2012 streams and topics

  • Real life business experiences
  • In-depth product analysis
  • New product overviews

    If you have any queries regarding submitting a paper, please do not hesitate to contact Marisa

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Wednesday May 09, 2012

WebLogic 12c partner webcast - tomorrow May 10th 2012

NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERS WITH THE ORACLE WEBLOGIC PARTNER COMMUNITY: JOIN US TO FIND OUT HOW

You are invited to our next EMEA Partner Community Cast!

EMEA Partner Community Casts are a new series of interactive broadcasts designed to help you truly engage with Oracle on an individual level, build expertise around your specialist solution area and make valuable new contacts in Oracle and other Oracle partners.

If you are a business decision maker, project leader, technical leader or business development manager you will gain incredible value from these events, and we believe that this introduction to the EMEA WebLogic Partner Community will bring you a wealth of new opportunities.

Join us on May 10th, 10am GMT / 11am CET (30 min. followed by Live Q&A)
In this Partner Community Cast you will:

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Jürgen Kress, WebLogic & SOA Partner Adoption EMEA

An eleven year Oracle veteran, Jürgen works at EMEA Alliances and Channels. As WebLogic and SOA Partner Community and the global Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 4000 members from all over the world the SOA and WebLogic Partner Communities are the most successful and active communities at Oracle. Jürgen hosts the communities with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums, where more than 200 partners get the latest product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl. Jürgen was a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, Oracle Open World or the JAX.

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Paul Thompson, Senior Director, Alliances and Solutions Partner Programs, Oracle EMEA

Responsible for the Technology and Applications programs for Oracle's EMEA solution selling partners. Paul joined Oracle in 1997 and has been responsible for the EMEA Alliances and Solutions Partner Programs for the last 4 years. Previous to this Paul, was responsible for the SOA Adoption Alliance initiative for one year, and the years before managed various EMEA Alliances for Platform Vendors - starting with HP in 1997 and later including Compaq through the HP merger, and then Sun, IBM STG, Intel, and AMD amongst others.

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Thursday Dec 15, 2011

WebLogic 12c Virtual Developer Day

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Americas – January 24th, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pacific
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Europe – February 7, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. UK
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m CET |

Please go to the Virtual Conference Environment to register for, or join the event.  Note that audio is accessed via your computer’s headphones or speakers, there is no dial-in number for the main presentation audio.

The navigation menu below will help you find important information about the event. If you have questions after reading these pages, please post a comment/question on the appropriate wiki page. You are welcome to contribute additional tips, tricks or knowledge about the VirtualBox Labs to the wiki.

Hands on Lab participants must download and launch the VirtualBox VM before the lab intro sessions start.  We recommend downloading 1 week in advance as VirtualBox files are several gigabytes.

For registration please visit our WebLogic 12 Virtual Developer Day Registration Page

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Wednesday Dec 07, 2011

Accelerate Your WebLogic Skills!

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Webcast 1: Upgrading WebLogic and iAS Customers to WebLogic 11 g
Date: December 13, 2011
Time: 10:00–11:30am Pacific
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Webcast 2: Optimizing WebLogic on RAC
Date: December 15, 2011
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Webcast 3: Selling Extreme Performance with Exalogics
Date: December 16, 2011
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Webcast 4: Scale Your Customer Apps with Coherence
Date: December 19, 2011
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Oracle WebLogic is the world’s most complete platform for developing, deploying and integrating enterprise applications.

Do you want to optimize your middleware performance and manageability? Are you looking to modernize your IT infrastructure and lower your total cost of ownership? Do you need to gear up your mission-critical applications to deliver top performance when you need it the most? Oracle WebLogic Suite 11 g delivers the brawn and brains to accelerate all of your applications and this Oracle Webcast Series will give you the details that you need to accelerate your WebLogic skills!
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To join us for these four informative training sessions and maximize your knowledge around positioning and selling Oracle WebLogic 11 g , simply register via the links to the left.

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Friday Dec 02, 2011

WebLogic 12c Community Feedback

Oracle Announces Availability of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c – first experiences!

Oracle announces Oracle WebLogic Server 12c the latest release of the #1 application server in this very minute. In exactly one hour from now you can attend the online launch, Developer Deep-Dive, December 1, 11:00 a.m. PT ( Register here). Read the complete press release. I am quoted there, too:

"Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is exactly what I have been waiting for. Developing Java EE 6 applications for Oracle W! ebLogic Server has never been easier. Development, deployment, management and productivity have now been taken to the next level, which makes Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, in my opinion, the most reliable Java EE Markus Eiseleapplication server ever." said Markus Eisele, a German Software Architect and Consultant.

To read the full article please visit Markus Eiseles’s blog

Oracle WebLogic 12c – Key Points from Online Launch Event

This evening I watched both Oracle WebLogic Server 12c launch webcasts: the first was an overview session led by Hasan Rizvi (Senior VP for OFM and Java) and the second was a more developer-oriented discussion mainly delivered by Will Lyons (Director of Product Management for WLS). You can download slides and recordings of the webcasts by clicking the Oracle link on the image, and the Q&A responses are supposed to be published soon too.

This post is a summary of the key points from both sessions combined, with my usual bias towards middleware architects and production administrators (rather than developers). Note it includes slides from the presentations which are now publicly available, but were prefaced with Oracle’s standard "Safe Habour" statement which means you should not make any decisions based on them until 12c is actually available (expected to be around next Thursday by the way).

UK readers please note that Will Lyons, one of the launch event speakers, will be giving Oracle’s first public, in-person WebLogic Server 12c presentation in his keynote this Monday at 10am at the UKOUG 2011 Conference!

To read the full article please visit Simon Haslam’s blog

Weblogic 12c launched december 1st

On december 1st, Weblogic 12c was launched with two online presentations:

The plan is that the release will be available for download on OTN sometime next week (beginning december 5th).

This release has over 200 new features, and it has a focus on Cloud readiness. The cloud could be Oracle Public Cloud with Java Services, or a Private cloud.

The key new capabillities are around:

  • Java EE 6 and Developer Productivity
  • Simplified Deployment and Management with Virtualization
  • Integrated Traffic Management
  • Enhanced High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Much Higher Performance
  • Seamless Upgrade

I will go into details on some of them.

Jon petter hjulstad

To read the full article please visit eVitas Oracle team blog

WebLogic 12c released!

At December the 1st, 2011, Oracle announced it’s new major release, the 12c release. As Oracle added the i (internet) at its 8 release, the g(gridcomputing) at its 10 release, now the focus will be on the c(cloudcomputing).

Many new features come out of the fact that Oracle has made its key application server ready for the cloud, that is, ready for to run on enigineered systems, in fact its own Exalogic machine, Oracle’s solution for implementing the cloud.

So let’s take a look what this new release brings us, in this blogpost. There are several new features available in the 12c

New or enhanced WebLogic 12c features

  • JAVA EE 6 support all kinds of JEE6 specifications are implemented like :
    • JSF 2.0,Java Servlets 3.0 JPA 2.0 and EJB 3.1.
    • Managed Beans 1.0
  • WebLogic 12c also supports supports Java SE 7 (and Java SE 6).
    • Java language optimizations and Internationalization
    • Client and server support
    • SSL/TLS 1.2 in JSSE to support JAVA Socket Transport security
    • Converged Java VM:JRockit and HotSpot are  inc Michel Schildmeijerorporated with the best features from both.The JVM convergence will be a multi-year process, which was confirmed during my presence at Oracle’s Publisher Seminar 2011 during OOW

To read the full article please visit Michel Schildmeijer’s blog

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OTNArchBeat OTNArchBeat WebLogic 12c over 200 new features | Juergen Kress http://bit.ly/s1g9Nq

Lucas Jellema

lucasjellema WLS 12c: JSF 2.1, Maven 2 and 3, on converged JVM (JRockit + Sun Hotspot); integrated Traffic Management (software load balancing)

Jon petter hjulstad Jphjulstad WL 12c zip distro 168 MB

Sten Vesterli stenvesterli # weblogic 12c will come with Maven support

Marc mkelderman # weblogiccommunity # weblogic12c virtual developers day: http://oracle.6connex.com/portal/weblogicsuite/login Jan 24, 2012

clip_image002 biemond Nice, WebLogic 12c -> EJB 3.1, JPA2.0 , JSF2.0 , Maven, Softw Load balancer, Transactions logs in database (JTA?) # weblogic

clip_image003 simon_haslam In UK? To find out more about GridLink in # weblogic 12c see Frances Zhao and my session next Tues at # ukoug2011

clip_image004 stenvesterli Automated tooling to go from iAS 10g to # weblogic

clip_image005 wlscommunity Weblogic 12c launch presentation slides:

http://wcc.on24.com/event/37/57/27/rt/1/documents/player_docanchr_2/wls_12c_launch_webcast_final_11_15_11v2_.pdf # WebLogicCommunity

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Friday Sep 16, 2011

WebLogic Partner Advisory Council – October 4th Oracle Open World San Francisco

On behalf of Oracle, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the Oracle Application Gird Partner Advisory Council on October 4th in San Francisco, USA. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet and drive a closer engagement with global WebLogic Middleware Product Management Team:

  • Mike Lehmann, Senior Director Product Manager will host this workshop.
  • Target group: ACE Directors and key architects from our partners
  • Topics: Application Grid Roadmap, Partner project experience, your feedback, Q&A session
  • Schedule: Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00pm October 4th 2011
  • If you are an expert in Application Grid make sure that you attend this workshop!
  • For registration please contact sam.sharp@oracle.com

We kindly ask you to confirm your participation before September 21st 2010
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

We do hope you will be able to join us – and look forward to welcoming you in San Francisco

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