Wednesday Oct 14, 2015

Taking Java to the Cloud: Build Apps Quickly with the Tools You Know and Love

The cloud’s transformative power is built on the allure of simplification, from provisioning to application development to application deployment. However, cashing in on that allure should not require a huge overhaul in the way that developers work. 

Oracle Java Cloud Service is designed as a foundational, subscription-based platform-as-a-service offering that lets Oracle customers easily move Java EE applications to the cloud, while also providing integration to crucial elements such as mobile and database services. From a development perspective, you can think of Oracle Java Cloud Service as a Java EE container in the cloud—and not as a new proprietary container in the cloud. This means that you can use it in exactly the same way as an on-premises Java EE environment and deploy your enterprise Java applications on an Oracle Java Cloud Service instance as-is.

New Oracle Cloud Services
Two new cloud services for developers are being released soon, Java Standard Edition (Java SE) and Node.js.

For those working in Java SE, Oracle Java SE Cloud Service enables quick deployment of Java SE 7 or Java SE 8 applications, along with any required libraries or frameworks, on a cloud platform that scales as needed and supports the same tools as those that are used for on-premises development.

For those working with Node.js, Oracle Node Cloud Service supports the increasing need to build interactive, real-time web applications by helping developers rapidly deploy JavaScript applications on an infrastructure that is complete with cloud-based tooling for continuous integration and application management. Like all the Oracle Cloud Platform offerings, it is dynamically scalable and highly available.

Use the Tools You Know and Love
You don’t need any specific development tool or software development kit to develop applications for Oracle Java Cloud Service. In fact, you can continue to develop your Java EE applications as you have with your on-premises applications. Oracle Developer Cloud Service, which is included as an entitlement when you subscribe to Oracle Java Cloud Service, gives you a development sandbox in the cloud with a Git-based repository and continuous integration capabilities. Also included are application lifecycle management capabilities such as bug tracking, wikis, and team development capabilities.

Deploy Cloud Services in Support of DevOps
Oracle’s cloud services can also be deployed in support of DevOps, for helping developers and IT operations work together to add new features quickly without impacting infrastructure stability or performance. DevOps requires both cultural and technical change to work—collaborative discussion supported by integrated technologies such as shared version control and configuration management. One way to bake DevOps into the process is through Oracle Developer Cloud Service, which is included with Oracle Java Cloud Service and Oracle Java SE Cloud Service. A hosted development platform built for team collaboration, it provides centralized version management and collaboration tools, along with task tracking and code reviews. When tied into Oracle Java Cloud Service infrastructure management and Oracle Enterprise Manager’s monitoring and analysis capabilities, the result is an environment that supports the entire application lifecycle while reducing costs and increasing business value.

Learn more about Oracle Java Cloud Service and other Oracle Cloud Platform services and sign up for a free 30-day trial.

And if you’re attending Oracle OpenWorld 2015, be sure to check out the sessions described in these Focus On docs to learn more about Oracle’s wide array of application development tools and frameworks designed for developer productivity:

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Tuesday Feb 03, 2015

Mastering DevOps with Oracle

by Jens Eckels, Senior Principal Product Director, Oracle

DevOps continues to be a strong buzzword in IT, but oftentimes there's a bit of confusion on what it means. It's certainly important, but how can you get started and change your culture to adapt to this new amalgamated approach to development?

As you'd expect coming from us, we believe we have a very comprehensive set of products and tools to help you achieve your goals. See the below Slideshare for details.

A lengthier presentation that covers broader topics and Oracle product sets is available here.

Tuesday Jul 02, 2013

What is DevOps and Why You Should Care?

According to Wikipedia, DevOps (a portmanteau of development and operations) is a software development method that stresses communication, collaboration and integration between software developers and information technology (IT) professionals. DevOps is a response to the interdependence of software development and IT operations. It aims to help an organization rapidly produce software products and services.

That definition of DevOps is the – what. The “why” is even easier. Standardized development methodology, clear communication and documented processes supported by a standards-based, proven middleware platform improves application development and management cycles, brings agility and provides greater availability and security to your IT infrastructure. Clearly, DevOps is about connecting people, products and processes. Ultimately, DevOps is about connecting IT to business.

If you haven’t already seen it, do check out Bob Rhubart’s feature on DevOps in the latest issue of Oracle Magazine. And for more information on how Oracle Fusion Middleware, the #1 application infrastructure foundation, visit us on


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