By Eric Jacobsen-Oracle on Oct 14, 2015
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.
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.
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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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