Earlier this month I was involved in organizing the Monument Family History Day. It was certainly a complex event, with dozens of presenters, guides and 100s of visitors. So with that experience of a complex event under my belt I decided to refresh my acquaintance with Oracle Event Processing (CEP).
CEP has a developer side based on Eclipse and a runtime environment.
The server install is very straightforward (documentation). It is recommended to use the JRockit JDK with CEP so the steps to set up a working CEP server environment are:
The developer install requires several steps (documentation). A developer install needs access to the software for the server install, although JRockit isn’t necessary for development use.
Restart eclipse and verify that everything is installed as expected.
With CEP installed you are now ready to start a server, if you didn’t install the demoes then you will need to create a domain before starting the server.
Once the server is up and running (using startwlevs.sh) you can verify that the visualizer is available on http://hostname:port/wlevs, the default port for the demo domain is 9002.
With the server running you can test the IDE by creating a new “Oracle CEP Application Project” and creating a new target environment pointing at your CEP installation.
Much easier than organizing a Family History Day!