Oracle recently released a new version of the Oracle SOA Suite 12c. This release is built around 4 themes; Industrial SOA, Developer Productivity, Mobile and Cloud. The theme of developer productivity is the topic for this multi-series blog. Each blog in this series will describe one or more of these new and interesting changes. When deciding which feature to cover first, it made sense to start with the first feature that would affect developers starting to use 12c, and that is the new one-click install. In reality, there are several clicks, but new for this release, all of the files required for a developer install comes from a single installation file.
When installing prior versions of the Oracle SOA Suite, several potentially error prone steps where required in order to set up a development environment. For example, the Oracle Database and WebLogic server had to be installed before you started installing the SOA runtime and created the database schemas. Besides making sure you had compatible versions, they had to be set up correctly for all of the parts to work correctly.
For this blog post, the installation was performed on Windows 7. Steps for Linux install and other platforms can be found on the JDeveloper download web page referenced in the URL below:
The installation will be done in two parts, the first is to install the software onto your computer. The second part is to start JDeveloper and the integrated Weblogic Server and Service Bus and configure the domain.
Download the Windows 64-bit Install for Oracle JDeveloper 12c Studio Edition from the download page referenced above. Downloading the Generic Installer jar file is smaller and can be used on other operating systems, but will need additional features added to complete the installation. The Windows Installer contains the required JDK for JDeveloper Studio.
Included in this install file are the necessary components for development with the core SOA Suite including BPEL, rules engine, human work flow, adapters and the Mediator. Also new to the 12c release, the installer includes the service bus. Note that this installer doesn’t include Oracle BPM but is available as separate installation. Another feature you might require which is not part of the installation file is BAM since BAM requires an Oracle Database.
After the install file has been download, browse to the download location in Windows Explorer and right click on the file, select “Run as administrator” to run the installer. This is an important step and if this file is run without doing this an error will occur during the installation. There are several forum post with people who have tried this and ran into this error. Read the complete article here.
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