Getting started with ApacheDS – LDAP Server and Directory Studio

Inspired by the work and some excellent blog articles by my colleague Maarten Smeets – and while writing about the LDAP Adapter in SOA Suite 12c for the Oracle SOA Suite 12c Handbook) I decided to give ApacheDS (LDAP Directory) a spin. This article lists the very basic steps for getting started with both the server side LDAP directory (on Linux) and the visual LDAP browser & editor on top that directory. A specific step (more...)

SOA Suite 12c: Human Task and Escalation through the LDAP hierarchy

A Human Task in SOA Suite can be configured to automatically escalate when the task is not taken care of for a certain period of time. This escalation implies that the task is assigned to the person (or persons) one level higher up the organizational hierarchy than the people who had gotten the task assigned originally.

In this article I will show very briefly a setup for the task definition and and the user & (more...)

SOA Suite 12c: Actionable Emails with Human Task service

It is my assumption that inbound and outbound emailing has been configured – for example for a GMail account – as described in these two articles: GMail for inbound mail in SOA Suite 12c and GMail for outbound mail in SOA Suite 12c and that test mails can be sent and received.

The steps are:

  • configure an email driver for SOA Suite for outbound and inbound emails
  • configure an email address (one of the inbound (more...)

JavaOne 2014: Roadmaps for the near future of Java

JavaOne 2014 is first of all a community gathering – with over 500 sessions that discuss Java related topics in tantalizing details. A meeting of minds, of kindred spirits etc. It is also the place where the roadmap for the near future of the various constituents of the Java platform is unfolded. The slides in this article are taken from the Java Keynote on Sunday 28th September 2014.

Java SE:

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Java SE Embedded/Java ME Embedded:

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Oracle OpenWorld 2014: Non-life altering observations (but still interesting and useful)

This article does not necessarily discuss the big themes and major stories of Oracle OpenWorld 2014. It does mention a number of facts that I discovered, overheard, observed or otherwise found out about during last week’s conference. They are not necessarily from formal Oracle sources, they have have been part of conversations on the demo grounds or sessions for which no slide evidence exists. Do not base major decisions on these notes – but perhaps (more...)

Major take-aways from Oracle OpenWorld 2014 – some relevant conclusions

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Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is over. Just under a week, full to the brim with information, events, people, energy, plans, hopes and expectations. I have learned many, many things. Small things, important facts, huge insights and many great people. In this article, I will attempt to sum up the largest themes of the conference as I have interpreted them. In subsequent publications, I will focus on some of them as well as discuss less grand but (more...)

Web- and Mobile-Oriented Architectures with Oracle Fusion Middleware – Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Mobile applications as well as a large class of modern HTML5 web applications are built on top of an architecture with special provisions, such as RESTful services; the personal cloud, to provide a cross-device experience; push; cache; localization; scalability; and secure interaction with the enterprise back end. Gartner refers to this as the web-oriented architecture. Oracle Fusion Middleware offers key products (Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Identity Management, and Oracle API Gateway) to implement this architecture, (more...)

How Fast Data Is Turned into Fast Information and Timely Action – Oracle OpenWorld 2014

At Oracle OpenWorld 2014, one of my presentations was about the world of real time information – derived from real time data (streaming data, events, big data on the move or fast data for short). In my presentation, I demonstrated and explained the use of the Oracle Event Processor for processing streaming data in real time. I also showed how OEP interacts with the SOA Suite 12c Event Delivery Network and with JMS, Web Sockets (more...)

Everything That Is Really Useful in Oracle Database 12c for Application Developers – Oracle OpenWorld 2014

A few days ago, I presented a session at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 about the most useful features for application developers in Oracle Database 12c (12.1.0.1 and 12.1.0.2).

The main topics I demonstrated were JSON, Flashback, Temporal Validity, Match Recognize (pattern matching), In Line PL/SQL and the SQL Translation (Profiles) Framework.

The slides for this session can be downloaded from the OOW Content Catalog as well as from SlideShare: http://www. (more...)