Differentiating the ICS Agent Types – Definitive Tip #5

In our book we talked about the difference between the agents offered by ICS, namely the Connection  and Execution agents. Whilst we differentiated the two, we did focus on the connection agent as this is the type we expect to see used in most cases. However the execution agent still suffers from a level of […]

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Selecting which iPaaS Product(s) to use – ICS Definitive Tip #4

In the last few years Oracle’s iPaaS offerings have progressed significantly from one or two solutions such as Mobile Cloud Service to in excess of 35 offerings. This makes it challenging to decide which product(s) to use. The means for selection depends upon a range of factors including: Most suitable licensing model (ICS provides a […]

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Short Best Practices Presentation for Oracle Partner Event

The book’s authors presented a brief session on the best practices at a packed Oracle Partner event. The following presentation – shows the material that was presented. Some of these points are expressed in the book already, others are our Definitive Tips and Guides posts.

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Applying configuration management and related dev practises – ICS Definitive Guide #3

Good development practises such as  configuration management and naming conventions have been a topic of conversation a number of times recently for us when it comes to ICS. In this post we will look at what configuration management means to ICS and the application of naming standards. Why Configuration Management? So why do we need […]

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Using iCal in Scheduling – ICS Definitive Tip #3

In ICS Definitive Guide #2 we looked at the scheduling of integrations and mentioned the possibility of using iCal. In this tip we shall explore advanced iCal facility for defining schedules within ICS. The iCal format is probably best known for sharing meeting events in tools such as outlook. The format is actually a standard […]

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Using Integration Versioning – ICS Definitive Tip #2

In this Definitive Tip, we are going to look at the ability to use Versioning on Integrations to seamlessly deploy update integrations is an important requirement of any enterprise integration platform. ICS supports the model of semantic versioning, perhaps better recognised as versioning as Major, Minor and patch.  Which is best described at http://semver.org/. This post […]

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Designer Content Filters – ICS Definitive Tip #1

Definitive Tips, like our Definitive Guide posts address features could not be incorporated into the book, either simply because the feature is new or simply down to the fact the new feature arrived since the book has been published. Unlike the Definitive Guide entries, the tips will always remain very short. The first tip will […]

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Scheduling Orchestration Integrations – ICS Definitive Guide #2

The ability to Schedule an Orchestration integration within ICS has arrived with release 16.4.5 release of ICS,   To demonstrate this, we are going to reuse our FlightSitRep endpoint from the book’s Chapter 3. If you have not got the book yet – it’s a WSDL one way integration that is connected to Mockable.io. Creating […]

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iPaaS and Cloud Security

Within the Oracle iPaaS products you will encounter features that exist to help provide security or mitigate the risks of someone misusing Oracle cloud accidentally (or otherwise). These features look to mitigate security issues such as a Denial of Service (DoS) attack (e.g. flooding a web service with more calls than it can handle preventing […]

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