BPEL Chapter 1: Hello World BPEL Project

Long ago, back in 2004/2005 when Oracle released Oracle BPEL 10.1.2 (and its predecessor the global available release of the rebranded Collaxa product) and in 2006 with the release of the first SOASuite 10.1.3, you had a Project per BPEL process. Each project was setup around the BPEL process file. Since 11g BPEL is a component in the Software Component Architecture (SCA) and a project can contain multiple BPEL components together (more...)

Integration Cloud Service (ICS): Execution Agent proxy issue: NumberFormatException

Integration Cloud Service (ICS) offers an Execution Agent which you can download and install on-premises. This provides a local ICS instance. The Execution Agent is useful in several situations. When you have an ICS trial, it is valid only for a period of 30 days. After initial installation (which does require an ICS subscription), you can use the Execution Agent indefinitely. Secondly, you have full control over the Execution Agent since it is a local (more...)

How to clear MDS Cache

In the answer on a question on community.oracle.com, I found the following great tip: http://www.soatutor.com/2014/09/clear-mds-cache.html.

In 12cR2 this looks like:
1. Start System MBean Browser; In Domain, pull down the Weblogic Domain menu and choose 'System MBean Browser':


2. Browse for the Application Defined Beans:



3. Expand it and navigate to oracle.mds.lcm, choose server (AdminServer or SOAServer1)
 4. Navigate to the node Application em (AdminServer) or soa-infra (SOAServer) (more...)

Maker Faire 2016

Another year, another amazing at the Maker Faire.

I’ve attended my fair share of Maker Faires these years, so the pyrotechnic sculptures, 3D printing masterpieces, and handmade artisan marketplaces were of no particular surprise. But somehow, every time I come around to the San Mateo fairgrounds, the Faire can’t help but be so aggressively fresh, crazy, and novel. This year, a host of new and intriguing trends kept me on my toes as I ventured through (more...)

Automatic install of SOA Suite and Service Bus 12cR2.

Lately I worked on a set of scripts to automatically install Weblogic Infrastructure, SOA/BPM Suite, Service Bus, etc. Since I implemented a reworked set yesterday at another customer it might be nice to describe them here.

The scripts help in installing the software and creating the Repository. I started to create a script for creating the domain, but haven't it working yet. A good starting poing would be this blog of Edwin Biemond for the (more...)

Oracle’s Fashion Technology Makers: Soldering, Sewing, and Storytelling

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Many hands make light (emitting diodes) work. Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) gets down to designing fashion technology (#fashtech) solutions in a fun maker event with a serious research and learning intent. OAUX Senior Director and resident part-time fashion blogger, Ultan “Gucci Translated” O’Broin (@ultan), reports from the Redwood City runway.

Fashion and Technology: What’s New?

Wearable technology is not new. Elizabeth I of England was a regal early (more...)

Chargeback in Oracle Enterprise manager 13C

Since Oracle Enterprise Manager 12C it is possible to allocate the costs of IT resources to the people of organizations who consume them. This is done through the use of the plugin ‘Consolidation Planning and Chargeback’ .

Pete Sharman wrote an excellent blog about configuring  this plugin in Enterprise Manager 12c, and it’s not my intention to copy his work, so I’d like to focus on complementary stuff regarding Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c.

In this article (more...)

The Digital Hotel Key

Generally, I’m not in favor of consolidating important stuff onto my phone, e.g. credit cards, etc. because if I lose my phone, I’ll lose all that stuff too.

However, I’ve been waiting to try out a digital hotel key, i.e. using my phone to unlock my hotel room. Only a few hotels and hotel chains have this technology in place, and recently, I finally stayed at one that does, the Hilton San Jose.

Much (more...)

Fun Project from Australia, Anki Overdrive Plus Oracle Cloud Services

Editor’s Note: In February while we were in Australia, I had the pleasure to meet Stuart Coggins (@ozcoggs) and Scott Newman (@lamdadsn). They told me about a sweet Anki Overdrive cars plus Oracle Cloud Services hack Stuart and some colleagues did for Pausefest 2016 in Melbourne.

Last week, Stuart sent over a more detailed video of the specifics of the build and a brief writeup of what was involved. Here (more...)

Six Months with the iPad Pro

My first session with the iPad Pro

My first session with the iPad Pro

At first I was skeptical. I was perfectly happy with my iPad Air and the Pro seemed too big and too expensive. Six months later I wouldn’t dream of going back. The iPad Pro has become my primary computing device.

Does the Pro eliminate the need for a laptop or desktop? Almost, but for me not quite yet. I still need my Mac Air for NodeBox coding and (more...)

Graphical file explorer tool on top of Oracle Storage Cloud Service – CloudBerry for easy file inspection and manipulation

The Oracle Storage Cloud Service is an IaaS offering that underpins [almost]every other PaaS Cloud Service from Oracle. I have been using this service – largely indirectly – with DBaaS, JCS, Application Container Cloud (ACCS) and SOA CS. The initial interaction is usally using Curl against the REST APIs of the Storage Cloud Service. For one off tasks, that works fine. However, while going through development cycles with a Node.js application running on ACCS, (more...)

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The April That Was and Our Plans for May and June

Hi there, remember me? Wow, April was a busy month for us, and looking ahead, it’s getting busy again.

Busy is good, and also good, is the emergence of new voices here at the ‘Lab. They’ve done a great job holding down the fort. Since my last post in late March, you’ve heard from Raymond (@yuhuaxie), Os (@vaini11a), Tawny (@iheartthannie), Ben (@goldenmean1618) and Mark (@mvilrokx).

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Application deployment to Oracle Java Cloud instance using XL Deploy on AWS

This article is about experimenting configuration, connection and deployment from one cloud instance to the other using the basic installation, connections and features like on a local network.

To go further with special cloud facilities instead, consult the XebiaLabs documentation or blog:

XebiaLabs’ EC2 plugin for XL Deploy

XL Scale

XL Deploy and Amazon AWS OpsWorks (© by Andrew Phillips)

The steps we go through during the trial:

  1. Install XL Deploy on EC2 Linux instance as (more...)

Samsung Developers Conference 2016: A Developer’s Perspective

Last week several of my colleagues and myself had the privilege of attending the Samsung Developers Conference (SDC) in San Francisco.  It was the 5th time Samsung organized a developers conference in San Francisco but only the first time I attended, although some in our party were present previous times so I had some idea of what to expect.  Here are some impressions and thoughts on the conference.

After an hour walking around, my first thought was: is (more...)

Open Letter to managers and team leaders of Oracle professionals – the quickest route to brain fuel

Dear manager or team leader of Oracle professionals,

If you have Oracle professionals in your team –whether they are DBAs, PL/SQL developers or Middleware & ADF specialists – in all cases, personal growth and improving knowledge are important goals for them and thereby for you as well. In this light, there is an international event in The Netherlands in the beginning of June that I would like to point out to you: a unique opportunity (more...)

Samsung Developer Conference: VR and More

VR was the big thing at the Samsung Developer Conference, and one of the points that got driven across, both in the keynotes and in other talks throughout the day, was that VR is a fundamentally new medium—something we haven’t seen since the motion picture.Photo Apr 27, 10 37 04 AM

Injong Rhee, the executive VP of R&D for Software and Services, laid out some of VR’s main application areas: Gaming, Sports, Travel, Education, Theme Parks, Animation, Music, and Real Estate. (more...)

Open Brief aan Oracle Professionals – gun jezelf twee dagen kennismaking met je toekomst – op 2 en 3 juni 2016

Beste Oracle professional,

Of je nu PL/SQL ontwikkelaar bent, DBA, ADF ontwikkelaar of SOA Suite specialist, de nieuwsgierigheid blijft altijd kriebelen. Hoop ik. Je wilt beter worden in je vak, nieuwe dingen leren, minimaal bijblijven en je blijven doorontwikkelen. Het is best lastig om in de hectiek en de druk van je dagelijkse werk daar tijd en ruimte voor te maken. Af en toe een week naar Oracle OpenWorld of een conferentie in een ver (more...)

Samsung Developers Conference 2016: A More Connected Future

After a whirlwind day at Modern CX, I hurried my way back up to San Francisco for the last day of the Samsung Developers Conference 2016. The morning started out exciting with a giveaway gift of the Samsung Gear 360 Camera.

Raymond (@yuhuaxie) took a bunch of photos with it and found it (more...)

Why go to a seminar or conference?

Developing a solid business case for going to a conference is not always easy. Most of the time the company culture dictates the succes-rate of your attempt.

The necessity for your own development is of great importance to you but is most of the time not the prevailing factor for the company. So how to convince your manager that it is of vital importance for the company that you will attend the conference ?

One of the drives for (more...)