IBM Bluemix Admin Console Command Line (CLI) Installation

The IBM Bluemix Dedicated/Local Administration Console also includes support for CLI to enable common management tasks to be performed using the Cloud Foundry Command Line by adding a plugin to enable support for it's commands.

Note: The Bluemix Admin CLI plugin requires version 6.11.2 or later.

Admin Console UI

Admin Console - Installing Command Line

The CLI to the admin console is installed as follows. The reference to this is found in your (more...)

OOW15: Oracle Open World 2015

Just before Oracle Open World 2015, the launch of the new 12c (12.2.1) release went public. This release was a full release of the whole stack. From WebLogic Server to Business Intelligence, including product that were not on 12.1.3 yet, like WebCenter. A bit closer to Open World than expected, but this was good news, meaning we can talk freely about 12.2.1 and get all the information on it (more...)

More Java EE from Red Hat Engineers at Devoxx

Red Hat At Devoxx - Game Changing DevOps
It is Devoxx Belgium time! Finally. Everything kicks off today with the University Sessions and the conference itself starts tomorrow morning. We're all pretty excited, as this is the major event in Europe. And Red Hat is proud to be a sponsor again this year. We will be onsite with 14 sessions, a booth - with beer, books and more. Visit the Red Hat booth to see OpenShift by Red Hat in action, join the (more...)

Theft-Proof Java EE – Securing Your Java EE Enterprise Applications

An overview about the holistic approach to application security
Øredev is just a couple of days away, and I was invited to give two presentations. One of them is about my favorite topic: Security and Java EE. It is designed to fulfill two goals. On the one side to introduce the typical Java EE developer to the overall application security process and main objectives. But also to look at the details about what Java EE has to offer when it comes to typical requirements. (more...)

Spring Security Demo with a Bootstrap Look and Feel

I decided to take the Spring Security demo at the following link , and add Bootstrap to it. In the end it's basically the same code and the Form Based Login will accept one user "pas/welcome1".

Here is the updated demo with Bootstrap added to the UI pages. You can deploy this to Bluemix using the "Deploy to Bluemix" directly from GitHub and it will as you to Sing (more...)

OOW15: Coming soon, ABCService

One of the other cloud announcements that caught my eyes on Open World was ABCS, the Application Builder Cloud Service. A tool for the Line of Business user to create simple web and/or mobile application by drag and drop in the web browser. Simple add components out of a menu on the page, rearrange them and edit them the way you want in the WYSIWYG editor.

The tool either creates business objects from scratch in (more...)

Oracle JET – Rendering Table from ADF BC REST Service

Oracle JET - new tool for us to build UI applications with JavaScript. Right now there is no out of the box integration with ADF Faces, I heard on OOW there might be some sort of integration available in the future. At the end of the day this is only JavaScript and you can integrate it into existing ADF page by yourself. Probably you would not want this, ADF Faces offers very rich set of (more...)

5 Things I wish I knew about APEX when I just started (part 5)

Using Advisor to increase the quality of your application.

For the last post in this series, I want to end with something that will help you improve the overall quality of your apex applications. That something is called: “advisor”.

The easiest way to access advisor is through the edit page. If you press the “utilities” button, and then select the option “check”, you will end up in an advisor report for the current page.

The (more...)

OOW’15 Session Slides – Oracle Alta UI Patterns for Enterprise Applications and Responsive UI Support

You can view slides from recent OOW'15 session (Oracle Alta UI Patterns for Enterprise Applications and Responsive UI Support [UGF2717]) on SlideShare:

I was explaining how to implement responsive layout and fast performance ADF 12c applications with Alta UI. New ADF 12.2.1 features were discussed. Session went pretty well, all demos were working without issues. I was happy with the feedback, for example a tweet from Grant Ronald:

Here you can (more...)

Promoting Docker Images Across Environments

I got off the stage at WJAX in Munch just a couple of minutes ago. And while my co-worker Jan was talking about this amazing customer success story AMADEUS, I had the pleasure to base his thoughts and ideas a bit and talk about how DevOps can be done with OpenShift and Docker Images from a developers perspective.

Microservices and DevOps
If you have hundreds or even more container running in production everything isn't (more...)

SQL Needs a Sister (Broken Link Corrected)

I've just published an article on Medium about the missing sister of SQL. I think there is a fundamental mistake we’ve been making in using SQL. We use it both to ask a question and format the answer and I think this is just wrong. You can read the article at this link. (Sorry for the broken link in the previous post and a big thank you to the person who sent us a (more...)

OOW15: Announcing WCP 12.2.1

It has been a long wait, but WebCenter has finally been released on 12c, WebCenter Portal 12.2.1 is out and brings you new features we have been waiting for! Just to name a few:
  • A more/better responsive design
  • a WYSIWYG editor with preview mode
  • Embedded content UI for ECM functionality
  • New Portal REST API
  • Out of the box bootstrap themes
  • A Portal Jump Start kit
  • Cloud Certification (on JCS)

However, there is also (more...)

SQL Needs a Sister

I just published an article on Medium about the missing sister of SQL. I think there is a fundamental mistake we’ve been making in using SQL. We use it both to ask a question and format the answer and I think this is just wrong. You can read the article at this link.

Red Hat JBoss Engineers about Java EE, Container, Microservices and Testing

JavaOne has been a blast for all of us. The biggest community gathering for all Java ecosystem enthusiasts. And there's been a lot of networking plus great content. Red Hat had a packed schedule for the mini theater sessions on the booth and I wanted to point you to the available recordings on the Red Hat Developers event page. There's been a great coverage around all recent topics. Especially around Java EE 7, Microservices, Testing, (more...)

OOW15: Announcing SoaCS

The Oracle SOA Cloud Service is online and you can check it out on the Oracle SoaCS Cloud page. This SoaCS offers you all the functionality the SOA Suite offers you on premise. In the cloud, Oracle has the same red stack strategy as they have on premise. This means the SoaCS runs on Oracle hardware and the Oracle database. This forces you to have a DbCS as well.

To get the SoaCS, you follow (more...)

How Would ESBs Look Like, If They Were Done Today?

If They Were Done Today? My JavaOne Presentation
JavaOne 2015 just came to an end and it was a great community event again. I gave two sessions and a HOL with Rafael. One of the sessions actually is my favorite: The talk about how ESBs would look like, if they were done today.

What? ESBs? I thought that is the past?
That is what I usually tend to also say. But, system integration has come a long way, from point-to-point connections between individual (more...)

OOW15: The Oracle Private Cloud

One of the big announcements this year was the Oracle Private Cloud, basicly, the Cloud will come to your on premise data center! Oracle provides the exact same service for the Private Cloud as they do for the Public Cloud. The given timeframe on the Private Cloud is early next calendar year.

The interesting thing here is that Inderjeet mentioned in his presentation that the Private Cloud will have the same pricing module as the (more...)

Review: "Arquillian in Action" by Alex Soto and Jason Porter

I got an email from Manning recently and have to admit, that I didn't even know about the book they were asking me to review. And this is a shame in various dimensions. The book is about Arquillian, which is my favorite integration testing framework and it is written by two fellow friends Alex and Jason. Time to take a more detailed look and point my fellow readers to this newest member in the Arquillian (more...)

OOW15: New features in ADF 12.2.1

The whole stack of Fusion Middleware 12c  was launched just before open world. This means there is also a new, cooler and better version of Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) out! It was not too hard to follow all the session about ADF on open world this year, there were not that many to begin with. 

So what is new? To start with, the infrastructure, we can now use JDK 8 in ADF and (more...)

OOW15: Cloud Bingo!

Even more than the previous years combined, this Open World was about the Cloud! The cloud is inevitable, so it seems. During my stay at Open World, I tried to find out more about the different cloud products, including their official acronyms.
To help my future self, but maybe some other people along the way, I created an overview of the clouds I met. This sure is not a full and completed list, but the (more...)