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B2B samples and training material available

Oracle B2B IntegrationAt our SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) you can find b2b training material and samples:

SOA & BPM Partner Community

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Generate Tradingpartners for Oracle B2B 11g with Ant by Martien van den Akker

At my previous customer, a Dutch energy infrastructure managing company, I worked on an implementation of AS2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AS2) message exchanging with Oracle B2B (part of SOASuite 11g) The company needed to exchange information about energy delivery with other companies that supply and transport energy (in this case natural gas).

Problem
Since there are many companies in the Netherlands that supply and transport gas, we needed to enter about 80 tradingpartners (TP's), that were very similar in message-exchange capabilities. Instead of entering those 80 TP’s in Oracle B2B by hand, which is a lot of error-prone work, (more...)

Mediator Instance Tracking

| Mar 4, 2013

Mediator supports three modes for instance tracking by changing the audit level in Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control-Mediator Properties

  1. Off - No instance tracking for successfully completed instances and faulted instances are created even in this mode.
  2. Production -  Instance tracking is on for all the instances and payloads are not captured.
  3. Development - Instance tracking is on for all the instances and payloads are also captured.
When Mediator receives a massage, it creates a mediator instance, then one or more case instance will be created depends on the number of routing rule in the Mediator Case (more...)

Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum 2013

In Februray 2013 the Oracle Fusion Middleware Community Forum 2013 will take place in Faro, Portugal!

The OFM Partner Community Forum is a wonderful opportunity to:

  • learn how to sell the value of Fusion Middleware by combining SOA & BPM & WebLogic & ADF solutions
  • meet with the Oracle SOA (more...)

My presentations at Oracle Open World 2012

Oracle Open world 2012 is already past and I’m back in Europe. Here is just a quick wrap up of my involvements at OOW 2012. 

Oracle Fusion Middleware Live Application Development (UGF10464)

For the fourth time, the Live FMW Application Development show has been held. This time at Oracle (more...)

Using Bean Validaton in SOA – JEE 6 based sample application

This blog post is just a short notice to point to a JEE6 based sample, which was prepared for a JavaOne session "CON5020 - Using JSR 303, Bean Validation, with the Common Data Model in SOA". The sample, available at github, contains a list of NetBeans  (maven)  projects showing the (more...)

ADF & Event driven Integration with a BPMN process


The usecase for my sample application is:
A standalone application exists to create/update 'Departments'. Originally, it was not intended to be part of an automated process (BPEL or BPMN) but now business decided that their process for the creation of a department is actually more than just data entry in (more...)

Application integration: reorganise, recycle, repurpose

The last UKOUG Development SIG focused on Forms. Its theme was Forms in the 21st Century: modernise, integrate, migrate? I think we covered modernisation and migration very well. But even in a packed day we couldn't cover everything, and I fear integration was not done full justice.

It wasn't planned this way, but it so happens the upcoming UKOUG Development SIG is all about Application Integraton and SOA. Integration is a topic which is in everybody's baliwick. The business people want to get the best value from their existing IT investments. The architects need to understand the interfaces bewteen the (more...)

When to Use Custom XPath Functions in the SOA Suite

If you want to know how to create custom XPath functions, then have a look for example at Anthony Reynold's Blog entry on the topic. I have little to add to that excellent posting except for how to add parameters, which is done using the <param> tag as in the (more...)

Service Computation 2012

CFP extended to mid-March - see details here: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/CfPSERVICECOMPUTATION12.html

The making of the Oracle Service Bus 11g Development Cookbook

4446OS_Oracle Service Bus 11g Developement Cookbook_FrontcoverAlmost a year ago I started to think about writing a cookbook for the Oracle Service Bus (OSB). I first discussed it with Mischa Kölliker, a colleague at Trivadis and he was happy to join the team. Next I have used the Oracle SOA and E2.0 Partner Community Forum (more...)

Cloud commentary

Bruce Tierney from Oracle covered my cloud talk at Gartner's application architecture conference a few weeks back - he highlights some points I think are important.

Gartner

Speaking tomorrow at Gartner's Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit on cloud computing and integration in Vegas at 9:45am: if you are there, please stop by to talk.

Tips for Installing Oracle BPM Suite 11g FP4

Edited on October 20, 2011 regarding the location of OPatch (due to progressive insight, and some comments).

When installing Oracle BPM Suite 11g FP4 I ran into a couple of things, of which I thought I better write that down for some next time. If you are a SOA Suite (more...)

Oracle BPM FP4 Is Out!

Finally, it's there, the long awaited Feature Pack 4 for the Oracle Business Process Modeling Suite.

Instructions for Customers to get this are as follows:

  1. This is available as a patch under the following bug id: Patch 12413651: SOA PS4 BPM FEATURES PACK

  2. The patch is password protected and is (more...)

OBPM 11g: Showing More Detailed Log Info

One of those too stupid to be discussed items is how you can make the SOA Suite show detailed information about the payload for activities like a script activities, or what is going on inside a business rule. After all, every SOA/BPM developer is assumed to know how to set (more...)

Oracle SOA/BPM – Searching and Reporting Using Process Payload

For searching business process instances using specific attributes from the payload, the regular way to do so when using the Oracle SOA Suite is by using mapped attributes (formerly known as flex fields).

Using mapped attributes is pretty straight-forward. You configure them in the Administration tab of the Workspace, and (more...)

Using JAXB for Manipulating Payload of Human Tasks in SOA Suite

In some cases you may want to manipulate the payload of a human task of an OPBM or BPEL process instance using JAXB. An example would be when you are using some other framework than ADF Faces for creating the UI, and you want to work with Java objects instead (more...)

WESOA 2011 CFP – Cyprus!

Have again this year happily agreed to work the program committee for wesoa, the always useful workshop attached to icsoc. This year, wesoa will be in Cyprus, which should make my attendance a bit more challenging than last year's event in San Francisco...

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WESOA 2011

7th INT. (more...)