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At the WebLogic Community Workspace (WebLogic Community membership required) we published the latest Mobile Cloud Service material:

· Customer presentations (ppt format) Mobile CVC Deck 1252016.pptx

· Sales Kit: New Apps: Cloud Native & Mobile and Digital Engagement

· Click Trough MCS Demo MCS-ClickThroughDemo.zip

· Free MCS trial service

· Training material MCS

· MCS ChatBots

For more information about MCS please see the MCS tag here.

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Dear WebLogic & Developer Partner Community

You want to know what you missed at the PaaS Partner Community Forum 2017? – Watch a short video here. Don’t miss the partner community reception at Oracle OpenWorld 2017 – registration is open here. As part of OOW we will also host the Partner Advisory Council for Application Development & WebLogic. In case you can’t make it to San Francisco we offer the fall and winter editions of free on-demand WebLogic Suite 12c Bootcamp in fall and winter. For additional trainings please see the community training calendar here (community membership required).

To develop cloud native applications and deploy them on Application Container Cloud Service or Oracle Container Cloud Service two workshops are available at GitHub:

Use Wercker step to restart Oracle Container Cloud Service in Wercker Continuous Delivery workflow and Build Spring Boot container packaged application using Wercker and deploy to Oracle Application Container Cloud Service.

Thanks to the community for all the excellent cloud native development and WebLogic articles: Developer Platforms: As Diverse As Development Teams & Deploy to Oracle Application Container Cloud using Maven & Introducing Application Cache Client Java SDK for Oracle Cloud & Deploy Oracle JET Web App on Application Container Cloud & Connecting a Node.js App in ACCS to Exadata Express & Running any Node application on Oracle Container Cloud Servicer & Tips and tricks for configuring WebLogic Resources on Docker boot & Hardcore Container Debugging & Lifecycle Management and DevOps for Oracle Databases – The Cloud Way & Using Developer Cloud for CI/CD of a Java app built with Application Container Cloud & Database Cloud & Advanced Code Search for Git in Oracle Developer Cloud Service & How to configure the WebLogic AdminServer for High Availability & WebLogic Zero Downtime (ZDT)

Are you prepared to use chat bots as a communications channel of your solutions? A great starting point are the blogs post from Leon Smiers. Another emerging technology, that also chat bots use, is machine learning. Lucas Jellema gives a great machine learning introduction here.

Thanks to the community for all the excellent mobile & development tool articles: Setup your MCS development environment: MCS custom code test tools & Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS) and Integration Cloud Service (ICS): How secure is your TLS connection? & Testing, packaging and deploying custom code using MCS custom code test tools & Working with Location and Permissions in JET Hybrid & Oracle JET Busy Context API to Control Asynchronous REST Calls & Oracle JET 3 – How to add third party libraries – For example socket.io & Integrating Vue.js in ADF Faces 12c Web Application – using HTML5 style Document Import & ADF Goes Client Side – UI Performance Boost with JavaScript & Column Sorting in ADF TreeTable & ADF 12c BC Proxy User DB Connection and Save Point Error & Reinitialise taskFlow in dynamic region and set focus to default activity & JDeveloper: How to setup and use a converter & Remove Deploy Target from JDeveloper & Blog Using External REST Servies (Part 1)

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The August edition of the PaaS Partner Update highlights the Integrate and Extend SaaS kits for partners, tips for Oracle OpenWorld and the community webcast on August 17th. To learn more about Oracle’s data center certifications please join our monthly SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast – August 17th 2017.

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Are you taking advantage of the shutdown and overload features in WebLogic? In this video Nicholas King,  a database administrator with Google, explains how to leverage those features to increase application availability. Watch the video here.

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I know that this is quite an extremist title, and my colleagues will surely get a good laugh out of it since we actually just had some quite interesting experiences with SAF.

That being said, this post is not intended to bash this technology or to say it does not work (because it actually does); it’s just that if you look at the current technological landscape there are so much better options, and at least for me, from an Architectural point of view, it would be really difficult to justify deploying a SAF Agent (or WLS JMS Bridge) based solution into a production environment.

So, my hope is that if you’re considering SAF as your way to go, the following five reasons compel you to rethink your solution, take a long look at service-orientation design priciples / patterns and possibly spare yourself some major stress and hair-pulling. This is especially true if your organization is already in version 11g / 12c and even more if SOA Suite, OAG or any other advanced integration technology is available to you. Let’s dive straight into those points:

1. You’d be setting up a backdoor into your system and opening the floodgates. SAF agents are a JMS bridging technology usually used to connect different WLS domains in a point-to-point fashion; simply put, it’s almost the rough equivalent of using a crossover cable. Moreover, these domains are commonly in different networks, have different ownership and may be hosting distinct service inventories which you should be careful of compromising by setting off such an intrusive component. Of course you’ll be setting up domain trust in order to enable SAF, but this is no more than a palliative, as the messages which are flowing through can have multiple origins (database, file, web service, another queue or topic, or anything WLS may be connected to), and they only have to reach the right JMS local destination in order to be blindly stored and forwarded by the agent. To make it worse, when these messages reach the other side, by design they will most probably make their way up to the peer’s integration / application layer, coming from the backside and creating a lot of potential issues. Read the complete article here.

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The year 2017 is the year that Oracle’s WebLogic Application Server has become 20 years old. Started by the founder Paul Ambrose with his company WebLogic he released the first version called "Tengah". Read the complete article here.

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Let’s clear about this: Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) is NOT a replacement of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (OEM CC) or even an equivalant. Rumours are that this will  be Oracle’s policy in a far away future, but in the meantime we focus on what they do best. OEM CC is a product for a complete management solution for your Oracle environment, OMC for monitoring and, most of all,  analyse the monitored data in your Oracle environment.

Oracle made it possible to connect these worlds by using the data of the repository of OEM CC in OMC. And that’s what this post is about.

In a previous blog about monitoring Infrastructure with OMC I installed an OMC-cloud agent on a server with OEM CC with the repository database on it.

Through this OMC-cloud agent it’s possible to monitor the assets – in a nice gui – but what I’d really like to do is use the data in the OEM CC – repository for the analytical power of Oracle Management Cloud.

My infrastructure monitoring is working since this blog by installing an OMC-cloud agent. The question is however, do I have to install an OMC-cloud agent on every node, and connect every node  to the OMC?  A part of that is true. A cloud agent is necessary on every node, but they all can be directed to 1 node where a central gateway has been installed for connection to OMC. But of course you also can install a data collector for information from the Oracle Enterprise Manager Repository.

In the documentation of IT-analytics there’s a picture with quite a nice overview: Read the complete article here.

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In a previous blog on OCCS, I covered the steps required to provision the service. As an input to the OCCS Service provisioning I was prompted to specify the number of worker nodes I required, which for my example I set to be two. Having provisioned the service, I can now start to build and run my Docker images on these worker nodes. As part of the provisioned service, I have a node dedicated to the Container Console which provides a nice web User Interface that allows me to Build, Deploy, Run and Manage Docker Containers on the worker node hosts that I provisioned as part of my service. The two worker nodes are the hosts that I will ultimately deploy and running the image of interest such as WordPress, MySQL, Oracle Database, Tomcat, Nginx, WebLogic Server or whatever you want pretty much. The Container Console makes it very easy to build, run and deploy images via a web administration console.

For those not familiar with Docker I recommend that you check out this 12 minute video by Jake Wright https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFl2mCHdv24. Docker is being used by many developers as it provides a lightweight and repeatable way to provision a target runtime environment to support their application development and testing. The Docker based approach is less resource hungry than a VM based approach because the host kernel is shared across the containers but as with all things IT there is no silver bullet and there are limitations associated with using Docker in contrast to VMs. Read the complete article here.

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