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Oracle SOA Suite 10g and 11g resources, news, and support articles.

Is SOA Failing? A 2008 Interview

I've avoided commenting much on the collapse of SOA. This is partly because I've been focused on other things, like cloud computing. It's also because I wanted to avoid colliding too much with the Oracle David Chappell, whose perspective on this issue has been somewhat different than mine. Plenty of people were out there making the points that I would have made, and so adding to the confusion didn't seem to have much value.

Computer Software articles to use on your website

Often, when getting a web site or online service started the 'shop front' can look bare until you build up content. Producing your own content can take time. One option is to use free articles from other sources. The Computer Software section at Article Alley has hundreds of software product and software development articles that are free to use.

To 11g or not to 11g

I know, it's cheap to paraphrase a well-known writer. However, it doesn't make the question less valid. Usually the migration to a new major release of a software product is quite an undertaking. This is certainly true for Oracle SOA Suite 11g. That said, there are more than enough reasons to go for 11g, as it delivers a whole lot of new functionality that you might need. That new functionality is not the subject of this post, but you can find any information you need on OTN.

Podcast on SOA Governance

A while ago I was at Oracle HQ talking to Dave Berry, product team manager of Oracle Fusion Middleware, about governance. We started out a discussion on our blogs and we felt it would be a nice idea to convert our discussion into an article.

Somehow Bob Rhubart, manager of the Architect Community within Oracle, got wind of our discussion and invited us to give our take on Governance in general. The result is two podcasts on Governance:

New version of WLS & SOA Available

Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 (10.3.2) is now available


New version of WLS & SOA Available

Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 (10.3.2) is now available


Start on the road to SaaS with SPUD

Lots of companies are leaping onto SaaS in the manner of a drowning man grabbing onto a tiger shark in the vain hope that all will be fine. The problem is that they haven't really thought about what they want and what it takes to properly adopt SaaS so what they do is take the same old approach to package adoptionWork out what you want to doBuy a package/SaaS solution to do some of itCustomise

Taming schema inheritance in BPEL

An interesting use case on handling XSD schema definitions in BPEL involves the usage of schema inheritance in BPEL. Understanding how to handle schema inheritance in BPEL pays off handsomely when we deal with SaaS applications integration scenarios in BPEL. The web services framework of SaaS applications predominantly base their schema definitions on XSD inheritance.

Architect Obstacles

I've been invited to participate in a podcast next week, to discuss challenges today's IT Architects face. I would like to open up to a broader audience, please send me any of your most pressing obstacles, and I will include it in our discussions.

I've listed a few that I have experienced most recently:

TrImport - Trim your insert statements

Did you ever want to copy data from database to another and want to exclude certain columns? With the basic export utility in SQL Developer one can specify a selection criteria (effectively a where clause) to export certain rows. It will produce an SQL script with insert statements. However, virtual, or calculated, columns are also included, even though their data can be derived. This is a problem only when attempting to run the script against the target database, it will not allow you to perform an insert on a virtual column.

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