Continuous Integration using Oracle SOA Suite 12C: Part 2. Building a SB and SOA project using maven and the MDS

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In the part 1 I have shown how to setup a simple CI environment and how to build a Service Bus project using Maven. In this part I will try to make a release pipeline which builds, deploys, tests, packages and release a whole service using Jenkins and if all successful and finally install the artifact in Nexus. Lets start where we left of. Startup Tomcat and log into Jenkins. Continue ReadingContinuous Integration using Oracle SOA Suite 12C: Part 2. Building a SB and SOA project using maven and the MDS

OFM 12C from the trenches: Business flow instance name bug and solution

A new feature in OFM 12C is that you can track a Business flowinstance. I won’t go into the details as you can read all about it here. As this is a nice feature I was going to use this to set a good Flow instance name as descripted here in chapter 47.5.4 How to Set the Business Flow Instance Name or Composite Instance Name at Design Time. I created Continue ReadingOFM 12C from the trenches: Business flow instance name bug and solution

Continuous Integration using Oracle SOA Suite 12C: Part 1

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Continuous Integration has been a big deal in Java land for many years now. We all want to integrate and test our software as soon as possible and preferably automated. With the new 12C edition, we can now build OSB projects and SOA composites using Maven. That is great because Maven has all sorts of nice features out of the box and available plugins. In this blog post I will Continue ReadingContinuous Integration using Oracle SOA Suite 12C: Part 1

Synchronous BPEL process with a wait activity fails with a timeout

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Recently we had a timing issue in our project. We were processing certain events and one event got processed before another one which caused a problem. A quick fix seemed possible by adding a Wait activity in our BPEL process which got processed too quickly. We added the Wait and set it to 2 seconds. We deployed it, ran our unit test again but it seemed to ignore the 2 Continue ReadingSynchronous BPEL process with a wait activity fails with a timeout

Recursion in XSLT

Recursion is something you will quite often encounter when working in the field of integration and working heavily with XML. There are different ways to handle recursion but a simple way is to use templates. Lets get a simple XML as seen below: CEO Larry Paine Senior Vice President Sales John Thorp Sales Director Jeffrey Kindle Senior Vice President Development John Thorp Development Director Kyle Buffet Teamlead development Dave Masters Continue ReadingRecursion in XSLT

Creating a custom XPath function for the XSLT mapper in the SOA Suite

Sometimes the default XSLT-mapper in the SOA Suite just is not enough. You want a little bit more or you want something that is re-usable for other components. The answer lies in writing your own XPath function. The first thing we need is to create a jar file which contains our functionality. Say we want a function which creates a displayname based on a few parameters. We will use Maven Continue ReadingCreating a custom XPath function for the XSLT mapper in the SOA Suite

Removing files from a database based MDS

When you are the MDS of the SOA Suite you probably added some files by mistake which where not mend to be in there. If it is a file based MDS…..no problem. Just delete them from the file system. But when it is a database based MDS, you have to do a bit more. One way is to use WLST to remove the files. Go to MIDDLEWARE_HOME/Oracle_soa1/common/bin and start wlst.sh. Continue ReadingRemoving files from a database based MDS

Using JDeveloper to deploy to weblogic over SSL

When you start working with the SOA Suite 11G the server has a default keystore set. Connecting to this setup over HTTPS usually doesn’t give any problem as the CA’s used are generally trusted by default by the JDK used. One of the things you maybe are going to encounter when you equip your server with a genuin certificate with CA’s in the chain which are not trusted by default, Continue ReadingUsing JDeveloper to deploy to weblogic over SSL