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Oracle SOA Suite 12c - Composite Lazy Loading
by Adam Desjardin 7/29/15
A new feature in SOA Suite 12c is composite lazy loading.  This feature allows the components, WSDLs, and XSDs for a composite to be loaded as needed instead of at startup.  This can help reduce start up time of the SOA servers from possibly as high as 30 minutes for domains with a large number of composites deployed, down to just a few minutes.  We have worked with several customers who run SOA Suite 11g with hundreds of deployed composites. Many of the composites may be retired or previous versions simply for maintaining compatibility.  Once utilizing SOA 12c, those customers will no longer have slow server start up times and can accomplish restarts much more quickly with less downtime for each node.
What Is Your Cloud Integration Strategy?
by Jennie DeRosa 7/28/15
Overview Having choices when it comes to technology provides us with the ability to select the right tool for the job. But having too many choices can also lead to confusion and indecisiveness around tooling, making it difficult to decide what tool should be used when. With the newly released integration product from Oracle, Integration Cloud Service (ICS), there could be some confusion and indecisiveness around the usage. Having an integration strategy will help to alleviate this, providing a plan and clarity around what product to use when. In this article, I will provide some guidelines for development of this strategy.
Six Winning Best Practices for Getting Started with BPM in the Cloud
by Brandon Dean 7/23/15
Moving BPM operations to the cloud frees up resources and money. One of the biggest benefits is the speed at which companies can get started. Getting the Oracle Process Cloud Service setup in the cloud, of course, is blazingly fast compared to an on-premise install. It also is more flexible from a cost and commitment perspective as there’s no need to install and implement complex initiatives on premise. Here are a few simple tips for ensuring cloud-based BPM success:
Process Management in the Cloud - Time for IT to Step Up Their Game
by Kris Nelson 7/22/15
A few years back when I was leading development teams in a large IT shop, I recall a Senior Operations leader asking me this: "How can I do BPM with smaller teams and workgroups?  I just can’t justify the expense for a team of 6 or 8." He was right … and it was a hard question. My development teams did not have the time amidst other projects and he could not “afford" a full-time developer to work on a project for a small team — the ROI was just not there.  At the time, the options open to his operations groups were:
Measuring Code Quality with SonarQube
by Daniel Rodriguez 7/9/15
For the most part, every project has tasks related to code quality and software metrics. This process is usually hard to understand, tedious, and subjective to what the person reviewing the code believes is quality code. The project may compile and run as required, but developers will always ask “did we do it right?”. Traditional testing methods rely on either the programmer or end user to identify and report bugs. This is only a piece of the puzzle as some issues are not apparent immediately. Generally, when a user reports “it is getting slow, so we had to restart” it could mean anything and restarting a server simply masks the issue.


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