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6 Tips for Choosing a SOA/BPM Implementation Partner

One of my favorite movie scenes is from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  Upon entering the room where the Holy Grail is located, the bad guy (Donovan) and Indy are presented with a room full of various cups and chalices.  The bad guy selects first and picks the most ornate, bejeweled cup available.  His outcome is bad and the knight guarding the grail utters the phrase “He chose … poorly.”  

New Self-paced Oracle BPM 11g Training for Business People

Just wanted to let you know that AVIO has come out with a completely new online self-paced version of the Oracle BPM 11g Designer Workshop.  This is a unique Oracle BPM training offering specifically designed for business analysts and managers, and it is the result of our experience from dozens of successful Oracle BPM engagements.   For the last 14 years, I’ve conducted this business oriented workshop in a variety of forms – training hundreds of business people on this version of the product and ev

Looking Forward to SOA/BPM 12c

AVIO Consulting is a proud member of the Oracle Pillar and Top Partner programs. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Oracle Top Partners 2013 event this past August. I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived but by the end of the event I left excited and looking forward to the SOA/BPM 12c releases coming at some point in 2014.

The Top Partners event covered a number of notable points concerning Oracle’s vision and software direction going forward. Most notably:

Getting Testy with SOA 11g – Part 2: The Mock Web Service Pattern

This article describes a simple way to mock your web services so you can create a suite of highly repeatable assembly tests and ensure your code is as bullet-proof as possible before you release the hounds and deploy your code to your production environment.

Getting Testy with SOA 11g – Part 1: The Integration Service Pattern

Have you ever made a small change to a really complex service on a tight timeline hoping and praying you didn’t inadvertently hatch any new bugs while fixing your current one? If so, you’ll find that this pattern is a much better way to calm your nerves rather than a prescription from your doctor. This is because a framework that supports automated testing can quickly exercise every possible scenario in your service without being shackled to actual databases, web services, messaging queues or other external dependencies. In Part 1 of this series we discuss how to ensure that our project is set up in a modular way that will enable easy testing. Whenever your project requires calls to an external dependency such as a database, web service or messaging queue the best practice is to use a product like Oracle Service Bus to manage these interactions. However, if you don’t have a license to OSB like many shops I’ve encountered, you should utilize the Integration Service Pattern instead.

Private Cloud BPM Has The IT Factor

In the Star Trek universe, cloud computing has been standard practice for decades. Even back in the 60s it was not uncommon for crew members to gather data with portable equipment while on a mission, and then send it to computers aboard the starship Enterprise, hovering above the planet for processing. Today, you don’t need to conduct business on another planet to gain the benefits of cloud-enabled BPM.

Creating Cascading Dropdowns in ADFbc Driven ADF Forms

The purpose of this post is to document, step-by-step, how to create cascading dropdowns in an ADF form's user interface when ADFbc is used.  A cascading dropdown frequently occurs in forms and occurs when a selection made in one field's dropdown automatically and dynamically changes the list of valid values in another field's dropdown.  This topic uses address fields for this example.  After selecting a country from the country field's dropdown list, the state field's list of valid states or provinces is changed to show the list of states / provinces for the country selected.


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