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When Oracle first introduced the world to system integration solutions, it was a revolutionary concept that gave organizations the tools to improve both the productivity and quality of their operations.


In my last blog post, I explained why low code development platforms like Appian need to have a CI / CD environment that includes automated testing and deployments. Implementing a test framework like Cucumber is an essential first step any organization can take to increase the number of reliable deployments.

People working in Health care, Insurance, Transportation, Finance, Government, Supply chain, and many other industries may have already heard about EDI ASC X12 specification. This specification defines the data format standards that many of these industries follow when performing business to business (B2B) transactions. An organization can have many systems interacting over these formats, which makes it a common integration use case. Anypoint platform being an integration solution, a natural question that comes to mind is - How to do B2B integrations using MuleSoft’s Anypoint platform?

Many large organizations have multiple systems within their IT infrastructure, each with their own set of APIs. From scaling rapidly to supplying solutions to new problems, an organization has to integrate vendors’ systems and their respective APIs quickly and efficiently. This can be difficult to do when each of these systems has its own specific data format.


There are a class of tools whose job it is to managed database schema changes and provide the ability through the tool's own change logs to implement the changes to higher environments.  Liquibase by Datica and Flyway by Boxfuse are two such commercial tools.  The tools provide a very controlled means of migrating schema changes from DEV to TEST and to PROD, the goal to preserve the underlying data.  The tools provide a database agnostic means to do

While mastering the nuances of Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS), I was pushing along through a transformation mapping from a fairly complex source to an equally complex target.  Requirements slowly spiraled from 'simple' mappings to 'can-i-even-do-that' mappings.  ICS provides a decent graphical interface for creating transformations (once you get familiar with it).  It allows for an easy way to map from source to target, as long as you don't need to do anything complicated.

AVIO Releases an ICS Maven Plugin

Released today, the AVIO ICS Maven plugin has been released to Maven Central.

Oracle ICS (Integration Cloud Service) is a cloud platform with a web-based interface used to quickly build integrations between cloud and on-premise applications.

AVIO ICS Maven Plugin

I began getting my feet wet (shameless self-advertising) and took in the whole ICS experience.

It has been a fun adventure working in ICS, mastering the art of deactivating, editing, fixing, saving, activating, and finally testing... only to curse at a simple forgotten step and repeat the process again.  Some tasks that used to be simple became harder, some tasks that were complicated and confusing became simpler.

 Prophet recently released Altimeter’s report on their current-year research into the state of digital transformation. The 2017 State of Digital Transformation Report aggregates data taken from the survey responses of 528 digital transformation leaders and strategists. It reveals some interesting patterns, a few of which we found noteworthy.

The Docker revolution was based on the promise to add automation and customizability to both application development cycles and deployments. Microservices, which in Docker words means each container in a cluster performs only one specific task, is in fashion now. However, managing large numbers of containers may become a very complex and time-consuming task in the long run. Enter AWS Elastic Beanstalk.  

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