First experience – Provisioning the Oracle Container Cloud Service

In December 2015, Oracle acquired the StackEngine, which provided (Docker) container management software and automation (DevOps) capabilities. According to Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StackEngine – “The StackEngine model-based Docker management software provided an integrated DevOps solution for end-to-end container application delivery and operation, all with an integrated GUI dashboard, service discovery, scheduling, and orchestration functions. StackEngine could be deployed into any on-premise, hybrid, public, or private cloud environments and scaled across thousands of hosts enabling users to start in the lab and scale out to full production.”

In November 2016, Oracle announced the general availability of the Oracle Container Cloud Service (OCCS) which had taken the StackEngine capabilities and transformed them into a Cloud Service.

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Exploring Oracle Cloud capabilities as a developer

Hello everyone,

This is the first post in a blog series aimed at exploring Oracle’s various cloud capabilities available for developers. If you wish to join me along this journey, simply head to OTN and register an account (avoid popular domains e.g. gmail). Then, request a PaaS and IaaS trial.

Our objective is to create a RESTful service that exposes data from a MySQL database. We will use Spring Boot for this series. In the future, I hope to give other frameworks such as Dropwizard and Ratpack a spin as well.

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