Teaching How DevOps can Locally Automate your SOA Workloads Deploying into SOA Cloud Service

This is a 3-part series blog that teaches with plenty of detail how to automate building, assembling, deploying and testing SOA workloads into SOA Cloud Service either using a Local Development Environment or Oracle Developer Cloud Service, which is part of Oracle Public Cloud. The reason I decided to write this as a series of consecutive blogs is to allow a cohesive series of steps to ensure a completely brand new development environment could be fully configured to automate building and deployment of SOA Application.

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Teaching How to Provision an Oracle Java Cloud Service Environment Using REST APIs

We just covered in previous blogs how to provision environments with components such as: Database Cloud Service, Java Cloud Service, SOA Cloud Service (SOA, OSB, SOA & OSB, API Manager), etc. via the various Cloud Services Console web pages.

In this section I am going to demonstrate how to provision the same type of environments, this time a Java CS environment using REST APIs. REST APIs are very well documented for the vast portfolio of Oracle Cloud Services. For more information refer to http://docs.oracle.com/cloud

Notice that being able to script, version and test the creation of environments via REST APIs, can facilitate the life cycle of not only software, but also environments, which is a crucial aspect in devops.

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Teaching How to Provision an Oracle Database (Cloud Service) Environment Using REST APIs…

We just covered in previous blogs how to provision environments with components such as: Database Cloud Service, Java Cloud Service, SOA Cloud Service (SOA, OSB, SOA & OSB, API Manager), etc. via the various Cloud Services Console web pages.

In this section I am going to demonstrate how to provision the same type of environments, this time a DB CS environment using REST APIs. REST APIs are very well documented for the vast portfolio of Oracle Cloud Services. For more information refer to http://docs.oracle.com/cloud

Notice that being able to script, version and test the creation of environments via REST APIs, can facilitate the life cycle of not only software, but also environments, which is a crucial aspect in DevOps.

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Teaching How to Configure JDeveloper to deploy into SOACS

Creating an Application Server connection in JDeveloper to any SOACS environment is slightly different than doing it against a traditional WebLogic and SOA environment. The main difference is that the SOA CS environment is governed by Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS), which by default establishes a few network restrictions.

There are multiple ways to open access from SOACS Compute Cloud Service to allow connectivity from JDeveloper, but in this document we have mentioned what we believe it is the easiest and less intrusive way. If this approach is not applicable to your situation, feel free to contact and discuss other ways with the owners of this document.

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Teaching how to run ICS APIs from a DevOps perspective

In this blog I am going to show you how to interact with ICS system APIs, in order to simplify the deployment of ICS Integrations being stored and retrieved out of version control repositories (e.g. Git). This can be applied as a Continuous Integration or Continuous Delivery task, removing with this, manual interventions to export, import, configure connectors, activate integrations, run tests, etc.

I am going to be running these APIs via CURL commands and JSON objects, so that these commands can be easily ported into shell scripts, perhaps part of a CI/CD step using Hudson or Jenkins, for example.

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