Just watch out for all the ADF 11g stuff on Andrejus Baranovskis's Blog: http://andrejusb.blogspot.com/
E.g. Best Practices ADF video from Steve Muench’s OOW session. Great.
Rumors say, that we get great new features in the Oracle BPEL area:
-running BPEL instances will get modifiable
-10g to 11g instances migration
-Monitor Express: instrument BPEL processes right from Jdev, feed into pre-build dashboards
It was a long awaited topic, to get ADF released as open source. Unfortunately, now Oracle decided to not go this step, because they need control about framework. ADF is strategic to whole Oracle development. So, we don’t get a open source release, but 550+ new features even in the next patch set of JDev 11g. From a licence perspective, it would be great to get a Weblogic XE edition, usable for free, to increase the adoption of ADF. Just a wish at the moment…
Larry Ellison was quite upset: IBM has been running a campaign called “Sunset” in which it has been telling Sun customers that Oracle is going to get out of the hardware business and therefore customers should start moving their software over to IBM servers. Ellison attacked this idea with presenting some benchmarks: “I’m always wary of these types of benchmarks because they usually involve one company’s systems being highly-tuned and then comparing them to a competitor’s standard configuration.” Nevertheless, Ellison said that he is so confident that this comparison will hold up that he’s launching a new program in which Oracle will pay customers $10 million if a Sun-Oracle configuration isn’t at least twice as fast as a comparable IBM solution. That’s a word…
The opening keynote of Oracle Open World 2009 was presented by Scott McNealy, chairman of SUN Microsystems together with Larry Ellison. They didn’t go into detail, what will happen with the SUN products in detail. But there are some key messages though:
-They did a merger, NO acquisition.
-Innovation is the goal.
-Oracle will put even more money in SUN products than they did themselves.
-Lessons learned from Apple: one vendor to integrate it all.
-Win $10.000.000 with Oracle
Oracle Open World 2009 has opened its doors last Sunday. Yesterday, we saw a great session on architecture of Oracle SOA Suite 11g done by Greg Pavlik and Clemens Utschig-Utschig. Most important takeways are listed here:
-Events get first class citizens in SOA Suite 11g SCA composites. That’s a great abstraction from underlying messaging systems delivering great productivity to the developers. You even can react on events within BPEL processes! Not standard, but highly appreciated feature! Make yourself familiar with the Event Delivery Network (EDN) features.
-SCA: currently, the assembly model of SCA is realized in SOA Suite 11g. A SCA composite can contain BPEL processes, mediator, rules, workflow and events. In the next patch set we will likely see an enhancement to this, going to component model of SCA: We will be able to leverage pure Java code as implementation of a component. This is done by providing the ability to use a Spring context inside a composite, leveraging the features of Spring beans directly without doing outbound service calls. That’s great to see. Rumors even say, that there is work going on to leverage the C language to be used inside a composite, e.g. to integrate directly with Tuxedo.
-Deployment: Is done via ant. Now you have deployment configs allowing to do the staging from dev to test to prod. These configurations are applied during deployment process and best: you have a report saying in detail how the destinations will get configured.