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Part #2: Securely Dockerising the Oracle PaaS Service Manager (PSM CLI)

TL;DR: Using the rubiconxred/psm docker image with external secrets, we can securely interact with psm CLI without needing anything else installed on our machine. No python, no pip dependency downloads, no secrets stored in the image; the only dependency is docker.

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"application development","containers","apis"

Topdown Polyglot Microservices with OpenAPI

In previous blogs, I took you on the journey to containerise a seemingly monolithic application called MedRec, which runs on the WebLogic Application Server. Since then, the strangely familiar, yet fictitious, development team behind the MedRec application have realised that the Physician and...

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Tips and tricks for configuring WebLogic Resources on Docker boot

TL;DR I will show you that the MedRec sample application for WebLogic can be used for deploying Java artifacts and configuring WebLogic resources on first boot of a WebLogic Docker image. We can do this with a 5 line Dockerfile and a medrec.py script which customises the WebLogic domain. This...

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Supercharge the value of your Java investments with WebLogic Server on Docker

TL;DR WebLogic Applications can be deployed to Oracle Container Cloud using a separate application image and volume mapping to the official WebLogic image for Docker at runtime as shown in this 2 minute video.

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MyST 5.5 brings Application Release Automation to Oracle Middleware

Rubicon Red MyST is the most advanced and intuitive DevOps solution for Oracle Middleware. MyST 5.5 is a major release specifically focused around Application Release Automation, Role-based Access Control and Event Auditing. It also comes with additional installation options making it easier than...

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Don’t need Application Release Automation for your Oracle SOA? Think again.

Whether you like it or not, organisations worldwide are using customisable commercial off-the-shelf software products to deliver Enterprise Integration solutions that underpin the systems we rely on in the business ever day. Whether you're filling out a pre-populated web-form or receiving an...

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Zero to WebLogic in 5 Minutes!

Did you know that you can integrate the Oracle Container Registry and Container Cloud to rapidly deliver a WebLogic environment?

In this post, I will show you how it is done in 3 easy steps.

  1. Integrate the Registry with Oracle Container Cloud
  2. Spin up a WebLogic Stack on the Cloud
  3. Access your...
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A first look at the Oracle Container Registry

Today, the Oracle Container Registry went live. A year in the making, the Registry is a means to provide Oracle customers with easy access to Oracle Database and Middleware Docker images to run On-Premise or on the Cloud.

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"application development","devops"

How to use Maven for complex build processes

Don’t.

…but if you have to and you want Apache Maven to make your life easier rather than bring you eternal pain, you might find these 8 tips and tricks useful.

Tip #1: Use profile activation conditions to do different things based on Operating System

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A Deeper Dive into Oracle's Container Cloud Offerings

While a latecomer to the Container Cloud market, Oracle is not holding back when it comes to on-demand container cloud services. They have two primary services in this space:

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"integration","middleware","devops"

Are your SOA and BPM composite deployments ready for Continuous Delivery?

How do you automate continuous change to your environments consistently?

Consider a simple scenario. You have a Composite Application and you want to deploy it from Development/CI through to Production. Oracle provide a useful Apache Ant script for doing automated deployment of Composites with...

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Running WebLogic 12.2.1 on Docker

It’s a sign of the times when Oracle mention that the latest version (12.2.1) of their Oracle WebLogic Java EE Application Server was released last week on Docker shortly before it was released as a plain old executable installer.

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