Docker panel discussion on OTN ArchBeat

Recently, I participated in an OTN ArchBeat panel discussion on Docker with Edwin Biemond, Lucas Jellema, Jim Clark and Matt Wright.  We chatted about topics like Docker’s readiness for production use, how Docker and containerization in general impact our views on provisioning tools like Chef and Puppet, how Docker fits in with Continuous Delivery, and the importance of the ecosystem that is needed around Docker to make the whole thing work.

You can find details of the podcast here.

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“Getting Started with Oracle Maven Repository” from the OTN Virtual Technology Summit

Whew!  The third and final broadcast of the Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit just finished with the APAC broadcast a few minutes ago.  If you missed it – I had a session called “Getting Started with the Oracle Maven Repository” which shows you how to use our new repository.  The video is available for replay on OTN – just go here.

And the accompanying lab guide is available here.

Don’t forget that Nexus and Artifactory also both have support for proxying the Oracle Maven Repository now!

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Nexus Support for Oracle Maven Repository

More good news, Nexus 2.11.2 is now available and supports proxying the Oracle Maven Repository, in both the OSS and Pro versions.  You can find all the details here including a video demonstration.

The Sonatype guys, especially Manfred Moser (@simpligility) have been great to work with, and if you are not sure which repository to use, I would certainly encourage you to look at Nexus.  They certainly seem to be easy to work with, listen to their users, are willing to collaborate and support the community.

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Nexus and Atifactory support for proxying Oracle Maven Repository

Good news for folks using their own Maven Repository Manager, as the two major players both add support to their products to allow proxying of the Oracle Maven Repository.

Nexus 2.11.2 (to be released soon) will have the necessary support included, and Artifactory 3.5.1 (available now) supports the Oracle Maven Repository.

In Artifactory, you just define the Oracle Maven Repository as a new remote repository, and provide the URL as shown below:

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Then click on the Advanced Settings tab, provide a HTTP/SOCKS proxy if you need one to access the Internet, and enter your OTN credentials for the repository.  Then, make sure you select the two options Lenient host authentication and Enable cookie management as shown below:

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With these settings, Artifactory will happily proxy the Oracle Maven Repository for you.

I will post details of the configuration for Nexus when their new release becomes available.

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WebLogic Docker images added to Oracle’s github

For those interested in Docker – you might like to check out the new WebLogic Docker images in Oracle’s github repo:

https://github.com/oracle/docker-images

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Oracle Maven Repository – Index now available – more to come

I am happy to announce that we now have an index available for the Oracle Maven Repository.  This is a standard Maven index, built with the Maven Core Indexer code (donated by Sonatype to Maven – thanks!) and is available at https://maven.oracle.com/.index/nexus-maven-repository-index.properties and https://maven.oracle.com/.index/nexus-maven-repository-index.gz.

The easiest way to view it is to use an IDE like NetBeans, as shown below:

repo-index

We are actively working with Maven Repository Manager and IDE teams to make this work for you across a variety of common tools you may use.

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SOA and BPM 12.1.3 BP1 Released

Just a quick note to let folks know that the SOA and BPM 12.1.3 Bundle Patch 1 (BP1) has been made available from Oracle Support.  The patch number is 19707784.  This patch includes important fixes that all 12.1.3 sites should install.

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