Author Archives: Mark Nelson

About Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson is an Architect (an "IC6") in the Fusion Middleware Central Development Team at Oracle. Mark's job is to make Fusion Middleware easy to use in the cloud and at home, for developers and operations folks, with special focus on continuous delivery, configuration management and provisioning - making it simple to manage the configuration of complex environments and applications built with Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware and Fusion Applications, on-premise and in the cloud. Before joining this team, Mark was a senior member of the A-Team since 2010, and worked in Sales Consulting at Oracle since 2006 and various roles at IBM since 1994.

Learn more about the Chef and Puppet sample code

For those who are interested in the Chef and Puppet sample code we published on github, please enjoy this video:

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JDBC Drivers in Oracle Maven Repository

In case you missed the public announcement made on Stackoverflow,  OTN and on JDBC Forum – Oracle is now making JDBC and UCP drivers available in our Maven repository ( You can learn more in this blog.

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Oracle publishes official Chef and Puppet samples on github

With Edwin Biemond Oracle official sample Chef cookbooks and Puppet modules are now available on Oracle’s official GitHub page at and for Java, WebLogic and Fusion Middleware. Chef and Puppet are arguably the most popular provisioning frameworks and … Continue reading

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Using Coherence on Oracle Java Cloud Service

Originally posted on Coherence Down Under:
There are a number of Tutorials on using Oracle’s Java Cloud Service (JCS).  One in particular shows how to configure a Coherence instance in JCS. See here for more details. For the full list…

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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) … Continue reading

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