Four Middleware 11g Servers — Here we go!

We just started into installs for four middleware servers for a customer. These will each run DB, WebLogic, IdM, SOA/BPM, UCM, and WebCenter — all 11g. There’s nothing like getting fresh, fast, functionally-useless hardware and turning it into a powerful piece of problem-solving equipment. – Historic M&S Dogma

WebCenter 11g Book – Hello World Examples, Screenshots, and Tutorials

Our WebCenter 11g book has been out a few weeks and I have heard some good reviews from people who have picked it up. This version 1 book will quickly get you started with WebCenter 11g, providing you step-by-step screenshots on creating your environment followed by a Hello World web service that is exposed to the web as a WebCenter portlet among other common business scenarios you may need to accomplish. Integration with SOA 11g

As a follow up to our highly successful White Paper on Integration with SOA 10g, we have released a new version using SOA 11g: Integration with SOA 11g This is included as part of a resource kit offered by Oracle Corp. After registering for the resource kit, you will see a link to the white paper as seen in the below screenshot: Enjoy!

BPMN 2.0 vs BPEL (Oracle BPM VS SOA Suite)

This post covers Oracle Open World Insights, followed by a BPEL/BPMN comparison, and design discussion. This is an interesting topic to me, since very little has been published and the product direction was clearly shown at OOW. I have also seen the difficulties of BPMN round tripping, which leads me to believe BPMN 2.0 is going to be great for functional process models, but will enforce a rigid process architecture on the technical model, leaving developers with a process architecture that is difficult to work with.

JDeveloper 11g Tutorial – Install Steps (

New versions of JDeveloper 11g have been released since the last step-by-step JDev install guide, so I thought I would post a quick refresher for anyone who wants that comfort of knowing they are seeing the screens they should expect to see as they march through the install. Enjoy; the product really is getting better and better everyday. Installing JDeveloper 11g ( on Windows

BPM 11g Integrated with WebCenter Spaces (Process Spaces)

Our Fusion Middleware expertise allows us to bring it all together. Do you want to follow business processes and ensure transparency to your organization? M&S Consulting has implemented a next generation process portal built on Oracle BPM/SOA, Identity Management, WebCenter, and innovating solutions built by M&S from the ground up. Underlying technologies include WebLogic and ADF.

BPEL Not Good For Rapid Changes

I am excited about BPEL’s proliferation. But for some organizations (specifically, IT shops), BPEL is being used in areas it is simple not well-suited. For example, some places where IT has gotten ahead of the business, it is used as a process modeling tool. True, BPEL “represents” a process, it is my opinion that proper business modeling tools be used prior to orchestration being defined in BPEL. Another scenario I continue to find is that people are using BPEL for just about every piece of logic that goes into a business process being executed. The fact is, BPEL does very … Read More