Working @ Oracle, it gives me some interesting advantages, like the ability to play with the 11th version of
the Oracle SOA Suite, before its release to the market.
Here's a little summary of what I've had the chance to play with.
But, be aware that what I'm exposing right here is NOT representating the final version.
It's only a beta but as far as I can tell, our guys have done a good job !
What's new ?
Well, of course OC4J is gone and WebLogic Server has replaced it.
Now, we've got a new WLS template, reflecting the SOA Suite products :
The installer has been updated (Xtreme Makeover :p) :
And some webpages have been changed as well :
I'm quite a fan of that new graphical aspect.
I unfortunately didn't have enough time to play more with it, so stay tuned for the next episode :)
However, what I think could be improved :
=> JDeveloper 11g still needs another WLS install to be able to launch (ideally, I would have expected a automated
installation with all the products and only one WLS install, but I'm sure it's on the list)
=> Enterprise Manager wasn't happy since the French resource bundle was missing. I would have prefered the English
one to be loaded by default if not found.
=> For now, loading times (when server starts up) are quite long.
=> I used to use my own JVM memory arguments by using the USER_MEM_ARGS variable. Now, it's impossible because,
it's already used as an internal variable. I would have liked another variable like SOA_MEM_ARGS and the possibility
to still have the USER_MEM_ARGS var overriding the other values.