Tag Archives: JDeveloper

Setting up a JMS bridge between Weblogic and ActiveMQ

Almost four years ago, I wrote about how to setup a JMS bridge between Weblogic and HornetQ. Lately, I’ve had to research how to do the same work with ActiveMQ. Here you have my findings. As it was for HornetQ, the first step was to copy the client libraries to a folder residing in a […]


Pitfalls when using libraries of newer version than shipped with JDeveloper or WebLogic Server

A question on JDeveloper & ADF OTN forum cought my attention. A user wanted to use a method of the Apache Commons-IO library named FileUtils.getTempDiretory() but got an error when he tried to use code completion or when he tried to compile the code. The problem was that the compiler (or code completion) did not […]


AMPA is a lightweight persistence and data synchronization framework developed by the Oracle Mobile A-Team.

The A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator (AMPA) is a lightweight persistence and data synchronization framework developed by the Oracle Mobile A-Team. AMPA works on top of Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF). It eases the consumption of RESTful services, and provides a complete persistence layer that allows you to use the mobile application in offline mode. You can read and write data while not connected to the internet, and synchronize any pending data changes later when you are online again. The design-time wizards that are integrated with JDeveloper enable you to build a fully functional mobile application within minutes. Original Post>>

Discovering Jigsaw, the new major java 9 feature.

Discovering Jigsaw, the new major java 9 feature.

The goal of Project Jigsaw is to design and implement a standard module system for the Java SE Platform, and to apply that system to the Platform itself and to the JDK. It was postponed many times, it’s planed now for java 9 and until now no announcement from oracle that it’s postponed again.

Here’s what Mark Reinhold said about the motivations behind the Jigsaw modular system:

A standard module system for the Java Platform will ease the construction, maintenance, and distribution of large applications, at last allowing developers to escape the “JAR hell” of the brittle and error-prone class-path mechanism.

It sounds very good, but It Isn’t the same motivations as the mature OSGi? especially since they are many known java applications using it like Eclipse  and JDeveloper. Why waiting for many years to provides another module system?

A first possible explanation , is that the JRE itself needs to be modular. and in this case a modular system must be managed by the JRE, and not by an external container like OSGi.

Jigsaw has two major benefits :

Developing Your First Oracle Alta UI page with Oracle ADF Faces

Developing Your First Oracle Alta UI page with Oracle ADF Faces

At Oracle OpenWorld this year Oracle announced the new Oracle Alta UI – a set of UI guidelines that will help you create better looking and functioning applications. We use these guidelines to build all our modern cloud based applications and products – and you can use it too today if you are on JDeveloper 12.1.3.

The Alta UI site is at http://bit.ly/oraclealta

Take a look for example at one page from the master details pattern page:

Using Java API for WebSockets in JDeveloper 12.1.3

Using Java API for WebSockets in JDeveloper 12.1.3


The latest release of JDeveloper 12c ( along with WebLogic Server 12.1.3 came up with some new Java EE 7 features. One of them is support of JSR 356 Java API for WebSockets. Actually the WebSocket Protocol (RFC 6455) has been supported starting from release, but it was based on WebLogic specific implementation of the WebSocket API. Now this proprietary WebLogic Server WebSocket API has been deprecated. However, it is still supported for backward compatibility.

In this post I am going to show an example of using JSR 356 Java API for WebSockets in a simple  ADF application. The use case is about some sailing regatta which takes place in the Tasman Sea. There are three boats participating in the regatta and they are going to cross the Tasman Sea sailing from Australia to New Zealand coast. The goal of the sample application is to monitor the regatta and inform users about how it is going on, showing the positions of the boats on a map.

We’re going to declare a WebSocket server endpoint in the application and when a user opens a page a Java script function opens a new WebSocket connection. The application uses a scheduled service which every second updates boats coordinates and sends a message containing new boats positions to all active WebSocket clients. On the client side a Java script function receives the message and adds markers to the Google map according to the GPS coordinates. So, each user, interested in the regatta, is going to see the same updated picture representing the current status of the competition.