Monday, March 31, 2014

The Jenkins Build and Delivery Pipeline plugins

Continuous Delivery (CD) is a design practice used in software development to automate and improve the process of software delivery ( Continuous delivery uses the notion of a deployment pipeline in order to validate code. At an abstract level, a deployment pipeline is an automated manifestation of your process for getting software from version control into the hands of your users ( How can such a deployment pipeline be implemented?

In this blog post I'll describe the setup of my environment and my first experience with the Jenkins/Hudson Build and Delivery Pipeline plugins. What it can do to help implement a deployment pipeline and what it won't do for you.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Using the Java embedding activity in BPEL to gain more Composite information and control

Java can be used to extend functionality provided in Oracle SOA Suite BPEL. For example to interface with technologies for which there is no adapter available or to provide more specific functionality as is provided by the standard available activities. In this blog post I'll describe an example of how a composite can control its own state by using Java embedded code.

This mechanism can for example be used in exception handling implementations to retire a composite in case of errors.