Let’s Mix

Hi all. Remember me? I used to blog here until of course Paul and Jake buried me with a crazy project that seemed impossible. Anyway, now that it’s out, I can talk about what I’ve been working on since all the fun we had with Connect this Summer.

So, far the buzz on Oracle Mix has been good. Just some clarifications to Paul’s comments on Mix’s tech architecture… it’s running on Oracle Application Server, Oracle Database, Oracle Internet Directory, Oracle SSO, and jRuby on Rails. As far as I know, Mix is the first and largest public deployment of jRuby on Rails. The best part is that we made this happen in less than 5 weeks… with the help of the wonderful people at ThoughtWorks.

More details to come…

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  4. Steve: Thanks for the offer, but we don’t run on .NET. I do know of some companies that do, if you’re interested. I assume we’ll see you trolling Mix sometime soon.

  5. Steve: Thanks for the offer, but we don’t run on .NET. I do know of some companies that do, if you’re interested. I assume we’ll see you trolling Mix sometime soon.

  6. That’s what is wrong with you people!
    You itards are always looking for some form of entertainment instead of getting down to the real work!
    I come here to try to help you people!
    I share my insights, wisdom, my hopes and fears!
    I bear my very soul for your sakes …. **sniff**
    … and all you want is funny,
    (pause 10 sec)
    I, I pity you!
    Education is rarely funny! I’m gonna have to double my efforts here! Thank you for the inspiration.
    I’m going to help you pitiful, back-alley, toy computer users if I have to BUY Apple then plow it under!
    … all just for you.

    http://fakesteveballmer.blogspot.com

  7. That’s what is wrong with you people!
    You itards are always looking for some form of entertainment instead of getting down to the real work!
    I come here to try to help you people!
    I share my insights, wisdom, my hopes and fears!
    I bear my very soul for your sakes …. **sniff**
    … and all you want is funny,
    (pause 10 sec)
    I, I pity you!
    Education is rarely funny! I’m gonna have to double my efforts here! Thank you for the inspiration.
    I’m going to help you pitiful, back-alley, toy computer users if I have to BUY Apple then plow it under!
    … all just for you.

    http://fakesteveballmer.blogspot.com

  8. I’m developing web applications on the Oracle Portal using the Oracle’s Portal Development Kit (PDK) using Struts. Any plans to allow development for the portal using jRuby on Rails? Or at least Struts 2?

  9. I’m developing web applications on the Oracle Portal using the Oracle’s Portal Development Kit (PDK) using Struts. Any plans to allow development for the portal using jRuby on Rails? Or at least Struts 2?

  10. Gr8 Job Rich… Its very exciting that u have used jruby for mix. I will wait for ur blog with technical info related to Jruby on rails. I think jruby will help us to use best of both J2EE application severs and rails framework…

  11. Gr8 Job Rich… Its very exciting that u have used jruby for mix. I will wait for ur blog with technical info related to Jruby on rails. I think jruby will help us to use best of both J2EE application severs and rails framework…

  12. For those of us developing for Oracle portal, the only option I am aware of is the Struts1 based Portal Development Kit (PDK). Please someone tell me I can use a modern framework to develop portlets for Oracle Portal. I’ll be your #1 evengelist if you can.

  13. For those of us developing for Oracle portal, the only option I am aware of is the Struts1 based Portal Development Kit (PDK). Please someone tell me I can use a modern framework to develop portlets for Oracle Portal. I’ll be your #1 evengelist if you can.

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  15. Rich,
    Just an update. I’m looking for informations how to connect the (J)RoR application with the OSSO Server. Ad i see on this article more details should come…
    We actually have an application developed with RoR : i plan to make it run with JRuby inside an Oracle Application Server 10g.
    We already use the SSO Server for authentication (a former colleague did the trick): a Java Aplication is deployed in the SSO MidTier to display the login page and process the SSO authentication. In our RoR app., a redirect is done to the login page. I just want to compare (if possible) with yourmethod.

    Main advantages i see if we use JRuby, is the access to Java APIs and other libraries : For example, we expose the OCS Content user workspace in a portlet inside our RoR app. For this , my colleague did a kind of portage to Ruby of OCS Java APIs; but to access Web Services exposed by the Content Service, he should redevelop everything (inclusing the SOAP body) in Ruby. Using JRuby, we could come back to Oracle APIs for OCS.
    I’m currently check howto create a little Chat Client (with Flex if possible, using XIFF Library) to access the OCS RTC : i just want to be able to auto-connect the user, already authentified through SSO in our RoR application.
    Thanks in advance.
    Laurent

  16. Rich,
    Just an update. I’m looking for informations how to connect the (J)RoR application with the OSSO Server. Ad i see on this article more details should come…
    We actually have an application developed with RoR : i plan to make it run with JRuby inside an Oracle Application Server 10g.
    We already use the SSO Server for authentication (a former colleague did the trick): a Java Aplication is deployed in the SSO MidTier to display the login page and process the SSO authentication. In our RoR app., a redirect is done to the login page. I just want to compare (if possible) with yourmethod.

    Main advantages i see if we use JRuby, is the access to Java APIs and other libraries : For example, we expose the OCS Content user workspace in a portlet inside our RoR app. For this , my colleague did a kind of portage to Ruby of OCS Java APIs; but to access Web Services exposed by the Content Service, he should redevelop everything (inclusing the SOAP body) in Ruby. Using JRuby, we could come back to Oracle APIs for OCS.
    I’m currently check howto create a little Chat Client (with Flex if possible, using XIFF Library) to access the OCS RTC : i just want to be able to auto-connect the user, already authentified through SSO in our RoR application.
    Thanks in advance.
    Laurent

  17. Hello Rich,

    One question, I saw the post in wiki.oracle.com. However, it does not seem to include information on setting up jror on OAS.

    Do you have some advice on this? The only reference I am aware of is what http://sonar.hortis.ch/ uses.

    Please do help us, newbies trying to make JROR run on OAS to (quietely) introduce it in our workplaces.

    Thanks, Carlos

  18. Hello Rich,

    One question, I saw the post in wiki.oracle.com. However, it does not seem to include information on setting up jror on OAS.

    Do you have some advice on this? The only reference I am aware of is what http://sonar.hortis.ch/ uses.

    Please do help us, newbies trying to make JROR run on OAS to (quietely) introduce it in our workplaces.

    Thanks, Carlos

  19. @Carlos, I was in the middle of putting a wiki page together on wiki.oracle.com, but got pulled into something else. Deploying on Oracle App Server is actually pretty easy. Take a look at Warbler (it’s a rubygem that allows you to easily package a rails app as a war file). Once you have a war file, you can deploy it to any java based app server.

  20. @Carlos, I was in the middle of putting a wiki page together on wiki.oracle.com, but got pulled into something else. Deploying on Oracle App Server is actually pretty easy. Take a look at Warbler (it’s a rubygem that allows you to easily package a rails app as a war file). Once you have a war file, you can deploy it to any java based app server.

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