So you have chosen AIA for integrating your enterprise applications due to the many good things it offers such as a canonical data model, a profound reference architecture, and so on.
That’s great. And you have started developing a set of integration services in JDeveloper that nicely wire your applications – let’s assume a CRM system and an ERP system – together. It took you a little while, but now this works great on your development environment. But at some point you will want to get your services, schemas, wsdls, and whatever else comprises your integration solution, moved to a test environment and ultimately to a production environment as well. Also, you have not yet checked in your code into the source control system. So it’s definitely time to think about how to get this all done.
All kinds of questions come immediately to mind once we start to think about this a little more. This includes:
We could extend this list over pages, but the above might already give you a feeling for the fact that it needs a plan and some good tools to manage this successfully. Oracle SOA 11g in general and AIA 11g in particular offer a lot of – sometimes undocumented – powerful features addressing exactly the requirements that are expressed by the questions above.
That’s why we decided to provide answers in subsequent blogs to these questions and other challenges you will face in your project. This will include coverage of the following areas:
Stay tuned! There is more to come soon!