Developer need to follow agile way in developing application. DevOps is new way of Software development. Developers need to setup some support service before starting new project. This can be as follows-
- Wiki for document authoring and collaboration with your team members
- Version Control
- Automated build.
- Code Reviews
- Issues Tracking.
Many organization follows these standard for their development practice. But in Oracle Development stack, Some of things are quite new. And reading this article further will be more interesting for them.
Developer Cloud Service is answer for all support service you require. It comes with other cloud development services i.e.
- Java Cloud Services.
Database Cloud Service
Java Cloud Service-SaaS Extension
Messaging Cloud Service
Mobile Cloud Service
SOA Cloud Service and
Application Container Cloud
The DevCS is a complete development platform provided as a service to enable an agile development process and to automate DevOps & delivery. It covers most of the DevOps cycle including Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Collaboration.
Oracle Developer Cloud Service is a collection of similar software and services hosted on Oracle Cloud. Oracle Developer Cloud Service helps you to manage the application development life cycle effectively through integration with Hudson, Git, Maven, issues, and wikis. Using Oracle Developer Cloud Service, you can commit your application source code to the Git repository on the Oracle Cloud, track assigned issues and defects online, share information using wiki pages, peer review the source code, and monitor project builds. After successful testing, you can deploy the project to Oracle Java Cloud Service – SaaS Extension, publicly available Oracle Java Cloud Service instances, Oracle Application Container Cloud Service instances, or to an on-premise production environment.
Following are components in DevCs
Ant, Maven, Gradle, npm, Grunt, Bower, Gulp, Command line
Continuous Integration – Hudson
Agile process management
Version Management – Git
You can link DevCs with NetBeans and Jdeveloper very easily and work with it quite effectively. If your code is in external GitHub account, it can also map that and make it work for you. Looking at Oracle Development methodologies, DevOps is quite new terms and many organization is not ready with it. This can be great service for them . Specially Customer with Oracle Forms, Pl/Sql, Apex, ADF stack, this can be quite useful and you can set up whole environment in couple of hours. So definitely, it is worth for a give a try .
Use Case– An organization wants to setup DevOps practice with Oracle public cloud for Dev & test. However production still remains on premise. In such case Oracle Developer cloud service can deploy artifacts(e.g. JAR file) to JCS (Java cloud Service) or ACCS (Application container Cloud service). For making deployment in production, We will make artifact ready for deployment to Production and place in separate Git Hub location.
I have spring boot application in Netbeans. Create connection from NetBeans to developer cloud service. Click on Team- Team Server- Add new server.
Provide credentials and url of DevCs.
After making connection to DevCs, create new project in Developer Cloud service or open project , if project exist in DevCs.
Navigate to DevCs server to see whether project created in console.Open DevCs console, new project will created successfully.
You can also create project in DevCs console as well. Select Security as private or shared.
Choose template for new project. There are multiple template available
If you have existing local github account. You can also import from there as well . Click on Finish.
After that , you will see something like
Alright , now project is created in DevCs , which we created from Netbeans. Now we will start code uploaded in Code section.
Now go to build section to create a build job. Here I have created a Job named “Master Build“. Go to the configure section of Master build. And click on Source Control tab. Here you need to configure repository info where code is checked-in.
Now click on Build steps. Add build step “Invoke Maven 3”. And define appropriate goals configured in your maven.xml
And then add maven goals and select pom.xml and provide profile.
Go to post build section and select option to archive artifact. If you have Junit test cases select option to publish Junit test cases as well. It will show test results on Developer CS console. You can do configuration like
Publish Javadoc,configure to build other jobs. Click on Save.
You can set trigger point of these build using schedule.
Now click on Build now. It will run that job for building the repository and show you status of that job. You Can also see Git Logs, Audit , Junit test result. It will take a while and show you progress of build.
You can also configure notification for successful and failed build.
See generated archive in artifacts of Last Successful build tab , under target. Expand and see that
Click on Console to see build console
Now, we have generated artifact successfully. Now we can configure deployment to Oracle ACCS. Click on ‘Deploy’ menu option configure & Deploy application in your ACCS account.
Now Click on New configuration.Provide Configuration name, application name. Select Deployment target as Application Container cloud
You can select different deployment target as below
Select ACCS properties as follow and click save and Deploy.
Now, you can see deployment status and artifact is deployed successfully to Oracle ACCS. Similarly, you can deploy application to Java cloud Service and Java cloud Service- SaaS Extension.
You can stop, redeploy and change configuration easily.
Now, if place artifact to separate GitHub location, we can also write another build job for that. It will move artifact from DevCs to GIT Hub. Navigate to Build and Click on New Job.
In build steps configure build steps as Execute shell
You can some command to copy archive to remote GitHub Location and push. Its normal command. That’s it. If you see, you can follow whole DevOps in Oracle Cloud easily and it will provide lots of features out of box. You can also configure on premise Jenkins with Developer Cloud Service using hook up. Read this Article.
Keep looking this space for more article about Developer Cloud service in depth. Happy Learning Oracle Cloud.