Date Added: Dec 2009
Custom Java code is an essential part of every Oracle WebLogic Integration (WLI) business process (JPD). Although most components of Oracle SOA Suite are XML-centric, Oracle is adding support for Spring components to give the developer full Java support and a powerful IOC container. The Spring components are available as tech preview in SOA Suite 11g PS1 and will be officially available in SOA Suite 11g PS2. This paper explains how a Spring component in SOA Suite provides the same functionality as a Custom control in WLI. It uses the example of a logger component to describe step-by-step how the Spring component is implemented and deployed. This paper is intended for WLI developers and architects who want to get started with SOA Suite 11g.