Comparison: Oracle WebLogic Integration's Custom Control and SOA Suite Spring Component
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.