Joel Wenzel

I have been working on integration and API architecture and development for the past 6 years, including with products such as Oracle SOA Suite, MuleSoft Anypoint Platform, Oracle Integration Cloud and API Platform, and Google Apigee. At Flexagon, I am part of the FlexDeploy engineering team which is enabling on prem and cloud use cases related to integration, API management, containers, and other tools and technologies.

With the release of FlexDeploy 5.2, we now have the ability to automate K8s Deployment Strategies as well as more native support for K8s. Because of this, we unfortunately have to say goodbye to the Helm Tab to make room for K8! This blog will require you to have a working knowledge of K8s and

We’ve all been there. An update is rolling out, all pre-flight checks are green, and yet everything falls apart after the update is released. Anyone in this position then inevitably asks the common question: “How can we avoid this?” Enter K8s Deployment Strategies. Check out the FlexDeploy integration if you already have a handle on

This blog is part of a series, checkout other entries! FlexDeploy Loves Oracle API Platform: Series Overview FlexDeploy Loves Oracle API Platform: Provisioning the Gateways FlexDeploy Loves Oracle API Platform: Managing APIs FlexDeploy Loves Oracle API Platform: Automating Gateway Downtimes Oracle API Platform provides a centralized location to develop and manage your APIs.  Once development

This blog is part of a series, check out other entries! FlexDeploy Loves Oracle API Platform: Series Overview FlexDeploy Loves Oracle API Platform: Provisioning the Gateways FlexDeploy Loves Oracle API Platform: Managing APIs FlexDeploy Loves Oracle API Platform: Automating Gateway Downtimes Provisioning anything in this day and age just seems barbaric. There are dozens of

APIs are everywhere.  The API boom is upon us and Oracle doesn’t intend to sit this one out.  Oracle API Platform, released in 2017, is Oracle’s answer to API lifecyle management and provides everything you would expect from a typical API abstraction layer such as: Direct integration with an API designer (Apiary) About 2 dozen

Cloning is an important part of managing an Oracle E-Business Suite implementation. It allows the syncing of recent and relevant data into the non-production environments. The cloning process isn’t without its drawbacks however. In its purest form, the clone takes an exact copy of the Production database and overlays a non-prod environment. With this process,

There is no escaping Jira.  Jira has become the gold standard when it comes to tools supporting agile methodology.  Given the size of the Jira footprint it would be downright foolish for DevOps tools not to make use of the APIs and integration offered by Jira, and FlexDeploy is no exception.  Jira integration has been

Oracle B2B is a module of SOA Suite that provides a secure and reliable exchange of messages between the customer and its external Trading Partners or suppliers.  It handles this communication through what are called Trading Partner Agreements which dictate to a particular message where it is going and how it will get there.  The