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1 Practical Uses for Web Services in Application Express

2 2 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracles products remain at the sole discretion of Oracle.

3 3 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Agenda Web services introduction Web service support in Application Express Amazon S3 APEX_WEB_SERVICE API Web Service Tools and Debugging Additional resources Q & A

4 4 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Web services are typically application programming interfaces (API) or web APIs that are accessed via Hypertext Transfer Protocol and executed on a remote system hosting the requested services. Web services tend to fall into one of two camps: Big Web Services and RESTful Web Services. Web Services Definition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_service

5 5 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential SOAP Web Services

6 6 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential RESTful Style Web Services

7 7 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential RESTful Style Web Services REpresentational State Transfer RESTful Web service request – HTTP Method (GET, PUT, POST, DELETE, HEAD) indicates method of the service – HTTP URI (path) indicates the resource – HTTP headers – HTTP entity-body (parameter name/value pairs) RESTful Web service response – XML – Text – JSON

8 8 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential RESTful Support Application Express 4.x Expose report regions as RESTful Web service Wizard to create RESTful Web reference – NEW in 4.1: Testing interface while creating the reference Test/Edit RESTful Web reference Wizard to create form on RESTful Web reference Wizard to create form and report on RESTful Web reference NEW in 4.2: Support for JSON responses

9 9 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) Storage for the Internet – Designed to provide 99.99999999% durability and 99.99% availability – Designed to sustain the concurrent loss of data in two facilites Write, read, delete objects from 1 byte to 5 terabytes Objects are stored in buckets – a container for objects Common use cases: – Content storage and distribution – Backup or disaster recovery

10 10 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Amazon S3 – Technical Details Create an AWS account, http://aws.amazon.com/http://aws.amazon.com/ Sign up for an S3 account, http://aws.amazon.com/s3http://aws.amazon.com/s3 Authentication – Authorization HTTP header AWS AWSAccessKeyId:Signature Signature is HMAC-SHA1 of selected elements from the request, AWS Secret Key is used for the key Uses REST or SOAP interfaces

11 11 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Amazon S3 – Technical Details Endpoint: http(s)://s3.amazonaws.com Common HTTP Headers for all interactions – Host:.s3.amazonaws.com – Date: Convert to GMT, and then use format Dy, DD Mon YYYY HH24:MI:SS GMT – Authorization: AWS :

12 12 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Amazon S3 – Technical Details – Common Operations List All Buckets Create Bucket Delete Bucket List Bucket Contents Get Object Add Object Delete Object

13 13 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential apex_web_service API Allows you to interact with Web services (SOAP, REST, RPC) in Application Express anywhere you can write PL/SQL Includes functions to encode/decode binary data to/from base64 encoding Contains function to parse response based on an XPath expression Globals to retrieve/set HTTP Headers and cookies

14 14 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential APEX_WEB_SERVICE MAKE_REST_REQUESTFunction - Syntax APEX_WEB_SERVICE.MAKE_REST_REQUEST( p_url IN VARCHAR2, p_http_method IN VARCHAR2, p_username IN VARCHAR2 default null, p_password IN VARCHAR2 default null, p_proxy_override IN VARCHAR2 default null, p_body IN CLOB default empty_clob(), p_body_blob IN BLOB default empty_blob(), p_parm_name IN WWV_FLOW_GLOBAL.VC_ARR2 default empty_vc_arr, p_parm_value IN WWV_FLOW_GLOBAL.VC_ARR2 default empty_vc_arr, p_wallet_path IN VARCHAR2 default null, p_wallet_pwd IN VARCHAR2 default null ) RETURN CLOB;

15 15 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Netflix API JavaScript, REST, Atom feeds – search content – manage subscriber queue – display subscribers ratings – auto-complete Response is POX (plain old XML) Register for key and secret – http://developer.netflix.com/apps/register/ http://developer.netflix.com/apps/register/ OAuth for authentication dealing with subscriber information Most requests are signed (much like Amazon s3)

16 16 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Web Service Tools and Debugging Web Service Reference testing interface Altova XMLSpy – Good for inspecting response – Has utility to give you XPath to response nodes ProxyTrace, http://www.pocketsoap.com/tcptrace/pt.aspxhttp://www.pocketsoap.com/tcptrace/pt.aspx – Allows you to inspect the exact HTTP traffic (including headers) for a web service request/response – Set proxy of your client to go through ProxyTrace to inspect the traffic

17 17 © 2012 Oracle Corporation – Proprietary and Confidential Additional Resources Application Express on OTN: http://otn.oracle.com/apexhttp://otn.oracle.com/apex Application Express Web Service Integration Page: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer- tools/apex/application-express/integration-086636.html http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer- tools/apex/application-express/integration-086636.html – Application Express 4.0 Web Services Evaluation Guide – Web Service Integration Sample Applications – Web Service Integration Whitepapers Blog: http://jastraub.blogspot.comhttp://jastraub.blogspot.com

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