Monday Aug 20, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for August 12-19, 2012

The Top 10 most popular items as shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of August 12-19, 2012.

  1. Virtualizing Oracle E-Business Suite through Oracle VM | Kai Yu
    "To leverage Oracle VM, the existing Oracle E-Business systems on physical servers need to be migrated to the virtual machines and a new development needs to start on the VMs," says Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu. In this post he shares the systematic migration method that won him the 2011 OAUG Innovator of Year Award.
  2. Beach Reading for Software Developers
    Calling all solutions architects, software developers, and other IT pros. Summertime is vacation time, and I'd bet that even when you're all slathered up in sunscreen and chillaxin' at the beach, pool, or on your patio, daddio, your insatiable hunger for more technical knowledge doesn't wither in the heat. What technical books did you read (or plan to read) while soaking up the sun this summer?
  3. Oracle Technology Network Architect Day: Los Angeles - October 25
    OTN Architect Day rolls into Los Angeles with rich schedule of sessions, panel discussions, and roundtables focused on cloud computing, engineered systems, service oriented architecture, and more. Wednesday, October 25, 2012, 8:30am - 5:00pm, at the Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048. Registration is free, but seating is limited.
  4. Join Us at the OTN Sys Admin Day – Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux
    Bring your laptop, leave your wallet, because OTN SysAdmin Day in Broomfield, CO is free. This live, hands-on event features two tracks, one for Oracle Solaris, and one for Oracle Linux. It all happens at the Oracle Campus in Broomfield, CO on Thursday August 23, 8am to 4:30pm. Click the link for details and registration.
  5. WebCenter Portal & Spaces Boilerplate template and overview to responsive design | John Sim
    "With the majority of users using their mobile devices or even TVs...to access the web we need to accommodate for our audience and provide a good user experience," says John Sim. "One of the ways this can be achieved is through responsive design – although you need to look carefully at your site to see if responsive is the right approach and provides the correct user journey for your audience." Sim shows you how to get there using Oracle WebCenter Portal Spaces.
  6. OTN Architect Day Coast-to-Coast
    OTN Architect Day goes bi-coastal, with events in Boston on Sept 12 and Los Angeles on Oct 25. Registration is free, and you get 8 hours of technical sessions, panel discussions, roundtables... and a free lunch. Satisfy your appetite for expert insight on cloud computing, service orientation, engineered systems—and stuff your face at the buffet. Does it get any better?
  7. Oracle Technology Network | Architect Community
    This week's features on the Oracle Technology Network Architect homepage include a new article on Oracle WebLogic RESTful Management Services, a new white paper on Leveraging Governance to Sustain Enterprise Architecture Efforts, and part 3 of a 4-part conversation with SOA guru Thomas Erl and Oracle SOA experts Tim Hall and Demed L'Her about the growing interest in IT architect training and certification despite the ongoing animosity toward architects.
  8. Automatically Disable Proxy Service to avoid overloading OSB | A-Team - SOA
    Have questions about how to avoid overloading Oracle Service Bus if an endpoint becomes temporarily unreachable? You're not alone, which is why Oracle SOA A-Team blogger Jian Liang has published this very detailed post.
  9. DevOps:Evolving to Handle Disruption
    "Until recently," says JP Morgenthal, "IT was relegated to a support role speaking only when spoken to versus driving strategy. However, in the face of the emergence of consumerization of IT, mobile computing, big data, cloud computing, and a changing economic landscape, a traditional IT organizational structure is now an albatross around IT’s neck."
  10. Wake up, IT: Even CFOs see value in the cloud
    "The reality is clear," according to Infoworld's David Linthicum. "Unlike other technology trends, which largely confused the leaders in the boardroom, cloud computing has enjoyed strong PR among those who manage the money. That's good news for IT organizations interested in trying to get the promised value from the cloud—the people who hold the purse strings will likely support the creation of an initial cloud computing strategy and the first cloud computing projects."

Thought for the Day

"The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination. Few media of creation are so flexible, so easy to polish and rework, so readily capable of realizing grand conceptual structures."

Fred Brooks

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Friday Aug 17, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-17

  • WebCenter Portal & Spaces Boilerplate template and overview to responsive design | John Sim
    "With the majority of users using their mobile devices or even TVs...to access the web we need to accommodate for our audience and provide a good user experience," says John Sim. "One of the ways this can be achieved is through responsive design – although you need to look carefully at your site to see if responsive is the right approach and provides the correct user journey for your audience." Sim shows you how to get there using Oracle WebCenter Portal Spaces.
  • Best practices for Oracle real-time data integration | Frank Ohlhorst
    "As with any IT project, the integration of real-time data into a data warehouse can benefit from best practices" says TechTarget's Frank Ohlhorst. "Luckily, many of the recommendations that work for data warehousing are also applicable to real-time data integration and follow some common-sense rules.
  • Installing Oracle SOA Suite10g on Oracle Enterprise Linux | Lonneke Dikmans
    As you'll learn when you read her post, Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans' experience with getting Oracle SOA Suite up and running on Linux was not without pitfalls and problems. Take advantage of her insight so you can avoid the headaches.
  • Live Webcast: Oracle WebCenter in Action: Keste and Qualcomm
    Qualcomm teamed with Oracle Partner Keste to deliver an integrated self-service portal that provides a single view of all processes. Get the details in this live webcast, Thursday, August 23, 2012, 10am PT / 1pm ET. Part of the Oracle WebCenter In Action webcast series.
  • DevOps:Evolving to Handle Disruption
    "Until recently," says JP Morgenthal, "IT was relegated to a support role speaking only when spoken to versus driving strategy. However, in the face of the emergence of consumerization of IT, mobile computing, big data, cloud computing, and a changing economic landscape, a traditional IT organizational structure is now an albatross around IT's neck."

    Note: DevOps and its impact on IT came up in my recent interview with cloud architects Ron Batra and James Baty. You'll find that interview here.

Thought for the Day

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

Douglas Adams
(March 11, 1952 – May 11, 2001)

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Thursday Aug 16, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-16

  • OTN Architect Day Coast-to-Coast
    OTN Architect Day goes bi-coastal, with events in Boston on Sept 12 and Los Angeles on Oct 25. Registration is free, and you get 8 hours of technical sessions, panel discussions, roundtables... and a free lunch. Satisfy your appetite for expert insight on cloud computing, service orientation, engineered systems—and stuff your face at the buffet. Does is get any better?
  • Wake up, IT: Even CFOs see value in the cloud | Infoworld
    "The reality is clear," according to Infoworld's David Linthicum. "Unlike other technology trends, which largely confused the leaders in the boardroom, cloud computing has enjoyed strong PR among those who manage the money. That's good news for IT organizations interested in trying to get the promised value from the cloud—the people who hold the purse strings will likely support the creation of an initial cloud computing strategy and the first cloud computing projects."
  • Solution to Control Global Editable/Readonly Mode in ADF BC | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE DIrector Andrejus Baranovskis shares a sample application that illustrates a solution for enabling global editable/readonly mode "across all Task Flows, EO's and AM's."
  • Encrypted OSB Service account passwords | Capgemini Oracle Blog
    "In the OSB source code, the password in the service account is stored as clear text," says Capgemini Senior Oracle Consultant John Chin-A-Woeng. "So the passwords end up in the source code repository (e.g. subversion), which is bad practice. To solve this problem, we can either introduce a manual step during deployment, or use encrypted passwords." Learn how in John's post.

Thought for the Day

"Programming without an overall architecture or design in mind is like exploring a cave with only a flashlight: You don't know where you've been, you don't know where you're going, and you don't know quite where you are."

Danny Thorpe

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Wednesday Aug 15, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-15

Thought for the Day

"You'll spend far more time babysitting old technologies than implementing new ones. "

Jason Hiner

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Tuesday Aug 14, 2012

OTN Architect Day Coast-to-Coast

Two Oracle Technology Network Architect Days are on the calendar, bringing a full slate of live expertise and peer interaction to the East Coast (Boston, September 12, 2012) and the West Coast (Los Angeles, October 25, 2012).

Each event is an all-day affair, featuring a rich schedule of technical sessions, along with plenty of opportunity for interaction with Oracle experts on community leaders, and your peers.

Registration for all OTN Architect Day events is free, but seating is limited.

OTN Architect Day: Boston

OTN Architect Day: Los Angeles

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-14

  1. Oracle Technology Network | Architect Community
    This week's features on the Oracle Technology Network Architect homepage include a new article on Oracle WebLogic RESTful Management Services, a new white paper on Leveraging Governance to Sustain Enterprise Architecture Efforts, and part 3 of a 4-part conversation with SOA guru Thomas Erl and Oracle SOA experts Tim Hall and Demed L'Her about the growing interest in IT architect training and certification despite the ongoing animosity toward architects.
  2. Oracle is Sponsoring LinuxCon North America 2012 (Oracle's Linux Blog) Party with the Penguin! Oracle's Wim Coekaerts and Mark Sunday will be keynote speakers at this year's LinuxCon (Aug 29-31 in San Diego, CA). Registration is still open.
  3. GaaS (Gaming as a Service) at Electronic Arts (EA) (Oracle SOA Suite - Team Blog)
    Profit Magazine may not be on your regular reading list, but based on Oracle SOA Suite team member Bruce Tierney's recommendation you may want to check out the great article on how game giant Electronic Arts took the SOA plunge. (The article does not explain why I totally suck at Battlefield 3.)
  4. Generating an EJB SDO Service Interface for Oracle SOA Suite
    "In Oracle SOA Suite you can use the EJB adapter as a reference or service in your composite applications," says Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond. "The EJB adapter has a flexible binding integration, there are 3 ways for integrating the remote interface with your composite." Biemond shows how to to it by generating a Service Data Object (SDO) service interface on your EJB Session Bean.
  5. Exploring MDS Explorer | RedStack on WordPress.com
    Redstack blogger Mark Nelson shares the results of his experiments with Olivier LeDiouris' MDS Explorer tool.
  6. Oracle Fusion Middleware Security: Simplifying OIM 11g (Chapter Two)
    The second article in Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Alex Lopez's series on tips and tricks for simplifying the use of advanced features in Oracle Identity Manager 11g.
  7. Oracle WebLogic RESTful Management Services: From Command Line to JavaFX
    Hot off the presses! William Markito Oliviera shows how to use Oracle WebLogic 12c RESTful Management to call services from any RESTful client, including different programming languages. His new article illustrates how to get it done with cURL, a Python script, a JavaFX application, and more.

Thought for the Day

"I've never met a human being who would want to read 17,000 pages of documentation, and if there was, I'd kill him to get him out of the gene pool."

Joseph Costello

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Monday Aug 13, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for August 5-11, 2012

The Top 10 most popular items shared through my social networks for the week of August 5-11, 2012.

  1. Leveraging Governance to Sustain Enterprise Architecture Efforts
    SOA, Cloud computing, Big Data, Mobile computing, BOYD and other factors are already rearranging the enterprise IT landscape in much the same way Godzilla rearranges Tokyo. The potential for these technologies is incredible. But with each new technological innovation, "it is critical to reevaluate relevant EA governance," says Eric Stephens. "Otherwise, the architectural fragmentation that exists with legacy technology will manifest itself by an order of magnitude with newer generations of technology." More insight from Eric in this white paper.
  2. Manuel Rosa - SOA Governance at EDP: A Global Energy Company @ SOA, Cloud Service Technology Symposium 2012
    Thinking about registering for the SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Forum, September 24-25 in London? You'll find a big fat discount code at the top of this recent post on the Oracle SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog. Who doesn't love a discount?
  3. Cloud and business transformation: this time, it's different
    "The real revolution is only just begun," says Joe McKendrick. "At the high end, private and hybrid clouds are shifting the business models of many non-IT corporations and organizations, turning them into technology or cloud providers themselves. At the lower end, we have a whole generation of startups and small businesses that are built entirely on the cloud. In between, we have 'loosely coupled' corporations that essentially serve as brokers of services they get from somewhere else and deliver to their customers."
  4. Webcast: Drill Down on Disaster Recovery
    In this webcast, Oracle's Joseph Meeks and Margaret Hamburger discuss key steps you should take to significantly reduce the risk of downtime while protecting your business data with Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture. Thursday, August 16, 2012. 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.
  5. My Clustering Cheet Sheet | Rick Ramsey
    The question is: "Why would somebody complicate our sysadmin lives by suggesting we install Oracle RAC on Oracle Solaris Cluster? What would that be, highly-available high availability?" Rick "OTN Garage" Ramsey has the answer.
  6. Now Available: Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.2.2
    GlassFish Server 3.1.2.2 is a microrelease that addresses feedback from the GlassFish community to improve the developer experience by resolving NetBeans bug 211962, JAX-WS issue JAX_WS-1059, and GlassFish Server issue GLASSFISH-18446.
  7. Simplifying OIM 11g (Chapter Two)
    The second article in Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Alex Lopez's series on tips and tricks for simplifying the use of advanced features in Oracle Identity Manager 11g.
  8. OTN Architect Day: Boston
    Oracle Technology Network Architect Day is coming to Boston, September 12, 2012. The event will be held at the Boston Marriott Burlington (One Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803), and features a full day of sessions with technical experts, along with plenty of opportunity to interact with your peers. The event is free, but seating is limited, so register now.
  9. Getting Oracle artifacts into a Maven environment
    "Maven provides the ability to load any artifact into a Maven repository and to give it a set of coordinates," says Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Mark Nelson. "This means that you can easily add the Oracle provided artifacts to your own Maven repository, or to a shared repository in your environment (e.g. a Maven Repository Manager)."
  10. Quick introduction of what and why of Oracle Database Edition Based Redefinition
    "Availability is a highly desirable aspect of Fusion Middleware application," says Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema. "Planned downtime therefore sounds quite silly. However, the introduction of changes to applications has typically been associated with the roll out and redeployment of the application causing disruption of service - through loss of existing conversations and unavailability during the deployment process. Several approaches and mechanisms are available in the Oracle stack that will help substantially reduce the loss of uptime because of changes to applications."

Thought for the Day

"I do not fear computers, I fear the lack of them."

Isaac Asimov
(January 2, 1920 - April 6, 1992)

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Friday Aug 10, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-10

Thought for the Day

"The architect must be a prophet…a prophet in the true sense of the term…if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect."

Frank Lloyd Wright
(June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959)

Source: Thinkexist.com

Thursday Aug 09, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-09

  • Architect Day Los Angeles - Oct 25
    Hello, LA! Oracle Technology Network Architect Day comes to Los Angeles on October 25, 2012, 8am -5pm at the Sofitel Los Angeles (8555 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048). The event includes expert sessions, panel Q&A, open roundtables, and plenty of opportunity for shop talk with your peers. The event is free, but seating is limited, so don't put off registering.
  • Expand Your Brain with Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne Pre-Conference Training
    Brain enhancement! Oracle University's pre-conference training sessions offer those attending Oracle OpenWorld / JavaOne a chance for massive brain enhancement with intense one-day sessions on a variety of topics and technologies. Sessions are 8:00am-3:30pm on Sunday, September 30 at the Hilton Union Square Hotel and the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Don't settle for a small brain.
  • My Clustering Cheet Sheet | OTN Garage
    The question is: "Why would somebody complicate our sysadmin lives by suggesting we install Oracle RAC on Oracle Solaris Cluster? What would that be, highly-available high availability?" Rick "OTN Garage" Ramsey has the answer.
  • Quick introduction of what and why of Oracle Database Edition Based Redefinition | Lucas Jellema
    "Availability is a highly desirable aspect of Fusion Middleware application," says Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema. "Planned downtime therefore sounds quite silly. However, the introduction of changes to applications has typically been associated with the roll out and redeployment of the application causing disruption of service – through loss of existing conversations and unavailability during the deployment process. Several approaches and mechanisms are available in the Oracle stack that will help substantially reduce the loss of uptime because of changes to applications."
  • Discount code for SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Forum, September 24-25 in London
    Thinking about registering for the SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Forum, September 24-25 in London? You'll find a big fat discount code at the top of this recent post on the Oracle SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog. Who doesn't love a discount?
  • Government IT: less spending, more cloud ahead | ZDNet
    US Government IT spending is headed for a decrease, according to reports cited by Joe McKendrick. "To meet the challenge to do a lot more with a lot less, agencies are emphasizing information security, data center consolidation, business systems modernization, cloud computing, mobility and Big Data solutions."

Thought for the Day

"A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking."

— Unknown

Source: The Life of a Software Architect

Wednesday Aug 08, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-08

Thought for the Day

"At first sight, the idea of any rules or principles being superimposed on the creative mind seems more likely to hinder than to help, but this is quite untrue in practice. Disciplined thinking focuses inspiration rather than blinkers it."

G. L. Glegg

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

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