Monday Oct 29, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for October 21-27, 2012

The Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of October 21-27, 2012.

  1. OTN Architect Day: Los Angeles
    This is your brain on IT architecture. Stuff your cranium with architecture by attending Oracle Technology Network Architect Day in Los Angeles, October 25, 2012, at the Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Technical sessions, panel Q&A, and peer roundtables—plus a free lunch. [NOTE: The event was last week, of course. Big thanks to the session presenters and especially to those Angelinos who came out for the event.]
  2. WebLogic Server 11gR1 Interactive Quick Reference
    "The WebLogic Server 11gR1 Administration interactive quick reference," explains Juergen Kress, "is a multimedia tool for various terms and concepts used in WebLogic Server architecture. This tool is available for administrators for online or offline use. This is built as a multimedia web page which provides descriptions of WebLogic Server Architectural components, and references to relevant documentation. This tool offers valuable reference information for any complex concept or product in an intuitive and useful manner."
  3. Podcast: Are You Future Proof?
    The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast series features Oracle ACE Directors Ron Batra, Basheer Khan, and Ronald van Luttikhuizen, three practicing architects in an open discussion about how changes in enterprise IT are raising the bar for success for software architects and developers.
  4. Play Oracle Vanquisher
    Here's a little respite from whatever it is you normally spend your time on. Oracle Vanquisher is an online diversion that makes a game of data center optimization. According to the description: "Armed with a cool Oracle vacuum pack suit and a strategic IT roadmap, you will thwart threats and optimize your data center to increase your company’s stock price and boost your company’s position." Mainly you avoid electric shock and killer birds. The current high score belongs to someone identified as 'TEN." My score? Never mind.
  5. Advanced Oracle SOA Suite OOW 2012 Presentations
    The Oracle SOA Product Management team has compiled a complete list of all twelve of their Oracle SOA Suite presentations from Oracle OpenWorld 2012, with links to the slide decks.
  6. OAM and OIM 11g Academies
    Looking for technical how-to content covering Oracle Access Manager and Oracle Identity Manager? The people behind the Oracle Middleware Security blog have indexed relevant blog posts into what they call "Academies." "These indexes contain the articles we’ve written that we believe provide long lasting guidance on OAM and OIM. Posts covered in these series include articles on key aspects of OAM and OIM 11g, best practice architectural guidance, integrations, and customizations."
  7. Oracle’s Analytics, Engineered Systems, and Big Data Strategy | Mark Rittman
    Part 1 of 3 in Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman's series on Oracle Exalytics, Oracle R Enterprise and Endeca.
  8. Oracle ACE Directors Nordic Tour 2012 : Venues and BI Presentations | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman shares information on the Oracle ACE Director Tour, as the community leaders make their way through the land of the midnight sun, with events in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki.
  9. Following the Thread in OSB | Antony Reynolds
    Antony Reynolds recently led an Oracle Service Bus POC in which his team needed to get high throughput from an OSB pipeline. "Imagine our surprise when, on stressing the system, we saw it lock up, with large numbers of blocked threads." He shares the details of the problem and the solution in this extensive technical post.
  10. OW12: Oracle Business Process Management/Oracle ADF Integration Best Practices | Andrejus Baranovskis
    The Oracle OpenWorld presentations keep coming! Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares the slides from "Oracle Business Process Management/Oracle ADF Integration Best Practices," co-presented with Danilo Schmiedel from Opitz Consulting.

Thought for the Day

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."

Albert Einstein
(March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955)

Source: Quotes For Software Engineers

Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

Podcast Show Notes: Are You Future Proof?

On September 14, 2012 ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick published Why IT is a Profession in Flux, a short article in which he makes the observation that "IT professionals are under considerable pressure to deliver more value to the business, versus being good at coding and testing and deploying and integrating." I forwarded that article to my list of Usual Suspects (the nearly 40 people who have participated in the podcast over the last 3 years), along with a suggestion that I wanted to put together a panel discussion to further explore the issue. This podcast is the result.

As it happened, three of the people who responded to my query were in San Francisco for Oracle OpenWorld, as was I, so I seized the rare opportunity for a face to face conversation. The participants are all Oracle ACE Directors, as well as architects:

  • Ron Batra, Director of Cloud Computing at AT&T
  • Basheer Khan, Founder, President and CEO at Innowave Technology
  • Ronald van Luttikhuizen, Managing Partner at Vennster.

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1
    Future-Proofing: As powerful forces reshape enterprise IT, your IT and software development skills may not be enough.
  • Listen to Part 2
    Survival Strategy: Re-tooling one’s skill set to reflect changes in enterprise IT, including the knowledge to steer stakeholders around the hype to what’s truly valuable.
  • Listen to Part 3
    Writing on the Wall: Do the technological trends that are shaping enterprise IT pose any threat to basic software development roles? What opportunities do these changes represent?

The entire conversation is also available in video format from the OTN YouTube Channel.

Your Two Cents

What are you doing to future-proof your IT career? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 10-24-2012

  • Play Oracle Vanquisher
    Here's a little respite from whatever it is you normally spend your time on. Oracle Vanquisher is an online diversion that makes a game of data center optimization. According to the description: "Armed with a cool Oracle vacuum pack suit and a strategic IT roadmap, you will thwart threats and optimize your data center to increase your company’s stock price and boost your company's position." Mainly you avoid electric shock and killer birds. The current high score belongs to someone identified as "TEN."
    My score? Never mind.
  • Book: DevOps for Developers | The Java Source
    The subject of DevOps has come up in a couple of recent OTN ArchBeat Podcasts, so it's somewhat serendipitous that Tori Wieldt's recent blog post offers an overview of Java Champion Michael Hutterman's new book, DevOps for Developers, now available from Apress.
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) : Context is everything… | The ORACLE-BASE Blog
    BOYD is a factor in the evolution of IT, but in what context? "The real IT work in companies is still being done on PCs," says Oracle ACE Director Tim Hall. "Yes, you can use a cloud service on your phone, but look around the office and you will see those cloud services are actually being used by people on PCs."
  • Oracle in the Cloud: Oracle EBusiness Suite sizing | Tom Laszewski
    Cloud expert Tom Laszewski shares several technical resources that will be helpful for sizing of Oracle EBusiness Suite.
  • Setting Up, Configuring, and Using an Oracle WebLogic Server Cluster
    Author and expert Yuli Vasiliev shows you how take advantage of multiple Oracle WebLogic Server instances grouped into a cluster to maximize scalability and availability.
  • Webcast: Reduce Costs with Oracle's Database Storage Management
    Watch this! Join Oracle experts Kevin Jernigan and Margaret Hamburger for an interactive webcast in which you'll learn how Oracle's Database Storage Management can reduce storage costs and management complexity while improving query performance to meet service-level agreements and compliance requirements.

    Event Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2012
    Event Time: 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET

Thought for the Day

"Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves."

Alan Kay

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday Oct 22, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for October 14-20, 2012

The Top 10 items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of October 14-21, 2012.

  1. Panel: On the Impact of Software | InfoQ
    Les Hatton (Oakwood Computing Associates), Clive King (Oracle), Paul Good (Shell), Mike Andrews (Microsoft) and Michiel van Genuchten (moderator) discuss the impact of software engineering on our lives in this panel discussion recorded at the Computer Society Software Experts Summit 2012.
  2. ResCare Solves Content Lifecycle Challenges with Oracle WebCenter
    Learn how ResCare solves content lifecycle challenges with Oracle WebCenter. Speakers: Joe Lichtefeld, VP of Application Services & PMO, ResCare Wayne Boerger, Product Manager, TEAM Informatics Doug Thompson, EVP Global Development, TEAM Informatics Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Time: 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET
  3. WebLogic Server 11gR1 Interactive Quick Reference
    "The WebLogic Server 11gR1 Administration interactive quick reference," explains Juergen Kress, "is a multimedia tool for various terms and concepts used in WebLogic Server architecture. This tool is available for administrators for online or offline use. This is built as a multimedia web page which provides descriptions of WebLogic Server Architectural components, and references to relevant documentation. This tool offers valuable reference information for any complex concept or product in an intuitive and useful manner."
  4. Oracle ACE Directors Nordic Tour 2012 : Venues and BI Presentations | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman shares information on the Oracle ACE Director Tour, as the community leaders make their way through the land of the midnight sun, with events in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki.
  5. Mobile Apps for EBS | Capgemini Oracle Blog
    Capgemini solution architect Satish Iyer breifly describes how Oracle ADF and Oracle SOA Suite can be used to fill the gap in mobile applications for Oracle EBS.
  6. Introducing the New Face of Fusion Applications | Misha Vaughan
    Oracle ACE Directors Debra Lilly and Floyd Teter have already blogged about the the new face of Oracle Fusion Applications. Now Applications User Experience Architect Misha Vaughan shares a brief overview of how the Oracle Applications User Experience (UX) team developed the new look.
  7. BPM 11g - Dynamic Task Assignment with Multi-level Organization Units | Mark Foster
    "I've seen several requirements to have a more granular level of task assignment in BPM 11g based on some value in the data passed to the process," says Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Mark Foster. "Parametric Roles is normally the first port of call to try to satisfy this requirement, but in this blog we will show how a lot of use-cases can be satisfied by the easier to implement and flexible Organization Unit."
  8. OTN Architect Day Los Angeles - Oct 25
    Oracle Technology Network Architect Day in Los Angeles happens in one week. Register now to make sure you don't miss out on a rich schedule of expert technical sessions and peer interaction covering the use of Oracle technologies in cloud computing, SOA, and more. Even better: it's all free.

    When: October 25, 2012, 8:30am - 5:00pm.

    Where: Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048
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  10. Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.2 released | Oracle's Virtualization Blog
    The Fat Bloke weighs in with a short post with information on where you can find information and the download for the latest VirtualBox release.
  11. Advanced Oracle SOA Suite #OOW 2012 SOA Presentations
    The Oracle SOA Product Management team has compiled a complete list of all twelve of their Oracle SOA Suite presentations from Oracle OpenWorld 2012, with links to the slide decks.

Thought for the Day

"Software: do you write it like a book, grow it like a plant, accrete it like a pearl, or construct it like a building?"

Jeff Atwood

Source: softwarequotes.com

Friday Oct 19, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 10-19-2012

  • One Week to Go: OTN Architect Day Los Angeles - Oct 25
    Oracle Technology Network Architect Day in Los Angeles happens in one week. Register now to make sure you don't miss out on a rich schedule of expert technical sessions and peer interaction covering the use of Oracle technologies in cloud computing, SOA, and more. Even better: it's all free. Register now!

    When: October 25, 2012, 8:30am - 5:00pm.

    Where: Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
  • Moving your APEX app to the Oracle Cloud | Dimitri Gielis
    Oracle ACE Director (and OSN Developer Challenge co-winner) Dimitri Gielis shares the steps in the process as he moves his "DGTournament" application, along with all of its data, onto the Oracle Cloud.
  • A brief note for customers running SOA Suite on AIX platforms | A-Team - SOA
    "When running Oracle SOA Suite with IBM JVMs on the AIX platform, we have seen performance slowdowns and/or memory leaks," says Christian, an architect on the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team. "On occasion, we have even encountered some OutOfMemoryError conditions and the concomittant Java coredump. If you are experiencing this issue, the resolution may be to configure -Dsun.reflect.inflationThreshold=0 in your JVM startup parameters."
  • Introducing the New Face of Fusion Applications | Misha Vaughan
    Oracle ACE Directors Debra Lilly and Floyd Teter have already blogged about the the new face of Oracle Fusion Applications. Now Applications User Experience Architect Misha Vaughan shares a brief overview of how the Oracle Applications User Experience (UX) team developed the new look.
  • ADF Essentials Security Implementation for Glassfish Deployment | Andrejus Baranovskis
    According to Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis, Oracle ADF Essentials includes all the key ADF technologies, save one: ADF Security. In this post he illustrates a solution for filling that gap.

Thought for the Day

"Why are video games so much better designed than office software? Because people who design video games love to play video games. People who design office software look forward to doing something else on the weekend."

Ted Nelson

Source: softwarequotes.com

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