Wednesday Jan 30, 2013

Video: Oracle WebLogic 12c Recipes from Dr. Frank Munz

Dr. Frank Munz, prolific blogger and 2011 winner of Oracle Magazine's Technologist of the Year award in the Cloud Architect category, has just published Oracle WebLogic 12c: Distinctive Recipes, a follow-up to is 2012 book, Middleware and Cloud Computing.

Frank's traveling and speaking schedule is hectic, but I managed to catch him between trips for a conversation about his new book:

Frank was also kind enough to provide a sample chapter from the book, Track Down a Memory Leak, available for your reading pleasure on OTN.

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Monday Jan 28, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for the week of January 20-26, 2013

Each week I scour the web for content created by and/or for members the OTN architect community, which I then share on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Here's the list of the Top 10 most popular items for the week of January 20-26, 2013.

  1. Video: Building Performant ADF Business Components Applications |Jobinesh Purushothaman
    Jobinesh Purushothaman, Principal Solutions Architect for Oracle ADF, shares "insight into the workings of ADF Business Components and how you can use various parameters and features of the framework to ensure you build ADF Business Components applications that scale and perform."
  2. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Facts and Concepts | Rob Zoeteweij
    Oracle ACE Rob Zoeteweij introduces his extensive new whitepaper on Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. A lot of work went into this effort, and if work with OEM12c—or plan to—you'd do well to take advantage of Rob's expertise.
  3. Oracle JCA Database adapter and performance win on big clobs | Eric Elzinga
    A brief technical tip for those working with Oracle Service bus and BPEL from Oracle ACE Eric Elzinga.
  4. ADF interaction with business service – an ongoing discussion | Lucas Jellema
    "When ADF applications are developed in an environment where an enterprise architecture has been laid down, and decoupling is an important objective and service orientation is mandated—then this typical implementation of the business service using ADF BC connecting directly to the database may not be desirable or even allowed." Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema explains in this detailed post.
  5. Oracle VM 3.2.1 Released! | Wim Coekaerts
    Wim Coekaerts shares a whole lot of information on the new features and enhancements in the 3.2.1 release of Oracle VM.
  6. UKOUG Development SIG Meeting: App Development for Mobile Devices | UK Oracle User Group
    Date: Tuesday 5th Feb 2013
    Time: 09:30 - 16:45
    Venue: Oracle, Blythe Valley Park, Solihull, UK
    Speakers include Grant Ronald (Oracle), Andrew Gordon (BAE Systems), Susan Duncan (Oracle), John Sim (Fishbowl Solutions), Matt Ball (Northants Police), and Anthony Rayner (Oracle).
  7. Oracle Storage Master Game
    Relax a little and spend a few minutes with the Tetris-like Oracle Storage Master game. If the boss asks what you're doing, say that you're learning to optimize your organization's storage system.
  8. Looking Back: Top Trends for 2012 | Oracle WebCenter Blog
    Michael Snow shares two videos and a Gartner list to help set the stage for the trends that will drive IT in 2013.
  9. AYTS: summary of Oracle’s Approach to SOA | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind shares his notes and conclusions from Oracle's "Are You The Smartest" program on service oriented architecture.
  10. How to Make BPEL Gulp | Aaron Dolan
    "At first, I thought that this would be fairly simple," says BPM/SOA Solution Architect Aaron Dolan of a data integration challenge. But is anything ever really simple? Find out how Aaron wins the day in his detailed, illustrated post.

Thought for the Day

"Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design."

Charles Eames
(1907–1978)

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday Jan 21, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for the week of January 13-20, 2013

Here's the list of the Top 10 items posted on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of January 13-20, 2013.

  1. Architect Poll: What's Your Title?
    It has been my observation that among the participants at OTN Architect Day events only about 30% have titles or are in roles that include the word "architect." Does the same hold true for followers of this page? Let's find out. Does your role, title, or job description include the word "architect?"
  2. Automate WebLogic Installation and Configuration | René van Wijk
    Oracle ACE René van Wijk's example uses JRockit, WebLogic Server, Oracle Service Bus, and the Repository Creation Utility to illustrate how to create automation scripts for setting up middleware environments.
  3. How To Implement a Gapless Sequence in ADF BC | Andrejus Baranovskis
    "We all know how to insert new records using ADF BC," says Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis. "But if you have a sequence in the DB for a primary key attribute and there is a requirement to make sure assigned sequence values are always gapless - few extra steps are needed." Don't worry, Andrejus shows you how in this post.
  4. Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum 2013 | Guido Schmutz
    Oracle ACE Director Guido Schmutz met the co-authors for his OSB cookbook at the Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum in 2011. What might develop when you expand your network at this year's event in Faro, Portugal, February 19-20, 2013. You're going, right? Right?
  5. WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes (Architecture, Development and Administration) | Dr. Frank Munz
    WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes (Architecture, Development and Administration) is the follow-up to Dr. Frank Munz's 2012 book Middleware and Cloud Computing.
  6. Podcast: ACE in the Whole -- An inside look at the Oracle ACE program
    Oracle ACE program manager Vikki Lira shares background information on the program, and program members Debra Lilley, Alex Gorbachev, and Tim Hall talk about how and why they became Oracle ACE Directors.
  7. Oracle Linux 5.9 | Wim Coekaerts
    Wim Coekaerts' brief post has information on where you can get the latest release of Oracle Linux.
  8. Oracle Enterprise Manager at Collaborate13 | Joe Diemer
    If you're attending Collaborate 13 in April and you're interested in Oracle Enterprise Manager, you'll find Joe Diemer's extensive list of OEM sessions at Collaborate very useful indeed.
  9. "GlassFish for Business" Updates - GlassFish 3.1.2 and 2.1.1 Patch Releases | The Aquarium
    "You might consider these releases minor," says Reza Rahman, "but to operations they're the crucial ones - highly compatibles with timely fixes (some of which came as a result of customer escalations)."
  10. Roadmaps and Guardrails
    IT governance is a touchy subject. Few architects would argue the importance of at least some form of governance, so why did five minutes of research on Google Trends confirm that interest in IT governance has steadily declined since 2004?

Thought for the Day

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

Martin Luther King, Jr.
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

Source: BrainyQuote

Thursday Jan 17, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: ACE in the Whole -- An inside look at the Oracle ACE program

If you spend any time on the Oracle Technology Network website or attend any event in which Oracle community members are involved you’ve probably read an article or blog post written by an Oracle ACE or Oracle ACE Director, attended a session by one, or at the very least seen these icons: Oracle ACE DirectorOracle ACE

If you've ever wondered what all that Oracle ACE stuff was all about, you’re in luck. This OTN ArchBeat Podcast series focuses on the Oracle ACE Program—what it is, and how you can participate.

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: Background—who becomes an Oracle ACE, and why.
  • Listen to Part 2: Debra, Alex, and Tim talk about what Oracle ACE Director status means to them on a professional basis.
  • Listen to Part 3: (Jan 30) A conversation about the personal and social aspects of being an Oracle ACE Director, and what the role requires.

The Panelists

  • Vikki Lira is Senior Manager of Community Programs for the Oracle Technology Network and heads the Oracle ACE Progam.
  • Debra Lilley is Oracle Alliance Director at Fujitsu, and an Oracle ACE Director specializing in Applications and Apps Technology.
  • Alex Gorbachev is Chief Technical Officer at The Pythian Group, and an Oracle ACE Director specializing in Database Management and Performance.
  • Tim Hall is a Freelance Oracle consultant and an Oracle ACE Director specializing in Database Application Development

Resources

For information about the Oracle ACE Program, click here. (Also see the Oracle ACE FAQ

To nominate someone to become an Oracle ACE or Oracle ACE Director, click here.

To view YouTube video interviews with several Oracle ACE members, click here

To follow the Twitter conversations of 74 Oracle ACE members, click here.

Coming Soon

The next ArchBeat podcast series will feature an architect roundtable discussion of What's Really Going to Matter in 2013. Stay tuned!

Monday Jan 14, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for the week of January 6-12, 2013

Here's this week's list of the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of January 6-12, 2013.

  1. TOGAF study help? There is an app for that! | Pat Shepherd
    Oracle Enterprise Architect Pat Shepherd hasn't had a chance to test out the Toolkit4Togaf app for iPhone, but it did catch his attention. And since it's free, you can check it out yourself.
  2. Podcast Show Notes: Oracle Cloud Update: 30 Days in the Cloud
    Rick Greenwald, Mike Lehmann, and Dom Lindars—key people behind the Oracle Cloud—talk about what's new and share information on you how can get a 30-day free trail of the Oracle Database and Oracle Java Cloud Services.
  3. Oracle Data Integrator 11g in the Enterprise Part 5: ETL Resilience and High-Availability | Mark Rittman
    The final part of Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman's 5-part series looks at data integration and loading routines. These routines, according to Mark, "are now mission-critical as they support operational systems that price products, segment customers, manage supply chains and combat fraud."
  4. Oracle VM Templage Config Script Example | Wim Coekaerts
    "The programmatic way to extend Oracle VM Template Configure is to build your own module," says Wim Coekaerts. Take the time to read Wim's detailed post and you 'll get a handle on the process.
  5. WebCenter Content Performance: Web Browser Choice | Nicolas Montoya
    "When choosing a browser to access a WebCenter Content server, make sure it is a modern browser with a good JavaScript engine," says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Nicolas Montoya. "However, beware that you may still encounter IE 8.0 at many organizations. Some of these are still running Windows XP as the Operating System - according to StatCounter, about 31% of desktop internet usage is on Windows XP."
  6. Cloud Reference Architecture Data Sheet | Anbu Krishnaswamy
    "Defining a Cloud Reference Architecture is an essential step towards achieving higher levels of Cloud maturity," says author Author Anbu Krishnaswamy Anbarasu. "Cloud Reference Architecture addresses the concerns of the key stakeholders by defining the architecture capabilities and roadmap aligned with the business goals and architecture vision."
  7. All the Aces, All the Faces. Oracle ADF, UX PTS Workshop: Building Fusion Usable Apps & More | Ultan O'Broin
    Ultan O'Broin shares an overview of the recent pilot for a two-day Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) workshop, and plugs Misha Vaughan’s Voice of User Experience (VoX) blog post on the same subject.
  8. Test Driving Mojarra 2.2.0-m08 on GlassFish 3.1.2.2 | Markus Eisele
    ?"With all the Java EE 7 specifications moving forward it is finally time to test-drive some of them and give feedback," says Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele. And in this post he does just that, turning his attention to Mojarra JSF 2.2.0 Milestone 8.
  9. Video: Best Practices for Integrating SOAP and REST services into Oracle ADF
    The latest ADF Insider Essential video demonstrated best practices for developing business services based on web services, either REST or SOAP, and integrating them into an Oracle ADF application.
  10. How to build a private IaaS cloud platform? - Part II, Virtualisation | Karoly Vegh
    Part 1 in Karoly's series made it into the Top 10 most popular links shared here last week, so you'll want to keep up by checking out Part 2.

Thought for the Day

"To create a usable piece of software, you have to fight for every fix, every feature, every little accommodation that will get one more person up the curve. There are no shortcuts. Luck is involved, but you don't win by being lucky, it happens because you fought for every inch."

Dave Winer
(Month Day, Year - Month Day, Year)

Source: softwarequotes.com

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