Thursday Jun 27, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: The Fusion Middleware A-Team and the Chronicles of Architecture

If you pay any attention at all to the Oracle blogosphere you’ve probably seen one of several blogs published by members of a group known as the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team. A new blog, The Oracle A-Team Chronicles, was recently launched that combines all of those separate A-Team blogs in one. In this program you’ll meet some of the people behind the A-team and the creation of that new blog.

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: Background on the A-Team - When was it formed? What is it’s mission? 54) What are some of the most common challenges A-Team architects encounter in the field?
  • Listen to Part 2: The panel discusses the trends - big data, mobile, social, etc - that are having the biggest impact in the field.
  • Listen to Part 3: The panelists discuss the analysts, journalists, and other resources they rely on to stay ahead of the curve as the technology evolves, and reveal the last article or blog post they shared with other A-team members.

The Panelists

  • Jennifer Briscoe: Senior Director, Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn
  • Clifford Musante: Lead Architect, Application Integration Architecture A-Team, webmaster of the A-Team Chronicles
    Blog LinkedIn
  • Mikael Ottosson: Vice President, Oracle Fusion Apps and Fusion Middleware A-Team and Cloud Applications Group
  • Pardha Reddy: Senior director of Oracle Identity Management and a member of the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-team

Coming Soon

  • Data Warehousing and Oracle Data Integrator: Guest producer and Oracle ACE Director Gurcan Orhan selected the topic and panelists for this program, which also features Uli Bethke, Michael Rainey, and Oracle ACE Cameron Lackpour.
  • Java and Oracle ADF Mobile: An impromptu roundtable discussion featuring QCon New York 2013 session speakers Doug Clarke, Frederic Desbiens, Stephen Chin, and Reza Rahman.

Stay tuned:

Tuesday Jun 25, 2013

Live Event: OTN Architect Day: Cloud Computing - Two weeks and counting

In just two weeks architects and others will gather at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA for the first Oracle Technology Network Architect Day event of 2013. This event focuses on Cloud Computing, and features sessions specifically focused on real-world examples of the implementation of cloud computing.

  • When: Tuesday July 9, 2013
                  8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Where: Oracle Conference Center
                  350 Oracle Pkwy
                  Redwood City, CA 94065

Register now. It's free!

Here's the agenda:

8:30am - 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 9:45am
21st Century IT | Dr. James Baty
VP, Global Enterprise Architecture Program, Oracle

Imagine a time long, long ago. A time when servers were certified and dedicated to specific applications, when anything posted on an enterprise web site was from restricted, approved channels, and when we tried to limit the growth of 'dirty' data and storage.

Today, applications are services running in the muti-tenant hybrid cloud. Companies beg their customers to tweet them, friend them, and publicly rate their products. And constantly analyzing a deluge of Internet, social and sensor data is the key to creating the next super-successful product, or capturing an evil terrorist.

The old IT architecture was planned, dedicated, stable, controlled, with separate and well-defined roles. The new architecture is shared, dynamic, continuous, XaaS, DevOps.

This keynote session describes the challenges and opportunities that the new business / IT paradigms present to the IT architecture and architects.

9:45am - 10:30am
Technical Session
Oracle Cloud: A Case Study in Building a Cloud | Anbu Krishnaswami
Enterprise Architect, Oracle

Building a Cloud can be challenging thanks to the complex requirements unique to Cloud computing and the massive scale typically associated with Cloud. Cloud providers can take an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) approach and build a cloud on virtualized commodity hardware, or they can take the Platform as a Service (PaaS) path, a service-oriented approach based on pre-configured, integrated, engineered systems. This presentation uses the Oracle Cloud itself as a case study in the use of engineered systems, demonstrating how the technical design of engineered systems is leveraged for building PaaS and SaaS Cloud services and a Cloud management infrastructure. The presentation will also explore the principles, patterns, best practices, and architecture views provided in Oracle's Cloud reference architecture.

10:30 am -10:45 am Break
Technical Session
Database as a Service | Markus Michalewicz
Director, Product Management, Oracle Database Cloud

New applications are now commonly built in a Cloud model, where the database is consumed as a service, and many established business processes are beginning to migrate to database as a service (DBaaS). This adoption of DBaaS is made possible by the availability of new capabilities in the database that enable resource pooling, dynamic resource management, model-based provisioning, metered use, and effective quality-of-service controls. This session will examine the catalog of database services at a large commercial bank to understand how these capabilities are enabling DBaaS for a wide range of needs within the enterprise.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Panel Q&A

Dr. James Baty, Anbu Krishnaswami, and Michael Timpanaro-Perrotta respond to audience questions.

Registration is free, but seating is limited, so register now.

Monday Jun 24, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves - June 16-22, 2013

2,819 people now follow OTN ArchBeat on Facebook. These are the Top 10 most popular items shared there for the week of June 16-22, 2013.

  1. Getting started with Java EE 7: Hands-on in 10 minutes | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director and prolific blogger Lucas Jellema offers his take on the Java EE7 release and shares tips and resources to help you on your way.
  2. Not ‘how’ but ‘why’ should you upgrade to JDeveloper & ADF | Chris Muir
    Oracle ACE Director Tim Hall and Oracle ADF Product Manager Chris Muir collaborated on this dialog that just might help you in your decision.
  3. OTN Architect Day: Cloud Computing - July 9, Redwood Shores, CA
    You won't need 3D glasses to see the technical sessions at OTN Architect Day: Cloud Computing, July 9, 2013. Redwood Shores, CA. It's free! It's live! Register now!
  4. Video: Frédéric Desbiens: Bringing Java to On-Device iOS and Android Apps (QCon NYC 2013)
    Oracle Application Development Tools product manager Frédéric Desbiens recaps his QCon New York presentation about how Java developers can leverage existing skills to develop enterprise mobile applications.
  5. OEPE with GlassFish Tools released | Peter Benedikovic
    Peter Benedikovic's brief post offers an overview of some of the features in the new version of Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, released in conjunction with the release of Java EE 7.
  6. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Configuration Best Practices (Part 2 of 3) | Bethany Lapaglia
    Part 2 of Beth Lapaglia's 3-part series on the most commonly implemented configuration changes to improve performance and operation of a large Enterprise Manager 12c environment focuses on recommended WebLogic Server changes.
  7. Video: Doug Clarke: Polyglot Persistence: From NoSQL to HTML5 (QCon NYC 2013)
    Doug Clarke, EclipseLink Project Lead and Oracle Director of Product Management gives a very condensed version of his QCon New York presentation on "Polyglot Persistence: From NoSQL to HTML5."
  8. Podcast Show Notes: DevOps, Cloud, and Role Creep - Part 2
    Automation and innovation had a huge impact on the manufacturing jobs of years gone by. Is something similar happening to some IT jobs? Oracle ACE Directors Ron Batra, Basheer Khan, and Cary Millsap discuss what's happening in part 2 of this 3-part podcast.
  9. Video: Reza Rahman: Building Java HTML5/WebSocket Applications with JSR 356 (QCon NYC 2013)
    Java EE/GlassFish evangelist Reza Rahman talks about how WebSocket provides "the basis for a new generation of interactive and live Web applications" for mobile developers.
  10. Lessons from Fusion HCM Implementations | Tim Warner
    Oracle ACE Tim Warner shares summaries of the Fusion HCM implementation experiences of several companies, as detailed in presentations at the 2013 Oracle HCM Users Group Conference.

Thought for the Day

"If the mind really is the finest computer, then there are a lot of people out there who need to be rebooted."

Tim Bryce


Monday Jun 17, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves - June 9-15, 2013

2,688 people now follow OTN ArchBeat on Facebook. Here are the Top 10 items they've had an eye on for the week of June 9-15, 2013.

  1. Customization Lifecycle Management: Principles and Recommendations Explained | Richard Bingham
    "Whilst the desire for tailored application products will forever remain strong, and the urgency is pushed on to developers to deliver them," says Richard Bingham, "there needs to be diligence from the outset to ensure the resulting solutions do not end up causing more harm than the benefit they bring."
  2. OK, who wants coffee?
    (Photo from QCon New York.)
  3. Topics under discussion at the HTML5 OpenSpace Unconference at #QConNewYork.
    (Photo from QCon New York.)
  4. Another pic from last night's OTN reception at QCon New York.
    (Photo from QCon New York.)
  5. Integrating Taleo Business Edition with Fusion Tap | Tim Warner
    Oracle ACE Tim Warner let's you look over his shoulder at some of his recent work with Taleo Business Edition and Fusion Tap.
  6. New Blog: A-Team Chronicles
    The A-Team Chronicles brings all of the posts and bloggers from the various Fusion Middleware A-Team blogs under one roof. Written by working solution architects, these posts get down to the technical nitty-gritty, and are a great source of Fusion Middleware and Fusion Apps expertise.
  7. OTN Architect Day: Cloud Computing. July 9, 2013, Redwood Shores, CA
    Keep your eye on this: OTN Architect Day: Cloud Computing. July 9, 2013, Redwood Shores, CA. Free in-person event focused on real-world technical examples of how Oracle technologies have been implemented to meet Cloud Computing challenges.
  8. Good morning, Brooklyn! #qconnewyork
    (Photo from QCon New York.)
  9. Big crowd having big fun at last night's OTN reception.
    Thanks to all who attended for making this event a success! (Photo from QCon New York.)
  10. Emerging Technologies are Changing the IT Job Market | Innovation Insights |
    "If you are looking for your next dream job, your skills must be relevant; old technology is making way for new in ways we may never have imagined," says Tony Balistrieri. "In essence, the world of SDN, Converged Infrastructure, BYOD, Virtualization, ITaaS, SDS, and PAaaS, and of course, The Cloud, has arrived."

Thought for the Day

"Discovery consists of seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought."

Albert Szent-Györgyi
(September 16, 1893 – October 22, 1986)


Friday Jun 14, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: DevOps, Cloud, and Role Creep

The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast represents something of an experiment in that the discussion topic and the panelists were selected by a community member, rather than by me. That community member is Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra, director of product development, product management, and cloud computing at AT&T.

Ron wanted to explore the effect DevOps, cloud computing and other trends are having on established IT roles and responsibilities. Here's how he frames the discussion:

“Where is the industry headed? Are developers going to be operational people? Or will operational people become full programmers of a sophisticated degree, and just manage everything virtually? Or will developers need to do what the sysdadmin does, minus the heavy infrastructure lifting, and be watching out for the software layer, the operational layer, as well as the application logic?”

For the panel, Ron selected Oracle ACE Director Basheer Khan, an IT architect with Innowave Software, and Oracle ACE Director Cary Millsap, a software performance analyst with Method R Corporation.

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: DevOps and cloud computing are changing the IT industry — and changing IT roles. The panel discusses what’s happening and how it might affect your job.
  • Listen to Part 2: Automation and innovation had a huge impact on the manufacturing jobs of years gone by. Is something similar happening to some IT jobs?
  • Listen to Part 3: In 2003 Nicholas Carr said “IT doesn’t matter.” In 2013 and beyond, what IT roles will matter? Staying relevant may mean stepping out of your comfort zone.

Get Connected

Want to connect with the panelists for this discussion? You can!

  • Ron Batra Twitter Blog LinkedIn Facebook Oracle ACE Director
  • Basheer Khan Blog LinkedIn Facebook Oracle ACE Director
  • Cary Millsap Twitter Blog LinkedIn Facebook Oracle ACE Director

Coming Soon

Upcoming programs will focus on:
  • The Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team
  • Data Warehousing and Oracle Data Integrator
  • Java, Mobile, and more

Stay tuned: RSS

Monday Jun 10, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves - June 2-8, 2013

2,602 people now follow OTN Archbeat on Facebook. The top 10 most popular items shared on that page last week are listed below.

  1. ADF Academy launched - interactive, entertaining and educational | Lucas Jellema
    "I was very pleasantly surprised," says Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema of the new ADF Academy, which he describes as "a multi-media experience that uses every trick in the book – or every option for interaction, illustration, explanation and demonstration I could think of."
  2. Java EE 7 and JAX-RS 2.0 | Adam Bien
    Java Champion Adam Bien's article describes features in Java EE 7 with JAX-RS 2.0 that further simplify development and lead to the creation of even more-sophisticated, but lean, Java SE/EE RESTful applications.
  3. Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g: Customizing Global Properties, Toolbars, and Menu Bar
    This free Oracle Learning Library tutorial, part of a four-part series, focuses on customizing global properties, toolbars, and menu bars of the Oracle WebCenter Sites Contributor interface.
  4. Webcast Series: Developing Applications in Oracle's Public Cloud
    OTN's Cassandra Clark shares information on an upcoming series of live webcasts on "Developing Applications in Oracle's Public Cloud."
  5. Community Praise for ADF Academy
    Why are so many community members heaping praise on the new ADF Academy? Check out this list of posts.
  6. Webcast Series: Developing Applications with Oracle’s Public Cloud
    This four-part technical training series features Rick Greenwald (Director, Database Cloud Initiatives, Oracle) and Anand Kothari (Principal Product Manager, Oracle Java Cloud Service), who will walk you through what you need to know to develop Oracle database and Java applications on the Oracle Public Cloud.
  7. OTN Architect Day: Cloud Computing
    Brain Enhancement: OTN Architect Day: Cloud Computing. July 9, 2013, Redwood City, CA. Registration is free, but seating is limited.
  8. What will 'cloud computing' mean in 10 years?
    "In a decade, cloud computing will encompass pervasive services, public and private data, " says David Linthicum, "but will be rarely discussed."
  9. MDS XML versus MUDE Part 2: What is MUDE? | Stewart Bryson
    Stewart Bryson's post introduces MUDE "to set the stage for, at the very least, how good a competing multi-user development methodology would need to be."
  10. Request, Activate & Administer an Oracle Cloud service | Jan van Zoggel
    RUBIX Oracle Fusion Middleware consultant Jan van Zoggel suggests you put your eyes on two Rick Green videos from the Oracle Learning Library.

Thought for the Day

"Any simple problem can be made insoluble if enough meetings are held to discuss it."

— Anonymous


Tuesday Jun 04, 2013

Community Praise for ADF Academy

Maybe you noticed...

Over the last several days a busload of community bloggers have written about the new ADF Academy, a free, multimedia resource offering a ton of great content for those interested in learning about developing mobile applications.

BTW: Andrejus and Luc were panelists, along with Shay Shmeltzer and Steven Davelaar, in a recent OTN ArchBeat Podcast: Mobile Architectures and Oracle ADF Mobile.

Monday Jun 03, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for May 25 - June 1, 2013

On June 1, 2012 the OTNArchBeat Facebook Page had 521 fans. As of today that page now has 2,479 fans, an increase of over 375%. Thanks to all those people who follow the page for making that happen!

Based on the interest of those fans, here are the top ten most popular posts for the week of May 26, 2013 to June 1, 2013.

  1. Connected Architecture for the Creative Economy
    "Solutions for the Creative Economy are not cloud- or mobile-based solutions, or SOA-based solutions, and so on," says Lawrence Wilkes, "but...require connection and collaboration between all of these worlds."
  2. Just How Much Do Failed IT Projects Cost?
    InfoQ writer Shane Hastie offers some very large but not at all surprising numbers to answer the question "Just how much do failed IT projects cost?"
  3. Towards Next Practice EA
    Richard Veryard examines the "two main clusters of Enterprise Architecture practice," Mainstream EA and Next Practice EA.
  4. Understanding API management for mobile app security
    Darin Pendergraft looks at a recent Oracle API Gateway (OAG) implementation.
  5. Download all SATURN 2013 Presentations Now
    The organizers of the recent SATURN 2013 software architecture conference have made all of the conference presentations available for free in a single zip file.
  6. ADF Mobile Insider Essentials: Using the Local Database
    In this video Frederic Debiens shows how you can develop ADF Mobile applications on Android and iOS to access a local SQLite database, providing the capability to display and save data when running in an off-line capacity
  7. MDS XML versus MUDE Part1: Introduction
    "If you aren’t aware of what MDS XML is, or if you have an idea, but are still throwing your hands in the air," check out Stewart Bryson's post.
  8. The Coherence Incubator
    Now in it's new home on, the Oracle Coherence Incubator project offers "a collection of Oracle Coherence-based utilities, distributed computing and data-grid examples, third-party integration examples and implementations of commonly used software patterns."
  9. Customized BPM 11g PS6 Workspace Application
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis continues his series on Oracle BPM 11g workspaces with a look at an updated workspace application for Oracle BPM 11g PS6.
  10. Configuring SSL on OEID v3.0
    Rittman Mead blogger Farnaz Mostowfi's step-by-step guide to enabling SSL connections between different parts of the OEID package will help you avoid the trickier parts of that process.

Thought for the Day

"Sure, 90% of all software is crap. That's because 90% of everything is crap."

Mary Shaw


ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 Tweets for May 2013

A little blue bird told me these are the top ten most popular items shared via @OTNArchBeat for the month of May 2013.

  1. RT @glassfish: JDBC/Form-Based Authentication in GlassFish: Security, specifically authentication and authorization...
    May 14, 2013 at 03:52 PM
  2. RT @CaryMillsap: #Performance is not an attribute of a system; it is an attribute of each individual experience with that system. @MethodR
    May 14, 2013 at 02:27 PM
  3. Complete State of SOA podcast now available w/ @soacommunity @hajonormann @gschmutz @t_winterberg #industrialsoa
    May 09, 2013 at 02:23 PM
  4. RT @CaryMillsap: Have Software Dev questions? Get answers during #ODTUG’s webinar with @CaryMillsap @ddelmoli @krisrice & @oraclenerd
    May 15, 2013 at 03:04 PM
  5. Introduction to the BI Apps - Product Architecture & New Configuration Tools | @MarkRittman
    May 13, 2013 at 04:34 PM
  6. Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares a video recording of his recent Oracle ADF masterclass webinar.
    May 15, 2013 at 01:04 PM
  7. RT @biemond: Mashable: Make a LEGO Robot With a Raspberry Pi
    May 14, 2013 at 02:27 PM
  8. RT @rluttikhuizen: VENNSTER Blog | Oracle User Group Norway 2013, Part 2 | @soacommunity #ougn2013 #ougn
    May 02, 2013 at 11:03 AM
  9. Enable Developers to build and deploy #SOA Suite composites using Hudson assets | Bob Webster
    May 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM
  10. Staying Busy with Fault Handling w/ @gschmutz @rluttikhuizen #soa #servicebus
    May 22, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Thought for the Day

"Working ten hour days allows you to fall behind twice as fast as you could working five hour days."

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





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