Monday Jul 29, 2013

Has the Cloud changed the way developers do their jobs? Not yet.

Continuing on the theme of changes to IT roles brought about by DevOps, cloud computing and other factors...

"Has the cloud really revolutionized the way software developers do their jobs?" ServerSide journalist Cameron McKenzie put that question to several experts, and the answer appears to be Yes and No. McKenzie concludes:
"The benefits cloud computing brings to enterprise environments improve productivity, reduce costs and speed up the time to market, but from the view of the actual application developer, has the cloud really impacted the way they perform their jobs on a daily basis? Today, the answer to that question seems to be 'no', although there is no shortage of experts and innovators in the industry that are working hard to shift that 'no' to an unequivocal 'yes' in the next few years."

Of course, that answer doesn't offer a lot of detail on strategies for preparing for when No becomes Yes. Got any ideas?

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Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for July 21-27, 2013

As of today the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page has 3,569 fans. Listed below are the Top 10 most popular items posted there for the week of July 21-27, 2013.

  1. GoldenGate and Oracle Data Integrator - A Perfect Match - Part 3: Real-time ETL Challenge | Michael Rainey
    In the final post in his series Michael Rainey focuses on ODI Change Data Capture (CDC) and options to using change data in downstream ETL processes.
  2. Supporting multiple ebMS service versions in Oracle B2B | Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    "Versioning is quite trivial for SOAP and RESTful Web Services using different namespaces, version indicators in endpoint locations, and so on, " says Oracle ACE Director Ronald van Luttikhuizen. However, it is a bit different for ebMS-based services implemented in a B2B gateway.
  3. JDeveloper 12.1.2 EJB & Java Service Facade Datacontrol | Edwin Biemond
    Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond's illustrated post examines the List of Values feature, newly added to JDeveloper 12.1.2.
  4. Promoting Organizational Visibility for SOA and SOA Governance Initiatives - Part I | Manuel Rosa and André Sampaio
    Manuel Rosa and André Sampaio describe "how an organization can leverage from the existing best practices, and with the help of adequate exploration and communication tools, achieve and maintain the level of quality and visibility that is required for SOA and SOA governance initiatives". Part 1 of a 2-part series.
  5. Calm the Data Storm | Sunil Ranka
    Click the link to read "Calm the Data Storm," a new article by Oracle ACE and business intelligence expert Sunil Ranka, as featured in the July edition of ITNEXT magazine.
  6. Industrial SOA: Securing the SOA Landscape
    ecurity requirements become more complex in the distributed system landscape of a service oriented architecture. This article, part of the Industrial SOA series, presents tips on how to handle security responsibly, based on tried and true best practices.
  7. Podcast Show Notes: Data Warehousing and Oracle Data Integrator
    The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast features Oracle ACE Directors Gurcan Orhan and Cameron Lackpour sharing panelist duties with Uli Bethke and Michael Rainey in a discussion of data warehousing and Oracle Data Integrator. (Big thanks to guest producer Gurcan for picking the topic and panelists.) Part 1 of this three-part program is now available.
  8. Fundamental Cloud Architectures | Thomas Erl
    This excerpt from the new book Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, by Thomas Erl et al, describes several common foundational cloud architectural models and explores the involvement and importance of different combinations of cloud computing mechanisms in relation to these architectures.
  9. Shrink Oracle VirtualBox Image | Dr. Frank Munz
    Author and expert Dr. Frank Munz shows you how in two easy steps.
  10. Software Defined Networks (SDN) | Ben Prusinski
    Oracle ACE Director Ben Prusinski explores "software defined networks (SDN) in respect to Oracle and other database platforms."

Thought for the Day

"Have a sense of humor about life - you will need it. And be courteous."

Peter Jennings
(July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005)

Source: brainyquote.com

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