Friday Aug 30, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 30, 2013

  1. Smart View hangs on Studio Drill through issue | Glenn Schwartzberg
    Business Intelligence expert and Oracle ACE Director Glenn Schwartzberg shares insight gained in discovering that the solution to a problem was something that made no sense.
  2. Visualizing the Coherence Datagram Test | Andy Nguyen
    Where does he find the time? Here's another post from solution architect Andy Nguyen, this time covering the Coherence Datagram Test, a tool that "sends and receives UDP packets between two ore more machines to evaluate the health and performance of the network between those machines."
  3. Podcast: "Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration"
    In this Oracle Author Podcast, Krishnaprem Bhatia, Alan Perlovsky, and Scott Haaland talk about their new book, "Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial."
  4. Bulk loading a Coherence cache from an Oracle Database | Andy Nguyen
    Solution architect Andy Nguyen shares tech tips on using the Coherence Invocation Service when pre-loading data from an Oracle Database table into an Oracle Coherence cache.
  5. Webcast: SANS Institute Analyst Review: Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall
    Most organizations do a lousy job of monitoring unauthorized changes to their databases. In this webcast SANS Institute senior instructor Tanya Baccam will discuss the importance of monitoring database activity for security and compliance and will offer her review of Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall.
  6. How to Recover the RPD Repository Password in Fusion Applications or OBIEE | Richard Williams
    Without an RPD Repository Password the BI Administration tool can't open the RPD file, and the RPD file cannot be published. Solution architect Richard Williams' article provides the steps on how to retrieve the password should it be lost or forgotten.
  7. Podcast: Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Mobile App Development - Part 2
    Two Java evangelists, an Oracle ADF expert, and an EclipseLink project lead walk into a room... There's no punchline, but there is 10 minutes of insightful conversation about how Java developers can leverage their existing skills to get their piece of the mobile app development pie.

Thought for the Day

"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken."

Warren Buffett, American business magnate
(Born August 30, 1930r)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Aug 29, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 29, 2013

  1. Considerations for optimum use of the Oracle Fusion Middleware File and FTP Adapters | Andy Knight
    "Careful consideration needs to be given to the manner in which files are created and written for (read) processing by the File and FTP Adapters," says Andy Knight. He explains why and how in this post.
  2. YouTube Video: Design - Task Flows, Overview and Task Flow Oriented Architecture | Frank Nimphius
    In this ADF Architecture TV video Frank Nimphius helps you understand task flow oriented architecture and design concepts so you can master the art of the task flow.
  3. WebLogic Server 12.1.2 and Coherence 12.1.2: New Technical Whitepapers | Brad Posner
    Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Brad Posner shares links to not one, not two, but five new technical white papers covering WebLogic Server 12.1.2 and Coherence 12.1.2. You will need your Oracle.com login to access these documents.
  4. Oracle Service Bus JMS Deployments Utility | Mike Muller
    Click the link and you're only three short paragraphs from a better understanding of the Oracle Service Bus OSBUtils utility.
  5. Preview: OTN at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne | Cassandra Clark
    Do you remember where the OTN Lounge was a last year's Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco? Well, forget it! This year there are two lounges. For OOW you'll find the Lounge in the lobby of Moscone South. For JavaOne the OTN Lounge is in the JavaOne Exhibit Hall within Java DEMOgrounds in the Hilton. There's plenty going on in both locations, so make sure you read Cass's post.
  6. Set Up and Manage Oracle Data Guard using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c | Porus Homi Havewala
    Porus Homi Havewala shows you how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c's Oracle Data Guard setup and management capabilities to control downtime and simplify disaster recovery.
  7. A convenient method for closing multiple resources | Andy Knight
    Andy Knight, a solution architect with the Fusion Middleware A-Team, shows you a simple way to insure that database connections are closed.

Thought for the Day

"What worries you, masters you."

Philosopher John Locke
(August 29, 1632 – October 29, 1704)

Source: brainyquote.com

Wednesday Aug 28, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 28, 2013

  1. Oracle Weblogic : Tuning JDBC Data Source parameters | Harinderjit Singh
    Harinderjit Singh gives a brief overview of how JDBC connections are made, then drills down into some of the "parameters and factors which affect JDBC performance in Weblogic Server."
  2. Case Management In-Depth: Cases & Case Activities Part 2 – Case Rules | Mark Foster
    Fusion Middleware solution architect Mark Foster continues his Case Management series with a look at case rules, which Mark describes as "the glue that connects case artifacts together at the level of the case."
  3. The importance of orclguid in Oracle Virtual Directory | Vinay Kalra
    Proper configuration of orclguid within Oracle Virtual Directory is "especially important when integrating OVD with Oracle Access Manager (OAM) and Weblogic Server (WLS), says Fusion Middleware solution architect Vinay Kalra.

Thought for the Day

"Perfectionists are their own devils."

Comic book artist Jack Kirby
(August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Aug 27, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 27, 2013

  1. Coherence 12.1.2 Overview | Brad Posner
    Want a video overview of what's new in Oracle Coherence 12.1.2? You're in luck! Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Brad Posner's post includes several videos from the Oracle Coherence YouTube channel.
  2. Is Java Riskier than C/C++? | Jon Jarboe
    Jon Jarboe shares his insight in this thoughtful and thought-provoking post.
  3. Sample COBOL Program for VIEW Buffer | Jerome Cheng
    This post from Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Jerome Cheng provides sample COBOL Client and C server programs illustrating the use of the VIEW buffer type which exchanges VIEW messages with C programs in Tuxedo.
  4. YouTube Video: Design - ADF Reusable Artifacts | Chris Muir
    In this ADF Architecture TV video Chris Muir discusses "the primary moving pieces that you need to consider when defining the design of your application."
  5. WebLogic 12c Starting and Stopping | Rene van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk looks at "the various options WebLogic provides to start and stop server instances."
  6. Custom Jersey WADL generation | Edwin Biemond
    Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond describes a problem he encountered and shares the steps he followed to correct the problem.
  7. ADF BC Locking Lifetime and Application Module Pooling | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis demonstrates "why you should avoid using ADF BC lock method to reserve current row by the user," and shares a sample application.
  8. YouTube Video: Managed Coherence Servers | Pyounguk Cho
    This video clip introduces Managed Coherence Servers and demonstrates configuration steps for the 12.1.2 releases of Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence.

Thought for the Day

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."

Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States
(August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Aug 26, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for August 18-23, 2013

4,015 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, up from 3,891 last week. The list below represents the Top 10 most popular items shared on that page for the week of August 18-14, 2013.

  1. Technical White Paper: Setting Up JDeveloper For Fusion Applications Customization
    This technical white paper by Jani Rautiainen describes how to implement ADF/JDeveloper customizations in an on-premise installation of Fusion Applications.
  2. The Perfect Marriage: Oracle Business Rules & Coherence In-Memory Data Grid | Ricardo Ferreira
    Ricardo Ferreira's article explores the use of Business Rules Management Systems and describes a solution he recently designed for a scalable, high-performance way to use Oracle Business Rules.
  3. Improving ADF Page Rendering Time: Progressively Loading Taskflows | Jeevan Joseph
    This article by Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Jeevan Joseph illustrates "a generic method to improve the user experience in ADF and WebCenter applications by de-coupling the page's rendering from a task flow's load time."
  4. Developing geometry-based Web Services for WebLogic - Part 1 | Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    Oracle ACE Director Ronald van Luttikhuizen launches a three-part series based on a use case in which Web Services expose geographical data in their operations. Parts 2 and 3 are also available.
  5. WebCenter 11.1.1.8 Performance Analysis Feature | Lyudmil Pelov
    Lyudmil Pelov, a solution architect on the Fusion Middleware A-Team, describes how to enable and use the WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 feature that displays the performance of each ShowDetailFrame.
  6. Case Study: A Case of Fusion Middleware | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema shares some background information on his latest article for OTN, A Case For Fusion Middleware.
  7. OVD access_log: Who is connecting to my OVD instance? | Atul Kumar
    Another concise and useful technical how-to from Oracle ACE Atul Kumar.
  8. YouTube Video: How To Customize The Online Help Content in Fusion Apps
    Why read when you can watch? Invest a few minutes in this short video on customizing the online help content in Fusion Apps.
  9. Coherence 12: Grid Archive | Rene van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk's post offers an example of how to set-up a Coherence application and deploy it to WebLogic.
  10. YouTube Video: Using Message-Based Correlation in an Oracle BPM Process
    Watch and learn! This video from the Oracle Learning Library is Part 1 of a series that demonstrates the use of message-based correlation for messages between two BPMN process instances.

Thought for the Day

"You never monkey with the truth."

Benjamin C. Bradlee, vice president at-large of The Washington Post.
(Born August 26, 1921)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Aug 23, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 23, 2013

  1. ADF Essentials 12c ADF BC 'BO_SP' ORA-01086 Error | Andrejus Baranovskis
    This post from Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis could save you a trip to the pharmacy for more aspirin.
  2. Podcast Show Notes: Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Mobile App Development
    This 3-part program features Stephen Chin, Doug Clarke, Frederic DesBiens, and Reza Rahman in a wide ranging conversation that starts with Java EE 7 and ends with the future of mobile app development. Listen to Part 1 now.
  3. YouTube Video: Steffo Weber on Identity Management and Oracle API Gateway
    Oracle Identity Management Architect Steffo Weber talks Oracle API Gateway and about his new OTN article, Protecting IdPs from Malformed SAML Requests.
  4. Force dehydration in Oracle BPM | Jan van Zoggel
    A quick tech tip from middleware specialist Jan van Zoggel.
  5. JDeveloper installer very small on Mac OS X | Wilfred van der Deijl
    Oracle ACE Wilfred van der Deijl shares the solution to a JDeveloper installation issue he encountered.

Thought for the Day

"One of the few certainties in life is that persons of certainty should certainly be avoided."

Playwright Willy Russell
(Born August 23, 1947)

Source: goodreads.com

Thursday Aug 22, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Mobile App Development

What happens when you put a couple of Java evangelists in the same room with a couple of product managers? Listen to the latest OTN ArchBeat Podast to find out.

The interview for this three-part series was recorded on June 13, 2013, during QCon New York. The four people involved in this wide-ranging conversation were all session speakers at QCon. This particular conversation, however, took place in a hotel room about ten floors above QCon. Java EE7 is at the center of the conversation, but as you’ll hear the talk expands to cover HTML5, mobile app development, and Oracle ADF Mobile.

The Panelists

(listed alphabetically)
  • Stephen Chin: Oracle JavaFX evangelist, author, speaker, and open-source hacker.
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  • Doug Clarke: Java persistence focused developer co-leading the EclipseLink project and Director of product Management for Oracle.
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn
  • Frederic DesBiens: Product Manager in the Oracle Application Development Tools group, specializing in Oracle JDeveloper and the Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF).
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn
  • Reza Rahman: Java EE/GlassFish Evangelist at Oracle, author, speaker, open source hacker.
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: The panel discusses the evolution of Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Lambda.
  • Listen to Part 2: A discussion of the development gap and the need to adapt existing developer skills for evolving business requirements
  • Listen to Part 3: A look at the forces shaping mobile app development and how Java developers can take advantage.

Coming Soon

  • The Q&A session from the Oracle Technology Network Architect Day event at Oracle HQ, July 9, 2013.

Stay tuned: RSS

Be a Podcast Producer

If you'd like to be a guest producer for an OTN ArchBeat podcast, put your topic and panelist suggestions in a comment on this post, or contact me at @OTNArchBeat.

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 22, 2013

  1. WebCenter 11.1.1.8 Performance Analysis Feature | Lyudmil Pelov
    Lyudmil Pelov, a solution architect on the Fusion Middleware A-Team, describes how to enable and use the WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 feature that displays the performance of each ShowDetailFrame.
  2. How to Create a Custom Session Timeout Page for WebCenter Spaces | Martin Deh
    Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Martin Deh sheds some light on the two options available in WebCenter Portal Spaces 11.1.1.7.0 for handling how the browser displays session timeout behavior.
  3. Exporting metadata for a specific group space in WebCenter Spaces | Yannick Ongena
    A helpful technical how-to from Fusion Middleware solution architect Yannick Ongena.
  4. A First Look at the OBIEE11g Mobile App Designer | Mark Rittman
    "So what is Oracle BI Mobile App Designer, how do you get in installed, and how does its mobile BI Apps differ from Oracle BI Mobile HD?" Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman has the answers.
  5. OTN Developer Day - ADF Mobile - Burlington, MA - August 28, 2013
    Roll up your sleeves and get in on this free, in-person workshop to learn a simpler way to leverage your existing skills to develop enterprise mobile applications using Oracle ADF Mobile - a Java and HTML5 based mobile framework that enables you to build and extend enterprise applications for iOS and Android from a single code base. Register now!
    August 28, 2013
    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Thought for the Day

"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks."

Writer Dorothy Parker
(August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967)

Source: Wikiquote

Wednesday Aug 21, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 21, 2013

  1. Technical White Paper: Setting Up JDeveloper For Fusion Applications Customization
    This technical white paper by Jani Rautiainen describes how to implement ADF/JDeveloper customizations in an on-premise installation of Fusion Applications.
  2. Improving ADF Page Rendering Time: Progressively Loading Taskflows | Jeevan Joseph
    This article by Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Jeevan Joseph illustrates "a generic method to improve the user experience in ADF and WebCenter applications by de-coupling the page's rendering from a task flow's load time."
  3. OVD access_log: Who is connecting to my OVD instance? | Atul Kumar
    Another concise and useful technical how-to from Oracle ACE Atul Kumar.
  4. YouTube Video: Using Message-Based Correlation in an Oracle BPM Process
    Watch and learn! This video from the Oracle Learning Library is Part 1 of a series that demonstrates the use of message-based correlation for messages between two BPMN process instances.
  5. Are IT departments really in retreat, or evolving into new roles? | Joe McKendrick
    ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick continues to explore the challenges IT departments and IT workers face in keeping pace with changes in the business environment.
  6. YouTube Video: How To Customize The Online Help Content in Fusion Apps
    Why read when you can watch? Invest a few minutes in this short video on customizing the online help content in Fusion Apps.
  7. YouTube Video: Mark Rittman and Kevin McGinley on Oracle BI Apps
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman and BI specialist Kevin McGinley talk about their new article on OTN and about Oracle BI Apps, Oracle Data Integrator, data warehousing, and more.
  8. New OTN Article: Installing and Configuring Oracle BI Apps 11.1.1.7.1 | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman fills you in on the story behind his latest article on OTN, "Cookbook: Installing and Configuring Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1, ' co-written with BI expert Kevin McGinley.

Thought for the Day

"You can't get a job without experience and you can't get experience until you have a job. Once you solve that problem you are home free."

Sportscaster Jack Buck
(August 21, 1924 – June 18, 2002)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Aug 20, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 20, 2013

Thought for the Day

"I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process."

Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States
(August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901)

Source: brainyquote.com

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