Monday Aug 19, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for August 11-17, 2013

3,891 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page (that's 123 more than one week ago). The list below represents the Top 10 most popular blog posts, articles, and other items shared via that page for the week of August 11-17, 2013.

  1. OIM 11g R2 Delegated Administration Model – Sample implementation (Part II) | Alex Lopez
    Alex Lopez continues his series with a look a use case that describes a requirement to implement a provisioning solution to control access to a company's applications. "
  2. Clearing Up EBS & Fusion Rumors | Floyd Teter
    Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter spent some of his vacation time on this post intended to clear up a few rumors swirling around Oracle E-Business and Fusion Applications.
  3. Book review: Oracle ADF 11gR2 Development Beginner’s Guide | Sten Vesterli
    Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli reviews Vinod Krishnan's "Oracle ADF 11gR2 Development Beginner's Guide," from Packt Publishing.
  4. Planning and Getting Started: ADF Project Dependencies | Frank Nimphius
    Frank Nimphius discusses the project dependencies that must be taken into consideration before starting an ADF project.
  5. New Release of Oracle WebCenter
    The second paragraph of this post from the Oracle WebCenter teams has the technical information about the new WebCenter release. The post also includes information on a webcast that will address the new WebCenter features on September 12.
  6. Transformation on XMLType in Oracle XML DB | Jan van Zoggel
    It required a little help from Google, but Fusion Middleware consultant Jan van Zoggel came up with this short how-to for removing all namespaces for inserted XML content.
  7. Video Interviews: Oracle Database 12c at Kscope13
    Architects, DBAs, and developers share their perspectives on Oracle Database 12c in this series of video interviews recorded by OTN's Todd Trichler at ODTUG's KScope13 event in New Orleans.
  8. Oracle GoldenGate Tutorial for Oracle to Oracle Version 11.2 | Tracy West
    Tracy West's tutorial covers the use of the Extract, Replicat, and associated utilities in Oracle GoldenGate for Oracle-to-Oracle database replication.
  9. YouTube Playlist: Oracle ADF Mobile Development for iOS and Android
    This YouTube playlists consists of five videos from the recent OTN Virtual Developer Day covering the use of Oracle ADF Mobile for developing apps for the iOS and Android platforms. If you missed that event, no worries. Just click and watch.
  10. Configuration of Users/External Roles Relationship in OES 11G for a Database Identity Store | Debasish Bhattacharya
    A-Team solution architect Debasish Bhattacharya shares the details of an identity management solution using Oracle Entitlements Server and Oracle Virtual Director.

Thought for the Day

"It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem."

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
(August 19, 1919 – February 24, 1990)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Aug 16, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 16, 2013

  1. New Release of Oracle WebCenter
    The second paragraph of this post from the Oracle WebCenter team has the technical information about the new WebCenter release. The post also includes information on a September 12 webcast that will address the new WebCenter features.
  2. Transformation on XMLType in Oracle XML DB | Jan van Zoggel
    It required a little help from Google, but Fusion Middleware consultant Jan van Zoggel came up with this short how-to for removing all namespaces for inserted XML content.
  3. YouTube Playlist: Oracle ADF Mobile Development for iOS and Android
    This YouTube playlist consists of five videos from the recent OTN Virtual Developer Day covering the use of Oracle ADF Mobile for developing apps for the iOS and Android platforms. If you missed that event, no worries. Just click and watch.
  4. ADF How-To #6: Adding Entity Attribute Validation | Vik Kumar
    Vik Kumar explains how to add an Entity attribute validation via customization.
  5. Multiple Choice Support in ADF BC View Criteria | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares a time-saving tip. Multiple Choice Support in ADF BC View Criteria | Andrejus Baranovskis
  6. Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets – Creating Assets with the Simplified Exalogic Cli | Andrew Hopkinson
    Check out Fusion Middleware solution architect Andrew Hopkinson's short tutorial on the "–create-asset" command option.
  7. Webcast: Deployment at Any Scale: ERP Applications on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata
    Barry Bonar, Enterprise Architect at Ingersoll-Rand, will discuss the roles Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata play in that organization's business transformation efforts.
    Thursday, August 29, 2013
    10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET

Thought for the Day

"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live."

Poet, novelist and short story writer Charles Bukowski
(August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Aug 15, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 15, 2013

Thought for the Day

"If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?"

Journalist Linda Ellerbee
(Born August 15, 1944)

Source: brainyquote.com

Wednesday Aug 14, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 14, 2013

  1. Solaris on Exalogic – Using netgroup with NIS | Leo Yuen
    Fusion Middleware solution architect Leo Yuen shares a tech tip for restricting users from accessing systems that they are not authorized to use.
  2. Announcing Web Socket Proxy and Apache 2.4 support for WebLogic Server plug-in customers | Frances Zhao
    Information and resources related to new enhancements to the Oracle WebLogic Plug-In 12.1.2 release.
  3. Debugging Oracle BPM and Events (Oracle EDN) | Jan van Zoggel
    Oracle Fusion Middleware expert Jan van Zoggel shares insight gained while debugging a system that uses "Oracle EDN events to communicate between Oracle BPM instances and from the Oracle ADF tasks to Oracle BPM."
  4. OHS Tuning Parameters for OAM | Debasish Bhattacharya
    Debasish Bhattacharya, a solution architect with the Fusion Middleware A-team, shares the technical details behind meeting a customer requirement for serving 50,000 concurrent users within an Oracle Access Manager deployment.
  5. Peoplesoft on Windows 2012 : Oracle software | Nicolas Gasparotto
    This step-by-step how-to tracks Oracle ACE Nicolas Gasparotto's attempt to have a working Peoplesoft environment on a Windows 2012 platform.
  6. YouTube Playlist: Create and customize SOA components in Fusion Applications
    Tune in and learn! This playlist from the Fusion Applications Developer Relations YouTube channel features four videos focused on service-oriented architecture: "How To Customize a BPEL Process," "How To Use Process Composer To Create a New BPM Process," "How To Customize a BPM Process in JDeveloper," and "How To Customize Approval Rules in Fusion Applications."
  7. Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching | Peter Lorenzen
    Those new to working with Oracle Fusion Middleware patches will find Peter Lorenzen's post to be a handy primer.

Thought for the Day

"I think one thing that's important to maintain is a sense of fear, always doubting yourself... a good dose of insecurity helps your work in some ways."

Cartoonist Gary Larson
(Born August 14, 1950)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Aug 13, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 13, 2013

Thought for the Day

"A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past."

Fidel Castro
(Born August 13, 1926)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Aug 12, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for August 4-10, 2013

3,768 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Each day that page features links to blog posts, articles, and other resources created mostly by members of the OTN software architect community. Here are the Top 10 most popular items for the week of August 4-10, 2013.

  1. Tutorial: OEPE Coherence Grid Archives (GAR) Support
    Check out this free, illustrated tutorial that demonstrates the various Coherence Grid Archives (GAR) features available in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse.
  2. SOA Governance Training - August 26th–30th 2013 - EMEA (Lisbon)
    Spend some of your summer sharpening your SOA skills.
  3. Embracing Situational IT | Rick Beers
    Rick Beers, Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware, pulls no punches in his assessment of the IT profession. "We continually believe that we know everything and that we are right all the time, " says Beers. "Not only collectively but also individually. Consensus often seems to be a case of having an opinion and then convincing everyone else that it is right." Is he right?
  4. Free Interactive eCourse: WebLogic Server 12c New Features
    Fix your gaze on this interactive, self-paced eCourse for a detailed overview of the latest features and enhancements in WebLogic Server 12.1.2.
  5. New Fusion Applications Tutorials (and they're free)
    Working with Oracle Fusion Applications? Oracle Learning Library recently added several new tutorials in various formats -- and they're all FREE! So put your money away and start learning.
  6. What happened with the Web Service Test Client in WebLogic 12.1.2? | Dr. Frank Munz
    Author and WebLogic expert Dr. Frank Munz solves a mystery.
  7. Oracle's Internet of Things platform | Shivanshu Upadhyay
    Unless you've been hiding under a rock you've likely heard about the Internet of Things. This post by Shivanshu Upadhyay includes links to a couple of upcoming Oracle Webcasts on the Internet of Things, and also includes lists of relevant sessions coming up at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne in San Francisco.
  8. A Case for Oracle Fusion Middleware | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema created a composite of several real-world companies to produce this in-depth look at the interaction of people, processes, and technologies in the transition to a 21st century service-oriented architecture.
  9. Changed or New Features in WebLogic 12.1.2 | Atul Kumar
    Oracle ACE Atul Kumar's concise post offers a quick look at what's new in Oracle WebLogic 12c R2 (12.1.2).
  10. Running web application on AWS | Tom Laszewski
    Tom Laszewski puts the spotlight on a list of resources for Oracle-fosused developers and engineers running web apps in the cloud.

Thought for the Day

"Nobody knows anything."

Novelist, playwright, and screenwriter William Goldman
(Born August 12, 1931)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Aug 09, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 9, 2013

Thought for the Day

"No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it's doing; but most of the time, we aren't either."

Marvin Minsky
(Born August 9, 1927)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Aug 08, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 8, 2013

Thought for the Day

"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star."

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate Paul Dirac
(August 8, 1902 – October 20, 1984)

Source: brainyquote.com

Wednesday Aug 07, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 7, 2013

Thought for the Day

"If you want to get across an idea, wrap it up in a person."

Political scientist and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
August 7, 1903 – December 9, 1971)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Aug 06, 2013

Eyes Wide Open for Cloud Happiness

Writing in 5 ways to take the opaqueness out of cloud contracts ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick cites data from Gartner in predicting that "Eight out of 10 enterprise Software-as-a-Service buyers will not be happy with the contracts they sign."

McKendrick's post offers several excellent suggestions for turning those cloud frowns upside down. But as several experts point out in The Cloud Computing Prenup, a May 2011 post on this blog, the way to avoid the Punch and Judy act with any cloud provider is to enter into that relationship, like any other, with your eyes wide open.

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