Monday Sep 30, 2013

ArchBeat Top 10 Tweets for September 22-28, 2013

Who's tweeting who? The list below represents the Top 10 most re-tweeted tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the week of September 22-28, 2013.

  1. RT @forrester: More than half of US consumers now own smartphones and nearly 20% own a tablet. #mobilemindshift
    Sep 26, 2013 at 12:15 PM
  2. Video Interview: @Gurcan_Orhan on #ODI and Why #DataWarehousing is like making pizza #oow13
    Sep 25, 2013 at 01:00 PM
  3. RT @KentGraziano: Just uploaded my slides from #oow13 : Agile Data Warehouse Modeling on @slideshare #datavault
    Sep 26, 2013 at 11:53 AM
  4. RT @rluttikhuizen: Architects getting excited over a new diagram with new boxes (case management notation this time), yup, that's us :) #oow13
    Sep 25, 2013 at 09:58 AM
  5. First issue of @omebos new indie Oracle mag is now available.
    Sep 26, 2013 at 12:12 PM
  6. Video: Michael New and #oracleace Ed Whalen on #oem12c #goldengate #oow13
    Sep 25, 2013 at 02:20 PM
  7. Shameless tie-signing at Blogger Meet-up #oow13
    Sep 25, 2013 at 10:24 PM
  8. RT @lucasjellema: Want to see me participating in a serious video interview? Speaking with @OTNArchBeat on applying FMW & Agile #oow13
    Sep 25, 2013 at 09:50 AM
  9. RT @stenvesterli: Reading: The second coming of Java #java
    Sep 25, 2013 at 12:33 PM
  10. RT @Oracle: Stay tuned. @bobevansIT up next with @Greencognito on #oow13live #oow13
    Sep 23, 2013 at 01:30 PM

Thought for the Day

"A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet."

Truman Capote, American author
(September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984)


Friday Sep 20, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-rama for September 20, 2013

  1. Podcast: Cloud Expert Audience Q & A - Part 2
    In part two of the live audience Q&A from OTN Architect Day at Oracle HQ the panel responds to an audience question about migration paths to Oracle 12c that will accommodate an eventual move to the cloud.
  2. YouTube Video: What is Middleware? Application Servers | John Brunswick
    John Brunswick gets back to basics with this short video explanation of the application server's role in enterprise IT architecture.
  3. What questions to get answered and plans to see evolved at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld Conference | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema shares an extensive and well-crafted list of questions (mostly technical, one superstitious) that he will seek answers to during his time at Oracle OpenWorld 2013. Do you share his curiosity?
  4. Be There: OTN Community Meet-up at OOW13 - Tues Sept 24 - 4:30pm
    If you'll be at Oracle OpenWorld/JavaOne, make sure you stop in for OTN's community meet-up, Tuesday, September 24, 2013. 4:30pm - 5:30pm. Tell the OTN staffer at the info desk "I am Spartacus" to claim your Furkin gift. That's right: "Furkin."

Thought for the Day

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."

Upton Sinclair, American writer
(September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968)


Thursday Sep 19, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-rama for September 19, 2013

  1. September 2013 Oracle University Round-Up: New Courses & Certifications | Breanne Cooley
    Expand your brain with new courses and certifcations from Oracle University, including Oracle Certified Master - Java EE Enterprise Architect, and training in Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Oracle Virtualization.
  2. A first look at POST data preservation in OAM 11g R2 PS1 | Rob Otto
    Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Rob Otto shares a quick look at POST data preservation, a new feature introduced in Oracle Access Manager, and explains how to configure and use the feature.
  3. Kai Yu gathering no moss at #oow13 with 6 co-presentations!
    Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu will be the co-presenter on six sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Franciso, in presentations covering Oracle 12c Pluggable database, Oracle 12c Flex Clusters, Oracle 12c Flex ASM, Oracle VM 3.x, Oracle EM12c, Oracle E-business applications, Dell Blade servers, Dell Compellent Fibre Channel All Flash Array, and Dell PCIe SSDs. Whew!
  4. My Favorite Online Resources for Advanced Java Developers | Dustin Marx
    Developer Dustin Marx shares his top 10 list of resources for Java developers, and contrasts his list with those from other blogs.
  5. IT Architecture Design Framework: ADMIT | Suman K. Pradhan
    Suman K. Pradhan's InfoQ article looks at ADMIT (Architecture Design Methodology for Information Technology), "a decision-making tool for systematically developing a robust architecture using twenty design forces and strategies, as well as fifteen aspects of the lifecycle processes."

Thought for the Day

"Don't keep reaching for the stars because you'll just look like an idiot stretching that way for no reason."

Jimmy Fallon, actor, comedian.
(Born September 19, 1974)


Wednesday Sep 18, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for September 18, 2013

Thought for the Day

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."

Samuel Johnson, English poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.
(September 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784)


Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for September 17, 2013

Thought for the Day

"I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph."

Ken Kesey, American author
(September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001)


Monday Sep 16, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for September 8-14, 2013

4,175 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for updates on the latest content produced by community members. The list below represents the top 10 most popular items shared on that page for the week of Septebmer 8-14, 2013.

  1. Contract Based Provisioning Powered By OIM 11g R2 | Alex Lopez
    This article by solution architect Alex Lopez article describes a potential strategy to implement Contract Based Provisioning (CBP) using OIM 11g R2 capabilities.
  2. Archive of Oracle #BPM Suite case management articles from the Fusion Middleware A-Team
    Interested in Case Management in Oracle BPM Suite? You'll find a collection of excellent technical articles in this list from the Fusion Middleware A-Team.
  3. Architecture, Architects and Java at #JavaOne | Yolande Poirier
    The JavaOne schedule includes nearly 220 sessions for architects. Big thanks to Yolande Poirier for putting together this sample list of some of those sessions.
  4. New Feature in OEM Cloud Control 12cR3 - Exalytics Server Management | Mark Rittman
    The BI Management Pack in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12cR3 includes support for adding and monitoring Exalytics systems. This post from Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman explains how this feature works and what’s involved in setting it up.
  5. Java SE 7 Update 40 Released | Tori Wieldt
    Tori Wieldt's blog post include links for release notes, downloads, and two videos covering new features.
  6. Oracle SOA Suite #oow13 Customer Panel: Unifying Cloud Applications with On-Premises Applications
    Going to Oracle OpenWorld? Here's a session to add to your schedule! Panelists include Andrew Randall (Senior Manager of Information Technology, JDSU), Asheesh Srivastava (Manager of IT Delivery, Xerox), and Bharat Raval (Manager, IEEE). Tuesday, 24 Sept at noon. Click the link for more information.
  7. WebCenter: af:commandLink or af:goLink for Navigation | Martin Deh
    Solution architect Martin's Deh's post emphasized the use of af:goLinks instead of af:commandLinks for ALL WebCenter based navigation, where the navigation is based on the WebCenter navigation model.
  8. OIM Reset Password Customization Example | Daniel Gralewski
    Part of the ongoing OIM Academy series, this post shows options for customizing password reset functionality based on end user data.
  9. Kscope13 Top Speaker Award | Tim Tow
    Congratulations to Oracle ACE Director and business intelligence specialist Tim Tow on being named one of the Top 5 Speakers at Kscope13 for his presentation, " Introducing the Outline Extractor NG (Next Generation)."
  10. Model-driven Development in the Context of Technical SOA
    Michael Rauch and Christoph Gutmann explain how Eclipse Modeling technology is successfully applied to establish forward engineering in the domain of technical SOA in this presentation from the Code Generation conference.

Thought for the Day

"As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."

Amy Poehler, American actress and comedian
(Born September 16, 1971)


Friday Sep 13, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: Cloud Expert Audience Q & A

The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast program is a three-part series recorded during a question and answer session at the OTN Architect Day event held at Oracle Headquarters in Redwood Shores California on July 9, 2013. Earlier in the day the audience attended three presentations given by Oracle Cloud Computing experts Dr. James Baty, Anbu Krishnaswamy, and Markus Michalewicz. After those presentations the Q & A session gave the audience a chance to pick the brains of those experts.

In order to provide some context to the Q&A, I suggest you take a moment to review the slide presentations from the event, listed below:

As you'll hear, the first couple of questions refer to Markus’s presentation, which covered the DBaaS implementation at the  Commonwealth Bank of Australia. When Markus mentions "CBA," he's talking about Commonwealth Bank of Australia. 

The Panelists

  • Dr. James Baty: Vice President, Oracle Global Enterprise Architecture Program. LinkedIn
  • Anbu Krishnaswamy: Enterprise Architect with the Oracle Global Enterprise Architecture Program (GEAP) group. LinkedIn
  • Markus Michalewicz: Director of Product Management, Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC). LinkedIn

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: The panel responds to questions about lessons learned in the Commonwealth Bank of Australia project, and about recording/reporting usage costs in an IaaS environment.
  • Listen to Part 2: The panel responds to a question about migration paths to Oracle 12c that will accommodate an eventual move to the cloud.
  • Listen to Part 3: When is managing a Cloud ecosystem like playing Sim City?

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 September 13, 2013

Thought for the Day

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."

Roald Dahl, British writer
(September 13, 1916 – November 23, 1990)


Thursday Sep 12, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for September 12, 2013

Thought for the Day

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort."

Jesse Owens
(September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980)


Video: Luis Weir on Oracle SOA Governance 11g Implementation

Luis Augusto Weir is a co-author, along with Andrew Bell, of "Oracle SOA Governance 11g Implementation" (Packt Publishing). In this video Luis talks about the products and case studies covered in the book, and about key issues in effective SOA governance.

You'll more video interviews with members of the OTN architect community here:




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