Wednesday Nov 27, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 27, 2013

Thought for the Day

"The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it."

Bill Nye, science guy.
(Born November 27, 1955)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Nov 26, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 26, 2013

  1. Oracle ADF Virtual Developer Day 2013 | Luc Bors
    Oracle ACE Luc Bors and his colleague Frank Houweling will present sessions in today's OTN Virtual Developer Day covering Oracle ADF. Luc's post includes abstracts from both sessions, plus more info on this free online event.
  2. Where has your LDAP connection pool gone? | Andre Correa
    Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Andre Correa says you may be looking in the wrong place for your connection pool settings.
  3. How To Add A New LOV To The Simplified UI
    Spend 4 minutes and 32 seconds with this video tutorial to learn how to add a new LOV to the simplified UI in Oracle Fusion Applications.
  4. Controlling ADF BC Mandatory Attribute Validation Conditionally | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares a working sample of a solution for conditionally controlling ADF BC attribute validation.
  5. Rittman Mead Video Interview on ODI12c New Features
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman shares his insight on Oracle Data Integrator 12c in this video interview with Oracle Fusion Middleware Director of Product Management Kulvinder Hari.
  6. New Puppet 3 Weblogic provisioning module | Edwin Biemond
    Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond has updated his Puppet WLS module, which now fully supports the power of Puppet 3. In this post he explains the new features and how the module works with Hiera.

Thought for the Day

"I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it."

Charles M. Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip.
(November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Nov 25, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for November 17-23, 2013

More than 4,600 people follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for daily links to content created by community members. The list below represents the Top 10 items shared on that page for the week of November 17-23, 2013.

  1. Small Steps to Becoming a Better Architect
    Want to be a better architect? Working architects share tips and steps you can take today.
  2. Effect of Queue and JCA Settings on Message Retry by JMS Adapter | Shreenidhi Raghuram
    Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Shreenidhi Raghuram examines the effects of Queue Level Redelivery Settings and Adapter level Retry Settings on JMS Adapter message processing.
  3. Internet of Things - The Oracle platform | Torsten Winterberg
    Oracle ACE Director Torsten Winterberg (one of the authors of the Industrial SOA article series available on OTN) shares an informative summary of an Oracle Openworld presentation on the Internet of Things (IoT).
  4. Setting up Oracle JDeveloper for WebCenter Portal Asset Development | Mitchell Palski
    Oracle WebCenter Portal's round-trip development features allow you to download assets from Oracle WebCenter Portal and upload them to JDeveloper for maintenance or enhancement. In this article Mitchell Palski shows you how to set up your development environment for WebCenter 11.1.1.8.
  5. DOAG 2013 WebLogic 12.1.2 Talk | Frank Munz
    Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz shares the slides from his DOAG 13 presentation "10 Things You Should Know about WebLogic 12.1.2."
  6. Python for the WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) | Frank Munz
    "To be able to code more than the most basic WLST scripts for WebLogic you should have reasonably good Python skills, " says Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz. He shares several resources for learning Python in this post.
  7. Changes In Attitude | Floyd Teter
    Preparing for the demise of the commercial version of GlassFish, Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter builds a new Oracle Linux VM, installs WebLogic 12.1.2 -- and shares insight gained in the process.
  8. Why ODI, DW and OBIEE Developers Should Be Interested in Hadoop | Mark Rittman
    "Hadoop is the classic disruptive technology," says Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman, "cheap, and starting-off with far less functionality than regular, relational databases – but it’s improving fast, and as BI&DW developers it offers the potential of both massive benefits." Get more of Mark's insight in his extensive post.
  9. YouTube Video: Design - Transactions and Data Controls | Chris Muir
    Chris Muir returns with another video from ADF Architecture TV. This video focuses on "the need for transactions and how they're implemented & supported via ADF Data Controls."
  10. Video Interview: Cloud Service Brokers - A SOA Symposium Preview
    In this video interview SOA community maven Jurgen Kress and Oracle ACE Rolando Carrasco preview "Cloud Service Brokers," the session they will present as part of the Cloud Computing Architecture, Brokers & Patterns track at the SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium, December 4-5, 2013 in Mexico City.

Thought for the Day

"There is little success where there is little laughter."

Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist
(November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Nov 22, 2013

Talk and Trust are Keys to Successful SOA

One of the observations that came out of the SOA expert roundtable discussion captured in the latest OTN ArchBeat podcast was that while SOA tools and technologies are mature, some organizations still struggle with SOA because they lack the organizational maturity to overcome the lack of communication, cooperation, and trust between siloed development groups.

You'll find additional insight into those issues in the latest blog post from David Sprott, which includes highlights from a survey in which he asked architects, designers and project managers about service specification practices.

Among the highlights from that survey:

  • DIY is the dominant service specification approach
  • Documents and spreadsheets still dominate tool usage for service planning, reporting and management
  • Dissatisfaction with tool support, "particularly in the context of communicating service specifications between the different roles and groups across the organization."

On that last point, are the tools really to blame? If, as those participating in my podcast pointed out, the "not invented here" syndrome still seems to throw up barriers to service reuse across siloes, isn't that a people, rather than a tool problem?

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 22, 2013

Thought for the Day

"When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them."

Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian.
(November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Nov 21, 2013

Video: Andre Boaventura: Achieving Greater Responsiveness with BPM

Members of the Oracle community have always played a significant role Thomas Erl's SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium, now in its sixth year. This year is certainly no exception, as more than a dozen community members are among the presenters at this year's event, December 4-5, 2013 in Mexico City.

One of those presenters is Andre Boaventura, an Oracle senior product manager focused on Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation products (which include Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence). In this video Andre offers a preview of "Achieving Greater Responsiveness with BPM," the session he will present as part of the BPM & Adaptive Case Management track at the SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium.

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 21, 2013

  1. YouTube Video: Design - Transactions and Data Controls | Chris Muir
    Chris Muir returns with another video from ADF Architecture TV. This video focuses on "the need for transactions and how they're implemented and supported via ADF Data Controls."
  2. Creating ADF BC View Object Instances On The Fly | Andrejus Baranovskis
    This post by Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis describes a use case in which "we have a set of common Entity Objects and want to handle View Objects and UI dynamically."
  3. JDeveloper Extension To Suppress Warnings | Wilfred vander Deijl
    Oracle ACE Wilfred vander Deijl shares the details on a JDeveloper 12c extension he created to suppress warnings when working with XML files.
  4. How to Recognize the Requirements in Use Cases | Jan Kettenis
    Solution architect Jan Kettenis shares tips for writing effective use cases.
  5. Oracle BPM 11g: Adaptive Case Management Quick Start Video Series | Oracle Learning Library
    This series of Oracle Learning Library video tutorials is designed to introduce business analysts and application developers to Adaptive Case Management in Oracle BPM 11g.
  6. Transaction Boundaries and Rollbacks in Oracle SOA Suite | Oracle Learning Library
    This self-study eCourse from Oracle Learning Library explains transaction boundaries in SOA mediator and BPEL components, and includes examples of rollback behaviors in various sample transaction scenarios.

Thought for the Day

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong."

Voltaire, French writer, historian, and philosopher
(November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778)

Source: brainyquote.com

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 20, 2013

  1. Video Interview: Cloud Service Brokers - A SOA Symposium Preview
    In this video interview SOA community maven Jurgen Kress and Oracle ACE Rolando Carrasco preview "Cloud Service Brokers," the session they will present as part of the Cloud Computing Architecture, Brokers & Patterns track at the SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium, December 4-5, 2013 in Mexico City.
  2. Creating your own Virtualbox Development Images | Edwin Biemond
    For Oracle Puppet provisioning development Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond can't do without Packer and Vagrant. In this blogpost he explains "what these tools can do for you and how you can make your own images and use puppet as provisioning tool."
  3. Virtualised Exalogic and External DNS Servers | Donald Forbes
    A step-by-step how-to from technical architect Donald Forbes.
  4. Python for the WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) | Frank Munz
    "To be able to code more than the most basic WLST scripts for WebLogic you should have reasonably good Python skills," says Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz. He shares several resources for learning Python in this post.
  5. On the integrity of data in Java applications – presentation from JFall 2013 | Lucas Jellema
    This JFall 2013 presentation by Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema examines "what data integrity entails and how it can be enforced in multi-tier application architectures using distributed data sources and global transactions."
  6. Changes In Attitude | Floyd Teter
    Preparing for the demise of GlassFish, Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter builds a new Oracle Linux VM, installs WebLogic 12.1.2 -- and shares insight gained in the process.
  7. Internet of Things - The Oracle platform | Torsten Winterberg
    Oracle ACE Director Torsten Winterberg (one of the authors of the Industrial SOA article series available on OTN) shares an informative summary of an Oracle Openworld presentation on the Internet of Things (IoT).

Thought for the Day

"A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it."

Alistair Cook, British/American journalist
(November 20, 1908 – March 30, 2004)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Nov 19, 2013

Video: Cloud Service Brokers: SOA Symposium Preview

This year's SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium happens in Mexico City on December 4-5, 2013. The roster of speakers, as usual, includes several members of the Oracle community, including Jürgen Kress and Oracle ACE Rolanda Carrasco, who will jointly present "Cloud Service Brokers" on December 4, 2013.

Jürgen, of course, is the man behind the Oracle EMEA Partner Community for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), and is one of several SOA experts behind Industrial SOA, an article series available on OTN. You can follow Jurgen on his SOA Community Blog and on Twitter: @soacommunity.

Oracle ACE Rolando Carrasco is co-founder of Services & Processes Solutions (an OPN Gold partner), which focuses on Fusion Middleware, specializing in Weblogic, SOA, BPM, Identity Management, ADF, Webcenter, and Coherence. Rolando is an Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Infrastructure Implementation Certified Expert as well as Oracle BPM Implementation Certified Specialist. Check out Rolando's blog Oracle Radio, and follow him on Twitter: @borland_c .

In this video interview Jürgen and Rolando offer a preview of their Symposium presentation and briefly discuss the relationship between SOA and Cloud.

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 19, 2013

Thought for the Day

"The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable."

James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States
(November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881)

Source: brainyquote.com

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