Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Mobile Mania! OTN Resources for Mobile App Development

Beyond mobility, the next generation of devices will expand our personal computing options with new form factors and input methods that will change the way we interact with and think about technology. Simply put, computers and computing will become increasingly transparent...Going forward, your personal computing experience will not be dominated by the computer.

From Death of the PC: Time to Kiss Your Computer Goodbye?
by Forbes.com contributor Raj Sabhlok

One very significant aspect of the transformation Raj Sabhlok describes in his article is that mobile computing is very quickly evolving from using your smart phone to make virtual birds angry to getting some actual, productive work done. You know, the kind of activity that makes money appear in your bank account? As mobile computing continues its push into the enterprise realm the skills necessary to drive that transformation are getting hot, hot, hot. If you're interesting in developing and sharpening those skills you'll want to check out some new OTN resources.

In the OTN articles section you'll find a new list of technical articles focused on mobile development, written by community members and Oracle's own experts. Click here to visit the Mobile Articles List.

If reading isn't your thing, the team behind the Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) has created the Oracle Mobile Platform YouTube Channel, which includes several dozen technical videos. You can binge out on Oracle MAF!

Have technical questions  about mobile app development or about working with the Oracle Mobile Application Framework? Spend some quality time in the Oracle Mobile space in the OTN Community Forums.

And finally, a new OTN "topic" page devoted to Mobile computing pulls it all together -- product downloads, the latest articles, podcasts, videos, forum discussions, and social media conversations -- all in a single page, providing and at-a-glance look at what's happening in mobile development across the OTN community. Click here to visit the Mobile Topic Page.

If these resources aren't enough to keep you busy, let me know.

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014

Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets - July 22-28, 2014

Among the 2,998 people who follow @OTNArchBeat these ten tweets were the most popular for over the last seven days, July 22-28, 2014.

  1. RT @forrester: As #bigdata explodes, so do old ways of doing business. @PracticingEA explains why a reset is necessary. #forrbigdata
    Jul 23, 2014 at 02:50 PM
  2. RT @brunoborges: This is a robot of the Home League at #RoboCup2014 and it is using @Java for state machine. Cool!!
    Jul 23, 2014 at 02:52 PM
  3. Why Oracle Big Data #SQL Potentially Solves a Big Issue with #Hadoop Security | Mark Rittman
    Jul 28, 2014 at 07:37 AM
  4. What's New in #SOA Suite 12c - Rapid Installation >> excerpt from a white paper by @SOASimone
    Jul 23, 2014 at 04:24 PM
  5. Oracle #SOASuite at #OOW14: List of Sessions and Speakers
    Jul 25, 2014 at 10:46 AM
  6. Archive Podcast: Data Warehousing and #ODI w/ @gurcan_orhan @ubethke @CameronLackpour @mRainey
    Jul 24, 2014 at 12:19 PM
  7. Set-up a 12c Oracle Service Bus Infrastructure | Rene van Wijk #soa #oraclace
    Jul 25, 2014 at 10:35 AM
  8. The OTNArchBeat Daily is out! Stories via @JavaOneConf
    Jul 24, 2014 at 01:47 PM
  9. RT @MoDJorg: IT-Security (Part 6): WebLogic Server and Authorization
    Jul 23, 2014 at 05:24 PM
  10. The OTNArchBeat Daily is out! Stories via @glassfish @OracleSOA @wrecks47
    Jul 23, 2014 at 01:47 PM

Friday Jul 25, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - July 18-24, 2014

5,250 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Want to know what drew their attention for the past week? Read this post.

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Friday Jul 11, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - July 4-10, 2014

The Top 10 most popular post from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of July 4-10, 2014.

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Thursday Jul 10, 2014

Top 10 Most Popular OTN SOA Articles

Service-oriented architecture has been a hot topic of late given the recent release Oracle SOA Suite 12.1.3 and related products. Against that backdrop I thought it would be interesting to do a little data diving to see which OTN technical articles on SOA were the most popular over the last 30 days.

The criteria were basic: any article currently available in the OTN SOA articles directory was eligible, and the list is based on total unique visits between June 11, 2014 and July 10, 2014.

Congratulations to the authors! And note that members of the Oracle ACE Program are very well-represented in this list.

  1. Enterprise Service Bus [July 2013]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmeidel, Guido Schmutz, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    Answers to some of the most important questions surrounding the use of an enterprise service bus, using concrete examples to clarify correct areas of application. Part of the Industrial SOA article series.
  2. Setting Up, Configuring, and Using an Oracle WebLogic Server Cluster [October 2012]
    by Yuli Vasiliev
    Learn to take advantage of multiple Oracle WebLogic Server instances grouped into a cluster to maximize scalability and availability.
  3. Fault Handling and Prevention for Services in Oracle Service Bus [May 2013]
    by Guido Schmutz and Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    This article concentrates on concrete fault handling and prevention measures in the integration layer that are realized through Oracle Service Bus (OSB).
  4. Three Recipes for Oracle Service Bus 11g [March 2012]
    by Guido Schmutz, Edwin Biemond, Jan van Zoggel, Mischa Kölliker, and Eric Elzinga
    Whip up a fresh batch of service- and message-oriented solutions with these recipes from the Oracle Service Bus 11g Development Cookbook
  5. Caching Strategies for Oracle Service Bus 11g
    by William Markito Oliveira
    Oracle Service Bus 11g provides built-in cache functionality that utilizes Oracle Coherence, offering first-class support for many caching strategies. This article describes how to use the built-in cache functionality in Oracle Service Bus 11g.
  6. Best Practices for Configuration Management in a SOA Environment [October 2011]
    by Brian Jimerson
    This article discusses best practices for CM in an Oracle SOA Suite 11g practice and the tools, techniques, and processes that should be used to ensure the proper management of software, services, and infrastructure configuration for these practices.
  7. Implementing the Enterprise Service Bus Pattern to Expose Database Backed Services [December 2011]
    by Lucas Jellema
    This article describes the steps and considerations a real organization went through when faced with the challenge of making data services available.
  8. SOA and Cloud Computing [April 2014]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmeidel, Guido Schmutz, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    The final article in the Industrial SOA article series takes a look at the relationship between SOA and Cloud Computing, and offers insight into how SOA principles can help to insure the long-term success and business value of the migration to the Cloud.
  9. A Real-World Guide to Invoking OSB and EDN using C++ and Web Services [January 2014]
    by Sebastian Lik-Keung Ma
    A demonstration of extreme decoupling using OSB and EDN in Oracle SOA Suite 11g, this article details a complete, end-to-end, working example of how a C++ application can produce an event to the SOA infrastructure, and how a JDeveloper application can consume that event.
  10. Fault Handling and Prevention - Part 1 [November 2012]
    by Guido Schmutz and Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    An introduction to fault handling in a service-oriented environment using Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Service Bus.

Thursday Jul 03, 2014

Summer Reading for Techies

Looking for some summer reading?

Sure, you could get engrossed in the latest bestseller, but how will that help you when your day at the beach, or on the patio, or just laying in an undersized plastic pool in your driveway is over? Just because you've slathered yourself with sunscreen is no reason not to beef up your technical knowledge while you're trying to keep cool.

With that in mind, here are three absolutely free excerpts from recent technical books

Creating Domains with WLST by Martin Heinzl

In this sample chapter from Advanced WebLogic Server Automation: Administration and Monitoring with WLST and JMX (Rampant TechPress), author Martin Heinzl starts with the minimal domain, extends it with components, and then shows "a comprehensive but flexible example of how to create a domain with a number of important features."

Watch an interview with the author.

Installing Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and Using the Management Tools
by Sam R. Alapati

This excerpt is the complete first chapter from the Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administration Handbook (Oracle Press). In it author Sam R. Alapti introduces the three major administrative tools for managing Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: the Administration Console, the Node Manager utility, and the WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST), and then shows you how to use them.

eCommerce in the Cloud
by Kelly Goetsch

In this sampler from eCommerce in the Cloud (O'Reilly) author Kelly Goetsch discusses the unique nature of eCommerce and explains why Cloud is a natural fit for ecommerce, allowing organzations to "quickly and incrementally adopt cloud computing for any ecommerce platforms, whether packaged or custom, new or legacy."

Watch an interview with the author.

Wednesday Jul 02, 2014

Top 10 ArchBeat Videos for June 2014

There are no zombies, detectives, stand-up comedians, or Kardashians on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel. Instead you'll find a mix of technical presentations and interviews with experts in Oracle technologies. The list below represents the Top 10 most popular videos on that channel for the month of June 2014.

  1. Hot Features in Oracle APEX 5.0
    Joel Kallman (Director, Software Development, Oracle) shares key points from his Great Lakes Oracle Conference 2014 session on new features in Oracle APEX 5.0.
  2. Developer Preview: Oracle WebLogic 12.1.3
    Oracle WebLogic 12.1.3 includes some exciting enhancements. This video focuses on some of the more interesting updates around JavaEE7.
  3. Things to Keep In Memory About Oracle Database In-Memory
    What do you know about Oracle Database In-Memory? Tom Kyte shares four key points to keep in your own memory.
  4. Top Ten Secrets of Successful Oracle Application Development Framework Projects
    Oracle ACE Director and ADF expert Sten Vesterli discusses the tasks and tools necessary to successfully complete an enterprise ADF project.
  5. Improve Your Oracle ADF App Response Time by as Much as 70 Percent
    Frank Houweling, senior Java, Oracle ADF, and SOA specialist at AMIS Technologies, discusses how you can optimize the performance of your Oracle ADF Fusion application.
  6. Oracle ADF Overview
    Shay Shmeltzer, Oracle Development Tools Product Manager, discusses the basic components that make up the Oracle ADF Architecture
  7. Adaptive Case Management
    Oracle ACE Director Danilo Schmiedel talks about Adaptive Case Management, Predictive Analytics, and Process Mining.
  8. Best Practices in Oracle ADF Development
    Frank Nimphius summarizes best practices for the fantastic four: ADFbc, Task Flow, ADF Binding and ADF Faces.
  9. Mobile App Development with Oracle ADF Mobile
    Oracle Development Tools Director of Product Management Shay Shmeltzer talks about mobile application development and Oracle ADF.
  10. Debugging and Logging for Oracle ADF Applications
    Stuff happens! In this video Oracle ADF Product Manager Chris Muir explores the sophisticated debugging tools in JDeveloper.
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