ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for August 2012
By Bob Rhubart-Oracle on Sep 04, 2012
The Top 10 most popular items shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the month of August 2012.
- Now Available: Oracle SQL Developer 3.2 (3.2.09.23)
New features include APEX listener, UI enhancements, and 12c database support.
- The Role of Oracle VM Server for SPARC in a Virtualization Strategy
In this article, Matthias Pfutzner discusses hardware, desktop, and operating system virtualization, along with various Oracle virtualization technologies, including Oracle VM Server for SPARC.
- How to Manually Install Flash Player Plugin to see the Oracle Enterprise Manager Performance Page | Kai Yu
So, you're a DBA and you want to check the Performance page in Oracle Enterprise Manager (11g or 12c). So you click the Performance tab and… nothing. Zip. Nada. The Flash plugin is a no-show. Relax! Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu shows you what you need to do to see all the pretty colors instead of that dull grey screen.
- Relationally Challenged (CX - CRM - EQ/RQ/CRQ) | Chris Warticki
Self-proclaimed Oracle Support "spokesmodel" Chris Chris Warticki has some advice for those interested in Customer Relationship Management: "How about we just dumb it down, strip it to the core, keep it simple and LISTEN?! No more focus groups, no more surveys, and no need to gather more data. We have plenty of that. Why not just provide the customer what they are asking for?"
- Free WebLogic Server Course | Middleware Magic
So you want to sharpen your Oracle WebLogic Server skills, but you prefer to skip the whole classroom bit and don't want to be bothered with dealing with an instructor? No problem! Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk, a prolific Middleware Magic blogger, has information on an Oracle WebLogic course you can take on your own time, at your own pace.
- Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.20 released
Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.20 was just released at the community and Oracle download sites, reports the Fat Bloke. This is a maintenance release containing bug fixes and stability improvements.
- Optimizing OLTP Oracle Database Performance using Dell Express Flash PCIe SSDs | Kai Yu
Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu shares resources based on "several extensive performance studies on a single node Oracle 11g R2 database as well as a two node 11gR2 Oracle Real Application clusters (RAC) database running on Dell PowerEdge R720 servers with Dell Express Flash PCIe SSDs on Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.2 platform."
- Oracle ACE sessions at Oracle OpenWorld
With so many great sessions at this year's event, building your Oracle OpenWorld schedule can involve making a lot of tough choices. But you'll find that the sessions led by Oracle ACEs just might be the icing on the cake for your OpenWorld experience.
- MySQL Update: The Cleveland MySQL Meetup (Independence, OH)
Oracle MySQL team member Benjamin Wood, a MySQL engineer and five year veteran of the MySQL organization, will speak at the Cleveland MySQL Meetup event on September 12. The presentation will include a MySQL 5.5 Overview, Oracle's Roadmap for MySQL, including specifics on MySQL 5.6, best practices and how to overcome development and operational MySQL challenges, and the new MySQL commercial extensions. Click the link for time and location information.
- Parsing XML in Oracle Database | Martijn van der Kamp
Martijn van der Kamp's post deals with processing XML in PL/SQL code and processing the data into the database.
Thought for the Day
"Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen."