Friday Apr 11, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - April 4-10, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days, April 4-10, 2014.

  1. How Fusion Applications implement Asynchronous Web Services | Jian Liang
    This post, part of a series by Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Jian Liang, focuses on the concepts and mechanisms implemented in Fusion Applications for supporting asynchronous web services.
  2. How to Manage Single-use Accounts and Multiple Scripts When Testing WebCenter with OATS | Mark Meyer
    This post by Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Mark Meyer continues his his look at testing WebCenter with OATS with this post on "the additional complexity of multiple scripts that each do a part of the overall test case, with each script using the results of the previous step."
  3. Integrating ADFS 2.0 / IdP with OIF / SP | Damien Carru
    An illustrated technical post from Oracle Identity Management team member Damien Carru.
  4. Integrating ADFS 2.0 with OIF: Pre-Requisites | Damien Carru
    In this article, the first in a 3-part series, Damien Carru describes how to integrate OIF (11.1.2.2.0 or later) with ADFS 2.0 for Federation SSO using the SAML 2.0 protocol.
  5. MDS Seeded Customization Approach with Empty External Project | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis explains how to "create and keep all MDS Seeded customisation files in empty external application" in a few easy steps.
  6. Announcing WebLogic on Oracle Database Appliance 2.9 | Frances Zhao
    Oracle WebLogic Server on Oracle Database Appliance 2.9 offers a complete solution for building and deploying enterprise Java EE applications in a fully integrated system of software, servers, storage, and networking that delivers highly available database and WebLogic services. Click the link for more information. The WebLogic Server Blog
  7. A Tour of Oracle Privileged Account Manager | Ganesh Kamble
    Ganesh Kamble's article describes "usage management of sensitive accounts of LDAP, Database, Linux or custom applications using Oracle Privileged Account Manager 11gR2PS1."
  8. OTN Virtual Developer Day: Java 2014
    Tuesday May 6, 2014 - 9:00am PDT / 12:00pm EDT / 1:00pm BRT
    Register for this free online event to ramp up your Java expertise. Watch tutorials from the experts. Ask questions during live chats. The event will cover Lambdas and other Java SE 8 new features, and includes a technical introduction to the Java EE 7 platform, plus insight into how Java makes it easy to control a wide range of embedded devices.
  9. Password Change Sample | Anthony Shorten
    Anthony Shorten shares sample code that "is sufficient to give an idea of the Oracle WebLogic API available for changing your password."
  10. Live Update from Collaborate 2014 - Google+
    Check out this Google Hangouts video recorded live during the RAC Attack at Collaborate 2014 in Las Vegas.

Thought for the Day

"It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame."

Marshall McLuhan, communication theorist

Source: thinkexist.com

Friday Apr 04, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - March 28 - April 3, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days, March 28 - April 3, 2014.

  1. Analyzing How MDM and MAM Stack Up Against Your Mobile Security Requirements | Matt Flynn
    "As the mobile access landscape changes and organizations continue to lose more and more control over how and where information is used, there is also a seismic shift taking place in the underlying mobile security models, " says Matt Flynn. He explores some of those models in this post.
  2. Multi Channel Architectures and Securing The Mobile Channel | Ricardo Diaz
    Ricardo Diaz's post is the first in a series that will cover mobile security risks, look at variety of IDM issues, including MDM, MAM, device management, fraud, secure containers, and extending IdM to mobile.
  3. Integrating With Fusion Applications Using Services (Python: urllib2) | Jani Rautiainen
    Jani Rautiainen's article, part of a series focused on using various technologies to invoke SOAP web services provided by Fusion Applications, zeroes in on using urllib2 for Python.
  4. Fusion Applications Lifecycle – the Big Picture
    This article from the Fusion Middleware A-Team summarizes lifecycle topics related to key phases of Oracle Fusion Applications implementation and maintenance, highlighting existing options, tools and documentation. The purpose is to provide a clear and concise overview along with pointers that guide you to detailed next steps.
  5. Migrating JDBC Resources from GlassFish to WebLogic | Bruno Borges
    Bruno Borges continues his series of articles on Migrating from GlassFish to WebLogic with a look at the migration of DataSources.
  6. Managed Bean changes should mark their ADF Scope dirty in a HA cluster | Wilfred van der Deijl
    Are you developing ADF applications that will run on a high-availability WebLogic cluster? If so, you'll want to read Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl's latest post.
  7. Integrating With Fusion Application Using Services (SoapUi) | Jani Rautiainen
    Jani Rautiainen's series on using various technologies to invoke SOAP web services provided by Fusion Applications continues with this post focused on using SoapUI.
  8. Using your Existing Oracle ADF Applications as a Pillar of your Mobile Strategy | Frederic Desbiens
    Frédéric Desbiens considers the basic principles of service orientation and the challenges that are specific to mobile applications in order to show you how to use exisitng Oracle ADF applications as one of the pillars of your mobile back-end.
  9. Podcast: Big Data Architecture - Part 3
    There's big, and then there's BIG! Oracle ACE Director and Hadoop expert Gwen Shapira joins "Oracle Big Data Handbook" authors Brian MacDonald, Bruce Nelson, and Thomas Plunkett to discuss the challenges of keeping up with coming data explosion.
  10. Integrating WebCenter Analytics with WebCenter Portal | Daniel Merchán García
    A detailed, step-by-step guide from Daniel Merchan Garcia.

Thought for the Day

"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."

Emo Philips, comedian

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Mar 07, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - February 28 - March 6, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days (February 28 - March 6, 2014).

  1. SOA's People Problem
    Sometimes the biggest obstacle to successful SOA has little to do with technology. Community leaders share insight in this article from the latest issue of Oracle Magazine.
  2. IoT Developer Challenge | Java.net
    Want to win a free trip to JavaOne 2014 in San Francisco? Enter the Java.net Internet of Things Developer Challenge. Click the link for the details.
  3. Dynamic endpoint binding in Oracle SOA Suite | Alexander Daeubler
    "Sometimes a BPEL process instance has to determine at run-time which implementation of a web service interface is to be called," explains Alexander Daeubler. His post shows you how to achieve that using dynamic endpoint binding.
  4. Programmatic Identity Assertion with Oracle Platform Security Services | Shailesh K. Mishra
    This short article from a member of the Oracle Identity Manager team shows how programmatic identity assertion can be performed using OPSS APIs in cases where code must run under the security context of a runtime identity.
  5. IT-Security (Part 2): WebLogic Server and Oracle Platform Security Services | Mohammad Esad-Djou
    In part two of his series Mohammad Esad-Djo examines different perspectives on the Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS).
  6. Video: Face to Faces with Oracle ACEs
    This week business intelligence expert Stewart Bryson made the transition from Oracle ACE to Oracle ACE Director. Get to know Stewart and several other ACEs in this collection of interviews from the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel.
  7. Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2 Reconciliation Events Processing | Firdaus Fraz
    This article discusses available options and the associated limitations for reconciliation and the sequencing of reconciliation events in Oracle Identity Manager
  8. Two Really Cool Approaches to Payment | David Dorf
    Tired of carrying a wallet? David Dorf shares his perspective on two payment solutions and where mobile phone payment systems might be headed.
  9. Diagnosing Intermittent Authentication Failures and User Lock Outs in Oracle WebLogic | Shailesh K. Mishra
    Shailesh K. Mishrah makes his second appearance on this Top 10 list with this article on using available debug flags and log files to diagnose login failures in Oracle WebLogic.
  10. Strategies for managing OAAM to OAM connections in production | Rob Otto
    Solution architect Rob Otto's post examines a number of strategies for configuring the connectivity between Oracle Access Manager and Oracle Adaptive Access Manager in order to provide scalability and high availability for production deployments.

Thought for the Day

"Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience."

Michael Eisner, American businessman
(Born March 7, 1942)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Feb 28, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - February 21-27, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of February 21-27, 2014.

  1. Simplifying Enterprise Mobile Integration | Mala Ramakrishnan
    "There are two ways to developing an enterprise mobile strategy with SOA -- controlling the end-to-end integration experience from the enterprise to the hand held, or exposing enterprise assets through APIs for third parties to build out mobile solutions," says Mala Ramakrishnan. This post kicks off a three-part series that looks at the role Oracle SOA Suite can play in Mobile Service Enablement and API Management.
  2. Why use Groovy with WebCenter Sites? | Michael Sullivan
    "Leveraging a Groovy element gives the developer all the advantages of cleanly packaging business logic in a JAVA syntax scripting language while maintaining the ability to publish and reload code changes dynamically," says solution architect Micheal Sullivan. Read his detailed post to learn how.
  3. Podcast: Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Disruptive Tech - Part 1
    In part one of this three-part program, Oracle ACE Directors Ron Batra, Basheer Khan, and Floyd Teter discuss the importance of understanding the difference between technologies that disrupt and technologies that sustain innovation, and acting on that knowledge.
  4. EclipseCon Session: Developing On-Device Java Mobile Apps for iOS ... and Android too | Shay Shmeltzer
    Shay Shmeltzer's EclipseCon session (Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 13:30 to 14:05) will show you how you can leverage your Java development skills to build mobile applications that install and run on both iOS and Android phones and tablets.
  5. Java 8 Day at EclipseCon 2014 - March 18
    Java 8 makes its debut in March 2014. In celebration of the event, the Eclipse Foundation and Oracle are hosting a Java 8 Day at EclipseCon 2014 on Tuesday March 18 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel San Francisco Airport. Scheduled speakers include Oracle Java Platform Group VP George Saab, Java language spec lead Alex Buckley, and Eclipse JDT committer Stephan Hermann. Click the link for additional details.
  6. Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse at EclipseCon 2014 | Carlos Chang
    Heading to EclipseCon 2014? Carlos Chang's post includes information on two sessions covering the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse: "Developing On-Device Java Mobile Apps...and Android too!" and "Java Application Development Lifecycle in the Cloud." Click the link for the details on these sessions.
  7. The Long Tail of Application Usage | Sten Vesterli
    "If you are re-developing your application, for example moving from Oracle Forms to ADF, focus on the head – the 10% of the application that is used 90% of the time," says Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli.
  8. Video: Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Data Appliance | Lonneke Dikmans
    SOA in a box? You bet! In this OTN ArchBeat Video Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans talks about running Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Database Appliance.
  9. WebCenter Sites Cluster deployment with a single war | Dolf Dijkstra
    "The default installation method for WebCenter Sites in deployments with a large number of cluster nodes is far from ideal," says Dolf Dijkstra. His article presents a workaround that uses one WAR file and one installation folder per cluster.
  10. Top 10 solution documents for Weblogic Server J2EE by the support team | Jurgen Kress
    Jurgen Kress shares "the top 10 documents that are linked to SRs as solutions, for Weblogic Server J2EE issues, during the last quarter."

Thought for the Day

"You've got to bumble forward into the unknown."

Frank Gehry, architect
(born February 28, 1929)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Jan 28, 2014

The Question Lingers: Who Gets to Be an Architect?

Yesterday a post on this blog (see The Architect as Salesperson) was the catalyst for the following Twitter conversation:

That conversation with @ChadThompson echoed comments I've heard time and again over the last several years in conversations with architects and other IT professionals. In fact, the very issue Chad raises in the last tweet came up in a conversation that occurred in the spring of 2011 when a panel of working IT architects gathered for an OTN ArchBeat podcast to answer the question: Who Gets to Be an Architect?.

That discussion included the following architects:

  • Ron Batra Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director Profile
  • Bex Huff Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director Profile
  • Randy Stafford Blog LinkedIn
  • Eric Stephens Twitter Blog LinkedIn

While the discussion in the podcast series is two years old, the issues raised are no less valid today, a situation that is unlikely to change any time soon. If you're an architect, or aspire to be one, take a few minutes to listen to the podcast and then share your thoughts in the comments section.

Friday Dec 20, 2013

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - December 13-19, 2013

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days (December 13-19, 2013).

  1. Podcast: Oracle SOA B2B Integration - Part 3
    EDI remains in wide use among old-guard companies, but newer companies are embracing ebXML and other alternatives. Listen to the final segment in this series as panelists Krishnaprem Bhatia, Alan Perlovsky, and Scott Haaland discuss the future of SOA B2B integration.
  2. How To Use BI Publisher Web Services To Return Report Data From Fusion Applications
    What can you do in four minutes? If you watch this video you'll learn how to run Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher reports via web services. Not a bad use of your time, eh?
  3. Shared Services Stupid Trick No. 2 | Cameron Lackpour
    Continuing his series of Shared Services Stupid Tricks, Oracle ACE Director Cameron Lackpour asks, "Can I marry up the parent child list to directly assigned security?" and then answers his own question. Don't worry, he's not talking to himself - he's talking to you.
  4. Tailoring the Tailoring Through Listening: Simplified UI Outreach | Ultan O'Broin
    Work with ADF? Interested in UX? You'll want to read Ultan O'Broin's post on the proceedings of the pilot workshop "to test drive the enablement guidance for the tailoring of the Simplified User Interfaces (UIs) for our cloud applications in forthcoming releases. "
  5. RESTful GlassFish Monitoring and Management | Adam Bien
    Java Champion Adam Bien shows you how to exploit the built-in monitoring and management capabilities of GlassFish to automate application deployment and gain insight into application performance.
  6. ArchBeat YouTube Top 10 Videos: Middleware Mind Meld
    Watching any of the shows in TV Guide's Top 10, you might pick up a few tips on dancing, singing, international espionage, crime scene investigation, dating, or dealing with supernatural demons. But you won't learn anything about middleware. For that, check out this top ten list of videos on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel.
  7. Time to update your APEX development environment | Dimitri Gielis
    "In the last days (and weeks) Oracle has been updating many of the tools a typical APEX Developer uses day-in-day-out," says Oracle ACE Director Dimitri Gielis. His post lists the tools and server-side components you need to upgrade.
  8. Oracle BPM 11g Production Readiness Checklist | Mark Foster
    Working with his colleagues on the BPM A-Team, Mark Foster has assembled this "concise list of points that should be at least visited prior to moving into production with Oracle BPM 11g."
  9. Using Scenario-Based Architecture Analysis to Inform Code Quality Measures | Robert Nord and Ipek Oz
    A myopic focus on software delivery can result in degraded quality and serious down-range architectural complications. This SEI blog post by Robert Nord and Ipek Ozkaya describes "a first step towards an approach we developed that aims to use qualitative architectural measures to better inform quantitative code quality metrics."
  10. Process of Process Management | Ajay Khanna
    "BPM is not just system integration or one time automation of manual process. It is about continuous improvement," says Ajay Khanna. "Unless there is a right design and methodology in place, we are essentially creating a new monolithic application that is as rigid as existing systems." Read the rest of his informative post.

Thought for the Day

"I think most people don't react well to being screamed at. It's counterproductive."

Dick Wolf, television producer
(Born December 20, 1946)

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

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

Tuesday Nov 19, 2013

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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