Monday Feb 10, 2014

Top 5 ArchBeat Community Videos - Last 30 days (Jan 11, 2014 – Feb 9, 2014)

What you're watching...

As you can see, the list of Top 5 videos from the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel for the past 30 days is dominated by video sessions from the Oracle Technology Network Virtual Developer Day event Oracle ADF Development: Web, Mobile and Beyond. The sole exception is the video in the #4 position, an interview with Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans. Whatever your preference, thanks for watching!

  1. Improve Your Oracle ADF App Response Time by as Much as 70% | Frank Houweling
    Performance needs to be ingrained in your application -- it cannot be added in during the last stages of development. Oracle ADF applications are no exception to this rule. In this video 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, diagnose and solve typical performance problems, and build an efficient, responsive, scalable ADF application that circumvents common bad practices.
  2. Top Ten Secrets of Successful Oracle Application Development Framework Projects | Sten Vesterli
    There is more to developing applications with Oracle ADF than just page building and coding. In this video Oracle ACE Director and ADF expert Sten Vesterli teaches you all the other things you need to know to make your enterprise ADF project a success. Topics covered include: The component catalog; Expectation management, Proof of Concept; Structuring workspaces, projects and code; Using templates and framework extension classes; Version Control and Build tools; ADF Logging. Watch this video to understand the tasks and tools necessary to successfully complete an enterprise ADF project.
  3. Oracle ADF Overview | Shay Shmeltzer
    In this introduction to Oracle ADF, Shay Shmeltzer, Oracle Development Tools Product Manager, discusses the basic components that make up the Oracle ADF Architecture, and describes how Oracle ADF simplifies the development experience by focusing on a visual and declarative development approach.
  4. Forms To SOA Transformation | Lonneke Dikmans
    Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans shares the details on a Dutch government agency's transition from an Oracle Forms-based environment to a service-oriented environment using Oracle SOA Suite in this interview recorded at Oracle OpenWorld 2013.
  5. Best Practices in Oracle ADF Development | Frank Nimphius
    Oracle ADF is a powerful framework and there always is a "wished I'd known this before" experience when you discover new best practices and patterns. In this video Frank Nimphius summarizes best practices for the "fantastic four:" ADFBC, Task Flow, ADF Binding and ADF Faces. He also makes recommendations for when and how to use JavaScript in ADF and what you should do to break out of your "am I the only one?" isolation.

Thursday Jan 16, 2014

Forget the Silver Jumpsuit - Your Future is Developing the Mobile Digital Experience

Science fiction fans of a certain age will remember various depictions of small, hand-held communication and computation devices, including Dick Tracy's wrist-radio, Star Trek tricorders, and other examples too numerous to mention. While silver jumpsuits and flying cars have not yet materialized, today's mobile devices more than fulfill the promise of those scifi wonders. (Actually, silver jumpsuits came and went with several late-70s rock bands, and good riddance. I never had the physique for that particular fashion fart.)

Mobile devices, as you've probably noticed, are as ubiquitous as pimples at a Justin Bieber concert, and they've done such a remarkable job at supplanting desktop and laptop computers for most computing tasks that those so-twentieth-century machines are now often sold as door stops or anchors for small watercraft.

The digital experience for users is dominated by mobile devices, and the demand for those with the skills to create new and exciting mobile digital experiences has surpassed the demand for dermatologists among Justin Bieber fans.

So if you are somewhere along the path towards finely-tuned mobile development skills, you'll want to spend some time with this series of video presentations from the recent OTN Virtual Developer Day focused on Mobile Development for iOS and Android.



There are five videos in the series. You can watch the entire playlist (which will take a little under three hours), or you can view each video individually. Either way, you'll pick up some valuable how-to technical information from some very smart people, some of whom may have a silver jumpsuit hidden deep in a closet -- though I have no proof.

Thursday Aug 22, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Mobile App Development

What happens when you put a couple of Java evangelists in the same room with a couple of product managers? Listen to the latest OTN ArchBeat Podast to find out.

The interview for this three-part series was recorded on June 13, 2013, during QCon New York. The four people involved in this wide-ranging conversation were all session speakers at QCon. This particular conversation, however, took place in a hotel room about ten floors above QCon. Java EE7 is at the center of the conversation, but as you’ll hear the talk expands to cover HTML5, mobile app development, and Oracle ADF Mobile.

The Panelists

(listed alphabetically)
  • Stephen Chin: Oracle JavaFX evangelist, author, speaker, and open-source hacker.
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  • Doug Clarke: Java persistence focused developer co-leading the EclipseLink project and Director of product Management for Oracle.
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  • Frederic DesBiens: Product Manager in the Oracle Application Development Tools group, specializing in Oracle JDeveloper and the Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF).
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn
  • Reza Rahman: Java EE/GlassFish Evangelist at Oracle, author, speaker, open source hacker.
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The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: The panel discusses the evolution of Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Lambda.
  • Listen to Part 2: A discussion of the development gap and the need to adapt existing developer skills for evolving business requirements
  • Listen to Part 3: A look at the forces shaping mobile app development and how Java developers can take advantage.

Coming Soon

  • The Q&A session from the Oracle Technology Network Architect Day event at Oracle HQ, July 9, 2013.

Stay tuned: RSS

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ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 22, 2013

  1. WebCenter 11.1.1.8 Performance Analysis Feature | Lyudmil Pelov
    Lyudmil Pelov, a solution architect on the Fusion Middleware A-Team, describes how to enable and use the WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 feature that displays the performance of each ShowDetailFrame.
  2. How to Create a Custom Session Timeout Page for WebCenter Spaces | Martin Deh
    Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Martin Deh sheds some light on the two options available in WebCenter Portal Spaces 11.1.1.7.0 for handling how the browser displays session timeout behavior.
  3. Exporting metadata for a specific group space in WebCenter Spaces | Yannick Ongena
    A helpful technical how-to from Fusion Middleware solution architect Yannick Ongena.
  4. A First Look at the OBIEE11g Mobile App Designer | Mark Rittman
    "So what is Oracle BI Mobile App Designer, how do you get in installed, and how does its mobile BI Apps differ from Oracle BI Mobile HD?" Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman has the answers.
  5. OTN Developer Day - ADF Mobile - Burlington, MA - August 28, 2013
    Roll up your sleeves and get in on this free, in-person workshop to learn a simpler way to leverage your existing skills to develop enterprise mobile applications using Oracle ADF Mobile - a Java and HTML5 based mobile framework that enables you to build and extend enterprise applications for iOS and Android from a single code base. Register now!
    August 28, 2013
    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Thought for the Day

"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks."

Writer Dorothy Parker
(August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967)

Source: Wikiquote

Monday Jul 08, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves - June 30 - July 6, 2013

As of today 3,044 people follow the OTN ArchBeat Page on Facebook. The list below reflects the Top 10 most popular items shared via that page for the week of June 30 - July 6, 2013.

  1. New Features In Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c
    Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 3 (R3) is now available for download from OTN, and you can read about new features in the updated product documentation.
  2. Kscope 2013 Summary - It's a developer's world ! | Mia Urman
    In this great write-up of ODTUG KScope 13 Mia Urman discusses "lessons learnt and sessions that taught me something."
  3. GlassFish Server: GlassFish 4 Now Available
    GlassFish Server 4 Open Source Edition is now available for download.
  4. Industrial SOA - Now chapters 1 to 5 available | Torsten Winterberg
    Oracle ACE Director Torsten Winterberg, a member of the Masons of SOA and one of the authors of the Industrial SOA series, shares links to the first five chapters in the series.
  5. Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets – Power Cycling Your Virtual Exalogic Rack | Andrew Hopkinson
    There is no single source that documents the Power Down / Power Up procedure for a fully Virtualised Exalogic Rack -- until now. A-Team solution architect Andrew Hopkinson's short article brings the distributed information into a single location and discusses the process including guest vServers.
  6. Oracle ADF Mobile – Browsing Using Swipe Actions | Steven Davelaar
    FMW A-Team solution architect Steven Davelaar's article explains a simple technique to add support for these actions to your ADF Mobile pages in a declarative way.
  7. Oracle Technology Network Architect Day: Cloud Computing
    Breakfast, lunch, and three expert speakers talking about real-world cloud implementation. Tuesday July 9, 2013 at the Oracle Conference Center, 350 Oracle Pkwy Redwood City, CA, 94065. Register now!
  8. Blazing Performance: SPARC Microprocessors | Diana Reichardt
    Diana Reichardt's cover story in the latest edition of Oracle Magazine focuses on how the new SPARC microprocessors are powering the world's fastest database, Java, and middleware servers.
  9. The CX Factor: Wooing and wowing customers in the digital age | Bob Rhubart
    There was a time when 'customer experience' was limited to what happened to you when you walked into a store, restaurant, or other place of business or when you called a business on the telephone. But that was back when you could still smoke on airplanes. Community members talk about the increasing importance of customer experience (CX).
  10. Industrial SOA Chapter 5: Enterprise Service Bus
    The fifth and latest addition to the Industrial SOA article series answers some of the most important questions surrounding the use of an ESB.

Thought for the Day

"The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with."

Marty Feldman
(July 8, 1934 - December 2, 1982)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Jun 24, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves - June 16-22, 2013

2,819 people now follow OTN ArchBeat on Facebook. These are the Top 10 most popular items shared there for the week of June 16-22, 2013.

  1. Getting started with Java EE 7: Hands-on in 10 minutes | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director and prolific blogger Lucas Jellema offers his take on the Java EE7 release and shares tips and resources to help you on your way.
  2. Not ‘how’ but ‘why’ should you upgrade to JDeveloper & ADF 11.1.1.7.0 | Chris Muir
    Oracle ACE Director Tim Hall and Oracle ADF Product Manager Chris Muir collaborated on this dialog that just might help you in your decision.
  3. OTN Architect Day: Cloud Computing - July 9, Redwood Shores, CA
    You won't need 3D glasses to see the technical sessions at OTN Architect Day: Cloud Computing, July 9, 2013. Redwood Shores, CA. It's free! It's live! Register now!
  4. Video: Frédéric Desbiens: Bringing Java to On-Device iOS and Android Apps (QCon NYC 2013)
    Oracle Application Development Tools product manager Frédéric Desbiens recaps his QCon New York presentation about how Java developers can leverage existing skills to develop enterprise mobile applications.
  5. OEPE 12.1.1.2.2 with GlassFish Tools released | Peter Benedikovic
    Peter Benedikovic's brief post offers an overview of some of the features in the new version of Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, released in conjunction with the release of Java EE 7.
  6. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Configuration Best Practices (Part 2 of 3) | Bethany Lapaglia
    Part 2 of Beth Lapaglia's 3-part series on the most commonly implemented configuration changes to improve performance and operation of a large Enterprise Manager 12c environment focuses on recommended WebLogic Server changes.
  7. Video: Doug Clarke: Polyglot Persistence: From NoSQL to HTML5 (QCon NYC 2013)
    Doug Clarke, EclipseLink Project Lead and Oracle Director of Product Management gives a very condensed version of his QCon New York presentation on "Polyglot Persistence: From NoSQL to HTML5."
  8. Podcast Show Notes: DevOps, Cloud, and Role Creep - Part 2
    Automation and innovation had a huge impact on the manufacturing jobs of years gone by. Is something similar happening to some IT jobs? Oracle ACE Directors Ron Batra, Basheer Khan, and Cary Millsap discuss what's happening in part 2 of this 3-part podcast.
  9. Video: Reza Rahman: Building Java HTML5/WebSocket Applications with JSR 356 (QCon NYC 2013)
    Java EE/GlassFish evangelist Reza Rahman talks about how WebSocket provides "the basis for a new generation of interactive and live Web applications" for mobile developers.
  10. Lessons from Fusion HCM Implementations | Tim Warner
    Oracle ACE Tim Warner shares summaries of the Fusion HCM implementation experiences of several companies, as detailed in presentations at the 2013 Oracle HCM Users Group Conference.

Thought for the Day

"If the mind really is the finest computer, then there are a lot of people out there who need to be rebooted."

Tim Bryce

Source: softwarequotes.com

Tuesday Jun 04, 2013

Community Praise for ADF Academy

Maybe you noticed...

Over the last several days a busload of community bloggers have written about the new ADF Academy, a free, multimedia resource offering a ton of great content for those interested in learning about developing mobile applications.

BTW: Andrejus and Luc were panelists, along with Shay Shmeltzer and Steven Davelaar, in a recent OTN ArchBeat Podcast: Mobile Architectures and Oracle ADF Mobile.

Monday Jun 03, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for May 25 - June 1, 2013

On June 1, 2012 the OTNArchBeat Facebook Page had 521 fans. As of today that page now has 2,479 fans, an increase of over 375%. Thanks to all those people who follow the page for making that happen!

Based on the interest of those fans, here are the top ten most popular posts for the week of May 26, 2013 to June 1, 2013.

  1. Connected Architecture for the Creative Economy
    "Solutions for the Creative Economy are not cloud- or mobile-based solutions, or SOA-based solutions, and so on," says Lawrence Wilkes, "but...require connection and collaboration between all of these worlds."
  2. Just How Much Do Failed IT Projects Cost?
    InfoQ writer Shane Hastie offers some very large but not at all surprising numbers to answer the question "Just how much do failed IT projects cost?"
  3. Towards Next Practice EA
    Richard Veryard examines the "two main clusters of Enterprise Architecture practice," Mainstream EA and Next Practice EA.
  4. Understanding API management for mobile app security
    Darin Pendergraft looks at a recent Oracle API Gateway (OAG) implementation.
  5. Download all SATURN 2013 Presentations Now
    The organizers of the recent SATURN 2013 software architecture conference have made all of the conference presentations available for free in a single zip file.
  6. ADF Mobile Insider Essentials: Using the Local Database
    In this video Frederic Debiens shows how you can develop ADF Mobile applications on Android and iOS to access a local SQLite database, providing the capability to display and save data when running in an off-line capacity
  7. MDS XML versus MUDE Part1: Introduction
    "If you aren’t aware of what MDS XML is, or if you have an idea, but are still throwing your hands in the air," check out Stewart Bryson's post.
  8. The Coherence Incubator
    Now in it's new home on Java.net, the Oracle Coherence Incubator project offers "a collection of Oracle Coherence-based utilities, distributed computing and data-grid examples, third-party integration examples and implementations of commonly used software patterns."
  9. Customized BPM 11g PS6 Workspace Application
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis continues his series on Oracle BPM 11g workspaces with a look at an updated workspace application for Oracle BPM 11g PS6.
  10. Configuring SSL on OEID v3.0
    Rittman Mead blogger Farnaz Mostowfi's step-by-step guide to enabling SSL connections between different parts of the OEID package will help you avoid the trickier parts of that process.

Thought for the Day

"Sure, 90% of all software is crap. That's because 90% of everything is crap."

Mary Shaw

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday May 20, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for May 12-18, 2013

2,298 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page to stay connected with the latest technical content created by and for members of the Oracle Technology Network IT architect community. Here's the list of the top 10 most popular items for the week of May 12-18, 2013.

  1. Tom Kyte Keynote at GLOC 2013
    A photo of Tom Kyte giving his keynote presentation at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference (neooug) at Cleveland State University.
  2. Introduction to the BI Apps 11.1.1.7.1 – Product Architecture & New Configuration Tools | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman takes a closer look at the architecture behind release Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1..7.1 and a detailed look at "how the various bits of ODI functionality replace the workflows, mappings, transformation operators and execution plans provided in earlier releases by Informatica and the DAC."
  3. Enterprise API Management | Jeff Davies
    If you think API Management is about publishing application interfaces, SOA expert Jeff Davies says you're dead wrong, and that that kind of thinking is wasting money.
  4. Kai Yu: High Availability
    Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu talking about High Availability architecture at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference./li>
  5. Podcast Show Notes: Mobile Architectures and Oracle ADF Mobile
    Oracle ADF Mobile experts Andrejus Baranovskis, Lucs Bors, Steven Davelaar, and Shay Schmeltzer weigh the pros and cons of Native, Web, and Hybrid mobile architectures in Part 1 of this 3-part program.
  6. Great Lakes Oracle User Conference
    On Tuesday and Wednesday this week (May 14-15) I'll be attending the Great Lakes Oracle User Conference (GLOC), organized by the Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group. Keynote speakers include Tom Kyte and C.J Date, with technical presentations by a significant roster of local and regional experts. Registration is still open, so come on down!
  7. Automate Oracle WebLogic 12c Deployment | Rene van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk shows " a step-by-step example of how to set-up a high available tuned Java EE environment by using scripts."
  8. Extended Support for Oracle Warehouse Builder 10.2 to expire
    Heads up! Extended Support for Oracle Warehouse Builder 10.2 expires on 31 July 2013.
  9. Busy Week in Cleveland
    Busy week for me here in Cleveland. In addition to the Great Lakes Oracle Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday (May 14-15)in downtown Cleveland, I'll also be attending the Enterprise/Solution Architect Meet-up in Independence, OH on Wednesday night. Speaker for the evening is Anthony Meyer, director of enterprise architecture for the Westfield Group. This is a vendor-neutral event, and best of all - it's free!
  10. I have seen the future of ERP | Sten Vesterli
    Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli recently attended a confidential demo by the Oracle UX team. "If I told you the details I’d have to kill you," Sten says. "But what I can say is this: The future of ERP is as a platform, not an application."

If you're an architect and you blog about your work with Oracle technologies, please let me know so I can share your content with the OTN audience.

Thursday May 16, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: Mobile Architectures and Oracle ADF Mobile

The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast features a panel of Oracle ADF Mobile experts in a discussion about mobile architectures.

The Panelists

  • Andrejus Baranovskis
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director
    Oracle ACE Director and Independent Oracle Consultant with Red Samurai Consulting, where he specializes in Oracle Fusion Middleware and SOA, and frequently blogs on Oracle ADF Mobile. Andrejus is based in Lithuania.
  • Luc Bors
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE
    Oracle ADF expertise Lead and technical specialist/architect at AMIS. Luc frequently writes about Oracle ADF on his AMIS Technology blog and has published articles on the topic in industry magazines. Luc is based in the Netherlands
  • Steven Davelaar
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn
    Consulting Solutions Architect on the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team where he focuses on Oracle ADF and Oracle WebCenter. Steven is also based in the Netherlands.
  • Shay Shmeltzer
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    Senior Group Manager at Oracle focused on Oracle ADF and Oracle JDeveloper and on the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse and NetBeans. Shay is based in the San Francisco Bay area.

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: The panel discusses the relative merits of the Web, Native, and Hybrid mobile architectures.
  • Listen to Part 2: The panel discusses the challenges of designing and developing mobile apps for the enterprise.
  • Listen to Part 3: The panel looks at the most important considerations for architects and developers as we move into the future of mobile applications for the enterprise.

Coming Soon

The next OTN ArchBeat Podcast will feature a discussion of how DevOps and cloud computing are causing a shift in responsibilities among architects, developers, and other IT roles. So stay tuned: RSS

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