Wednesday Jul 11, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-07-11

  • Is the future of retail showrooming? | GigaOm
    "The digital shopper isn’t just digital and she expects to be served seamlessly across all channels, physical and digital," reports GigaOm. Twenty years into the Internet era and the changes just keep coming. Solution architects take note...
  • Agile Bureaucracy: When Practices become Principles | Jim
    "Principles and values are a critical part of keeping individuals in organizations aligned and engaged," says Agile guru Jim Highsmith, "but the more pseudo-principles are piled on top of principles, the less and less organizations are able to adapt."
  • Oracle Fusion Applications 11g Basics | Michel Schildmeijer
    "We are trying to build up a Oracle Fusion Apps environment on a Exalogic system, though still on bare metal, because officially there still is no Oracle VM available yet on Exalogic," says Michel Schildmeijer, an Oracle Fusion Middleware Architect at Qualogy. "It is a bit of a challenge, but getting to know the basics and which components the install, build and configure phase use, might bring you a step further on the way."
  • Process Centric Banking: Loan Origination Solution | Manish Palaparthy
    This interesting, detailed post by Manish Palaparthy explains the process behind the execution of a proof-of-concept for a Fusion Middleware-based loan-origination solution for a bank. The solution incorporates Oracle BPM Suite, Webcenter, and ADF technolgies in a SOA infrastructure.
  • How eBay and Facebook are Cleaning Up Data Centers | Amy Gallo - HBR
    The Cloud has needs! As reported by Amy Gallo in an article in the Harvard Business Review, "The electricity demand of data centers and the telecommunications network is rivaling that of most nations. If the cloud were itself a country, it would rank fifth in the world on energy demand behind the U.S., China, Russia, and Japan."
  • Do WebLogic configuration from ANT | Edwin Biemond
    "With WebLogic WLST you can script the creation of all your Application DataSources or SOA Integration artifacts( like JMS etc)," says Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond. "This is necessary if your domain contains many WebLogic artifacts or you have more then one WebLogic environment. If so, you want to script this so you can configure a new WebLogic domain in minutes and you can repeat this task with always the same result."
  • Oracle Special-Edition E-Book: Cloud Architecture for Dummies
    Learn how to architect and model your cloud implementation to drive efficiency and leverage economies of scale with Cloud Architecture for Dummies, a free Oracle e-book. (Registration required.)

Thought for the Day

"One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is."

Frank Herbert


Thursday May 17, 2012

Podcast Show Notes: Community Roundtable - Agility, Architecture, and the Cloud

This week the ArchBeat Podcast brings you the first of three programs featuring a roundtable discussion among four far-flung community members as they share their insight and opinions on a variety of topics.

The Panelists

  • From Toronto: Karina Ishkhanova is Technical Lead, Payment Systems Architecture and Design at School-Pay Solutions Inc.
  • From Hamburg: Lenz Grimmer is Senior Product Manager for Oracle Linux.
  • From Boston: Tom Laszewski is a director at Oracle where he specializes in legacy modernization. Tom is the co-author of several books, the latest of which is Migrating to the Cloud: Oracle Client/Server Modernization, published by Syngress.
  • From Washington D.C: Pat Shepherd is an Enterprise Architect with Oracle.

The Conversation

Coming Soon

  • A panel of Oracle experts compares and contrasts public, private, and hybrid clouds.
  • Highlights from the panel discussion at OTN Architect Day in Reston, VA.

Stay tuned: RSS.

Monday Mar 12, 2012

ArchBeat Top 20 for March 4-10, 2012

The most popular items shared via my social networks for the week of March 4-10, 2012. Listed in descending order of popularity. From the OTN Photo Booth
  1. Oracle Weblogic Server 12c is available on Oracle Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86)
  2. WebLogic Server Weekly for March 5th: Virtual Developer Day, Java EE 6, Appc from Ant, more...
  3. Oracle Hardware Systems: The Extreme Performance Tour - Dates and Locations Worldwide
  4. Java Champion Jonas Bonér Explains the Akka Platform
  5. Who is afraid of the big bad "MVC"? | Chris Muir
  6. Introducing JSR 357: Social Media API | The Aquarium
  7. Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software Version 2.0 Released | Cristóbal Soto
  8. When IT Architects Describe EA to other IT Architects | Nick Malik
  9. The Maturity of a Service-Oriented Architecture | Douwe Pieter van den Bos
  10. Is it security or privacy or both that we should think about? | Andy Mulholland
  11. Upgrading to GlassFish 3.1.2 | The Aquarium
  12. SOA: Start Small, Grow Fast | Edwin Biemond, Ronald van Luttikhuizen, and Demed L'Her.
  13. Application-Driven Virtualization with Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder | Ronen Kofman
  14. Toward Agile Strategic Planning | Linda Parker Gates
  15. Oracle Fusion Middleware Community Forum Event Follow-Up
  16. Oracle Cloud Conference: dates and locations worldwide
  17. Webcast: Top 10 Tips to Accelerate Oracle VM Deployments
  18. White Paper: An Architect’s Guide to Big Data | Dr. Helen Sun, Peter Heller
  19. Unit Testing Asynchronous BPEL Processes Using soapUI | Daniel Amadei
  20. Oracle WebCenter Interaction: What’s New in 10gR4 (10.3.3) Release | Igor Polyakov

Tuesday Mar 06, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-03-06

Thought for the Day

"The goal of Computer Science is to build something that will last at least until we've finished building it."

Friday Dec 02, 2011

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 12/02/2011




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