Thursday Mar 05, 2015

Podcast Show Notes: API Management Roundtable

The topic of API Management is getting hotter by the minute. In this four-part OTN ArchBeat Podcast four experts discuss what’s behind the increased interest, and offer some suggestions on how you can make API Management… well, manageable.

The Panelists

(Listed alphabetically)
  • Mark Dutra, Senior Principal Product Manager for API Management, Oracle
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  • Andre Evensen, Integration Architect, Acando Norge
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  • Yogesh Sonntakke, Principal Product Manager, Integration, Oracle
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  • Oracle ACE Luis Augusto Weir, Oracle Fusion Middleware Global Lead and Principal Architect, HCL Technologies
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The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: API Management is nothing new... or is it? This panel of experts discusses what's percolating in API Management, and offers tips on making it all more manageable.
  • Listen to Part 2: The big picture: It's important to manage APIs, but don't lose sight of other assets in your portfolio.
  • Listen to Part 3: Roll up your sleeves: The panelists discuss their experience using Oracle's new API management tools in the real world.
  • Listen to Part 4: The round table concludes with a discussion of service-oriented architecture, SOA governance, and the roots of API Management.

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Friday Feb 20, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Feb 13-19, 2015

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days, February 13-19, 2015.

  1. Calling Oracle Documents Cloud Service REST APIs from WebCenter Content Custom Components | Peter Flies
    Files from Oracle Documents Cloud Service can be migrated to and from WebCenter Content using the SkySync desktop application, which makes for simple transferring between WCC and ODCS. However, other use cases with ODCS may be desired from within WCC itself. Solution architect Richard Flies article illustrates one method for integrating WCC with ODCS using the AppLink REST API.
  2. Externalise the Security of Oracle ADF Applications Using Oracle Entitlements Server | Ganesh Kamble
    Ganesh Kamble's technical article shows you how you can use Oracle Entitlements Server (OES) to secure the resources of Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) applications, with a focus on creating policies for securing an ADF application, and then storing those policies in Oracle Internet Directory.
  3. Oracle ADF Faces 12c Components Demo and Test Automation | Wilfred van der Deijl
    Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl continues his series of posts on using Selenium to automate testing of Oracle ADF applications.
  4. VTS Fusion Middleware Track Session Proposals | Oracle Community
    Eleven OTN Virtual Technology Summit session proposals are now available for your review and voting, Final selections for VTS 4 in May will be made next week, and your votes will guide those decisions. Vote now!
  5. Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Feb 6-12, 2015
    This week's list of Top 10 posts from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page includes content covering certification, enterprise architects, Maven, middleware, mobile, PaaS, WebLogic, and more.
  6. #OTNVTS Middleware Session Proposals: Vote, or Submit Your Own
    Oracle ACE Directors Lonneke Dikmans, Ronald van Luttikhuizen, and Torsten Winterberg, and Oracle ACE Associate Rodrigo Radtke Souza have submitted proposals for OTN Virtual Technology Summit Middleware Track sessions. Cast your vote, or submit your own session proposal now!
  7. Podcast: Customizing the Oracle EBS User Experience
    Insight from a panel of experts on the relative merits of various solutions for customizing the Oracle EBS user experience.
  8. Ready for Your Close-Up? Schedule your OTN ArchBeat 2 Minute Tech Tip
    35 people have recorded 2 Minute Tech Tips for the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel. Most tips are recorded via Skype, and the initial process typically takes less than 10 minutes. Videos are generally published the same day. Want to do one? Post a comment to let me know!
  9. Vote: OTN VTS Fusion Middleware Track Session Proposals
    Help determine the sessions to be included in the next OTN Virtual Technology Summit! New session proposals from Oracle ACE Directors Lonneke Dikmans, Ronald van Luttikhuizen, Lucas Jellema, and Torsten Winterberg, and Oracle ACE Associate Rodrigo Radtke de Souza are now ready for your review, along with proposals from Maarten Smeets, and Robert van Molken, Selections for the next VTS will be made on or about February 23. Vote now!
  10. Avoiding Memory Leaks with JDK 1.7 SDP Support | Ricardo Ferreira
    SDP is commonly leveraged when applications running on Exalogic need high performance access to Oracle databases running on Exadata. This article by Oracle A-Team solution architect Ricardo Ferreira presents strategies for dealing with issues that can arise when Java applications access SDP-enabled databases in Exadata.

Friday Jan 30, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Jan 23-29, 2015

The Top 10 most popular articles and other content shared with the 6,425 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days, January 23-29, 2015.

  1. Building a Scalable, Highly Available Oracle API Gateway 11g Infrastructure in a Cloud Environment | Marcelo Parisi
    With its focus on service protection, and its authentication mechanisms, message encryption, and security/policy functionalities, Oracle API Gateway (OAG) 11g can be a very powerful tool in the secure provisioning of services in the cloud. This article shows you how to create a cloud-based OAG infrastructure, with high-availability and scalability support.
  2. Archive Podcast: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges
    This four-part OTN ArchBeat Podcast from January 2013 gives you a seat at a roundtable discussion with four experts on the evolution of SOA Governance: what old problems persist, what new problems have presented themselves, and what can be done to implement an efficient and effective SOA governance program.
  3. Virus-Proofing Oracle WebCenter Content 11g with Oracle API Gateway 11g | Marcelo Parisi
    Marcelo Parisi's article is a proof-of-concept for a basic infrastructure re-architecture and software configuration needed to implement a basic virus-checking routine on files before they get to Oracle WebCenter Content.
  4. Spinning-up a Coherence Cluster with Weblogic Scripting (WLST) | David Felcey
    The WebLogic scripting and management features available with Coherence 12c Managed Servers make it easy to create Coherence clusters and manage applications. Using the Weblogic Scripting Tool (WLST), the whole lifecycle of Managed Coherence Servers can be controlled, from creating and starting a Coherence cluster to deploying Coherence applications. This article from David Felcey outlines how to do just this, using some sample WLST scripts.
  5. SOA Suite 12c: In-depth look into Managed File Transfer (1/3) | Robert van Molken
    Managed File Transfer is a simple and secure End-to-End Managed File Gateway, with support for large files, encryption, auditing, monitoring and pass-by-reference. Robert van Molken's article looks at Oracle Managed File Transfer (MFT) as a solution to the growing problems with the use of FTP in the enterprise.
  6. Disaster Recovery for On-Premise Fusion Applications | Roland Koenn
    Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are key requirements with most business critical on-premise Fusion Applications environments. Disaster Recovery for FA can be broken down into two layers that have to be synchronized to achieve full recoverability: Shared storage and databases. The solution described in Roland Koenn's article supports simple full site switchover / failover and will satisfy most business requirements.
  7. 3 Sessions on Data Integration and Warehousing | OTN Virtual Tech Summit, Feb 11
    The middleware track of the OTN Virtual Technology Summit on February 11, 2015 includes three sessions on Data Integration and Warhousing: "Real-Time Data Replication to Hadoop using GoldenGate 12c Adaptors," " Bringing Oracle Big Data SQL to Oracle Data Integration 12c Mappings," and "An Introduction to Oracle Enterprise Metadata Manager." The event is free, so register now!
  8. Trends in Data Management: Unlock the True Value Proposition of Big Data | Ron Batra
    "The typical reference architecture has shifted significantly over the years," says Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra in this article from Profit Magazine. "Due to the rich variety of data sources...we see systems and architectures that are net-new to the average enterprise—for example, machine learning, data mining, predictive analytics, and big data visualization."
  9. iOS Setup and Requirements Guidelines for MAF 2.1.0 | Martin Deh
    With the release of Oracle MAF 2.1.0 there are a few important items that will need to be considered when upgrading the iOS environment and with JDeveloper. This article from solution architect Martin Deh covers installation guidelines and other details.
  10. How FXLoader Integrates Oracle PaaS and SaaS | Peter Care
    This concise article by Peter Care from FXLoader presents the details on his solution that combines Oracle PaaS, SaaS and the Cloud Marketplace.

Friday Dec 05, 2014

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Nov 28- Dec 4, 2014

Five of the Facebook posts in this week's Top 10 list are videos. Does that signal a trend among the 6,118 people who follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page? Who knows?

  1. Video: SOA Suite 12c High Level Overview | Oracle Learning Library
    This video overview highlights features in the Oracle SOA Suite 12c release, including automated REST/SOAP conversions, cloud adapters to simplify on-premise to cloud integration, new SAP and JDE Adapters, Managed File Transfer (MFT) for file-based integration, and much more.
  2. Embedded Oracle Documents Cloud Service Web User Interfaces for folder contents and search results | Nick Montoya
    The Embedded Oracle Documents Cloud Service Web User Interface allows users to work together on centralized content with document management features in a ready-to-use interface. Solution architect Nick Montoya shows you how.
  3. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Using Oracle ADF Libraries | Sten Vesterli
    Give Oracle ACE Director and Oracle ADF Enterprise Application Development – Made Simple: Second Edition author Sten Vesterli two minutes and he'll explain how to use Oracle ADF Libraries.
  4. MAF 2.0: Custom Toggle Springboard Functionality (or how I discovered AdfmfSlidingWindowUtilities) | Luc Bors
    Oracle ACE Luc and Oracle Mobile Application Framework Developer Guide author Luc Bors shares what he has learned.
  5. Importance of Wrapper in WebCenter Sites 11gR1 | Vivek Singh
    This paper by Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Vivek Singh examines different aspects of Wrapper, including set-up, ensuring that Wrapper works with friendly URLs, and how to use Wrapper for preview functionality in WebCenter Sites Management.
  6. Big Deal? No deal? Answer 3 Questions on Microservices
    Your opinion matters! Answer these three questions about Microservices. Your response may be quoted in an article in Oracle Magazine
  7. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Using the Direct Database Request Feature in OBIEE | Kevin McGinley
    Oracle ACE Director Kevin McGinley's tech tip focuses on using the direct database request feature in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition to empower super-users to query databases directly, bypassing the OBIEE metadata layer.
  8. Resolving Enterprise Routing and Dialing Plan complexity with Enterprise Communications Broker (ECB) | Gabriel Ostolaza
    By sending all calls to an Enterprise Communications Broker (ECB) for centralized processing, the addition of new PBXs requires only a simple configuration for that new PBX and a small modification to the existing ECB configuration. Oracle University training manager Gabriel Ostolaza explains in this article.
  9. Video: Authentication in Oracle MAF using a Social Identity
    This video from the Oracle Mobile Platform YouTube channel features Dede Morton, principal curriculum developer for Oracle Mobility and Development tools, and includes demos that illustrate how to use a social identity for Oracle MAF authentication.
  10. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Tools for SOA Governance and API Management | Luis Weir
    Oracle ACE Luis Weir nearly blew a gasket trying to beat the clock in this 2 Minute Tech Tip recorded at Oracle OpenWorld 2014. Must watch!

Friday Oct 31, 2014

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Oct 24-30, 2014

This man, one of 5,717 people following the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, became so engrossed in the articles, videos, and podcasts regularly featured there that he forgot to finish shaving.

Here is this week's list of the Top 10 most popular items on that page, October 24-30, 2014.

  1. Creating Domains with WLST | Martin Heinz
    This sample chapter from Advanced WebLogic Server Automation: Administration and Monitoring with WLST and JMX, by Martin HeinzlThe chapter starts with the minimal domain, then expands into a "comprehensive but flexible example of how to create a domain with a number of important features."
  2. MFT – Setting up SFTP Transfers using Key-based Authentication | Shub Lahiri
    A step-by-step technical how-to from Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Shub Lahiri.
  3. Oracle Identity Manager: Implementing Additional Request Information | Nitin Patel
    Nitin Patel's article offers detailed step-by-step technical instructions for implementing the Additional Request Information feature in Oracle Identity Manager.
  4. Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Service Bus – Part 3 | Steven Davelaar
    Fusion Middleware solution architect Steven Davelaar continues his series with a look at how to implement the expandDetails query parameter in the /departments GET resource covered in Part 1 and how to implement the POST and PUT methods to create and update a department.
  5. Network File System (NFS) Considerations for Fusion Applications | Roland Koenn
    Network File System (NFS) is used with the majority of Fusion Applications deployments to satisfy the requirement for shared storage. But using NFS correctly can present a challenge, typically because of incorrect settings. Solution architect Roland Koenn's article provides a baseline for most environments that can be a basis for a review of the current or planned settings.
  6. 3 Questions on Microservices: An OTN Community Discussion
    Your responses to three questions on microservices could be quoted in an upcoming article in Oracle Magazine. Click the link to share your insight
  7. Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Oct 17-23, 2014
    Are there androids among the 5,578 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page? We may never know. But those fans made these posts the Top 10 most popular for the past seven days (October 17-23, 2014). Topics covered include #jdeveloper #microservices #oam #obiee #webcenter.
  8. Submitting an ESS Job Request from BPEL in SOA 12c | David Xu
    This article by David XU shows you how to use the new “Schedule Job”, in JDeveloper to submit an ESS job request from a BPEL process.
  9. Top 5 Archbeat Blog Posts - Sept 30 to Oct 29
    The answer to the question, "What were the most popular posts on the OTN ArchBeat Blog for the last 30 days?" is right here. Topics covered include ADF, Essbase, Fusion Middleware, Oracle 12c, and WebCenter.
  10. Oracle VM 3.3 and Oracle Virtual Networking | Daniel Ritzman and Satinder Nijjar
    Authors Daniel Ritzman and Satinder Nijjar outline the steps for Oracle VM Server configuration, Fabric Manager Configuration, and Oracle VM configuration needed to provision virtual network interface cards (vNICs) onto Oracle VM Server.
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