Friday Jan 17, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - January 10-16, 2014

I pick 'em, you click 'em.

Hear are the Top 10 most popular community updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days (January 10-16, 2014).

  1. Service Oriented Architecture: New OTN Technical Articles
    Did you miss these four new OTN technical articles covering Service Oriented Architecture? No worries! Links and information in the latest post on the ArchBeat blog.
  2. Sample Chapter: Migrating to the Cloud: Methodology and Design
    This sample chapter from Migrating to the Cloud, (2012, Elsevier) by Tom Laszewski and Prakash Nauduri, focuses on the factors that affect the success of cloud migration projects.
  3. Java EE 8 Community Survey - Part 2! | The Aquarium
    The Aquarium -- the Glassfish community blog -- shares links and details on the now-open Java EE 8 Community Survey. Share your thoughts and be a part of Java's future.
  4. Application Architecture in Groovy | Dan Woods
    In this presentation from SpringOne 2GX 2013, Dan Woods examines the strengths and flexibility in Groovy, including its dynamic nature, categories and mixins, to create a powerful, maintainable, and simple application architecture.
  5. Case Management: Contrasting Production vs. Adaptive | Keith Swenson
    Keith Swenson shares a detailed explanation of the differences between Adaptive Case Management (ACM) and Production Case Management (PCM) and how each fits into "a spectrum of process technologies."
  6. Podcast Show Notes: Finding a Shorter Path to SOA - Part 1
    The OTN ArchBeat Podcast kicks off the new year with a conversation with three highly experienced SOA experts about strategies for dealing with some of the problems that can thwart SOA efforts within some organizations.
  7. Enhancing the WebCenter Portal ADF Template - 3 easy steps for front-end developers | John Sim
    Oracle ACE Jon Sim shares tips for creating new ADF Templates for WebCenter Portal. "These tips are for front end developers applying a branded template or who are integrating their own custom Javascript enhancements," John says.
  8. Error with Oracle BPM process metric view during deployment | Jan van Zoggel
    Oracle ACE Jan van Zoggel shares a quick fix for a problem you may encounter when configuring metrics in Oracle BPM.
  9. Video: ADFBC Application Modules: AM Connection Sharing | Chris Muir
    Chris Muir investigates ADF BC bounded task flow transaction options and how they can make AM's share connections behind the scenes.
  10. Unlock Your IT with API Management | Mala Ramakrishnan
    This Service Technology Magazine article by Mala Ramakrishnan looks at "a comprehensive API management solution that helps organizations develop well-designed infrastructure that securely exposes APIs all the way to managing the front-end for adoption."

Thought for the Day

"A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life."

Muhammad Ali
(Born January 17, 1942)

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

Talk and Trust are Keys to Successful SOA

One of the observations that came out of the SOA expert roundtable discussion captured in the latest OTN ArchBeat podcast was that while SOA tools and technologies are mature, some organizations still struggle with SOA because they lack the organizational maturity to overcome the lack of communication, cooperation, and trust between siloed development groups.

You'll find additional insight into those issues in the latest blog post from David Sprott, which includes highlights from a survey in which he asked architects, designers and project managers about service specification practices.

Among the highlights from that survey:

  • DIY is the dominant service specification approach
  • Documents and spreadsheets still dominate tool usage for service planning, reporting and management
  • Dissatisfaction with tool support, "particularly in the context of communicating service specifications between the different roles and groups across the organization."

On that last point, are the tools really to blame? If, as those participating in my podcast pointed out, the "not invented here" syndrome still seems to throw up barriers to service reuse across siloes, isn't that a people, rather than a tool problem?

Thursday Nov 21, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 21, 2013

  1. 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 and supported via ADF Data Controls."
  2. Creating ADF BC View Object Instances On The Fly | Andrejus Baranovskis
    This post by Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis describes a use case in which "we have a set of common Entity Objects and want to handle View Objects and UI dynamically."
  3. JDeveloper Extension To Suppress Warnings | Wilfred vander Deijl
    Oracle ACE Wilfred vander Deijl shares the details on a JDeveloper 12c extension he created to suppress warnings when working with XML files.
  4. How to Recognize the Requirements in Use Cases | Jan Kettenis
    Solution architect Jan Kettenis shares tips for writing effective use cases.
  5. Oracle BPM 11g: Adaptive Case Management Quick Start Video Series | Oracle Learning Library
    This series of Oracle Learning Library video tutorials is designed to introduce business analysts and application developers to Adaptive Case Management in Oracle BPM 11g.
  6. Transaction Boundaries and Rollbacks in Oracle SOA Suite | Oracle Learning Library
    This self-study eCourse from Oracle Learning Library explains transaction boundaries in SOA mediator and BPEL components, and includes examples of rollback behaviors in various sample transaction scenarios.

Thought for the Day

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong."

Voltaire, French writer, historian, and philosopher
(November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Oct 22, 2013

IoT? Time for Enterprise Architecture

Of course you've been listening to the latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast on the challenges and opportunities in the Internet of Things. If so, you'll also be interested in ZDNet blogger Joe McKendricks' recent post, Will the 'Internet of Things' make CIOs' jobs harder?. In that post McKendrick offers this important bit of advice that will certainly have architects saying "I told you so."

Enterprises need to develop architectural approaches to the management of data. Meaning the development of repeatable processes to source, ingest, transform and store information. For years, IT managers simply bought more hardware and addressed data with on-off integration projects. Now it's time for enterprise architecture.

IoT is an important new phase in the evolution of enterprise IT. Challenging? You bet! But meeting any such challenge requires big, broad thinking and planning. In that context Enterprise Architecture has always been important. But as IoT gains traction and speed, enterprise architecture should be top of mind for all concerned.

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