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)


Monday Dec 09, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for December 9, 2013

Thought for the Day

"Just because something has always been done in a certain way is never a sufficient reason for continuing to do it that way. Quite the contrary."

Clarence Birdseye, American inventor, entrepreneur, and naturalist
(December 9, 1886 – October 7, 1956)


Friday Dec 06, 2013

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days (Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2013).

  1. Photos: Oracle WebLogic Hackathon at UKOUG Tech 13
    Photos from the Oracle WebLogic Hackathon held as part of Super Sunday (Dec 1, 2013)at UKOUG Tech 13 in Manchester, UK
  2. Setting up a Maven Repository Manager with Artifactory | Mark Nelson
    Mark Nelson's how-to post examines the use of the community version of Artifactory from JFrog to set up a binary repository.
  3. Oracle’s Internet of Things Platform
    Oracle's Internet of Things page offers large and always updated selection of links to a variety of useful resources—articles, videos, podcasts, etc.—covering various angles on IoT, including M2M, Java Embedded, Big Data, and more.
  4. Video: Design - Task Flow Transaction Options | Chris Muir
    Chris Muir discusses transaction options in bounded task flows, what they are designed to do, and when to use them in your ADF applications.
  5. Training for the Cutting Edge: Presentation about SW Architecture and Tools for Public Clouds
    This presentation by Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz covers various cloud technologies, including Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, EBS, Elastic Load Balancer, CloudFront, RDS), Oracle Cloud Database and Java Service, and Netflix OSS.
  6. Podcast Show Notes: Oracle SOA B2B Integration
    Listen to part one of an in-depth conversation with Krishnaprem Bhatia, Alan Perlovsky, and Scott Haaland, the authors of "Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial," from Packt Publishing.
  7. OAAM OTP code generation configuration | Viral Kamdar
    Viral Kamdar's short post offers useful how-to info on One Time Password code generation in Oracle Adaptive Access Manager.
  8. ADF Anti-Patterns: Dangerous Tutorials - Real Experience in ADF | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis based this blog post on content from one of his presentations at UKOUG Tech 13.
  9. Oracle Linux containers | Wim Coekaerts
    Read this short post from Wim for insight on his recent experiments with docker ("really cool" ) and febootstrap.
  10. The Next Big Wave: Explore mobile frontiers with Oracle ADF Mobile | Frank Nimphius
    "Enterprise developers adding mobile as an access channel to enterprise business systems need to maintain the same data validation, business logic, and security levels as for traditional applications," says Frank Nimphius. Read his article to learn more.

Thursday Dec 05, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: Oracle SOA B2B Integration

In the latest OTN ArchBeat podcast features a conversation with the authors of Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial, as they discuss various aspects of the interplay between Oracle B2B and Oracle SOA Suite, evolving integration standards, and more.

The Panelists

(Listed alphabetically)
  • Krishnaprem Bhatia, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Oracle B2B and Oracle SOA Suite
  • Alan Perlovsky, Senior Principal Consultant for Fusion Middleware, Service Oriented Architecture, and Integration at Oracle.
  • Scott Haaland, Principal Product Manager, B2B and Apps Integration components of Oracle SOA Suite.
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The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: A discussion of the basics of Oracle SOA B2B Integration.
  • Listen to Part 2: The authors discuss some of the automation possibilities with Oracle SOA B2B.
  • Listen to Part 3: EDI remains in wide use among old-guard companies, but newer companies are embracing ebXML and other alternatives. The authors look at the evolution of new integration standards.

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Friday Aug 30, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 30, 2013

  1. Smart View hangs on Studio Drill through issue | Glenn Schwartzberg
    Business Intelligence expert and Oracle ACE Director Glenn Schwartzberg shares insight gained in discovering that the solution to a problem was something that made no sense.
  2. Visualizing the Coherence Datagram Test | Andy Nguyen
    Where does he find the time? Here's another post from solution architect Andy Nguyen, this time covering the Coherence Datagram Test, a tool that "sends and receives UDP packets between two ore more machines to evaluate the health and performance of the network between those machines."
  3. Podcast: "Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration"
    In this Oracle Author Podcast, Krishnaprem Bhatia, Alan Perlovsky, and Scott Haaland talk about their new book, "Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial."
  4. Bulk loading a Coherence cache from an Oracle Database | Andy Nguyen
    Solution architect Andy Nguyen shares tech tips on using the Coherence Invocation Service when pre-loading data from an Oracle Database table into an Oracle Coherence cache.
  5. Webcast: SANS Institute Analyst Review: Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall
    Most organizations do a lousy job of monitoring unauthorized changes to their databases. In this webcast SANS Institute senior instructor Tanya Baccam will discuss the importance of monitoring database activity for security and compliance and will offer her review of Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall.
  6. How to Recover the RPD Repository Password in Fusion Applications or OBIEE | Richard Williams
    Without an RPD Repository Password the BI Administration tool can't open the RPD file, and the RPD file cannot be published. Solution architect Richard Williams' article provides the steps on how to retrieve the password should it be lost or forgotten.
  7. Podcast: Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Mobile App Development - Part 2
    Two Java evangelists, an Oracle ADF expert, and an EclipseLink project lead walk into a room... There's no punchline, but there is 10 minutes of insightful conversation about how Java developers can leverage their existing skills to get their piece of the mobile app development pie.

Thought for the Day

"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken."

Warren Buffett, American business magnate
(Born August 30, 1930r)


Monday Jul 22, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for July 14-20, 2013

I post 'em, you click 'em. These are the Top 10 most popular items posted on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of July 14-20, 2013.

  1. Podcast: The Fusion Middleware A-Team and the Chronicles of Architecture - Part 3
    In the third and final segment of this series the panel of Fusion Middleware solution architects discusses the analysts, journalists, and other resources they rely on to stay ahead of the curve as the technology evolves, and reveals the most recent article or blog post they shared with other A-team members.
  2. Survey: Choose the next OTN T-Shirt for Oracle OpenWorld
    If you attend Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne this fall you know you're probably going to go home with an OTN t-shirt. Here's your chance to voice your opinion on what that shirt should look like. Click the link, take the poll!
  3. OTN Architect Resources: Articles and White Papers
    Looking for articles on Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle WebLogic, Service Bus, Web Service Manager, Enterprise Manager, and more? You've come to the right place.
  4. Clarification: Oracle Linux and Oracle Clusterware | Wim Coekaerts
    Wim Coekaerts clears up some misinformation about what is included in Oracle Linux Support subscription purchases—and the news is good.
  5. Webcast: Technical Deep Dive into WebLogic, Coherence, more - What's all the excitement about?
    The Oracle Cloud Application launch webcast on July 31 will feature technical Deep Dives into WebLogic Server 12c, Release 12.1.2, Coherence 12c, Release 12.1.2, JDeveloper 12c, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c, ADF 12c and NetBeans. The impressive roster of speakers includes Cameron Purdy, Dr. Frank Munz, and Oracle ACE Director Simon Haslam.
  6. Oracle Applications and BI | John van der Kooij
    "The wow factor for most of the Fusion Applications package comes with the ability to do a lot of analyzing," says says John van der Kooij. "The question is, did Oracle pull a rabbit out of its hat or was this a lingering ability by the company that has never been in sight of the group of Oracle Applications users?"
  7. Video: ADF How-To #2: Adding a Transient VO Attribute via Customization | Vik Kumar
    Seven minutes of video is all that separates you from knowing how to add a new transient View Object attribute and then add it to the table using customization. Check out this new YouTube video from the Fusion Applications Developer Relations Team.
  8. Andrew McAfee speaking at live event series: Oracle Big Data at Work
    If you're a regular reader of MIT principal research scientist Andrew McAfee's blog you won't want to miss this opportunity to see him live as the keynote speaker for this event focused on real-world Big Data case studies presented by industry experts. Events will be held in San Jose, CA (August 5-6, 2013 San Jose Marriott), Chicago, IL (August 7-8, 2013 Westin Michigan Avenue), New York, NY (August 12-13, 2013 Marriott Marquis Times Square). Registration is free, but seating is limited.
  9. Cloud Application Foundation 12c is here!
    Cloud Application Foundation brings together key industry-leading technologies: Oracle WebLogic Server for Java EE; Oracle Coherence In-Memory Data Grid; Oracle Tuxedo for C/C++/COBOL; Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder; and Oracle Traffic Director for load balancing capabilities. Learn more in a special online launch event on July 31.
  10. Generate Tradingpartners for Oracle B2B 11g with Ant | Martien van den Akker
    Martien van den Akker's extensive post shares the technical details of a solution that allows a Dutch energy company to "to exchange information about energy delivery with other companies that supply and transport energy."

Thought for the Day

"True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed."

Tom Robbins
(Born July 22, 1936)


Thursday Jul 18, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 18, 2013

  1. This is ADF Architecture TV | Chris Muir
    "This free TV channel will publish, week by week, episode by episode, a huge array of short, distinct topics as relating to all parts of the ADF development lifecycle," says Chris Muir, "from planning, to design, to development, deployment and delivery."
  2. JDeveloper 12c & ADF 12c: Launch of the next generation | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema pulls together a lot of information to provide an excellent overview of (and his insight into) the barrage of recent new Oracle development tool releases.
  3. Mobile Field Service Store and Forward Multiple Platforms
    "In contrast with the current Oracle Mobile Field Service Store and Forward application, the Multiple Platform application does not utilize Oracle Lite server as the middle tier server to synchronize data. Instead, it uses the Representational State Transfer (REST) APIs to synchronize data between the server and the client database."
  4. July 2013 FMW Proactive Patches Released | Mustafa Kaya
    Mustafa Kaya shares stuff you need to know about yesterday's release of Fusion Middleware (FMW) Proactive patches.
  5. WebLogic Server 12.1.2 Released | Steve Button
    Steve "Butso" Button shares resources for those interested in the recent Oracle WebLogic 12.1.2 release.
  6. Generate Tradingpartners for Oracle B2B 11g with Ant | Martien van den Akker
    Martien van den Akker's extensive post shares the technical details of a solution that allows a Dutch energy company to "to exchange information about energy delivery with other companies that supply and transport energy."

Thought for the Day

"It always seems impossible until it's done."

Nelson Mandela
(Born July 18, 1918)


Tuesday Mar 13, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-03-13

Thought for the Day

"Architect: Someone who knows the difference between that which could be done and that which should be done."
Larry McVoy



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