Monday Jan 07, 2013

Articles for Architects: Top 10 for 2012

Architects cover a lot of territory, from high-level, big-picture issues to the nuts-and-bolts of various products and technologies. This list of the Top 10 most popular OTN articles from 2012 reflects those varied interests. This is what you were reading in 2012:

  1. How To Configure Browser-based SSO with Kerberos/SPNEGO and Oracle WebLogic Server
    by Abhijit Patil
    [Published May 2012]
    Oracle WebLogic Server offers a complete solution for single sign-on with Microsoft clients using Kerberos.
  2. Security for Everyone
    by Frank Nimphius
    [January 2012]
    Protect your Oracle ADF applications from unauthorized access using the Oracle ADF Security feature.
  3. Start Small, Grow Fast
    by Edwin BiemondOracle ACE, Ronald van LuttikhuizenOracle ACE Director, and Demed L'Her
    [Published January 2012]
    A set of pragmatic best practices for deploying a simple and sound SOA footprint that can grow with business demand.
  4. Unit Testing Asynchronous BPEL Processes Using soapUI
    by Daniel Amadei
    [Published February 2012]
    Thanks to its support for Mocking and WS-Addressing, soapUI can be used to test asynchronous BPEL processes.
  5. Enterprise Architecture, Organizational Structure, and Company Performance
    by Travis Wissink
    [Published February 2012]
    Travis Wissink examines the connections, and what they mean for architects.
  6. On the Road with BI
    by Mark RittmanOracle ACE Director
    [Published March 2012]
    Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile gives your iOS device the business.
  7. Software Architecture for High Availability in the Cloud
    by Brian Jimerson
    [Published June 2012]
    A look at the paradigm shifts in designing fault tolerance from machine-based architectures to cloud-based architectures, and how enterprise applications need to be engineered to ensure the highest level of availability in the cloud.
  8. Migrating Oracle Discoverer Data to Oracle Business Intelligence 11g
    by Edelweiss Kammermann
    [Published February 2012]
    Plan your migration project, step by step.
  9. On History, Basics, and Network Performance
    by Tom Kyte
    [Published January 2012]
    Our technologist recalls a Web seminar, gives the right hint, and dishes on network performance.
  10. Scaling Service Oriented Architecture
    by Philip Wik
    [Published August 2012]
    Philip Wik explores what scaling is and what it means to a Service Oriented Architecture, and proposes Oracle-based solutions to SOA scaling and an Oracle-based SOA scaling roadmap.

Want more? You'll find a list of the latest OTN technical articles here, along with the complete article archive organized by topic.

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Thursday Dec 20, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for December 20, 2012

  • SCA Composites: Java or BPEL? | Lonneke Dikmans
    Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans shares insight gained in moving a composite service from Oracle Service Bus to BPEL. "Moving the Java from OSB to the Spring context was very easy," she says.
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Security: More on Upstart | Chris Johnson
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team Architect Chris Johnson published a couple of posts on UIpstart. But his readers wanted more. "More explanation, more clarity, and more about how to use Upstart to boot the entire environment." Chris gives the people what they want.
  • Trendspotting 2013 | Billy Cripe
    "2013 will be a year where business has a deep need for expertise, data, security, and people who can execute," says Oracle ACE Billy Cripe, "and information is at the heart of it all."
  • WebCenter Content Web Search Performance: Do you really need that folder path info? | Nicolas Montoya
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Nicolas Montoya shares a technical tip for putting the pedal to the metal for search operations in the Oracle WebCenter Content Web Interface.
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.4 Review | Jeff James
    Petri IT Knowledgebase Editorial Director Jeff James spent several weeks playing with Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.4. He shares his thoughts and observations in this detailed review.
  • How Agile Do You Need to Be? | Jim Highsmith
    "There are two capabilities (at least) needed to be an agile organization," says Jim Highsmith, "the ability to anticipate areas of needed responsiveness, and the ability to adapt to unforeseen changes. This blog addresses only the first of these; however, by thinking about how to respond to anticipated changes, the organization contributes to the second capability also."
  • Software Engineering: Off to a Bad Start? | Glenn Vanderburg
    Living Social developer Glenn Vanderburg's keynote presentation at QCon 2012 in San Francisco makes some interesting points about the role of the software engineer. What do you think? Are titles like "software engineer" and "software architect" misleading, inaccurate, or misappropriated? What's in a name?
  • RDA Health Checks for SOA | Shawn Bailey
    Shawn Bailey explains what RDA Health checks are, why they matter for Oracle SOA Suite, and how you can run them.

Thought for the Day

"Computer Science is the only discipline in which we view adding a new wing to a building as being maintenance."

Jim Horning

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Monday Dec 10, 2012

ArchBeat Top 10 for December 2-8, 2012

The Top 10 most-clicked items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of December 2-8, 2012

  1. Configure Oracle SOA JMSAdatper to Work with WLS JMS Topics
    Another of the four posts published on Dec 4 by the Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger identified as "fip" illlustrates "how to configure the JMS Topic, the JmsAdapter connection factory, as well as the composite so that the JMS Topic messages will be evenly distributed to same composite running off different SOA cluster nodes without causing duplication."
  2. Web Service Example - Part 3: Asynchronous
    Part 3 in this series from the Oracle ADF Mobile blog looks at "firing the web service asynchronously and then filling in the UI when it completes." Denis says, "This can be useful when you have data on the device in a local store and want to show that to the user while the application uses lazy loading from a web service to load more data."
  3. Advanced Oracle SOA Suite Oracle Open World 2012 SOA Presentations
    Oracle SOA & BPM Partner Community blogger Juergen Kress shares a list of 13 SOA presentations delivered or moderated by Oracle SOA Product Management at OOW12 in San Francisco.
  4. Oracle WebLogic Server WLS Domain Browser
    My colleague Jeff Davies, a frequent speaker at OTN Architect Day events and a genuinely nice guy, emailed me last night with this message: "I just came across this app on Google Play. It allows WebLogic administrators to browse WLS 12c domain information. I installed it on my phone and tried it out. Works very fast." I'm an iPhone guy, but I'm perfectly comfortable taking Jeff at his word. The app is called WLS Domain Browser. Follow the link for more info from the Google Play site.
  5. Retrieve Performance Data from SOA Infrastructure Database
    Another of the four blog posts published on Dec 4 by very busy Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member "fip," this one offers "examples of some basic SQL queries you can run against the infrastructure database of Oracle SOA Suite 11G to acquire the performance statistics for a given period of time."
  6. How to Achieve OC4J RMI Load Balancing
    "Having returned from a customer who faced challenges with OC4J RMI load balancing, I felt there is still some confusion in the field [about] how OC4J RMI load balancing works," says the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member known only as "fip." "Hence I decide to dust off an old tech note that I wrote a few years back and share it with the general public."
  7. From XaaS to Java EE – Which damn cloud is right for me in 2012?
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele wrestles with a timely technical issue and shares his observations on several of the alternatives.
  8. Exalogic 2.0.1 Tea Break Snippets - Creating a ModifyJeOS VirtualBox
    "One of the main advantages of this is that Templates can be created away from the Exalogic Environment," explains The Old Toxophilist. (BTW: I had to look it up: a toxophilist is one who collects bows and arrows.)
  9. ADF Mobile - Implementing Reusable Mobile Architecture
    "Reusability was always a strong part of ADF," says Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis. "The same high reusability level is supported now in ADF Mobile." The objective of this post is "to prove technically that [the] reusable architecture concept works for ADF Mobile."
  10. Using BPEL Performance Statistics to Diagnose Performance Bottlenecks
    Someone had a busy day… This post, one of four published on DeC 4 by a member of the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team identified only as "fip," offers details on how to "enable, retrieve and interpret the performance statistics, before the future versions provides a more pleasant user experience."

Thought for the Day

"If you're afraid to change something it is clearly poorly designed."

Martin Fowler

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Monday Nov 26, 2012

ArchBeat Top 10 for November 18-24, 2012

The Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of November 18-24, 2012.

  1. One-Stop Shop for over 200 On-Demand Oracle Webcasts
    Webcasts can be a great way to get information about Oracle products without having to go cross-eyed reading yet another document off your computer screen. Oracle's new Webcast Center offers selectable filtering to make it easy to get to the information you want. Yes, you have to register to gain access, but that process is quick, and with over 200 webcasts to choose from you know you'll find useful content.
  2. Oracle SOA Suite 11g PS 5 introduces BPEL with conditional correlation for aggregation scenarios | Lucas Jellema
    An extensive, detailed technical post from Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema.
  3. Oracle Utilities Application Framework V4.2.0.0.0 Released | Anthony Shorten
    Principal Product Manager Anthony Shorten shares an overview of the changes implemented in the new release.
  4. Fault Handling and Prevention - Part 1 | Guido Schmutz and Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    In this technical article, part one of a four part series, Oracle ACE Directors Guido Schmutz and Ronald van Luttikhuizen guide you through an introduction to fault handling in a service-oriented environment using Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Service Bus.
  5. Oracle BPM Process Accelerators and process excellence | Andrew Richards
    "Process Accelerators are ready-to-deploy solutions based on best practices to simplify process management requirements," says Capgemini's Andrew Richards. "They are considered to be 'product grade,' meaning they have been designed; engineered, documented and tested by Oracle themselves to a level that they can be deployed as-is for a solution to a problem or extended as appropriate for a particular scenario."
  6. Videos: Getting Started with Java Embedded | The Java Source
    Interested in Java Embedded? You'll want to check out these videos provided Tori Wieldt, including interviews with Oracle's James Allen and Kevin Smith, recorded at ARM TechCon.
  7. JPA SQL and Fetching tuning ( EclipseLink ) | Edwin Biemond
    Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond's post illustrates how to "use the department and employee entity of the HR Oracle demo schema to explain the JPA options you have to control the SQL statements and the JPA relation Fetching."
  8. Devoxx 2012 Trip Report - clouds and sunshine | Markus Eisele
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele shares an extensive and entertaining account of his experience at Devoxx 2012.
  9. Towards Ultra-Reusability for ADF - Adaptive Bindings | Duncan Mills
    "The task flow mechanism embodies one of the key value propositions of the ADF Framework," says Duncan Mills. "However, what if we could do more? How could we make task flows even more re-usable than they are today?" As you might expect, Duncan has answers for those questions.
  10. Java Specification Requests in Numbers | Markus Eisele
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele shares some interesting data culled from the Java Community Process site.

Thought for the Day

"You can't have great software without a great team, and most software teams behave like dysfunctional families."

Jim McCarthy

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Tuesday Nov 20, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 20, 2012

Thought for the Day

"Building large applications is still really difficult. Making them serve an organisation well for many years is almost impossible."

Malcolm P. Atkinson

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

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