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. 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


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


Wednesday Jun 27, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-06-27

Thought for the Day

"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult."

C. A. R. Hoare


Tuesday May 15, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-05-15

Thought for the Day

"Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't you think?"

L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Source: GoodReads

Friday Apr 13, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-04-13


Thought for the Day

"There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence."

Jeremy S. Anderson

Friday Mar 09, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-03-09

Thought for the Day
"If you think good architecture is expensive, try bad architecture."
Brian Foote and Joseph Yoder

Friday Mar 02, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-03-02

Today's Quote

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
Douglas Adams

Thursday Mar 01, 2012

ArchBeat Top 30 for 30

Each day during the work week I share a variety of links via my social networks. These links point to resources I deem to be of interest to the OTN architect community, typically articles or blog posts by architects, or relevant events. The following list represents the 30 most-clicked links for the past 30 days, listed in descending order of popularity.

  1. Book review: Do more with SOA integration | @deltalounge
  2. A use case to illustrate how clouds, mobility and big data create new business capabilities | Andy Mulholland
  3. Oracle Cloud Conference: dates and locations worldwide
  4. Cloud Conference Goes Global; Hands-on Java; Cloud Considerations
  5. White Paper: An Architect's Guide to Big Data | Dr. Helen Sun and Peter Heller
  6. Latest federal 'shared services' strategy is actually SOA redux | Joe McKendrick
  7. White Paper: Oracle SOA Suite 11G Database Growth Management Strategy
  8. Webcast: Bridging the Big Data Divide with Oracle Data Integration
  9. Oracle Technology Network Virtual Developer Day: Java
  10. Webcast: Oracle Solutions Maximize the Value of the Smart Grid Data Explosion
  11. Your Presentation at the "Oracle SOA & BPM Customer Insights Online Summit" | J Swaroop
  12. Oracle Hardware Systems: The Extreme Performance Tour - Dates and Locations Worldwide
  13. February OTN Member Discounts/Offers
  14. The latest Java Magazine issue is out and it's all about JavaEE!
  15. Well Hello There, Oracle Social Network Videos | @jkuramot
  16. Standardized IT-platforms are essential for Business Agility | @omebos
  17. Is Java technology going to disappear? Heck No! says this article | Hinkmond Wong
  18. Questions for an Enterprise Architect | Erik Dörnenburg
  19. 3 secrets to creating a business case for cloud computing | David Linthicum
  20. Event: Oracle High Availability Solutions for MySQL - Stockholm
  21. Oracle Online Forum: Big Data Essentials
  22. Interview on Software Systems Architecture with Nick Rozanski and Eoin Woods
  23. Software Naturalism - Embracing the Real Behind the Ideal | Michael Feathers
  24. Webcast: Top 10 Tips to Accelerate Oracle VM Deployments
  25. Oracle Social Business Thought Leaders Webcast Series
  26. Exalogic and Multicast | Sabha Parameswaran
  27. Glassfish - Vertical clustering with multiple domains | Alexandru Ersenie
  28. Configure WebLogic Resource Adapters with ANT | @Biemond
  29. Warning – action required: key Internet changes taking place | Andy Mulholland
  30. Unit Testing Asynchronous BPEL Processes Using soapUI | Daniel Amadei

Friday Feb 24, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-02-24

Today's Quote

"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery."
Harold Wilson

Monday Feb 20, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top Ten

The top 10 most clicked links shared via my social networks for the week of February 13-18, 2012.

  1. Unit Testing Asynchronous BPEL Processes Using soapUI | Daniel Amadei
    Thanks to its support for Mocking and WS-Addressing, soapUI can be used to test asynchronous BPEL processes. Daniel Amadei shows you how in this OTN technical article.
  2. Multicast Vs. Unicast with WebLogic Clustering | Sabha Parameswaran
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team solutions architect Sabha Parameswaran offers a brief comparision and some general guidelines around using the different messaging options in this post on his "All Things Middleware" blog.
  3. The making of the Oracle Service Bus 11g Development Cookbook | Guido Schmutz
    Oracle ACE Guido Schmutz shares some background information on the book he recently completed in collaboration with Mischa Kölliker, Jan van Zoggel, and fellow Oracle ACES Edwin Biemond and Eric Elzinga. The book is available now.
  4. Diagnose SOA Suite 11g Issues Using RDA (Remote Diagnostic Agent) | Shawn Bailey
    Bailey's extensive post includes diagrams, screenshots, links to documentation resources, and a link to a webcast where you can see all of it in action.
  5. Thanks to the cloud, integration is back — with a twist | David Linthicum
    InfoWorld columnist David Linthicum shares his insight into the evolution of integration in the age of Cloud Computing.
  6. Your Presentation at the "Oracle SOA & BPM Customer Insights Online Summit" | Jyothi Swaroop
    Jyothi wants to hear from those interested in presenting at an upcoming virtual summit. Come on, you know you want to. You can get semi-famous and save on air fare. Your boss will be happy to have such a smart, thrifty person on the payroll.
  7. Enterprise Architecture, Organizational Structure, and Company Performance | Travis Wissink
    Wissink's contribution to the Oracle Experiences in Enterprise Architecture article series includes a couple of examples that illustrate the connections.
  8. Cloud Conference Goes Global; Hands-on Java; Cloud Considerations
    This one is a link to the OTN Architect Homepage, which always features the latest and greatest content from across the OTN architect community and a wealth of resources covering SOA, Cloud Computing, Virtualization, and and other topics
  9. Lessons Learned in Large Scale Transformations | Hamidou Dia
    Hamidou Dia's brief case history of the IT transformation efforts at Bank of America and Dell is also part of the Oracle Experiences in Enterprise Architecture article series.
  10. Coherence Clustering Principles | David Felcey
    David Felcey's detailed post is a great primer for those interested in learning more about Oracle Coherence.



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