Wednesday Mar 25, 2015

Video: Error Handling and Recovery in Oracle BPM12c | Antonis Antoniou

Oracle ACE Associate and eProseed Technical Director Antonis Antoniou puts the pedal to the metal with this tip on two new developer-centric error handling and recovery features in Oracle BPM12c.

Antonis's tip is based on his OTN technical article series:

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Tuesday Mar 03, 2015

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - February 24-March 2, 2015

The Top 10 most-retweeted tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days, February 24-March 2, 2015.

  1. Free #OTNVTS Feb 25. Middleware sessions by @markrittman @mrainey @stewartbryson Feb 24, 2015 at 03:00 AM
  2. #OTNVTS Middleware lab: Data Replication to #Hadoop using #GoldenGate12c Adaptors. TODAY. 9:30am GMT
    Feb 25, 2015 at 03:30 AM
  3. Video: #Hyperion Metadata Integration, by @rodrigoradtke and @rzgiampaoli #2MTT @oracleace
    Feb 25, 2015 at 09:42 AM
  4. RT @CameronLackpour: Just posted latest #Essbase book: Developing Essbase Applications: Hybrid Techniques and Practices #developingessbase #orclepm #OBIEE
    Mar 2, 2015 at 12:31 PM
  5. Podcast: @nicovanbenthem @lonnekedikmans @dschmied @t_winterberg talk Adaptive Case Mgmt
    Feb 25, 2015 at 01:49 PM
  6. RT @stevendavelaar: Having fun testing performance of SOAP, REST-XML, and REST-JSON calls in Oracle MAF. Incredible differences! Blog post …
    Feb 25, 2015 at 12:52 PM
  7. RT @OracleDI: Proudly announcing Oracle #GoldenGate for #BigData. Join us on 5th March to learn more.
    Feb 24, 2015 at 08:55 AM
  8. Free #OTNVTS March 4. Middleware sessions by @markrittman @mrainey @stewartbryson #oracleace
    Feb 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM
  9. March 4. #OTNVTS. Middleware track. 6 experts. 6 Sessions. All free.
    Mar 1, 2015 at 08:00 PM
  10. Oracle #BPM12c Advanced Error Handling and Recovery - Part 1, by @AntoniouAntonis
    Feb 24, 2015 at 08:40 AM

Friday Feb 27, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Feb 20-26, 2015

Say hello to the Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days, February 20-26, 2015.

  1. Introducing Oracle Big Data Discovery Part 1: "The Visual Face of Hadoop" | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman kicks off a new series with this look at how Big Data Discovery is architected and how it works with Cloudera CDH5.
  2. Oracle has introduced API Manager! | Maarten Smeets
    Certified Oracle SOA / Java / BPM integration specialist Maarten Smeets shares his perspective on the recently released Oracle API Manager.
  3. Calling All WebLogic Users: Please Help Us Improve WebLogic Documentation! | Reza Rahman
    Reza Rahman shares information on a new, 2-page survey you can complete to help improve WebLogic documentation.
  4. Jumpstarting Development on the Cloud – Part 2: Packaging and Build | Ashish Singh
    This article by solution architect Ashish Singh demonstrates how to use the Developer Cloud Service to automate your Maven based development lifecycle, with a focus on how the Maven Repository can be populated with Weblogic or other custom jars, and how the Hudson build jobs and deployments can be configured.
  5. Extending Your SaaS Applications with PaaS | Debra Lilley
    Oracle ACE Director Debra Lilley recaps what she learned in a workshop focused on building PaaS extensions using the Rapid Development Kit, a collection of ADF artifacts.
  6. Jumpstarting Development on the #Cloud – Part 1 : Standardizing a Workflow | Jeevan Joseph
    Solution architect Jeevan Joseph's article introduces you to a standardized multi-user workflow for the Oracle Developer Cloud Service. The intent is to showcase a how a team starting on the Service would collaborate on code to address various requirements and use-cases in a typical SDLC model.
  7. Oracle Weblogic SAML2 Authorization | Luis Rodriguez
    CERN's Luis Rodriguez illustrates how to authorize your users in Oracle Weblogic once they have been authenticated.
  8. 4 New OTN Tech articles on JDeveloper, BPM, ADF
    What do Wilfred van der Deijl, Richard Olrichs, Antonis Antoniou, and Ganesh Kamble do when they're not actually working with JDeveloper, ADF, and Oracle BPM? They write detailed technical articles to help you in your work with JDeveloper, ADF, and Oracle BPM. Here are four great examples.
  9. Data Presenter Framework - Webcenter Portal PS7 | Rohan Walia
    Rohan Walia's article provides an overview of WebCenter Data Presenter and step-by-step instructions for creating data controls and task flows at runtime.
  10. Honing a Cloud Transformation Strategy: Part III: The Critical "How" | Ron Batra
    According to Oracle ACE Director and cloud expert Ron Batra, "The How" is where the rubber really meets the road in your cloud transformation strategy. "Things become infinitely more interesting," he says. Read the latest installment in his ongoing series.

Thursday Feb 26, 2015

4 New OTN Tech articles on JDeveloper, BPM, ADF

As if these people don't already spend plenty of time pounding a keyboard and taxing their tendons just doing their jobs...

Here are four new OTN technical articles written by community members.

Oracle BPM 12c Advanced Error Handling and Recovery - Part 1
by Oracle ACE Associate Antonis Antoniou
This article by Oracle ACE Associate Antonis Antoniou is part one of a two part series that compares the differences in fault handling options between Oracle BPM 11g and 12c, and explores the new error handling and recovery features introduced in Oracle BPM 12c.

Quality Assurance with JDeveloper 11g and 12c
by Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl and Oracle ACE Richard Olrichs
A pair of ACEs explain the process behind creating Oracle JDeveloper and Application Development Framework (ADF) code audit rules, and why they think this is a powerful tool for developers.

Tutorial: Creating JDeveloper Audit Rules
by Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl and
Oracle ACE Richard Olrichs
Why postpone quality assurance until the very end of the software development process when you can use JDeveloper extensions to apply quality checks and rules to the code you write when you're writing it? In this 4-part companion tutorial for the article listed above, Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl and Oracle ACE Richard Olrichs show you how.

Externalize the Security of Oracle ADF Applications Using Oracle Entitlements Server
by Ganesh Kamble
This article discusses 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.

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Friday Jan 23, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Jan 16-22, 2015

Here it is! Among the 6,417 fans of the  OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, the following items were the Top 10 most popular for the last seven days, January 16-22, 2015.

  1. 3 Middleware Expert Sessions on Integration and Open Source
    Oracle experts Brian Oliver (Architect, Oracle Coherence team), Mikael Fries (Director of Product Management for Oracle Application Testing Solutions) and Mark Nelson (Architect, Oracle Platform Engineering) will each present sessions on Integration and Open Source, part of the Middleware track in the free Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit, February 11, 2015. Register now!
  2. Loading Data in Oracle Database Cloud Service | Arvind Srinivasamoorthy
    The Oracle Database Cloud Service (DbCS) does not provide a JDBC interface for external applications and tools (such as SQL developer) to work directly with data in DbCS. However, there are multiple options available bringing data into DbCS. This article by A-Team solution architect Arvind Srinivasamoorthy discusses these options in the context of loading data.
  3. Reading MAF iOS Simulator Logging Output | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shows you how to locate and open the application.log file so you can read Oracle Mobile Application Framework logging output from the iOS simulator.
  4. SOA and BPM 12.1.3 BP1 Released | Mark Nelson
    Here's a brief post from RedStack blogger Mark Nelson with information on the release of the Oracle SOA and BPM 12.1.3 Bundle Patch 1 (BP1).
  5. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: New Enterprise Manager Release Delivers Adaptive Private PaaS | Yoav Eilat
    Yoav Eilat's post looks at three areas where database and middleware users and managers will benefit from Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c's expanded capabilities around Platform as a Service (PaaS) delivery in private clouds.
  6. Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Jan 9-15, 2015
    The January 16 edition of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Friday Top 10 list included links to articles covering Authentication, Business Intelligence, eCommerce, Endeca, GoldenGate 12c, Maven, WebLogic, and more. Catch up on what you might have missed!
  7. OTN Virtual Technology Summit: Middleware Track: Open Source and Integration Agenda
    The Middleware track in the OTN Virtual Technology Summit coming up in February is itself split into two sub-tracks. This post from the OTN ArchBeat Blog presents the agenda for the sessions in the Open Source and Integration sub-track, which features sessions covering WebLogic, Coherence, Maven, Java EE, and more.
  8. OTN VTS Middleware Track Session Resources
    If you plan to participate in the middleware track of the OTN Virtual Technology Summit on Feb 11, you'll want to take a look at this list of supplemental resources. Included in the list are guides for the hands-on labs for the Oracle Maven Repository,
  9. Inside Fusion Middleware 12c: Increasing Scalability with JMS Adapter 12c | Stefan Koser
    This article by A-Team solution architect Stefan Koser illustrates how the JMS Adapter in the new Fusion Middleware 12c release can be configured in high throughput scenarios to use fewer threads than in previous versions.
  10. OTN Virtual Technology Summit: Middleware Track: Data Integration and Analytics
    One of two sub-tracks in the Middleware track of the OTN Virtual Technology Summit coming up in February, Data Integration and Analytics features sessions by Oracle ACE Directors Mark Rittman and Stewart Bryson, and Oracle ACE Michael Rainey. The sessions will cover, ODI, GoldenGate, Oracle Enterprise Metadata Manager, Hadoop, and more. Get the complete agenda in this post on the OTN ArchBeat blog.

Friday Dec 19, 2014

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Dec 12-18, 2014

Here it is, the final Facebook Friday Top 10 list for 2014 (I'm taking some time off over the holidays). In 2014 the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page picked up an additional 1,455 new fans, for a total of 6,217. Big thanks to all the fans who follow the page, and to the experts who create all the content that brings the fans to the page.

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

  1. Oracle BPM 12c Gateways: Parallel Gateway | Antonis Antoniou
    Part 3 in Oracle ACE Associate Antonis Antoniou's 5-part series shows you how to you can use the parallel gateway in a process.
  2. How to implement a custom WCS flex filter | Noël Jaffré
    This A-Team Chronicles blog post includes links to a document by Noël Jaffré of OCS/EMEA "that describes very succinctly how to implement a custom flex filter class for use with WebCenter Sites flex assets."
  3. Top 10 Things You Should Know About BPM 11g/12c | Mark Foster et al
    Mark Foster collaborated with his A-Team colleagues Sushil Shukla, Siming Mu, John Featherly, and Pete Farkas to put together this list of things everyone should know when embarking on a BPM project.
  4. Top 5 OTN Business Intelligence Articles for 2014
    Why only the Top 5? Because these five Business Intelligence articles totally dominated the category. Congrats to authors Mark Rittman, Kevin McGinley, Christian Screen, Edelweiss Kammermann, and Yuli Vasiliev.
  5. Xmas Day 2014: IoT Devices Go Online | Hinkmond Wong
    Hinkmond Wong shares an interesting take on how Christmas Day 2014 might be a milestone in Internet history.
  6. Updated Coherence JVisualVM Plugin in Latest Coherence Patch | Tim Middleton
    As reported by Tim Middleton, Coherence, (Patch 18378184) includes updates to the Coherence JVisualVM Plugin, a couple of UI tweaks, and it addresses an issue when monitoring Coherence clusters in WebLogic Server environments.
  7. Podcast: Customizing the Oracle EBS User Experience
    APEX? Forms? OBI? Excel? Monty Latiolais heads up an expert panel that debates the relative merits of various solutions for customizing the Oracle EBS user experience.
  8. Free Tutorial Series: Monitoring of Mobile Applications | Oracle Learning Library
    This series of four short tutorials (5 mins each) describes the daily monitoring of mobile applications with the Applications Interface Services Server through Server Manager. Free from the Oracle Learning Library.
  9. BPM Workspace Login with libOVD and LDAP - Part 1: Configuration and Startup | Siming Mu
    This article by solution architect Siming Mu is the first of a series that will shed some light on the interactions between BPM Workspace, libOVD and LDAPs. Information in this post is obtained by analyzing a series of libOVD trace logs.
  10. Top 10 OTN Identity Mgmt and Security Articles for 2014
    Too much coffee keeping you up at night? Or is it the ever-present risk of hacker attacks, like the recent assault on Sony Pictures? Ease your mind with this list of 2014's Top 10 most popular OTN technical articles on identity management and security.

Thursday Dec 11, 2014

Top 10 ArchBeat Podcasts for 2014

Launched in March 2009, the OTN ArchBeat Podcast has produced 283 individual programs. Each podcast starts as a 30 minute panel discussion (give or take a few minutes) featuring anywhere from two to six panelists, drawn from my ever-growing list of what I call "the usual suspects." Those 30-minute programs are then cut into roughly 10-minute segments. To date, those 283 individual segments have been downloaded nearly 300,000 times. The recording, editing, and overall production is done right here in my home office.

Consistently one of the most popular Oracle podcasts, listeners have kept OTN ArchBeat in the #2 position for the past six months, second only to the Oracle Database Podcast.

That's the history. But the real purpose of this post is to highlight the Top 10 most popular programs over the past year. Many, many thanks to the panelists who keep the programs interesting, and to the listeners who keep the podcast alive.

  1. Big Data Architecture [March 2014]
    • Brian MacDonald - Oracle enterprise architect and analytics specialist focused on Big Data
    • Bruce Nelson - Oracle principal consultant and NoSQL Big Data lead specializing in Hadoop.
    • Thomas Plunkett - Oracle principal consultant and adjunct computer science instructor at Virginia Tech.
    • Gwen Shapira - Oracle ACE Director; solution architect and Hadoop specialist with Cloudera.
  2. Redefining Information Management Architecture [August 2014]
    • Andrew Bond - head of Enterprise Architecture at Oracle
    • Stewart Bryson - Oracle ACE Director; Owner and Co-Founder of Red Pill Analytics
    • Mark Rittman - Oracle ACE Director; CIO and Co-Founder of Rittman Mead
  3. Going Mobile - Developing Enterprise Mobile Apps [May 2014]
    • Luc Bors - Oracle ACE; Principal Consultant at AMIS Services, specializing in Oracle ADF and ADF Mobile; Board member, Dutch Oracle Users Group
    • Steven Davelaar - Consulting Solutions Architect with the Oracle A-Team, specializing in ADF and WebCenter.
    • Chris Muir - Senior Principal Mobility and Development Tools Product Manager, Oracle.
    • Frank Nimphius -Principal Product Manager for application development tools, Oracle
  4. Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Disruptive Tech [February 2014]
    • Ron Batra - Oracle ACE Director; Independent consultant
    • Basheer Khan - Oracle ACE Director; Founder, Information Technology Architect, KNEX
    • Floyd Teter - Oracle ACE Director; Solution architect specializing in ERP and Oracle Applications
  5. Taking Charge: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges [January 2014]]
    • Mark Dutra - Senior Principal Product Manager for API Management, Oracle
    • Manuel Rosa - SOA Governance Practice Leader, Link Consulting
    • André Sampaio - Enterprise Architect, Senior Consultant, Link Consulting
    • Luis Weir - Oracle ACE; Senior Oracle Solution Director, HCL AXON
  6. ODI and the Evolution of Data Integration [November 2014]
    • Stewart Bryson - Oracle ACE Director; Owner and Co-founder of Red Pill Analytics
    • Christophe Dupupet - Director, Oracle Fusion Middleware Architects Team focused on ODI
    • Cameron Lackpour - Oracle ACE Director; Independent Oracle EPM Consultant; Board Member, Oracle Development Tools User Group
    • Gurcan Orhan - Oracle ACE Director; Data Migration Architect at Wipro Technologies
    • Michael Rainey - Oracle ACE; Principal Consultant at Rittman Mead
  7. Finding a Shorter Path to SOA [January 2014]
    • Lonneke Dikmans - Oracle ACE Director; Managing Partner at eProseed
    • Simon Haslam - Oracle ACE Director: Consultant and founder, Veriton LTD
    • Ronald van Luttikuhuizen - Oracle ACE Director; Managing Partner at eProseed
  8. Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Mobile App Development [August 2013]
    • Stephen Chin - Oracle JavaFX evangelist, author, speaker, open-source hacker
    • Doug Clarke - Java persistence focused developer co-leading the EclipseLink project; Director of Product Management for Oracle.
    • Frederic DesBiens - Product Manager, Oracle Application Development Tools group, specializing in Oracle JDeveloper and the Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF)
    • Reza Rahman - Java EE/GlassFish Evangelist at Oracle, author, speaker, open-source hacker
  9. IoT Challenges and Opportunities [October 2013]
    • Mike Vadney - Senior VP and Chief Technical Architect, Verizon Telematics
    • Cristian Simons - Systems Development and Business Solutions Manager, Sascar
    • Kely Plucinski Vieira - Development Tracking Coordinator, Sascar
    • Basheer Khan - Oracle ACE Director; Founder, Information Technology Architect, KNEX
    • Ron Batra - Oracle ACE Director; Independent consultant
    • Ali Sharif-Emami - Global Client Advisor, Oracle
    • Harish Gaur - Director, Product Management, Oracle Fusion Middleware
  10. The Case for Adaptive Case Management [September 2014]
    • Nico Van Benthem - Senior consultant, eProseed
    • Manas Deb - President and COO, eProseed
    • Lonneke Dikmans - Oracle ACE Director; Managing partner, eProseed
    • Danilo Schmiedel - Oracle ACE Director; Solution architect, Opitz Consulting
    • Torsten Winterberg - Oracle ACE Director; Business development and innovation, Opitz Consulting
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Friday Oct 10, 2014

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Oct 3-9, 2014

Among the 5,415 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, the following Top 10 items drew the most attention over the past seven days, October 3-9, 2014. Do you have a favorite?

  1. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: PL/SQL Performance Tuning - Art or Science? | Michael Rosenblum
    Do you approach PL/SQL performance tuning as an art or as a science? Oracle ACE Michael Rosenblum's tech tip addresses why you should know the difference. Watch it now.
  2. Video: Tweeting for Beer at #OOW14 | Marco Maciel
    Java Embedded Consultant Marco Maciel demonstrates the Tweet for Beer project he developed with Bruno Borges. Recorded on my iPhone in the OTN Lounge at Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
  3. Applications for Security Audits – Part 1 | Olaf Heimburger
    The underlying identity management components in Fusion Apps -- Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) and Oracle Access Manager (OAM) -- come with predefined reports that provide a good starting point for your security audits. This is the first of three articles that cover how to extend your Fusion Applications environment with these pre-packaged reports. Prepare Your Fusion
  4. BPM 11g: Instance Patching Revisited: Inability to Create New Instances | Mark Foster
    A-Team solution architect Mark Foster digs into Instance Patching with a look at the unforeseen consequences when a customer made a small change to a BPM process.
  5. Oracle Mobile Application Framework Challenge
    Work your mobile mojo with Oracle MAF for a shot at a $6000 first prize! The Oracle Mobile Application Challenge invites developers to demonstrate how the Oracle Mobile Application Framework can be used to create and/or extend an enterprise application through mobile technology and then deploy that application on a mobile device. Click the link for more details and registration.
  6. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Using Oracle ADF Libraries | Sten Vesterli
    Looking for expert advice on using Oracle ADF? Here's a 2-minute tip from the author of Oracle ADF Enterprise Application Development – Made Simple: Second Edition (Packt Publishing). Recorded on my trusty iPad at Oracle OpenWorld 2014. Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli shares a quick tip on using ADF libraries and building a solid foundation for ADF applications. SOURCE: ORA.CL
  7. Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - October 1-7, 2014
    Lots of #OOW14 stuff in this week's Twitter Tuesday Top 10 List.
  8. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Tools for SOA Governance and API Management | Luis Weir
    Can Oracle ACE Luis Weir list 20 tools for SOA governance, API management, and configuration management in two minutes or less without oxygen? See for yourself. Recorded at Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
  9. 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.
  10. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Oracle Data Integrator Flexibility | Gurcan Orhan
    Can you spare one minute and four seconds for a tip from the recipient of the 2011 Oracle Excellence Award for Enterprise Architect of the Year? Oracle ACE Director Gurcan Orhan knows his stuff.



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