Monday Jul 16, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for July 8-15, 2012

Happy Monday!

Here are the Top 10 most popular items shared via my social networks for the week of July 8-15, 2012.

  1. The first IT Architecture Certification from Oracle University: Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials
    The first Oracle IT Architecture certification, Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials, is now in general availability from Oracle University. The certification covers the Oracle Reference Architecture material published under the IT Strategies from Oracle library and includes Oracle Reference Architecture Overview, Application Infrastructure, Security, Software Engineering, Service-Oriented Integration, Management and Monitoring, Service Orientation, and User Interaction.
  2. Simplifying OIM 11g Series (Chapter One) | Alex Lopez
    This post by Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Alex Lopez is the first in a series covering "the design of tools that have the common goal of simplifying or enhancing the functionality provided by OIM 11g." This article this focuses on the design of "a framework that allows business users to define provisioning processes that include approvals, sophisticated approval request routing and advanced user interface customization capabilities."
  3. Opportunities in Cloud Computing | Oracle Certification
    "Cloud computing is set up to make life extremely simple for end-users, but the model pushes the complexity to back-end systems," says Paul Sorensen. "These complex systems require very highly-skilled IT successfully develop, implement, administer and maintain them."
  4. Free e-book: Cloud Architecture for Dummies
    Learn how to architect and model your cloud implementation to drive efficiency and leverage economies of scale with "Cloud Architecture for Dummies," a free Oracle e-book. (Registration required.)
  5. Cloud computing moves from fad to foundation | David Linthicum
    "When enterprises make cloud computing work, they view the application of the technology as a trade secret of sorts, so there are no press releases or white papers," says David Linthicum. "Indeed, if you see one presentation around a successful cloud computing case study, you can bet you're not hearing about 100 more."
  6. Multi-Tenancy and Other Useless Discussions | Meg Bear
    "If your problem is in the database, you would naturally see multi-tenancy as a great solution," says Oracle Cloud Social Platform VP Meg Bear. "But if you happen to be a database provider and you happen to have a modern application architecture, then optimizing by putting everyone in a shared database becomes a less valid conclusion."
  7. Oracle VM VirtualBox virtual appliance images for Oracle VM 3.1.1 server and Manager | Wim Coekaerts
    Thanks to Wim Coekaerts, Oracle VM VirtualBox appliances for Oracle VM Manager now contain the latest release+patch Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1 build 365. Also new is Oracle VM Server 3.1.1 build 365, a new preconfigured server setup.
  8. So much happening in JavaFX | Terrence Barr
    Terrence Barr, product manager and senior technologist for Mobile and Embedded Technologies at Oracle, does a little content curation of his own with a list of links to recent JavaFX resources he finds "particularly useful."
  9. Automation Framework Architecture for Enterprise Products: Design and Development Strategy | Anish Shrivastava
    Anish Shrivastava's brand new OTN technical article makes the case for automation in the implementation and testing of ERP product suites using a structured automation framework design and development methodology
  10. Adding RESTful Web Services to Oracle Identity Manager 11g | Scott Fehrman
    Scott Fehrman describes how RESTful Web Services can be added to Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) 11g using the Jersey (JAX-RS) framework and Project OpenPTK.

Thought for the Day

"Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity."

E. Christopher Zeeman


Thursday Jul 12, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-07-12

Thought for the Day

"On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."

Charles Babbage
(December 26, 1791 – October 18, 1871)


Wednesday Jul 11, 2012

Oracle IT Architecture Certification from Oracle University

Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials, the first Oracle IT Architecture certification available from Oracle University, (and the subject of an OTN Archbeat Podcast back in April) is now generally available.

The certification is based on material included in the IT Strategies from Oracle library, including the Oracle Reference Architecture Overview, Application Infrastructure, Security, Software Engineering, Service-Oriented Integration, Management and Monitoring, Service Orientation, and User Interaction.

Available to all candidates, the certification is the key component in the Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Specialization.

This Oracle IT Architecture certification is the first of several certifications now under development, including certifications covering SOA and BPM. More information as it develops...

Monday May 07, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 20 for April 29 - May 5

  1. IT Architects gather in Metro D.C.; Virtualization Decisions; Oracle Architect Certification
  2. Geek and Poke: How to Draw the Architecture of Your System
  3. Updated image now available for Oracle SOA & BPM Development VM
  4. Virtual Developer Day: Hands-on Database App Development (May 15) - with Big Data and Cloud Sessions
  5. Register Now: Oracle Technology Network Architect Day Reston, VA - May 16. Free event.
  6. Two Web Experience Management Trends to Watch | Christie Flanagan
  7. SOA (the term) is dead, but SOA (the architecture) lives on | @drubinstein
  8. Webcast Series: Data Warehousing Best Practices
  9. Enterprise Architects: Prep for Big Data Changing Your Company | @nkolakowski
  10. Architecting in the Gaps | @eoinwoodz
  11. JavaOne 2012 Analysis - Submitted Proposals and Speaker Distribution | @MyFear
  12. Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group 2 Day Seminar - May 14-15 - Cleveland, OH
  13. To win with cloud computing, change IT first | @DavidLinthicum
  14. Oracle Cloud Conference: dates and locations worldwide
  15. Podcast: Oracle IT Architect Certification - w/ @Oracle_Edu, @oraclecert, @OracleEA - All three parts now posted
  16. OTN Developer Day - Modern Java Development - inside/outside the enterprise - Redwood Shores, CA - May 30 - Free!
  17. Towards Common Operating Platform Environments | Douglas C. Schmidt
  18. Oracle applications users increase adoption of #cloud computing
  19. building an appliance? physical ? virtual? production quality? use Oracle Linux | @wimcoekaerts
  20. Event: OTN Developer Day: MySQL - New York - May 2

Thought for the Day

"There are thousands of ways to mess up or damage software projects, and only a few ways to do them well."

Capers Jones


Thursday Apr 26, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-04-26

Thought for the Day

"Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining."

Jef Raskin

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