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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Monday Apr 23, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 20 for April 15-21, 2012

The top 20 most-clicked links as shared via my social networks for the week of April 15-21, 2012.

  1. Split profiles with AD and OID for Fusion Apps IDM | Uday Sambhara
  2. Best job of 2012: software engineer (again!) | Joe McKendrick
  3. New York City gets a Software Engineering High School | Joel Spolsky
  4. Register Now: Oracle Technology Network Architect Day Reston, VA - May 16. Free event.
  5. Oracle Business Analytics Strategy | Mariska Bulten
  6. Oracle Cloud Conference: dates and locations worldwide
  7. IT Architect Role Models: Who's in Your Head?
  8. 4 Ways IT's Role Changing Faster Than Expected | Shvetank Shah
  9. Descending on D.C.; IaaS in the Enterprise; Talking about development evolution
  10. Does the benevolent specter of a role model ever hover over the shoulders of IT architects?
  11. Event: OTN Developer Day: MySQL - New York - May 2
  12. Webcast: Untangle Your Business with Oracle Unified SOA and Data Integration - April 24
  13. Are mobile apps cluttering our networks and attention spans? | Joe McKendrick
  14. "Do more with SOA Integration: Best of Packt" contributors include @gschmutz, @llaszews, many others
  15. Podcast: Oracle IT Architect Certification discussion with @Oracle_Edu, @oraclepartners, @OracleEA
  16. Olivier Lediouris's Oracle Business Rules Tester
  17. It’s a New and Improved Mocial Sobile World Out There | Michael Snow
  18. A guide to building your private cloud using Oracle VM Server 3 | Laurens van der Starre
  19. Online Event: Oracle Solaris 11: Whats New Since the Launch - April 25
  20. Webcast Series: Data Warehousing Best Practices

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 is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."

Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare

Friday Apr 20, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-04-20

Thursday Apr 19, 2012

Pocast Show Notes: Oracle IT Architect Certification

The Conversation

Listen to Part 1
Listen to Part 2
Listen to Part 3

Read a transcript of the entire interview.

In October 2011 Oracle University launched a beta version of the Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials exam, the first component in what will be an expanding IT Architecture specialization and certification program. The beta process for that exam is nearing completion, and the final certification exam is scheduled to debut very soon.

The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast features a conversation with three members of the team behind this certification program that encompasses Oracle University, Oracle's Enterprise Architecture program, and the Oracle Partner Network.

If you're interested in adding Oracle IT Architect certification to your resume, or if you're simply interested in what goes into the creation of Oracle University exams and certification programs, you'll want to listen to this program.

The Panelists

  • Bob Hensle - Director, Oracle Enterprise Architecture Program
  • Paul Sorensen - Senior Director, Global Certification Programs, Oracle University
  • Lindsey Pickle - Director, Database Partner Enablement, Oracle Partner Network

You'll find more information about Oracle University's Certification programs at the links below:

And if you plan to take the exam, you're going to want to dive into IT Strategies from Oracle (ITSO), the extensive authorized  library of reference architectures, best practices, and other resources on which the certification exam is based. The ITSO library is free ( registration is required).

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