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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Monday Oct 31, 2011

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 10/31/2011

Thursday Apr 28, 2011

Show Notes: Who gets to be a software architect?

IT Business Edge blogger Loraine Lawson struck a chord with this recent comment:

Why in the world anyone would want to sit down with an enterprise architect when they spend so much time arguing over the very meaning of their own discipline!

This week’s OTN ArchBeat Podcast kicks off a four-part panel discussion that grew out of the ongoing discussion among architecture groups on LinkedIn and elsewhere about what software architecture is and what it means to be a software architect.

  • Listen to Part 1
    How are architects different from developers?
  • Listen to Part 2
    Should the title “Software Architect” be reserved for those with some sort of certification?
  • Listen to Part 3
    The panel discusses the career path from developer to architect.
  • Listen to Part 4
    The panelists wrap up the discussion of hot-button issues relating to software architecture practices.

In order to get a community perspective on the issue I turned to the roster of usual suspects and posed the question: Who gets to be a software architect?

The panel for this series of programs is comprised of four people whose responses to the question were immediate and nearly identical -- minor variations on “I have very strong feelings about that.” 

  • Ron Batra is an Oracle ACE Director and the Director of Cloud Computing Product Development at AT&T
    Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn | Oracle ACE Profile
  • Brian “Bex” Huff is also an Oracle ACE Director and Chief Software Architect at Bezzotech, Inc.
    Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn | Oracle ACE Profile
  • Randy Stafford is a member of Oracle’s  A-Team,  a group of architects working with Oracle’s Middleware development group. 
    LinkedIn |
  • Eric Stephens is a director of Enterprise Architecture at Oracle.
    Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn

Coming Soon

Upcoming programs include a discussion of first steps in SOA Governance with members of Oracle’s SOA Governance team, and a special remote recording of the panel discussion from the recent OTN Architect Day event in Toronto.

If you have suggestions for discussion topics or interviews for the ArchBeat podcast, post a comment here or ping me on Twitter at @brhubart.

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