Wednesday Mar 04, 2015

Video: When Fixing a Problem is a Bad Idea | Kelly Goetsch

There are times when fixing a problem is exactly what you don't want to do. Counterintuitive? Perhaps. But after you watch this 2 Minute Tech Tip from Kelly Goestsch it will all make sense.

Kelly is the author of eCommerce in the Cloud (2014, O'Reilly Media) and he's Director of Product Management for the Oracle Java Cloud Service. This video is the second in a three-part series focused DevOps.

All three videos are based on Mastering DevOps With Oracle, an extensive slide presentation Kelly has made available on Slideshare.

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Monday Mar 02, 2015

Top 10 2 Min Tech Tips - February 2015

A feast for your eyes! Here are the Top 10 most-viewed 2 Minute Tech Tip videos for February 2015.

Congrats to the top tipsters!

  1. Just Say No to Spaghetti Code
    by Stephen Feuerstein
    Oracle architect and PL/SQL expert Steven Feuerstein fills 120 seconds with tasty advice on how to write code that doesn't resemble a big plate of pasta.
  2. Continuous Integration with Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c
    by Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    Taking advantage of the continuous integration capabilities in Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c "will make your life a lot easier," says Oracle ACE Director Ronald van Luttikhuizen, a managing partner at eProseed.
  3. DevOps: When Fixing a Problem is a Bad Idea
    by Kelly Goetsch
    Breaking the habit of fixing problems may sound counter-intuitive, but that's exactly what Oracle Director of Product Development and eCommerce in the Cloud author Kelly Goetsch suggests in his tip.
  4. Hyperion Metadata Integration
    by Rodrigo Radtke and Ricardo Giampaoli
    Oracle ACE Associates Ricardo Giampaoli (EPM Solution Architect/Consultant) and Rodrigo Radtke (Software Development Consultant, Dell) based their tip on their OTN technical article, Dynamic Integrations for Multiple Hyperion Planning Applications.
  5. Vagrant, Puppet, Docker, and Packer
    by Lucas Jellema
    No, this tip by Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema is not about four of the Seven Dwarves.
  6. Effective DevOps Through Cultural Change
    by Kelly Goetsch
    Kelly earns a second slot on this list with his tip on the four cultural changes that are essential for successful DevOps.
  7. Honing Your Cloud Transformation Strategy
    by Ron Batra
    Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra, Senior Director of Cloud Architecture and Software Development at Equinix, devotes his two minutes to advice for developing an effective Cloud strategy for your organization. Ron's Tech Tip is based on his article, Honing a Cloud Transformation Strategy - Part 1: Self Awareness
  8. Getting Started with DevOps for Databases
    by Dominic Delmolino
    Dominic Delmolino, VP of Architecture and Engineering at Agilex Technologies, packs his two minutes with three quick tips to help you get started with DevOps for databases. Dominic's tip is based in part on two posts from his blog, Superscript and Can you see what I see?
  9. Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c
    by Danilo Schmiedel
    Oracle ACE Director and Opitz Consulting Solution Architect Danilo Schmiedel devotes his 120 seconds to a tech tip focused on upgrading from Oracle SOA Suite 11g to SOA Suite 12c. Want more detail? See the presentation available on Danilo's blog.
  10. PL/SQL Performance Tuning - Art or Science?
    by Michael Rosenblum
    Do you approach PL/SQL performance tuning as an art or as a science? This tip from Oracle ACE Michael Rosenblum, Software Architect/Development DBA at Dulcian, Inc., addresses why you should know the difference.

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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.

Friday Feb 20, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Feb 13-19, 2015

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days, February 13-19, 2015.

  1. Calling Oracle Documents Cloud Service REST APIs from WebCenter Content Custom Components | Peter Flies
    Files from Oracle Documents Cloud Service can be migrated to and from WebCenter Content using the SkySync desktop application, which makes for simple transferring between WCC and ODCS. However, other use cases with ODCS may be desired from within WCC itself. Solution architect Richard Flies article illustrates one method for integrating WCC with ODCS using the AppLink REST API.
  2. Externalise the Security of Oracle ADF Applications Using Oracle Entitlements Server | Ganesh Kamble
    Ganesh Kamble's technical article shows you 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.
  3. Oracle ADF Faces 12c Components Demo and Test Automation | Wilfred van der Deijl
    Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl continues his series of posts on using Selenium to automate testing of Oracle ADF applications.
  4. VTS Fusion Middleware Track Session Proposals | Oracle Community
    Eleven OTN Virtual Technology Summit session proposals are now available for your review and voting, Final selections for VTS 4 in May will be made next week, and your votes will guide those decisions. Vote now!
  5. Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Feb 6-12, 2015
    This week's list of Top 10 posts from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page includes content covering certification, enterprise architects, Maven, middleware, mobile, PaaS, WebLogic, and more.
  6. #OTNVTS Middleware Session Proposals: Vote, or Submit Your Own
    Oracle ACE Directors Lonneke Dikmans, Ronald van Luttikhuizen, and Torsten Winterberg, and Oracle ACE Associate Rodrigo Radtke Souza have submitted proposals for OTN Virtual Technology Summit Middleware Track sessions. Cast your vote, or submit your own session proposal now!
  7. Podcast: Customizing the Oracle EBS User Experience
    Insight from a panel of experts on the relative merits of various solutions for customizing the Oracle EBS user experience.
  8. Ready for Your Close-Up? Schedule your OTN ArchBeat 2 Minute Tech Tip
    35 people have recorded 2 Minute Tech Tips for the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel. Most tips are recorded via Skype, and the initial process typically takes less than 10 minutes. Videos are generally published the same day. Want to do one? Post a comment to let me know!
  9. Vote: OTN VTS Fusion Middleware Track Session Proposals
    Help determine the sessions to be included in the next OTN Virtual Technology Summit! New session proposals from Oracle ACE Directors Lonneke Dikmans, Ronald van Luttikhuizen, Lucas Jellema, and Torsten Winterberg, and Oracle ACE Associate Rodrigo Radtke de Souza are now ready for your review, along with proposals from Maarten Smeets, and Robert van Molken, Selections for the next VTS will be made on or about February 23. Vote now!
  10. Avoiding Memory Leaks with JDK 1.7 SDP Support | Ricardo Ferreira
    SDP is commonly leveraged when applications running on Exalogic need high performance access to Oracle databases running on Exadata. This article by Oracle A-Team solution architect Ricardo Ferreira presents strategies for dealing with issues that can arise when Java applications access SDP-enabled databases in Exadata.

Wednesday Feb 04, 2015

Video: Honing Your Cloud Computing Strategy | Ron Batra

Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra is Senior Director of Cloud Architecture and Software Development at Equinix, not to mention a frequent guest on the OTN ArchBeat Podcast. But this is his first go at doing a 2 Minute Tech Tip.

Ron devotes his 120 seconds to a few tips for honing your Cloud Computing strategy.


Ron's tip is based on the following articles:

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Ron has appeared as a panelist on the following OTN ArchBeat Podcasts:

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