Friday Apr 25, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - April 18-24, 2014

5,058 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Among those fans the following items were the most popular for the last seven days, April 18-24, 2014.

  1. BPM Workspace for iOS on iTunes | Mark Nelson
    Ahead of the official announcement, RedStack blogger and FMW A-Team member Mark Nelson shares a link to the new Oracle BPM Workspace mobile app for iOS.
  2. Podcast: SOA and Cloud - Where's This Relationship Going? - Part 2
    Industrial SOA article series authors Hajo Normann, Guido Schmutz, and Jurgen Kress continue the discussion of the relationship between SOA and Cloud with a look at how SOA principles can keep cloud computing on track.
  3. Software architecture: Five things every developer should know | Simon Brown
    "Software architecture plays a pivotal role in the delivery of successful software, yet it's frustratingly neglected by many teams," says Simon Brown. His article in ServerSide.com explains why developers should pay more attention.
  4. Ready-To-Use SOA/BPM 11.1.1.7.1 Virtual Machine and Case Management Sample | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis describes the new Virtual Box VM for the latest SOA/BPM 11.1.1.7.1 as his favorite -- but that doesn't mean he loves everything about it. Want to know more? Read his post.
  5. How Oracle Identity Manager Uses MDS | Simon Kissane
    Do you really understand how Oracle Identity Manager (OIM), uses the Oracle Metadata Services (MDS) XML configuration store? You will after you read solution architect Simon Kissane's detailed explanation.
  6. Using Oracle WebLogic 12c with NetBeans IDE | Markus Eisele
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele walks you through installing and configuring all the necessary components, and helps you get started on a simple Hello World project.
  7. ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - April 11-17, 2014
    What were the Top 10 most popular blog posts, technical articles, and other items shared over the last 7 days with the 5,000 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page? Great question! Click the link for the answer.
  8. New Coherence GoldenGate HotCache Tutorial | Bassam Hijazi
    Looking for an introduction to Oracle GoldenGate HotCache and how to use it to keep Coherence caches in sync with back-end data sources? Look no further...
  9. Application Composer Series: Custom Object Web Services | Richard Bingham
    Richard Bingham's post is the first in a series focused on getting the most from the Application Composer tool available in Fusion CRM Applications, including Sales Cloud.
  10. Flexible Manipulation of Session Timeout for Oracle Identity Manager Web Applications | Firdaus Fraz
    Oracle Fusion Middleware Identity Management solution architect Firdaus Fraz's concise article focuses on soft session timeout configuration for Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2PS1.

Thought for the Day

"Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar."

Edward R. Murrow, journalist
(April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965)

Source: brainyquote.com

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

Video: eCommerce in the Cloud | Kelly Goetsch

"Adopting cloud in any form is...challenging. There are many considerations, and it's as much about the people and the organization as it is about the technology." So says Kelly Goetsch, the author of eCommerce in the Cloud: Bringing Elasticity to eCommerce available from O'Reilly Media (read a sample chapter).

In this interview Kelly talks about how cloud computing is helping organizations meet the unique challenges of ecommerce, weighs in on the public versus private cloud debate, and discusses some of the products that form the basis of Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation.

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Friday Feb 14, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - February 7-13, 2014

The Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days (February 7-13, 2014).

  1. Podcast: Taking Charge: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges - Part 3
    In part 3 of this 4-part podcast SOA Governance experts Mark Dutra, Manuel Rosa, Andre Sampaio, and Luis Weir discuss the most common SOA Governance mistakes and why organizations make them. Listen!
  2. Creating a Foundation for Cloud Applications using Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence
    This free online developer conference includes 6 sessions in two tracks, including a special Developer Preview of Oracle WebLogic 12.1.3. Then roll up your sleeves for a guided hands-on coding session. February 20, 2014. 9am - 1pm PT / 12pm - 4pm ET / 3pm - 7pm BRST. Click the link for session details and registration info. Register Now!
  3. LOV (List of Values) using EJBs | Antonis Antoniou
    This post by solution architect Antonis Antoniou demonstrates "how to use EJBs to build your business services and how to build a simple form with a list-of-value component (using the selectOneChoice component). "
  4. "Services designed and developed by monkeys..."
    David Linthicum pulls no punches in his recent post about how those who lack a thorough understanding of SOA will never truly capitalize on Cloud.
  5. Websocket support in Oracle Traffic Director | Donald Forbes
    Donald Forbes looks at "what is involved to setup an architecture with a browser accessing a web application running websockets on WebLogic and proxied/load balanced through OTD."
  6. Using soapUI for secure, asynchronous web service invocations in Fusion Applications | Gerhard Dras
    Fusion Applications expose a variety of web services for querying, creating and updating of business objects. This detailed post from A-Team solution architect Gerhard Drasch shows you how leverage those services asynchronously.
  7. Some Tips for Configuring Endeca for Optimal Production Performance with ATG | Mark Scarton
    Want to ensure optimum performance from your production Oracle Commerce Endeca environment? Read this post by A-Team solution architect Mark Scarton for some hot tips.
  8. Video: Getting Started for ADF Essentials with OEPE and GlassFish | Frederic Desbiens
    In this video Frederic Desbiens takes you through an introduction to using ADF Essentials to develop and deploy ADF applications with OEPE and GlassFish.
  9. Starting and Stopping a Java EE Environment when using Oracle WebLogic | René van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Director and Fusion Middleware specialist René van Wijk explores ways to simplify the life-cycle management of a Java EE environment through the use of scripts developed with WebLogic Scripting Tool and Linux Bash.
  10. Top 5 ArchBeat Community Videos - Last 30 days (Jan 11, 2014 – Feb 9, 2014)
    The latest list of Top 5 videos from the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel is dominated by how-to videos from the Oracle Technology Network Virtual Developer Day event "Oracle ADF Development: Web, Mobile and Beyond."

Thought for the Day

"My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never."

Jack Benny, comedian, actor
(February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Feb 11, 2014

ArchBeat Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 Tweets - Feb 4-10, 2014

The Top 10 tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days, as determined by community engagement (clicks, retweets).

  1. Podcast: Taking Charge: Meeting #SOA Governance Challenges - Part 2 w/ @manelrosa @luisw19 et al
    Feb 06, 2014 at 08:22 AM
  2. RT @stewartbryson: Check out my new OTN article: "Making the Move from #OWB to #ODI12c"
    Feb 04, 2014 at 09:19 AM
  3. The OTNArchBeat Daily is out! Stories via @soacommunity @PSchooff @gokhanatil
    Feb 07, 2014 at 12:49 PM
  4. Free, clothing-optional online conference for developers working with #Weblogic and #Coherence - Feb 20
    Feb 06, 2014 at 12:02 PM
  5. Oracle Enterprise Repository Reports and International Number Formats | Marcelo Parisi
    Feb 10, 2014 at 08:34 AM
  6. #Java SE 8 and Java EE 7 | @Delabassee #glassfish #lambda #nashorn
    Feb 04, 2014 at 09:17 AM
  7. Video: #BPM and the Single Customer View | @shaukatdesai @OracleLL
    Feb 06, 2014 at 11:28 AM
  8. RT @odtug: What are you looking forward to at #Kscope14? Is there a speaker, a session, our special event? Let us know @odtug #Kscope14
    Feb 05, 2014 at 11:03 AM
  9. Video: #SOA Transformation - Interview with @LonnekeDikmans.
    Feb 05, 2014 at 11:24 AM
  10. Different Approach for DB Constraint Error Handling in #ADF | @AndrejusB
    Feb 06, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Thought for the Day

"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."

Thomas Edison, inventor
(February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Feb 07, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - January 31 - February 6, 2014

I track hundreds of blogs and other publications looking for content that will be of interest to the OTN architect community. Most of that content is created by members of that community. I then share what I find through my social media channels. The list below is comprised of the Top 10 most popular items shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days.

  1. Fast Data in Action | Corina Todea
    Corina Todea shares "a demonstration of how Fusion Middleware can be used to build an architecture based on Oracle Event Processor, Coherence and Oracle Database for customers that have a requirement for a mixture of real-time processing, near-time analysis and long running batch analysis of the same or a similar data set."
  2. Testing Oracle Direct Connector for HDFS as an Alternative to Hive ODBC for OBIEE11g | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman shares the results of his comparison. Which one gets the gold? Read the post and find out.
  3. Latest OTN Architect Community Technical Articles
    Always working to extract insight from the brains of experts! Here's a list of the latest OTN articles for architects, all published in the last 30 days, covering ODI, OIM, WebLogic, OSB, OEM12c, and IoT.
  4. Video: BPM and the Single Customer View | Shaukat Desai
    SOA architect Shaukat Desai explains the value of BPM in implementing a Single Customer View to support Customer Experience (CX) projects, including how to use BPM to minimize the impact inside applications, implementing a federated model to resolve the challenges of a master/slave implementations, and leveraging the value of social network intelligence.
  5. Podcast: Taking Charge: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges - Part 2
    In part 2 SOA governance experts Mark Dutra, Manuel Rosa, Andre Sampaio, and Luis Weir discuss some of the most persistent obstacles to effective SOA governance -- and how to remove them.
  6. PaaS isn't just for DevOps anymore. Nor has it ever been.
    "Without necessarily making it a conscious decision, organizations that are to be successful in the cloud naturally aspire to continuous delivery and become DevOps experts," says Sacha Labourey in this article for ServerSide.com.
  7. Do I need to run WebLogic Server in a certified platform? | Luz Mestre
    The answer is yes. Click the link to read Principal Technical Support Engineer Luz Mestre's explanation.
  8. Integrating With Fusion Application Using Services (Perl: SOAP::Lite) | Jani Rautiainen
    Jani Rautiainen's post is one of a series that describes how to invoke SOAP web services provided by Fusion Applications using various technologies.
  9. Video Tutorial: Oracle BPM and Coffee
    This entertaining Oracle Learning Library video explains the fundamentals of Business Process Management using a coffee shop as a model.
  10. Looking at the ODI12c Hadoop Demos in the New Oracle BigDataLite VM | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman continues his exploration of the newly released Oracle BigDataLite VM (now available on OTN) with a look at the Oracle Data Integrator 12c install and Hadoop integration examples included in the VM.

Thought for the Day

"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true."

Charles Dickens, writer
(February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870))

Source: brainyquote.com

Wednesday Jan 15, 2014

Top 5 ArchBeat Community Videos - Last 30 days (Dec 15, 2013 – Jan 13, 2014)

There's no red carpet for this sort of thing, but just the same, here are the Top 5 most popular videos for the last 30 days on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel.

What are you watching?

  1. Oracle SOA Suite Performance Tuning
    C2B2 consultant Matt Brasier, co-author of the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook (2013, Packt Publishing) discusses performance tuning challenges and best practices.
  2. Integration with Fusion Applications
    Vladimir Ajvaz and Anil Passi, co-authors, along with Dhaval Mehta, of The Oracle Fusion Applications Development and Extensibility Handbook, discuss key take-aways readers will find in Integration With Fusion Applications, the free 54-page sample chapter from their book now available on OTN: (PDF, 1.71MB). And "free" means free -- no registration required. Just click and read.
  3. Oracle Coherence Community on Java.net
    Brian Oliver (Senior Principal Solutions Architect, Oracle Coherence) and Randy Stafford (Architect At-Large, Oracle Coherence Product Development) discuss the evolution of the Oracle Coherence Community on Java.net and how developers can actively participate in product development through Coherence Community open projects.
  4. Forms To SOA Transformation
    Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans shares the details on a Dutch government agency's transition from an Oracle Forms-based environment to a service-oriented environment using Oracle SOA Suite in this interview recorded at Oracle OpenWorld 2013.
  5. Scenes from Oracle WebLogic Hackathon at UKOUG 2013
    SOA/Middleware experts Simon Haslam (Veriton LTD, Oracle ACE Director) and Peter Lorenzen (CGI) kick off the Oracle WebLogic Hackathon at UKOUG Tech 13.

Thought for the Day

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Jan 03, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links for 2013

In 2013 the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page gained 3,556 new fans (the total stands at 4,761). From January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 there were 1,255 items posted on that page, most of them links to content created by community members. The list below represents the Top 10 most popular of those posts for 2013.

  1. Photos: Oracle WebLogic Hackathon at UKOUG Tech 13
    A selection of photos taken during the Oracle WebLogic Hackathon conducted on December 1, 2013 as part of Super Sunday at UKOUG Tech 13 in Manchester, UK. (Posted December 3, 2013)
  2. Enterprise Grade Deployment Considerations for Oracle Identity Manager AD Connector | Firdaus Fraz
    Oracle Fusion Middleware solution architect Firdaus Fraz illustrates provides best practice recommendations for setting up an enterprise deployment environment for the OIM connector for Microsoft Active Directory. (Posted October 25, 2013)
  3. Integrating Oracle eBS Responsibility Profiles and Oracle BI 11g Application Roles | Daan Bakboord
    "Instead of making a Oracle BI Application Role for each Oracle eBS Responsibility you would like to use in Oracle BI, make use of an Oracle eBS Profile Option," suggests Daan Bakboord. He shows you how in this post. (Posted May 22, 2013)
  4. Photos and Presentation Downloads from the Rittman Mead BI Forum 2013, Brighton & Atlanta | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman shares photos and presentation downloads from the recent Rittman Mead Business Intelligence Forums in Brighton (UK) and Atlanta, GA. (Posted May 21, 2013)
  5. OIM 11g R2 Self Registration with CAPTCHA | Daniel Gralewski
    This post from Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Daniel Gralewski "walks you through the fun of customizing OIM and adding a CAPTCHA solution to the self-registration page." (Posted May 21, 2013)
  6. Do You Even Test? | Sten Vesterli
    What's the connection between a confusing set of switches in a hotel bathroom and usability testing for applications? Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli explains. (Posted May 21, 2013)
  7. Tutorial: OEPE Coherence Grid Archives (GAR) Support
    Check out this free, illustrated tutorial that demonstrates the various Coherence Grid Archives (GAR) features available in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse. (Posted August 7, 2013)
  8. ADF Academy launched- interactive, entertaining and educational | Lucas Jellema
    "I was very pleasantly surprised," says Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema of the new ADF Academy, which he describes as "a multi-media experience that uses every trick in the book – or every option for interaction, illustration, explanation and demonstration I could think of." (Posted June 3, 2013)
  9. Automate WebLogic Installation and Configuration | René van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk's example uses JRockit, WebLogic Server, Oracle Service Bus, and the Repository Creation Utility to illustrate how to create automation scripts for setting up middleware environments. (Posted January 18, 2013)
  10. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Facts and Concepts | Rob Zoeteweij
    Oracle ACE Rob Zoeteweij introduces his extensive new whitepaper on Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. A lot of work went into this effort, and if work with OEM12c -- or plan to -- you'd do well to take advantage of Rob's expertise. (Posted January 21, 2013)

Thought for the Day

"All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men."

Isaac_Asimov
(January 2, 1920 - April 6, 1992)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Dec 16, 2013

ArchBeat YouTube Top 10 Videos - Middleware Mind Meld

What are you looking at?

The OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel regularly features interviews with community leaders and experts in a variety of Oracle technologies.

Here are the Top 10 most viewed videos on the for the last 30 days.

  1. Oracle Coherence Community on Java.net
    Brian Oliver (Senior Principal Solutions Architect, Oracle Coherence) and Randy Stafford (Architect At-Large, Oracle Coherence Product Development) discuss the evolution of the Oracle Coherence Community on Java.net and how developers can actively participate in product development through Coherence Community open projects.
  2. Scenes from Oracle WebLogic Hackathon at UKOUG 2013
    SOA/Middleware experts Simon Haslam (Veriton LTD, Oracle ACE Director) and Peter Lorenzen (CGI) kick off the Oracle WebLogic Hackathon at UKOUG Tech 13.
  3. UKOUG Tech 13 Oracle WebLogic Hackathon Organizers
    A conversation with Ronald van Luttikhuizen (Vennster, Oracle ACE Director), Simon Haslam (Vertion LTD, Oracle ACE Director) and Peter Lorenzen, CGI), the organizers of the Oracle WebLogic Hackathon at UKOUG Tech 13.
  4. UKOUG Oracle WebLogic Hackathon Winners
    A conversation with Santanu Roy (CGI), Akash Jungare (Imperial College London), and Phillipe Schweitzer, members of the team that won the Oracle WebLogic Hackathon held as part of Super Sunday at UKOUG Tech 13, December 1-4, 2013 in Manchester, UK.
  5. Cloud Service Brokers
    SOA experts Jurgen Kress and Oracle ACE Rolando Carrasco talk about Cloud Service Brokers, the topic they would have discussed during their presentation at the SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium in Mexico City had that event not been cancelled.
  6. Lonneke Dikmans: Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Data Appliance
    Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans, managing partner at Vennster, discusses the advantages of running Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Data Appliance, the focus of O-Box Products, a collaborative venture involving several other Oracle ACE Directors.
  7. Matt Brasier: Oracle SOA Suite Performance Tuning
    C2B2 consultant Matt Brasier, co author of the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook (2013, Packt Publishing) discusses performance tuning challenges and best practices.
  8. Andre Boaventura: Achieving Greater Responsiveness with BPM
    Andre Boaventura, an Oracle senior product manager focused on Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation products (which include Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence) offers a preview of "Achieving Greater Responsiveness with BPM," the session he was scheduled to present at the canceled SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium in Mexico City..
  9. Joe Huang: Oracle ADF Mobile Update
    Oracle ADF Mobile product manager Joe Huang shares the latest product news and previews his presentation "Hybrid Mobile Development with Java and HTML 5 for iOS and Android," part of the Solution Track at QCon San Francisco 2013.
  10. Ronald van Luttikhuizen: Oracle Fusion Middleware POC
    Oracle ACE Director Ronald van Luttikhuizen shares the details on a Fusion Middleware project involving Oracle Service Bus and Oracle WebLogic Server in this interview recorded at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Monday Dec 09, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for December 9, 2013

Thought for the Day

"Just because something has always been done in a certain way is never a sufficient reason for continuing to do it that way. Quite the contrary."

Clarence Birdseye, American inventor, entrepreneur, and naturalist
(December 9, 1886 – October 7, 1956)

Source: quoteswise.com

Friday Nov 22, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 22, 2013

Thought for the Day

"When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them."

Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian.
(November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004)

Source: brainyquote.com

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