Thursday Apr 09, 2015

Top 10 Tech Videos for March 2015

You might pick up the germ of an idea, but otherwise there is absolutely no risk of contamination from this list of the Top 10 videos from the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel for March 2015.

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Friday Mar 27, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - March 20-26, 2015

No androids were involved in assembling this list of the Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days, March 20 - 26, 2015.

  1. OTech Magazine Spring 2015 Edition Now Available
    The Spring 2015 edition of the free, community-driven OTech Magazine is now available, featuring a lucky thirteen articles on Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware, and more.
  2. Video: Effective Client Failover in RAC Environments | Sean Kim
    Oracle University senior principal instructor Sean Kim brings the classroom to you with his 2 Minute Tech Tip on effective client failover in Oracle Real Application Cluster environments.
  3. Next step with Docker - Create Image for Oracle Database 12c using Puppet | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema continues his series with this post in which he describes how he created a Docker container, "and from that container an image – with the latest Oracle Database release"
  4. Video: Error Handling and Recovery in Oracle BPM12c | Antonis Antoniou
    Oracle ACE Associate and eProseed Technical Director Antonis Antoniou puts the pedal to the metal with this tip on two new developer-centric error handling and recovery features in Oracle BPM12c.
  5. Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - March 17-23, 2015
    Rave all you want about the Top 10 tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days, March 17-23, 2015. Topics include Docker, Microservices, Mobile, OBIEE, ODI, Oracle MAF, SOA12c, and more.
  6. Background REST Service Access with A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovski continues his exploration of the A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator (AMPA).
  7. Oracle University Expert Summit, Cancun, May 4-6, 2015
    Soak up some sun and some serious Oracle Database expertise with 6 in-depth sessions over two days, presented by heavy hitters including Tom Kyte, Oracle ACE Director Arup Nanda, Db guru Pete Finnigan, and others.
  8. Managing Logs in Oracle WebLogic Server | Ahmed Aboulnaga
    Given the comprehensive nature of Oracle WebLogic Server, there are a number of log files you need to monitor and control. In this article from OTech Magazine, Oracle ACE Ahmed Aboulnaga describes a few basic things you can do to manage your logs.
  9. Oracle BPEL: Performance optimization of payload transformations within loops | Alexander Daeubler
    Cattle Crew blogger Alexander Daeubler shares lessons learned on a recent Oracle SOA Suite project.
  10. White Paper: Oracle WebLogic Server on Docker Containers
    Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) is now certified to run on Docker containers. As part of this certification, Oracle has released Dockerfiles and supporting scripts on GitHub to build images of the Oracle WebLogic Server. For more information read the technical white paper.

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 Jan 23, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Jan 16-22, 2015

Here it is! Among the 6,417 fans of the  OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, the following items were the Top 10 most popular for the last seven days, January 16-22, 2015.

  1. 3 Middleware Expert Sessions on Integration and Open Source
    Oracle experts Brian Oliver (Architect, Oracle Coherence team), Mikael Fries (Director of Product Management for Oracle Application Testing Solutions) and Mark Nelson (Architect, Oracle Platform Engineering) will each present sessions on Integration and Open Source, part of the Middleware track in the free Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit, February 11, 2015. Register now!
  2. Loading Data in Oracle Database Cloud Service | Arvind Srinivasamoorthy
    The Oracle Database Cloud Service (DbCS) does not provide a JDBC interface for external applications and tools (such as SQL developer) to work directly with data in DbCS. However, there are multiple options available bringing data into DbCS. This article by A-Team solution architect Arvind Srinivasamoorthy discusses these options in the context of loading data.
  3. Reading MAF iOS Simulator Logging Output | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shows you how to locate and open the application.log file so you can read Oracle Mobile Application Framework logging output from the iOS simulator.
  4. SOA and BPM 12.1.3 BP1 Released | Mark Nelson
    Here's a brief post from RedStack blogger Mark Nelson with information on the release of the Oracle SOA and BPM 12.1.3 Bundle Patch 1 (BP1).
  5. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: New Enterprise Manager Release Delivers Adaptive Private PaaS | Yoav Eilat
    Yoav Eilat's post looks at three areas where database and middleware users and managers will benefit from Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c's expanded capabilities around Platform as a Service (PaaS) delivery in private clouds.
  6. Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Jan 9-15, 2015
    The January 16 edition of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Friday Top 10 list included links to articles covering Authentication, Business Intelligence, eCommerce, Endeca, GoldenGate 12c, Maven, WebLogic, and more. Catch up on what you might have missed!
  7. OTN Virtual Technology Summit: Middleware Track: Open Source and Integration Agenda
    The Middleware track in the OTN Virtual Technology Summit coming up in February is itself split into two sub-tracks. This post from the OTN ArchBeat Blog presents the agenda for the sessions in the Open Source and Integration sub-track, which features sessions covering WebLogic, Coherence, Maven, Java EE, and more.
  8. OTN VTS Middleware Track Session Resources
    If you plan to participate in the middleware track of the OTN Virtual Technology Summit on Feb 11, you'll want to take a look at this list of supplemental resources. Included in the list are guides for the hands-on labs for the Oracle Maven Repository,
  9. Inside Fusion Middleware 12c: Increasing Scalability with JMS Adapter 12c | Stefan Koser
    This article by A-Team solution architect Stefan Koser illustrates how the JMS Adapter in the new Fusion Middleware 12c release can be configured in high throughput scenarios to use fewer threads than in previous versions.
  10. OTN Virtual Technology Summit: Middleware Track: Data Integration and Analytics
    One of two sub-tracks in the Middleware track of the OTN Virtual Technology Summit coming up in February, Data Integration and Analytics features sessions by Oracle ACE Directors Mark Rittman and Stewart Bryson, and Oracle ACE Michael Rainey. The sessions will cover, ODI, GoldenGate, Oracle Enterprise Metadata Manager, Hadoop, and more. Get the complete agenda in this post on the OTN ArchBeat blog.

Wednesday Nov 12, 2014

Video Tech Tip: Extended Data Types | Roopesh Roomklass

Pythian consultant and OCA Oracle Database 12c SQL Fundamentals I Exam Guide author Roopesh Roomklass focuses his tip on extended data types in Oracle Database 12c.

Roopesh's tip is based on "An Introduction to Extended Data Types in Oracle 12c," a post on his Pythian blog.

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Monday Oct 20, 2014

Video: 2 Min Tech Tip: Using the Direct Database Request Feature in OBIEE

Look who popped up.

Oracle ACE Director Kevin McGinley, owner and co-founder of Red Pill Analytics, rises to the occasion in this tech tip focused on using the direct database request (DDR) feature in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition to empower super-users to query databases directly, bypassing the OBIEE metadata layer. That's a lot to cover in under two minutes. Can he do it?

Kevin's tip is based on Direct Database Request - Part 1, a post on his Red Pill blog.

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Monday Oct 13, 2014

Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Oracle 12c New Features | Rich Niemiec

In scheduling the 2 Minute Tech Tip videos I recorded before and during at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 I encouraged people to be creative, to make use of hand puppets, costumes, interpretive dance -- anything that would help to get their points across. Oracle ACE Director Rich Niemiec took that advice to heart, presenting a SciFi-themed tech tip that involves time travel and clones to deliver his message about new features in Oracle 12c. See for yourself.

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Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

Binge-Ready! Top 10 OTN ArchBeat Videos

Among the 91 videos available on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel, the following Top 10 were the most-viewed for the past 30 days.

  1. Things to Keep In Memory About Oracle Database In-Memory | Tom Kyte
    What do you know about Oracle Database In-Memory? Tom Kyte recaps his Great Lakes Oracle Conference keynote with a couple of key points to keep in your own memory.
  2. Best Practices in Oracle ADF Development | Frank Nimphius
    In this video Frank Nimphius summarizes best practices for the fantastic four: ADFbc, Task Flow, ADF Binding and ADF Faces. He also makes recommendations for when and how to use JavaScript in ADF and what you should do to break out of your "am I the only one" isolation.
  3. OBIEE, ODI, adn GoldenGate at Kscope 2014 | Stewart Bryson
    Oracle ACE Director Stewart Bryson talks about Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle Data Integrator, and Oracle GoldenGate, and some of the issues he covered in his presentations at ODTUG KScope 2014.
  4. Improve Your Oracle ADF App Response Time by as Much as 70 Percent | Frank Houweling
    Frank Houweling, senior Java, Oracle ADF, and SOA specialist at AMIS Technologies, discusses how you can optimize the performance of your Oracle ADF Fusion application, diagnose and solve typical performance problems, and build an efficient, responsive, scalable ADF application that circumvents common bad practices.
  5. Debugging and Logging for Oracle ADF Applications | Chris Muir
    Oracle ADF Product Manager Chris Muir explores the sophisticated debugging tooling in JDeveloper.
  6. Oracle ADF for Oracle Forms and PL/SQL Developers - Why it's the Right Choice | Grant Ronald
    Grant Ronald discuses the techniques that make developers more productive when building enterprise applications and how Oracle ADF implements special features that make Java-based development fast and simple with a visual and declarative development experience.
  7. Mobile App Development with Oracle ADF Mobile | Shay Shmeltzer
    Oracle Development Tools Director of Product Management Shay Shmeltzer talks about mobile application development and Oracle ADF, the core subjects of his presentations ODTUG KScope 2014 presentations.
  8. Top Ten Secrets of Successful Oracle Application Development Framework Projects | Sten Vesterli
    Oracle ACE Director and ADF expert Sten Vesterli teaches you all the things you need to know to make your enterprise ADF project a success.
  9. Oracle Data Integrator: From Istanbul to Panama | Gurcan Orhan
    Oracle ACE Director Gurcan Orhan, one of several Oracle ACEs taking part in the 2014 OTN Latin America Tour, talks about the Oracle Data Integrator sessions he will present as part of that tour and about the air miles he'll be racking up.
  10. Oracle ADF Development in Eclipse | Shaun O'Brien
    Shaun O'Brien shows how you can develop better applications faster with Oracle ADF integrating JPA, EJBs, Web services, POJOs, JSF and OEPE's support for ADF Faces, Task Flows, Data Controls and Bindings - all with deep AppXRay analysis for code insight, refactoring, validation, and dependency visualization across the layers of an ADF application.

Friday Aug 08, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - August 1-7, 2014

The man in the mask wishes to remain anonymous because he fears ridicule for not being among the 5,296 people now following the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Here are the Top 10 posts he missed over the past seven days, August 1-7, 2014.

  1. LDAP and Weblogic: Using ApacheDS as auth-provider | Martin Smeets
    Martin Smeets offers suggestions on how LDAP connections can be debugged and shares an example how an ApacheDS can be used as an external authentication provider in Weblogic server.
  2. Using ADF BC Declarative Built-in Rules (Part 5 of 10): Length Validator | Antonis Antoniou
    Oracle ACE Associate Antonis Antoniou continues his series with a demo and sample application.
  3. Extending the Oracle Sales Cloud with SOA Suite | Gerhard Drasch
    This article by Fusion Middleware A-team architect Gerhard Drasch describes how business logic implemented in Oracle SOA Suite can be invoked in a secure way while ensuring that the additional logic in SOA Suite can execute in the Sales Cloud user’s security context.
  4. IT-Security (Part 7): WebLogic Server, Roles, Role Mapping and Configuring a Role Mapping Provider | Mohammad Esad-Djou
    Mohammad Esad-Djou continues his extensive series with a look at the Role Mapping and Security Policies subcomponents in the Security Provider.
  5. Be an OTN ArchBeat Podcast Guest Host!
    It's like having your own reality show! Click the link to learn how you can be a guest host for the OTN ArchBeat Podcast. You pick the topic. You pick the guests. I do EVERYTHING ELSE! This is your chance to take over one of Oracle's most popular podcasts!
  6. Community Discussion: Why would anyone want to be a software architect?
    A small group of working architects responded to that question in a recent article in Oracle Magazine. Now it's your turn! If you are a software / IT architect, what drew you to that role? If you aspire to that role, what makes it so appealing? Share your thoughts in this OTN Community discussion.
  7. Create with WLST a SOA Suite, Service Bus 12.1.3 Domain | Edwin Biemond
    Software architect Edwin Biemond shares the scripts you need to create a normal Oracle SOA Suite / Service Bus domain together with BPM, BAM, and the Enterprise scheduler options.
  8. Oracle Mobile Computing: What's New
    Looking for the latest articles, podcasts, videos, and forum discussions covering mobile application development and Oracle MAF? It's all here, in one spot. A world of mobile computing!
  9. Video Playlist: 5 Videos on Oracle MAF Security
    The videos in this playlist from the Oracle Mobile Application Framework channel on YouTube cover Supported Authentication, Authentication Connections and Configuration, Access Control Services, and Social Access Service Authentication.
  10. Getting The Most Out Of Your WebCenter Content Database Metadata Search Engine configuration On Oracle 11g Database | Jon McDonald
    FMW A-Team solution architect Jon McDonald shares information on how to keep your WebCenter Content Metadata search at peak performance.

Friday Aug 01, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - July 25-31, 2014

Among the 5,265 followers of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page -- a community that could possibly include cycloptic star creatures from a distant planet -- these are the top 10 most popular posts for the last seven days, July 25-31, 2014.

  1. Rapid creation of Virtual Machine(s) for SOA Suite 12.1.3 server run time environment - leveraging Vagrant, Puppet and Biemond | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema extends his series on using Vagrant and Puppet for the automated creation of Virtual Machines, with a description the steps he took to create two VMs using scripts written by Edwin Biemond.
  2. Fastest way to a Virtual Machine with JDeveloper 12.1.3 and Oracle Database XE 11gR2 - on Ubuntu Linux 64 bit | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema gets you there in 10 steps.
  3. Video: Oracle SOA Suite 12c: REST Enabling SOA
    This video from the Oracle Learning Library demonstrates how to REST enable an existing SOAP service using Oracle SOA Suite 12c, a technique that can be used for mobile service enablement.
  4. GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.0 Download – nightly builds | Jurgen Kress
    "As an open source project, GlassFish is being developed in an open and transparent manner," explains Jurgan Kress. Read his short post to learn where to download the latest build.
  5. Test your Application with the WebLogic Maven plugin | Edwin Biemond
    Software architect Edwin Biemond shows you how easy it is to add some unit tests to your application when you use Maven together with the 12.1.3 Oracle software such as WebLogic , JDeveloper or Eclipse OEPE.
  6. Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets - July 22-28, 2014
    This week's list of Top 10 Tweets includes items on Big Data, Glassfish, Hadoop, Java, ODI, OSB, SOA Suite 12c, and more.
  7. Why Oracle Big Data SQL Potentially Solves a Big Issue with Hadoop Security | Mark Rittman
    A technical analysis from Oracle ACE Director and business intelligence expert Mark Rittman.
  8. Introduction to Fusion Applications Roles Concepts | Jack Desai
    This post from the Fusion Middleware A-Team blog reviews the definition of "Functional Roles" and provides introductory internals on the technical implementation of "Roles” within Fusion Applications.
  9. Video: Cluster Targeted JMS Load Balancing and Co-Location | Frank Munz
    A new addition to the "Oracle WebLogic: Distinctive Recipes" video series from Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz.
  10. 10 Tips for getting started with Oracle MAF | Graeme Mawson
    Graeme Mawson shares a collection of "little tips and tricks that will make life easier as you’re learning your way around" the Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF).



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