Tuesday Aug 21, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-21

Thought for the Day

"Aim high, and you won't shoot your foot off."

Phyllis Diller
(July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012)

Source: Brainy Quote

Friday Aug 17, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-17

  • WebCenter Portal & Spaces Boilerplate template and overview to responsive design | John Sim
    "With the majority of users using their mobile devices or even TVs...to access the web we need to accommodate for our audience and provide a good user experience," says John Sim. "One of the ways this can be achieved is through responsive design – although you need to look carefully at your site to see if responsive is the right approach and provides the correct user journey for your audience." Sim shows you how to get there using Oracle WebCenter Portal Spaces.
  • Best practices for Oracle real-time data integration | Frank Ohlhorst
    "As with any IT project, the integration of real-time data into a data warehouse can benefit from best practices" says TechTarget's Frank Ohlhorst. "Luckily, many of the recommendations that work for data warehousing are also applicable to real-time data integration and follow some common-sense rules.
  • Installing Oracle SOA Suite10g on Oracle Enterprise Linux | Lonneke Dikmans
    As you'll learn when you read her post, Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans' experience with getting Oracle SOA Suite up and running on Linux was not without pitfalls and problems. Take advantage of her insight so you can avoid the headaches.
  • Live Webcast: Oracle WebCenter in Action: Keste and Qualcomm
    Qualcomm teamed with Oracle Partner Keste to deliver an integrated self-service portal that provides a single view of all processes. Get the details in this live webcast, Thursday, August 23, 2012, 10am PT / 1pm ET. Part of the Oracle WebCenter In Action webcast series.
  • DevOps:Evolving to Handle Disruption
    "Until recently," says JP Morgenthal, "IT was relegated to a support role speaking only when spoken to versus driving strategy. However, in the face of the emergence of consumerization of IT, mobile computing, big data, cloud computing, and a changing economic landscape, a traditional IT organizational structure is now an albatross around IT's neck."

    Note: DevOps and its impact on IT came up in my recent interview with cloud architects Ron Batra and James Baty. You'll find that interview here.

Thought for the Day

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

Douglas Adams
(March 11, 1952 – May 11, 2001)

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Friday Aug 03, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-03

  • Oracle Public Cloud Java Service with NetBeans in Early Access | Markus Eisele
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele got to take the Oracle Java Cloud Service for a test drive. Now that he's had a chance to kick the tires he shares in insight in this detailed post.
  • ADF BC Passivation/Activation and SQL Execution Tuning | Andrejus Baranovskis
    "There is an added cost to passivation/activation - additional SQL execution," says Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis. "During an activation event, it's not only temporary data that gets initialized, the complete VO SQL gets executed again." Baranovskis helps you avoid problems with this how-to post and sample application.
  • Real-time Oracle data integration takes forethought | Frank Ohlhorst
    "Bringing real-time processing and data integration into corporate Oracle databases can get complicated," says TechTarget's Frank Ohlhorst. "Building the business case can be straightforward, however, especially if IT professionals can fully explain to the business side the multitude of advantages real time offers."
  • Free Oracle/Infoworld "IT Transformation Guide"
    This "IT Transformation Guide" consists of two brief Oracle/Infoworld white papers. Strive for Simplicity describes IT infrastructures that cut through complexity to drive business benefits, and Transforming Business Through Extreme Performance discusses the "radical rethinking of traditional data warehousing" that is necessary to make better use of information as it moves through daily operations. The guide is free, registration is required.
  • Four Ways to Wrestle a Big Data Elephant | Dain C. Hansen
    Wrestling the Big Data elephant? "While Hadoop technologies are cool to say, and can seem to add an impressive buzz to your LinkedIn/Twitter profiles, a word of caution that not every big data technology may actually be necessary," says Dain Hansen.
  • Best Practices for Securely Deploying the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4
    Glenn Brunette, Ramesh Nagappan, and Joel Weise examine the security capabilities designed into the SPARC SuperCluster, and describe architectural, deployment, and operational best practices for taking advantage of them in this new article from Oracle Technology Network.
  • Oracle Announces the Oracle Music Festival San Francisco 2012
    The roster of artists for the Oracle Music Festival at this year's Oracle Open World in San Francisco includes Macy Gray, Joss Stone, The English Beat, The 500s, American Steel, Blues Mix, Dirty Ghosts, The Dodos, Red Meat, Young Prisms, DJ Don Lynch, DJ Josh One, DJ Mei Lwun, DJ Panic City and DJ Zaq -- and that's only a partial list.

Thought for the Day

"The art of programming lies in that nether region between the hopeful wishes of an elegant architecture and the hard grindstone of technical details."

Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Thursday Jun 21, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-06-21

Thought for the Day

"Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to to, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do."

Donald Knuth

Source: Quotes for Software Engineers

Thursday Apr 19, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-04-19

Thought for the Day

"Building large applications is still really difficult. Making them serve an organization well for many years is almost impossible."

Malcolm P. Atkinson

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