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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Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - February 10-16, 2015

The items listed below generated the most retweets among the 3,538 @OTNArchBeat followers between February 10-16, 2015.

  1. #OTNVTS middleware track. 6 experts. 6 sessions. All FREE. Feb 25
    Feb 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM
  2. RT @ginablaber: Is your current role involved with software architecture? Tell us, and you could win a free pass to #OReillySACon
    Feb 12, 2015 at 08:50 AM
  3. Info on today's #OTNVTS sessions by @MarkRittman @StewartBryson @MRainey #ODI #OGG #OBIEE
    Feb 11, 2015 at 09:07 AM
  4. #OTNVTS proposals by @lonnekedikmans @rluttikhuizen @t_winterberg @RodrigoRadtke. Vote or submit your own.
    Feb 13, 2015 at 10:17 AM
  5. OTN Middleware online lab: Data Replication to Hadoop using GoldenGate 12c Adaptors - 9:30PT today
    Feb 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM
  6. Ready for your close-up? 35 people have recorded #2MTT videos. Isn't it time you did one, too?
    Feb 13, 2015 at 11:36 AM
  7. Register now! Free OTN Virtual Technology Summit Feb 11. 6 Sessions in Middleware track. #integration
    Feb 10, 2015 at 02:00 PM
  8. Video: Effective #DevOps Through Cultural Change, by @KellyGoetsch #2MTT
    Feb 11, 2015 at 05:05 PM
  9. Free #OTNVTS Feb 25. Middleware sessions by @markxnelson @pinocchiocode @MikaelFries #jcache #maven
    Feb 13, 2015 at 08:00 PM
  10. RT @brendantierney: Check out my OTN 2 Minute Tech Tip video on Predictive Queries in #Oracle #12c with @brhubart @OTNArchBeat
    Feb 13, 2015 at 09:57 AM

Wednesday Feb 11, 2015

Video: Effective DevOps Through Cultural Change | Kelly Goetsch

In this 2 Minute Tech Tip, Kelly Goetsch, a director of product management at Oracle and the author of "eCommerce in the Cloud" (O'Reilly Media) describes four cultural changes that are essential for successful DevOps.

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Friday Dec 12, 2014

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Dec 5-11, 2014

The man in the photo wants to keep his identity a secret because he is embarrassed about not being one of the 6,171 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Among those fans, the following posts were the Top 10 most popular over the last seven days, December 5-11, 2014.

  1. Top 10 ArchBeat Podcasts for 2014
    The OTN ArchBeat Podcast is the second most popular Oracle podcast over the past 6 months. Want to know why? Here are the Top 10 most popular programs from that podcast for 2014.
  2. Recap of Oracle GoldenGate 12c for the Enterprise and the Cloud webcast | Irem Radzik
    rem Radzik's detailed recap of the recent " Oracle GoldenGate 12c for the Enterprise and the Cloud' webcast includes a compilation of the live Q&A from the event.
  3. Exploring DevOps with Chef and WebLogic Server | Steve Button
    Steve Button takes you along on the first leg of his journey to explore the use of WebLogic Server within a DevOps regime.
  4. Video: Using Fusion Middleware Control to Manage WebLogic Server | Mark Lindros
    Another free educational resource from the Oracle Learning Library, created by Oracle Senior Principal Curriculum Developer Mark Lindros.
  5. ADF Mythbusters - UKOUG Tech 2014 | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares the slides from the session he and colleague Florin Marcus presentation at the UKOUG Tech14 conference.
  6. Migrating Oracle Service Bus 11g to 12c (and the XQuery 1.0 upgrade) | Jan van Zoggell
    You can easily import an Oracle Service Bus 11g project archive (JAR) in your JDeveloper 12c SB application. Oracle ACE Jan van Zoggel's concise post gives you a heads-up on aspects of the migration process.
  7. Treasures From The Road: Insight on SaaS
    Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter -- a road warrior if there ever was one -- shares SaaS insight gained over all the miles he's logged since Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
  8. Top 10 Most Popular OTN SOA Articles in 2014
    What OTN articles covering SOA and web services attracted the most eyeballs in 2014? Here's a list of the Top 10.
  9. Securing Access with OAuth2: How to deal with OAuth Scopes | Vadim Lander
    Oracle uses OAuth2 to secure access to Web Services exposed by Oracle Public Cloud services. While the standard itself is relatively straightforward, there are a couple of areas that each implementation must address on its own. In this article, Vadim Lander, Oracle's Chief Identity Strategist, looks at one such area: OAuth scopes.
  10. Coherence Special Interest Groups [SIGs] Coming to Asia-Pacific!
    The Coherence Special Interest Groups [SIGs] are coming to APAC,Click the link for locations, dates, and times.

Friday Aug 22, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - August 15-21, 2014

As hot as molten rock? Not quite. But among the 5,313 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page these Top 10 items were the hottest over the past seven days, August 15-21, 2014.

  1. Oracle BPM 12c Gateways (Part 1 of 5): Exclusive Gateway | Antonis Antoniou
    Oracle ACE Associate Antonis Antoniou begins a five-part series with a look at In the gateway control flow components in Oracle BPM and how they can be used to process flow.
  2. Slicing the EDG: Different SOA Domain Configurations | Antony Reynolda
    Antony Reynolds introduces three different configurations for a SOA environment and identifies some of the advantages for each.
  3. How to introduce DevOps into a moribund corporate culture | ZDNet
    Confused about DevOPs? This post from ZDNet's Joe McKendrick -- which includes insight from Phil Whelan -- just might clear some of the fog.
  4. Oracle Identity Manager Role Management With API | Mustafa Kaya
    Mustafa Kaya shares some examples of role management using the Oracle Identity Management API.
  5. Podcast: Redefining Information Management Architecture
    Oracle Enterprise Architect Andrew Bond joins Oracle ACE Directors Mark Rittman and Stewart Bryson for a conversation about their collaboration on a new Oracle Information Management Reference Architecture.
  6. WebCenter Sites Demo Integration with Endeca Guided Search | Micheal Sullivan
    A-Team solution architect Michael Sullivan shares the details on a demo that illustrates the viability of integrating WebCenter Sites with Oracle Endeca.
  7. Wearables in the world of enterprise applications? Yep.
    Oh yeah, wearables are a THING. Here's a look at how the Oracle Applications User Experience team has been researching wearables for inclusion in your future enterprise applications.
  8. Getting Started With The Coherence Memcached Adaptor | David Felcey
    Let David Felcey show you how to configure the Coherence Memcached Adaptor, and take advantage of his simple PHP example that demonstrates how Memecached clients can connect to a Coherence cluster.
  9. OTN Architect Community Newsletter - August Edition
    A month's worth of hot stuff, all in one spot. Featuring articles on Java, Coherence, WebLogic, Mobile and much more.
  10. 8,853 Conversations About Oracle WebLogic
    Do you have a question about WebLogic? Do you have an answer to a question about WebLogic? You need to be here.

Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets - August 12-18, 2014

Man in gray hat: "You know, more than three thousand people follow @OTNArchBeat on Twitter. I wonder which tweets were the most popular over the last seven days."
Man in brown hat: "Shut up! I think I see a UFO!"
Man in gray hat: "That's OK. I'll just read this blog post."
  1. RT @java: "Programmers are creative people and typically delight in contriving clever ways to solve problems." -Casimir Saternos in @OracleJavaMag
    Aug 18, 2014 at 12:54 PM
  2. The Offer Still Stands: Produce your own episode of the OTN ArchBeat Podcast. Click for details.
    Aug 13, 2014 at 02:03 PM
  3. Binge-Ready! Watch the Top 10 OTN ArchBeat Videos featuring @stewartbryson @stenvesterli @gurcanorhan
    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:49 AM
  4. Oracle Announces First Java 9 Features | InfoQ
    Aug 18, 2014 at 12:20 PM
  5. Getting Started wit the #Coherence Memcached Adaptor | David Felcey
    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:19 AM
  6. #WebLogic Data Source Connection Labeling | Steve Felts
    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:03 AM
  7. How to introduce #DevOps into a moribund corporate culture | ZDNet
    Aug 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM
  8. Sample Chapter: Installing Oracle #WebLogic Server 12c and Using the Management Tools | Sam Alapati
    Aug 14, 2014 at 11:09 AM
  9. Building a Responsive #WebCenter Portal Application | @JayJayZheng
    Aug 12, 2014 at 11:04 AM
  10. #OEM12c Cloud Control authorization with Active Directory | Jeroen Gouma
    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:16 AM

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

Friday Jan 24, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - January 17-22, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days.

  1. Photos from the OTN Lounge
    A dozen photos of people engaged in various activities in the OTN Lounge at OOW13. I meant to upload them right after OpenWorld, before they wandered into some dark corner of my hard drive, only to be found last week. Better late than never...
  2. Working with Oracle Security Token Service in an Architecture Involving WebLogic and OSB | Ronaldo Fernandes
    Ronaldo Fernandes slaved for hours risking carpal tunnel damage to write this step by step guide to creating a single sign-on between Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Service Bus using Oracle Security Token Service (OSTS) to generate SAML tokens.
  3. Work for Oracle: Course/Curriculum Developer/Trainer
    Work for Oracle! A position is open for a Course/Curriculum Developer/Trainer, to develop customer / partner / internal training for the Fusion Middleware, Java Platform, Database, and Enterprise Management products. Redwood City, CA. Click the link for more information.
  4. Critical Patch Update for Oracle Fusion Middleware - CPU January 2014 | Daniel Mortimer
    Daniel Mortimer shares links and other resources relevant to the Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory for January 2014.
  5. Using OUD as a WebLogic Authentication Provider | Sylvain Duloutre
    Oracle Directory Integration Team software architect Sylvain Duloutre discusses the technical details behind the use of Oracle Unified Directory as an external authentication provider for Oracle WebLogic.
  6. Your SOA Governance Homework for the Week
    Your homework for the week: watch two video interviews with SOA Governance experts, read a book by one of those experts, read an OTN technical article by two other SOA Governance experts, all in preparation for an upcoming OTN ArchBeat Podcast on, that's right, SOA Governance. You'll find links to all of those resources in this blog post.
  7. OBIEE 11.1.1.7, Cloudera Hadoop & Hive/Impala Part 2: Load Data into Hive Tables, Analyze using Hive
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman continues his series with a post that focuses on using a tool called Hue "to upload some flight delays stats from OBIEE’s SampleApp / Exalytics demos, create Hive tables over those files and then analyse them first using Hive, and then using Cloudera Impala."
  8. Large enterprises purposely build walls between developers and operators | Joe McKendrick
    "DevOps encourages informal, spontaneous and collaborative connections between developers and computer operators," says ZDNet columnist Joe McKendrick. "Everything that large organizations seek to reduce."
  9. Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 VM Download | Mike Hallett
    Want to download Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 as a self-contained VM appliance? Read Mike Hallet's blog post for the details.
  10. Successful BI Apps Implementation Part 2: BI Apps 7.9.6 | Michael Stanhope
    Part 1 of Michael Stanhope's series gave you an introduction to Oracle Business Intelligence Apps and the project lifecycle. In part2 Stanhope takes a deep technical dive into BI Apps 7.9.6.

Thought for the Day

"It's pointless to have a nice clean desk, because it means you're not doing anything."

Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist
(born January 24, 1947)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Oct 14, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for October 6-12, 2013

Among the now 4,369 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page the following items were the most popular for the week of October 6-12, 2013.

  1. Setup a 12c Fusion Middleware Infrastructure | Rene van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk shows you how to create automation scripts in order to set-up middleware environments.
  2. Multiple SOA Developers Using a Single Install | Antony Reynolds
    "This is not a supported configuration but it is attractive for a development environment," says Antony Reynolds. He describes how to make it happen in this post.
  3. Musings on Fusion Middleware at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 | Howard Beader
    Oracle Fusion Middleware VP Howard Beader recaps product announcements at OOW13.
  4. Tech Article: Multi-Factor Authentication in Oracle WebLogic | Shailesh K. Mishra
    This concise yet detailed technical article from Shailesh K. Mishra includes tech tips and code snippets to help you implement multi-factor authentication to protect web applications deployed on Oracle WebLogic.
  5. Oracle Service Bus (OSB) and OEPE Versions on 64-bit Systems | Dr. Frank Munz
    Juicy and helpful tech tips in this post from the author of the "Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes."
  6. Video Interview: Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema on SOA, Middleware, DevOps
    Oracle ACE Director and AMIS Services CTO Lucas Jellema talks about SOA, DevOps, and Agile, and describes his work in a project for the Dutch Ministry of Justice that involves a massive transformation from a mid-90s-style architecture to a modern service-oriented architecture based on Oracle Fusion Middleware.
  7. Java 8 – Collection enhancements leveraging Lambda Expressions – or: How Java emulates SQL | Lucas Jellema
    The Java 8 release extends Collection APIs with the notion of Streams to make great use of Lambda expressions. Lucas Jellema's article shows some examples of what this means, "leading up to the revelation that under certain circumstances Java is very similar to SQL."
  8. Video Tutorial: How To Deploy Customizations To Standalone Weblogic Server
    Another free video from the Oracle Learning Library! Invest 8 minutes to learn how to deploy Fusion Application customizations to a standalone Weblogic Server using JDeveloper and ADF.
  9. Extending WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 Made Easy | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares the good news that the WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 release makes extending WebCenter Portal process simpler and more stable thanks to a special JDeveloper application template that is designed to extend WebCenter Portal with custom ADF Task Flows and Java code.
  10. FileNotFoundException after Recent Deployment on WebLogic Server | JayJay Zheng
    Oracle ACE JayJay Zheng shares a quick WebLogic tech tip and some Stack Overflow resources that just might save you some money on aspirin.

Thought for the Day

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."

e.e. cummings, American poet
(October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Oct 08, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for October 8, 2013

Thought for the Day

"I would rather have a million friends than a million dollars."

Eddie Rickenbacker, American World War One flying ace.
(October 8, 1890 – July 23, 1973)

Source: brainyquote.com

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