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)


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, 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)


Tuesday Dec 04, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for December 4, 2012

Thought for the Day

"Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it."

— Anonymous


Monday Oct 15, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for October 7-13, 2012

The Top 10 items shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of October 7-13, 2012.

  1. OOW12: Oracle Business Process Management/Oracle ADF Integration Best Practices | Andrejus Baranovskis
    The Oracle OpenWorld presentations keep coming! Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares the slides from "Oracle Business Process Management/Oracle ADF Integration Best Practices," co-presented with Danilo Schmiedel from Opitz Consulting.
  2. Oracle's Analytics, Engineered Systems, and Big Data Strategy | Mark Rittman
    Part 1 of 3 in Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman's series on Oracle Exalytics, Oracle R Enterprise and Endeca.
  3. Adaptive ADF/WebCenter template for the iPad | Maiko Rocha
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Maiko Rocha responds to a a customer request for information about how to create an adaptive iPad template for their WebCenter Portal application, "a specific template to streamline their workflow on the iPad."
  4. Following the Thread in OSB | Antony Reynolds
    Antony Reynolds recently led an Oracle Service Bus POC in which his team needed to get high throughput from an OSB pipeline. "Imagine our surprise when, on stressing the system, we saw it lock up, with large numbers of blocked threads." He shares the details of the problem and the solution in this extensive technical post.
  5. WebCenter Sites Gadget Development Concepts Quickstart | John Brunswick
    What are Gadgets? "At their most basic level they can be thought of as lightweight portlets that run largely on the client side of an architecture," says John Brunswick. "Gadgets provide a cross-platform container to run reusable UI modules that generally expose dynamic information to an end user, allowing for some level of end user customization."
  6. Oracle Fusion Middleware Security: OAM and OIM 11g Academies
    Looking for technical how-to content covering Oracle Access Manager and Oracle Identity Manager? The people behind the Oracle Middleware Security blog have indexed relevant blog posts into what they call Academies. "These indexes contain the articles we've written that we believe provide long lasting guidance on OAM and OIM. Posts covered in these series include articles on key aspects of OAM and OIM 11g, best practice architectural guidance, integrations, and customizations."
  7. Fusion Applications Technical Tips | Naveen Nahata
    "Setting memory parameters for Admin and Managed servers of various domains in Fusion Applications can be, let us say, a little daunting," says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Naveen Nahata. "While all this may look complicated and intimidating, it is actually relatively simple once you understand how it all works."
  8. Updated Agenda for OTN Architect Day Los Angeles (Oct 25)
    In less than two weeks Oracle Architect Day rolls into Los Angeles, with a full slate of sessions devoted to cloud computing, engineered systems, and SOA. Follow the link for the updated event agenda.
  9. ORCLville: OOW 2012 - A Not So Brief Recap
    Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter, an Applications & Apps Technology specialists, shares his personal, frank, and and extensive recap or Oracle OpenWorld 2012.
  10. SOA Suite create partition in Enterprise Manager | Peter Paul van de Beek
    "In Oracle SOA Suite 10g, or more specific BPEL 10g, one could group functionality in domains," says Peter Paul van de Beek. "This feature has been away in the early versions of SOA Suite 11g. They have returned in more recent version and can be used for all SCA composites (instead of BPEL only). Nowadays these 10g domains are called partitions."

Thought for the Day

"I strive for an architecture from which nothing can be taken away."

Helmut Jahn


Wednesday Oct 10, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-10-10

  • Oracle's Analytics, Engineered Systems, and Big Data Strategy | Mark Rittman
    Part 1 of 3 in Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman's series on Oracle Exalytics, Oracle R Enterprise and Endeca.
  • Series: How to Kill the Architecture Department? Part 1 | Xebia Blog
    Don't let the title fool you. This is not an anti-architecture post. Rather, this post, part 1 of a now four-part series, offers suggestions for preserving architecture in a form that better supports agile organizations.
  • BPM Suite configure BAM Adapter | Peter Paul van der Beek
    "To have the BPM server push events to BAM – Business Activity Monitoring – we have to configure the BPM suite to use the BAM Adapter," says Peter Paul van de Beek. "The BAM Adapter is configured (like other SOA Suite and BPM Adapters) in the WebLogic Server Console." Peter Paul shows you how in this brief post.
  • A case for not installing your own software | James Gentsch
    "I look selfishly forward to cloud computing and engineered systems dramatically reducing the occurrence of problems triggered by unforeseen environmental situations in the software I am responsible for," says James Gentsch. "I think this is an evolutionary game changer that will be a huge benefit to the reliability and consistent performance of the software for my customers, and may make 'well, it works here' a well forgotten phase for future software developers."

Thought for the Day

"I'm a strong believer in being minimalistic. Unless you actually are going to solve the general problem, don't try and put in place a framework for solving a specific one, because you don't know what that framework should look like."

Anders Hejlsberg


Wednesday Jun 06, 2012

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

Thought for the Day

"Most software isn't designed. Rather, it emerges from the development team like a zombie emerging from a bubbling vat of Research and Development juice. When a discipline is hugging the ragged edge of technology, this might be expected, but most of today's software is comprised of mostly 'D' and very little 'R'."

Alan Cooper


Tuesday Jun 05, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-06-05

Thought for the Day

"The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones..."

John Maynard Keynes
(June 5, 1883 - April 4, 1946)

Source: Quotations Page

Monday Feb 27, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-02-27

Today's Quote

"The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect."
Frank Lloyd Wright



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