Tuesday Aug 20, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 20, 2013

Thought for the Day

"I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process."

Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States
(August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901)

Source: brainyquote.com

Wednesday Jul 17, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 17, 2013

  1. Oracle Access Manager 11g Custom Authentication Plugins: Interacting with the Identity Store | Rob Otto
      A simple example of how an authentication plugin can interact with the underlying LDAP Identity Store from Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Rob Otto.
  2. 99 Bottles of ADF | Bex Huff
    WebCenter expert and Oracle ACE Director Bex Huff shares the code he submitted to 99 Bottles of Beer in order to immortalize Oracle ADF in song.
  3. Upgrading to Coherence for C++ 12.1.2 and The "Ambiguous Compilation Error" | Ricardo Ferreira
    Ricardo Ferreira shares insight gained after encountering a surprise compiler error message while migrating some old C++ applications to the latest version of Oracle Coherence.
  4. Installing Oracle Service Bus on Red Hat 6 | Peter Lorenzen
    Peter Lorenzen shares an extensive step-by-step how-to guide for installing Oracle Service Bus on Red Hat Linux 6, with pictures and everything.
  5. What is culture and how does it affect the practice of Enterprise Architecture? | Zeke Bishop
    Enterprise Architect Zeke Bishop ponders an all too frequent and persistent headache for enterprise architects: Why is the work of enterprise architects not actively embraced by many organizations beyond the IT walls or even within the IT organization?
  6. White Paper: Mobile Application Security Framework, by Pawan Yadav
    Darin Pendergraft shares background info and a download link (free, no registration required) for a new whitepaper by Pawan Yadav, VP and Chief Technologist from SDG. The paper "outlines the unique challenges that are arising from the explosion of enterprise mobile applications, multiple devices, and platforms."
  7. Researching ADF 12c Connection Threshold Property Functionality | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares his findings on the new Disconnect Application Module Upon Reaching Maximum Connection Threshold (jbo.ampool.connection_threshold) property in Oracle ADF BC.
  8. The Rittman Mead scripts github repository | Robin Moffatt
    Rittman Mead's Robin Moffatt shares " a large number of useful and reusable scripts" for Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle Dataintegration implementation so you don't have to re-invent the wheel.

Thought for the Day

"If you have any comments, write them on the back of a check."

Erle Stanley Gardner
(July 17, 1889 – March 11, 1970)

Source: thinkexist.com

Wednesday Jul 03, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 3, 2013

Thought for the Day

"If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.' "

Dave Barry
(Born July 3, 1947)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Apr 08, 2013

OTN ArchBeat Facebook Faves - March 31 -April 6, 2013

What are you looking at?

Here's this week's list of last week's most popular posts on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page

  1. Oracle BPM Suite PS6 ( ) available for download
    Links, screenshots, and more in this overview from SOA Community blogger Juergen Kress.
  2. ADF DVT: Using the Timeline component to visualize the recent history of an RSS feed | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema's technical post describes a strategy for "preprocessing data and turning the data into information – or even into answers, proposed decisions and actions."
  3. Podcast: The CX Factor in Enterprise IT - Part 2
    In part two of this series, panelist John Brunswick, Srini Sankaran, and Oracle ACE John Sim discuss the biggest IT challenges in transforming the customer experience, and what architects need to know to stay ahead of the customer experience curve.
  4. BPM PS6: A first brush on the new Case Management functionality | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind offers a technical overview of case management in Oracle BPM, "a way of modeling very flexible and data intensive business processes."
  5. Maven Deploy to Oracle Weblogic. Step By Step. The Basics. Part 1/4 | Dimitrios Stasinopoulos
    The first article in Dimitrios Stasinopoulos's four-part series describes how to use Maven to deploy a sample application to Oracle Weblogic.
  6. White Paper: Delivering Cloud Services to the State of Texas
    This new white paper takes you deep into the heart of how enterprise architecture and the use of engineered systems is helping to consolidate hundreds of databases and tens of thousands of applications to create the Texas Cloud Marketplace.
  7. Podcast Show Notes: The CX Factor in Enterprise IT
    All three parts of the panel discussion on Customer Experience and Oracle WebCenter are now available. The expert panel includes John Brunswick, Srini Sankaran, and Oracle ACE John Sim.
  8. Oracle WebCenter Spaces Performance Analysis and Tuning in Practice | JayJay Zheng
    Solution architect and Oracle WebCenter specialist JayJay Zheng created this "post-development performance tuning practice for addressing Oracle WebCenter Spaces performance issues."
  9. Case Management Part 2: Anatomy of a Project | Mark Foster
    Mark Foster, a member of the Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA A-Team, describes "the make-up of a Case Management project in BPM Studio, stepping through all the terms and properties associated."
  10. WebLogic-In-A-Box | Sten Vesterli
    Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli shares a brief overview Oracle WebLogic on Oracle Database Appliance (ODA).

Thought for the Day

"Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves."

Alan Kay
(Month Day, Year - Month Day, Year)

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday Mar 18, 2013

OTN ArchBeat Facebook Faves - March 10-16, 2013

You click it, we catch it.

Here's the list of Top 10 most popular items from across the OTN architect community for the week of March 10-16, 2013, collected and shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page .

  1. Securing Web Services | Milco Numan
    Milco Numan's extensive blog post describes how he securely exposed an unsecured service using Open Source tools.
  2. Kerberos Authentication, RBAC and SAML identity propagation in OAG - Part1 | Andre Correa and Paulo Pereira
    In part one of a new series Andre Correa and Paulo Pereira describe an architecture that incorporates Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Traffic Director, and the Exalogic platform.
  3. Does the BI Server System Component Make Full Use of My Multi-Socket, Multi-Core Server? | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director and Business Intelligence specialist Mark Rittman responds to a question from one of his clients.
  4. Configure Coherence for Oracle WebCenter Portal Framework Content Presenter Task Flow | Lyudmil Pelov
    Oracle WebCenter A-Team architect Lyudmil Pelov shares an overview of the process for configuring Coherence Cache for Oracle WebCenter Portal Framework Application using the Content Presenter Task Flow.
  5. EDN Debugging | Derek Kam
    Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA A-Team architect Derek Kam reponds to a customer question with this post that illustrates how to debug EDN and some of the tools available for that task.
  6. Oracle Service Bus: Chunked Transfer Encoding | Pierluigi Vernetto
    If you think "Chunked Streaming" has anything to do with too much beer and pizza at a frat party, you really should read Pierluigi Vernetto's post.
  7. Reusable ADF Region with Dialog Framework | Andrejus Baranovskis
    A short illustrated post from Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis.
  8. AYTS: Summary of SOA Governance challenges in the services landscape | Marcel van de Glind
    Another post in Marcel van de Glind's series on his preparation for Oracle's Are You The Smartest Challenge.
  9. The Enterprise Architect is the Scrum Master! | Ted McLaughlan
    Ted McLaughlan discusses "strategic, useful and reusable guidance modeled and delivered in a manner that supports both longer-term initiatives and near-term objectives."
  10. Service-Orientation with Oracle SOA Tools | Glauco Castro and Yuri Marx Pereira
    Authors Glauco Castro and Yuri Marx Pereira Gomes explore the marriage of service-orientation with the tools and technologies of the Oracle SOA Suite.

Thought for the Day

"No matter what the problem is, it's always a people problem."

Gerald Weinberg

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday Mar 11, 2013

ArchBeat Facebook Faves for March 3-9, 2013

You click, I listen. Here's the Top 10 most popular items shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of March 3-9, 2013.

  1. Oracle Unified Method - Level 4D - Enterprise Architecture Delivery Readiness - Module 1 - Course Introduction
    Part of Oracle University's series of free, self-service, self-paced training courses in support of the Oracle Unified Method (OUM).
  2. ADF Mobile : Implementing the “Pull to Refresh” Pattern | Luc Bors
    Luc Bors had to figure out a way to implement the “Pull to Refresh” pattern in ADF Mobile for a recent project. He shares what he learned in this post.
  3. Podcast: Enterprise IT: Strategies, Challenges, Outlook - Part 2
    The panel discussion continues with a look at how another company implemented concepts from the IT Strategies from Oracle library, followed by a discussion of the chief concerns among enterprise IT stakeholders in a changing IT landscape.
  4. Introducing some Short Tutorials for Hadoop | Tom Walker
    The first of a series of posts from Tom Walker on "open source tools that can be used together to quickly develop applications."
  5. Inter-Portlet Communication Between Pages | Yannick Ongena
    Yannick Ongena illustrates the use of the Parameter Form Portlet and the Parameter Display Portlet, found in the WSRP Tools Portlet Producer.
  6. BI Forum 2013 Agenda and Registration Details - Now Live! | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman shares a list of the speakers and sessions for the upcoming Rittman Mead BI Forum 2013. Special guests include fellow Oracle ACE Directors Cary Milsap and Gwen Shapira.
  7. ActiveCache and Coherence*Web | Rene van Wijk
    Another detailed how-to technical post from Oracle ACE middleware specialists Rene van Wijk.
  8. Changing Labels on Built-In WebCenter Taskflows | JayJay Zheng
    JayJay Zheng explains how he tackled "a customization request to change a label of a command button inside a built-in WebCenter Taskflow."
  9. "Fishbowl Mobile Library" Android Tablet App Now Available on Google Play
    ?"By enabling mobile access to Oracle WebCenter Content, users can find, store, view, and organize content from the Oracle WebCenter repository directly on their tablets."
  10. Fusion Middleware Community Forum 2013 | Martien van den Akker
    Martien van den Akker shares a very detailed overview of the recent Fusion Middleware Community Forum 2013 held February 19-20 in Vilamoura, Portugal.

Thought for the Day

"Working ten hour days allows you to fall behind twice as fast as you could working five hour days."

Isaac Asimov
(January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992)

Source: softwarequotes.com

Thursday Feb 28, 2013

Podcast Show Notes: Enterprise IT: Strategies, Challenges, Outlook

This week the OTN ArchBeat Podcast kicks off a three-part series that focuses on strategies for meeting the challenges facing Enterprise IT in an evolving business landscape. My guests for this program are three members of Oracle's Enterprise Architecture Team:

  • Bob Hensle is Director of Oracle’s Technology Business Group Bob Hensle
  • Ronald Mayfield is an Oracle enterprise architect Ron Mayfield
  • Timothy Brown is a principal Oracle architecture consultant Tim Brown

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: This segment offers an update of IT Strategies from Oracle (ITSO), an extensive collection of reference architectures, practitioner guides and other useful documentation created by members of Oracle’s Enterprise Architecture Team, and takes a look at how the information from ITSO was implemented at one company.
  • Listen to Part 2: Part two offers a look at how another company implemented architectures and practices from the ITSO library, and examines chief concerns among organizations in the face of rapidly evolving enterprise IT.
  • Listen to Part 3: The conversation about how organizations are dealing with changes in enterprise IT continues with a look at how those same changes are affecting IT roles, and what you can do to remain relevant.


Want to get you hands on documents from the IT Strategies from Oracle Library? Click here. If you're a registered OTN member, just use your OTN SSO credentials to login to access the material. If your not an OTN member, just complete the registration form to gain access to the ITSO Library.

Coming Soon

The next OTN ArchBeat Podcast features another virtual architect meet-up -- an open conversation among a panel of architects about whatever topics are on their minds. Want to suggest a topic? Want to participate in the panel? Drop me a line in the comments sections.

Change of plans! The next OTN ArchBeat podcast will feature a panel discussion about the increasing importance of Customer Experience (CX) in enterprise IT.

Stay tuned: RSS

Monday Jan 14, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for the week of January 6-12, 2013

Here's this week's list of the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of January 6-12, 2013.

  1. TOGAF study help? There is an app for that! | Pat Shepherd
    Oracle Enterprise Architect Pat Shepherd hasn't had a chance to test out the Toolkit4Togaf app for iPhone, but it did catch his attention. And since it's free, you can check it out yourself.
  2. Podcast Show Notes: Oracle Cloud Update: 30 Days in the Cloud
    Rick Greenwald, Mike Lehmann, and Dom Lindars—key people behind the Oracle Cloud—talk about what's new and share information on you how can get a 30-day free trail of the Oracle Database and Oracle Java Cloud Services.
  3. Oracle Data Integrator 11g in the Enterprise Part 5: ETL Resilience and High-Availability | Mark Rittman
    The final part of Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman's 5-part series looks at data integration and loading routines. These routines, according to Mark, "are now mission-critical as they support operational systems that price products, segment customers, manage supply chains and combat fraud."
  4. Oracle VM Templage Config Script Example | Wim Coekaerts
    "The programmatic way to extend Oracle VM Template Configure is to build your own module," says Wim Coekaerts. Take the time to read Wim's detailed post and you 'll get a handle on the process.
  5. WebCenter Content Performance: Web Browser Choice | Nicolas Montoya
    "When choosing a browser to access a WebCenter Content server, make sure it is a modern browser with a good JavaScript engine," says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Nicolas Montoya. "However, beware that you may still encounter IE 8.0 at many organizations. Some of these are still running Windows XP as the Operating System - according to StatCounter, about 31% of desktop internet usage is on Windows XP."
  6. Cloud Reference Architecture Data Sheet | Anbu Krishnaswamy
    "Defining a Cloud Reference Architecture is an essential step towards achieving higher levels of Cloud maturity," says author Author Anbu Krishnaswamy Anbarasu. "Cloud Reference Architecture addresses the concerns of the key stakeholders by defining the architecture capabilities and roadmap aligned with the business goals and architecture vision."
  7. All the Aces, All the Faces. Oracle ADF, UX PTS Workshop: Building Fusion Usable Apps & More | Ultan O'Broin
    Ultan O'Broin shares an overview of the recent pilot for a two-day Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) workshop, and plugs Misha Vaughan’s Voice of User Experience (VoX) blog post on the same subject.
  8. Test Driving Mojarra 2.2.0-m08 on GlassFish | Markus Eisele
    ?"With all the Java EE 7 specifications moving forward it is finally time to test-drive some of them and give feedback," says Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele. And in this post he does just that, turning his attention to Mojarra JSF 2.2.0 Milestone 8.
  9. Video: Best Practices for Integrating SOAP and REST services into Oracle ADF
    The latest ADF Insider Essential video demonstrated best practices for developing business services based on web services, either REST or SOAP, and integrating them into an Oracle ADF application.
  10. How to build a private IaaS cloud platform? - Part II, Virtualisation | Karoly Vegh
    Part 1 in Karoly's series made it into the Top 10 most popular links shared here last week, so you'll want to keep up by checking out Part 2.

Thought for the Day

"To create a usable piece of software, you have to fight for every fix, every feature, every little accommodation that will get one more person up the curve. There are no shortcuts. Luck is involved, but you don't win by being lucky, it happens because you fought for every inch."

Dave Winer
(Month Day, Year - Month Day, Year)

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday Jan 07, 2013

Articles for Architects: Top 10 for 2012

Architects cover a lot of territory, from high-level, big-picture issues to the nuts-and-bolts of various products and technologies. This list of the Top 10 most popular OTN articles from 2012 reflects those varied interests. This is what you were reading in 2012:

  1. How To Configure Browser-based SSO with Kerberos/SPNEGO and Oracle WebLogic Server
    by Abhijit Patil
    [Published May 2012]
    Oracle WebLogic Server offers a complete solution for single sign-on with Microsoft clients using Kerberos.
  2. Security for Everyone
    by Frank Nimphius
    [January 2012]
    Protect your Oracle ADF applications from unauthorized access using the Oracle ADF Security feature.
  3. Start Small, Grow Fast
    by Edwin BiemondOracle ACE, Ronald van LuttikhuizenOracle ACE Director, and Demed L'Her
    [Published January 2012]
    A set of pragmatic best practices for deploying a simple and sound SOA footprint that can grow with business demand.
  4. Unit Testing Asynchronous BPEL Processes Using soapUI
    by Daniel Amadei
    [Published February 2012]
    Thanks to its support for Mocking and WS-Addressing, soapUI can be used to test asynchronous BPEL processes.
  5. Enterprise Architecture, Organizational Structure, and Company Performance
    by Travis Wissink
    [Published February 2012]
    Travis Wissink examines the connections, and what they mean for architects.
  6. On the Road with BI
    by Mark RittmanOracle ACE Director
    [Published March 2012]
    Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile gives your iOS device the business.
  7. Software Architecture for High Availability in the Cloud
    by Brian Jimerson
    [Published June 2012]
    A look at the paradigm shifts in designing fault tolerance from machine-based architectures to cloud-based architectures, and how enterprise applications need to be engineered to ensure the highest level of availability in the cloud.
  8. Migrating Oracle Discoverer Data to Oracle Business Intelligence 11g
    by Edelweiss Kammermann
    [Published February 2012]
    Plan your migration project, step by step.
  9. On History, Basics, and Network Performance
    by Tom Kyte
    [Published January 2012]
    Our technologist recalls a Web seminar, gives the right hint, and dishes on network performance.
  10. Scaling Service Oriented Architecture
    by Philip Wik
    [Published August 2012]
    Philip Wik explores what scaling is and what it means to a Service Oriented Architecture, and proposes Oracle-based solutions to SOA scaling and an Oracle-based SOA scaling roadmap.

Want more? You'll find a list of the latest OTN technical articles here, along with the complete article archive organized by topic.

 Want to see your name on this list next year? Click here to learn how to get your technical article published on OTN.




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