Monday Mar 03, 2014

Top 5 OTN Architect Community Tech Articles - February 2014

The envelope, please...

The awards for the Top 5 most popular OTN articles written by members of the OTN architect community for the month of February 2014 go to...

  1. Cookbook: Installing and Configuring Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1
    by Mark Rittman and Kevin McGinley
    A step-by-step guide to installing, configuring, and loading an initial set of tables within Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1, using data sourced from Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.
  2. Enterprise Service Bus
    by Jüergen Kress, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmiedel , Guido Schmutz , Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg , and Bernd Trops
    Answers to some of the most important questions surrounding the use of an enterprise service bus, using concrete examples to clarify correct areas of application. Part of the Industrial SOA article series.
  3. Making the Move from Oracle Warehouse Builder to Oracle Data Integrator 12c
    by Stewart Bryson
    Stewart Bryson's detailed guide to a phased migration to Oracle Data Integrator 12c that makes use of the integration and migration capabilities in ODI 12c. [Special Note: Congratulations to Stewart on his recent confirmation as an Oracle ACE Director!]
  4. Back Up a Thousand Databases using Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c 
    by Porus Homi Havewala
    Learn how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c as a faster and more efficient alternative to Unix shell scripting and cron jobs for backing up multiple databases.
  5. Starting and Stopping a Java EE Environment when using Oracle WebLogic
    by 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.

NOTE: The articles listed here were among the 38 tech articles written by members of the OTN architect community and published to date in the current fiscal year, which began on June 1, 2013. Winners are determined by the number of page visits.

For a complete list of recent articles written by members of the OTN architect community, click here.

Thought for the Day

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."

Alexander Graham Bell, scientist, inventor, engineer
(March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Jan 06, 2014

2013 Top 10 OTN Articles for Architects

One of the things I get to do as manager of OTN's Architect Community is work with community members who submit articles for publication on OTN. These articles typically deal with SOA, middleware, business intelligence, and other topics relevant to software architects. Thirty-seven such articles were published in calendar year 2013. The list below represents the Top 10 most popular of those articles.

Congratulations to the authors of these technical articles!

  1. Cookbook: Installing and Configuring Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1 [August 2013]
    by Mark Rittman and Kevin McGinley
    Oracle ACE Directors and business intelligence specialists Rittman and McGinley take the #1 slot with their step-by-step guide to installing, configuring, and loading an initial set of tables within Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1. using data sourced from Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3
  2. Enterprise Service Bus [July 2013]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmeidel , Guido Schmutz , Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    Members of the Masons of SOA, including several Oracle ACE Directors, use concrete examples to provide answers to some of the most important questions surrounding the term "enterprise service bus." Part of the Industrial SOA Series.
  3. Set Up and Manage Oracle Data Guard using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c [August 2013]
    by Porus Homi Havewala
    Havewala is the author of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Managing Data Center Chaos (2012, Packt Publishing) and Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control: Advanced OEM Techniques for the Real World (2010, Rampant TechPress), as well as a prolific blogger. In this article he describes how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c's Oracle Data Guard setup and management capabilities to control downtime and simplify disaster recovery.
  4. SOA Blueprint: A Toolbox for Architects [April 2013]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmeidel , Guido Schmutz , Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    Also from the Industrial SOA Series, this article introduces the foundations that need to be established in order to implement functional SOA processes, defining a broadly applicable SOA blueprint whose individual modules can be topped up with commercial products or increasingly available open source offerings.
  5. SOA and User Interfaces
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmeidel , Guido Schmutz , Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    Yes, it's another chapter from the Industrial SOA Series -- and a clear indication that OTN readers have SOA on their minds.  This article examines best practices for overcoming the challenges to developing user interfaces in a service oriented architecture.
  6. Fanning Out Events on the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Event Delivery Network [February 2013]
    by Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema is a prolific blogger, frequent OTN contributor, and a familiar speaker on SOA and middleware at Oracle user group events. His article describes how events can be used in Oracle SOA Suite 11g to have business processes impact each other in a meaningful way with maximum decoupling.
  7. Industrial SOA: Preface [April 2013]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmeidel , Guido Schmutz , Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    No, it's not deja vu! The lead-off chapter in the Industrial SOA Series is the fourth article from that series to appear in this Top 10 list. This time the by-now familiar team of SOA experts describes how "service-orientation continues to evolve towards a factory approach, towards industrializing integrated platforms, such as BI, master data management (MDM), mobile front-ends, BPM, adaptive processes, Big Data and Cloud Computing."
  8. On the Integrity of Data [April 2013]
    by Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema makes his second appearance in the 2013 Top 10 list with this introduction to the basics of data integrity enforcement in a variety of environments.
  9. Moving to Oracle WebCenter Content 11g Web Services [April 2013]
    by Jon McDonald
    McDonald, a principle solutions architect with the Oracle WebCenter Content Architecture Team (A-Team), offers examples for working with the generic and native web services provided in Oracle WebCenter Content 11g.
  10. Track Down a Memory Leak
    by Dr. Frank Munz
    Munz, an Oracle ACE Director and 2011 Oracle Technologist of the Year, shares provided this sample chapter from his latest book, Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes.

Do you have an idea for an OTN technical article? You'll find guidelines here. And if you have any questions, pop them into the comments section and I'll respond as fast as I can type. Who knows, maybe your article will make it to the Top 10 list for 2014.

Monday Jul 08, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves - June 30 - July 6, 2013

As of today 3,044 people follow the OTN ArchBeat Page on Facebook. The list below reflects the Top 10 most popular items shared via that page for the week of June 30 - July 6, 2013.

  1. New Features In Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c
    Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 3 (R3) is now available for download from OTN, and you can read about new features in the updated product documentation.
  2. Kscope 2013 Summary - It's a developer's world ! | Mia Urman
    In this great write-up of ODTUG KScope 13 Mia Urman discusses "lessons learnt and sessions that taught me something."
  3. GlassFish Server: GlassFish 4 Now Available
    GlassFish Server 4 Open Source Edition is now available for download.
  4. Industrial SOA - Now chapters 1 to 5 available | Torsten Winterberg
    Oracle ACE Director Torsten Winterberg, a member of the Masons of SOA and one of the authors of the Industrial SOA series, shares links to the first five chapters in the series.
  5. Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets – Power Cycling Your Virtual Exalogic Rack | Andrew Hopkinson
    There is no single source that documents the Power Down / Power Up procedure for a fully Virtualised Exalogic Rack -- until now. A-Team solution architect Andrew Hopkinson's short article brings the distributed information into a single location and discusses the process including guest vServers.
  6. Oracle ADF Mobile – Browsing Using Swipe Actions | Steven Davelaar
    FMW A-Team solution architect Steven Davelaar's article explains a simple technique to add support for these actions to your ADF Mobile pages in a declarative way.
  7. Oracle Technology Network Architect Day: Cloud Computing
    Breakfast, lunch, and three expert speakers talking about real-world cloud implementation. Tuesday July 9, 2013 at the Oracle Conference Center, 350 Oracle Pkwy Redwood City, CA, 94065. Register now!
  8. Blazing Performance: SPARC Microprocessors | Diana Reichardt
    Diana Reichardt's cover story in the latest edition of Oracle Magazine focuses on how the new SPARC microprocessors are powering the world's fastest database, Java, and middleware servers.
  9. The CX Factor: Wooing and wowing customers in the digital age | Bob Rhubart
    There was a time when 'customer experience' was limited to what happened to you when you walked into a store, restaurant, or other place of business or when you called a business on the telephone. But that was back when you could still smoke on airplanes. Community members talk about the increasing importance of customer experience (CX).
  10. Industrial SOA Chapter 5: Enterprise Service Bus
    The fifth and latest addition to the Industrial SOA article series answers some of the most important questions surrounding the use of an ESB.

Thought for the Day

"The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with."

Marty Feldman
(July 8, 1934 - December 2, 1982)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Feb 03, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-02-03

Today's Quote

"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense."
-- Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946)

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Thursday Dec 01, 2011

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 12/01/2011

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