Monday Mar 04, 2013

OTN ArchBeat Facebook Faves - February 24 - March 2, 2013

The list below reflects the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of February 24 - March 2, 2013.

  1. ArchBeat Community Survey: Tech Trends in 2013
    In a recent ArchBeat Podcast (What Really Matters in 2013?) you heard three working architects discuss the trends and technologies they felt would have the greatest impact on their work in 2013. Now it's your turn. Take this OTN ArchBeat Facebook survey about the trends and technologies that will have the greatest impact on your work in 2013
  2. Oracle BPM 11g Performance Tuning Whitepaper published
    "BPM 11g Performance Tuning" is new white paper written by a large team of contributors and edited by Mark Nelson. The paper, according to Nelson, "captures real world best practices from actual performance tuning exercises across many real BPM implementations." Best of all, the paper is free.
  3. Book Review: "SOA Made Simple" by L. Dikmans and R.v.Luttikhuizen | Frank Nimphius
    Oracle ACE Directors Lonneke Dikmans and Ronald van Luttikhuizen are frequent guests on the ArchBeat podcast, both contributed articles to OTN, and are two of the nicest, smartest people it has been my pleasure to meet. They've just published a new book, "SOA Made Simple," (Packt Publishing, 2012), which Frank Nimphius reviews in this blog post.
  4. Test driving Java API for Processing JSON with GlassFish 4.0 | Markus Eisele
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele walks you through the process.
  5. WebLogic Logging Configuration | Rene van Wijk
    "It is a good idea to use log rotation to prevent having to stop a WebLogic server to remove a large log file that is filling up the file system," says Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk. "It is also a good idea to create a separate partition such that the root file system does not fill up." Learn how in this post.
  6. Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets: Wrapping the Exalogic IaaS CLI | The Old Toxophilist
    The second of two Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets published today by the Fusion Middleware A-Team member known only as The Old Toxophilist, this one combines some common Exalogic Command Line functions into a simplified bash script.
  7. Default Dynamic Value for ADF Query Search Field | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis share a use case in which the first value from an LOV view object will be set as the default value for the search field.
  8. AYTS: Summary of RUEI – Real User Experience Insight Session | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind shares another update of his preparation for Oracle's Are You the Smartest challenge.
  9. Log rotation for WebLogic Server (and friends) | Mark Nelson
    "If you have a number of WebLogic Server instances running, or applications that write a lot of information into the logs, you might find that your log files, and your stdout files start to eat up a lot of space very quickly," says Oracle Fusion Middleware Architect Team blogger Mark Nelson. He shows you an easy way to manange that situation in this post.
  10. ADF DVT Speed Date : Meeting The Hierarchy Viewer | Luc Bors
    Luc Bors's post is one of a series based on presentations from the ADF DVT Speed Date organized by the ADF Special Interest Group at AMIS. This post focuses on the Hierarchy Viewer.

Thought for the Day

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
(May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882)

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday Feb 25, 2013

ArchBeat Facebook Faves - February 17-23, 2013

It's Monday and that means it's time once again to gaze upon the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for last week (February 17-23, 2013).

  1. 30 Tech Skills That Will Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary
    Technological innovation drives changes in business, which in turn drives further changes in technology. Are you prepared to survive and capitalize on those changes? This article from Business Insider offers some suggestions.
  2. Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets - Scripted Template Generation from an existing vServer | The Old Toxophilist
    "As part of your Exalogic Virtual environment you may want to build vServer that will be used, going forwards, as a template for future vServers," says The Old Toxophilist , a member of the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team. He shares a script in this blog post that will help you get that done.
  3. The Cloud as a Metaphor – notes from a debate on mobility | Isabel F. Penuelas
    "The actual explosion of mobile technologies and the widespread [use] of mobile connectivity is enabling companies to leapfrog some stages and launch digital mobile businesses without passing through the Web," says Isabel F. Penuelas. So that might change the architecture picture just a bit, no?
  4. How to Configure WebLogic Server to Send a Notification When Its Configuration is Changed | Pierluigi Vernetto
    A tip of the ArchBeat hat to Jan van Zoggel for pointing the way to this detailed technical post from .
  5. Running Oracle EBusiness Suite on AWS | Tom Laszewski
    Cloud expert Tom Laszewski shares tips and resources to help you get started.
  6. Getting started with Desktop Integration Suite | Kyle Hatlestad
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Kyle Hatlestad likes the Oracle Learning Library so much he shared a link to one of their videos, a newly released look at "Getting Started with Oracle Desktop Integration Suite ."
  7. Video: Oracle ADF Mobile Overview | Shay Shmletzer
    Oracle's Shay Shmeltzer offers an overview of Oracle ADF Mobile in this video.<
  8. Oracle Access Manager 11g WNA Identity Store Considerations and Configurations - Part 3 | Tim Melander
    The final post in Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Tim Melander's three-part series on integrating Oracle Access Manager with Windows Native Authentication./
  9. OTN Yathra 2013 – Spreading the story of Oracle across India – (Half time) | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema is at the halfway point in the OTN Yathra Tour of India. He shares his observations about his journey and the Yathra events in this fascinating post.
  10. Setting up WebLogic server for REST Web Services | Zeeshan Baig
    Oracle ACE Zeeshan Baig shares a quick tech tip.

Thought for the Day

"The structure of a software system will reflect the communication structure of the team that built it"

Richard E. Fairley

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday Feb 18, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves - February 10-16, 2013

Twenty-six updates were posted on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page last week (February 10-16, 2013), most linking to blog posts and other content created by or featuring community members. The following list represents the top ten most popular posts.

  1. Webcast: Cultivating IT Innovation with Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata
    Mohamad Afshar, Vice President, Oracle Exalogic Product Management, discusses the strategies used at leading companies to promote innovation inside and outside of IT, and how Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata fit into those strategies.
    Webcast Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
    Time: 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
  2. SOA and Oracle Fusion Middleware for the Busy IT Professional | Dr. Frank Munz
    "Not everybody is starting up JDeveloper first thing in the morning in order to work with Oracle SOA Suite," says Dr. Frank Munz. "Let’s face it: Instead of being an SOA expert, any given IT specialist is more likely a certified DB admin, a Java developer or somebody who was just told by his manager to take care of that Oracle Service Bus installation." If that description fits you, do yourself a favor and read Munz's post.
  3. Podcast: What's Really Going to Matter in 2013? - Part 2
    Part 1 focused on what's hot, Part 2 focuses on what's not, as the panel discusses the trends, technologies, and other aspects of enterprise IT that will lose steam in 2013.
  4. How To Troubleshoot OEM 12c Cloud Control Auto-Discovery | Jeremy Schneider
    Pythian blogger Jeremy Schneider shares notes and references related to his effort to troubleshoot problems encountered during an upgrade from 11.2.0.2 to 11.2.0.3 on an Exadata V2.
  5. Video: Lucas Jellema: SOA, Events, BPM, and Oracle ADF
    By the time you see this Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema will on his way to India to participate in the OTN Yathra Tour. But I caught him at home this morning for a brief conversation about his latest OTN article, SOA, BPM, Oracle ADF and more.
  6. WebLogic, Coherence and the G1 Collector | René van Wijk
    Oracle ACE René van Wijk's detailed post covers garbage collection, the Oracle JDK, Oracle WebLogic, and Oracle Coherence.
  7. Webcast: Data Warehousing Trends for 2013
    Join Dan Vesset (Program VP, Business Analytics Research, IDC), Oracle ACE Director Arup Nanda (Director and Principal Database Architect, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide), George Lumpkin (VP, Product Marketing, Oracle) and Margaret Hamburger (Principal Product Director, Oracle) for a discussion of the top 10 data warehousing trends for 2013.
    Date: February 19, 2013
    Time: 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
  8. Oracle BPM, UCM, and Humantasks | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind has been working with Jan van Zoggel in preforming tests to detemine "the best fit for the combination of BPM, UCM and Humantasks." Marcel's post shares links to several blog posts that detail the results of those tests.
  9. Tech salaries 'see biggest jump in a decade': survey | Joe McKendrick
    As reported by ZDNet's Joe McKendrick: "Dice, the online tech recruiting site, finds plenty to be upbeat about in the tech market, particularly for certain markets and skillsets. If you're a big data professional in New York or Silicon Valley, you can write your own ticket. But the opportunities extend far and wide." Have you benefited from the hot market for IT pros?
  10. Tailoring Fusion Applications in the Cloud Explained
    This post from the Fusion Applications Developer Relations Blog aims to explain "what you can and cannot do to Fusion Applications (Release 5) that are deployed as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) via the Oracle Cloud."

Thought for the Day

"Companies should make their own enterprise systems as often as network security companies should manufacture their own aspirin."

Phil Simon

Source: softwarequotes.com

Wednesday Jan 02, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for December 2012

Happy New Year! Now that your holiday hangover has had a chance to subside, try to get your eyes to focus on this list of the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the month of December 2012.

Thought for the Day

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
(May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882)

Source: BrainyQuote

Tuesday Dec 11, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for December 11, 2012

Thought for the Day

"Well over half of the time you spend working on a project (on the order of 70 percent) is spent thinking, and no tool, no matter how advanced, can think for you."

Frederick P. Brooks

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Monday Dec 10, 2012

ArchBeat Top 10 for December 2-8, 2012

The Top 10 most-clicked items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of December 2-8, 2012

  1. Configure Oracle SOA JMSAdatper to Work with WLS JMS Topics
    Another of the four posts published on Dec 4 by the Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger identified as "fip" illlustrates "how to configure the JMS Topic, the JmsAdapter connection factory, as well as the composite so that the JMS Topic messages will be evenly distributed to same composite running off different SOA cluster nodes without causing duplication."
  2. Web Service Example - Part 3: Asynchronous
    Part 3 in this series from the Oracle ADF Mobile blog looks at "firing the web service asynchronously and then filling in the UI when it completes." Denis says, "This can be useful when you have data on the device in a local store and want to show that to the user while the application uses lazy loading from a web service to load more data."
  3. Advanced Oracle SOA Suite Oracle Open World 2012 SOA Presentations
    Oracle SOA & BPM Partner Community blogger Juergen Kress shares a list of 13 SOA presentations delivered or moderated by Oracle SOA Product Management at OOW12 in San Francisco.
  4. Oracle WebLogic Server WLS Domain Browser
    My colleague Jeff Davies, a frequent speaker at OTN Architect Day events and a genuinely nice guy, emailed me last night with this message: "I just came across this app on Google Play. It allows WebLogic administrators to browse WLS 12c domain information. I installed it on my phone and tried it out. Works very fast." I'm an iPhone guy, but I'm perfectly comfortable taking Jeff at his word. The app is called WLS Domain Browser. Follow the link for more info from the Google Play site.
  5. Retrieve Performance Data from SOA Infrastructure Database
    Another of the four blog posts published on Dec 4 by very busy Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member "fip," this one offers "examples of some basic SQL queries you can run against the infrastructure database of Oracle SOA Suite 11G to acquire the performance statistics for a given period of time."
  6. How to Achieve OC4J RMI Load Balancing
    "Having returned from a customer who faced challenges with OC4J RMI load balancing, I felt there is still some confusion in the field [about] how OC4J RMI load balancing works," says the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member known only as "fip." "Hence I decide to dust off an old tech note that I wrote a few years back and share it with the general public."
  7. From XaaS to Java EE – Which damn cloud is right for me in 2012?
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele wrestles with a timely technical issue and shares his observations on several of the alternatives.
  8. Exalogic 2.0.1 Tea Break Snippets - Creating a ModifyJeOS VirtualBox
    "One of the main advantages of this is that Templates can be created away from the Exalogic Environment," explains The Old Toxophilist. (BTW: I had to look it up: a toxophilist is one who collects bows and arrows.)
  9. ADF Mobile - Implementing Reusable Mobile Architecture
    "Reusability was always a strong part of ADF," says Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis. "The same high reusability level is supported now in ADF Mobile." The objective of this post is "to prove technically that [the] reusable architecture concept works for ADF Mobile."
  10. Using BPEL Performance Statistics to Diagnose Performance Bottlenecks
    Someone had a busy day… This post, one of four published on DeC 4 by a member of the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team identified only as "fip," offers details on how to "enable, retrieve and interpret the performance statistics, before the future versions provides a more pleasant user experience."

Thought for the Day

"If you're afraid to change something it is clearly poorly designed."

Martin Fowler

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Friday Dec 07, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for December 7, 2012

Thought for the Day

"All models are wrong; some models are useful."

George Box

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

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

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Monday Dec 03, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for November 2012

Every day ArchBeat searches the web for content created by and for community members, and then shares that content via social media. Here's the list of the Top 10 most popular items posted on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for November 2012.

  1. One-Stop Shop for Oracle Webcasts
    Webcasts can be a great way to get information about Oracle products without having to go cross-eyed reading yet another document off your computer screen. Oracle's new Webcast Center offers selectable filtering to make it easy to get to the information you want. Yes, you have to register to gain access, but that process is quick, and with over 200 webcasts to choose from you know you'll find useful content.
  2. OAM/OVD JVM Tuning
    Vinay from the Oracle Fusion Middleware Architecture Group (otherwise known as the A-Team) shares a process for analyzing and improving performance in Oracle Virtual Directory and Oracle Access Manager.
  3. White Paper: Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud: Advanced I/O Virtualization Architecture for Consolidating High-Performance Workloads
    This new white paper by Adam Hawley (with contributions from Yoav Eilat) describes in great detail the incorporation into Oracle Exalogic of virtualized InfiniBand I/O interconnects using Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) technology.
  4. Architected Systems: "If you don't develop an architecture, you will get one anyway..."
    "Can you build a system without taking care of architecture?," asks Manuel Ricca. "You certainly can. But inevitably the system will be unbalanced, neglecting the interests of key stakeholders, and problems will soon emerge."
  5. Backup and Recovery of an Exalogic vServer via rsync
    "On Exalogic a vServer will consist of a number of resources from the underlying machine," says the man known only as Donald. "These resources include compute power, networking and storage. In order to recover a vServer from a failure in the underlying rack all of these components have to be thoughts about. This article only discusses the backup and recovery strategies that apply to the storage system of a vServer."
  6. This Week on the OTN Architect Community Home Page
    Make time to check out this week's features on the OTN Solution Architect Homepage, including:
  7. Clustering ODI11g for High-Availability Part 1: Introduction and Architecture | Richard Yeardley
    "JEE agents can be deployed alongside, or instead of, standalone agents," says Rittman Meade's Richard Yeardley. "But there is one key advantage in using JEE agents and WebLogic – when you deploy JEE agents as part of a WebLogic cluster they can be configured together to form a high availability cluster." Learn more in Yeardley's extensive post.
  8. OIM 11g : Multi-thread approach for writing custom scheduled job | Saravanan V S
    Saravanan shares insight and expertise relevant to "designing and developing an OIM schedule job that uses multi threaded approach for updating data in OIM using APIs."
  9. How to Create Virtual Directory in Weblogic Server | Zeeshan Baig
    Oracle ACE Zeeshan Baig shows you how in six easy steps.
  10. SOA Galore: New Books for Technical Eyes Only
    Shake up up your technical skills with this trio of new technical books from community members covering SOA and BPM.

Thought for the Day

"Humans are the best value in computers -- where else can you get a non-linear computer weighing only about 160lbs, having a billion binary decision elements, that can be mass-produced by unskilled labour?"

— Anonymous

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Thursday Nov 29, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 29, 2012

Thought for the Day

"Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. "

Frederick P. Brooks

Source: Quotes for Software Engineers

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