Monday Feb 15, 2016

2 Minute Tech Tips Videos - Weekly Top 10 - February 8-14, 2016

If you feel yourself inexplicably drawn to this list of the most-watched 2 Minute Tech Tip videos for February 8-14, 2016, it's no wonder. After all, each video presents a useful technical tip from a respected expert. So give in to the urge and watch!

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Monday Feb 08, 2016

2 Minute Tech Tips Videos - Weekly Top 10 - February 1-7, 2016

Too much reading can lead to eye strain. Take a video break with these Top 10 most-watched 2 Minute Tech Tips for the week of February 1-7,2016.

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Monday Feb 01, 2016

2 Minute Tech Tips Videos - Weekly Top 10 - January 25-31, 2016

Who's up? Who's down? Prepare yourself for the latest update of the Top 10 most-watched 2 Minute Tech Tip videos for January 25-31, 2016.

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Tuesday Jan 26, 2016

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - January 19-25, 2016

Hey you! Take a look at the Top 10 @OTNArchBeat tweets from for the last seven days, January 19 - 25, 2016.

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Monday Jan 25, 2016

2 Minute Tech Tips Videos - Weekly Top 10 - January 17-24, 2016

What's on your screen? This week's Top Ten 2 Minute Tech Tips include two brand new videos and an oldie-but-goodie from way back in 2014. Take a look!

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Monday Sep 16, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for September 8-14, 2013

4,175 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for updates on the latest content produced by community members. The list below represents the top 10 most popular items shared on that page for the week of Septebmer 8-14, 2013.

  1. Contract Based Provisioning Powered By OIM 11g R2 | Alex Lopez
    This article by solution architect Alex Lopez article describes a potential strategy to implement Contract Based Provisioning (CBP) using OIM 11g R2 capabilities.
  2. Archive of Oracle #BPM Suite case management articles from the Fusion Middleware A-Team
    Interested in Case Management in Oracle BPM Suite? You'll find a collection of excellent technical articles in this list from the Fusion Middleware A-Team.
  3. Architecture, Architects and Java at #JavaOne | Yolande Poirier
    The JavaOne schedule includes nearly 220 sessions for architects. Big thanks to Yolande Poirier for putting together this sample list of some of those sessions.
  4. New Feature in OEM Cloud Control 12cR3 - Exalytics Server Management | Mark Rittman
    The BI Management Pack in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12cR3 includes support for adding and monitoring Exalytics systems. This post from Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman explains how this feature works and what’s involved in setting it up.
  5. Java SE 7 Update 40 Released | Tori Wieldt
    Tori Wieldt's blog post include links for release notes, downloads, and two videos covering new features.
  6. Oracle SOA Suite #oow13 Customer Panel: Unifying Cloud Applications with On-Premises Applications
    Going to Oracle OpenWorld? Here's a session to add to your schedule! Panelists include Andrew Randall (Senior Manager of Information Technology, JDSU), Asheesh Srivastava (Manager of IT Delivery, Xerox), and Bharat Raval (Manager, IEEE). Tuesday, 24 Sept at noon. Click the link for more information.
  7. WebCenter: af:commandLink or af:goLink for Navigation | Martin Deh
    Solution architect Martin's Deh's post emphasized the use of af:goLinks instead of af:commandLinks for ALL WebCenter based navigation, where the navigation is based on the WebCenter navigation model.
  8. OIM Reset Password Customization Example | Daniel Gralewski
    Part of the ongoing OIM Academy series, this post shows options for customizing password reset functionality based on end user data.
  9. Kscope13 Top Speaker Award | Tim Tow
    Congratulations to Oracle ACE Director and business intelligence specialist Tim Tow on being named one of the Top 5 Speakers at Kscope13 for his presentation, " Introducing the Outline Extractor NG (Next Generation)."
  10. Model-driven Development in the Context of Technical SOA
    Michael Rauch and Christoph Gutmann explain how Eclipse Modeling technology is successfully applied to establish forward engineering in the domain of technical SOA in this presentation from the Code Generation conference.

Thought for the Day

"As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."

Amy Poehler, American actress and comedian
(Born September 16, 1971)


Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for September 10, 2013

Thought for the Day

"You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation."

Roger Maris, American professional baseball player
(September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985)


Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for September 4, 2013

  1. ADF Task Flow Template Improvements in 12c | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis discusses some of his favorite new task flow features in Oracle ADF 12c and shares a sample application.
  2. ADF Architecture Made Simple: Small, Medium, Large | Sten Vesterli
    "There are lots of ways of building ADF applications, so there is a very large number of possible architectures," says Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli . He describes three in this post.
  3. Integrating ODI with OBIEE: How to invoke ODI scenarios & Load Plans from OBIEE | Benjamin Perez-Goytia
    Benjamin Perez-Goytia's article shows you how to execute an ODI scenario from OBIEE using ODI Web Services. Benjamin says the same steps can be followed to execute ODI load plans.
  4. Case Management In Practice: “HelloWorld” | Mark Foster
    Fusion Middleware solution architect Mark Foster continues his BPM Suite Case Management series with a step by step look at building a simple case management project.
  5. Using Non-Oracle, and Cloud-Hosted Databases with OBIEE 11g | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman looks at alternatives to licensing Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, and whether running these alternatives in the cloud is a practical option.
  6. How to find Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) IP Address on Exalytics | Sunil S. Ranka
    Oracle ACE Sunil Ranka shares a tech tip that just might come in handy for those upgrading an Exalytics box from PS1 to PS3 for OBIEE patch-set.
  7. Book Review: "Oracle WebLogic Server 12c - Advanced Administration Cookbook" by Dalton Iwazaki
    Check out Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele's review of "Oracle WebLogic Server 12c - Advanced Administration Cookbook," a new book from Dalton Iwazaki.
  8. How to Understand and Diagnose ODI Connectivity Issues | Christophe Dupupet
    "Understanding connectivity issues in an ODI environment requires a good grasp of the ODI architecture, as well a good understanding of where to look for information when such problems arise," says Fusion Middlware solution architect Christophe Dupupet. His post is a great place to start.

Thought for the Day

"Nobody can stop you but you. And shame on you if you're the one who stops yourself."

Damon Wayans, actor/comedian
(Born September 4, 1960)


Tuesday Jul 30, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 30, 2013

  1. Storing Detail-Level Data in Oracle Exalytics | Mark Rittman
    Is it possible to store an entire reporting dataset in TimesTen? Business Intelligence expert and Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman breaks it down.
  2. Webcast: A Big Data Conversation with MIT’s Andrew McAfee
    Architects are all about making sure IT meets business needs. So if you're an architect you'll want to catch this live webcast featuring Andrew McAfee (Principal Research Scientist, Center of Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management) and Oracle Big Data Strategist Paul Sonderegger. It's free!
    Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
    Time: 10am PT / 1pm ET
  3. ADF 12c – The Hierarchical Mystery Tour – Treemap, Sunburst, Treetable, Hierarchy Viewer and Thematic Map | Lucas Jellema
    This post by the very prolific Lucas Jellema, and Oracle ACE Director, demonstrates the use of a number of Oracle ADF 12 components to present population statistics for cities, countries, continents and regions. ADF 12c: The Hierarchical Mystery Tour – Treemap, Sunburst, Treetable, Hierarchy Viewer and Thematic
  4. Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.2 Patch 6 and Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1.1 Patch 21
    Information on two new bundle patches for Oracle GlassFish Server and Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server
  5. Performing server maintenance in the Exalogic Virtual Datacenter - part II | Jos Nijhoff
    Jos Nijhoff continues his series with a demonstration of a real-life scenario using "clustered Oracle environments (Traffic Director, Oracle Service Bus 11g) and some non-clustered stuff (Cloud Control, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Traffic Director admin server, Fusion HCM demo node) hosted on our Exalogic X2-2 system."
  6. Video: CERN's Artur Wiecek on WebLogic 12.1.2 Features
    Give yourself one minute and forty-sx seconds to watch this video CERN's Artur Wiecek talking about new features in Oracle WebLogic 12.1.2.
  7. Oracle Learning Library Live Event Recordings
    In the last few weeks Oracle Learning Library has done live video webcasts on Oracle Business Rules Engine, on Deploying ADF Applications to Oracle Cloud by Using JDeveloper, on the new WebSocket and JSON API available in Java EE 7, and on Securing ADF Applications to Oracle Cloud by Using JDeveloper, If you missed any of these programs, no worries! They're all available free on demand.
  8. Has the Cloud changed the way developers do their jobs? Not yet.
    Experts aren't sure if the cloud has had any real impact on how developers do their jobs. But the clock is ticking...

Thought for the Day

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently."

Henry Ford
(July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)


Wednesday Jul 24, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 24, 2013

Thought for the Day

"Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done."

Amelia Earhart
(Born July 24, 1897 – Disappeared July 2, 193)





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