Wednesday Dec 05, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for December 5, 2012

Thought for the Day

"If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway. You must invest least 20% of your maintenance budget in refreshing your architecture to prevent good software from becoming spaghetti code."

Larry Bernstein

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Friday Nov 30, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 30, 2012

Thought for the Day

"Never make a technical decision based upon the politics of the situation, and never make a political decision based upon technical issues."

Geoffrey James

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Friday Nov 16, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 16, 2012

Thought for the Day

"Operating systems are like underwear — nobody really wants to look at them."

Bill Joy

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Monday Nov 12, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for November 4-10, 2012

The Top 10 most popular items shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of November 4-10, 2012.

  1. OAM/OVD JVM Tuning | @FusionSecExpert
    Vinay from the Oracle Fusion Middleware Architecture Group (the very prolific A-Team) shares a process for analyzing and improving performance in Oracle Virtual Directory and Oracle Access Manager.
  2. Exploring Lambda Expressions for the Java Language and the JVM | Java Magazine
    In the latest //Java/Architect column in Java Magazine, Ben Evans, Martijn Verburg, and Trisha Gee explain how, "although Lambda expressions might seem unfamiliar to begin with, they're quite easy to pick up, and mastering them will be vital for writing applications that can take full advantage of modern multicore CPUs."
  3. 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.
  4. Oracle Solaris 11.1 update focuses on database integration, cloud | Mark Fontecchio
    TechTarget editor Mark Fontecchio reports on the recent Oracle Solaris 11.1 release, with comments from IDC's Al Gillen.
  5. Solving Big Problems in Our 21st Century Information Society | Irving Wladawsky-Berger
    "I believe that the kind of extensive collaboration between the private sector, academia and government represented by the Internet revolution will be the way we will generally tackle big problems in the 21st century. Just as with the Internet, governments have a major role to play as the catalyst for many of the big projects that the private sector will then take forward and exploit. The need for high bandwidth, robust national broadband infrastructures is but one such example." — Irving Wladawsky-Berger
  6. ADF Mobile Custom Javasciprt – iFrame Injection | John Brunswick
    The ADF Mobile Framework provides a range of out of the box components to add within your AMX pages, according to John Brunswick. But what happens when "an out of the box component does not directly fulfill your development need? What options are available to extend your application interface?" John has an answer.
  7. Architects Matter: Making sense of the people who make sense of enterprise IT
    Why do architects matter? Oracle Enterprise Architect Eric Stephens suggests that you ask yourself this question the next time you take the elevator to the Oracle offices on the 45th floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois (or any other skyscraper, for that matter). If you had to take the stairs to get to those offices, who would you blame? "You get the picture," he says. "Architecture is essential for any necessarily complex structure, be it a building or an enterprise." (Read the article...)
  8. Converting SSL certificate generated by a 3rd party to an Oracle Wallet | Paulo Albuquerque
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Paulo Albuquerque shares "a workaround to get your private key, certificate and CA trusted certificates chain into Oracle Wallet."
  9. How Data and BPM are married to get the right information to the right people at the right time | Leon Smiers
    "Business Process Management…supports a large group of stakeholders within an organization, all with different needs," says Oracle ACE Leon Smiers. "End-to-end processes typically run across departments, stakeholders and applications, and can often have a long life-span. So how do organizations provide all stakeholders with the information they need?" Leon provides answers in this post.
  10. Updated Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) Class | Gary Barg
    Oracle SOA Team blogger Gary Barg has news for those interested in a skills upgrade. This updated Oracle University course "explains how to use Oracle BAM to monitor enterprise business activities across an enterprise in real time. You can measure your key performance indicators (KPIs), determine whether you are meeting service-level agreements (SLAs), and take corrective action in real time."

Thought for the Day

"For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong."

H. L. Mencken
(September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956)

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Friday Nov 09, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 9, 2012

  • Exploring Lambda Expressions for the Java Language and the JVM | Java Magazine
    In the latest //Java/Architect column in Java Magazine, Ben Evans, Martijn Verburg, and Trisha Gee explain how, "although Lambda expressions might seem unfamiliar to begin with, they're quite easy to pick up, and mastering them will be vital for writing applications that can take full advantage of modern multicore CPUs."
  • Converting SSL certificate generated by a 3rd party to an Oracle Wallet | Paulo Albuquerque
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Paulo Albuquerque shares "a workaround to get your private key, certificate and CA trusted certificates chain into Oracle Wallet."
  • Portal And Content - Content Integration - Best Practices | Stefan Krantz
    This post from Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Stefan Krantz "will help you understand ground up how to design, architect and implement business enabled, responsive and performing portals with complex requirements on business centric information publishing."
  • Global Event Series: Oracle Cloud Builder Summit
    Enterprise IT is changing. That's not exactly a news flash, but let's face it, if your skills aren't up to the task, you're going to be left behind. That's why the Oracle Cloud Builder Summit presents a great opportunity to get out in front of the evolution of IT. Through multiple demonstrations you'll learn how to build—in only two hours—an enterprise cloud environment, and how to fast-track your applications to the cloud. Click here to find dates and locations around the globe.
  • Unexpected advantage of Engineered Systems | Solaris 11 Maintenance Lifecycle Blog
    There's a lot of genuinely useful information in this post, based on the personal experience of the blogger. But it makes me nuts when smart Oracle people with expertise to share don't include their actual names in the blog posts. So thanks, user12244672, for an interesting post. But unless you're a superhero, maybe you can reveal your true identity…?

Thought for the Day

"The purpose of computers is human freedom."

Ted Nelson

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

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