Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 10-16-2012

  • 2012 Oracle Fusion Innovation Awards - Part 2 | Moazzam Chaudry
    Moazzam Chaudry has compiled a complete list of the winners of this year's Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards, as announced at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. Congratulations to all the winners!
  • SOA governance standard goes global | ZDNet
    As reported by ZDNet SOA blogger Joe McKendrick: "The Open Group announced that its SOA Governance Framework is now an international standard, having passed its six-month ratification vote within the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechical Commission(IEC)."
  • Monitoring Spring in WebLogic | Rene van Wijk
    "The Spring console extension is based on RuntimeMBeans registered using the WebLogic Server infrastructure; therefore, it provides a cluster view of the Spring applications and more management functionality for Spring Beans," says Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk. In this post he shows you how to enable the Spring console extension.
  • BPM 11g - Dynamic Task Assignment with Multi-level Organization Units | Mark Foster
    "I've seen several requirements to have a more granular level of task assignment in BPM 11g based on some value in the data passed to the process," says Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Mark Foster. "Parametric Roles is normally the first port of call to try to satisfy this requirement, but in this blog we will show how a lot of use-cases can be satisfied by the easier to implement and flexible Organization Unit."
  • Architects of Reform: IT Modernization at the Oregon Department of Human Services
    In this article from Profit Magazine, David Baum reports on the essential role Enterprise architecture plays in establishing Oregon as a leader in healthcare reform.

Thought for the Day

"The architecture of our future is not only unfinished; the scaffolding has hardly gone up."

George Lamming

Source: thinkexist.com

Thursday Sep 27, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-09-27

  • Understanding Oracle BI 11g Security vs Legacy Oracle BI 10g | Christian Screen
    "After conducting a large amount of Oracle BI 10g to Oracle BI 11g upgrades and after writing the Oracle BI 11g book," says Oracle ACE Christian Screen, "I still continually get asked one of the most basic questions regarding security in Oracle BI 11g; How does it compare to Oracle BI 10g? The trail of questions typically goes on to what are the differences? And, how do we leverage our current Oracle BI 10g security table schema in Oracle BI 11g?"
  • Process Oracle OER Events using a simple Web Service | Bob Webster
    Bob Webster's post "provides an example of a simple web service that processes Oracle Enterprise Repository (OER) Events. The service receives events from OER and utilizes the OER REX API to implement simple OER automations for selected event types."
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Security: Attaching OWSM policies to JRF-based web services clients | Andre Correa
    "OWSM (Oracle Web Services Manager) is Oracle's recommended method for securing SOAP web services," says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Andre Correa. "It provides agents that encapsulate the necessary logic to interact with the underlying software stack on both service and client sides. Such agents have their behavior driven by policies. OWSM ships with a bunch of policies that are adequate to most common real world scenarios." His detailed post shows how to make it happen.
  • WebCenter Content (WCC) Trace Sections | ECM Architect
    ECM Architect Kevin Smith shares a detailed technical post covering WebCenter Content (WCC) Trace sections.

Thought for the Day

"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked."

John Gall

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Monday Sep 24, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 - September 16-22, 2012

The Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of September 16-22, 2012.

  1. The Real Architects of LA: OTN Architect Day in Los Angeles - Oct 25
    No gossip. No drama. No hair pulling. Just a full day of technical sessions and peer interaction focused on using Oracle technologies in today's cloud and SOA architectures. The event is free, but seating is limited, so register now.

    Thursday October 25, 2012. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
  2. OIM-OAM-OAAM integration using TAP – Request Flow you must understand!! | Atul Kumar
    Atul Kumar's post addresses "key points and request flow that you must understand" when integrating three Oracle Identity Management product Oracle Identity Management, Oracle Access Management, and Oracle Adaptive Access Manager.
  3. Cloud, automation drive new growth in SOA governance market | ZDNet
    "SOA governance tools and processes learned over the past decade are now underpinning cloud projects as they scale across enterprises," reports Joe McKendrick. But there remains a lack of understanding about SOA Governance.
  4. DevOps Basics: Track Down High CPU Thread with ps, top and the new JDK7 jcmd Tool | Frank Munz
    "The approach is very generic and works for WebLogic, Glassfish or any other Java application," say Frank Munz. "UNIX commands in the example are run on CentOS, so they will work without changes for Oracle Enterprise Linux or RedHat. Creating the thread dump at the end of the video is done with the jcmd tool from JDK7." Frank has captured the process in the posted video.
  5. Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Hands-on Lab: "Leading Your Everyday Application Integration Projects with Enterprise SOA"
    Yet another session to squeeze into your already-jammed Oracle OpenWorld schedule. This hands-on lab focuses on how "Oracle Enterprise Repository, Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Foundation Pack, and Oracle SOA Suite work together to help you drive your enterprisewide integration projects."
  6. Loving VirtualBox 4.2… | The ORACLE-BASE Blog
    Is it wrong for a man to love a technology? Oracle ACE Director Tim Hall has several very good reasons for his feelings…
  7. ADF Create and CreateInsert Operations for ADF Table | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis answers the question, "What operation is best to use to insert a new row into an ADF table, Create or CreateInsert?"
  8. Fault Handling Slides and Q&A | Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    Oracle ACE Director Ronald van Luttikhuizen shares the slides and a Q&A transcript from a presentation he and fellow ACE Director Guido Schmutz gave at the recent Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne preview event organized by AMIS Technology.
  9. Why IT is a profession in 'flux' | ZDNet
    I usuallly don't post two items from the same person in one day, but this post from ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick deals with some critical issues affecting those in IT. As McKendrick puts it: "IT professionals are under considerable pressure to deliver more value to the business, versus being good at coding and testing and deploying and integrating."
  10. Running RichFaces on WebLogic 12c | Markus Eisele
    "With all the JMS magic and the different provider checks in the showcase this has become some kind of a challenge to simply build and deploy it," says Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele. His detailed post will help you to meet that challenge.

Thought for the Day

"Less is more."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
(March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969)

Source: BrainyQuote.com

Friday Sep 21, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-09-21

  • The Real Architects of Los Angeles: OTN Architect Day in LA - Oct 25
    No gossip. No drama. No hair pulling. Just a full day of technical sessions and peer interaction focused on using Oracle technologies in today's cloud and SOA architectures. The event is free, but seating is limited, so register now.
    Thursday October 25, 2012. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
  • Why IT is a profession in 'flux' | ZDNet
    I usuallly don't post two items from the same person in one day, but this post from ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick deals with some critical issues affecting those in IT. As McKendrick puts it: "IT professionals are under considerable pressure to deliver more value to the business, versus being good at coding and testing and deploying and integrating."
  • Cloud, automation drive new growth in SOA governance market | ZDNet
    "SOA governance tools and processes learned over the past decade are now underpinning cloud projects as they scale across enterprises," reports Joe McKendrick. But there remains a lack of understanding about SOA Governance.

    For a broader discussion of the importance of IT governance check out the lastest OTN Archbeat Podcast: By Any Other Name: Governance and Architecture
  • How I Simplified the Installation of Oracle Database on Oracle Linux 6
    Michele Casey's update of Ginny Henningsen's original article. This version shows how to simplify the installation of Oracle Database 11g on Oracle Linux 6 by installing the oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall RPM package.
  • Fault Handling Slides and Q&A | Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    Oracle ACE Director Ronald van Luttikhuizen shares the slides and a Q&A transcript from a presentation he and fellow ACE Director Guido Schmutz gave at the recent Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne preview event organized by AMIS Technology.
  • BPM ADF Task forms. Checking whether the current user is in a BPM Swimlane | Christopher Karl Chan
    "The tricky part here is that the ADF Task Details Form is in fact part of a separate J2EE application to the main workspace," says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Christopher Karl Chan. "So if you try to use Java or Expression Language to get the logged in user you will only find anonymous and none of the BPM Roles you will be expecting. So what to do?" Don't guess—read the post and find out.

Thought for the Day

"The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture. "

Tadao Ando

Source: BrainyQuote

Tuesday Sep 18, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-09-18

Thought for the Day

"Each pattern describes a problem which occurs over and over again in our environment, and then describes the core of the solution to that problem, in such a way that you can use this solution a million times over, without ever doing it the same way twice."

Christopher Alexander

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Friday Sep 14, 2012

Podcast Show Notes: By Any Other Name: Governance and Architecture

The OTN ArchBeat Podcast returns from a brief summer hiatus with a three-part conversation about IT architecture and governance. My guests for this conversation are Eric Stephens , an Oracle Enterprise architect and a frequent guest on this program. Joining Eric on the panel is Tim Hall , Senior Director of product management for the Oracle Enterprise Repository, Oracle Service Registry, and Oracle Application Integration Architecture. Tim made his first appearance on ArchBeat as panelist on the recent program featuring Thomas Erl.

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1:
    Why it's important to revive the dormant conversation about IT governance.
  • Listen to Part 2:
    Balancing functional, technical, operational requirements to meet the challenge of defining appropriate governance "guardrails."
  • Listen to Part 3:
    Bringing IT architecture out of the ivory tower to make governance a less intimidating, more collaborative process.

Additional Resources

  • Leveraging Governance to Sustain Enterprise Architecture Efforts, an Oracle white paper by Eric Stephens.
  • SOA, Cloud, and Service Technologies, a transcript of an ArchBeat interview with Thomas Erl, Tim Hall, and Demed L'Her, in which Tim says the following about governance:

    "For a long time people have argued that SOA governance is sort of an awkward name, no one wanted to be audited. There's 50% of the world that think, yes, we're going to have to tops down initiative to address this and there's 50% of the world that says that it feels like a heavy weight process that I want no part of. So what I think we should do is change the name…"

Monday Aug 13, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for August 5-11, 2012

The Top 10 most popular items shared through my social networks for the week of August 5-11, 2012.

  1. Leveraging Governance to Sustain Enterprise Architecture Efforts
    SOA, Cloud computing, Big Data, Mobile computing, BOYD and other factors are already rearranging the enterprise IT landscape in much the same way Godzilla rearranges Tokyo. The potential for these technologies is incredible. But with each new technological innovation, "it is critical to reevaluate relevant EA governance," says Eric Stephens. "Otherwise, the architectural fragmentation that exists with legacy technology will manifest itself by an order of magnitude with newer generations of technology." More insight from Eric in this white paper.
  2. Manuel Rosa - SOA Governance at EDP: A Global Energy Company @ SOA, Cloud Service Technology Symposium 2012
    Thinking about registering for the SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Forum, September 24-25 in London? You'll find a big fat discount code at the top of this recent post on the Oracle SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog. Who doesn't love a discount?
  3. Cloud and business transformation: this time, it's different
    "The real revolution is only just begun," says Joe McKendrick. "At the high end, private and hybrid clouds are shifting the business models of many non-IT corporations and organizations, turning them into technology or cloud providers themselves. At the lower end, we have a whole generation of startups and small businesses that are built entirely on the cloud. In between, we have 'loosely coupled' corporations that essentially serve as brokers of services they get from somewhere else and deliver to their customers."
  4. Webcast: Drill Down on Disaster Recovery
    In this webcast, Oracle's Joseph Meeks and Margaret Hamburger discuss key steps you should take to significantly reduce the risk of downtime while protecting your business data with Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture. Thursday, August 16, 2012. 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.
  5. My Clustering Cheet Sheet | Rick Ramsey
    The question is: "Why would somebody complicate our sysadmin lives by suggesting we install Oracle RAC on Oracle Solaris Cluster? What would that be, highly-available high availability?" Rick "OTN Garage" Ramsey has the answer.
  6. Now Available: Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.2.2
    GlassFish Server 3.1.2.2 is a microrelease that addresses feedback from the GlassFish community to improve the developer experience by resolving NetBeans bug 211962, JAX-WS issue JAX_WS-1059, and GlassFish Server issue GLASSFISH-18446.
  7. Simplifying OIM 11g (Chapter Two)
    The second article in Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Alex Lopez's series on tips and tricks for simplifying the use of advanced features in Oracle Identity Manager 11g.
  8. OTN Architect Day: Boston
    Oracle Technology Network Architect Day is coming to Boston, September 12, 2012. The event will be held at the Boston Marriott Burlington (One Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803), and features a full day of sessions with technical experts, along with plenty of opportunity to interact with your peers. The event is free, but seating is limited, so register now.
  9. Getting Oracle artifacts into a Maven environment
    "Maven provides the ability to load any artifact into a Maven repository and to give it a set of coordinates," says Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Mark Nelson. "This means that you can easily add the Oracle provided artifacts to your own Maven repository, or to a shared repository in your environment (e.g. a Maven Repository Manager)."
  10. Quick introduction of what and why of Oracle Database Edition Based Redefinition
    "Availability is a highly desirable aspect of Fusion Middleware application," says Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema. "Planned downtime therefore sounds quite silly. However, the introduction of changes to applications has typically been associated with the roll out and redeployment of the application causing disruption of service - through loss of existing conversations and unavailability during the deployment process. Several approaches and mechanisms are available in the Oracle stack that will help substantially reduce the loss of uptime because of changes to applications."

Thought for the Day

"I do not fear computers, I fear the lack of them."

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

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Wednesday Aug 08, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-08

Thought for the Day

"At first sight, the idea of any rules or principles being superimposed on the creative mind seems more likely to hinder than to help, but this is quite untrue in practice. Disciplined thinking focuses inspiration rather than blinkers it."

G. L. Glegg

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Wednesday Feb 15, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-02-15

Today's Quote

"The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate."
Douglas Engelbart

Monday Feb 06, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-02-06

Today's Quote

"Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back."
-- Babe Ruth (February 6, 1895 - August 16, 1948)

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