Monday Mar 02, 2015

Top 10 2 Min Tech Tips - February 2015

A feast for your eyes! Here are the Top 10 most-viewed 2 Minute Tech Tip videos for February 2015.

Congrats to the top tipsters!

  1. Just Say No to Spaghetti Code
    by Stephen Feuerstein
    Oracle architect and PL/SQL expert Steven Feuerstein fills 120 seconds with tasty advice on how to write code that doesn't resemble a big plate of pasta.
  2. Continuous Integration with Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c
    by Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    Taking advantage of the continuous integration capabilities in Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c "will make your life a lot easier," says Oracle ACE Director Ronald van Luttikhuizen, a managing partner at eProseed.
  3. DevOps: When Fixing a Problem is a Bad Idea
    by Kelly Goetsch
    Breaking the habit of fixing problems may sound counter-intuitive, but that's exactly what Oracle Director of Product Development and eCommerce in the Cloud author Kelly Goetsch suggests in his tip.
  4. Hyperion Metadata Integration
    by Rodrigo Radtke and Ricardo Giampaoli
    Oracle ACE Associates Ricardo Giampaoli (EPM Solution Architect/Consultant) and Rodrigo Radtke (Software Development Consultant, Dell) based their tip on their OTN technical article, Dynamic Integrations for Multiple Hyperion Planning Applications.
  5. Vagrant, Puppet, Docker, and Packer
    by Lucas Jellema
    No, this tip by Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema is not about four of the Seven Dwarves.
  6. Effective DevOps Through Cultural Change
    by Kelly Goetsch
    Kelly earns a second slot on this list with his tip on the four cultural changes that are essential for successful DevOps.
  7. Honing Your Cloud Transformation Strategy
    by Ron Batra
    Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra, Senior Director of Cloud Architecture and Software Development at Equinix, devotes his two minutes to advice for developing an effective Cloud strategy for your organization. Ron's Tech Tip is based on his article, Honing a Cloud Transformation Strategy - Part 1: Self Awareness
  8. Getting Started with DevOps for Databases
    by Dominic Delmolino
    Dominic Delmolino, VP of Architecture and Engineering at Agilex Technologies, packs his two minutes with three quick tips to help you get started with DevOps for databases. Dominic's tip is based in part on two posts from his blog, Superscript and Can you see what I see?
  9. Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c
    by Danilo Schmiedel
    Oracle ACE Director and Opitz Consulting Solution Architect Danilo Schmiedel devotes his 120 seconds to a tech tip focused on upgrading from Oracle SOA Suite 11g to SOA Suite 12c. Want more detail? See the presentation available on Danilo's blog.
  10. PL/SQL Performance Tuning - Art or Science?
    by Michael Rosenblum
    Do you approach PL/SQL performance tuning as an art or as a science? This tip from Oracle ACE Michael Rosenblum, Software Architect/Development DBA at Dulcian, Inc., addresses why you should know the difference.

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Friday Jan 23, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Jan 16-22, 2015

Here it is! Among the 6,417 fans of the  OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, the following items were the Top 10 most popular for the last seven days, January 16-22, 2015.

  1. 3 Middleware Expert Sessions on Integration and Open Source
    Oracle experts Brian Oliver (Architect, Oracle Coherence team), Mikael Fries (Director of Product Management for Oracle Application Testing Solutions) and Mark Nelson (Architect, Oracle Platform Engineering) will each present sessions on Integration and Open Source, part of the Middleware track in the free Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit, February 11, 2015. Register now!
  2. Loading Data in Oracle Database Cloud Service | Arvind Srinivasamoorthy
    The Oracle Database Cloud Service (DbCS) does not provide a JDBC interface for external applications and tools (such as SQL developer) to work directly with data in DbCS. However, there are multiple options available bringing data into DbCS. This article by A-Team solution architect Arvind Srinivasamoorthy discusses these options in the context of loading data.
  3. Reading MAF iOS Simulator Logging Output | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shows you how to locate and open the application.log file so you can read Oracle Mobile Application Framework logging output from the iOS simulator.
  4. SOA and BPM 12.1.3 BP1 Released | Mark Nelson
    Here's a brief post from RedStack blogger Mark Nelson with information on the release of the Oracle SOA and BPM 12.1.3 Bundle Patch 1 (BP1).
  5. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: New Enterprise Manager Release Delivers Adaptive Private PaaS | Yoav Eilat
    Yoav Eilat's post looks at three areas where database and middleware users and managers will benefit from Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c's expanded capabilities around Platform as a Service (PaaS) delivery in private clouds.
  6. Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Jan 9-15, 2015
    The January 16 edition of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Friday Top 10 list included links to articles covering Authentication, Business Intelligence, eCommerce, Endeca, GoldenGate 12c, Maven, WebLogic, and more. Catch up on what you might have missed!
  7. OTN Virtual Technology Summit: Middleware Track: Open Source and Integration Agenda
    The Middleware track in the OTN Virtual Technology Summit coming up in February is itself split into two sub-tracks. This post from the OTN ArchBeat Blog presents the agenda for the sessions in the Open Source and Integration sub-track, which features sessions covering WebLogic, Coherence, Maven, Java EE, and more.
  8. OTN VTS Middleware Track Session Resources
    If you plan to participate in the middleware track of the OTN Virtual Technology Summit on Feb 11, you'll want to take a look at this list of supplemental resources. Included in the list are guides for the hands-on labs for the Oracle Maven Repository,
  9. Inside Fusion Middleware 12c: Increasing Scalability with JMS Adapter 12c | Stefan Koser
    This article by A-Team solution architect Stefan Koser illustrates how the JMS Adapter in the new Fusion Middleware 12c release can be configured in high throughput scenarios to use fewer threads than in previous versions.
  10. OTN Virtual Technology Summit: Middleware Track: Data Integration and Analytics
    One of two sub-tracks in the Middleware track of the OTN Virtual Technology Summit coming up in February, Data Integration and Analytics features sessions by Oracle ACE Directors Mark Rittman and Stewart Bryson, and Oracle ACE Michael Rainey. The sessions will cover, ODI, GoldenGate, Oracle Enterprise Metadata Manager, Hadoop, and more. Get the complete agenda in this post on the OTN ArchBeat blog.

Tuesday Jan 20, 2015

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - January 13-19, 2015

Forget to keep up with the @OTNArchBeat Twitter feed? No worries! Here are the Top 10 most popular tweets for the last seven days, January 13-19, 2015.

  1. Managing WebLogic Server and Deployed Applications in DMZ and Other Network Setups, by Martin Heinzl
    Jan 15, 2015 at 02:03 PM
  2. Free OTN Virtual Tech Summit Feb 11. Middleware track sessions on Open Source and Integration
    Jan 13, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  3. Real-Time Data Replication to Hadoop using OGG12c Adaptors, by @michaelrainey - OTN Tech Summit Feb 11
    Jan 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM
  4. OTN Tech Article: Marrying the Worlds of #ADF and #HTML5, by #lucasjellema @oracleace
    Jan 14, 2015 at 08:26 AM
  5. 3 Sessions on Integration and Open Source, part of OTN Virtual Tech Summit Middleware track, Feb 11.
    Jan 15, 2015 at 10:50 AM
  6. #WebLogic Server and the Oracle #Maven Repository, by @buttso
    Jan 13, 2015 at 02:59 PM
  7. Podcast: #Microservices roundtable w/ @sbernhardt @attermr @lonnekedikmans?@ewolff #soa
    Jan 19, 2015 at 09:50 AM
  8. Video: Clone an Existing #WebLogic Domain, from @OracleLL
    Jan 15, 2015 at 10:05 AM
  9. Real-World Testing for Scalable Applications, by @MikaelFries - OTN Tech Summit Middleware track Feb 11 Jan 19, 2015 at 03:00 PM
    [CONTENT]
  10. Video: Real Time BI with Kevin & Stewart: Ep 024 covers BIWA with @dvlamis and @m4315v
    Jan 13, 2015 at 03:17 PM

Thursday Jan 09, 2014

Video: Integration with Fusion Applications

Now available on OTN, Integration with Fusion Applications is a 54-page sample chapter from The Oracle Fusion Applications Development and Extensibility Handbook, (2013, Oracle Press), by Vladimir Ajvaz, Oracle ACE Anil Passi, and Dhaval Metha.

If "free" isn't enough of an incentive for you to read that sample chapter, you can at least spend a few minutes watching this video interview with Vladimir Ajvaz and Anil Passi in which they describe in detail what that chapter covers and what you'll get out of it.

Friday Dec 06, 2013

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days (Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2013).

  1. Photos: Oracle WebLogic Hackathon at UKOUG Tech 13
    Photos from the Oracle WebLogic Hackathon held as part of Super Sunday (Dec 1, 2013)at UKOUG Tech 13 in Manchester, UK
  2. Setting up a Maven Repository Manager with Artifactory | Mark Nelson
    Mark Nelson's how-to post examines the use of the community version of Artifactory from JFrog to set up a binary repository.
  3. Oracle’s Internet of Things Platform
    Oracle's Internet of Things page offers large and always updated selection of links to a variety of useful resources—articles, videos, podcasts, etc.—covering various angles on IoT, including M2M, Java Embedded, Big Data, and more.
  4. Video: Design - Task Flow Transaction Options | Chris Muir
    Chris Muir discusses transaction options in bounded task flows, what they are designed to do, and when to use them in your ADF applications.
  5. Training for the Cutting Edge: Presentation about SW Architecture and Tools for Public Clouds
    This presentation by Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz covers various cloud technologies, including Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, EBS, Elastic Load Balancer, CloudFront, RDS), Oracle Cloud Database and Java Service, and Netflix OSS.
  6. Podcast Show Notes: Oracle SOA B2B Integration
    Listen to part one of an in-depth conversation with Krishnaprem Bhatia, Alan Perlovsky, and Scott Haaland, the authors of "Getting Started with Oracle SOA B2B Integration: A Hands-On Tutorial," from Packt Publishing.
  7. OAAM OTP code generation configuration | Viral Kamdar
    Viral Kamdar's short post offers useful how-to info on One Time Password code generation in Oracle Adaptive Access Manager.
  8. ADF Anti-Patterns: Dangerous Tutorials - Real Experience in ADF | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis based this blog post on content from one of his presentations at UKOUG Tech 13.
  9. Oracle Linux containers | Wim Coekaerts
    Read this short post from Wim for insight on his recent experiments with docker ("really cool" ) and febootstrap.
  10. The Next Big Wave: Explore mobile frontiers with Oracle ADF Mobile | Frank Nimphius
    "Enterprise developers adding mobile as an access channel to enterprise business systems need to maintain the same data validation, business logic, and security levels as for traditional applications," says Frank Nimphius. Read his article to learn more.

Thursday Nov 07, 2013

Video: Coherence Community on Java.net - 4 Projects available under CDDL-1.0

If you work with Oracle Coherence and you're not familiar with the Coherence Community on Java.net you're missing out.

The Coherence Community was launched on Java.net in June 2013, operating under the Open Source Initiative's Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL-1.0). Four projects are currently available for your participation:
  • Coherence Hibernate Integration
  • Coherence Spring Integration
  • Oracle Tools
  • The Coherence Incubator

You'll learn a lot more about the Coherence Community in the video above, which features my conversation with Oracle Coherence Senior Principal Solutions Architect Brian Oliver and Oracle Coherence Consulting Solutions Architect Randy Stafford, two of the people behind the creation and management of the Community and it's projects.

Thursday Nov 15, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 15, 2012

Thought for the Day

"A good plan executed today always beats a perfect plan executed tomorrow."

George S. Patton
(November 11, 1885 - December 21, 1945)

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

Tuesday Sep 11, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-09-11

Thought for the Day

"We always strain at the limits of our ability to comprehend the artifacts we construct—and that's true for software and for skyscrapers."

James Gosling

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Monday Jun 25, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 20 for June 17-23, 2012

The most popular item shared via my social networks for the week of June 17-23, 2012.
  1. Simple Made Easy | Rich Hickey
  2. InfoQ: Current Trends in Enterprise Mobility
  3. Cloud Bursting between AWS and Rackspace | High Scalability
  4. A Distributed Access Control Architecture for Cloud Computing
  5. Congrats to @MNEMONIC01 on his new book: Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: First Look
  6. BI Architecture Master Class for Partners - Oracle Architecture Unplugged
  7. Guide to integration architecture | Stephanie Mann
  8. Oracle Data Integrator 11g - Faster Files | David Allan
  9. Recap: EMEA User Group Leaders Meeting Latvia May 2012
  10. Starting a cluster | Mark Nelson
  11. SOA, Cloud & Service Technology Symposium 2012 London - Special Oracle Discount
  12. Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Building Social Business | Oracle WebCenter Blog
  13. FY13 Oracle PartnerNetworkr Kickoff - Tues June 26, 2012 | @oraclepartners
  14. Why should you choose Oracle WebLogic 12c instead of JBoss EAP 6? | Ricardo Ferreira
  15. Call for Nominations: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards 2012 - Win a free pass to #OOW12
  16. Hibernate4 and Coherence | Rene van Wijk
  17. Eclipse and Oracle Fusion Development - Free Virtual Event, July 10th
  18. Why building SaaS well means giving up your servers | GigaOM
  19. Personas - what, why & how | Mascha van Oosterhout
  20. Oracle Public Cloud Architecture | Tyler Jewell

Thought for the Day

"There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience."

Archibald McLeish
(May 7, 1892 – April 20, 1982)

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

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