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
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  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.
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