Friday Dec 07, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for December 7, 2012

Thought for the Day

"All models are wrong; some models are useful."

George Box

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Friday Aug 24, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-24

Thought for the Day

"When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only of how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."

R. Buckminster Fuller
(July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983)

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Wednesday Aug 01, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for July 2012

The Top 10 most-viewed items shared via my social networks for July 2012.

  • The first IT Architecture Certification from Oracle University: Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials
    The first Oracle IT Architecture certification, Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials, is now in general availability from Oracle University. The certification covers the Oracle Reference Architecture material published under the IT Strategies from Oracle library and includes Oracle Reference Architecture Overview, Application Infrastructure, Security, Software Engineering, Service-Oriented Integration, Management and Monitoring, Service Orientation, and User Interaction.
  • Using Oracle Fusion Middleware targets with OUAF Based products in OEM 12c | Anthony Shorten
    "One of the advantages of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is the ability to manage Oracle WebLogic directly from the console with or without the use of the Oracle WebLogic management packs," says Anthony Shorten. "Obviously customers can manage more with the packs but some basic administration and monitoring capabilities can be used from the basic Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c installation."
  • Simplifying OIM 11g Series (Chapter One) | Alex Lopez
    This post by Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Alex Lopez is the first in a series covering "the design of tools that have the common goal of simplifying or enhancing the functionality provided by OIM 11g." This article this focuses on the design of "a framework that allows business users to define provisioning processes that include approvals, sophisticated approval request routing and advanced user interface customization capabilities."
  • Multi-Tenancy and Other Useless Discussions | Meg Bear
    "If your problem is in the database, you would naturally see multi-tenancy as a great solution," says Oracle Cloud Social Platform VP Meg Bear. "But if you happen to be a database provider and you happen to have a modern application architecture, then optimizing by putting everyone in a shared database becomes a less valid conclusion."
  • Hate the player, not the game - or my case for Data Engineers | Dominic Delmolino
    "In an organization with responsive data engineers there shouldn’t be a need to 'get rid of the database,'” says Dominic Delmolino. "One of the best reasons to have a database is that it provides so many ways to build the different kinds of models and transform the data between them with minimal need for additional frameworks or mountains of custom code."
  • Journey into the Cloud - Introduction | TimRead
    "Don't be fooled into thinking this is a one-off trip, or something that must be rushed," says Tim Read. "Far from it. Think of it as a daily commute with familiar landmarks, traffic lights, and intersections along the way. As new roads are built or widened, you can take advantage of them to hasten your journey."
  • Cloud computing moves from fad to foundation | David Linthicum
    "When enterprises make cloud computing work, they view the application of the technology as a trade secret of sorts, so there are no press releases or white papers," says David Linthicum. "Indeed, if you see one presentation around a successful cloud computing case study, you can bet you're not hearing about 100 more."
  • Free e-book: Cloud Architecture for Dummies
    Learn how to architect and model your cloud implementation to drive efficiency and leverage economies of scale with "Cloud Architecture for Dummies," a free Oracle e-book. (Registration required.)
  • Looking Towards the BI Apps 11g Part 1 : BI Apps 11g Product Roadmap | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman launches a new series of posts covering what's happening in Oracle Business Intelligence.
  • Webcast: Lightweight Java EE Architectures with Adam Bien
    Don’t miss this Webcast as Java Champion architect Adam Bien offers his perspective on Spring 3 Framework and Java EE. Adam will talk about how Java EE 6 creates modern, lightweight architectures for enterprise Java. He'll also cover Java EE 6 concepts as well as the Spring 3 Framework used with Java EE 6, comparing the pros and cons of using them together or independently. Part of the Oracle WebLogic DevCast series.
  • Another Thought for the Day

    "Requirements are not architecture. Requirements are not design, nor are they the user interface. Requirements are need."

    Andrew Hunt and David Thomas

    Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

    Monday Jul 23, 2012

    ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for July 15-21, 2012

    The Top 10 most popular items shared via my social networks for the week of July 15-21, 2012.

    1. Using Oracle Fusion Middleware targets with OUAF Based products in OEM 12c | Anthony Shorten
      "One of the advantages of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is the ability to manage Oracle WebLogic directly from the console with or without the use of the Oracle WebLogic management packs," says Anthony Shorten. "Obviously customers can manage more with the packs but some basic administration and monitoring capabilities can be used from the basic Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c installation."
    2. Hate the player, not the game - or my case for Data Engineers | Dominic Delmolino
      "In an organization with responsive data engineers there shouldn’t be a need to 'get rid of the database,'” says Dominic Delmolino. "One of the best reasons to have a database is that it provides so many ways to build the different kinds of models and transform the data between them with minimal need for additional frameworks or mountains of custom code."
    3. Webcast: Introducing Identity Management 11g R2 - July 19
      Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012 Time: 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern Please join Oracle and customer executives for the launch of Oracle Identity Management 11g R2, and learn how it dramatically expands the reach of identity management to cloud and mobile environments.
    4. Introducing Oracle Tuxedo 12c
      Leave your black tie in your closet! This online event on July 31, 2012 consists of two live webcasts. The first, "Oracle Tuxedo 12c Overview and Technical Deep Dive," (10am PT / 1pm ET) features speakers Hasan Rizvi Sr. VP Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java; Ajay Patel. VP Oracle Fusion Middleware Product Management; Deepak Goel, Sr Dir. Oracle Tuxedo Product Development; and Todd Little, Chief Architect, Oracle Tuxedo. That will be immediately followed by "Mainframe Modernization Overview and Application Runtimes 12c Technical Deep Dive," (11am PT / 2pm ET) with featured speakers Dale Vecchio, Research VP, Gartner and Mark Rakhmilevich, Sr. Dir. Oracle Mainframe Modernization. Register for one or both—it's free!
    5. Business SOA: Thinking is dead | Steve Jones
      "Planning, architecture and design are being seen in parts of IT as bad things as a mentality develops around a concept that some how basic fundamentals such as TDD, contract design and doing things that are actually proven to work are in some way wrong," says Capgemini's Steve Jones. "Adoption of unproven technologies is rife as is the surprise when those technologies fail to deliver on the massively over hyped expectation and indeed fail to even come close to delivering at the level of dull old technologies that do the job but don't currently have the twitterati in thrall."
    6. Journey into the Cloud - Introduction | Tim Read
      "Don't be fooled into thinking this is a one-off trip, or something that must be rushed," says Tim Read. "Far from it. Think of it as a daily commute with familiar landmarks, traffic lights, and intersections along the way. As new roads are built or widened, you can take advantage of them to hasten your journey."
    7. Webcast: Lightweight Java EE Architectures with Adam Bien
      Don’t miss this Webcast as Java Champion architect Adam Bien offers his perspective on Spring 3 Framework and Java EE. Adam will talk about how Java EE 6 creates modern, lightweight architectures for enterprise Java. He'll also cover Java EE 6 concepts as well as the Spring 3 Framework used with Java EE 6, comparing the pros and cons of using them together or independently. Part of the Oracle WebLogic DevCast series.
    8. A Cure for Virtual Insanity: A Vendor-Neutral Introduction to Virtualization Without the Hype | Tim Hall
      Oracle ACE Director Tim Hall created this article as a companion to the presentation he has been giving on his OTN Tour of South America. He describes it as, "very light and devoid of technical information or vendor-specific bias."
    9. Think through your cloud plans -- or else | David Linthicum
      "There are two worlds" in IT, says David Linthicum. "One involves the hype and good feelings about next-gen IT, such as cloud computing, that tells us the technology itself will save us from the mistakes of the past. Then there's the world of planning, architecture, and design that makes the technology actually useful—despite IT's aversion to this crucial stage."
    10. Webcast: Exalogic 2.0 Launch
      Join Hasan Rizvi, Cliff Godwin, Wim Coekaerts and other key Oracle executives on July 25 for the launch of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0. This interactive launch event will feature a panel discussion with Oracle executives and customer testimonials.

    Thought for the Day

    "When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only of how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."

    R. Buckminster Fuller
    (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983)

    Source: SoftwareQuotes

    Tuesday Jun 12, 2012

    ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-06-12

    Thought for the Day

    "No amount of elegant programming or technology will solve a problem if it is improperly specified or understood to begin with."

    Milt Bryce
    (1925 - 2005)

    Source: softwarequotes.com

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