Wednesday Jan 08, 2014

Winter 2014 edition of OTech Magazine now available

The Winter 2014 edition of OTech Magazine is now available. This free online publication, the brain-child of Oracle ACE Director Douwe Pieter van den Bos, publishes, "news stories, credible rumors and how-to's covering a variety of topics."

The latest issue includes 16 articles on Fusion Middleware, SOA, NoSQL, data security, OBI, ODI, WebCenter, and more. Contributing authors include:

  • Ronald van Luttikhuizen
  • Peter Lorenzen
  • Biju Thomas
  • Robert Honeyman
  • Troy Allen
  • Douwe Pieter van den Bos
  • Lucas Jellema
  • Sten Vesterli
  • James Anthony
  • Lonneke Dikmans
  • Simon Haslam
  • Marcel van de Glind – Data Security in Case Management
  • Aldo Schaap
  • Neil Sellers
  • Ahmed Aboulnaga
  • Bertrand Drouvot – ASM Metrics
  • Gurcan Orhan
  • Raoul Miller

That's a whole lot of expertise in one place. Do yourself a favor and check it out: http://www.otechmag.com/2014/otech-magazine-winter-2014/

Monday Nov 25, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for November 17-23, 2013

More than 4,600 people follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for daily links to content created by community members. The list below represents the Top 10 items shared on that page for the week of November 17-23, 2013.

  1. Small Steps to Becoming a Better Architect
    Want to be a better architect? Working architects share tips and steps you can take today.
  2. Effect of Queue and JCA Settings on Message Retry by JMS Adapter | Shreenidhi Raghuram
    Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Shreenidhi Raghuram examines the effects of Queue Level Redelivery Settings and Adapter level Retry Settings on JMS Adapter message processing.
  3. Internet of Things - The Oracle platform | Torsten Winterberg
    Oracle ACE Director Torsten Winterberg (one of the authors of the Industrial SOA article series available on OTN) shares an informative summary of an Oracle Openworld presentation on the Internet of Things (IoT).
  4. Setting up Oracle JDeveloper for WebCenter Portal Asset Development | Mitchell Palski
    Oracle WebCenter Portal's round-trip development features allow you to download assets from Oracle WebCenter Portal and upload them to JDeveloper for maintenance or enhancement. In this article Mitchell Palski shows you how to set up your development environment for WebCenter 11.1.1.8.
  5. DOAG 2013 WebLogic 12.1.2 Talk | Frank Munz
    Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz shares the slides from his DOAG 13 presentation "10 Things You Should Know about WebLogic 12.1.2."
  6. Python for the WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) | Frank Munz
    "To be able to code more than the most basic WLST scripts for WebLogic you should have reasonably good Python skills, " says Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz. He shares several resources for learning Python in this post.
  7. Changes In Attitude | Floyd Teter
    Preparing for the demise of the commercial version of GlassFish, Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter builds a new Oracle Linux VM, installs WebLogic 12.1.2 -- and shares insight gained in the process.
  8. Why ODI, DW and OBIEE Developers Should Be Interested in Hadoop | Mark Rittman
    "Hadoop is the classic disruptive technology," says Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman, "cheap, and starting-off with far less functionality than regular, relational databases – but it’s improving fast, and as BI&DW developers it offers the potential of both massive benefits." Get more of Mark's insight in his extensive post.
  9. YouTube Video: Design - Transactions and Data Controls | Chris Muir
    Chris Muir returns with another video from ADF Architecture TV. This video focuses on "the need for transactions and how they're implemented & supported via ADF Data Controls."
  10. Video Interview: Cloud Service Brokers - A SOA Symposium Preview
    In this video interview SOA community maven Jurgen Kress and Oracle ACE Rolando Carrasco preview "Cloud Service Brokers," the session they will present as part of the Cloud Computing Architecture, Brokers & Patterns track at the SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium, December 4-5, 2013 in Mexico City.

Thought for the Day

"There is little success where there is little laughter."

Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist
(November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Aug 29, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 29, 2013

  1. Considerations for optimum use of the Oracle Fusion Middleware File and FTP Adapters | Andy Knight
    "Careful consideration needs to be given to the manner in which files are created and written for (read) processing by the File and FTP Adapters," says Andy Knight. He explains why and how in this post.
  2. YouTube Video: Design - Task Flows, Overview and Task Flow Oriented Architecture | Frank Nimphius
    In this ADF Architecture TV video Frank Nimphius helps you understand task flow oriented architecture and design concepts so you can master the art of the task flow.
  3. WebLogic Server 12.1.2 and Coherence 12.1.2: New Technical Whitepapers | Brad Posner
    Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Brad Posner shares links to not one, not two, but five new technical white papers covering WebLogic Server 12.1.2 and Coherence 12.1.2. You will need your Oracle.com login to access these documents.
  4. Oracle Service Bus JMS Deployments Utility | Mike Muller
    Click the link and you're only three short paragraphs from a better understanding of the Oracle Service Bus OSBUtils utility.
  5. Preview: OTN at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne | Cassandra Clark
    Do you remember where the OTN Lounge was a last year's Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco? Well, forget it! This year there are two lounges. For OOW you'll find the Lounge in the lobby of Moscone South. For JavaOne the OTN Lounge is in the JavaOne Exhibit Hall within Java DEMOgrounds in the Hilton. There's plenty going on in both locations, so make sure you read Cass's post.
  6. Set Up and Manage Oracle Data Guard using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c | Porus Homi Havewala
    Porus Homi Havewala shows you how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c's Oracle Data Guard setup and management capabilities to control downtime and simplify disaster recovery.
  7. A convenient method for closing multiple resources | Andy Knight
    Andy Knight, a solution architect with the Fusion Middleware A-Team, shows you a simple way to insure that database connections are closed.

Thought for the Day

"What worries you, masters you."

Philosopher John Locke
(August 29, 1632 – October 29, 1704)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Jul 09, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 9, 2013

Thought for the Day

"Human beings do things for a reason, even if sometimes it's the wrong reason."

Tom Hanks
(Born July 9, 1956)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Dec 14, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for December 14, 2012

Thought for the Day

"A program which perfectly meets a lousy specification is a lousy program."

Cem Kaner

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

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