Wednesday Sep 11, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for September 11, 2013

Thought for the Day

"All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing."

D. H. Lawrence, writer
(September 11, 1885 – March 2, 1930)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Jul 22, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for July 14-20, 2013

I post 'em, you click 'em. These are the Top 10 most popular items posted on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of July 14-20, 2013.

  1. Podcast: The Fusion Middleware A-Team and the Chronicles of Architecture - Part 3
    In the third and final segment of this series the panel of Fusion Middleware solution architects discusses the analysts, journalists, and other resources they rely on to stay ahead of the curve as the technology evolves, and reveals the most recent article or blog post they shared with other A-team members.
  2. Survey: Choose the next OTN T-Shirt for Oracle OpenWorld
    If you attend Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne this fall you know you're probably going to go home with an OTN t-shirt. Here's your chance to voice your opinion on what that shirt should look like. Click the link, take the poll!
  3. OTN Architect Resources: Articles and White Papers
    Looking for articles on Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle WebLogic, Service Bus, Web Service Manager, Enterprise Manager, and more? You've come to the right place.
  4. Clarification: Oracle Linux and Oracle Clusterware | Wim Coekaerts
    Wim Coekaerts clears up some misinformation about what is included in Oracle Linux Support subscription purchases—and the news is good.
  5. Webcast: Technical Deep Dive into WebLogic, Coherence, more - What's all the excitement about?
    The Oracle Cloud Application launch webcast on July 31 will feature technical Deep Dives into WebLogic Server 12c, Release 12.1.2, Coherence 12c, Release 12.1.2, JDeveloper 12c, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c, ADF 12c and NetBeans. The impressive roster of speakers includes Cameron Purdy, Dr. Frank Munz, and Oracle ACE Director Simon Haslam.
  6. Oracle Applications and BI | John van der Kooij
    "The wow factor for most of the Fusion Applications package comes with the ability to do a lot of analyzing," says says John van der Kooij. "The question is, did Oracle pull a rabbit out of its hat or was this a lingering ability by the company that has never been in sight of the group of Oracle Applications users?"
  7. Video: ADF How-To #2: Adding a Transient VO Attribute via Customization | Vik Kumar
    Seven minutes of video is all that separates you from knowing how to add a new transient View Object attribute and then add it to the table using customization. Check out this new YouTube video from the Fusion Applications Developer Relations Team.
  8. Andrew McAfee speaking at live event series: Oracle Big Data at Work
    If you're a regular reader of MIT principal research scientist Andrew McAfee's blog you won't want to miss this opportunity to see him live as the keynote speaker for this event focused on real-world Big Data case studies presented by industry experts. Events will be held in San Jose, CA (August 5-6, 2013 San Jose Marriott), Chicago, IL (August 7-8, 2013 Westin Michigan Avenue), New York, NY (August 12-13, 2013 Marriott Marquis Times Square). Registration is free, but seating is limited.
  9. Cloud Application Foundation 12c is here!
    Cloud Application Foundation brings together key industry-leading technologies: Oracle WebLogic Server for Java EE; Oracle Coherence In-Memory Data Grid; Oracle Tuxedo for C/C++/COBOL; Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder; and Oracle Traffic Director for load balancing capabilities. Learn more in a special online launch event on July 31.
  10. Generate Tradingpartners for Oracle B2B 11g with Ant | Martien van den Akker
    Martien van den Akker's extensive post shares the technical details of a solution that allows a Dutch energy company to "to exchange information about energy delivery with other companies that supply and transport energy."

Thought for the Day

"True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed."

Tom Robbins
(Born July 22, 1936)

Source: brainyquote.com

Wednesday Jul 17, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 17, 2013

  1. Oracle Access Manager 11g Custom Authentication Plugins: Interacting with the Identity Store | Rob Otto
      A simple example of how an authentication plugin can interact with the underlying LDAP Identity Store from Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Rob Otto.
  2. 99 Bottles of ADF | Bex Huff
    WebCenter expert and Oracle ACE Director Bex Huff shares the code he submitted to 99 Bottles of Beer in order to immortalize Oracle ADF in song.
  3. Upgrading to Coherence for C++ 12.1.2 and The "Ambiguous Compilation Error" | Ricardo Ferreira
    Ricardo Ferreira shares insight gained after encountering a surprise compiler error message while migrating some old C++ applications to the latest version of Oracle Coherence.
  4. Installing Oracle Service Bus on Red Hat 6 | Peter Lorenzen
    Peter Lorenzen shares an extensive step-by-step how-to guide for installing Oracle Service Bus on Red Hat Linux 6, with pictures and everything.
  5. What is culture and how does it affect the practice of Enterprise Architecture? | Zeke Bishop
    Enterprise Architect Zeke Bishop ponders an all too frequent and persistent headache for enterprise architects: Why is the work of enterprise architects not actively embraced by many organizations beyond the IT walls or even within the IT organization?
  6. White Paper: Mobile Application Security Framework, by Pawan Yadav
    Darin Pendergraft shares background info and a download link (free, no registration required) for a new whitepaper by Pawan Yadav, VP and Chief Technologist from SDG. The paper "outlines the unique challenges that are arising from the explosion of enterprise mobile applications, multiple devices, and platforms."
  7. Researching ADF 12c Connection Threshold Property Functionality | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares his findings on the new Disconnect Application Module Upon Reaching Maximum Connection Threshold (jbo.ampool.connection_threshold) property in Oracle ADF BC.
  8. The Rittman Mead scripts github repository | Robin Moffatt
    Rittman Mead's Robin Moffatt shares " a large number of useful and reusable scripts" for Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle Dataintegration implementation so you don't have to re-invent the wheel.

Thought for the Day

"If you have any comments, write them on the back of a check."

Erle Stanley Gardner
(July 17, 1889 – March 11, 1970)

Source: thinkexist.com

Tuesday Jul 02, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves - June 23-29, 2013

2,947 people now follow OTN ArchBeat on Facebook. Here are the Top 10 items shared on that page for June 23-29, 2013.

  1. Podcast Show Notes: DevOps, Cloud, and Role Creep
    After some confusion (my bad) all three CORRECT parts of this podcast are now available. The panelists for this discussion are all Oracle ACE Directors: Ron Batra, Basheer Khan, and Cary Millsap.
  2. SOA Suite 11g Developers Cookbook Published | Antony Reynolds
    "The book focuses on areas that we felt we had neglected in the Developers Guide, says co-author Antony Reynolds. "There is more about Java integration and OSB, both of which we see a lot of questions about when working with customers."
  3. Using Oracle TimesTen With Oracle BI Applications (Part 2) | Peter Scott
    Peter Scott follows up an earlier post with a look at some of the OBIA structures and a discussion of some of the features of TimesTen.
  4. Linux-Containers — Part 1: Overview | Lenz Grimmer
    OTN Garage blogger Lenz Grimmer kicks off a series and expands your mind with deep detail on Linux Containers
  5. Slides from my ODTUG Kscope13 Presentation | Zeeshan Baig
    Oracle ACE Zeeshan Baig shares the slides from his KScope13 presentation, "Build Your Business Services Using ADF Task Flows."
  6. Fun with Enterprise Manager | Rene van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk shares some background and some tuning and other tech tips for working with Oracle Enterprise Manager.
  7. Using VirtualBox to test drive Windows Blue | The Fat Bloke
    The Fat Bloke shares a tech tip for those interested in giving Windows Blue a try on Virtual Box.
  8. Podcast Show Notes: The Fusion Middleware A-Team and the Chronicles of Architecture
    In this three-part series Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team members Jennifer Briscoe, Clifford Musante, Mikael Ottosson, and Pardha Reddy talk about the origins and mission of the FMW A-Team and about the great technical content you'll find on the recently launched Oracle A-Team blog. Part one is now available.
  9. 5 Best Practices - Laying the Foundation for WebCenter Projects | John Brunswick
    Oracle WebCenter expert John Brunswick shares best practices that "enable the creation of portal solutions with minimal resource overhead, while offering the greatest flexibility for progressive elaboration."
  10. Oracle Magazine - July/Aug 2013
    The digital edition of the July/August edition of Oracle Magazine is now available. This issue includes my architect community column, "The CX Factor." which features insight from community members on "why and how CX has become a significant factor in enterprise IT." h

Monday Apr 15, 2013

OTN ArchBeat Facebook Faves - April 6-13, 2013

Two thousand people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. These are the Top 10 most popular items shared on that page for the week of April 7-13, 2013.

  1. ADF DVT: Analyzing Financial Position of the European Football (Soccer) Leagues using Treemap | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema explains how he used the ADF DVT Treemap component to visualize budget data from various European soccer teams.
  2. Slides from my Sessions at Collaborate 2013 | Zeeshan Baig
    Zeeshan Baig shares two slide decks from his Collaborate 13 presentations covering Oracle ADf and Oracle SOA Suite
  3. Incremental refresh of Exalytics aggregates using native BI Server capabilities | Robin Moffatt
    Robin Moffat explores the use of aggregates (pre-calculated summary data) in Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine.
  4. Review of Lyndsay Wise’s Book – Using OS Platforms for BI | Christian Screen
    Oracle ACE Christian Screen shares a book review and some insight into OSS. http://pub.vitrue.com/hSJ1
  5. GoldenGate and Oracle Data Integrator – A Perfect Match - Part 2: Replicate to Staging and Foundation | Michael Rainey
    The second installment in Michael Rainey's three-part business intelligence saga. http://pub.vitrue.com/GB18
  6. Moving to Oracle WebCenter Content 11g Web Services | Jon McDonald
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Jon McDonald explains how to work with the Generic and Native Web Services provided in Oracle WebCenter Content 11g.
  7. Weblogic Admin and Managed servers as a Windows service | Robert van Molken
    There is no default option to create a Windows service when installing Weblogic and SOA Suite, explains Oracle Fusion Middleware/SOA expert Robert van Molken "The one option that is available is to create a Windows service for the node manager." His quick guide shows you how.
  8. Australia AUSOUG Roadshow - ADF Mobile - April/May | Chris Muir
    Chris Muir announces a series of workshops planned with the Australian Oracle User Group (AUSOUG) in late April/May.
  9. SOA Suite definitive guide to: The UMS adapter (11.1.1.7) | Robert van Molken
    The latest Oracle SOA Suite patchset includes new healthcare and user messenger service (UMS) adapters, This post from Robert van Molken takes a deep dive into the use of the UMS adapter as a inbound and outbound service in a SOA Composite.
  10. Tweet Chat with Wim Coekaerts, April 11, 1pm PT
    The transcript of a tweet chat with Wim Coekaerts (@ORCL_Linux), Oracle Senior VP of Linux and Virtualization Engineering, held on Thursday April 11th.

Thought for the Day

"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."

Josh Billings
(April 21, 1818 – October 14, 1885)

Source: Maxioms

Monday Jan 21, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for the week of January 13-20, 2013

Here's the list of the Top 10 items posted on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of January 13-20, 2013.

  1. Architect Poll: What's Your Title?
    It has been my observation that among the participants at OTN Architect Day events only about 30% have titles or are in roles that include the word "architect." Does the same hold true for followers of this page? Let's find out. Does your role, title, or job description include the word "architect?"
  2. Automate WebLogic Installation and Configuration | René van Wijk
    Oracle ACE René van Wijk's example uses JRockit, WebLogic Server, Oracle Service Bus, and the Repository Creation Utility to illustrate how to create automation scripts for setting up middleware environments.
  3. How To Implement a Gapless Sequence in ADF BC | Andrejus Baranovskis
    "We all know how to insert new records using ADF BC," says Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis. "But if you have a sequence in the DB for a primary key attribute and there is a requirement to make sure assigned sequence values are always gapless - few extra steps are needed." Don't worry, Andrejus shows you how in this post.
  4. Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum 2013 | Guido Schmutz
    Oracle ACE Director Guido Schmutz met the co-authors for his OSB cookbook at the Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum in 2011. What might develop when you expand your network at this year's event in Faro, Portugal, February 19-20, 2013. You're going, right? Right?
  5. WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes (Architecture, Development and Administration) | Dr. Frank Munz
    WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes (Architecture, Development and Administration) is the follow-up to Dr. Frank Munz's 2012 book Middleware and Cloud Computing.
  6. Podcast: ACE in the Whole -- An inside look at the Oracle ACE program
    Oracle ACE program manager Vikki Lira shares background information on the program, and program members Debra Lilley, Alex Gorbachev, and Tim Hall talk about how and why they became Oracle ACE Directors.
  7. Oracle Linux 5.9 | Wim Coekaerts
    Wim Coekaerts' brief post has information on where you can get the latest release of Oracle Linux.
  8. Oracle Enterprise Manager at Collaborate13 | Joe Diemer
    If you're attending Collaborate 13 in April and you're interested in Oracle Enterprise Manager, you'll find Joe Diemer's extensive list of OEM sessions at Collaborate very useful indeed.
  9. "GlassFish for Business" Updates - GlassFish 3.1.2 and 2.1.1 Patch Releases | The Aquarium
    "You might consider these releases minor," says Reza Rahman, "but to operations they're the crucial ones - highly compatibles with timely fixes (some of which came as a result of customer escalations)."
  10. Roadmaps and Guardrails
    IT governance is a touchy subject. Few architects would argue the importance of at least some form of governance, so why did five minutes of research on Google Trends confirm that interest in IT governance has steadily declined since 2004?

Thought for the Day

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

Martin Luther King, Jr.
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

Source: BrainyQuote

Tuesday Dec 11, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for December 11, 2012

Thought for the Day

"Well over half of the time you spend working on a project (on the order of 70 percent) is spent thinking, and no tool, no matter how advanced, can think for you."

Frederick P. Brooks

Source: SoftwareQuotes.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

Wednesday Sep 19, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-09-19

Thought for the Day

"I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked at in the right way, did not become still more complicated."

Poul Anderson
(November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001)

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Monday Aug 20, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for August 12-19, 2012

The Top 10 most popular items as shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of August 12-19, 2012.

  1. Virtualizing Oracle E-Business Suite through Oracle VM | Kai Yu
    "To leverage Oracle VM, the existing Oracle E-Business systems on physical servers need to be migrated to the virtual machines and a new development needs to start on the VMs," says Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu. In this post he shares the systematic migration method that won him the 2011 OAUG Innovator of Year Award.
  2. Beach Reading for Software Developers
    Calling all solutions architects, software developers, and other IT pros. Summertime is vacation time, and I'd bet that even when you're all slathered up in sunscreen and chillaxin' at the beach, pool, or on your patio, daddio, your insatiable hunger for more technical knowledge doesn't wither in the heat. What technical books did you read (or plan to read) while soaking up the sun this summer?
  3. Oracle Technology Network Architect Day: Los Angeles - October 25
    OTN Architect Day rolls into Los Angeles with rich schedule of sessions, panel discussions, and roundtables focused on cloud computing, engineered systems, service oriented architecture, and more. Wednesday, October 25, 2012, 8:30am - 5:00pm, at the Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048. Registration is free, but seating is limited.
  4. Join Us at the OTN Sys Admin Day – Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux
    Bring your laptop, leave your wallet, because OTN SysAdmin Day in Broomfield, CO is free. This live, hands-on event features two tracks, one for Oracle Solaris, and one for Oracle Linux. It all happens at the Oracle Campus in Broomfield, CO on Thursday August 23, 8am to 4:30pm. Click the link for details and registration.
  5. WebCenter Portal & Spaces Boilerplate template and overview to responsive design | John Sim
    "With the majority of users using their mobile devices or even TVs...to access the web we need to accommodate for our audience and provide a good user experience," says John Sim. "One of the ways this can be achieved is through responsive design – although you need to look carefully at your site to see if responsive is the right approach and provides the correct user journey for your audience." Sim shows you how to get there using Oracle WebCenter Portal Spaces.
  6. OTN Architect Day Coast-to-Coast
    OTN Architect Day goes bi-coastal, with events in Boston on Sept 12 and Los Angeles on Oct 25. Registration is free, and you get 8 hours of technical sessions, panel discussions, roundtables... and a free lunch. Satisfy your appetite for expert insight on cloud computing, service orientation, engineered systems—and stuff your face at the buffet. Does it get any better?
  7. Oracle Technology Network | Architect Community
    This week's features on the Oracle Technology Network Architect homepage include a new article on Oracle WebLogic RESTful Management Services, a new white paper on Leveraging Governance to Sustain Enterprise Architecture Efforts, and part 3 of a 4-part conversation with SOA guru Thomas Erl and Oracle SOA experts Tim Hall and Demed L'Her about the growing interest in IT architect training and certification despite the ongoing animosity toward architects.
  8. Automatically Disable Proxy Service to avoid overloading OSB | A-Team - SOA
    Have questions about how to avoid overloading Oracle Service Bus if an endpoint becomes temporarily unreachable? You're not alone, which is why Oracle SOA A-Team blogger Jian Liang has published this very detailed post.
  9. DevOps:Evolving to Handle Disruption
    "Until recently," says JP Morgenthal, "IT was relegated to a support role speaking only when spoken to versus driving strategy. However, in the face of the emergence of consumerization of IT, mobile computing, big data, cloud computing, and a changing economic landscape, a traditional IT organizational structure is now an albatross around IT’s neck."
  10. Wake up, IT: Even CFOs see value in the cloud
    "The reality is clear," according to Infoworld's David Linthicum. "Unlike other technology trends, which largely confused the leaders in the boardroom, cloud computing has enjoyed strong PR among those who manage the money. That's good news for IT organizations interested in trying to get the promised value from the cloud—the people who hold the purse strings will likely support the creation of an initial cloud computing strategy and the first cloud computing projects."

Thought for the Day

"The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination. Few media of creation are so flexible, so easy to polish and rework, so readily capable of realizing grand conceptual structures."

Fred Brooks

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

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