Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - February 10-16, 2015

The items listed below generated the most retweets among the 3,538 @OTNArchBeat followers between February 10-16, 2015.

  1. #OTNVTS middleware track. 6 experts. 6 sessions. All FREE. Feb 25
    Feb 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM
  2. RT @ginablaber: Is your current role involved with software architecture? Tell us, and you could win a free pass to #OReillySACon
    Feb 12, 2015 at 08:50 AM
  3. Info on today's #OTNVTS sessions by @MarkRittman @StewartBryson @MRainey #ODI #OGG #OBIEE
    Feb 11, 2015 at 09:07 AM
  4. #OTNVTS proposals by @lonnekedikmans @rluttikhuizen @t_winterberg @RodrigoRadtke. Vote or submit your own.
    Feb 13, 2015 at 10:17 AM
  5. OTN Middleware online lab: Data Replication to Hadoop using GoldenGate 12c Adaptors - 9:30PT today
    Feb 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM
  6. Ready for your close-up? 35 people have recorded #2MTT videos. Isn't it time you did one, too?
    Feb 13, 2015 at 11:36 AM
  7. Register now! Free OTN Virtual Technology Summit Feb 11. 6 Sessions in Middleware track. #integration
    Feb 10, 2015 at 02:00 PM
  8. Video: Effective #DevOps Through Cultural Change, by @KellyGoetsch #2MTT
    Feb 11, 2015 at 05:05 PM
  9. Free #OTNVTS Feb 25. Middleware sessions by @markxnelson @pinocchiocode @MikaelFries #jcache #maven
    Feb 13, 2015 at 08:00 PM
  10. RT @brendantierney: Check out my OTN 2 Minute Tech Tip video on Predictive Queries in #Oracle #12c with @brhubart @OTNArchBeat
    Feb 13, 2015 at 09:57 AM

Friday Feb 13, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Feb 6-12, 2015

Among the 6,452 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, the 10 items below where the most popular for the last seven days, February 6-12, 2015.

  1. Using SQL XMLTable, XMLType, and XPath to Extract HTML CLOB Data | Jesse Stephens
    A detailed technical how-to from Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Jesse Stephens.
  2. Oracle PaaS and UX: Keepin' it <af:simple/> with Oracle Alta UI and eProseed | Ultan O'Broin
    "The cloud has changed everything, and user experience is no exception," writes Ultan O'Broin in this great recap of the Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience PaaS event held in conjunction with eProseed in the Netherlands. "Make no mistake; it's 'Game Over' for traditional ways of selling software and for people accepting less than compelling user experiences in work. User experience is a competitive must-have, and a capability to deliver a rockin’ UX using PaaS is the partner differentiator."
  3. Nexus and Atifactory support for proxying Oracle Maven Repository | Mark Nelson
    Mark Nelson shares the good news for those using their own Maven Repository Manager, as the two major players add support to their products to allow proxying of the Oracle Maven Repository.
  4. Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Jan 30 -Feb 5, 2015
    Last week's list of the Top 10 items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page includes content covering EJB, Maven, Oracle MAF, REST, WebLogic, and more.
  5. Submit Your OTN VTS Fusion Middleware Session/Track Ideas | Oracle Community
    Use your words! Submit a proposal for a session in an upcoming Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit, or respond to a poll to help drive the selection of topics to be covered.
  6. Invite Enterprise Architecture to the Digital Party | WIRED
    "All too often [enterprise architects] get buried in the IT department," says Jason Bloomberg in this Wired article. "Their focus ends up on technology concerns, which are important to be sure, but the connection to the business is tenuous at best."
  7. Oracle Mobile Development Certification Exam - Beta Testing | Shay Shmeltzer
    As reported by Shay Shmeltzer, the Oracle Mobile Development 2015 Essentials Exam (1Z1-441) is now available in beta testing. According to Shay, this certification covers topics such as: Mobile Application Framework, Mobile Application Framework Data Layer, User Interface Development, Device Services Integration, and App Security. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended. Click the link for more information.
  8. Oracle Maven Repository: Viewing Contents in Eclipse | Steven Button
    "With the Oracle Maven Repository now accessible one way to have explore its contents is to use the Maven Repositories viewer feature available in most development tools," says Steve Button. His post focuses on accessing the Repository with Eclipse.
  9. Middleware Snippets: Cassandra and WebLogic | Rene van Wijk
    Picking up where he left off in his previous post, Oracle ACE Director Rene van Wijk shows you how to use Grinder and Java Mission Control to monitor the JVM in which Cassandra is running.
  10. Training, Certification, and Career Goals: How did you get where you are?
    What training or certification had the greatest impact on your career as a senior developer or software architect? Click the link to share your story. Your response could help others achieve their career goals.

Friday Feb 06, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Jan 30 -Feb 5, 2015

The data determines that these are the Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the last seven days, January 30 - February 5, 2015.

  1. Best Jobs in America: Software Architect is #1
    "Software Architect" once again tops the CNN/Money list of  "top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work," beating out "Video Game Designer."
  2. Getting Started with iOS Development using Eclipse and Java | Shay Shmeltzer
    Shay Schmeltzer's step-by-step video demo shows you how to use Eclipse to build an on-device mobile application that runs on iOS devices.
  3. Using the WebLogic Embedded EJB Container | Steve Button
    The WebLogic Server 12.1.3 EJB Developers Guide was recently updated to note that the embedded EJB container can be used by adding a reference to weblogic.jar to the CLASSPATH when the EJB client is being executed. Steve Button's short how-to will help you get started.
  4. WebLogic Maven Plugin - Simplest Example | Steve Button
    Steve Button's post is a response to several recent questions about how to configure the WebLogic Maven Plug-in.
  5. Oracle Mobile Suite - Web Service Performance Optimisation with Result Caching | Andrejus Baranovskis
    According to Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovkis, one of the primary advantages of Oracle Mobile Suite is Service Bus and SOAP/REST web service transformation. "You will get very nice performance improvement," He shows you how it all works in this technical post.
  6. Trends in Cloud Computing: The Rise of SaaS and PaaS | Debra Lilley
    "I predict that, in 2015 and beyond, PaaS for SaaS will emerge as the de-facto way to extend Oracle Applications in a safe, manageable, and cost-effective way," says Oracle ACE Director Debra Lilley in this article from Profit Magazine
  7. Announcing Oracle Mobile Application Framework 2.1 - Now Available | Shay Shmeltzer
    This new version focuses on upgrading the framework's infrastructure and includes support for Java 8, Cordova 3, Xcode 6, and Android 5. Click the link for more information.
  8. MAF 2.1 - Debugger Improvements and Mobile REST Client | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares solutions to some problems he recently encountered while implementing and mapping a programmatic MAF client for a REST service.
  9. EM12c: How to Retrieve Passwords from the Named Credentials | Gokhan Atil
    Oracle ACE Gokhan Atil's detailed post shows you how to keep digging to retrieve encrypted information saved in named credentials.
  10. Video: WLST Script Profiles | Peter Bowers
    In this new how-to technical video from the Oracle WebLogic YouTube Channel, Peter Bowers, a key developer on the WebLogic team, talks about the WLST script profile feature, and offers some cool sample code and a demo.

Monday Feb 02, 2015

Prereqs for OTN VTS Middleware Sessions

Planning on participating in the Middleware sessions that are part of next week's OTN Virtual Technology Summit? Great! But did you know that there are important prerequisites for those sessions? The highly interactive nature of the middleware sessions means you don't just get to sit on your hands.

For example, if you plan to participate in Mark Nelson's session on Getting Started with the Oracle Maven Repository, (part of the Open Source and Integration sub-track) you will need the Oracle Maven Repository Lab Guide, which includes information on where you can download key prerequisites:

  • WebLogic Server 12.1.3 Developer’s (ZIP) Distribution
  • JDK 1.7 or 1.8 (latest release)
  • Apache Maven 3.2.5.

Likewise, if you plan to participate in Real-Time Data Replication to Hadoop using GoldenGate 12c Adaptors by Oracle ACE Michael Rainey, or in Bringing Oracle Big Data SQL to Oracle Data Integration 12c Mappings by Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman, you need to check out Tame Big Data Using Oracle Data Integration. This demo forms the basis for the sessions by Rainey and Rittman, and includes information on how to access and install the Oracle Big Data Lite Virtual Machine, which provides an integrated environment to help you get started with the Oracle Big Data platform.

Click here for an extensive list of other resources that will help get the most out of your OTN Virtual Technology Summit experience.

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Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Top 10 OTN ArchBeat YouTube Videos - Dec 29, 2014 – Jan 27, 2015

There are 136 videos available on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel. In the last 30 days viewers spent more than 137 hours watching that content. Does that qualify as bingeing? Anyway, the Top 10 list below represents the videos that attracted the most eyeballs.

  1. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Vagrant, Puppet, Docker, and Packer | Lucas Jellema [September 2014]
    No, they're not four of the Seven Dwarves. Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema, CTO of AMIS Service faces the two-minute clock with a tip focused on using Vagrant, Puppet, Docker, and Packer, and their impact on the management of virtual machines.
  2. 2 Minute Tech Tip: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Just Say No to Spaghetti Code | Steven Feuerstein [November 2014]
    Getting lost in your own code? Oracle architect and PL/SQL guru Steven Feuerstein nails this 2 Minute Tech Tip video with best practices for avoiding code that resembles a big bowl of pasta.
  3. 2 Minute Tip: Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c | Danilo Schmiedel [November 2014]
    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.
  4. Build, Test and Deploy with WebLogic 12 and Maven | Steven Button [May 2014]
    Steve Button demonstrates the new Maven-related capabilities in Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.2, including the ability to push Oracle
  5. Best Practices in Oracle ADF Development | Frank Nimphius [January 2014]
    Frank Nimphius summarizes best practices for the "fantastic four:" ADFbc, Task Flow, ADF Binding and ADF Faces. He also makes recommendations for when and how to use JavaScript in ADF and what you should do to break out of your "am I the only one" isolation.
  6. Oracle ADF for Oracle Forms and PL/SQL Developers - Why it's the Right Choice | Grant Ronald [January 2014]
    Grant Ronald discuses the techniques that make developers more productive when building enterprise applications and how Oracle ADF implements special features that make Java-based development fast and simple with a visual and declarative development experience.
  7. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Oracle 12c New Features | Rich Niemiec [October 2014]
    Oracle ACE Director Rich Neimiec -- or possibly a clone thereof -- delivers a rather strange tech tip. Recorded at Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
  8. Debugging and Logging for Oracle ADF Applications | Chris Muir [January 2014]
    We're only human. Regardless how much work Oracle ADF does for us, or how powerful the JDeveloper IDE is, the inescapable truth is that as developers we will still make mistakes and introduce bugs into our ADF applications. In this video Oracle ADF Product Manager Chris Muir explores the sophisticated debugging tooling JDeveloper provides.
  9. Improve Your Oracle ADF App Response Time by as Much as 70 Percent | Frank Houweling [January 2014]
    Frank Houweling, senior Java, Oracle ADF, and SOA specialist at AMIS Technologies, discusses how you can optimize the performance of your Oracle ADF Fusion application, diagnose and solve typical performance problems, and build an efficient, responsive, scalable ADF application that circumvents common bad practices.
  10. 2 Minute Tech Tip: BPM Process Patterns using BPMN | Dan Atwood [September 2014]
    Oracle ACE Dan Atwood's quick tip will help you get started with process modeling by using BPM Process Patterns.
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