Tuesday Mar 03, 2015

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - February 24-March 2, 2015

The Top 10 most-retweeted tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days, February 24-March 2, 2015.

  1. Free #OTNVTS Feb 25. Middleware sessions by @markrittman @mrainey @stewartbryson Feb 24, 2015 at 03:00 AM
  2. #OTNVTS Middleware lab: Data Replication to #Hadoop using #GoldenGate12c Adaptors. TODAY. 9:30am GMT
    Feb 25, 2015 at 03:30 AM
  3. Video: #Hyperion Metadata Integration, by @rodrigoradtke and @rzgiampaoli #2MTT @oracleace
    Feb 25, 2015 at 09:42 AM
  4. RT @CameronLackpour: Just posted latest #Essbase book: Developing Essbase Applications: Hybrid Techniques and Practices #developingessbase #orclepm #OBIEE
    Mar 2, 2015 at 12:31 PM
  5. Podcast: @nicovanbenthem @lonnekedikmans @dschmied @t_winterberg talk Adaptive Case Mgmt
    Feb 25, 2015 at 01:49 PM
  6. RT @stevendavelaar: Having fun testing performance of SOAP, REST-XML, and REST-JSON calls in Oracle MAF. Incredible differences! Blog post …
    Feb 25, 2015 at 12:52 PM
  7. RT @OracleDI: Proudly announcing Oracle #GoldenGate for #BigData. Join us on 5th March to learn more.
    Feb 24, 2015 at 08:55 AM
  8. Free #OTNVTS March 4. Middleware sessions by @markrittman @mrainey @stewartbryson #oracleace
    Feb 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM
  9. March 4. #OTNVTS. Middleware track. 6 experts. 6 Sessions. All free.
    Mar 1, 2015 at 08:00 PM
  10. Oracle #BPM12c Advanced Error Handling and Recovery - Part 1, by @AntoniouAntonis http://t.co/D486JIdIjJ
    Feb 24, 2015 at 08:40 AM

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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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.

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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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 Dec 02, 2014

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - November 25 - December 1, 2015

The object in the photo is a radio. In years past people used to use radios to receive "broadcasts" of news and information. While radios are still in use, a great many people now use social media to stay up to date on what's happening in their communities. Within the community comprised of the 3,354 people following @OTNArchBeat, the following Top 10 tweets were the most popular for the last seven days (November 25 - December 1, 2015).

  1. My Top 10 Tweets - Nov 18-24, covering #GlassFish #Goldengate #ODI #OracleMAF #OSB #SOASuite #WebLogic.
    Nov 25, 2014 at 10:11 AM
  2. Top 10 ArchBeat Videos (Oct 26– Nov 24) featuring @omebos @malcherm @stenvesterli @lucasjellema and others
    Nov 26, 2014 at 10:44 AM
  3. Podcast: #ODI, #OWB, and the evolution of data integration
    Nov 25, 2014 at 09:00 AM
  4. Free @OracleOTN Tech Summit - 8 sessions on #middleware #mobile now available on demand
    Dec 1, 2014 at 09:00 AM
  5. Introduction to Oracle BI Applications with #ODI, by Laura Garza @Oracle_Edu
    Nov 25, 2014 at 09:05 AM
  6. Podcast: #ODI, #OWB, and the evolution of data integration
    Nov 25, 2014 at 09:00 PM
  7. Importance of Wrapper in #WebCenter Sites 11gR1, by Vivek Singh
    Dec 1, 2014 at 05:01 PM
  8. Managing WebLogic and Deployed Applications in DMZ and Other Network Setups, by Martin Heinzel
    Nov 27, 2014 at 09:00 AM
  9. Video Tech Tip: @dvlamis on Data Visualization in Oracle BI 11g
    Nov 26, 2014 at 08:40 PM
  10. Managing WebLogic and Deployed Applications in DMZ and Other Network Setups, by Martin Heinzel
    Nov 25, 2014 at 02:00 PM

Tuesday Nov 25, 2014

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - November 18-24, 2014

Time flies! But over the last seven days (November 18-24, 2014) the 10 Tweets listed below proved to be the most popular among the 3,336 people following @OTNArchBeat.

  1. RT @java: Missed OTN Virtual Technology Summit? On-demand replay available #otnvts
    Nov 20, 2014 at 12:04 PM
  2. RT @weblogicsupport: New free tutorial! How to configure WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.3) cluster via the administration console 
    Nov 18, 2014 at 07:28 PM
  3. #OSB and #SOASuite in the Mobile World, by @GSchmutz 10:30am PT OTN VTS Middleware track
    Nov 18, 2014 at 01:15 PM
  4. Cloud Computing Adoption: Driven by Numbers or by Developers? @ronbatra wants to know.
    Nov 19, 2014 at 02:18 PM
  5. MAF 2.0 : Loading Images in a Background Process - Part I, | @lucb_ #mobile #oraclemaf
    Nov 20, 2014 at 12:12 PM
  6. Podcast: 5 experts in a room talking about #ODI
    Nov 18, 2014 at 09:00 AM
  7. RT @fteter: GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1 Released! | John Clingan
    Nov 18, 2014 at 07:26 PM
  8. RT @ultan: Henrik Stahl of @oracle on @java development for #iot in @Oraclejavamag super read
    Nov 18, 2014 at 07:28 PM
  9. #Oracle12c High Availability New Features: Table Recovery in a #GoldenGate Environment | @RandyRicheson
    Nov 24, 2014 at 08:51 AM
  10. Managing WebLogic and Deployed Applications in DMZ and Other Network Setups, by Martin Heinzel
    Nov 20, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Top 5 Archbeat Blog Posts - Sept 30 to Oct 29

You've probably been asking yourself, "What are the top five most popular posts on the ArchBeat blog for the past thirty days?" That's an excellent question, but talking to yourself like that might leave your co-workers with the impression that you're... under a lot of stress.

So relax! Here are the Top 5 posts from this blog for the past 30 days, September 30 - October 29, 2014.

  1. Podcast Show Notes: Redefining Information Management Architecture
    Nothing in IT stands still, and this is certainly true of business intelligence and information management. Big Data has certainly had an impact, as have Hadoop and other technologies. That evolution was the catalyst for the collaborative effort behind a new Information Management Reference Architecture. The latest OTN ArchBeat series features a conversation with Andrew Bond, Stewart Bryson, and Mark Rittman, key players in that collaboration. These three gentlemen know each other quite well, which comes across in a conversation that is as lively and entertaining as it is informative. But don't take my word for it. Listen for yourself!
  2. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Fast, Focused Essbase Data Extraction | Cameron Lackpour
    Oracle ACE Director and Business Intelligence specialist Cameron Lackpour takes the 2 Minute Tech Tip challenge with a tip focused on Essbase engines ASO, BSO, and Hybrid, and best practices for fast, focused Essbase data extraction.
  3. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Building Responsive WebCenter Portals | JayJay Zheng
    In the very first 2 Minute Tech video on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel, Oracle ACE JayJay Zheng condenses his Oracle OpenWorld 2014 presentation, Oracle WebCenter Portal Mobile Strategy: A Hybrid of Responsive and Adaptive Design into 120 seconds focused on building a responsive WebCenter Portal with ADF.
  4. Podcast Show Notes: 5x12 on 12c - User Forum Mini-Sessions at OOW14
    Oracle ACE Director Debra Lilley accepted my invitation to step in as guest producer of the OTN ArchBeat Podcast to put together this conversation with Oracle ACE Director Jonathan Lewis and Oracle ACE Kashif Manzoor, focused on two special sessions that were part of the Oracle Users Forum at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, each comprised of a series of five-minute mini-presentations by leading experts on Oracle Database 12c.
  5. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Middleware as a Service | Kelly Goetsch
    eCommerce in the Cloud author Kelly Goetsch, director of product management for the Oracle Cloud Application Foundation, delivers a tech tip on Middleware as a Service. Does he beat the two-minute countdown clock? There's only one way to find out.

Wednesday Oct 08, 2014

Top 10 OTN ArchBeat Videos (Sep 7, 2014 – Oct 6, 2014)

What's on?

NetFlix? Hulu? Sure, you can binge out on some great programming on those services. But if you work with Oracle technologies and you're looking for some technical advice, you just might find what you need among these Top 10 videos from the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel for the past 30 days (Sep 7, 2014 – Oct 6, 2014).

  1. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Vagrant, Puppet, Docker, and Packer | Lucas Jellema
    Published Sep 10, 2014
  2. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Oracle 12c New Features | Rich Neimiec
    Published Oct 3, 2014.
  3. Best Practices in Oracle ADF Development | Frank Nimphius
    Published Jan 8, 2014
  4. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Middleware as a Service | Kelly Goetsch
    Published Sep 8, 2014
  5. Oracle ADF for Oracle Forms and PL/SQL Developers - Why it's the Right Choice | Grant Ronald
    Published Jan 8, 2014
  6. 2-Minute Tech Tip: Building a Responsive WebCenter Portal with ADF | JayJay Zheng
    Published on Aug 29, 2014
  7. Top Ten Secrets of Successful Oracle Application Development Framework Projects | Sten Vesterli
    Published on Jan 8, 2014
  8. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Managing Java Memory Use | John Davies
    Published on Sep 15, 2014
  9. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Fast, Focused Essbase Data Extraction | Cameron Lackpour
    Published on Sep 17, 2014
  10. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Understanding IP Ports | Simon Haslam
    Published on Sep 11, 2014



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