Wednesday Jun 04, 2014

Top 10 Architect Community Articles for May 2014

One of the things I get to do as an OTN community manager is work with members of the architect community who want to spend extra time pounding the keyboard and risking carpal tunnel syndrome to publish articles on OTN. These articles typically cover—but are not limited to—middleware technologies (the other OTN community managers cover other technologies and product areas).

Naturally, we track the popularity of these articles and use that information to help guide editorial decisions about the many article submissions we get. The list below represents the Top 10 most popular architect community articles for May 2014.

(This list reflects only articles published between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.)

  1. Cookbook: Installing and Configuring Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1 [August 2013]
    by Mark Rittman and Kevin McGinley
  2. Enterprise Service Bus [July 2013]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann, Danilo Schmeidel, Guido Schmutz, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
  3. Back Up a Thousand Databases Using Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c [January 2014]
    by Porus Homi Havewala
  4. Set Up and Manage Oracle Data Guard using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c [August 2013]
    by Porus Homi Havewala
  5. SOA and Cloud Computing [April 2014]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann, Danilo Schmeidel, Guido Schmutz, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
  6. Building a Responsive WebCenter Portal Application [April 2014]
    by JayJay Zheng
  7. Using WebLogic 12c with Netbeans IDE
    by Markus Eisele
  8. Making the Move from Oracle Warehouse Builder to Oracle Data Integrator 12c
    by Stewart Bryson
  9. A Real-World Guide to Invoking OSB and EDN using C++ and Web Services [January 2014]
    by Sebastian Lik-Keung Ma
  10. Why Would Anyone Want to be an Architect? [May 2014]
    by Bob Rhubart

If this list leaves you feeling inspired to write a technical article for OTN, or if you have questions about the process, drop me line in the comments section, below. I'll get back to you ASAP.

Wednesday Apr 30, 2014

Video: Using Netbeans with Oracle Weblogic - Markus Eisele

Oracle ACE Director and Java Champion Markus Eisele is a prolific blogger and has written technical articles for many publications, but has never written an article for OTN -- until now. That article, Using Oracle WebLogic 12c with NetBeans IDE, walks you through installing and configuring all the necessary components, and helps you get started on a simple Hello World project.

In this interview Markus shares some background on the article and talks about some of the tech issues that are on his radar.

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Friday Apr 25, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - April 18-24, 2014

5,058 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Among those fans the following items were the most popular for the last seven days, April 18-24, 2014.

  1. BPM Workspace for iOS on iTunes | Mark Nelson
    Ahead of the official announcement, RedStack blogger and FMW A-Team member Mark Nelson shares a link to the new Oracle BPM Workspace mobile app for iOS.
  2. Podcast: SOA and Cloud - Where's This Relationship Going? - Part 2
    Industrial SOA article series authors Hajo Normann, Guido Schmutz, and Jurgen Kress continue the discussion of the relationship between SOA and Cloud with a look at how SOA principles can keep cloud computing on track.
  3. Software architecture: Five things every developer should know | Simon Brown
    "Software architecture plays a pivotal role in the delivery of successful software, yet it's frustratingly neglected by many teams," says Simon Brown. His article in ServerSide.com explains why developers should pay more attention.
  4. Ready-To-Use SOA/BPM 11.1.1.7.1 Virtual Machine and Case Management Sample | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis describes the new Virtual Box VM for the latest SOA/BPM 11.1.1.7.1 as his favorite -- but that doesn't mean he loves everything about it. Want to know more? Read his post.
  5. How Oracle Identity Manager Uses MDS | Simon Kissane
    Do you really understand how Oracle Identity Manager (OIM), uses the Oracle Metadata Services (MDS) XML configuration store? You will after you read solution architect Simon Kissane's detailed explanation.
  6. Using Oracle WebLogic 12c with NetBeans IDE | Markus Eisele
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele walks you through installing and configuring all the necessary components, and helps you get started on a simple Hello World project.
  7. ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - April 11-17, 2014
    What were the Top 10 most popular blog posts, technical articles, and other items shared over the last 7 days with the 5,000 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page? Great question! Click the link for the answer.
  8. New Coherence GoldenGate HotCache Tutorial | Bassam Hijazi
    Looking for an introduction to Oracle GoldenGate HotCache and how to use it to keep Coherence caches in sync with back-end data sources? Look no further...
  9. Application Composer Series: Custom Object Web Services | Richard Bingham
    Richard Bingham's post is the first in a series focused on getting the most from the Application Composer tool available in Fusion CRM Applications, including Sales Cloud.
  10. Flexible Manipulation of Session Timeout for Oracle Identity Manager Web Applications | Firdaus Fraz
    Oracle Fusion Middleware Identity Management solution architect Firdaus Fraz's concise article focuses on soft session timeout configuration for Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2PS1.

Thought for the Day

"Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar."

Edward R. Murrow, journalist
(April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Apr 18, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - April 11-17, 2014

Among the blog posts, articles, events, and other items shared with the more the 5,000 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days, the following items were the most popular:

  1. OIM Clustering: Keeping separate environments separate | Simon Kissane
    For testing and development purposes, it is common to have multiple distinct OIM environments co-existing on the same subnet. In that scenario, it is essential that the distinct environments utilize separate multicast addresses, so that they do not talk to each other. How-to from solution architect Simon Kissane.

  2. SOA and Cloud
    The final article in the Industrial SOA article series takes a look at the relationship between SOA and Cloud Computing, and offers insight into how SOA principles can help to insure the long-term success and business value of the migration to the Cloud.

  3. ODI Agents: Standalone, JEE and Colocated | Christophe Dupupet
    Oracle Data Integrator version 12 offers three flavors of agents: JEE, Colocated and Standalone. Christophe Dupupet's post compares and contrasts the benefits of each in order to help developers and architects select the best options for implementation.

  4. Python in NetBeans IDE 8.0 | Geertjan Wielenga
    How's this for concise? Geertjan's post uses just 9 screenshots and a scant 123 words to explain how to use Python in NetBeans IDE.

  5. Oracle Identity Manager: Implementing Additional Request Information | Nitin Patel
    Nitin Patel's article offers detailed step-by-step technical instructions for implementing the Additional Request Information feature in Oracle Identity Manager.

  6. Groovy in ADF | Arda Eralp
    The latest release of JDeveloper provides integrated support for Groovy. Read this post by Arda Eralp for some nuts-and-bolts details on using Groovy syntax in Oracle ADF.

  7. Webcast: Managing Complexity in the Internet of Things
    In this free webcast representatives from companies including Cisco, Hitacthi, Verizon Telematics, and V2Com will discuss how their organizations are tapping into the Internet of Things. Thursday April 24, 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET.

  8. Video: ADF - Designing for Internationalization - Resource Bundles | Frederic Desbiens
    In this episode of Oracle ADF TV Frederic Desbiens discusses options for implementing ADF resource bundles in order to manage translated text strings in a structured manner.

  9. Understanding Where to Install the ODI Standalone Agent | Christophe Dupupet
    With no middle tier required in the ODI architecture, the most common question from people who are new to ODI is where to install the standalone agent: source, target or middle tier systems? Read this post by Fusion Middleware architect Christophe Dupupet for a look at possible architectures and recommendations for best choices.

  10. Humantask Assignment: Names and Expressions Assignment via Rules | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind continues his series with a post that offers an example of task assignment by Names And Expressions using Oracle Business Rules.

Monday Feb 17, 2014

Hot Topics for the OTN Article You're Going to Write - Round 2

If you've been thinking about writing a technical article for OTN, one thing that can dramatically help your chances of getting published is to write an article on an in-demand topic.

In a previous post I shared a list of suggested article topics covering WebLogic specific features and open standards compliance. This time around, here's a list of additional WebLogic article topic suggestions covering development frameworks, IDEs, and testing:

  • Using WebLogic 12c with Eclipse
  • Using WebLogic 12c with NetBeans
  • Exploring the Deployment Options from IDEs
  • Using Spring Batch with WebLogic 12c
  • Using the Jersey Test Framework for Lightweight Testing
  • Using Sonar with WLS for Code Quality Observation
  • How to run Avatar on WebLogic 12c (12.1.3)
  • Configuring SLF4J with WebLogic Server
  • Configuring Log4J with WebLogic Server
  • Configuring Logback with WebLogic Server

If you want to tackle one of these subjects, contact me at bob DOT rhubart AT oracle DOT com, or leave a comment on this post so we can discuss next steps.

Of course, if you have an idea for an article that isn't on this list, no worries. I would still like to hear from you. 

For some general guidelines for article submissions, take a look at: How To Get Published by Oracle Technology Network.

Monday Aug 06, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for July 29 - August 4, 2012

The Top 10 most popular items shared via my social networks for the week of July 29 - August 4, 2012.

  1. Oracle Announces the Oracle Music Festival San Francisco 2012
    The roster of artists for the Oracle Music Festival at this year's Oracle Open World in San Francisco includes Macy Gray, Joss Stone, The English Beat, The 500s, American Steel, Blues Mix, Dirty Ghosts, The Dodos, Red Meat, Young Prisms, DJ Don Lynch, DJ Josh One, DJ Mei Lwun, DJ Panic City and DJ Zaq -- and that's only a partial list.
  2. Update: Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse
    What's new in OEPE 12c (12.1.1.1.0)? Check it out: Eclipse Juno Support, Oracle ADF Bindings and Data Control Tools, Web Service Security Support WebLogic Server 12c Tools. Does that work for you?
  3. Help Design GlassFish T-shirt | The Aquarium
    If you're like me, you never, ever turn down a free t-shirt. But most of the shirts I get as conference swag end up as pajamas, or rags for polishing guitars. Only the coolest shirts make it out into the daylight on my back. I suspect that a similar attitude may be why Arun Gupta wants to give you a shot at producing the next GlassFish t-shirt. Get the details in this post from The Aquarium blog, and make sure you get your submission in before the August 20 deadline.
  4. Little Features – Big Value! | Tony Scalese
    Oracle ACE Tony Scalese offers a look at some of what he describes as the "hidden gem" features in Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management.
  5. Which Solaris ISO should I download? | Under the Microscope
    This post from the Oracle Solaris team offers guidance on the right Solaris ISO to download for various environments, which is a much better way to choose the closing your eyes and pointing.
  6. Tips for Hardening an Oracle Linux Server | Lenz Grimmer and James Morris
    While Oracle Linux is designed "secure by default," this article by Lenz Grimmer and James Morris explores a variety of those defaults and administrative approaches that help to minimize vulnerabilities, and provides tips and techniques for hardening an Oracle Linux server.
  7. Oracle Public Cloud Java Service with NetBeans in Early Access | Markus Eisele
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele got to take the Oracle Java Cloud Service for a test drive. Now that he's had a chance to kick the tires he shares in insight in this detailed post.
  8. ADF BC Passivation/Activation and SQL Execution Tuning | Andrejus Baranovskis
    "There is an added cost to passivation/activation - additional SQL execution," says Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis. "During an activation event, it's not only temporary data that gets initialized, the complete VO SQL gets executed again." Baranovskis helps you avoid problems with this how-to post and sample application.
  9. Best Practices for Securely Deploying the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4
    Glenn Brunette, Ramesh Nagappan, and Joel Weise examine the security capabilities designed into the SPARC SuperCluster, and describe architectural, deployment, and operational best practices for taking advantage of them in this new article from Oracle Technology Network.
  10. Building an OBIEE Test Lab - Part II | ORACLENERD
    The adventure continues! Oracle ACE Chet "ORACLENERD" Justice celebrates an accomplishment with another installment in his ongoing business intelligence saga.

Thought for the Day

"Building large applications is still really difficult. Making them serve an organisation well for many years is almost impossible."

Malcolm P. Atkinson

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Friday Aug 03, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-08-03

  • Oracle Public Cloud Java Service with NetBeans in Early Access | Markus Eisele
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele got to take the Oracle Java Cloud Service for a test drive. Now that he's had a chance to kick the tires he shares in insight in this detailed post.
  • ADF BC Passivation/Activation and SQL Execution Tuning | Andrejus Baranovskis
    "There is an added cost to passivation/activation - additional SQL execution," says Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis. "During an activation event, it's not only temporary data that gets initialized, the complete VO SQL gets executed again." Baranovskis helps you avoid problems with this how-to post and sample application.
  • Real-time Oracle data integration takes forethought | Frank Ohlhorst
    "Bringing real-time processing and data integration into corporate Oracle databases can get complicated," says TechTarget's Frank Ohlhorst. "Building the business case can be straightforward, however, especially if IT professionals can fully explain to the business side the multitude of advantages real time offers."
  • Free Oracle/Infoworld "IT Transformation Guide"
    This "IT Transformation Guide" consists of two brief Oracle/Infoworld white papers. Strive for Simplicity describes IT infrastructures that cut through complexity to drive business benefits, and Transforming Business Through Extreme Performance discusses the "radical rethinking of traditional data warehousing" that is necessary to make better use of information as it moves through daily operations. The guide is free, registration is required.
  • Four Ways to Wrestle a Big Data Elephant | Dain C. Hansen
    Wrestling the Big Data elephant? "While Hadoop technologies are cool to say, and can seem to add an impressive buzz to your LinkedIn/Twitter profiles, a word of caution that not every big data technology may actually be necessary," says Dain Hansen.
  • Best Practices for Securely Deploying the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4
    Glenn Brunette, Ramesh Nagappan, and Joel Weise examine the security capabilities designed into the SPARC SuperCluster, and describe architectural, deployment, and operational best practices for taking advantage of them in this new article from Oracle Technology Network.
  • Oracle Announces the Oracle Music Festival San Francisco 2012
    The roster of artists for the Oracle Music Festival at this year's Oracle Open World in San Francisco includes Macy Gray, Joss Stone, The English Beat, The 500s, American Steel, Blues Mix, Dirty Ghosts, The Dodos, Red Meat, Young Prisms, DJ Don Lynch, DJ Josh One, DJ Mei Lwun, DJ Panic City and DJ Zaq -- and that's only a partial list.

Thought for the Day

"The art of programming lies in that nether region between the hopeful wishes of an elegant architecture and the hard grindstone of technical details."

Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Monday Jul 30, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for July 22-28

The Top 10 items shared via my social networks for the week of July 22-28, 2012.

  1. Automation of Weblogic 11g Maven Plugin installation | Dmitry Nefedkin
    After repeating the process of manually installing the Oracle Weblogic Plugin for Apache Maven once too often, Dmitry Nefedkin had enough and automated the process. Get the how-to info in this blog post.
  2. Refreshing ADF Page Template from ADF Fragment Template | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Another detailed technical how-to post from Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis.
  3. Now available: NetBeans 7.2 - Better, Faster, always Free
    Offering the fastest support for the latest Java standards, this new release offers faster startup times, new background scanning, native FindBugs integration, improved support for JavaFX, Groovy, PHP, C++ and much more!
  4. Running Oracle VM Templates on Oracle Enterprise Linux guide (Part 1 of 7) | Wijnand Gritter
    The first installment Wijnand Gritter's seven-part "step by step detailed guide" to installing Oracle VM Templates on Oracle Enterprise Linux.
  5. Former JD Edwards employee still loves Oracle products
    The latest chapter in SearchOracle.com's "Girl in an Oracle World" series offers a profile of Jennifer Barton, vice president of IT at Westmoreland Coal, who believes that technology, "isn't a gender thing."
  6. Thomas Erl on SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology - Part 1
    SOA guru Thomas Erl talks about this year's SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium, which gets underway in London on Sept 25. Erl is joined in this conversation by Tim Hall and Demed L'Her, two Oracle product managers who are presenting at the Symposium. In part one of this four-part series, Erl, Hall, and L'Her talk about what set's this year's event apart.
  7. Storing SCA Metadata in the Oracle Metadata Services Repository
    Nicolás Fonnegra Martinez and Markus Lohn explain the advantages of using the Oracle Metadata Services Repository for central metadata storage in this new OTN technical article intended for software developers and software architects who implement and design Service Component Architecture (SCA) composites.
  8. Simple Custom JMX MBeans with WebLogic 12c and Spring | Frank Munz
    "Using the Spring framework bundled with WebLogic 12, the programming of JMX MBeans becomes as easy as writing a simple POJO within a web application," says author and 2011 Oracle Technologist of the Year Frank Munz. His blog post includes three informative videos that illustrate the process.
  9. Highly Available Infrastructure for Cloud Computing – A Guest Keynote at Oracle Architect Day by Kai Yu
    "High Availability Infrastructure of Cloud Computing," Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu's keynote presentation from OTN Architect Day in Reston, VA on May 16, 2012, is now available on the Dell Tech Center Blog. This is a video version of Kai's presentation, and includes his narration.
  10. Catching Up to Mobile Computing
    In this article from Oracle Magazine, OTN architect community members Karina Ishkhanova, Mike van Alst, and Oracle ACE Directors Ronald van Luttikhuizen and Lucas Jellema share their thoughts on the challenges mobile computing poses for solution architects. Also check out these video comments from Ronald and from Oracle enterprise architect Anbu Krishnaswami.

Thought for the Day

"Cool is a detail, useful is a quality."

Jason Fried

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Wednesday Jul 25, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-07-25

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