Wednesday Aug 28, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 28, 2013

  1. Oracle Weblogic : Tuning JDBC Data Source parameters | Harinderjit Singh
    Harinderjit Singh gives a brief overview of how JDBC connections are made, then drills down into some of the "parameters and factors which affect JDBC performance in Weblogic Server."
  2. Case Management In-Depth: Cases & Case Activities Part 2 – Case Rules | Mark Foster
    Fusion Middleware solution architect Mark Foster continues his Case Management series with a look at case rules, which Mark describes as "the glue that connects case artifacts together at the level of the case."
  3. The importance of orclguid in Oracle Virtual Directory | Vinay Kalra
    Proper configuration of orclguid within Oracle Virtual Directory is "especially important when integrating OVD with Oracle Access Manager (OAM) and Weblogic Server (WLS), says Fusion Middleware solution architect Vinay Kalra.

Thought for the Day

"Perfectionists are their own devils."

Comic book artist Jack Kirby
(August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994)

Source: brainyquote.com

Wednesday Aug 14, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 14, 2013

  1. Solaris on Exalogic – Using netgroup with NIS | Leo Yuen
    Fusion Middleware solution architect Leo Yuen shares a tech tip for restricting users from accessing systems that they are not authorized to use.
  2. Announcing Web Socket Proxy and Apache 2.4 support for WebLogic Server plug-in customers | Frances Zhao
    Information and resources related to new enhancements to the Oracle WebLogic Plug-In 12.1.2 release.
  3. Debugging Oracle BPM and Events (Oracle EDN) | Jan van Zoggel
    Oracle Fusion Middleware expert Jan van Zoggel shares insight gained while debugging a system that uses "Oracle EDN events to communicate between Oracle BPM instances and from the Oracle ADF tasks to Oracle BPM."
  4. OHS Tuning Parameters for OAM | Debasish Bhattacharya
    Debasish Bhattacharya, a solution architect with the Fusion Middleware A-team, shares the technical details behind meeting a customer requirement for serving 50,000 concurrent users within an Oracle Access Manager deployment.
  5. Peoplesoft on Windows 2012 : Oracle software | Nicolas Gasparotto
    This step-by-step how-to tracks Oracle ACE Nicolas Gasparotto's attempt to have a working Peoplesoft environment on a Windows 2012 platform.
  6. YouTube Playlist: Create and customize SOA components in Fusion Applications
    Tune in and learn! This playlist from the Fusion Applications Developer Relations YouTube channel features four videos focused on service-oriented architecture: "How To Customize a BPEL Process," "How To Use Process Composer To Create a New BPM Process," "How To Customize a BPM Process in JDeveloper," and "How To Customize Approval Rules in Fusion Applications."
  7. Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching | Peter Lorenzen
    Those new to working with Oracle Fusion Middleware patches will find Peter Lorenzen's post to be a handy primer.

Thought for the Day

"I think one thing that's important to maintain is a sense of fear, always doubting yourself... a good dose of insecurity helps your work in some ways."

Cartoonist Gary Larson
(Born August 14, 1950)

Source: brainyquote.com

Wednesday Jul 24, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 24, 2013

Thought for the Day

"Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done."

Amelia Earhart
(Born July 24, 1897 – Disappeared July 2, 193)

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 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

Monday Feb 25, 2013

ArchBeat Facebook Faves - February 17-23, 2013

It's Monday and that means it's time once again to gaze upon the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for last week (February 17-23, 2013).

  1. 30 Tech Skills That Will Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary
    Technological innovation drives changes in business, which in turn drives further changes in technology. Are you prepared to survive and capitalize on those changes? This article from Business Insider offers some suggestions.
  2. Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets - Scripted Template Generation from an existing vServer | The Old Toxophilist
    "As part of your Exalogic Virtual environment you may want to build vServer that will be used, going forwards, as a template for future vServers," says The Old Toxophilist , a member of the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team. He shares a script in this blog post that will help you get that done.
  3. The Cloud as a Metaphor – notes from a debate on mobility | Isabel F. Penuelas
    "The actual explosion of mobile technologies and the widespread [use] of mobile connectivity is enabling companies to leapfrog some stages and launch digital mobile businesses without passing through the Web," says Isabel F. Penuelas. So that might change the architecture picture just a bit, no?
  4. How to Configure WebLogic Server to Send a Notification When Its Configuration is Changed | Pierluigi Vernetto
    A tip of the ArchBeat hat to Jan van Zoggel for pointing the way to this detailed technical post from .
  5. Running Oracle EBusiness Suite on AWS | Tom Laszewski
    Cloud expert Tom Laszewski shares tips and resources to help you get started.
  6. Getting started with Desktop Integration Suite | Kyle Hatlestad
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Kyle Hatlestad likes the Oracle Learning Library so much he shared a link to one of their videos, a newly released look at "Getting Started with Oracle Desktop Integration Suite ."
  7. Video: Oracle ADF Mobile Overview | Shay Shmletzer
    Oracle's Shay Shmeltzer offers an overview of Oracle ADF Mobile in this video.<
  8. Oracle Access Manager 11g WNA Identity Store Considerations and Configurations - Part 3 | Tim Melander
    The final post in Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Tim Melander's three-part series on integrating Oracle Access Manager with Windows Native Authentication./
  9. OTN Yathra 2013 – Spreading the story of Oracle across India – (Half time) | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema is at the halfway point in the OTN Yathra Tour of India. He shares his observations about his journey and the Yathra events in this fascinating post.
  10. Setting up WebLogic server for REST Web Services | Zeeshan Baig
    Oracle ACE Zeeshan Baig shares a quick tech tip.

Thought for the Day

"The structure of a software system will reflect the communication structure of the team that built it"

Richard E. Fairley

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday Dec 17, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for December 9-15, 2012

You click, we listen. The following list reflects the Top 10 most popular items posted on the OTN ArchBeat Facefbook page for the week of December 9-15, 2012.

  1. DevOps Basics II: What is Listening on Open Ports and Files – WebLogic Essentials | Dr. Frank Munz
    "Can you easily find out which WebLogic servers are listening to which port numbers and addresses?" asks Dr. Frank Munz. The good doctor has an answer—and a tech tip.
  2. Using OBIEE against Transactional Schemas Part 4: Complex Dimensions | Stewart Bryson
    "Another important entity for reporting in the Customer Tracking application is the Contact entity," says Stewart Bryson. "At first glance, it might seem that we should simply build another dimension called Dim – Contact, and use analyses to combine our Customer and Contact dimensions along with our Activity fact table to analyze Customer and Contact behavior."
  3. SOA 11g Technology Adapters – ECID Propagation | Greg Mally
    "Many SOA Suite 11g deployments include the use of the technology adapters for various activities including integration with FTP, database, and files to name a few," says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Greg Mally. "Although the integrations with these adapters are easy and feature rich, there can be some challenges from the operations perspective." Greg's post focuses on technical tips for dealing with one of these challenges.
  4. Podcast: DevOps and Continuous Integration
    In Part 1 of a 3-part program, panelists Tim Hall (Senior Director of product management for Oracle Enterprise Repository and Oracle’s Application Integration Architecture), Robert Wunderlich (Principal Product Manager for Oracle’s Application Integration Architecture Foundation Pack) and Peter Belknap (Director of product management for Oracle SOA Integration) discuss why DevOps matters and how it changes development methodologies and organizational structure.
  5. Good To Know - Conflicting View Objects and Shared Entity | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares his thoughts -- and a sample application -- dealing with an "interesting ADF behavior" encountered over the weekend.
  6. Cloud Deployment Models | B. R. Clouse
    Looking out for the cloud newbies... "As the cloud paradigm grows in depth and breadth, more readers are approaching the topic for the first time, or from a new perspective," says B. R. Clouse. "This blog is a basic review of cloud deployment models, to help orient newcomers and neophytes."
  7. Service governance morphs into cloud API management | David Linthicum
    "When building and using clouds, the ability to manage APIs or services is the single most important item you can provide to ensure the success of the project," says David Linthicum. "But most organizations driving a cloud project for the first time have no experience handling a service-based architecture and don't see the need for API management until after deployment. By then, it's too late."
  8. Oracle Fusion Middleware Security: Password Policy in OAM 11g R2 | Rob Otto
    Rob Otto continues the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team "Oracle Access Manager Academy" series with a detailed look at OAM's ability to support "a subset of password management processes without the need to use Oracle Identity Manager and LDAP Sync."
  9. Understanding the JSF Lifecycle and ADF Optimized Lifecycle | Steven Davelaar
    Could you call that a surprise ending? Oracle WebCenter & ADF Architecture Team (A-Team) member learned a lot more than he expected while creating a UKOUG presentation entitled "What you need to know about JSF to be succesful with ADF."
  10. Expanding on requestaudit - Tracing who is doing what...and for how long | Kyle Hatlestad
    "One of the most helpful tracing sections in WebCenter Content (and one that is on by default) is the requestaudit tracing," says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Kyle Hatlestad. Get up close and technical in his post.

Thought for the Day

"There is no code so big, twisted, or complex that maintenance can't make it worse."

Gerald Weinberg

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Friday Nov 30, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 30, 2012

Thought for the Day

"Never make a technical decision based upon the politics of the situation, and never make a political decision based upon technical issues."

Geoffrey James

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Tuesday Nov 06, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 6, 2012

  • OAM/OVD JVM Tuning | @FusionSecExpert
    Vinay from the Oracle Fusion Middleware Architecture Group (known as the A-Team) shares a process for analyzing and improving performance in Oracle Virtual Directory and Oracle Access Manager.
  • Architects Matter: Making sense of the people who make sense of enterprise IT
    Why do architects matter? Oracle Enterprise Architect Eric Stephens suggests that you ask yourself that question the next time you take the elevator to the Oracle offices on the 45th floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois (or any other skyscraper, for that matter). If you had to take the stairs to get to those offices, who would you blame? "You get the picture," he says. "Architecture is essential for any necessarily complex structure, be it a building or an enterprise." (Read the article...)
  • SOA Galore: New Books for Technical Eyes Only
    Shake up up your technical skills with this trio of new technical books from community members covering SOA and BPM.

Thought for the Day

"It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical?"

Alan Perlis
(April 1, 1922 – February 7, 1990)

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Monday Oct 15, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for October 7-13, 2012

The Top 10 items shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of October 7-13, 2012.

  1. OOW12: Oracle Business Process Management/Oracle ADF Integration Best Practices | Andrejus Baranovskis
    The Oracle OpenWorld presentations keep coming! Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares the slides from "Oracle Business Process Management/Oracle ADF Integration Best Practices," co-presented with Danilo Schmiedel from Opitz Consulting.
  2. Oracle's Analytics, Engineered Systems, and Big Data Strategy | Mark Rittman
    Part 1 of 3 in Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman's series on Oracle Exalytics, Oracle R Enterprise and Endeca.
  3. Adaptive ADF/WebCenter template for the iPad | Maiko Rocha
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Maiko Rocha responds to a a customer request for information about how to create an adaptive iPad template for their WebCenter Portal application, "a specific template to streamline their workflow on the iPad."
  4. Following the Thread in OSB | Antony Reynolds
    Antony Reynolds recently led an Oracle Service Bus POC in which his team needed to get high throughput from an OSB pipeline. "Imagine our surprise when, on stressing the system, we saw it lock up, with large numbers of blocked threads." He shares the details of the problem and the solution in this extensive technical post.
  5. WebCenter Sites Gadget Development Concepts Quickstart | John Brunswick
    What are Gadgets? "At their most basic level they can be thought of as lightweight portlets that run largely on the client side of an architecture," says John Brunswick. "Gadgets provide a cross-platform container to run reusable UI modules that generally expose dynamic information to an end user, allowing for some level of end user customization."
  6. Oracle Fusion Middleware Security: OAM and OIM 11g Academies
    Looking for technical how-to content covering Oracle Access Manager and Oracle Identity Manager? The people behind the Oracle Middleware Security blog have indexed relevant blog posts into what they call Academies. "These indexes contain the articles we've written that we believe provide long lasting guidance on OAM and OIM. Posts covered in these series include articles on key aspects of OAM and OIM 11g, best practice architectural guidance, integrations, and customizations."
  7. Fusion Applications Technical Tips | Naveen Nahata
    "Setting memory parameters for Admin and Managed servers of various domains in Fusion Applications can be, let us say, a little daunting," says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Naveen Nahata. "While all this may look complicated and intimidating, it is actually relatively simple once you understand how it all works."
  8. Updated Agenda for OTN Architect Day Los Angeles (Oct 25)
    In less than two weeks Oracle Architect Day rolls into Los Angeles, with a full slate of sessions devoted to cloud computing, engineered systems, and SOA. Follow the link for the updated event agenda.
  9. ORCLville: OOW 2012 - A Not So Brief Recap
    Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter, an Applications & Apps Technology specialists, shares his personal, frank, and and extensive recap or Oracle OpenWorld 2012.
  10. SOA Suite create partition in Enterprise Manager | Peter Paul van de Beek
    "In Oracle SOA Suite 10g, or more specific BPEL 10g, one could group functionality in domains," says Peter Paul van de Beek. "This feature has been away in the early versions of SOA Suite 11g. They have returned in more recent version and can be used for all SCA composites (instead of BPEL only). Nowadays these 10g domains are called partitions."

Thought for the Day

"I strive for an architecture from which nothing can be taken away."

Helmut Jahn

Source: BrainyQuote.com

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