Friday Nov 21, 2014

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Nov 14-20, 2014

What are you looking at? If you're one of the 5,949 people following the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, the chances are good that over the last seven days (November 14-20, 2014) you were looking at one of these Top 10 most popular items.

  1. Getting Started with the A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator | Steven Davelaar
    The Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator (AMPA) is a lightweight persistence and data synchronization framework that works on top of Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF). The latest version of AMPA is available as an Open Source Framework on GitHub. Get the details in this extensive post from A-Team solution architect Steven Davelaar.
  2. Mobile Tools for Java (MTJ) 2.0 plugin for Eclipse IDE released | Alexander Belokrylov
    The latest version of the Mobile Tools for Java TM (MTJ) 2.0 release (with significant contributions from Oracle engineers) makes the MTJ plugin IoT-ready by supporting the Java ME Embedded 8 platform. Click the link for more detail from blogger Alexander Belokrylov.
  3. Secure Oracle MAF applications with Oracle Mobile Security Suite | Kundan Vyas
    This article by Kundan Vyas illustrates how to containerize and secure the content of an Oracle Mobile Application Foundation app using Oracle Mobile Security Suite (OMSS).
  4. Oracle Mobile Application Framework: Loading Images in a Background Process - Part I | Luc Bors
    Oracle ACE Luc Bors, author of the Oracle Mobile Application Framework Developer Guide, shows you how to load the images of a List in a background process, after the other content has been loaded.
  5. Oracle’s Architect Community Newsletter - November 2014 Edition
    The OTN Architect Community newsletter for November focuses on Identity Management and Security, and features a selection of technical articles and other resources to help you keep the bad guys out.
  6. Integrating Oracle Access Management Platform with Mobile Application Framework | Paul Toal
    The shift from desktop and laptop to mobile working is well underway. In this article Paul Toal shows you how to use your existing Oracle Identity and Access Management platform as the security layer within your mobile applications.
  7. Getting to know Docker: A Better Way to do Virtualization? | Mark Nelson, Edwin Biemond, Joel Nation
    Docker allows you to create reusable containers with applications in them. These can be distributed, will run on several platforms, and are much smaller than the equivalent virtual machine images. Learn more in this article from Mark Nelson, Edwin Biemond, and Joel Nation.
  8. Oracle's Mobile Leaders: Daniel Iversen and Ruben Garcia Mohedano
    "What we found was that a lot of companies are so caught up in complexities of developing mobile apps that they end up building point solutions that only create a fragmented and disconnected experience for their mobile audience," says Daniel Iversen in this interview with Chris Muir.
  9. Automated Policy Synchronization (APS) for OAM Clone Environment | Kiran Thakkar
    Automated Synchronization between Master and Clone OAM Environments is supported in Oracle Access Manager R2PS2. In this article, Kiran Thakkar walks you step-by-step through the configuration process.
  10. Designing Your Business for the Digital Economy | Jeanne Ross
    "Many enterprise architects are still trying to gain traction within their organizations, partly because the term architecture is not widely understood." Learn more in this summary of the 2014 Oracle Enterprise Architecture Summit presentation by Jeanne Ross, Director and Principal Research Scientist at MIT Sloan.

Friday Oct 24, 2014

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Oct 17-23, 2014

Are there androids among the 5,578 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page? We may never know. But those fans made the following posts the Top 10 most popular for the past seven days (October 17-23, 2014).

  1. OTN Virtual Tech Summit Middleware/Mobile Track: By the Numbers
    What's up with the Middleware track in the upcoming OTN Virtual Technology Summit (Nov 18)? 2 sub-tracks, 8 sessions, including 2 hands-on labs -- all focused on Mobile Architectures and Application Development. And it's all free!

    Nov 18, 2014. 9:00am PT / Noon ET
    Register now!
  2. Oracle Developer Cloud Service: Git Integration with Oracle JDeveloper
    A quick (2 minutes!) how-to video from the Oracle Learning Library show you how to use Oracle JDeveloper to clone a Git repository that is hosted by Oracle Developer Cloud Service and then to push changes back to the repository. Yeah, it's free.
  3. Microservices architectures: Thoughts from a SOA perspective | Sven Bernhardt
    The contributors to this article "recommend that discussions about differences between Microservices and SOA should be avoided." What do you think?
  4. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Passing Essbase Security to OBIEE | Glenn Schwartzberg
    The 2 minute countdown timer proves no match for Oracle ACE Director Glenn Schwartzberg in this tech tip on integrating Oracle Essbase with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.
  5. Video and Slides: Data Caching Strategies for Oracle Mobile Application Framework | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Check out this video tutorial based on Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis's session from Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
  6. Data Presenter Framework - Webcenter Portal PS7 | Rohan Walia
    This technical article illustrates how to use the Data Presenter in Oracle WebCenter Portal to create data controls and workflows at runtime.
  7. ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - Oct 19-25, 2014
    Last week's Facebook Top 10 list features content covering Avatar.js , Java Embedded, JVM, Mobile, Node.js, Oracle MAF, REST, SOA Suite 12c, Spring, and WebLogic. Check it out!
  8. Video: 2 Min Tech Tip: Using the Direct Database Request Feature in OBIEE | Kevin McGinley
    Oracle ACE Director Kevin McGinley plays beat the clock with this tech tip that explains how to make it possible for OBIEE super-users to bypass the OBIEE metadata layer to query databases directly. Can he get it done in two minutes or less?
  9. Monitoring OAM Environment | Kiran Thakkar
    Oracle A-Team solution architect Kiran Thakkar's article examines features in Oracle Access Manager for active management of preventive and detective access monitoring controls.
  10. Mobile Application Development: Hands-on Lab Resources
    Click the link to access resources you will need to participate in the Mobile Application Development hands-on labs that are part of the Middleware Track in the FREE OTN Virtual Technology Summit on Nov 18. These labs will cover Oracle Mobile Application Framework, JDeveloper, and OEPE.

    Nov 18, 2014. 9:00am PT / Noon ET
    Register now!

Friday Sep 19, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - Sept 12-18, 2014

Even busy spacemen take time to check the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the latest updates representing a cross-section of the architect community. Among spacemen and the rest of that page's 5,388 followers, these are the Top 10 most popular items over the last seven days, September 12-18, 2014.

  1. Archive Podcast: Audience Q&A with Cloud Experts
    This podcast from the ArchBeat archive was recorded on July 9, 2013 during an OTN Architect Day event held at Oracle Headquarters in Redwood Shores, CA. The program features Oracle Cloud experts Dr. James Baty, Anbu Krishnaswamy, and Markus Michalewicz responding to questions from the audience.
  2. Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets - September 9-15, 2014
    This week's list of Top 10 tweets from @OTNArchBeat features content from across the community, covering Oracle ADF, Glassfish, GoldenGate, HTML5, ODI12c, OIM, and more.
  3. Mobile Today. More Mobile Tomorrow.
    Big thanks to Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema, Oracle ACE Luc Bors, and Oracle peeps Chris Muir and Steven Davelaar. This article in the latest edition of Oracle Magazine would not have been possible without their invaluable insight.
  4. Part 1: Getting under the covers of Detached Credential Collector (DCC) | Tim Melander
    Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Tim Melander kicks off new series within the larger Oracle Access Manager Academy article series.
  5. Managing the performance impact of OID last login | Simon Kissane
    Having last login tracking enabled in Oracle Internet Directory can have a substantial performance cost. But don't worry! A-Team solution architect Simon Kissane has a cure for that headache that's better than aspirin!
  6. The Making of the World Cup Football 2014 Match Center ADF & AngularJS/HTML5 Application | Lucas Jellema
    This blog post from Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema is a companion to Marrying the Worlds of HTML5 and ADF, a new OTN technical article.
  7. Installing PHP on Oracle HTTP Server 12c | Chris Jones
    These detailed, step-by-step instructions by Oracle Senior Product Manager Chris Jones walk you through the process of installing Oracle PHP on Oracle HTTP Server 12c.
  8. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Building a High-Performance Private Cloud | Tushar Pandit
    Can Exalogic senior director of product management Tushar Pandit explain how to build a high-performance private cloud on the Oracle Exalogic engineered system in two minutes or less?
  9. Marrying the Worlds of ADF and HTML 5 | Lucas Jellema
    This article by Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema demonstrates how, within the context of an ADF (or WebCenter Portal) application, even developers with no ADF skills at all can integrate small or large components developed with AngularJS outside of the ADF application.
  10. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Managing Java Memory Usage | John Davies Can John Davies, founder and CTO of UK-based C24, beat the 2-minute buzzer with his encapsulation of the sessions he will present at JavaOne 2014?

Friday Mar 07, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - February 28 - March 6, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days (February 28 - March 6, 2014).

  1. SOA's People Problem
    Sometimes the biggest obstacle to successful SOA has little to do with technology. Community leaders share insight in this article from the latest issue of Oracle Magazine.
  2. IoT Developer Challenge | Java.net
    Want to win a free trip to JavaOne 2014 in San Francisco? Enter the Java.net Internet of Things Developer Challenge. Click the link for the details.
  3. Dynamic endpoint binding in Oracle SOA Suite | Alexander Daeubler
    "Sometimes a BPEL process instance has to determine at run-time which implementation of a web service interface is to be called," explains Alexander Daeubler. His post shows you how to achieve that using dynamic endpoint binding.
  4. Programmatic Identity Assertion with Oracle Platform Security Services | Shailesh K. Mishra
    This short article from a member of the Oracle Identity Manager team shows how programmatic identity assertion can be performed using OPSS APIs in cases where code must run under the security context of a runtime identity.
  5. IT-Security (Part 2): WebLogic Server and Oracle Platform Security Services | Mohammad Esad-Djou
    In part two of his series Mohammad Esad-Djo examines different perspectives on the Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS).
  6. Video: Face to Faces with Oracle ACEs
    This week business intelligence expert Stewart Bryson made the transition from Oracle ACE to Oracle ACE Director. Get to know Stewart and several other ACEs in this collection of interviews from the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel.
  7. Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2 Reconciliation Events Processing | Firdaus Fraz
    This article discusses available options and the associated limitations for reconciliation and the sequencing of reconciliation events in Oracle Identity Manager
  8. Two Really Cool Approaches to Payment | David Dorf
    Tired of carrying a wallet? David Dorf shares his perspective on two payment solutions and where mobile phone payment systems might be headed.
  9. Diagnosing Intermittent Authentication Failures and User Lock Outs in Oracle WebLogic | Shailesh K. Mishra
    Shailesh K. Mishrah makes his second appearance on this Top 10 list with this article on using available debug flags and log files to diagnose login failures in Oracle WebLogic.
  10. Strategies for managing OAAM to OAM connections in production | Rob Otto
    Solution architect Rob Otto's post examines a number of strategies for configuring the connectivity between Oracle Access Manager and Oracle Adaptive Access Manager in order to provide scalability and high availability for production deployments.

Thought for the Day

"Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience."

Michael Eisner, American businessman
(Born March 7, 1942)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Jan 31, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - January 124-30, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days.

  1. WildFly 8 vs. GlassFish 4: Which Application Server to Choose | Markus Eisele
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele shares his insight and expertise in this comparison of two popular OSS application servers.
  2. The Question Lingers: Who Gets to Be an Architect?
    Does someone become an IT architect simply by the assignment of a title? Who decides? Who defines that role? Listen to this podcast from the OTN ArchBeat archive as four working IT architects debate those questions and more.
  3. Multi-Data Center Implemenation in Oracle Access Manager | Vinay Kalra
    Multi-Data Center (MDC) topology is now supported in Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11g. Vinay Kalra's blog post discusses some of the features of MDC and provides detailed steps on cloning a secondary data center.
  4. WLST script for listing WebLogic Server memory usage | Peter Lorenzen
    Peter Lorenzen shares "a short script for listing Java heap usage for all WebLogic Servers in a domain."
  5. How-to: Create a Simple Hadoop Cluster with VirtualBox | Christian Javet
    Christian Javet's step-by-step tutorial shows you how to created a 4-node cluster using VirtualBox and Cloudera.
  6. Automated Regression Testing for OBIEE | Robin Moffatt
    In the second installment of his series Robin Moffatt explores automation approaches that "focus on regression testing the impact that changes to the RPD have on the data."
  7. Oracle Identity Management monitoring check-list | Daniel Gralewski
    Oracle A-Team solution architect Daniel Gralewski looks at various aspects of Oracle Identity Management and WebLogic monitoring.
  8. The Architect as Salesperson
    Like it or not, effective software architects share characteristics one finds in successful salespeople. Does that comparison make you feel just a bit uncomfortable?
  9. A short guide to networking in Virtual Box with Oracle Linux inside | Job Oprel
    Job Oprel shares an illustrated tutorial based on challenges and annoyances he encountered while setting up an environment with several Virtual Boxes on his laptop.
  10. AMStatistics - Adding Custom Statistics to ADF BC | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Check out this post by Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis for his description of a use case for the tracking activation timestamp for the ADF BC Application Module.

Thought for the Day

"In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent."

Norman Mailer, writer
(January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Oct 15, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for October 15, 2013

Thought for the Day

"You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist."

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher
(October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900)

Source: brainyquote.com

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

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