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 |
    Want to win a free trip to JavaOne 2014 in San Francisco? Enter the 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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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





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