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


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


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


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)


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


Tuesday Sep 18, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-09-18

Thought for the Day

"Each pattern describes a problem which occurs over and over again in our environment, and then describes the core of the solution to that problem, in such a way that you can use this solution a million times over, without ever doing it the same way twice."

Christopher Alexander


Friday Jun 01, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-06-01

Thought for the Day

"I can't be left unsupervised."

Ron Wood (Born 06/01/1947

Source: Brainy Quote

Tuesday May 29, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 20 for May 20-26, 2012

The Top 20 most popular links as shared via my social networks for the week of May 20-26, 2012.

  1. Deploying OAM 11g Correctly Part 2 – Logins and SSL | @fusionsecexpert
  2. Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2) certified by SAP
  3. Java at JAXconf | Tori Wieldt
  4. 3 easy steps to creating your cloud strategy | David Linthicum
  5. Web Service Development with NetBeans and Testing with WebLogic Admin Console | Dr. Frank Munnz
  6. Securing Heterogeneous Systems Using Oracle Web Services Manager | Ronald van Luttikhuizen & Jens Peters
  7. NetBeans IDE 7.2 Beta Release Information
  8. How Software Architects Can Embrace Change | Michael Stal
  9. Every cloud needs an SOA lining: analyst | Joe McKendrick
  10. Community Roundtable: Agility versus Architecture w/@LenzGr, @migrating2cloud, @OracleEA
  11. Benefits of using Ops Center to deploy and manage Solaris 11 | @oracle_em
  12. Solution for Sharing Global User Data in ADF BC | Andrejus Baranovskis
  13. Oracle Virtualization Newsletter - May edition
  14. Webcast: Conquering Big Data with the Oracle Information Architecture Model - May 30
  15. Business processes are an enterprise asset say C level executives | Andy Mulholland
  16. Computerworld: Most initial Oracle Fusion Applications customers going with cloud deployment
  17. 9 warning signs of bad IT architecture | Bob Lewis
  18. Oracle VM 3.1 is here | Ronen Kofman
  19. Don't make cloud management an afterthought | David Linthicum
  20. London Coherence Special Interest Group (LCSIG) - May 31

Thought for the Day

"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly."

John F. Kennedy (05/29/1917 – 11/22/1963)

Source: Creative Quotations

Monday Apr 30, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 20 for April 22-28, 2012

The Top 20 most popular links for the week of 4/22-28/2012, as shared via my social networks.
  1. WebLogic Startup Mode: Development or Production? | Frank Munz
  2. Call for Nominations: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards 2012
  3. IT Architects gather in Metro D.C.; Virtualization Decisions; Oracle Architect Certification
  4. Register Now: Oracle Technology Network Architect Day Reston, VA - May 16. Free event.
  5. Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group 2 Day Seminar - May 14-15 - Cleveland, OH
  6. Oracle Cloud Conference: dates and locations worldwide
  7. Oracle BPM and Java objects | Jan Kettenis
  8. WebCenter Portal Pretty URL Beyond Limits | George Maggessy
  9. Event: OTN Developer Day: MySQL - New York - May 2
  10. The Frustrated Architect | Simon Brown
  11. WebLogic Scripting Tool on Capsaicin... | Frank Munz
  12. Architecture Without an End State | Michael Nygard
  13. Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c – Building a Virtual Data Center | Scott Elvington
  14. Let a financial type run your data center? Survey says it may happen | Joe McKendrick
  15. OAM 11g - IPM Integration | @FusionSecExpert
  16. Custom transformation provider for OIM GTC connector | @FusionSecExpert
  17. Publish EDN JMS events from ADF BC | Edwin Biemond
  18. Deep Dive slides — Deploying Oracle Database 11gR2 for High Availability | Alex Gorbachev #collaborate12
  19. Enabling Coherence for Content Presenter in WebCenter Portal PS4 | George Maggessy
  20. OAM and OIM Config changes for Split Profile (Split Profile Configuration -Part 2) | Uday Sambhara

Thought for the Day

"No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back."

— Turkish proverb


Monday Apr 09, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 20 for April 1-9, 2012

The top 20 most popular items shared via my social networks for the week of April 1 - 8, 2012.

  1. Webcast: Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture Best Practices w/Tom Kyte - April 12
  2. Oracle Cloud Conference: dates and locations worldwide
  3. Bad Practice Use Case for LOV Performance Implementation in ADF BC | Oracle ACE Director Andresjus Baranovskis
  4. How to create a Global Rule that stores a document’s folder path in a custom metadata field | Nicolas Montoya
  5. MySQL Cluster 7.2 GA Released
  6. How to deal with transport level security policy with OSB | Jian Liang
  7. Webcast Series: Data Warehousing Best Practices
  8. Interactive Webcast and Live Chat: Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Launch - April 12
  9. Is This How the Execs React to Your Recommendations? | Rick Ramsey
  10. Unsolicited login with OAM 11g | Chris Johnson
  11. Event: OTN Developer Day: MySQL - New York - May 2
  12. OTN Member discounts for April: Save up to 40% on titles from Oracle Press, Pearson, O'Reilly, Apress, and more
  13. Get Proactive with Fusion Middleware | Daniel Mortimer
  14. How to use the Human WorkFlow Web Services | Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond
  15. Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group 2 Day Seminar - May 14-15 - Cleveland, OH
  16. IOUG Real World Performance Tour, w/Tom Kyte, Andrew Holdsworth, Graham Wood
  17. WebLogic Server Performance and Tuning: Part I - Tuning JVM | Gokhan Gungor
  18. Crawling a Content Folio | Kyle Hatlestad
  19. The Java EE 6 Example - Galleria - Part 1 | Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele
  20. Reminder: JavaOne Call For Papers Closing April 9th, 11:59pm | Arun Gupta

Thought for the Day

"A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable."

Leslie Lamport




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