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


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





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