Monday Jan 06, 2014

2013 Top 10 OTN Articles for Architects

One of the things I get to do as manager of OTN's Architect Community is work with community members who submit articles for publication on OTN. These articles typically deal with SOA, middleware, business intelligence, and other topics relevant to software architects. Thirty-seven such articles were published in calendar year 2013. The list below represents the Top 10 most popular of those articles.

Congratulations to the authors of these technical articles!

  1. Cookbook: Installing and Configuring Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1 [August 2013]
    by Mark Rittman and Kevin McGinley
    Oracle ACE Directors and business intelligence specialists Rittman and McGinley take the #1 slot with their step-by-step guide to installing, configuring, and loading an initial set of tables within Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1. using data sourced from Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3
  2. Enterprise Service Bus [July 2013]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmeidel , Guido Schmutz , Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    Members of the Masons of SOA, including several Oracle ACE Directors, use concrete examples to provide answers to some of the most important questions surrounding the term "enterprise service bus." Part of the Industrial SOA Series.
  3. Set Up and Manage Oracle Data Guard using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c [August 2013]
    by Porus Homi Havewala
    Havewala is the author of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Managing Data Center Chaos (2012, Packt Publishing) and Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control: Advanced OEM Techniques for the Real World (2010, Rampant TechPress), as well as a prolific blogger. In this article he describes how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c's Oracle Data Guard setup and management capabilities to control downtime and simplify disaster recovery.
  4. SOA Blueprint: A Toolbox for Architects [April 2013]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmeidel , Guido Schmutz , Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    Also from the Industrial SOA Series, this article introduces the foundations that need to be established in order to implement functional SOA processes, defining a broadly applicable SOA blueprint whose individual modules can be topped up with commercial products or increasingly available open source offerings.
  5. SOA and User Interfaces
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmeidel , Guido Schmutz , Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    Yes, it's another chapter from the Industrial SOA Series -- and a clear indication that OTN readers have SOA on their minds.  This article examines best practices for overcoming the challenges to developing user interfaces in a service oriented architecture.
  6. Fanning Out Events on the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Event Delivery Network [February 2013]
    by Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema is a prolific blogger, frequent OTN contributor, and a familiar speaker on SOA and middleware at Oracle user group events. His article describes how events can be used in Oracle SOA Suite 11g to have business processes impact each other in a meaningful way with maximum decoupling.
  7. Industrial SOA: Preface [April 2013]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmeidel , Guido Schmutz , Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    No, it's not deja vu! The lead-off chapter in the Industrial SOA Series is the fourth article from that series to appear in this Top 10 list. This time the by-now familiar team of SOA experts describes how "service-orientation continues to evolve towards a factory approach, towards industrializing integrated platforms, such as BI, master data management (MDM), mobile front-ends, BPM, adaptive processes, Big Data and Cloud Computing."
  8. On the Integrity of Data [April 2013]
    by Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema makes his second appearance in the 2013 Top 10 list with this introduction to the basics of data integrity enforcement in a variety of environments.
  9. Moving to Oracle WebCenter Content 11g Web Services [April 2013]
    by Jon McDonald
    McDonald, a principle solutions architect with the Oracle WebCenter Content Architecture Team (A-Team), offers examples for working with the generic and native web services provided in Oracle WebCenter Content 11g.
  10. Track Down a Memory Leak
    by Dr. Frank Munz
    Munz, an Oracle ACE Director and 2011 Oracle Technologist of the Year, shares provided this sample chapter from his latest book, Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes.

Do you have an idea for an OTN technical article? You'll find guidelines here. And if you have any questions, pop them into the comments section and I'll respond as fast as I can type. Who knows, maybe your article will make it to the Top 10 list for 2014.

Friday Jan 03, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links for 2013

In 2013 the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page gained 3,556 new fans (the total stands at 4,761). From January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 there were 1,255 items posted on that page, most of them links to content created by community members. The list below represents the Top 10 most popular of those posts for 2013.

  1. Photos: Oracle WebLogic Hackathon at UKOUG Tech 13
    A selection of photos taken during the Oracle WebLogic Hackathon conducted on December 1, 2013 as part of Super Sunday at UKOUG Tech 13 in Manchester, UK. (Posted December 3, 2013)
  2. Enterprise Grade Deployment Considerations for Oracle Identity Manager AD Connector | Firdaus Fraz
    Oracle Fusion Middleware solution architect Firdaus Fraz illustrates provides best practice recommendations for setting up an enterprise deployment environment for the OIM connector for Microsoft Active Directory. (Posted October 25, 2013)
  3. Integrating Oracle eBS Responsibility Profiles and Oracle BI 11g Application Roles | Daan Bakboord
    "Instead of making a Oracle BI Application Role for each Oracle eBS Responsibility you would like to use in Oracle BI, make use of an Oracle eBS Profile Option," suggests Daan Bakboord. He shows you how in this post. (Posted May 22, 2013)
  4. Photos and Presentation Downloads from the Rittman Mead BI Forum 2013, Brighton & Atlanta | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman shares photos and presentation downloads from the recent Rittman Mead Business Intelligence Forums in Brighton (UK) and Atlanta, GA. (Posted May 21, 2013)
  5. OIM 11g R2 Self Registration with CAPTCHA | Daniel Gralewski
    This post from Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Daniel Gralewski "walks you through the fun of customizing OIM and adding a CAPTCHA solution to the self-registration page." (Posted May 21, 2013)
  6. Do You Even Test? | Sten Vesterli
    What's the connection between a confusing set of switches in a hotel bathroom and usability testing for applications? Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli explains. (Posted May 21, 2013)
  7. Tutorial: OEPE Coherence Grid Archives (GAR) Support
    Check out this free, illustrated tutorial that demonstrates the various Coherence Grid Archives (GAR) features available in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse. (Posted August 7, 2013)
  8. ADF Academy launched- interactive, entertaining and educational | Lucas Jellema
    "I was very pleasantly surprised," says Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema of the new ADF Academy, which he describes as "a multi-media experience that uses every trick in the book – or every option for interaction, illustration, explanation and demonstration I could think of." (Posted June 3, 2013)
  9. Automate WebLogic Installation and Configuration | René van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk's example uses JRockit, WebLogic Server, Oracle Service Bus, and the Repository Creation Utility to illustrate how to create automation scripts for setting up middleware environments. (Posted January 18, 2013)
  10. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Facts and Concepts | Rob Zoeteweij
    Oracle ACE Rob Zoeteweij introduces his extensive new whitepaper on Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. A lot of work went into this effort, and if work with OEM12c -- or plan to -- you'd do well to take advantage of Rob's expertise. (Posted January 21, 2013)

Thought for the Day

"All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men."

Isaac_Asimov
(January 2, 1920 - April 6, 1992)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Nov 22, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 22, 2013

Thought for the Day

"When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them."

Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian.
(November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Nov 05, 2013

Community Video Profile: Kevin McGinley - OBIEE, Business Intelligence, and Advanced Analytics

Here's a tip of the ArchBeat hat to business intelligence expert Kevin McGinley for his recent confirmation as an Oracle ACE Director.

The video above was recorded at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 (a few weeks before his ACED confirmation) when I had a chance to ask Kevin about recent projects and challenges, and about the business intelligence video series he produces with fellow BI whiz Steward Bryson. Kevin is a very sharp guy and I'm sure you'll enjoy this short interview.

Want to learn more about the Oracle ACE Program? Click here.

Monday Oct 07, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for September 29 -October 5, 2013

4,320 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. The list below represents the to 10 most popular community items shared on the page for the week of September 29 - October 5, 2013.

  1. Industrial SOA: SOA and User Interfaces
    In the eighth chapter of the "Industrial SOA" series an intrepid cabal of SOA experts addresses the challenges of developing user interfaces in a service oriented architecture, and describes how Thomas Erl's UI Mediator pattern can help.
  2. Case management supporting re-landscaping | Léon Smiers
    Several factors are driving some organizations to make changes to their application portfolio landscapes. This blog post from Oracle ACE Leon Smiers looks at how case management can ease the transition.
  3. OOW13: Internet of Things... and Big Data | Eric Bezille
    You may have noticed lots of chatter about the Internet of Things, but do you know what that phrase actually means. Architect Eric Bezille's post offers a concise overview.
  4. Java 8 – The Road to Lambda expressions | Lucas Jellema
    "Java 8 offers wonderful opportunities and new interesting intellectual challenges for Java developers," says Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema. His latest post includes some simple examples of Lambda expressions.
  5. Tips and Tricks for the OBIEE linux sysadmin | Robin Moffatt
    Robin Moffatt shares several technical tips that he finds useful when working with OBIEE on a Linux system.
  6. OOW13: First glimpses of the new SOA Suite 12c | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema combines information from various Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and Demo Grounds presentations for this overview of new features in the latest release of Oracle SOA Suite 12c.
  7. Cloud Control 12cR3, Oracle Linux and VMware | Tim Hall
    "If you are struggling to decide how best to run Cloud Control in your organization, I would recommend using a virtual environment...and run it on Oracle Linux 6," says Oracle ACE Director Tim Hall, He explains why in this post on his ORACLE-BASE blog.
  8. JavaOne 2013: (Key) Notes of a conference – State of the Java platform and all the roadmaps | Lucas Jellema
    The always prolific Lucas Jellema, CTO at AMIS Services and an Oracle ACE Director, continues his post OOW13/JavaOne13 coverage with a detailed overview of the keynote presentations at JavaOne 2013.
  9. Video: Design - ADF Architectural Patterns - Colossal | Chris Muir
    Continuing his examination of ADF Architectural Patterns, Chris Muir looks at the "Colossal" pattern.
  10. 5 Coolest Features of the new WebCenter Portal (11.1.1.8) | Mitchell Palski
    Mitchell Palski shares a detailed list of the new features in Oracle WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8. What's your favorite new feature? What features are missing?

Thought for the Day

"If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies."

Desmond Tutu, South African social rights activist
(Born 7 October 1931)

Source: brainyquote.com

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