Friday Oct 23, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top Ten Posts for October 16 - 22, 2015

Here it is, the last OTN ArchBeat Facebook Top 10 list before Oracle OpenWorld, covering October 16 - 22, 2015. And here I am in my oldest OTN OpenWorld t-shirt.

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Friday May 08, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - May 1-7, 2015

Now in 2D! It's as if you could reach out and touch the Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days, May 1-7, 2015.

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Tuesday Sep 09, 2014

Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets - September 2-8, 2014

Chickens don't tweet. They cluck. That's why there are no chickens among the 3,103 tweeters following @OTNArchBeat. Among that chicken-free group of tweeters, the following ten tweets ruled the roost over the last seven days, September 2-8, 2014.

  1. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Building Responsive #WebCenter Portals | @JayJayZheng
    Sep 2, 2014 at 08:31 AM
  2. Podcast: 5x12 on 12c - User Forum Mini-Sessions at OOW14 @DebraLilley @JLOracle @kashifmanzoor
    Sep 8, 2014 at 09:22 AM
  3. One-Way Authentication Policies in #OSB | Jesse Stephens
    Sep 2, 2014 at 01:11 PM
  4. Top 5 Oracle Mobile Application Foundation (MAF) Videos #oraclemaf #oepe #jdeveloper
    Sep 4, 2014 at 10:45 AM
  5. RT @oracleace: hot off the press... the Oracle ACE program video
    Sep 8, 2014 at 04:52 PM
  6. Video: Thomas Kurian and members of the #oracleace program explain what it is and why it matters. Good stuff!
    Sep 8, 2014 at 04:57 PM
  7. Context in #UX - What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why It's Important >> When is a bat not a bat?
    Sep 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM
  8. End-To-End #ADF #Cloud Deployment Process | @AndrejusB
    Sep 2, 2014 at 01:32 PM
  9. Ignore #UX at your peril, advises #oracleace @FTeter
    Sep 8, 2014 at 09:35 AM
  10. Integrating With Fusion Applications Using Services (#SoapUi #SSL) | Jani Rautiainen @fadevrel
    Sep 8, 2014 at 04:01 PM

Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

Binge-Ready! Top 10 OTN ArchBeat Videos

Among the 91 videos available on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel, the following Top 10 were the most-viewed for the past 30 days.

  1. Things to Keep In Memory About Oracle Database In-Memory | Tom Kyte
    What do you know about Oracle Database In-Memory? Tom Kyte recaps his Great Lakes Oracle Conference keynote with a couple of key points to keep in your own memory.
  2. Best Practices in Oracle ADF Development | Frank Nimphius
    In this video Frank Nimphius summarizes best practices for the fantastic four: ADFbc, Task Flow, ADF Binding and ADF Faces. He also makes recommendations for when and how to use JavaScript in ADF and what you should do to break out of your "am I the only one" isolation.
  3. OBIEE, ODI, adn GoldenGate at Kscope 2014 | Stewart Bryson
    Oracle ACE Director Stewart Bryson talks about Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle Data Integrator, and Oracle GoldenGate, and some of the issues he covered in his presentations at ODTUG KScope 2014.
  4. Improve Your Oracle ADF App Response Time by as Much as 70 Percent | Frank Houweling
    Frank Houweling, senior Java, Oracle ADF, and SOA specialist at AMIS Technologies, discusses how you can optimize the performance of your Oracle ADF Fusion application, diagnose and solve typical performance problems, and build an efficient, responsive, scalable ADF application that circumvents common bad practices.
  5. Debugging and Logging for Oracle ADF Applications | Chris Muir
    Oracle ADF Product Manager Chris Muir explores the sophisticated debugging tooling in JDeveloper.
  6. Oracle ADF for Oracle Forms and PL/SQL Developers - Why it's the Right Choice | Grant Ronald
    Grant Ronald discuses the techniques that make developers more productive when building enterprise applications and how Oracle ADF implements special features that make Java-based development fast and simple with a visual and declarative development experience.
  7. Mobile App Development with Oracle ADF Mobile | Shay Shmeltzer
    Oracle Development Tools Director of Product Management Shay Shmeltzer talks about mobile application development and Oracle ADF, the core subjects of his presentations ODTUG KScope 2014 presentations.
  8. Top Ten Secrets of Successful Oracle Application Development Framework Projects | Sten Vesterli
    Oracle ACE Director and ADF expert Sten Vesterli teaches you all the things you need to know to make your enterprise ADF project a success.
  9. Oracle Data Integrator: From Istanbul to Panama | Gurcan Orhan
    Oracle ACE Director Gurcan Orhan, one of several Oracle ACEs taking part in the 2014 OTN Latin America Tour, talks about the Oracle Data Integrator sessions he will present as part of that tour and about the air miles he'll be racking up.
  10. Oracle ADF Development in Eclipse | Shaun O'Brien
    Shaun O'Brien shows how you can develop better applications faster with Oracle ADF integrating JPA, EJBs, Web services, POJOs, JSF and OEPE's support for ADF Faces, Task Flows, Data Controls and Bindings - all with deep AppXRay analysis for code insight, refactoring, validation, and dependency visualization across the layers of an ADF application.

Tuesday Mar 04, 2014

Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets - Feb 25 - Mar 3, 2014

The Top 10 most popular tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days (February 25- March 3, 2014).

  1. RT @java: Compete in the #IoT #java #challenge. Win a #JavaOne 2014 trip.
    Mar 03, 2014 at 02:17 PM
  2. Consuming Async #SOA in a WebService Proxy | Anagha Desai #adf
    Feb 28, 2014 at 09:43 AM
  3. SOA's People Problem - Insight from @lonnekedikmans @Luisw19 @dschmied #oracleace
    Mar 03, 2014 at 01:06 PM
  4. Top 5 OTN architect community articles for Feb 2014 #obiee #esb #oem12c #weblogic #odi
    Mar 03, 2014 at 12:52 PM
  5. How to enable automatic startup recovery in Oracle #BPM 11g | @JvZoggel
    Feb 28, 2014 at 09:18 AM
  6. White Paper: Message Sequencing using Oracle Mediator Resequencer #soa #weblogic #bpel
    Feb 26, 2014 at 12:24 PM
  7. Oracle Enterprise Pack for #Eclipse at #EclipseCon 2014 | Carlos Chang #oepe
    Feb 25, 2014 at 12:11 PM
  8. #ACM: organizing the chaos...through adaptive case management | @LucasJellema
    Feb 25, 2014 at 10:33 AM
  9. #Java Application Development Lifecycle in the #Cloud | Greg Stachnick #hudson @eclipsecon
    Feb 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM
  10. RT @myfear: "Developing Java EE applications with #Maven and #WebLogic 12c" > basic intro
    Feb 25, 2014 at 09:43 AM

Thought for the Day

"Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their prejudices."

Knute Rockne, American football player and coach
(March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931)


Friday Feb 28, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - February 21-27, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of February 21-27, 2014.

  1. Simplifying Enterprise Mobile Integration | Mala Ramakrishnan
    "There are two ways to developing an enterprise mobile strategy with SOA -- controlling the end-to-end integration experience from the enterprise to the hand held, or exposing enterprise assets through APIs for third parties to build out mobile solutions," says Mala Ramakrishnan. This post kicks off a three-part series that looks at the role Oracle SOA Suite can play in Mobile Service Enablement and API Management.
  2. Why use Groovy with WebCenter Sites? | Michael Sullivan
    "Leveraging a Groovy element gives the developer all the advantages of cleanly packaging business logic in a JAVA syntax scripting language while maintaining the ability to publish and reload code changes dynamically," says solution architect Micheal Sullivan. Read his detailed post to learn how.
  3. Podcast: Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Disruptive Tech - Part 1
    In part one of this three-part program, Oracle ACE Directors Ron Batra, Basheer Khan, and Floyd Teter discuss the importance of understanding the difference between technologies that disrupt and technologies that sustain innovation, and acting on that knowledge.
  4. EclipseCon Session: Developing On-Device Java Mobile Apps for iOS ... and Android too | Shay Shmeltzer
    Shay Shmeltzer's EclipseCon session (Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 13:30 to 14:05) will show you how you can leverage your Java development skills to build mobile applications that install and run on both iOS and Android phones and tablets.
  5. Java 8 Day at EclipseCon 2014 - March 18
    Java 8 makes its debut in March 2014. In celebration of the event, the Eclipse Foundation and Oracle are hosting a Java 8 Day at EclipseCon 2014 on Tuesday March 18 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel San Francisco Airport. Scheduled speakers include Oracle Java Platform Group VP George Saab, Java language spec lead Alex Buckley, and Eclipse JDT committer Stephan Hermann. Click the link for additional details.
  6. Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse at EclipseCon 2014 | Carlos Chang
    Heading to EclipseCon 2014? Carlos Chang's post includes information on two sessions covering the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse: "Developing On-Device Java Mobile Apps...and Android too!" and "Java Application Development Lifecycle in the Cloud." Click the link for the details on these sessions.
  7. The Long Tail of Application Usage | Sten Vesterli
    "If you are re-developing your application, for example moving from Oracle Forms to ADF, focus on the head – the 10% of the application that is used 90% of the time," says Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli.
  8. Video: Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Data Appliance | Lonneke Dikmans
    SOA in a box? You bet! In this OTN ArchBeat Video Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans talks about running Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Database Appliance.
  9. WebCenter Sites Cluster deployment with a single war | Dolf Dijkstra
    "The default installation method for WebCenter Sites in deployments with a large number of cluster nodes is far from ideal," says Dolf Dijkstra. His article presents a workaround that uses one WAR file and one installation folder per cluster.
  10. Top 10 solution documents for Weblogic Server J2EE by the support team | Jurgen Kress
    Jurgen Kress shares "the top 10 documents that are linked to SRs as solutions, for Weblogic Server J2EE issues, during the last quarter."

Thought for the Day

"You've got to bumble forward into the unknown."

Frank Gehry, architect
(born February 28, 1929)


Friday Feb 14, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - February 7-13, 2014

The Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days (February 7-13, 2014).

  1. Podcast: Taking Charge: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges - Part 3
    In part 3 of this 4-part podcast SOA Governance experts Mark Dutra, Manuel Rosa, Andre Sampaio, and Luis Weir discuss the most common SOA Governance mistakes and why organizations make them. Listen!
  2. Creating a Foundation for Cloud Applications using Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence
    This free online developer conference includes 6 sessions in two tracks, including a special Developer Preview of Oracle WebLogic 12.1.3. Then roll up your sleeves for a guided hands-on coding session. February 20, 2014. 9am - 1pm PT / 12pm - 4pm ET / 3pm - 7pm BRST. Click the link for session details and registration info. Register Now!
  3. LOV (List of Values) using EJBs | Antonis Antoniou
    This post by solution architect Antonis Antoniou demonstrates "how to use EJBs to build your business services and how to build a simple form with a list-of-value component (using the selectOneChoice component). "
  4. "Services designed and developed by monkeys..."
    David Linthicum pulls no punches in his recent post about how those who lack a thorough understanding of SOA will never truly capitalize on Cloud.
  5. Websocket support in Oracle Traffic Director | Donald Forbes
    Donald Forbes looks at "what is involved to setup an architecture with a browser accessing a web application running websockets on WebLogic and proxied/load balanced through OTD."
  6. Using soapUI for secure, asynchronous web service invocations in Fusion Applications | Gerhard Dras
    Fusion Applications expose a variety of web services for querying, creating and updating of business objects. This detailed post from A-Team solution architect Gerhard Drasch shows you how leverage those services asynchronously.
  7. Some Tips for Configuring Endeca for Optimal Production Performance with ATG | Mark Scarton
    Want to ensure optimum performance from your production Oracle Commerce Endeca environment? Read this post by A-Team solution architect Mark Scarton for some hot tips.
  8. Video: Getting Started for ADF Essentials with OEPE and GlassFish | Frederic Desbiens
    In this video Frederic Desbiens takes you through an introduction to using ADF Essentials to develop and deploy ADF applications with OEPE and GlassFish.
  9. Starting and Stopping a Java EE Environment when using Oracle WebLogic | René van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Director and Fusion Middleware specialist René van Wijk explores ways to simplify the life-cycle management of a Java EE environment through the use of scripts developed with WebLogic Scripting Tool and Linux Bash.
  10. Top 5 ArchBeat Community Videos - Last 30 days (Jan 11, 2014 – Feb 9, 2014)
    The latest list of Top 5 videos from the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel is dominated by how-to videos from the Oracle Technology Network Virtual Developer Day event "Oracle ADF Development: Web, Mobile and Beyond."

Thought for the Day

"My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never."

Jack Benny, comedian, actor
(February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974)


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."

(January 2, 1920 - April 6, 1992)


Monday Oct 14, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for October 6-12, 2013

Among the now 4,369 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page the following items were the most popular for the week of October 6-12, 2013.

  1. Setup a 12c Fusion Middleware Infrastructure | Rene van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk shows you how to create automation scripts in order to set-up middleware environments.
  2. Multiple SOA Developers Using a Single Install | Antony Reynolds
    "This is not a supported configuration but it is attractive for a development environment," says Antony Reynolds. He describes how to make it happen in this post.
  3. Musings on Fusion Middleware at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 | Howard Beader
    Oracle Fusion Middleware VP Howard Beader recaps product announcements at OOW13.
  4. Tech Article: Multi-Factor Authentication in Oracle WebLogic | Shailesh K. Mishra
    This concise yet detailed technical article from Shailesh K. Mishra includes tech tips and code snippets to help you implement multi-factor authentication to protect web applications deployed on Oracle WebLogic.
  5. Oracle Service Bus (OSB) and OEPE Versions on 64-bit Systems | Dr. Frank Munz
    Juicy and helpful tech tips in this post from the author of the "Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes."
  6. Video Interview: Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema on SOA, Middleware, DevOps
    Oracle ACE Director and AMIS Services CTO Lucas Jellema talks about SOA, DevOps, and Agile, and describes his work in a project for the Dutch Ministry of Justice that involves a massive transformation from a mid-90s-style architecture to a modern service-oriented architecture based on Oracle Fusion Middleware.
  7. Java 8 – Collection enhancements leveraging Lambda Expressions – or: How Java emulates SQL | Lucas Jellema
    The Java 8 release extends Collection APIs with the notion of Streams to make great use of Lambda expressions. Lucas Jellema's article shows some examples of what this means, "leading up to the revelation that under certain circumstances Java is very similar to SQL."
  8. Video Tutorial: How To Deploy Customizations To Standalone Weblogic Server
    Another free video from the Oracle Learning Library! Invest 8 minutes to learn how to deploy Fusion Application customizations to a standalone Weblogic Server using JDeveloper and ADF.
  9. Extending WebCenter Portal Made Easy | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares the good news that the WebCenter Portal release makes extending WebCenter Portal process simpler and more stable thanks to a special JDeveloper application template that is designed to extend WebCenter Portal with custom ADF Task Flows and Java code.
  10. FileNotFoundException after Recent Deployment on WebLogic Server | JayJay Zheng
    Oracle ACE JayJay Zheng shares a quick WebLogic tech tip and some Stack Overflow resources that just might save you some money on aspirin.

Thought for the Day

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."

e.e. cummings, American poet
(October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962)


Friday Sep 06, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 6, 2013

  1. Podcast: Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Mobile App Development - Complete 3-part series
    The entire three-part roundtable discussion is now available, featuring JavaFX evangelist Stephen Chin, Oracle product manager and EclipseLink project lead Doug Clarke, Oracle JDeveloper and ADF product lead Frederic DesBiens, and Java EE/ GlassFish evangelist Reza Rahman in a discussion that focuses on leveraging Java development skills in mobile app development.
  2. Thanks, Listeners! OTN ArchBeat Podcast is #1!
    In August 2013 the OTN ArchBeat Podcast hit an important milestone. Click the link for details.
  3. Video Tutorial: Deploying ADF Applications to Oracle Cloud by Using OEPE - OLL Live Webcast
    This video tutorial from Oracle Learning Library shows you how to use Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) and SQL Developer to develop ADF applications using Oracle Java Cloud Service and Oracle Database Cloud Service.
  4. Oracle Service Bus installation: Overview and Key Points | Atul Kumar
    This post from Oracle ACE Atul Kumar covers high level installation steps for OSB 11g (
  5. Oracle WebCenter Tools for Loading Content and Workflow Automation | Jason Lamon
    Jason Lamon shares recaps of "Integrating Enterprise Content with WebCenter" and "Leveraging Workflows for Process Automation," two presentations he gave earlier this week as part of Fishbowl Solutions summer webinar series.
  6. YouTube Video: Simplicity and Elasticity with WebLogic 12.1.2 Dynamic Clusters | Dave Cabelus
    No piano-playing cats. No spectacular skateboard wipeouts. Just 14 minutes of how-to technical video focused on working with dynamic clusters in Oracle WebLogic 12.1.2,
  7. Webcast: SANS Institute Analyst Review: Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall
    Tripping up on database monitoring? According to industry data, most organizations do a poor job of monitoring unauthorized database change. In this webcast SANS Analyst Program, Sr. Instructor Tanya Baccam will discuss the importance of monitoring database activity for security and compliance and and talk about Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall, a solution for fixing that problem. (Registration required.)

Thought for the Day

"Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food."

Robert M. Pirsig, American writer and philosopher
(Born September 6, 1928)





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