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)

Source: brainyquote.com

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

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 11.1.1.8 Made Easy | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares the good news that the WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 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)

Source: brainyquote.com

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 11.1.1.7 installation: Overview and Key Points | Atul Kumar
    This post from Oracle ACE Atul Kumar covers high level installation steps for OSB 11g (11.1.1.7).
  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)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Aug 12, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for August 4-10, 2013

3,768 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Each day that page features links to blog posts, articles, and other resources created mostly by members of the OTN software architect community. Here are the Top 10 most popular items for the week of August 4-10, 2013.

  1. 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.
  2. SOA Governance Training - August 26th–30th 2013 - EMEA (Lisbon)
    Spend some of your summer sharpening your SOA skills.
  3. Embracing Situational IT | Rick Beers
    Rick Beers, Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware, pulls no punches in his assessment of the IT profession. "We continually believe that we know everything and that we are right all the time, " says Beers. "Not only collectively but also individually. Consensus often seems to be a case of having an opinion and then convincing everyone else that it is right." Is he right?
  4. Free Interactive eCourse: WebLogic Server 12c New Features
    Fix your gaze on this interactive, self-paced eCourse for a detailed overview of the latest features and enhancements in WebLogic Server 12.1.2.
  5. New Fusion Applications Tutorials (and they're free)
    Working with Oracle Fusion Applications? Oracle Learning Library recently added several new tutorials in various formats -- and they're all FREE! So put your money away and start learning.
  6. What happened with the Web Service Test Client in WebLogic 12.1.2? | Dr. Frank Munz
    Author and WebLogic expert Dr. Frank Munz solves a mystery.
  7. Oracle's Internet of Things platform | Shivanshu Upadhyay
    Unless you've been hiding under a rock you've likely heard about the Internet of Things. This post by Shivanshu Upadhyay includes links to a couple of upcoming Oracle Webcasts on the Internet of Things, and also includes lists of relevant sessions coming up at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne in San Francisco.
  8. A Case for Oracle Fusion Middleware | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema created a composite of several real-world companies to produce this in-depth look at the interaction of people, processes, and technologies in the transition to a 21st century service-oriented architecture.
  9. Changed or New Features in WebLogic 12.1.2 | Atul Kumar
    Oracle ACE Atul Kumar's concise post offers a quick look at what's new in Oracle WebLogic 12c R2 (12.1.2).
  10. Running web application on AWS | Tom Laszewski
    Tom Laszewski puts the spotlight on a list of resources for Oracle-fosused developers and engineers running web apps in the cloud.

Thought for the Day

"Nobody knows anything."

Novelist, playwright, and screenwriter William Goldman
(Born August 12, 1931)

Source: brainyquote.com

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