Friday Apr 25, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - April 18-24, 2014

5,058 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Among those fans the following items were the most popular for the last seven days, April 18-24, 2014.

  1. BPM Workspace for iOS on iTunes | Mark Nelson
    Ahead of the official announcement, RedStack blogger and FMW A-Team member Mark Nelson shares a link to the new Oracle BPM Workspace mobile app for iOS.
  2. Podcast: SOA and Cloud - Where's This Relationship Going? - Part 2
    Industrial SOA article series authors Hajo Normann, Guido Schmutz, and Jurgen Kress continue the discussion of the relationship between SOA and Cloud with a look at how SOA principles can keep cloud computing on track.
  3. Software architecture: Five things every developer should know | Simon Brown
    "Software architecture plays a pivotal role in the delivery of successful software, yet it's frustratingly neglected by many teams," says Simon Brown. His article in ServerSide.com explains why developers should pay more attention.
  4. Ready-To-Use SOA/BPM 11.1.1.7.1 Virtual Machine and Case Management Sample | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis describes the new Virtual Box VM for the latest SOA/BPM 11.1.1.7.1 as his favorite -- but that doesn't mean he loves everything about it. Want to know more? Read his post.
  5. How Oracle Identity Manager Uses MDS | Simon Kissane
    Do you really understand how Oracle Identity Manager (OIM), uses the Oracle Metadata Services (MDS) XML configuration store? You will after you read solution architect Simon Kissane's detailed explanation.
  6. Using Oracle WebLogic 12c with NetBeans IDE | Markus Eisele
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele walks you through installing and configuring all the necessary components, and helps you get started on a simple Hello World project.
  7. ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - April 11-17, 2014
    What were the Top 10 most popular blog posts, technical articles, and other items shared over the last 7 days with the 5,000 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page? Great question! Click the link for the answer.
  8. New Coherence GoldenGate HotCache Tutorial | Bassam Hijazi
    Looking for an introduction to Oracle GoldenGate HotCache and how to use it to keep Coherence caches in sync with back-end data sources? Look no further...
  9. Application Composer Series: Custom Object Web Services | Richard Bingham
    Richard Bingham's post is the first in a series focused on getting the most from the Application Composer tool available in Fusion CRM Applications, including Sales Cloud.
  10. Flexible Manipulation of Session Timeout for Oracle Identity Manager Web Applications | Firdaus Fraz
    Oracle Fusion Middleware Identity Management solution architect Firdaus Fraz's concise article focuses on soft session timeout configuration for Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2PS1.

Thought for the Day

"Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar."

Edward R. Murrow, journalist
(April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Apr 18, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - April 11-17, 2014

Among the blog posts, articles, events, and other items shared with the more the 5,000 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days, the following items were the most popular:

  1. OIM Clustering: Keeping separate environments separate | Simon Kissane
    For testing and development purposes, it is common to have multiple distinct OIM environments co-existing on the same subnet. In that scenario, it is essential that the distinct environments utilize separate multicast addresses, so that they do not talk to each other. How-to from solution architect Simon Kissane.

  2. SOA and Cloud
    The final article in the Industrial SOA article series takes a look at the relationship between SOA and Cloud Computing, and offers insight into how SOA principles can help to insure the long-term success and business value of the migration to the Cloud.

  3. ODI Agents: Standalone, JEE and Colocated | Christophe Dupupet
    Oracle Data Integrator version 12 offers three flavors of agents: JEE, Colocated and Standalone. Christophe Dupupet's post compares and contrasts the benefits of each in order to help developers and architects select the best options for implementation.

  4. Python in NetBeans IDE 8.0 | Geertjan Wielenga
    How's this for concise? Geertjan's post uses just 9 screenshots and a scant 123 words to explain how to use Python in NetBeans IDE.

  5. Oracle Identity Manager: Implementing Additional Request Information | Nitin Patel
    Nitin Patel's article offers detailed step-by-step technical instructions for implementing the Additional Request Information feature in Oracle Identity Manager.

  6. Groovy in ADF | Arda Eralp
    The latest release of JDeveloper provides integrated support for Groovy. Read this post by Arda Eralp for some nuts-and-bolts details on using Groovy syntax in Oracle ADF.

  7. Webcast: Managing Complexity in the Internet of Things
    In this free webcast representatives from companies including Cisco, Hitacthi, Verizon Telematics, and V2Com will discuss how their organizations are tapping into the Internet of Things. Thursday April 24, 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET.

  8. Video: ADF - Designing for Internationalization - Resource Bundles | Frederic Desbiens
    In this episode of Oracle ADF TV Frederic Desbiens discusses options for implementing ADF resource bundles in order to manage translated text strings in a structured manner.

  9. Understanding Where to Install the ODI Standalone Agent | Christophe Dupupet
    With no middle tier required in the ODI architecture, the most common question from people who are new to ODI is where to install the standalone agent: source, target or middle tier systems? Read this post by Fusion Middleware architect Christophe Dupupet for a look at possible architectures and recommendations for best choices.

  10. Humantask Assignment: Names and Expressions Assignment via Rules | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind continues his series with a post that offers an example of task assignment by Names And Expressions using Oracle Business Rules.

Tuesday Apr 08, 2014

Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets - April 1-7, 2014

The Top 10 tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days, April 1-7, 2014.

  1. RT @glassfish: Free Java Virtual Developer Day
    Apr 04, 2014 at 02:48 PM
  2. Podcast: #BigData Architecture - Part 3 w/ @gwenshap and "Oracle Big Data Handbook" authors. #hadoop
    Apr 03, 2014 at 07:53 AM
  3. RT @fteter: UX - There’s No Time To Kill keeping up is tough. #Oracle #UX #IoConsulting
    Apr 03, 2014 at 07:53 AM
  4. Video: Collaborate 2014 Previews: @gwenshap @lemmes @ronbatra @chrisostrowski #bigdata #cloud #soa
    Apr 03, 2014 at 09:00 AM
  5. RT @cpurdy: Looking forward to some good April Fools jokes, like Facebook buying Occulus or Google putting Android into glasses and watches.
    Apr 01, 2014 at 01:08 PM
  6. The OTNArchBeat Daily is out! Stories via @markrittman @arungupta @brunoborges
    Apr 06, 2014 at 01:49 PM
  7. A Tour of Oracle Privileged Account Manager | @ganeshk_8 #OIM
    Apr 07, 2014 at 07:27 AM
  8. The OTNArchBeat Daily is out! http://t.co/tnDFKY3nyn
    Apr 05, 2014 at 01:49 PM
  9. The OTNArchBeat Daily is out! Stories via @wlscommunity @netbeans @JavaOneConf
    Apr 03, 2014 at 01:49 PM
  10. Fusion Applications Lifecycle – the Big Picture
    Apr 01, 2014 at 09:33 AM

Thought for the Day

"To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so."

Robert Orben, comedy writer

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Mar 07, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - February 28 - March 6, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days (February 28 - March 6, 2014).

  1. SOA's People Problem
    Sometimes the biggest obstacle to successful SOA has little to do with technology. Community leaders share insight in this article from the latest issue of Oracle Magazine.
  2. IoT Developer Challenge | Java.net
    Want to win a free trip to JavaOne 2014 in San Francisco? Enter the Java.net Internet of Things Developer Challenge. Click the link for the details.
  3. Dynamic endpoint binding in Oracle SOA Suite | Alexander Daeubler
    "Sometimes a BPEL process instance has to determine at run-time which implementation of a web service interface is to be called," explains Alexander Daeubler. His post shows you how to achieve that using dynamic endpoint binding.
  4. Programmatic Identity Assertion with Oracle Platform Security Services | Shailesh K. Mishra
    This short article from a member of the Oracle Identity Manager team shows how programmatic identity assertion can be performed using OPSS APIs in cases where code must run under the security context of a runtime identity.
  5. IT-Security (Part 2): WebLogic Server and Oracle Platform Security Services | Mohammad Esad-Djou
    In part two of his series Mohammad Esad-Djo examines different perspectives on the Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS).
  6. Video: Face to Faces with Oracle ACEs
    This week business intelligence expert Stewart Bryson made the transition from Oracle ACE to Oracle ACE Director. Get to know Stewart and several other ACEs in this collection of interviews from the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel.
  7. Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2 Reconciliation Events Processing | Firdaus Fraz
    This article discusses available options and the associated limitations for reconciliation and the sequencing of reconciliation events in Oracle Identity Manager
  8. Two Really Cool Approaches to Payment | David Dorf
    Tired of carrying a wallet? David Dorf shares his perspective on two payment solutions and where mobile phone payment systems might be headed.
  9. Diagnosing Intermittent Authentication Failures and User Lock Outs in Oracle WebLogic | Shailesh K. Mishra
    Shailesh K. Mishrah makes his second appearance on this Top 10 list with this article on using available debug flags and log files to diagnose login failures in Oracle WebLogic.
  10. Strategies for managing OAAM to OAM connections in production | Rob Otto
    Solution architect Rob Otto's post examines a number of strategies for configuring the connectivity between Oracle Access Manager and Oracle Adaptive Access Manager in order to provide scalability and high availability for production deployments.

Thought for the Day

"Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience."

Michael Eisner, American businessman
(Born March 7, 1942)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Mar 06, 2014

Security and Identity Management: New Tech Articles

Just this morning I received yet another message in my personal inbox with the subject line "Important Security Information." Security is a perennial hot topic in IT circles, but it seems black-hat hackers are keeping themselves especially busy these days. If you're security-minded, these recent additions to OTN's collection of technical articles just might come in handy.

For the latest articles, blogs, and other community resources focused on security, visit OTN's Topic: Security.

Monday Feb 03, 2014

Latest OTN Architect Community Technical Articles

There are easier ways to extract insight and expertise from the brains of experts in Oracle technologies. For instance, when asked, many will happily convert that expertise into OTN technical articles. Here's list of OTN articles for architects published in the last 30 days.

Want more? You'll find an extensive list of articles here.

Want to publish your technical article on OTN? Contact me at bob DOT rhubart AT oracle DOT com. 

Friday Jan 31, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - January 124-30, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days.

  1. WildFly 8 vs. GlassFish 4: Which Application Server to Choose | Markus Eisele
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele shares his insight and expertise in this comparison of two popular OSS application servers.
  2. The Question Lingers: Who Gets to Be an Architect?
    Does someone become an IT architect simply by the assignment of a title? Who decides? Who defines that role? Listen to this podcast from the OTN ArchBeat archive as four working IT architects debate those questions and more.
  3. Multi-Data Center Implemenation in Oracle Access Manager | Vinay Kalra
    Multi-Data Center (MDC) topology is now supported in Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11g. Vinay Kalra's blog post discusses some of the features of MDC and provides detailed steps on cloning a secondary data center.
  4. WLST script for listing WebLogic Server memory usage | Peter Lorenzen
    Peter Lorenzen shares "a short script for listing Java heap usage for all WebLogic Servers in a domain."
  5. How-to: Create a Simple Hadoop Cluster with VirtualBox | Christian Javet
    Christian Javet's step-by-step tutorial shows you how to created a 4-node cluster using VirtualBox and Cloudera.
  6. Automated Regression Testing for OBIEE | Robin Moffatt
    In the second installment of his series Robin Moffatt explores automation approaches that "focus on regression testing the impact that changes to the RPD have on the data."
  7. Oracle Identity Management monitoring check-list | Daniel Gralewski
    Oracle A-Team solution architect Daniel Gralewski looks at various aspects of Oracle Identity Management and WebLogic monitoring.
  8. The Architect as Salesperson
    Like it or not, effective software architects share characteristics one finds in successful salespeople. Does that comparison make you feel just a bit uncomfortable?
  9. A short guide to networking in Virtual Box with Oracle Linux inside | Job Oprel
    Job Oprel shares an illustrated tutorial based on challenges and annoyances he encountered while setting up an environment with several Virtual Boxes on his laptop.
  10. AMStatistics - Adding Custom Statistics to ADF BC | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Check out this post by Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis for his description of a use case for the tracking activation timestamp for the ADF BC Application Module.

Thought for the Day

"In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent."

Norman Mailer, writer
(January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007)

Source: brainyquote.com

Wednesday Oct 30, 2013

New Technical Articles on SOA, Mobile, IDM, WebLogic, Coherence

For your reading pleasure...

In October the following items of techie goodness from members of the architect community were added to the ever-growing library of OTN technical articles.

SOA in Real Life: Mobile Solutions
by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann, Danilo Schmeidel, Guido Schmutz, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
Consumers are no longer content to be chained to a desktop or laptop computer. This article, teh ninth chapter in the Industrial SOA series, describes ways companies can take SOA to go. [More SOA Articles]

SOA and User Interfaces
by Juergen Kress, Hajo Normann, Danilo Schmiedel, Guido Schmutz, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg, and Bernd Trops The eighth chapter in the Industrial SOA series addresses the challenges of developing user interfaces in a service oriented architecture, and describes a practical application of Thomas Erl's UI Mediator pattern.[More SOA Articles]

Enterprise Grade Deployment Considerations for Oracle Identity Manager AD Connector
by 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. [More Identity Management Articles]

Coherence*Web: Sharing an httpSession Among Applications in Different Oracle WebLogic Clusters
 by Jordi Villena
SOA solution architect Jordi Villena shows how easy it is to extend Coherence*Web to enable session sharing. [More SOA Articles]

Multi-Factor Authentication in Oracle WebLogic
by Shailesh K. Mishra
Using multi-factor authentication to protect web applications deployed on Oracle WebLogic.[More Identity Management Articles]

You'll find many more articles on many more topics here.

Monday Oct 28, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for October 20-26, 2013

What are the 4,460 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page talking about? The list below represents the Top 10 most popular articles, blog posts, and other content from across the community.

  1. 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.
  2. A Roadmap for SOA Development and Delivery | Mark Nelson
    Do you know the way to S-O-A? Mark Nelson does. His latest blog post, part of an ongoing series, will help to keep you from getting lost along the way.
  3. The road ahead for WebLogic 12c | Edwin Biemond
    Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond shares his thoughts on announced new features in Oracle WebLogic 12.1.3 & 12.1.4 and compares those upcoming releases to Oracle WebLogic 12.1.2.
  4. Oracle GoldenGate 12c - New Release, New Features | Michael Rainey
    Rittman Mead's Michael Rainey takes you on guided tour through the GoldenGate 12c features that "are relevant to data warehouse and data migration work we typically see in the business intelligence world."
  5. Reproducing WebLogic Stuck Threads with ADF CreateInsert Operation and ORDER BY Clause | Andrejus Baranovsikis
    Another post from Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovsikis on dealing with WebLogic Stuck Threads. This one includes a test case application you can download.
  6. The Impact of SaaS - The Times They Are A-Changin' | Floyd Teter
    Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter shares some truly interesting insight gained in conversations with three Fortune 500 CIOs.
  7. Configure Oracle Identity Manager AD/LDAP Authentication | Arda Eralp
    A step-by-step how-to from a member of the Fusion Middleware Applications Consultancy team.
  8. Java-Powered Robot Named NAO Wows Crowds | Tori Wieldt
    Tori Wieldt interviews a robot and human.
  9. Updated ODI Statement of Direction | Robert Schweighardt
    Heads up Oracle Data Integrator fans! A new product statement of direction document is available, offering "an overview of the strategic product plans for Oracle’s data integration products for bulk data movement and transformation, specifically Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB)."
  10. Oracle BI Apps 11.1.1.7.1 – GoldenGate Integration - Part 2: Setup and Configuration | Michael Rainey
    Michael Rainey continues his series with another technical article for you GoldenGate fans.

Thought for the Day

"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next."

Jonas Salk, American medical researcher and virologist
(October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Sep 16, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for September 8-14, 2013

4,175 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for updates on the latest content produced by community members. The list below represents the top 10 most popular items shared on that page for the week of Septebmer 8-14, 2013.

  1. Contract Based Provisioning Powered By OIM 11g R2 | Alex Lopez
    This article by solution architect Alex Lopez article describes a potential strategy to implement Contract Based Provisioning (CBP) using OIM 11g R2 capabilities.
  2. Archive of Oracle #BPM Suite case management articles from the Fusion Middleware A-Team
    Interested in Case Management in Oracle BPM Suite? You'll find a collection of excellent technical articles in this list from the Fusion Middleware A-Team.
  3. Architecture, Architects and Java at #JavaOne | Yolande Poirier
    The JavaOne schedule includes nearly 220 sessions for architects. Big thanks to Yolande Poirier for putting together this sample list of some of those sessions.
  4. New Feature in OEM Cloud Control 12cR3 - Exalytics Server Management | Mark Rittman
    The BI Management Pack in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12cR3 includes support for adding and monitoring Exalytics systems. This post from Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman explains how this feature works and what’s involved in setting it up.
  5. Java SE 7 Update 40 Released | Tori Wieldt
    Tori Wieldt's blog post include links for release notes, downloads, and two videos covering new features.
  6. Oracle SOA Suite #oow13 Customer Panel: Unifying Cloud Applications with On-Premises Applications
    Going to Oracle OpenWorld? Here's a session to add to your schedule! Panelists include Andrew Randall (Senior Manager of Information Technology, JDSU), Asheesh Srivastava (Manager of IT Delivery, Xerox), and Bharat Raval (Manager, IEEE). Tuesday, 24 Sept at noon. Click the link for more information.
  7. WebCenter: af:commandLink or af:goLink for Navigation | Martin Deh
    Solution architect Martin's Deh's post emphasized the use of af:goLinks instead of af:commandLinks for ALL WebCenter based navigation, where the navigation is based on the WebCenter navigation model.
  8. OIM Reset Password Customization Example | Daniel Gralewski
    Part of the ongoing OIM Academy series, this post shows options for customizing password reset functionality based on end user data.
  9. Kscope13 Top Speaker Award | Tim Tow
    Congratulations to Oracle ACE Director and business intelligence specialist Tim Tow on being named one of the Top 5 Speakers at Kscope13 for his presentation, " Introducing the Outline Extractor NG (Next Generation)."
  10. Model-driven Development in the Context of Technical SOA
    Michael Rauch and Christoph Gutmann explain how Eclipse Modeling technology is successfully applied to establish forward engineering in the domain of technical SOA in this presentation from the Code Generation conference.

Thought for the Day

"As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."

Amy Poehler, American actress and comedian
(Born September 16, 1971)

Source: brainyquote.com

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