Friday Jun 13, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - June 6-12, 2014

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

  1. Logging in OIM custom code | Daniel Gralewski
    Daniel Gralewski, a principal solution architect with Oracle, shows you how to leverage the Oracle Fusion Middleware infrastructure in which OIM runs in order to create proper logging information from custom code.
  2. Video: 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 four key points to keep in your own memory.
  3. Where did my MDB concurrency go? | Eric Gross
    A-Team solution architect Eric Gross analyzes and solves a customer-reported problem with Message Driven Bean (MDB) concurrency in WebLogic Server.
  4. Video: 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 as part of the ADF and Fusion Development track at ODTUG KScope, June 22-26, 2014 in Seattle, WA.
  5. Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets - June 3-9, 2014
    Among the 2,872 people who follow @OTNArchBeat on Twitter, these 10 tweets were the most popular for the week of June 3-9, 2014. Topics covered include: #em12c #kscope14 #exalogic #javaee #weblogic
  6. Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets – Create Assets Evolution | Andrew Hopkinson
    Tech tips and code samples from A-Team architect Andrew Hopkinson.
  7. Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 4 (12cR4) Articles | Tim Hall
    Always busy Oracle ACE Director Tim Hall has written two article recent articles that offer his insight into OEM12R4.
  8. Podcast: Developing Enterprise Mobile Apps - Parts 1-4 Now Available
    The complete, four-part OTN ArchBeat podcast on developing mobile applications for the enterprise is now available. This panel discussion features Oracle development tools experts Chris Muir, Steven Davelaar, Frank Nimphius, and Oracle ACE Luc Bors. Listen!
  9. Common usecases and techniques when integrating a 3rd party application with Oracle Sales Cloud | Angelo Santagata
    Architect and middleware expert Angelo Santagata shares examples of four common use-cases he has seen that illustrate how how partners are embedding their applications into Sales Cloud.
  10. End-to-End ODI12c ETL on Oracle Big Data Appliance Pt.1 : Flume to Initial Hive Table | Mark Rittman

    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman's post focuses on a virtualized example of an Oracle Big Data Appliance using the Oracle Big Data 3.0 software set to explain how to create an example ETL flow through the system showing how ODI could be used to initiate and control the process.

    NOTE: Mark is a featured presenter in the Middleware Track during the free OTN Virtual Technology Summit, July 9. Register now!)

Friday May 02, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - April 25 - May 1, 2014

Among the 5,085 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page these ten items were the most popular over the last seven days (April 25 - May 1, 2014).

  1. Fusion Applications Lifecycle – the Big Picture
    This article by the Fusion Middleware A-Team summarizes lifecycle topics related to key phases of Oracle Fusion Applications implementation and maintenance, highlighting existing options, tools and documentation. The purpose is to provide a clear and concise overview along with pointers that guide you to detailed next steps.
  2. Analyzing How MDM and MAM Stack Up Against Your Mobile Security Requirements | Matt Flynn
    "As the mobile access landscape changes and organizations continue to lose more and more control over how and where information is used, there is also a seismic shift taking place in the underlying mobile security models, " says Matt Flynn. He explores some of those models in this post.
  3. Managed Bean changes should mark their ADF Scope dirty in a HA cluster | Wilfred van der Deijl
    Are you developing ADF applications that will run on a high-availability WebLogic cluster? If so, you'll want to read Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl's latest post.
  4. Top 20 Training on Demand Courses | Oracle University
    Here's a Top 10 list that will actually make you a lot smarter and increase your skill level with Oracle technologies. Can you say, "brain enhancement?"
  5. 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.
  6. How Fusion Applications implement Asynchronous Web Services | Jian Liang
    This post, part of a series by Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Jian Liang, focuses on the concepts and mechanisms implemented in Fusion Applications for supporting asynchronous web services.
  7. Podcast: Big Data Architecture - Part 3
    There's big, and then there's BIG! Oracle ACE Director and Hadoop expert Gwen Shapira joins Oracle Big Data Handbook authors Brian MacDonald, Bruce Nelson, and Thomas Plunkett to discuss the challenges of keeping up with coming data explosion.
  8. How to Manage Single-use Accounts and Multiple Scripts When Testing WebCenter with OATS | Mark Meyer
    This post by Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Mark Meyer continues his his look at testing WebCenter with OATS with this post on "the additional complexity of multiple scripts that each do a part of the overall test case, with each script using the results of the previous step."
  9. MDS Seeded Customization Approach with Empty External Project | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis explains how to "create and keep all MDS Seeded customisation files in empty external application" in a few easy steps.
  10. Integrating ADFS 2.0 with OIF: Pre-Requisites | Damien Carru
    In this article, the first in a 3-part series, Damien Carru describes how to integrate OIF ( or later) with ADFS 2.0 for Federation SSO using the SAML 2.0 protocol.

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 explains why developers should pay more attention.
  4. Ready-To-Use SOA/BPM Virtual Machine and Case Management Sample | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis describes the new Virtual Box VM for the latest SOA/BPM 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)


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!
    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


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 |
    Want to win a free trip to JavaOne 2014 in San Francisco? Enter the 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)


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)


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.




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