Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for September 17, 2013

Thought for the Day

"I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph."

Ken Kesey, American author
(September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

Video: Rittman and McGinley on Oracle BI Apps

Cookbook: Installing and Configuring Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1, a new OTN article by Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman and business intelligence specialist Kevin McGinley, is a 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. In this short video interview I asked Mark and Kevin about their rationale for writing the article, and about upcoming speaking engagements.

Interested in additional interviews with members of the OTN architect community? You'll find them here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTwx5YGQHdjlvZrZ47I0IrfRj8V7Cdxhe

Also note the Kevin McGinley and his colleague Stewart Bryson produce their own YouTube video series, Real Time BI with Kevin and Stewart. It's well worth watching.

Friday Sep 06, 2013

New Oracle ACE Director: Dr. Frank Munz

If you work with Oracle WebLogic the chances are good that at some point you've encountered the work of Dr. Frank Munz. Based in Munich, Frank is a prolific writer and frequent speaker on WebLogic and middleware in general. In addition to his blog, Frank maintains a YouTube channel that features videos focused primarily on Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence. He is the author of two books, Middleware and Cloud Computing (2012, ISBN-10: 0980798000) and Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes (2013, ISBN-10: 0980798019), has presented at a number of DOAG, AUSOUG, SOUG events, and has contributed to a number of papers on computer science.

In 2011 Frank was named Oracle Magazine Technologist of the Year in the Cloud Architect category for his work in optimizing SOA, cloud, Java EE, and Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions.

On the basis of his considerable experience and community contributions Dr.Frank Munz was recently awarded Oracle ACE Director status. Check out his Oracle ACE Director profile here, which includes links to his blog and Twitter account.

In January 2013 I spoke with Frank about his books, his blog, and his community activities. You can watch that conversation in this video.

Thursday Sep 05, 2013

Thanks, Listeners! OTN ArchBeat Podcast is #1!

The OTN ArchBeat Podcast has been around since March of 2009, featuring conversations with members of the OTN architect community. Since that launch the podcast has produced 229 individual programs. While the podcast has generally fared well among the 25 Oracle podcasts, over the last year or so the audience has built to the point that in August 2013 the podcast hit a new and remarkable milestone. I'm very happy to announce that for the month of August the OTN ArchBeat Podcast was the most downloaded of all Oracle podcasts. Here are the top 10 Oracle podcasts for August, based on the aggregate number of downloads.

  1. OTN ArchBeat Podcast
  2. Oracle Database PodCasts
  3. Oracle's AppCasts
  4. Oracle Fusion Middleware Podcasts
  5. Oracle Magazine Podcast
  6. Oracle Technology Network TechCasts
  7. Oracle Author Podcasts
  8. Oracle Sun Servers and Storage Podcasts
  9. Meet The MySQL Experts

The OTN ArchBeat Podcast would not be possible without the cooperation, insight, and expertise of a small army of panelists who have participated in the conversations over the past four years. Panels for the various discussions almost always include members of the Oracle ACE program, along with subject matter experts from within Oracle, and the occasional outside expert. Compiling a complete list of all the panelists would take more time than I have, but their participation has driven the conversations, and those conversations have driven the success of the podcast. For that I am enormously grateful.

But of course all that effort and expertise would go to waste if no one was listening. So I am especially grateful for the people who download the programs. Thanks for listening. I hope you will continue to do so.

Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

ArchBeat Top 10 Tweets for August 2013.

You tweet, I tweet, we tweet.

Here are the Top 10 most popular tweets from @OTNArchBeat for August 2013, representing content from across the community.

  1. RT @bex: Oracle WebCenter 11.1.1.8 is finally released! Lots of new features...
  2. RT @oraclemagazine: Stay informed on the latest training courses, certifications, tutorials from expert instructors...
  3. RT @oracletechnet: New Features in #WebLogic 12c : Dynamic Cluster | @Atul_Kumar
  4. RT @jvzoggel: New blog post - XSLT transformation on XMLType in Oracle #XMLDB
  5. RT @java: Sometimes my job is pretty darn fun. #JavaOne Shanghai #RaspberryPi #video
  6. Podcast: Data Warehousing and ODI - Parts 1-3 w/ @ubethke @CameronLackpour @gurcan_orhan @mRainey
  7. RT @RSessions: Guiding Principle of IT Complexity Analytics: Deliver the simplest possible system that meets the business needs.
  8. RT @ORCL_Virtualize: Just announced: #Oracle VM Server for #SPARC version 3.1. Check out all the great new enhancements in this post!
  9. Free OTN Dev Day: Mobile app dev for #iOS / #Android with #ADF Mobile - Tomorrow Aug 28 - Burlington, MA
  10. RT @techsymp: 7 Pre- and Post-Conference SOACP & CCP Workshops for the 2013 Service Technology Symposium have been announced

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for September 4, 2013

  1. ADF Task Flow Template Improvements in 12c | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis discusses some of his favorite new task flow features in Oracle ADF 12c and shares a sample application.
  2. ADF Architecture Made Simple: Small, Medium, Large | Sten Vesterli
    "There are lots of ways of building ADF applications, so there is a very large number of possible architectures," says Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli . He describes three in this post.
  3. Integrating ODI with OBIEE: How to invoke ODI scenarios & Load Plans from OBIEE | Benjamin Perez-Goytia
    Benjamin Perez-Goytia's article shows you how to execute an ODI scenario from OBIEE using ODI Web Services. Benjamin says the same steps can be followed to execute ODI load plans.
  4. Case Management In Practice: “HelloWorld” | Mark Foster
    Fusion Middleware solution architect Mark Foster continues his BPM Suite Case Management series with a step by step look at building a simple case management project.
  5. Using Non-Oracle, and Cloud-Hosted Databases with OBIEE 11g | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman looks at alternatives to licensing Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, and whether running these alternatives in the cloud is a practical option.
  6. How to find Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) IP Address on Exalytics | Sunil S. Ranka
    Oracle ACE Sunil Ranka shares a tech tip that just might come in handy for those upgrading an Exalytics box from PS1 to PS3 for OBIEE 11.1.1.7 patch-set.
  7. Book Review: "Oracle WebLogic Server 12c - Advanced Administration Cookbook" by Dalton Iwazaki
    Check out Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele's review of "Oracle WebLogic Server 12c - Advanced Administration Cookbook," a new book from Dalton Iwazaki.
  8. How to Understand and Diagnose ODI Connectivity Issues | Christophe Dupupet
    "Understanding connectivity issues in an ODI environment requires a good grasp of the ODI architecture, as well a good understanding of where to look for information when such problems arise," says Fusion Middlware solution architect Christophe Dupupet. His post is a great place to start.

Thought for the Day

"Nobody can stop you but you. And shame on you if you're the one who stops yourself."

Damon Wayans, actor/comedian
(Born September 4, 1960)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Sep 02, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for August 25-31, 2013

4,069 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Here's the Top 10 list of the most popular community content shared on that page for the week of August 25-31, 2013.

  1. Oracle Weblogic : Tuning JDBC Data Source parameters | Harinderjit Singh
    Harinderjit Singh gives a brief overview of how JDBC connections are made, then drills down into some of the "parameters and factors which affect JDBC performance in Weblogic Server."
  2. Considerations for optimum use of the Oracle Fusion Middleware File and FTP Adapters when acquiring files | Andy Knight
    "Careful consideration needs to be given to the manner in which files are created and written for (read) processing by the File and FTP Adapters," says Andy Knight. He explains why and how in this post. Considerations for optimum use of the Oracle Fusion Middleware File and FTP Adapters when acquiring
  3. YouTube Video: Design - Task Flows, Overview and Task Flow Oriented Architecture | Frank Nimphius
    In this ADF Architecture TV video Frank Nimphius helps you understand task flow oriented architecture and design concepts so you can master the art of the task flow.
  4. Coherence 12.1.2 Overview | Brad Posner
    Want a video overview of what's new in Oracle Coherence 12.1.2? You're in luck! Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Brad Posner's post includes several videos from the Oracle Coherence YouTube channel.
  5. WebLogic Server 12.1.2 and Coherence 12.1.2: New Technical Whitepapers | Brad Posner
    Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Brad Posner shares links to not one, not two, but five new technical white papers covering WebLogic Server 12.1.2 and Coherence 12.1.2. You will need your Oracle.com login to access these documents.
  6. Case Management In-Depth: Cases and Case Activities Part 2 – Case Rules | Mark Foster
    Fusion Middleware solution architect Mark Foster continues his Case Management series with a look at case rules, which Mark describes as "the glue that connects case artefacts together at the level of the case."
  7. Smart View hangs on Studio Drill through issue | Glenn Schwartzberg
    Business Intelligence expert and Oracle ACE Director Glenn Schwartzberg shares insight gained in discovering that the solution to a problem was something that made no sense.
  8. Oracle Service Bus JMS Deployments Utility | Mike Muller
    Click the link and you're only three short paragraphs from a better understanding of the Oracle Service Bus OSBUtils utility.
  9. Visualizing the Coherence Datagram Test | Andy Nguyen
    Where does he find the time? Here's another post from solution architect Andy Nguyen, this time covering the Coherence Datagram Test, a tool that "sends and receives UDP packets between two ore more machines to evaluate the health and performance of the network between those machines."
  10. YouTube Video: Design - ADF Reusable Artifacts | Chris Muir
    In this ADF Architecture TV video Chris Muir discusses "the primary moving pieces that you need to consider when defining the design of your application."

Thought for the Day

"The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way."

Keanu Reeves, actor
(Born September 2, 1964)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Aug 27, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 27, 2013

  1. Coherence 12.1.2 Overview | Brad Posner
    Want a video overview of what's new in Oracle Coherence 12.1.2? You're in luck! Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Brad Posner's post includes several videos from the Oracle Coherence YouTube channel.
  2. Is Java Riskier than C/C++? | Jon Jarboe
    Jon Jarboe shares his insight in this thoughtful and thought-provoking post.
  3. Sample COBOL Program for VIEW Buffer | Jerome Cheng
    This post from Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Jerome Cheng provides sample COBOL Client and C server programs illustrating the use of the VIEW buffer type which exchanges VIEW messages with C programs in Tuxedo.
  4. YouTube Video: Design - ADF Reusable Artifacts | Chris Muir
    In this ADF Architecture TV video Chris Muir discusses "the primary moving pieces that you need to consider when defining the design of your application."
  5. WebLogic 12c Starting and Stopping | Rene van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk looks at "the various options WebLogic provides to start and stop server instances."
  6. Custom Jersey WADL generation | Edwin Biemond
    Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond describes a problem he encountered and shares the steps he followed to correct the problem.
  7. ADF BC Locking Lifetime and Application Module Pooling | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis demonstrates "why you should avoid using ADF BC lock method to reserve current row by the user," and shares a sample application.
  8. YouTube Video: Managed Coherence Servers | Pyounguk Cho
    This video clip introduces Managed Coherence Servers and demonstrates configuration steps for the 12.1.2 releases of Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence.

Thought for the Day

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."

Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States
(August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Aug 26, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for August 18-23, 2013

4,015 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, up from 3,891 last week. The list below represents the Top 10 most popular items shared on that page for the week of August 18-14, 2013.

  1. Technical White Paper: Setting Up JDeveloper For Fusion Applications Customization
    This technical white paper by Jani Rautiainen describes how to implement ADF/JDeveloper customizations in an on-premise installation of Fusion Applications.
  2. The Perfect Marriage: Oracle Business Rules & Coherence In-Memory Data Grid | Ricardo Ferreira
    Ricardo Ferreira's article explores the use of Business Rules Management Systems and describes a solution he recently designed for a scalable, high-performance way to use Oracle Business Rules.
  3. Improving ADF Page Rendering Time: Progressively Loading Taskflows | Jeevan Joseph
    This article by Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Jeevan Joseph illustrates "a generic method to improve the user experience in ADF and WebCenter applications by de-coupling the page's rendering from a task flow's load time."
  4. Developing geometry-based Web Services for WebLogic - Part 1 | Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    Oracle ACE Director Ronald van Luttikhuizen launches a three-part series based on a use case in which Web Services expose geographical data in their operations. Parts 2 and 3 are also available.
  5. WebCenter 11.1.1.8 Performance Analysis Feature | Lyudmil Pelov
    Lyudmil Pelov, a solution architect on the Fusion Middleware A-Team, describes how to enable and use the WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 feature that displays the performance of each ShowDetailFrame.
  6. Case Study: A Case of Fusion Middleware | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema shares some background information on his latest article for OTN, A Case For Fusion Middleware.
  7. OVD access_log: Who is connecting to my OVD instance? | Atul Kumar
    Another concise and useful technical how-to from Oracle ACE Atul Kumar.
  8. YouTube Video: How To Customize The Online Help Content in Fusion Apps
    Why read when you can watch? Invest a few minutes in this short video on customizing the online help content in Fusion Apps.
  9. Coherence 12: Grid Archive | Rene van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk's post offers an example of how to set-up a Coherence application and deploy it to WebLogic.
  10. YouTube Video: Using Message-Based Correlation in an Oracle BPM Process
    Watch and learn! This video from the Oracle Learning Library is Part 1 of a series that demonstrates the use of message-based correlation for messages between two BPMN process instances.

Thought for the Day

"You never monkey with the truth."

Benjamin C. Bradlee, vice president at-large of The Washington Post.
(Born August 26, 1921)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Aug 23, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 23, 2013

  1. ADF Essentials 12c ADF BC 'BO_SP' ORA-01086 Error | Andrejus Baranovskis
    This post from Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis could save you a trip to the pharmacy for more aspirin.
  2. Podcast Show Notes: Java EE 7, HTML 5, and Mobile App Development
    This 3-part program features Stephen Chin, Doug Clarke, Frederic DesBiens, and Reza Rahman in a wide ranging conversation that starts with Java EE 7 and ends with the future of mobile app development. Listen to Part 1 now.
  3. YouTube Video: Steffo Weber on Identity Management and Oracle API Gateway
    Oracle Identity Management Architect Steffo Weber talks Oracle API Gateway and about his new OTN article, Protecting IdPs from Malformed SAML Requests.
  4. Force dehydration in Oracle BPM | Jan van Zoggel
    A quick tech tip from middleware specialist Jan van Zoggel.
  5. JDeveloper installer very small on Mac OS X | Wilfred van der Deijl
    Oracle ACE Wilfred van der Deijl shares the solution to a JDeveloper installation issue he encountered.

Thought for the Day

"One of the few certainties in life is that persons of certainty should certainly be avoided."

Playwright Willy Russell
(Born August 23, 1947)

Source: goodreads.com

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