Friday Feb 13, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Feb 6-12, 2015

Among the 6,452 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, the 10 items below where the most popular for the last seven days, February 6-12, 2015.

  1. Using SQL XMLTable, XMLType, and XPath to Extract HTML CLOB Data | Jesse Stephens
    A detailed technical how-to from Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Jesse Stephens.
  2. Oracle PaaS and UX: Keepin' it <af:simple/> with Oracle Alta UI and eProseed | Ultan O'Broin
    "The cloud has changed everything, and user experience is no exception," writes Ultan O'Broin in this great recap of the Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience PaaS event held in conjunction with eProseed in the Netherlands. "Make no mistake; it's 'Game Over' for traditional ways of selling software and for people accepting less than compelling user experiences in work. User experience is a competitive must-have, and a capability to deliver a rockin’ UX using PaaS is the partner differentiator."
  3. Nexus and Atifactory support for proxying Oracle Maven Repository | Mark Nelson
    Mark Nelson shares the good news for those using their own Maven Repository Manager, as the two major players add support to their products to allow proxying of the Oracle Maven Repository.
  4. Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Jan 30 -Feb 5, 2015
    Last week's list of the Top 10 items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page includes content covering EJB, Maven, Oracle MAF, REST, WebLogic, and more.
  5. Submit Your OTN VTS Fusion Middleware Session/Track Ideas | Oracle Community
    Use your words! Submit a proposal for a session in an upcoming Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit, or respond to a poll to help drive the selection of topics to be covered.
  6. Invite Enterprise Architecture to the Digital Party | WIRED
    "All too often [enterprise architects] get buried in the IT department," says Jason Bloomberg in this Wired article. "Their focus ends up on technology concerns, which are important to be sure, but the connection to the business is tenuous at best."
  7. Oracle Mobile Development Certification Exam - Beta Testing | Shay Shmeltzer
    As reported by Shay Shmeltzer, the Oracle Mobile Development 2015 Essentials Exam (1Z1-441) is now available in beta testing. According to Shay, this certification covers topics such as: Mobile Application Framework, Mobile Application Framework Data Layer, User Interface Development, Device Services Integration, and App Security. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended. Click the link for more information.
  8. Oracle Maven Repository: Viewing Contents in Eclipse | Steven Button
    "With the Oracle Maven Repository now accessible one way to have explore its contents is to use the Maven Repositories viewer feature available in most development tools," says Steve Button. His post focuses on accessing the Repository with Eclipse.
  9. Middleware Snippets: Cassandra and WebLogic | Rene van Wijk
    Picking up where he left off in his previous post, Oracle ACE Director Rene van Wijk shows you how to use Grinder and Java Mission Control to monitor the JVM in which Cassandra is running.
  10. Training, Certification, and Career Goals: How did you get where you are?
    What training or certification had the greatest impact on your career as a senior developer or software architect? Click the link to share your story. Your response could help others achieve their career goals.

Tuesday Feb 10, 2015

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - February 3-9, 2015

Among the 3,522 people following @OTNArchBeat the Tweets below were the Top 10 most popular for the last seven days, February 3-9, 2015.

  1. Video: #Hyperion Metadata Integration, by @rodrigoradtke and @rzgiampaoli #2MTT @oracleace
    Feb 3, 2015 at 09:42 AM
  2. Real-Time Data Replication to Hadoop using OGG12c Adaptors, by @mrainey - OTN Tech Summit Feb 11
    Feb 3, 2015 at 04:01 PM
  3. Podcast: #EPM Upgrades Roundtable w/ @erichelmer @johnabooth @EPMTechTips
    Feb 5, 2015 at 02:30 PM
  4. #EM12c: How to Retrieve Passwords from the Named Credentials, by @gokhanatil
    Feb 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM
  5. Introduction to Oracle Enterprise Metadata Manager, by @stewartbryson. OTN Tech Summit Feb 11.
    Feb 9, 2015 at 02:30 PM
  6. Video: #Hyperion Metadata Integration, by @rodrigoradtke and @rzgiampaoli #2MTT @oracleace
    Feb 5, 2015 at 09:42 PM
  7. Video: Using the Direct Db Request Feature in #OBIEE , by @kevin_mcginley #2MTT @oradcleace
    Feb 3, 2015 at 06:07 PM
  8. Bringing Oracle Big Data SQL to ODI12c Mappings, by @markrittman. OTN Virtual Tech Summit Feb 11.
    Feb 6, 2015 at 03:00 PM
  9. Dynamic Integrations for Multiple #Hyperion Planning Apps, by @RZGiampaoli @RodrigoRadtke #ODI
    Feb 6, 2015 at 03:37 PM
  10. RT @glassfish: Batch API Hands-on Lab via @delabassee #JavaEE7 #JSR352
    Feb 3, 2015 at 10:13 AM

Friday Feb 06, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Jan 30 -Feb 5, 2015

The data determines that these are the Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the last seven days, January 30 - February 5, 2015.

  1. Best Jobs in America: Software Architect is #1
    "Software Architect" once again tops the CNN/Money list of  "top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work," beating out "Video Game Designer."
  2. Getting Started with iOS Development using Eclipse and Java | Shay Shmeltzer
    Shay Schmeltzer's step-by-step video demo shows you how to use Eclipse to build an on-device mobile application that runs on iOS devices.
  3. Using the WebLogic Embedded EJB Container | Steve Button
    The WebLogic Server 12.1.3 EJB Developers Guide was recently updated to note that the embedded EJB container can be used by adding a reference to weblogic.jar to the CLASSPATH when the EJB client is being executed. Steve Button's short how-to will help you get started.
  4. WebLogic Maven Plugin - Simplest Example | Steve Button
    Steve Button's post is a response to several recent questions about how to configure the WebLogic Maven Plug-in.
  5. Oracle Mobile Suite - Web Service Performance Optimisation with Result Caching | Andrejus Baranovskis
    According to Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovkis, one of the primary advantages of Oracle Mobile Suite is Service Bus and SOAP/REST web service transformation. "You will get very nice performance improvement," He shows you how it all works in this technical post.
  6. Trends in Cloud Computing: The Rise of SaaS and PaaS | Debra Lilley
    "I predict that, in 2015 and beyond, PaaS for SaaS will emerge as the de-facto way to extend Oracle Applications in a safe, manageable, and cost-effective way," says Oracle ACE Director Debra Lilley in this article from Profit Magazine
  7. Announcing Oracle Mobile Application Framework 2.1 - Now Available | Shay Shmeltzer
    This new version focuses on upgrading the framework's infrastructure and includes support for Java 8, Cordova 3, Xcode 6, and Android 5. Click the link for more information.
  8. MAF 2.1 - Debugger Improvements and Mobile REST Client | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares solutions to some problems he recently encountered while implementing and mapping a programmatic MAF client for a REST service.
  9. EM12c: How to Retrieve Passwords from the Named Credentials | Gokhan Atil
    Oracle ACE Gokhan Atil's detailed post shows you how to keep digging to retrieve encrypted information saved in named credentials.
  10. Video: WLST Script Profiles | Peter Bowers
    In this new how-to technical video from the Oracle WebLogic YouTube Channel, Peter Bowers, a key developer on the WebLogic team, talks about the WLST script profile feature, and offers some cool sample code and a demo.

Thursday Feb 05, 2015

Podcast Show Notes: EPM Upgrades: A Roundtable Discussion

If you want to know about upgrading Oracle EPM systems, do you ask a plumber? A surgeon? Lady Gaga's hairdresser? No! You ask an Oracle EPM expert.  The latest OTN ArchBeat podcast series features three of them, in a frank and wide-ranging conversation about the what, why, and how of upgrading EPM systems.

The topic was suggested by Oracle ACE Director Eric Helmer, an EPM expert and Vice President of Global IT Services at ADI Strategies in Dallas, Texas. For the panelists for this program Eric selected Oracle ACE John Booth (Director of EPM Infrastructure and Integration at the Huron Consulting Group, in Chicago, IL), and Rob Donahue (Director of EPM Infrastructure at Rolta, in Columbus, OH).

The program was recorded on January 14, 2015.

The Panelists

(Listed alphabetically)
  • John Booth, Director of EPM Infrastructure and Integration, Huron Consulting Group
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  • Rob Donahue, Director of EPM Infrastructure, Rolta
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  • Oracle ACE Director Eric Helmer, Vice President of Global IT Services, ADI Strategies
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The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: Experts Eric Helmer, John Booth, and Rob Donahue provide a little background on Oracle EPM, and then share some of the reasons their clients give for embarking on an EPM upgrade
  • Listen to Part 2: Helmer, Booth, and Donahue discuss what's new and upcoming in the EPM space, and look at developing trends.
  • Listen to Part 3: The panel concludes their discussion of what’s new in the EPM space, and then closes out the series with a look at the anatomy of an EPM upgrade project.

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Wednesday Feb 04, 2015

Video: Honing Your Cloud Computing Strategy | Ron Batra

Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra is Senior Director of Cloud Architecture and Software Development at Equinix, not to mention a frequent guest on the OTN ArchBeat Podcast. But this is his first go at doing a 2 Minute Tech Tip.

Ron devotes his 120 seconds to a few tips for honing your Cloud Computing strategy.


Ron's tip is based on the following articles:

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