Monday Mar 02, 2015

Top 10 2 Min Tech Tips - February 2015

A feast for your eyes! Here are the Top 10 most-viewed 2 Minute Tech Tip videos for February 2015.

Congrats to the top tipsters!

  1. Just Say No to Spaghetti Code
    by Stephen Feuerstein
    Oracle architect and PL/SQL expert Steven Feuerstein fills 120 seconds with tasty advice on how to write code that doesn't resemble a big plate of pasta.
  2. Continuous Integration with Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c
    by Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    Taking advantage of the continuous integration capabilities in Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c "will make your life a lot easier," says Oracle ACE Director Ronald van Luttikhuizen, a managing partner at eProseed.
  3. DevOps: When Fixing a Problem is a Bad Idea
    by Kelly Goetsch
    Breaking the habit of fixing problems may sound counter-intuitive, but that's exactly what Oracle Director of Product Development and eCommerce in the Cloud author Kelly Goetsch suggests in his tip.
  4. Hyperion Metadata Integration
    by Rodrigo Radtke and Ricardo Giampaoli
    Oracle ACE Associates Ricardo Giampaoli (EPM Solution Architect/Consultant) and Rodrigo Radtke (Software Development Consultant, Dell) based their tip on their OTN technical article, Dynamic Integrations for Multiple Hyperion Planning Applications.
  5. Vagrant, Puppet, Docker, and Packer
    by Lucas Jellema
    No, this tip by Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema is not about four of the Seven Dwarves.
  6. Effective DevOps Through Cultural Change
    by Kelly Goetsch
    Kelly earns a second slot on this list with his tip on the four cultural changes that are essential for successful DevOps.
  7. Honing Your Cloud Transformation Strategy
    by Ron Batra
    Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra, Senior Director of Cloud Architecture and Software Development at Equinix, devotes his two minutes to advice for developing an effective Cloud strategy for your organization. Ron's Tech Tip is based on his article, Honing a Cloud Transformation Strategy - Part 1: Self Awareness
  8. Getting Started with DevOps for Databases
    by Dominic Delmolino
    Dominic Delmolino, VP of Architecture and Engineering at Agilex Technologies, packs his two minutes with three quick tips to help you get started with DevOps for databases. Dominic's tip is based in part on two posts from his blog, Superscript and Can you see what I see?
  9. Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c
    by Danilo Schmiedel
    Oracle ACE Director and Opitz Consulting Solution Architect Danilo Schmiedel devotes his 120 seconds to a tech tip focused on upgrading from Oracle SOA Suite 11g to SOA Suite 12c. Want more detail? See the presentation available on Danilo's blog.
  10. PL/SQL Performance Tuning - Art or Science?
    by Michael Rosenblum
    Do you approach PL/SQL performance tuning as an art or as a science? This tip from Oracle ACE Michael Rosenblum, Software Architect/Development DBA at Dulcian, Inc., addresses why you should know the difference.

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Friday Feb 27, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Feb 20-26, 2015

Say hello to the Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days, February 20-26, 2015.

  1. Introducing Oracle Big Data Discovery Part 1: "The Visual Face of Hadoop" | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman kicks off a new series with this look at how Big Data Discovery is architected and how it works with Cloudera CDH5.
  2. Oracle has introduced API Manager! | Maarten Smeets
    Certified Oracle SOA / Java / BPM integration specialist Maarten Smeets shares his perspective on the recently released Oracle API Manager.
  3. Calling All WebLogic Users: Please Help Us Improve WebLogic Documentation! | Reza Rahman
    Reza Rahman shares information on a new, 2-page survey you can complete to help improve WebLogic documentation.
  4. Jumpstarting Development on the Cloud – Part 2: Packaging and Build | Ashish Singh
    This article by solution architect Ashish Singh demonstrates how to use the Developer Cloud Service to automate your Maven based development lifecycle, with a focus on how the Maven Repository can be populated with Weblogic or other custom jars, and how the Hudson build jobs and deployments can be configured.
  5. Extending Your SaaS Applications with PaaS | Debra Lilley
    Oracle ACE Director Debra Lilley recaps what she learned in a workshop focused on building PaaS extensions using the Rapid Development Kit, a collection of ADF artifacts.
  6. Jumpstarting Development on the #Cloud – Part 1 : Standardizing a Workflow | Jeevan Joseph
    Solution architect Jeevan Joseph's article introduces you to a standardized multi-user workflow for the Oracle Developer Cloud Service. The intent is to showcase a how a team starting on the Service would collaborate on code to address various requirements and use-cases in a typical SDLC model.
  7. Oracle Weblogic SAML2 Authorization | Luis Rodriguez
    CERN's Luis Rodriguez illustrates how to authorize your users in Oracle Weblogic once they have been authenticated.
  8. 4 New OTN Tech articles on JDeveloper, BPM, ADF
    What do Wilfred van der Deijl, Richard Olrichs, Antonis Antoniou, and Ganesh Kamble do when they're not actually working with JDeveloper, ADF, and Oracle BPM? They write detailed technical articles to help you in your work with JDeveloper, ADF, and Oracle BPM. Here are four great examples.
  9. Data Presenter Framework - Webcenter Portal PS7 | Rohan Walia
    Rohan Walia's article provides an overview of WebCenter Data Presenter and step-by-step instructions for creating data controls and task flows at runtime.
  10. Honing a Cloud Transformation Strategy: Part III: The Critical "How" | Ron Batra
    According to Oracle ACE Director and cloud expert Ron Batra, "The How" is where the rubber really meets the road in your cloud transformation strategy. "Things become infinitely more interesting," he says. Read the latest installment in his ongoing series.

Thursday Feb 26, 2015

4 New OTN Tech articles on JDeveloper, BPM, ADF

As if these people don't already spend plenty of time pounding a keyboard and taxing their tendons just doing their jobs...

Here are four new OTN technical articles written by community members.

Oracle BPM 12c Advanced Error Handling and Recovery - Part 1
by Oracle ACE Associate Antonis Antoniou
This article by Oracle ACE Associate Antonis Antoniou is part one of a two part series that compares the differences in fault handling options between Oracle BPM 11g and 12c, and explores the new error handling and recovery features introduced in Oracle BPM 12c.

Quality Assurance with JDeveloper 11g and 12c
by Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl and Oracle ACE Richard Olrichs
A pair of ACEs explain the process behind creating Oracle JDeveloper and Application Development Framework (ADF) code audit rules, and why they think this is a powerful tool for developers.

Tutorial: Creating JDeveloper Audit Rules
by Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl and
Oracle ACE Richard Olrichs
Why postpone quality assurance until the very end of the software development process when you can use JDeveloper extensions to apply quality checks and rules to the code you write when you're writing it? In this 4-part companion tutorial for the article listed above, Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl and Oracle ACE Richard Olrichs show you how.

Externalize the Security of Oracle ADF Applications Using Oracle Entitlements Server
by Ganesh Kamble
This article discusses how you can use Oracle Entitlements Server (OES) to secure the resources of Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) applications, with a focus on creating policies for securing an ADF application, and then storing those policies in Oracle Internet Directory.

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Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

Video: Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c | Danilo Schmiedel

Thinking about upgrading from Oracle SOA Suite 11g to 12c? Then Oracle ACE Director Danilo Schmeidel has a 2 Minute Tech Tip for you!

Danilo is a Solution Architect at Opitz Consulting, where he specializes in SOA and BPM. He's also frequent speaker and writer on those topics. His tech tip is based on his presentation, The Road to SOA suite 12c, which explains "different upgrade strategies, the difference between in-flight upgrade and migration, important pre-upgrade tasks," and other considerations.

Related Resources

  • Article Series: Industrial SOA
    The contributors to this 13-part article series include Danilo Schmeidel, Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann, Guido Schmutz, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, and Torsten Winterberg
  • Podcast: The Case for Adaptive Case Management
    A 3-part panel discussion featuring Danilo Schmiedel, Nico Van Benthem, Manas Deb, Lonneke Dikmans, and Torsten Winterberg
  • Podcast: Old Habits Die Hard in the New SOA World
    A 3-part panel discussion featuring Danilo Schmeidel, Lonneke Dikmans, Ronald van Luttikuhuizen, Hajo Normann, Guido Schmutz, and Torsten Winterberg.

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