Monday Jan 28, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for the week of January 20-26, 2013

Each week I scour the web for content created by and/or for members the OTN architect community, which I then share on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Here's the list of the Top 10 most popular items for the week of January 20-26, 2013.

  1. Video: Building Performant ADF Business Components Applications |Jobinesh Purushothaman
    Jobinesh Purushothaman, Principal Solutions Architect for Oracle ADF, shares "insight into the workings of ADF Business Components and how you can use various parameters and features of the framework to ensure you build ADF Business Components applications that scale and perform."
  2. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Facts and Concepts | Rob Zoeteweij
    Oracle ACE Rob Zoeteweij introduces his extensive new whitepaper on Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. A lot of work went into this effort, and if work with OEM12c—or plan to—you'd do well to take advantage of Rob's expertise.
  3. Oracle JCA Database adapter and performance win on big clobs | Eric Elzinga
    A brief technical tip for those working with Oracle Service bus and BPEL from Oracle ACE Eric Elzinga.
  4. ADF interaction with business service – an ongoing discussion | Lucas Jellema
    "When ADF applications are developed in an environment where an enterprise architecture has been laid down, and decoupling is an important objective and service orientation is mandated—then this typical implementation of the business service using ADF BC connecting directly to the database may not be desirable or even allowed." Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema explains in this detailed post.
  5. Oracle VM 3.2.1 Released! | Wim Coekaerts
    Wim Coekaerts shares a whole lot of information on the new features and enhancements in the 3.2.1 release of Oracle VM.
  6. UKOUG Development SIG Meeting: App Development for Mobile Devices | UK Oracle User Group
    Date: Tuesday 5th Feb 2013
    Time: 09:30 - 16:45
    Venue: Oracle, Blythe Valley Park, Solihull, UK
    Speakers include Grant Ronald (Oracle), Andrew Gordon (BAE Systems), Susan Duncan (Oracle), John Sim (Fishbowl Solutions), Matt Ball (Northants Police), and Anthony Rayner (Oracle).
  7. Oracle Storage Master Game
    Relax a little and spend a few minutes with the Tetris-like Oracle Storage Master game. If the boss asks what you're doing, say that you're learning to optimize your organization's storage system.
  8. Looking Back: Top Trends for 2012 | Oracle WebCenter Blog
    Michael Snow shares two videos and a Gartner list to help set the stage for the trends that will drive IT in 2013.
  9. AYTS: summary of Oracle’s Approach to SOA | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind shares his notes and conclusions from Oracle's "Are You The Smartest" program on service oriented architecture.
  10. How to Make BPEL Gulp | Aaron Dolan
    "At first, I thought that this would be fairly simple," says BPM/SOA Solution Architect Aaron Dolan of a data integration challenge. But is anything ever really simple? Find out how Aaron wins the day in his detailed, illustrated post.

Thought for the Day

"Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design."

Charles Eames
(1907–1978)

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday Jan 14, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for the week of January 6-12, 2013

Here's this week's list of the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of January 6-12, 2013.

  1. TOGAF study help? There is an app for that! | Pat Shepherd
    Oracle Enterprise Architect Pat Shepherd hasn't had a chance to test out the Toolkit4Togaf app for iPhone, but it did catch his attention. And since it's free, you can check it out yourself.
  2. Podcast Show Notes: Oracle Cloud Update: 30 Days in the Cloud
    Rick Greenwald, Mike Lehmann, and Dom Lindars—key people behind the Oracle Cloud—talk about what's new and share information on you how can get a 30-day free trail of the Oracle Database and Oracle Java Cloud Services.
  3. Oracle Data Integrator 11g in the Enterprise Part 5: ETL Resilience and High-Availability | Mark Rittman
    The final part of Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman's 5-part series looks at data integration and loading routines. These routines, according to Mark, "are now mission-critical as they support operational systems that price products, segment customers, manage supply chains and combat fraud."
  4. Oracle VM Templage Config Script Example | Wim Coekaerts
    "The programmatic way to extend Oracle VM Template Configure is to build your own module," says Wim Coekaerts. Take the time to read Wim's detailed post and you 'll get a handle on the process.
  5. WebCenter Content Performance: Web Browser Choice | Nicolas Montoya
    "When choosing a browser to access a WebCenter Content server, make sure it is a modern browser with a good JavaScript engine," says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Nicolas Montoya. "However, beware that you may still encounter IE 8.0 at many organizations. Some of these are still running Windows XP as the Operating System - according to StatCounter, about 31% of desktop internet usage is on Windows XP."
  6. Cloud Reference Architecture Data Sheet | Anbu Krishnaswamy
    "Defining a Cloud Reference Architecture is an essential step towards achieving higher levels of Cloud maturity," says author Author Anbu Krishnaswamy Anbarasu. "Cloud Reference Architecture addresses the concerns of the key stakeholders by defining the architecture capabilities and roadmap aligned with the business goals and architecture vision."
  7. All the Aces, All the Faces. Oracle ADF, UX PTS Workshop: Building Fusion Usable Apps & More | Ultan O'Broin
    Ultan O'Broin shares an overview of the recent pilot for a two-day Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) workshop, and plugs Misha Vaughan’s Voice of User Experience (VoX) blog post on the same subject.
  8. Test Driving Mojarra 2.2.0-m08 on GlassFish 3.1.2.2 | Markus Eisele
    ?"With all the Java EE 7 specifications moving forward it is finally time to test-drive some of them and give feedback," says Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele. And in this post he does just that, turning his attention to Mojarra JSF 2.2.0 Milestone 8.
  9. Video: Best Practices for Integrating SOAP and REST services into Oracle ADF
    The latest ADF Insider Essential video demonstrated best practices for developing business services based on web services, either REST or SOAP, and integrating them into an Oracle ADF application.
  10. How to build a private IaaS cloud platform? - Part II, Virtualisation | Karoly Vegh
    Part 1 in Karoly's series made it into the Top 10 most popular links shared here last week, so you'll want to keep up by checking out Part 2.

Thought for the Day

"To create a usable piece of software, you have to fight for every fix, every feature, every little accommodation that will get one more person up the curve. There are no shortcuts. Luck is involved, but you don't win by being lucky, it happens because you fought for every inch."

Dave Winer
(Month Day, Year - Month Day, Year)

Source: softwarequotes.com

Thursday Nov 15, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 15, 2012

Thought for the Day

"A good plan executed today always beats a perfect plan executed tomorrow."

George S. Patton
(November 11, 1885 - December 21, 1945)

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Monday Sep 17, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for September 9-15, 2012

The Top 10 most-viewed items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of September 9-15, 2017.

  1. 15 Lessons from 15 Years as a Software Architect | Ingo Rammer
    In this presentation from the GOTO Conference in Copenhagen, Ingo Rammer shares 15 tips regarding people, complexity and technology that he learned doing software architecture for 15 years.
  2. Attend OTN Architect Day – by Architects, for Architects – October 25
    You won't need 3D glasses to take in these live presentations (8 sessions, two tracks) on Cloud computing, SOA, and engineered systems. And the ticket price is: Zero. Nothing. Absolutely free. Register now for Oracle Technology Network Architect Day in Los Angeles. Thursday October 25, 2012, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sofitel Los Angeles , 8555 Beverly Boulevard , Los Angeles, CA 90048.
  3. Cloud API and service designers, stop thinking small | Cloud Computing - InfoWorld
    "The focus must shift away from fine-grained APIs that provide some type of primitive service, such as pushing data to a block of storage or perhaps making a request to a cloud-rooted database," says InfoWorld's David Linthicum. "To go beyond primitives, you must understand how these services should be used in a much larger architectural context. In other words, you need to understand how businesses will employ these services to form real workplace solutions—inside and outside the enterprise."
  4. Adding a runtime picker to a taskflow parameter in WebCenter | Yannick Ongena
    Oracle ACE Yannick Ongena shows how to create an Oracle WebCenter popup to allow users to "select items or do more complex things."
  5. Oracle IAM 11g R2 docs are now available
    "One of the great things about the new doc set is the inclusion of ePub files," says Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Chris Johnson. "This means that if you have an iPad you can load up the doc library onto that and read the docs on the couch."
  6. Setting up a local Yum Server using the Exalogic ZFS Storage Appliance | Donald
    A concise technical post from the man named Donald.
  7. What's New in Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2? | The Fat Bloke Sings
    "One of the trends we've seen is that as the average host platform becomes more powerful, our users are consistently running more and more vm's," says The Fat Bloke. "Some of our users have large libraries of vm's of various vintages, whilst others have groups of vm's that are run together as an assembly of the various tiers in a multi-tiered software solution, for example, a database tier, middleware tier, and front-ends." The new VirtualBox release, a year in the making, addresses the needs of these users, he explains.
  8. Configuring Oracle Business Intelligence 11g MDS XML Source Control Management with Git Version Control | Christian Screen
    Oracle ACE Christian Screen developed this tutorial for those interested in learning how to configure the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (11.1.1.6) metadata repository for development using the new MDS XML source control management functionality.
  9. Identity and Access Management at Oracle Open World 2012 | Brian Eidelman
    Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Brian Eideleman highlights three Oracle Openworld sessions that will put Identity and Access Management in the spotlight, and shares a link to the "Focus On: Identity Management" document, a comprehensive listing of Openworld activities also dealing with IM.
  10. Starting and stopping WebLogic automatically using Upstart | Chris Johnson
    "In Ubuntu, RedHat and Oracle Linux there's a new flavor of init called Upstart that all the kids are using," says Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Chris Johnson. "It's the new hotness when it comes to making programs into daemons and wiring them to start and stop at appropriate times."

Thought for the Day

"The purpose of software engineering is to control complexity, not to create it."

Pamela Zave

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Monday Sep 10, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for September 2-8, 2012

The Top 10 items shared on the OTN Facebook Page for the week of September 2-8, 2012.

  1. Adding a runtime LOV for a taskflow parameter in WebCenter | Yannick Ongena
    Oracle ACE Yannick Ongena illustrates how to customize the parameters tab for a taskflow in WebCenter.
  2. Tips on Migrating from AquaLogic .NET Accelerator to WebCenter WSRP Producer for .NET | Scott Nelson
    "It has been a very winding path and this blog entry is intended to share both the lessons learned and relevant approaches that led to those learnings," says Scott Nelson. "Like most journeys of discovery, it was not a direct path, and there are notes to let you know when it is practical to skip a section if you are in a hurry to get from here to there."
  3. Free Event: Oracle Technology Network Architect Day – Boston, MA – 9/12/2012
    Sure, you could ask a voodoo priestess for help in improving your solution architecture skills. But there's the whole snake thing, and the zombie thing, and other complications. So why not keep it simple and register for Oracle Technology Network Architect Day in Boston, MA. There's no magic, just a full day of technical sessions covering Cloud, SOA, Engineered Systems, and more. Registration is free, but seating is limited. You'll curse yourself if you miss this one.
  4. Starting and Stopping Fusion Applications the Right Way | Ronaldo Viscuso
    While the fastartstop tool that ships with Oracle Fusion Applications does most of the work to start/stop/bounce the Fusion Apps environment, it does not do it all. Oracle Fusion Applications A-Team blogger Ronaldo Viscuso's post "aims to explain all tasks involved in starting and stopping a Fusion Apps environment completely."
  5. Article Index: Architect Community Column in Oracle Magazine
    Did you know that Oracle Magazine features a regular column devoted specifically to the architect community? Every issue includes insight and expertise from architects who regularly work with Oracle Technologies. Click here to see a complete list of these articles.
  6. Using FMAP and AnalyticsRes in a Oracle BI High Availability Implementation | Art of Business Intelligence
    "The fmap syntax has been used for a long time in Oracle BI / Siebel Analytics when referencing images inherent in the application as well as custom images," says Oracle ACE Christian Screen. "This syntax is used on Analysis requests an dashboards."
  7. Dodeca Customer Feedback - The Rosewood Company | Tim Tow
    Oracle ACE Director Tim Tow shares anecdotal comments from one of his clients, a company that is deploying Dodeca to replace an aging VBA/Essbase application.
  8. Configuring UCM cache to check for external Content Server changes | Martin Deh
    Oracle WebCenter and ADF A-Team blogger shares the background information and the solution to a recently encountered customer scenario.
  9. Attend OTN Architect Day in Los Angeles – by Architects, for Architects – October 25
    The OTN Architect Day roadshow stops in Boston next week, then it's on to Los Angeles for another all architecture, all day event on Thursday October 25, 2012 at the Sofitel Los Angeles, 555 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Like all Architect Day events, this one is absolutley free, so register now.
  10. The Role of Oracle VM Server for SPARC In a Virtualization Strategy
    New OTN article from Matthias Pfutzner.

Thought for the Day

"Practicing architects, through eduction, experience and examples, accumulate a considerable body of contextual sense by the time they're entrusted with solving a system-level problem…"

Eberhardt Rechtin
(January 16, 1926 – April 14, 2006)

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

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