Monday Jul 30, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for July 22-28

The Top 10 items shared via my social networks for the week of July 22-28, 2012.

  1. Automation of Weblogic 11g Maven Plugin installation | Dmitry Nefedkin
    After repeating the process of manually installing the Oracle Weblogic Plugin for Apache Maven once too often, Dmitry Nefedkin had enough and automated the process. Get the how-to info in this blog post.
  2. Refreshing ADF Page Template from ADF Fragment Template | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Another detailed technical how-to post from Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis.
  3. Now available: NetBeans 7.2 - Better, Faster, always Free
    Offering the fastest support for the latest Java standards, this new release offers faster startup times, new background scanning, native FindBugs integration, improved support for JavaFX, Groovy, PHP, C++ and much more!
  4. Running Oracle VM Templates on Oracle Enterprise Linux guide (Part 1 of 7) | Wijnand Gritter
    The first installment Wijnand Gritter's seven-part "step by step detailed guide" to installing Oracle VM Templates on Oracle Enterprise Linux.
  5. Former JD Edwards employee still loves Oracle products
    The latest chapter in's "Girl in an Oracle World" series offers a profile of Jennifer Barton, vice president of IT at Westmoreland Coal, who believes that technology, "isn't a gender thing."
  6. Thomas Erl on SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology - Part 1
    SOA guru Thomas Erl talks about this year's SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium, which gets underway in London on Sept 25. Erl is joined in this conversation by Tim Hall and Demed L'Her, two Oracle product managers who are presenting at the Symposium. In part one of this four-part series, Erl, Hall, and L'Her talk about what set's this year's event apart.
  7. Storing SCA Metadata in the Oracle Metadata Services Repository
    Nicolás Fonnegra Martinez and Markus Lohn explain the advantages of using the Oracle Metadata Services Repository for central metadata storage in this new OTN technical article intended for software developers and software architects who implement and design Service Component Architecture (SCA) composites.
  8. Simple Custom JMX MBeans with WebLogic 12c and Spring | Frank Munz
    "Using the Spring framework bundled with WebLogic 12, the programming of JMX MBeans becomes as easy as writing a simple POJO within a web application," says author and 2011 Oracle Technologist of the Year Frank Munz. His blog post includes three informative videos that illustrate the process.
  9. Highly Available Infrastructure for Cloud Computing – A Guest Keynote at Oracle Architect Day by Kai Yu
    "High Availability Infrastructure of Cloud Computing," Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu's keynote presentation from OTN Architect Day in Reston, VA on May 16, 2012, is now available on the Dell Tech Center Blog. This is a video version of Kai's presentation, and includes his narration.
  10. Catching Up to Mobile Computing
    In this article from Oracle Magazine, OTN architect community members Karina Ishkhanova, Mike van Alst, and Oracle ACE Directors Ronald van Luttikhuizen and Lucas Jellema share their thoughts on the challenges mobile computing poses for solution architects. Also check out these video comments from Ronald and from Oracle enterprise architect Anbu Krishnaswami.

Thought for the Day

"Cool is a detail, useful is a quality."

Jason Fried


Wednesday Jul 25, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-07-25

Tuesday Jul 24, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-07-24

Thought for the Day

"The difference between a good and a poor architect is that the poor architect succumbs to every temptation and the good one resists it."

Ludwig Wittgenstein
(April 26, 1889 – April 29, 1951)


Thursday Jul 19, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-07-19

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

Monday Jul 16, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for July 8-15, 2012

Happy Monday!

Here are the Top 10 most popular items shared via my social networks for the week of July 8-15, 2012.

  1. The first IT Architecture Certification from Oracle University: Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials
    The first Oracle IT Architecture certification, Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials, is now in general availability from Oracle University. The certification covers the Oracle Reference Architecture material published under the IT Strategies from Oracle library and includes Oracle Reference Architecture Overview, Application Infrastructure, Security, Software Engineering, Service-Oriented Integration, Management and Monitoring, Service Orientation, and User Interaction.
  2. Simplifying OIM 11g Series (Chapter One) | Alex Lopez
    This post by Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Alex Lopez is the first in a series covering "the design of tools that have the common goal of simplifying or enhancing the functionality provided by OIM 11g." This article this focuses on the design of "a framework that allows business users to define provisioning processes that include approvals, sophisticated approval request routing and advanced user interface customization capabilities."
  3. Opportunities in Cloud Computing | Oracle Certification
    "Cloud computing is set up to make life extremely simple for end-users, but the model pushes the complexity to back-end systems," says Paul Sorensen. "These complex systems require very highly-skilled IT successfully develop, implement, administer and maintain them."
  4. Free e-book: Cloud Architecture for Dummies
    Learn how to architect and model your cloud implementation to drive efficiency and leverage economies of scale with "Cloud Architecture for Dummies," a free Oracle e-book. (Registration required.)
  5. Cloud computing moves from fad to foundation | David Linthicum
    "When enterprises make cloud computing work, they view the application of the technology as a trade secret of sorts, so there are no press releases or white papers," says David Linthicum. "Indeed, if you see one presentation around a successful cloud computing case study, you can bet you're not hearing about 100 more."
  6. Multi-Tenancy and Other Useless Discussions | Meg Bear
    "If your problem is in the database, you would naturally see multi-tenancy as a great solution," says Oracle Cloud Social Platform VP Meg Bear. "But if you happen to be a database provider and you happen to have a modern application architecture, then optimizing by putting everyone in a shared database becomes a less valid conclusion."
  7. Oracle VM VirtualBox virtual appliance images for Oracle VM 3.1.1 server and Manager | Wim Coekaerts
    Thanks to Wim Coekaerts, Oracle VM VirtualBox appliances for Oracle VM Manager now contain the latest release+patch Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1 build 365. Also new is Oracle VM Server 3.1.1 build 365, a new preconfigured server setup.
  8. So much happening in JavaFX | Terrence Barr
    Terrence Barr, product manager and senior technologist for Mobile and Embedded Technologies at Oracle, does a little content curation of his own with a list of links to recent JavaFX resources he finds "particularly useful."
  9. Automation Framework Architecture for Enterprise Products: Design and Development Strategy | Anish Shrivastava
    Anish Shrivastava's brand new OTN technical article makes the case for automation in the implementation and testing of ERP product suites using a structured automation framework design and development methodology
  10. Adding RESTful Web Services to Oracle Identity Manager 11g | Scott Fehrman
    Scott Fehrman describes how RESTful Web Services can be added to Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) 11g using the Jersey (JAX-RS) framework and Project OpenPTK.

Thought for the Day

"Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity."

E. Christopher Zeeman





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