Monday May 13, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for May 5-11, 2013

It ain't exactly People Magazine, but readers among the 2,200 people who follow OTN ArchBeat on Facebook helped to push the following items onto the Top 10 list for the week of May 5-11, 2013.

If you've written a technical blog post that you think OTN ArchBeat fans will enjoy, leave a comment here, or better yet, share a link to the post on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page.

And if you're ready for the next step, check out How To Get Published by Oracle Technology Network.We're always looking for great technical articles.

 

  1. Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway in Multinode EBS Environments | Rekha Ayothi
    Rekha Ayothi shares several technical resources that will be useful for those working in multi-node environments.
  2. Tech Article: Fault Handling and Prevention for Services in Oracle Service Bus
    Oracle ACE Directors Guido Schmutz and Ronald van Luttikhuizen continue their series on Fault Handling with a deep dive into "fault handling and prevention measures in the integration layer that are realized through Oracle Service Bus."
  3. Debunking some persistent myths about Oracle Enterprise Manager | Hans Forbrich
    Oracle ACE Director Hans Forbrich debunks a myth about Oracle Enterprise Manager with a brief history lesson.
  4. Podcast Show Notes: The State of SOA
    All three parts of the State of SOA podcast are now available. This program features Jurgen Kress and Oracle ACE Directors Hajo Normann, Torsten Winterberg, and Guido Schutz, all authors of the Industrial SOA article series now available on OTN.
  5. Improved Dial Gauge in Oracle ADF Mobile 11.1.2.4 | Shay Shmeltzer
    Shay Shmeltzer shares a tip for working with the dial gauge component in the latest version of Oracle ADF Mobile (11.1.2.4).
  6. Previewing the BI Forum 2013 Data Integration Masterclass | Mark Rittman
    "This year we thought we’d take a deep-dive into Oracle Data Integrator and the wider Oracle Data Integration Suite," says Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman of this year's series of BI Forums. Check the post for dates and locations.
  7. Java Spotlight Episode 131: Nigel Deakin on JSR 343: JMS 2.0 @JCP
    The latest Java Spotlight podcast from Roger Brinkley.
  8. Philippe Kruchten on Games Software Architects Play
    “The life of a software architect is a long (and sometimes painful) succession of suboptimal decisions made partially in the dark,” says Philippe Kruchten. But it doesn't have to be that way...
  9. Business Intelligence: New Spaces for BI | Mark Rittman
    Want to learn how to integrate Oracle WebCenter Portal’s Spaces feature and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition to create custom business intelligence application pages? You're in luck! That's exactly what this article by Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman is about.
  10. Sharing Data Between VO Instances in ADF BC | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis continues his ADF onslaught with a new technical post and accompanying sample application.

Monday Apr 08, 2013

OTN ArchBeat Facebook Faves - March 31 -April 6, 2013

What are you looking at?

Here's this week's list of last week's most popular posts on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page

  1. Oracle BPM Suite PS6 (11.1.1.7 ) available for download
    Links, screenshots, and more in this overview from SOA Community blogger Juergen Kress.
  2. ADF DVT: Using the Timeline component to visualize the recent history of an RSS feed | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema's technical post describes a strategy for "preprocessing data and turning the data into information – or even into answers, proposed decisions and actions."
  3. Podcast: The CX Factor in Enterprise IT - Part 2
    In part two of this series, panelist John Brunswick, Srini Sankaran, and Oracle ACE John Sim discuss the biggest IT challenges in transforming the customer experience, and what architects need to know to stay ahead of the customer experience curve.
  4. BPM PS6: A first brush on the new Case Management functionality | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind offers a technical overview of case management in Oracle BPM, "a way of modeling very flexible and data intensive business processes."
  5. Maven Deploy to Oracle Weblogic. Step By Step. The Basics. Part 1/4 | Dimitrios Stasinopoulos
    The first article in Dimitrios Stasinopoulos's four-part series describes how to use Maven to deploy a sample application to Oracle Weblogic.
  6. White Paper: Delivering Cloud Services to the State of Texas
    This new white paper takes you deep into the heart of how enterprise architecture and the use of engineered systems is helping to consolidate hundreds of databases and tens of thousands of applications to create the Texas Cloud Marketplace.
  7. Podcast Show Notes: The CX Factor in Enterprise IT
    All three parts of the panel discussion on Customer Experience and Oracle WebCenter are now available. The expert panel includes John Brunswick, Srini Sankaran, and Oracle ACE John Sim.
  8. Oracle WebCenter Spaces Performance Analysis and Tuning in Practice | JayJay Zheng
    Solution architect and Oracle WebCenter specialist JayJay Zheng created this "post-development performance tuning practice for addressing Oracle WebCenter Spaces performance issues."
  9. Case Management Part 2: Anatomy of a Project | Mark Foster
    Mark Foster, a member of the Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA A-Team, describes "the make-up of a Case Management project in BPM Studio, stepping through all the terms and properties associated."
  10. WebLogic-In-A-Box | Sten Vesterli
    Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli shares a brief overview Oracle WebLogic on Oracle Database Appliance (ODA).

Thought for the Day

"Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves."

Alan Kay
(Month Day, Year - Month Day, Year)

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

Podcast Show Notes: Conversations in the Cloud

The centerpiece of every OTN Architect Day event is a panel discussion the gathers all of the session speakers togehter to respond to questions from the audience. I generally try to record these discussions, usually by stiking my iPad on top of one of the PA speakers, with mixed results. Fortunately, the A/V tech at the venue for the Los Angeles event, held on October 25, 2012, had the necessary gear to get a good-quality recording of the panel discussion. So starting this week the OTN ArchBeat Podcast will feature highlights from those discussions.

  • Listen to Part 1: Dude, What's My Role?
    Members of the Architect Day panel respond to an audience question about what happens to traditional IT roles in a cloud environment.
  • Listen to Part 2: Migrating Mission-Critical Applications to the Cloud
    The panel offers advice and examples in response to an audience question about dealing with mission-critical applications.
  • Listen to Part 3: All Clouds Are Not Equal
    The panel responds to a challenging question about cloud strategy with a discussion of enterprise-grade cloud services.
  • Listen to Part 4: Cloud Security and Auditing
    The last segment in the series is short discussion in response to an audience question about auditing and security in the cloud.

The Panelists

(Listed alphabetically)

Ashok Aletty, Senior Director of Product Management, Oracle Cloud Application Foundation
Dr. James Baty, Vice President, Oracle Global Enterprise Architecture Program
Dave Chappelle, Enterprise Architect, Oracle Global Enterprise Architecture Program
Jeff Davies, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Corporation
Anbu Krishnaswamy, Enterprise Architect, Oracle Global Enterprise Architecture Program
Dhanraj Pondicherry, Sales Consulting Manager, Oracle Exadata
Perren Walker, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Enterprise Manager

Coming Soon

Upcoming programs will focus on DevOps and Continuous Integration, and on Oracle's Java Cloud and Developer Cloud services.

Stay tuned: RSS

Friday Sep 14, 2012

Podcast Show Notes: By Any Other Name: Governance and Architecture

The OTN ArchBeat Podcast returns from a brief summer hiatus with a three-part conversation about IT architecture and governance. My guests for this conversation are Eric Stephens , an Oracle Enterprise architect and a frequent guest on this program. Joining Eric on the panel is Tim Hall , Senior Director of product management for the Oracle Enterprise Repository, Oracle Service Registry, and Oracle Application Integration Architecture. Tim made his first appearance on ArchBeat as panelist on the recent program featuring Thomas Erl.

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1:
    Why it's important to revive the dormant conversation about IT governance.
  • Listen to Part 2:
    Balancing functional, technical, operational requirements to meet the challenge of defining appropriate governance "guardrails."
  • Listen to Part 3:
    Bringing IT architecture out of the ivory tower to make governance a less intimidating, more collaborative process.

Additional Resources

  • Leveraging Governance to Sustain Enterprise Architecture Efforts, an Oracle white paper by Eric Stephens.
  • SOA, Cloud, and Service Technologies, a transcript of an ArchBeat interview with Thomas Erl, Tim Hall, and Demed L'Her, in which Tim says the following about governance:

    "For a long time people have argued that SOA governance is sort of an awkward name, no one wanted to be audited. There's 50% of the world that think, yes, we're going to have to tops down initiative to address this and there's 50% of the world that says that it feels like a heavy weight process that I want no part of. So what I think we should do is change the name…"

Thursday Jul 26, 2012

Podcast Show Notes: Thomas Erl on SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology

The fifth International SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium happens on September 24-25 in London. The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast features a four-part conversation with three people who are involved in that event.

Making his third appearance on the ArchBeat podcast, Thomas Erl is the man behind the Symposium. He is a best-selling IT author and the founder of SOASchool.com and CloudSchool.com. Thomas has been the world's top-selling SOA author for over five years and is the series editor of the eponymous Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl, as well as the editor of the Service Technology Magazine.

Tim Hall is the Senior Director of product management for the Oracle Enterprise Repository and Oracle’s Application Integration Architecture products. He has over 10 years experience in systems integration consulting and nearly 10 years in Service-Oriented Architecture related product management across the SOA governance and management disciplines.

Demed L'Her is Senior Director of Product Management within the Oracle Engineering team where he leads the team responsible for service integration products including Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle WebLogic Integration, and others.

  • Listen to Part 1: What's new about this year's SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium?
  • Listen to Part 2: What forces are shaping the role of the IT architect?
  • Listen to Part 3: If the role of the IT architect is one of the most misunderstood and maligned roles in IT, why is there growing interest in training and certification to fill that role?
  • Listen to Part 4: Thomas Erl talks about the latest titles in his Prentice Hall Service Technology Series of books.
For your reading pleasure, a transcript of this conversation is also available: click here.

Friday Dec 16, 2011

Podcast Show Notes: Unwrapping Oracle WebLogic 12c

This week the OTN ArchBeat Podcast kicks off a wide-ranging, three-part conversation with members of the product team behind Oracle WebLogic Server 12c. Topics covered include community involvment in the development of WebLogic 12c, an exploration of the relationship between Weblogic 12c and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder, plus a look at WebLogic 12c’s role in the evolution of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Representing the WebLogic product team in this conversation:

Jeff West: Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle

Will Lyons: Director, WebLogic Server Product Management, Oracle

Pieter Humphrey: Principal Product Director, Oracle

If you have questions for Jeff, Will, or Pieter, feel free to contact them via any of the social links provided. And if you want more information about Oracle WebLogic 12c...

Oracle WebLogic 12c Product Resources

Coming Soon

Starting January 4, 2012, the OTN Archbeat Podcast will present the first of a 3-part series featuring highlights from the session speaker panel discussion from the OTN Architect Day event in Phoenix, AZ, held on December 14, 2011. Stay tuned: RSS

Wednesday Nov 23, 2011

Podcast Show Notes: SOA Made Simple

My guests for the latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast are Lonneke Dikmans and Ronald van Luttikhuizen, managing partners at Vennster (http://www.vennster.nl/) an  IT consultancy based in the Netherlands. Lonneke and Ronald are Oracle ACE Directors, very active members of the OTN architect community, and they have participated as panelists in previous ArchBeat podcasts. But given their collaboration on an upcoming book on service oriented architecture, I thought it was time to let them have the program to themselves.

Get Connected

Lonneke and Ronald are very active in social media. Strike up your own conversation with them via the following links:

Lonneke Dikmans
twitter linkedin blog

Ronald van Luttikhuizen
twitter linkedin blog

Coming Soon

  •  A panel discussion with three members of the product team behind the upcoming release of WebLogic Server 12c.
Stay tuned: RSS

Thursday Nov 03, 2011

Podcast Show Notes: Information Integration

The latest ArchBeat Pocast features a three-part conversation with three people behind the recently published book Oracle Information Integration, Migration, and Consolidation: author Jason Williamson, co-author Tom Laszewksi, and book contributor Marc Herbert.

Read an excerpt from Oracle Information Integration, Migration, and Consolidation

Get Connected

Strike up your own conversation with Jason, Tom, and Marc:
  • Jason Williamson
  • Tom Laszewski
  • Marc Hebert

Coming Soon

  • Excerpts from the panel discussion at OTN Architect Day in Chicago.
  • An interview with Orace ACE Directors Lonneke Dikmans and Ronald van Luttikhuizen about their upcoming SOA book.

Stay tuned: RSS

Tuesday Sep 06, 2011

Become One of the Usual Suspects

usual suspectsOver the last three years a small army of community members has shared their invaluable insight and expertise by participating as panelists on the ArchBeat Podcast and as interview subjects for the Architect Community column in Oracle Magazine.  These contributors include several members of the Oracle ACE/ACE Director program, a number of authors, a few analysts, and other experts. Several people within that number have been so generous with their time and insight over the years that I have come to refer to them as the Usual Suspects.  The time has come to expand the ranks of the Usual Suspects.

The idea is to broaden the scope of community representation by extending an invitation to others who may be interested in participating as podcast panelists and/or as interview subjects for Architect Community columns.

So, if you are an IT architect, a member of the Oracle Technology Network community, and you are interested in sharing your insight through the aforementioned channels, please leave a comment on this post explaining why you think you'd make a good Usual Suspect, and be sure to include your email address in the comment form.

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