Friday Feb 20, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Feb 13-19, 2015

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days, February 13-19, 2015.

  1. Calling Oracle Documents Cloud Service REST APIs from WebCenter Content Custom Components | Peter Flies
    Files from Oracle Documents Cloud Service can be migrated to and from WebCenter Content using the SkySync desktop application, which makes for simple transferring between WCC and ODCS. However, other use cases with ODCS may be desired from within WCC itself. Solution architect Richard Flies article illustrates one method for integrating WCC with ODCS using the AppLink REST API.
  2. Externalise the Security of Oracle ADF Applications Using Oracle Entitlements Server | Ganesh Kamble
    Ganesh Kamble's technical article shows you 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.
  3. Oracle ADF Faces 12c Components Demo and Test Automation | Wilfred van der Deijl
    Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl continues his series of posts on using Selenium to automate testing of Oracle ADF applications.
  4. VTS Fusion Middleware Track Session Proposals | Oracle Community
    Eleven OTN Virtual Technology Summit session proposals are now available for your review and voting, Final selections for VTS 4 in May will be made next week, and your votes will guide those decisions. Vote now!
  5. Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Feb 6-12, 2015
    This week's list of Top 10 posts from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page includes content covering certification, enterprise architects, Maven, middleware, mobile, PaaS, WebLogic, and more.
  6. #OTNVTS Middleware Session Proposals: Vote, or Submit Your Own
    Oracle ACE Directors Lonneke Dikmans, Ronald van Luttikhuizen, and Torsten Winterberg, and Oracle ACE Associate Rodrigo Radtke Souza have submitted proposals for OTN Virtual Technology Summit Middleware Track sessions. Cast your vote, or submit your own session proposal now!
  7. Podcast: Customizing the Oracle EBS User Experience
    Insight from a panel of experts on the relative merits of various solutions for customizing the Oracle EBS user experience.
  8. Ready for Your Close-Up? Schedule your OTN ArchBeat 2 Minute Tech Tip
    35 people have recorded 2 Minute Tech Tips for the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel. Most tips are recorded via Skype, and the initial process typically takes less than 10 minutes. Videos are generally published the same day. Want to do one? Post a comment to let me know!
  9. Vote: OTN VTS Fusion Middleware Track Session Proposals
    Help determine the sessions to be included in the next OTN Virtual Technology Summit! New session proposals from Oracle ACE Directors Lonneke Dikmans, Ronald van Luttikhuizen, Lucas Jellema, and Torsten Winterberg, and Oracle ACE Associate Rodrigo Radtke de Souza are now ready for your review, along with proposals from Maarten Smeets, and Robert van Molken, Selections for the next VTS will be made on or about February 23. Vote now!
  10. Avoiding Memory Leaks with JDK 1.7 SDP Support | Ricardo Ferreira
    SDP is commonly leveraged when applications running on Exalogic need high performance access to Oracle databases running on Exadata. This article by Oracle A-Team solution architect Ricardo Ferreira presents strategies for dealing with issues that can arise when Java applications access SDP-enabled databases in Exadata.

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.

Friday Jan 09, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - January 2-8, 2015

The OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page started 2014 with 4,764 fans, and ended the year with 6,348, an increase of over 33%. Many thanks to all those who are paying attention!

But that was then, and this is now. So here's the first Facebook Friday post of 2015, with the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of January 2-8.

  1. Fusion Applications WebCenter Content Integration: Automating File Import/Export | Jack Desai
    This article by solution architect Jack Desai provides an introduction, with working sample code, to programmatically exporting content from Fusion Applications to automate the outbound integration process to other applications in the cloud or on-premise. A Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) composite is implemented to demonstrate the concept.
  2. Archive Podcast: Finding a Shorter Path to SOA
    Oracle ACE Directors Lonneke Dikmans, Simon Haslam, and Ronald van Luttikuhuizen discuss strategies for dealing with some of the problems that can thwart SOA efforts in some organizations.
  3. Sometimes development is just work | Peter Paul van de Beek
    "No matter how cool your job is, no matter how many people are looking at you or your company for best practises, sometimes developing software is just work," says Peter Paul van de Beek. Read his post for some notable examples.
  4. Public Cloud: The Next Frontier for Enterprise Architecture
    Thomas Kurian, Oracle's executive VP of product development, shares insight on the challenges enterprise architects face in establishing an effective architecture for cloud deployments.
  5. It's Spring for Oracle ACM APIs | Martien van den Akker
    "It is not so hard to make the API's available as services," says Martien van den Akker. "The trick is to wrap them up in a set of Java-beans, with one class with methods that do the jobs and create 'request and response beans' for the input parameters of the methods and the response." More detail in his post.
  6. Minecraft and Identity Management: What an Identity Management guy learned from managing a world populated by tweens and teens | Clayton Donley
    In the span of two years, Oracle Identity Management and Mobile Security product management VP Clayton Donley has learned a lot about managing a system where the bulk of the users have pre-teen or early teen levels of maturity. He shares lessons learned in this informative and entertaining article.
  7. ">Test-driven development using Oracle SOA Suite | Attila Németh
    Oracle SOA/BPM Suite is a powerful tool suite for integration. This article by Attila Németh shows how test-driven development can be done with the Oracle tooling.
  8. AI is coming to IoT, and not all the brains will be in the cloud | Derrick Harris
    "As consumers get used to buying so-called smart devices, they're eventually going to expect them to actually be smart," says GigaOm writer Derrick Harris. "They might even expect them to be smart all the time."
  9. Oracle Mobile Suite Service Bus REST and ADF BC SOAP | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis describe Oracle Service Bus as "One of the key parts of Oracle Mobile Suite 12c." In this post he explains the role OSB plays in an ADF BC application he created.
  10. Business Analytics: In-Memory Analytics Speeds Business Intelligence | Mark Rittman
    This extensive how-to article from Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman illustrates how you can supercharge business intelligence with Oracle Database In-Memory.

Friday Oct 31, 2014

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Oct 24-30, 2014

This man, one of 5,717 people following the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, became so engrossed in the articles, videos, and podcasts regularly featured there that he forgot to finish shaving.

Here is this week's list of the Top 10 most popular items on that page, October 24-30, 2014.

  1. Creating Domains with WLST | Martin Heinz
    This sample chapter from Advanced WebLogic Server Automation: Administration and Monitoring with WLST and JMX, by Martin HeinzlThe chapter starts with the minimal domain, then expands into a "comprehensive but flexible example of how to create a domain with a number of important features."
  2. MFT – Setting up SFTP Transfers using Key-based Authentication | Shub Lahiri
    A step-by-step technical how-to from Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Shub Lahiri.
  3. Oracle Identity Manager: Implementing Additional Request Information | Nitin Patel
    Nitin Patel's article offers detailed step-by-step technical instructions for implementing the Additional Request Information feature in Oracle Identity Manager.
  4. Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Service Bus – Part 3 | Steven Davelaar
    Fusion Middleware solution architect Steven Davelaar continues his series with a look at how to implement the expandDetails query parameter in the /departments GET resource covered in Part 1 and how to implement the POST and PUT methods to create and update a department.
  5. Network File System (NFS) Considerations for Fusion Applications | Roland Koenn
    Network File System (NFS) is used with the majority of Fusion Applications deployments to satisfy the requirement for shared storage. But using NFS correctly can present a challenge, typically because of incorrect settings. Solution architect Roland Koenn's article provides a baseline for most environments that can be a basis for a review of the current or planned settings.
  6. 3 Questions on Microservices: An OTN Community Discussion
    Your responses to three questions on microservices could be quoted in an upcoming article in Oracle Magazine. Click the link to share your insight
  7. Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Oct 17-23, 2014
    Are there androids among the 5,578 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page? We may never know. But those fans made these posts the Top 10 most popular for the past seven days (October 17-23, 2014). Topics covered include #jdeveloper #microservices #oam #obiee #webcenter.
  8. Submitting an ESS Job Request from BPEL in SOA 12c | David Xu
    This article by David XU shows you how to use the new “Schedule Job”, in JDeveloper to submit an ESS job request from a BPEL process.
  9. Top 5 Archbeat Blog Posts - Sept 30 to Oct 29
    The answer to the question, "What were the most popular posts on the OTN ArchBeat Blog for the last 30 days?" is right here. Topics covered include ADF, Essbase, Fusion Middleware, Oracle 12c, and WebCenter.
  10. Oracle VM 3.3 and Oracle Virtual Networking | Daniel Ritzman and Satinder Nijjar
    Authors Daniel Ritzman and Satinder Nijjar outline the steps for Oracle VM Server configuration, Fabric Manager Configuration, and Oracle VM configuration needed to provision virtual network interface cards (vNICs) onto Oracle VM Server.

Tuesday Oct 21, 2014

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - October 14-20, 2014

If the guys in the photo appear to be relaxed, it is undoubtedly because they follow @OTNArchBeat and are therefore confident in their knowledge about what's going on across the OTN architect community. Or maybe they've had several drinks. Either way, here are the Top 10 @OTNArchBeat tweets for th last seven days, October 14-20, 2014.

  1. RT @frankmunz: Uploaded my @OracleWebLogic #oow2014 presentation with @dave_cabelus to #slideshare
    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM
  2. #JavaSE8 (and #JavaEE7) Comes to WebLogic! >> Details from @glassfish
    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:36 AM
  3. @Luisw19 was not harmed in the production of this #2MTT video #soa #api #tools
    Oct 16, 2014 at 08:57 AM
  4. Slides and demo resources from #OOW14 session by @lucasjellema #mobile #architecture #html5
    Oct 15, 2014 at 09:58 AM
  5. Video by @FrankMunz: RESTful Configuration Part II - #WebLogic 12.1.3
    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:08 PM
  6. Oracle #WebLogic: Whole Server Migration | Rene van Wijk
    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM
  7. RT @debralilley: Almost finished part 10 of my #OOW14 write up - again for fun my Oracle triathlon -
    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM
  8. This is the weirdest 2 Minute Tech Tip so far. #oracle12c #2MTT
    Oct 14, 2014 at 11:24 AM
  9. How Lloyd's Register shipped mobile app on mainframe >> Hint: #OracleMAF
    Oct 15, 2014 at 01:17 PM
  10. Mobile Apps and Architectures track in Free OTN Virtual Tech Summit - Nov 18 #oraclemaf #JDev #OEPE and more
    Oct 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Friday Oct 17, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - Oct 10-16, 2014

No statistical evidence exists to suggest that any percentage of the 5,467 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page wear flannel suits and fedoras. Is that significant? Who cares? Here's this week's list of Top 10 Facebook posts.

  1. Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using Oracle Service Bus – Part 2 | Steven Davelaar
    Part 2 in Steven Davelaar's series focuses on the implementation of the “read” (GET) RESTful services in service bus by transforming ADF BC SDO SOAP service methods.
  2. The Parking Lot Pattern | Greg Mally
    The parking lot pattern is a strategy in Oracle SOA Suite to stage data in an intermediary store prior to complete processing by SOA Suite itself. This article discusses the components of a batch-related implementation of the pattern.
  3. Web- and Mobile-Oriented Architectures with Oracle Fusion Middleware - Oracle OpenWorld 2014 | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema shares the slides from his Oracle OpenWorld session, along with a link to resources used during his demonstration.
  4. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Oracle MAF List Views | Luc Bors
    Here's a quick video tip by Oracle ACE Luc Bors, author of Oracle Mobile Application Framework Developer Guide (Oracle Press) and one of the presenters in the upcoming OTN Virtual Technology Summit (Nov 18).
  5. How Lloyd's Register shipped mobile app on mainframe | Computer Business Review
    What role did Oracle Mobile Application Framework play? Get the details in this story by Computer Business Review journalist Joe Curtis.
  6. SOA Suite 12c: Getting started with the Spring Component | Marteen Smeets
    You can take aspirin to cure a headache, or your can follow this technical how-to from Marteen Smeets to prevent one particular headache from ever happening.
  7. Embedded Systems and The Internet of Things – What’s Under the Hood? | Tom Angelucci
    There is more mobile than smart phones and tablets. In this article from RTC Magazine, Oracle's Tom Angelucci explores why "Java Embedded appears to be staking its claim as the preferred programming language businesses use to develop IoT applications."
  8. Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - October 7-13, 2014
    The Top 10 @OTNArchBeat tweets for the past seven days, covering ADF, enterprise architecture, IoT, mobile, OBIEE, OSB, REST, and of course, beer.
  9. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Inter-Thread Communication Between Multiple Event Loops | Niko Kobler
    Software architect and JavaOne 2014 session speaker Niko Kobler gets it done just under the wire with a tech tip that covers Avatar.js, Node.js, and JVM. One of nearly thirty 2 Minute Tech Tip videos available on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel. Watch and learn!
  10. Oracle WebLogic: Whole Server Migration | Rene van Wijk
    "Migration in WebLogic Server is the process of moving a clustered WebLogic Server instance or a component running on a clustered server instance elsewhere in the event of failure, " says Oracle ACE Director Rene Van Wijk. He walks you through the process in this article.

Tuesday Oct 14, 2014

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - October 7-13, 2014

The 3,207 people who follow @OTNArchBeat are known for their bold fashion choices and cool dance moves. They made the tweets listed below the Top 10 most popular for the last seven days, October 7-13, 2014.

  1. Video: Tweeting for Beer at #OOW14 >> Project developed by @marcomaciel and @brunoborges #java #IoT
    Oct 9, 2014 at 12:16 PM
  2. Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using #OSB – Part 2 by @stevendavelaar
    Oct 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM
  3. Podcast: The Case for Adaptive Case Management w/ @lonnkedikmans @dschmied @t_winterberg @nicovanbenthem
    Oct 10, 2014 at 09:52 AM
  4. RT @EricStephens: The Relative Value of EA Frameworks #bizarch #entarch
    Oct 7, 2014 at 12:25 PM
  5. Video: Using Oracle #ADF Libraries >> #2MTT from @stenvesterli
    Oct 9, 2014 at 03:46 PM
  6. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip by @kevin_mcginley: Using the Direct Database Request Feature in #OBIEE
    Oct 7, 2014 at 11:37 AM
  7. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Integrate #Essbase with #OBIEE | Glenn Schwartzberg
    Oct 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM
  8. The Parking Lot Pattern | Greg Mally #SOASuite
    Oct 13, 2014 at 12:17 PM
  9. This free OTN online event includes #mobile #architecture sessions by @lonnekedikmans @JDevShay @1ndus
    Oct 8, 2014 at 03:38 PM
  10. Viewers have spoken! Here are the Top 10 OTN ArchBeat Videos (Sep 7, 2014 – Oct 6, 2014)
    Oct 8, 2014 at 04:46 PM

Tuesday Oct 07, 2014

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - October 1-7, 2014

I spent most of last week at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, so much of this week's list of Top 10 @OTNArchBeat tweet reflects what was going on around me in the OTN Lounge and elsewhere. (And, yes, the missing phone mentioned in #6 was located and returned to its rightful owner. Now that's community!) 

  1. Sarah with her new Beats headphones, courtesy #oow14 Blogger Meet-up. @ Jillian's San Francisco
    Oct 1, 2014 at 09:56 PM
  2. FREE OTN Virtual Tech Summit Nov 19. #FMW track sessions by @lucb_ @lonnekedikmans @gschmutz
    Oct 1, 2014 at 03:00 PM
  3. Creating a Mobile-Optimized REST API Using #OSB - Part 1 | Steven Davelaar
    Oct 6, 2014 at 03:17 PM
  4. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Oracle MAF List Views | @Lucb_ #mobile #adf
    Oct 6, 2014 at 04:50 PM
  5. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: #IndustrialSOA | Jurgen Kress #oow14
    Oct 6, 2014 at 04:30 PM
  6. Missing: Google Nexus 5 phone in orange case. Lost near OTN Lounge @mbobak
    Oct 1, 2014 at 03:52 PM
  7. Great to see old friends again at #oow14 ! Now I'm 4 hrs, 2 Bloody Mary's and one mediocre movie from home.
    Oct 2, 2014 at 11:05 AM
  8. RT @EricStephens: The Relative Value of EA Frameworks #bizarch #entarch
    Oct 7, 2014 at 12:25 PM
  9. Apparently bloggers like beer. Who knew? #oow14
    Oct 1, 2014 at 09:01 PM
  10. RT @usableapps: #oow14 #wearabletech meetup @JRSim_UIX and @jkuramot discuss use cases (over beer) @OTNArchBeat
    Oct 1, 2014 at 02:49 PM

Tuesday Sep 23, 2014

Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: RESTful Config Management API in WebLogic | Frank Munz

Oracle ACE Director and Fusion Middleware expert Dr. Frank Munz, author of Middleware and Cloud Computing, and WebLogic 12c: Distinctive Recipes, shares a quick tip on one of the APIs available in Oracle WebLogic Server 12c.

Frank's tip is based on a session he and Oracle Senior Principal Product Manager Dave Cabelus will present at Oracle OpenWorld 2014:

Want more 2 Minute Tech Tips? Click here.

Friday Aug 15, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - August 8-14, 2014

5,307 people pay attention to the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. Here are the Top 10 posts from that page for the last seven days, August 8-14, 2014.

  1. Podcast: ODTUG Kscope 2014: Anatomy of a User Conference - Part 3
    There is more to a great user conference than a shared interest in Oracle products. In the final segment of this 3-part OTN ArchBeat Podcast panelists Danny Bryant , Chet "ORACLENERD" Justice, Cameron Lackpour, Debra Lilley, and Mike Riley discuss the nature and importance of community
  2. Oracle SOA Suite 12c: The LDAP Adapter quick and easy | Maarten Smeets
    Maarten Smeets' how-to post describes the installation and configuration of an LDAP server and browser (ApacheDS and Apache Directory Studio).
  3. Process level Exception Handling in BPM12c | Abhishek Mittal
    When an exception occurs while running a process flow you have two choices: 1) retry running the flow object that caused that process flow or 2) move the process instance to the next flow object in the main process flow. Abhishek Mittal shows you how to do both.
  4. Building a Responsive WebCenter Portal Application | JayJay Zheng
    Oracle ACE JayJay Zheng's article addresses the essentials of responsive web design, shows you how to design and develop a responsive WebCenter Portal application, and reviews key development considerations.
  5. Cloud Control authorization with Active Directory | Jeroen Gouma
    Jeroen Gouma takes you step-by-step through the user authortization process in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c.
  6. Video: CIOs Guide to Oracle Products and Solutions | Jessica Keyes
    The CIO's Guide to Oracle Products and Solutions author Jessica Keyes talks about why input from users and developers is essential to CIOs who want to avoid being escorted out of the building by security guards. Read A CIO's Guide to Oracle Cloud Computing, a sample chapter from the book.
  7. Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets - August 5-11, 2014
    @OTNArchBeat followers from across the galaxy have spoken! Here are the Top 10 tweets for the past seven days. Topics include: Hyperion, OBIEE, ODI, Oracle MAF, and SOA Suite.
  8. Recap: Fusion Middleware Summer Camps - Lisbon 2014 | Simon Haslam
    Oracle ACE Director Simon Haslam's recap of his experience at the Oracle Fusion Middleware Summer Camp in Lisbon, Portugal will make you wish you had been there.
  9. WebLogic Data Source Connection Labeling | Steve Felts
    The connection labeling feature was added in WLS release 10.3.6, and enhanced in release WLS 12.1.3. This post by Steve Felts describes two new connection properties that can be configured on the data source descriptor.
  10. Why Mobile Apps <3 REST/JSON | Martin Jarvis
    Martin Jarvis explores the preference for REST and JSON over SOAP and XML for mobile web services.
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