Friday Mar 07, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - February 28 - March 6, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days (February 28 - March 6, 2014).

  1. SOA's People Problem
    Sometimes the biggest obstacle to successful SOA has little to do with technology. Community leaders share insight in this article from the latest issue of Oracle Magazine.
  2. IoT Developer Challenge |
    Want to win a free trip to JavaOne 2014 in San Francisco? Enter the Internet of Things Developer Challenge. Click the link for the details.
  3. Dynamic endpoint binding in Oracle SOA Suite | Alexander Daeubler
    "Sometimes a BPEL process instance has to determine at run-time which implementation of a web service interface is to be called," explains Alexander Daeubler. His post shows you how to achieve that using dynamic endpoint binding.
  4. Programmatic Identity Assertion with Oracle Platform Security Services | Shailesh K. Mishra
    This short article from a member of the Oracle Identity Manager team shows how programmatic identity assertion can be performed using OPSS APIs in cases where code must run under the security context of a runtime identity.
  5. IT-Security (Part 2): WebLogic Server and Oracle Platform Security Services | Mohammad Esad-Djou
    In part two of his series Mohammad Esad-Djo examines different perspectives on the Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS).
  6. Video: Face to Faces with Oracle ACEs
    This week business intelligence expert Stewart Bryson made the transition from Oracle ACE to Oracle ACE Director. Get to know Stewart and several other ACEs in this collection of interviews from the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel.
  7. Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2 Reconciliation Events Processing | Firdaus Fraz
    This article discusses available options and the associated limitations for reconciliation and the sequencing of reconciliation events in Oracle Identity Manager
  8. Two Really Cool Approaches to Payment | David Dorf
    Tired of carrying a wallet? David Dorf shares his perspective on two payment solutions and where mobile phone payment systems might be headed.
  9. Diagnosing Intermittent Authentication Failures and User Lock Outs in Oracle WebLogic | Shailesh K. Mishra
    Shailesh K. Mishrah makes his second appearance on this Top 10 list with this article on using available debug flags and log files to diagnose login failures in Oracle WebLogic.
  10. Strategies for managing OAAM to OAM connections in production | Rob Otto
    Solution architect Rob Otto's post examines a number of strategies for configuring the connectivity between Oracle Access Manager and Oracle Adaptive Access Manager in order to provide scalability and high availability for production deployments.

Thought for the Day

"Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience."

Michael Eisner, American businessman
(Born March 7, 1942)


Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

Video: Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Data Appliance | Lonneke Dikmans

Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans, managing partner at Vennster, discusses the advantages of running Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Data Appliance, the focus of O-Box Products, a collaborative venture involving several other Oracle ACE Directors.

Connect with Lonneke: Twitter Blog LinkedIn Facebook

Articles by Lonneke Dikmans

For more interviews with experts from the OTN community, please visit the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel

Friday Feb 21, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - February 14-20, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates posted the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days.

  1. Podcast: Taking Charge: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges - Part 4
    The fourth and final segment in the OTN ArchBeat podcast series on SOA Governance is now available, featuring panelists Mark Dutra, Manuel Rosa, Andre Sampaio, and Luis Weir. Now you can listen to the entire series!
  2. Using variable structures in Oracle Service Bus | Jan van Zoggel
    Oracle ACE Jan van Zoggel shares a quick illustrated tutorial to help you define custom variables with the Oracle Service Bus IDE.
  3. Building an Amazon Redshift Data Warehouse using ODI and Attunity Part 2 : Using ODI and OBIEE with Redshift as a Target/Source | Pete Carpenter
    In part 1 of his series Pete Carpenter showed you how to set up "a data warehouse using Amazon Redshift and Attunity, for eventual use with OBIEE and ODI." In part 2 Pete shows you how to set up the connection to Redshift in ODI’s Topology Navigator.
  4. Using Groovy instead of WLST for OBIEE Systems Management | Stewart Bryson
    "Because Groovy is very easy to execute external command-line processes (such as biserverxmlexec or biserverxmlgen) it’s a great choice for unified OBIEE processes that need to work with executables and JMX MBeans together in a single script," says Oracle ACE Stewart Bryson." Learn more in his detailed post.
  5. Automatic Scaling an Application Using WebLogic | Rene van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Director Rene van Wijk launches a new blog with a tech tips for adding or starting managed server instances when running an application.
  6. IT Security: WebLogic Server and Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS) | Mohammad Esad-Djou
    Cattle Crew blogger Mohammad Esad-Djou shares some tech tips for using WebLogic Server security to keep the bad guys out.
  7. Podcast Archive: What's Really Going to Matter in 2013?
    In this ArchBeat Podcast from one year ago Oracle ACE Directors Ron Batra and Alex Gorbachev and solution architect Brian Jimerson offer What's Hot / What's Not predictions for enterprise IT in 2013. Were they right?
  8. Humantask Assignment: same lane participant as previous task (sticky user) | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind contiunes his series on humantask assignment in Oracle BPM Suite and Oracle SOA Suite with this look at how to assign a task to the same participant as the one who handled the previous task (sticky user).
  9. OTN Architect Community Homepage - 12 Latest Tech Articles
    Looking for the latest OTN technical articles? The 12 articles now listed on the OTN Architect community homepage cover WebLogic, OIM, OSB, OWB, ODI, SOA, IoT, and more. Read them all!
  10. Video: Stewart Bryson on Making the Move from OWB to ODI12c
    Oracle ACE Stewart Bryson talks about why the release of Oracle Data Integrator 12c makes shifting from Oracle Warehouse Builder an attractive idea, and about his new OTN tech article that describes how to make that move. Watch the video!

Thought for the Day

"A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep."

W. H. Auden, poet
(February 21, 1907 – September 29, 1973)


Wednesday Jan 15, 2014

Top 5 ArchBeat Community Videos - Last 30 days (Dec 15, 2013 – Jan 13, 2014)

There's no red carpet for this sort of thing, but just the same, here are the Top 5 most popular videos for the last 30 days on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel.

What are you watching?

  1. Oracle SOA Suite Performance Tuning
    C2B2 consultant Matt Brasier, co-author of the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook (2013, Packt Publishing) discusses performance tuning challenges and best practices.
  2. Integration with Fusion Applications
    Vladimir Ajvaz and Anil Passi, co-authors, along with Dhaval Mehta, of The Oracle Fusion Applications Development and Extensibility Handbook, discuss key take-aways readers will find in Integration With Fusion Applications, the free 54-page sample chapter from their book now available on OTN: (PDF, 1.71MB). And "free" means free -- no registration required. Just click and read.
  3. Oracle Coherence Community on
    Brian Oliver (Senior Principal Solutions Architect, Oracle Coherence) and Randy Stafford (Architect At-Large, Oracle Coherence Product Development) discuss the evolution of the Oracle Coherence Community on and how developers can actively participate in product development through Coherence Community open projects.
  4. Forms To SOA Transformation
    Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans shares the details on a Dutch government agency's transition from an Oracle Forms-based environment to a service-oriented environment using Oracle SOA Suite in this interview recorded at Oracle OpenWorld 2013.
  5. Scenes from Oracle WebLogic Hackathon at UKOUG 2013
    SOA/Middleware experts Simon Haslam (Veriton LTD, Oracle ACE Director) and Peter Lorenzen (CGI) kick off the Oracle WebLogic Hackathon at UKOUG Tech 13.

Thought for the Day

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)


Friday Jan 10, 2014

Podcast Show Notes: Finding a Shorter Path to SOA

The OTN ArchBeat Podcast kicks off the new year with a conversation with three highly experienced SOA experts about strategies for dealing with some of the problems that can thwart SOA efforts within some organizations. One of those strategies involves a new collaborative venture that promises to remove many of the technical hurdles on the path to SOA implementation.

The Panelists

(Listed alphabetically)
  • Lonneke Dikmans, Managing Partner at Vennster, Oracle ACE Director
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director
  • Simon Haslam,consultant and founder Veriton LTD, Oracle ACE Director
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director
  • Ronald van Luttikuhuizen, Managing Partner at Vennster, Oracle ACE Director
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: A lack of time, experience, and expertise can force some organizations to cut corners when implementing SOA. Meet a group of experts who have an idea for making it easier to get to SOA, right out of the box.
  • Listen to Part 2: The panelists describe the steps they take to overcome the problems that can threaten SOA implementation
  • Listen to Part 3: Can simplifying the technical aspects of SOA implementation provide a workaround to at least some aspects of organizational dysfunction?

Be a Guest Producer for an ArchBeat Podcast

Want to be a guest producer for an OTN ArchBeat podcast, put your topic and panelist suggestions in a comment on this post, or contact me at @OTNArchBeat.

Wednesday Dec 11, 2013

Insight and Expertise from the Event that Never Happened

If you were unable to travel to Mexico City last week for the 6th Annual SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium, don't sweat it. The event never happened, having been canceled thanks to some logistical snafu that, it should be pointed out, had absolutely nothing to do with Thomas Erl's organization, which has successfully put on the event for the past five years in various locations in Europe.

In the lead up to the event that never happened I conducted video interviews four members of the OTN community who were scheduled to present at the symposium. The videos offer a preview of the sessions these individuals were going to present, as well as some background on their work.

So while they never got the chance to present at the 2013 Symposium, you can still get some insight into the topics and technologies they would have discussed by watching these three videos -- all from the comfort of your laptop.

SOA experts Jurgen Kress and Oracle ACE Rolando Carrasco discuss Cloud Service Brokers and talk about the Oracle EMEA Partner Community for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Andre Boaventura, an Oracle senior product manager focused on Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation products (which include Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence) discusses how to achieve greater responsiveness with BPM.

C2B2 consultant Matt Brasier, co author of the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook (2013, Packt Publishing) discusses performance tuning challenges and best practices. (This interview was scheduled before Matt was to appear at the SOA, Cloud, and Service, Technology Symposium, but that event was canceled before the interview, so Matt does not mention it when he talks about upcoming speaking engagements.)

Monday Sep 16, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for September 8-14, 2013

4,175 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for updates on the latest content produced by community members. The list below represents the top 10 most popular items shared on that page for the week of Septebmer 8-14, 2013.

  1. Contract Based Provisioning Powered By OIM 11g R2 | Alex Lopez
    This article by solution architect Alex Lopez article describes a potential strategy to implement Contract Based Provisioning (CBP) using OIM 11g R2 capabilities.
  2. Archive of Oracle #BPM Suite case management articles from the Fusion Middleware A-Team
    Interested in Case Management in Oracle BPM Suite? You'll find a collection of excellent technical articles in this list from the Fusion Middleware A-Team.
  3. Architecture, Architects and Java at #JavaOne | Yolande Poirier
    The JavaOne schedule includes nearly 220 sessions for architects. Big thanks to Yolande Poirier for putting together this sample list of some of those sessions.
  4. New Feature in OEM Cloud Control 12cR3 - Exalytics Server Management | Mark Rittman
    The BI Management Pack in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12cR3 includes support for adding and monitoring Exalytics systems. This post from Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman explains how this feature works and what’s involved in setting it up.
  5. Java SE 7 Update 40 Released | Tori Wieldt
    Tori Wieldt's blog post include links for release notes, downloads, and two videos covering new features.
  6. Oracle SOA Suite #oow13 Customer Panel: Unifying Cloud Applications with On-Premises Applications
    Going to Oracle OpenWorld? Here's a session to add to your schedule! Panelists include Andrew Randall (Senior Manager of Information Technology, JDSU), Asheesh Srivastava (Manager of IT Delivery, Xerox), and Bharat Raval (Manager, IEEE). Tuesday, 24 Sept at noon. Click the link for more information.
  7. WebCenter: af:commandLink or af:goLink for Navigation | Martin Deh
    Solution architect Martin's Deh's post emphasized the use of af:goLinks instead of af:commandLinks for ALL WebCenter based navigation, where the navigation is based on the WebCenter navigation model.
  8. OIM Reset Password Customization Example | Daniel Gralewski
    Part of the ongoing OIM Academy series, this post shows options for customizing password reset functionality based on end user data.
  9. Kscope13 Top Speaker Award | Tim Tow
    Congratulations to Oracle ACE Director and business intelligence specialist Tim Tow on being named one of the Top 5 Speakers at Kscope13 for his presentation, " Introducing the Outline Extractor NG (Next Generation)."
  10. Model-driven Development in the Context of Technical SOA
    Michael Rauch and Christoph Gutmann explain how Eclipse Modeling technology is successfully applied to establish forward engineering in the domain of technical SOA in this presentation from the Code Generation conference.

Thought for the Day

"As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."

Amy Poehler, American actress and comedian
(Born September 16, 1971)


Monday Mar 04, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top Tweets for February 2013

In February I shared 109 links to blogs and other resources via @OTNArchBeat, mostly created by members of the OTN architecty community. Here's a list of the Top 10 most popular tweets for the month.

  1. #Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Certified Master exam - Part 1 $50 during beta period.
    Feb 26, 2013 at 09:30 AM
  2. Video interview with @lucasjellema #SOA #BPM #ADF
    Feb 13, 2013 at 03:41 PM
  3. How To Troubleshoot #Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control Auto-Discovery | @jer_s
    Feb 15, 2013 at 11:39 AM
  4. WebLogic, Coherence and the G1 Collector | Rene van Wijk
    Feb 12, 2013 at 03:07 PM
  5. Are You The Smartest: Summary of The #SOA Challenge | @MarcelvdGlind #oracle
    Feb 08, 2013 at 10:35 AM
  6. Setting up #Oracle #WebLogic server for #REST Web Services | @baigsorcl
    Feb 21, 2013 at 05:06 PM
  7. Excerpt from "Building and Managing a Cloud Using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c" #cloud #oem12c
    Feb 20, 2013 at 02:27 PM
  8. From the Trenches: Patching #Oracle Service Bus and #SOA Suite to PS5 | @RLuttikhuizen
    Feb 11, 2013 at 02:30 PM
  9. How to build a private IaaS cloud platform? - Part IV: Shared Storage | @kvegh
    Feb 27, 2013 at 04:02 PM
  10. "Middleware is much more than just running Java EE applications," says @brunoborges
    Feb 04, 2013 at 04:57 PM

Thought for the Day

"If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use: Two strong oxen or a thousand-twenty-four chickens?"

Seymour Cray
(September 28, 1925 – October 5, 1996)


Monday Feb 18, 2013

Video: Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema

Fanning Out Events on the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Event Delivery Network is the latest OTN article from Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema, CTO of AMIS Services, prolific blogger and frequent speaker at community events. I caught up with Lucas on February 13, 2013 for this brief video interview in which he talks about the article and about his participation in the OTN Yathra Tour of India, happening this week.

Connect with Lucas
Oracle ACE Director

Monday Feb 11, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Facebook Favorites February 3-9, 2013

Here's the list of Top 10 most popular items shared with the community via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of February 3-9, 2013.

  1. New SOA White Papers | Jürgen Kress
    Jürgen Kress's post includes links to Creating an SOA Roadmap, A Framework for SOA Governance, and Determining ROI of SOA through Reuse," three recent white papers from members of Oracle's Global Enterprise Architecture Program. These papers are part of the IT Strategies from Oracle library, an extensive collection of reference architectures, practitioner guides, and other essential documents for architects.
  2. Oracle Fusion Middleware Forum in Lima, Peru | Bruno Borges
    "Middleware is much more than just running Java EE applications," says Bruno Borges in this post about his involvement in last week's Oracle Fusion Middleware Forum in Lima, Peru. His post includes his presentation from the event, covering next generation middleware solutions.
  3. Winter time is training time! | SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog
    Stay in, stay warm, and improve your technical skills with this list of online BPEL and BPMN training resources assembled by Jürgen Kress.
  4. Fanning Out Events on the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Event Delivery Network Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema's OTN article shows you how to use events in Oracle SOA Suite 11g "to have business processes impact each other in a meaningful way with maximum decoupling."
  5. AYTS: Summary of The SOA Challenge | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind follows up an earlier post on the the SOA Challenge that is part of Oracle's Are You The Smartest program with this review of his latest efforts in preparation for the test.
  6. Webcast: Fast Data - Turning High Velocity Data into Value
    You've heard of Big Data, but what about Fast Data? Join Hasan Rizvi, Executive Vice President, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java, in this webcast to learn what Fast Data is and how it relates to Big Data. Register now.
    Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
    Time: 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET
  7. E-Book: Cloud Architecture for Dummies & Cloud Considerations & Connectivity
    Jürgen Kress shares information on how you can get your free copy of the e-book Cloud Architecture for Dummies.
  8. Creating an hierarchical user structure in embedded LDAP of Weblogic | Aldo Schaap
    A detailed how-to post from AMIS Technology blogger Aldo Schaap.
  9. SOA/BPM:Incoming Message dispatcher (Part 1 of 2) | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind's post describes a solution implemented at a customer site to dispatch incoming messages in an Oracle SOA/BPM environment. Part 2 of the series is also now available.
  10. Event: OTN Yathra 2013
    Six Oracle user community conferences in six cities across India, beginning Saturday 16 Feb in Dehli, then moving on to Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai. Register now.

Thought for the Day

"It may be the early bird that gets the worm, but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese."

— Anonymous<</p>





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