Friday Mar 06, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2015

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days, February 27 - March 5, 2015.

  1. OTN VTS: 25 Sessions Now Available On-Demand
    A Staggering Screen Experience! All 25 technical sessions from the recent OTN Virtual Technology Summit are now available for on-demand replay. If you are already registered, just use your event credentials. If you have not registered, just sign up! It's free.
  2. Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Feb 20-26, 2015
    Drop in for a visit on this week's list of the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page. This week's list includes links to content covering Oracle Developer Cloud Service, ADF, API Manager, Big Data, Cloud, Hadoop, JDeveloper, and more.
  3. JRE 1.8.0_40 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite | Steven Chan
    Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_40 (a.k.a. JRE 8u40-b25) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, 12.1, and 12.2 for Windows desktop clients. Want more information? Read Steven Chan's detailed post.
  4. New eBook: Establishing a Mobile Security Architecture
    Want a free copy of the Oracle Press eBook, Establishing a Mobile Security Architecture? Click for details.
  5. New Book: "WebLogic Diagnostic Framework" by Martin Heinzl
    Congratulations to Martin Heinzl on the publication of his latest book, "WebLogic Diagnostic Framework" (2015, Rampant Tech Press). I'm working on scheduling a 2 Minute Tech Tip video with Martin.
  6. Oracle MAF 2.1 Now in Eclipse, Too | Shay Shmeltzer
    This new version of OEPE is based on the latest Eclipse Luna SR2, and adds support for the full set of MAF 2.1 features including support for Java 8 compact profile 2, the new Xcode and Android SDKs, and Cordova 3 plugin integration.
  7. Compose end to end tracing, logging and monitoring with ECID set from WebLogic in Database (exposed in V$SESSION) | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema's article describes how the Execution Context ID (ECID) is also passed from WebLogic to the Oracle Database – exposed in the database through the V$SESSION view, in trace files and in the Active Session History (ASH – part of the Oracle Database Diagnostics Pack).
  8. Performance Study – REST vs SOAP for Mobile Applications | Steven Davelaar
    This article by solution architect Steven Davelaar discusses the results of a test conducted by Oracle’s A-Team to compare the performance of REST-JSON, REST-XML and SOAP service calls in the Oracle Mobile Application Framework.
  9. Introducing Oracle Big Data Discovery Part 2: Data Transformation, Wrangling and Exploration | Mark Rittman
    How does Big Data Discovery work, and what role does it play in the overall big data project workflow? Part two in Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman's series answers those questions.
  10. Podcast: API Management Roundtable
    The topic of API Management is getting hotter by the minute. In this four-part OTN ArchBeat Podcast four experts discuss what’s behind the increased interest, and offer some suggestions on how you can make API Management… well, manageable. http://ora.cl/v2t

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 Jun 06, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - May 30- June 5, 2014

The list below is comprised of the Top 10 most popular articles, blog posts, videos, and other content shared over the last seven days with the more than 5,100 people fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page.

  1. What is REST? | Maarten Smeets
    "Most Middleware developers will encounter RESTful services," says Oracle SOA / BPM / Java integration specialist Maarten Smeets. "It is good to understand what they are, what they should be and how they work." His extensive post will help you achieve that understanding.
  2. Integrating with Fusion Applications using SOAP web services and REST APIs | Arvind Srinivasamoorth
    This article, part one of Arvind Srinivasamoorth's two-part series on Integrating with Fusion Applications using SOAP web services and REST APIs, shows you how to identify the Fusion Applications SOAP web service to be invoked.
  3. Oracle Technology Network | Architect Community
    Have you visited the OTN Solution Architect homepage lately? I've just updated it with information about the big OTN Virtual Tech Summit on July 9, plus the latest OTN tech articles, and a fresh list of community videos and podcasts. Check it out!
  4. Starting and Stopping a Java EE Environment when using Oracle WebLogic | Rene van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Director and Oracle Fusion Middleware specialist Rene van Wijk explores ways to simplify the life-cycle management of a Java EE environment through the use of scripts developed with WebLogic Scripting Tool and Linux Bash.
  5. Application Composer Series: Where and When to use Groovy | Richard Bingham
    Richard Bingham describes his post as "more of a reference than an article." The post is comprised of a table that highlights where you can add your own custom logic via Groovy code and when you might use the various features.
  6. Kscope 2014: HFM Metadata Diagnostics | Eric Erikson
    Oracle Certified Hyperion Financial Management Specialist Eric Erikson will present three sessions at ODTUG Kscope 2014, June 22-26 in Seattle. Why should you care? Watch the video.
  7. Tuning Asynchronous Web Services in Fusion Applications | Jian Liang
    This article, the fourth in solution architect Jian Liang's five-part series on Fusion Applications and asynchronous Web Services, shows you how to conduct performance tuning of the asynchronous web services in relation to Fusion Applications.
  8. IDM FA Integration Flows | Thiago Leoncio
    Fusion Applications uses the Oracle Identity Management for its identity store and policy store by default. This article by solution architect Thiago Leoncio explains how user and role flows work from different points of view, using key IDM products for each flow in detail.
  9. GoldenGate and Oracle Data Integrator - A Perfect Match in 12c... Part 1: Getting Started | Michael Rainey
    Michael Rainey has already written extensively about about integration between Oracle Data Integrator and GoldenGate -- but he's not done. "With the release of the 12c versions of ODI and GoldenGate last October, and a soon-to-be-updated reference architecture, it’s time to write a few posts on the subject again, " he says. Here's the first of those posts.
  10. Video: Kscope 2014 Preview: Tim Tow on Essbase Java API and ODTUG Community
    Oracle ACE Director and ODTUG board member Tim Tow talks about his Kscope 2014 sessions focused on the Essbase Java API in this short video interview.

Friday Apr 04, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - March 28 - April 3, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days, March 28 - April 3, 2014.

  1. Analyzing How MDM and MAM Stack Up Against Your Mobile Security Requirements | Matt Flynn
    "As the mobile access landscape changes and organizations continue to lose more and more control over how and where information is used, there is also a seismic shift taking place in the underlying mobile security models, " says Matt Flynn. He explores some of those models in this post.
  2. Multi Channel Architectures and Securing The Mobile Channel | Ricardo Diaz
    Ricardo Diaz's post is the first in a series that will cover mobile security risks, look at variety of IDM issues, including MDM, MAM, device management, fraud, secure containers, and extending IdM to mobile.
  3. Integrating With Fusion Applications Using Services (Python: urllib2) | Jani Rautiainen
    Jani Rautiainen's article, part of a series focused on using various technologies to invoke SOAP web services provided by Fusion Applications, zeroes in on using urllib2 for Python.
  4. Fusion Applications Lifecycle – the Big Picture
    This article from the Fusion Middleware A-Team summarizes lifecycle topics related to key phases of Oracle Fusion Applications implementation and maintenance, highlighting existing options, tools and documentation. The purpose is to provide a clear and concise overview along with pointers that guide you to detailed next steps.
  5. Migrating JDBC Resources from GlassFish to WebLogic | Bruno Borges
    Bruno Borges continues his series of articles on Migrating from GlassFish to WebLogic with a look at the migration of DataSources.
  6. Managed Bean changes should mark their ADF Scope dirty in a HA cluster | Wilfred van der Deijl
    Are you developing ADF applications that will run on a high-availability WebLogic cluster? If so, you'll want to read Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl's latest post.
  7. Integrating With Fusion Application Using Services (SoapUi) | Jani Rautiainen
    Jani Rautiainen's series on using various technologies to invoke SOAP web services provided by Fusion Applications continues with this post focused on using SoapUI.
  8. Using your Existing Oracle ADF Applications as a Pillar of your Mobile Strategy | Frederic Desbiens
    Frédéric Desbiens considers the basic principles of service orientation and the challenges that are specific to mobile applications in order to show you how to use exisitng Oracle ADF applications as one of the pillars of your mobile back-end.
  9. Podcast: Big Data Architecture - Part 3
    There's big, and then there's BIG! Oracle ACE Director and Hadoop expert Gwen Shapira joins "Oracle Big Data Handbook" authors Brian MacDonald, Bruce Nelson, and Thomas Plunkett to discuss the challenges of keeping up with coming data explosion.
  10. Integrating WebCenter Analytics with WebCenter Portal | Daniel Merchán García
    A detailed, step-by-step guide from Daniel Merchan Garcia.

Thought for the Day

"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."

Emo Philips, comedian

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Feb 07, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - January 31 - February 6, 2014

I track hundreds of blogs and other publications looking for content that will be of interest to the OTN architect community. Most of that content is created by members of that community. I then share what I find through my social media channels. The list below is comprised of the Top 10 most popular items shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days.

  1. Fast Data in Action | Corina Todea
    Corina Todea shares "a demonstration of how Fusion Middleware can be used to build an architecture based on Oracle Event Processor, Coherence and Oracle Database for customers that have a requirement for a mixture of real-time processing, near-time analysis and long running batch analysis of the same or a similar data set."
  2. Testing Oracle Direct Connector for HDFS as an Alternative to Hive ODBC for OBIEE11g | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman shares the results of his comparison. Which one gets the gold? Read the post and find out.
  3. Latest OTN Architect Community Technical Articles
    Always working to extract insight from the brains of experts! Here's a list of the latest OTN articles for architects, all published in the last 30 days, covering ODI, OIM, WebLogic, OSB, OEM12c, and IoT.
  4. Video: BPM and the Single Customer View | Shaukat Desai
    SOA architect Shaukat Desai explains the value of BPM in implementing a Single Customer View to support Customer Experience (CX) projects, including how to use BPM to minimize the impact inside applications, implementing a federated model to resolve the challenges of a master/slave implementations, and leveraging the value of social network intelligence.
  5. Podcast: Taking Charge: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges - Part 2
    In part 2 SOA governance experts Mark Dutra, Manuel Rosa, Andre Sampaio, and Luis Weir discuss some of the most persistent obstacles to effective SOA governance -- and how to remove them.
  6. PaaS isn't just for DevOps anymore. Nor has it ever been.
    "Without necessarily making it a conscious decision, organizations that are to be successful in the cloud naturally aspire to continuous delivery and become DevOps experts," says Sacha Labourey in this article for ServerSide.com.
  7. Do I need to run WebLogic Server in a certified platform? | Luz Mestre
    The answer is yes. Click the link to read Principal Technical Support Engineer Luz Mestre's explanation.
  8. Integrating With Fusion Application Using Services (Perl: SOAP::Lite) | Jani Rautiainen
    Jani Rautiainen's post is one of a series that describes how to invoke SOAP web services provided by Fusion Applications using various technologies.
  9. Video Tutorial: Oracle BPM and Coffee
    This entertaining Oracle Learning Library video explains the fundamentals of Business Process Management using a coffee shop as a model.
  10. Looking at the ODI12c Hadoop Demos in the New Oracle BigDataLite VM | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman continues his exploration of the newly released Oracle BigDataLite VM (now available on OTN) with a look at the Oracle Data Integrator 12c install and Hadoop integration examples included in the VM.

Thought for the Day

"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true."

Charles Dickens, writer
(February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870))

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Feb 04, 2014

ArchBeat Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 Tweets - Jan 28 - Feb 3, 2014

Every day I track activity on hundreds of blogs looking for interesting content created by those with expertise in Oracle technologies. I then share what I find through the OTN ArchBeat social channels. The list below represents the Top 10 most popular tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days (January 28 - February 3, 2014).

  1. RT @oracleace: See #ACEDs and Java Champions in action at the OTN Yathra Tour kicking off 18th Feb in Jalandhar…
    Jan 30, 2014 at 07:16 AM
  2. Podcast: Taking Charge - Meeting #SOA Governance Challenges - Part 1 w/ @luisw19 @manelrosa et al
    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:14 AM
  3. Announcing: Oracle BigDataLite Virtual Machine
    Jan 29, 2014 at 09:42 AM
  4. Making the Move from #OWB to #ODI12c | @stewartbryson #oracleace
    Feb 03, 2014 at 08:26 AM
  5. Integrating With Fusion Application Using Services (Perl: SOAP::Lite) | @fadevrel
    Feb 03, 2014 at 10:23 AM
  6. #WLST script for listing #WebLogic Server memory usage | @TheHeatDK
    Jan 29, 2014 at 08:11 AM
  7. RT @simon_haslam: Happy to be presenting "What's so Special about the Oracle Database Appliance" at #oug_ire #ukoug
    Jan 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM
  8. RT @simon_haslam: Speaking on my favourite topic - WebLogic on ODA - at OFM Partner Forum in Malta in 3 weeks
    Jan 28, 2014 at 09:32 AM
  9. RT @brunoborges: #JavaEE developers writing WebServices, working with #WebLogic, try new Test Client: #NoMoreSoapUI
    Jan 28, 2014 at 09:34 AM
  10. Custom Escalation in Oracle #BPM Suite 11g | @va_continuum
    Jan 29, 2014 at 09:41 AM

Thought for the Day

"I can't really make fun of zombies. They're not liars. They're not cheats."

George A. Romero, film director
(born February 4, 1940)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Dec 13, 2013

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - December 6-12, 2013

The Top 10 most popular links shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days.

  1. Eclipse Day At Googleplex 2013/Session Abstracts - Eclipsepedia
    The agenda for Eclipse Day At Googleplex 2013 includes "Practicing Continuous Delivery using Eclipse Hudson," by Oracle architect and Eclipse Hudson CI server lead Winston Prakash, PhD.
  2. Webcast: Top 5 Reasons Why Oracle VM is Best for Oracle Database | Francisco Munoz Alvarez
    In this webcast, Oracle ACE Director Francisco Munoz Alvarez, Oracle Professional Services Manager for Revera Limited, shares his performance benchmark findings highlighting key reasons why Oracle VM is the best virtualization technology for Oracle Databases. Tuesday December 17, 10am PT / 1pm ET (Registration required)
  3. Going Mobile with ADF: Programmatically Invoking SOAP Web Services with Complex Types | Steven Davelaar
    Steven Davelaar's article, the 5th in the "Going Mobile with ADF" series, "illustrates how to handle in Java the complex type that might be returned by the web service, as well as how to set up the complex types that might be needed as a parameter for a web service call."
  4. ADF Development Survival Kit - Essentials for ADF Developer | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Take advantage of this handy technical post based on information from a UKOUG Tech 13 presentation by Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis.
  5. UKOUG Tech13 WebLogic Hackathon - the networking behind the scenes | Simon Haslam
    Oracle ACE Director Simon Haslam's blog post pulls together a lot of information, photos, and videos to tell the story of the UKOUG Super Sunday Oracle WebLogic Hackathon.
  6. Book Raffle: 3 Free Copies of WebLogic 12c Distinctive Recipes | Frank Munz
    Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz puts on his Santa Claus outfit and shares details on how you can score a free copy of his latest book.
  7. Project Avatar - What's in it for Java EE 8? | Markus Eisele
    Why should you participate in Oracle's Java community survey? Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele makes the case, and then offers details on Project Avatar, which provides "a JavaScript services layer zeroed in on supporting REST, WebSockets and Server-Sent Events."
  8. Video: Adaptive Case Management: Delivering Right Customer Experience | Ajay Khanna
    This BPM-CON video introduces Adaptive Case Management (ACM) and describes how Oracle BPM Adaptive Case Management "empowers knowledge workers to progress through unstructured and unpredictable processes to meet the needs of the current situation, or case."
  9. BPM Process Instances – Faults, Rollback and Recovery – Part 4 | Mark Foster
    Oracle A-Team solution architect Mark Foster closes out his 4-part series on how the BPM engine functions when faults occur.
  10. ADF Mobile - URL Schemes | Chris Muir
    Watch this ADF Insider Essentials video featuring Chris Muir to understand URL Schemes and how use them to call other apps -- and how to register your own app's custom URL Scheme so it can be called by other apps.

Monday Dec 09, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for December 9, 2013

Thought for the Day

"Just because something has always been done in a certain way is never a sufficient reason for continuing to do it that way. Quite the contrary."

Clarence Birdseye, American inventor, entrepreneur, and naturalist
(December 9, 1886 – October 7, 1956)

Source: quoteswise.com

Friday Nov 22, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 22, 2013

Thought for the Day

"When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them."

Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian.
(November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Jul 29, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for July 21-27, 2013

As of today the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page has 3,569 fans. Listed below are the Top 10 most popular items posted there for the week of July 21-27, 2013.

  1. GoldenGate and Oracle Data Integrator - A Perfect Match - Part 3: Real-time ETL Challenge | Michael Rainey
    In the final post in his series Michael Rainey focuses on ODI Change Data Capture (CDC) and options to using change data in downstream ETL processes.
  2. Supporting multiple ebMS service versions in Oracle B2B | Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    "Versioning is quite trivial for SOAP and RESTful Web Services using different namespaces, version indicators in endpoint locations, and so on, " says Oracle ACE Director Ronald van Luttikhuizen. However, it is a bit different for ebMS-based services implemented in a B2B gateway.
  3. JDeveloper 12.1.2 EJB & Java Service Facade Datacontrol | Edwin Biemond
    Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond's illustrated post examines the List of Values feature, newly added to JDeveloper 12.1.2.
  4. Promoting Organizational Visibility for SOA and SOA Governance Initiatives - Part I | Manuel Rosa and André Sampaio
    Manuel Rosa and André Sampaio describe "how an organization can leverage from the existing best practices, and with the help of adequate exploration and communication tools, achieve and maintain the level of quality and visibility that is required for SOA and SOA governance initiatives". Part 1 of a 2-part series.
  5. Calm the Data Storm | Sunil Ranka
    Click the link to read "Calm the Data Storm," a new article by Oracle ACE and business intelligence expert Sunil Ranka, as featured in the July edition of ITNEXT magazine.
  6. Industrial SOA: Securing the SOA Landscape
    ecurity requirements become more complex in the distributed system landscape of a service oriented architecture. This article, part of the Industrial SOA series, presents tips on how to handle security responsibly, based on tried and true best practices.
  7. Podcast Show Notes: Data Warehousing and Oracle Data Integrator
    The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast features Oracle ACE Directors Gurcan Orhan and Cameron Lackpour sharing panelist duties with Uli Bethke and Michael Rainey in a discussion of data warehousing and Oracle Data Integrator. (Big thanks to guest producer Gurcan for picking the topic and panelists.) Part 1 of this three-part program is now available.
  8. Fundamental Cloud Architectures | Thomas Erl
    This excerpt from the new book Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, by Thomas Erl et al, describes several common foundational cloud architectural models and explores the involvement and importance of different combinations of cloud computing mechanisms in relation to these architectures.
  9. Shrink Oracle VirtualBox Image | Dr. Frank Munz
    Author and expert Dr. Frank Munz shows you how in two easy steps.
  10. Software Defined Networks (SDN) | Ben Prusinski
    Oracle ACE Director Ben Prusinski explores "software defined networks (SDN) in respect to Oracle and other database platforms."

Thought for the Day

"Have a sense of humor about life - you will need it. And be courteous."

Peter Jennings
(July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005)

Source: brainyquote.com

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