Friday Jan 30, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Jan 23-29, 2015

The Top 10 most popular articles and other content shared with the 6,425 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days, January 23-29, 2015.

  1. Building a Scalable, Highly Available Oracle API Gateway 11g Infrastructure in a Cloud Environment | Marcelo Parisi
    With its focus on service protection, and its authentication mechanisms, message encryption, and security/policy functionalities, Oracle API Gateway (OAG) 11g can be a very powerful tool in the secure provisioning of services in the cloud. This article shows you how to create a cloud-based OAG infrastructure, with high-availability and scalability support.
  2. Archive Podcast: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges
    This four-part OTN ArchBeat Podcast from January 2013 gives you a seat at a roundtable discussion with four experts on the evolution of SOA Governance: what old problems persist, what new problems have presented themselves, and what can be done to implement an efficient and effective SOA governance program.
  3. Virus-Proofing Oracle WebCenter Content 11g with Oracle API Gateway 11g | Marcelo Parisi
    Marcelo Parisi's article is a proof-of-concept for a basic infrastructure re-architecture and software configuration needed to implement a basic virus-checking routine on files before they get to Oracle WebCenter Content.
  4. Spinning-up a Coherence Cluster with Weblogic Scripting (WLST) | David Felcey
    The WebLogic scripting and management features available with Coherence 12c Managed Servers make it easy to create Coherence clusters and manage applications. Using the Weblogic Scripting Tool (WLST), the whole lifecycle of Managed Coherence Servers can be controlled, from creating and starting a Coherence cluster to deploying Coherence applications. This article from David Felcey outlines how to do just this, using some sample WLST scripts.
  5. SOA Suite 12c: In-depth look into Managed File Transfer (1/3) | Robert van Molken
    Managed File Transfer is a simple and secure End-to-End Managed File Gateway, with support for large files, encryption, auditing, monitoring and pass-by-reference. Robert van Molken's article looks at Oracle Managed File Transfer (MFT) as a solution to the growing problems with the use of FTP in the enterprise.
  6. Disaster Recovery for On-Premise Fusion Applications | Roland Koenn
    Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are key requirements with most business critical on-premise Fusion Applications environments. Disaster Recovery for FA can be broken down into two layers that have to be synchronized to achieve full recoverability: Shared storage and databases. The solution described in Roland Koenn's article supports simple full site switchover / failover and will satisfy most business requirements.
  7. 3 Sessions on Data Integration and Warehousing | OTN Virtual Tech Summit, Feb 11
    The middleware track of the OTN Virtual Technology Summit on February 11, 2015 includes three sessions on Data Integration and Warhousing: "Real-Time Data Replication to Hadoop using GoldenGate 12c Adaptors," " Bringing Oracle Big Data SQL to Oracle Data Integration 12c Mappings," and "An Introduction to Oracle Enterprise Metadata Manager." The event is free, so register now!
  8. Trends in Data Management: Unlock the True Value Proposition of Big Data | Ron Batra
    "The typical reference architecture has shifted significantly over the years," says Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra in this article from Profit Magazine. "Due to the rich variety of data sources...we see systems and architectures that are net-new to the average enterprise—for example, machine learning, data mining, predictive analytics, and big data visualization."
  9. iOS Setup and Requirements Guidelines for MAF 2.1.0 | Martin Deh
    With the release of Oracle MAF 2.1.0 there are a few important items that will need to be considered when upgrading the iOS environment and with JDeveloper. This article from solution architect Martin Deh covers installation guidelines and other details.
  10. How FXLoader Integrates Oracle PaaS and SaaS | Peter Care
    This concise article by Peter Care from FXLoader presents the details on his solution that combines Oracle PaaS, SaaS and the Cloud Marketplace.

Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Top 10 OTN ArchBeat YouTube Videos - Dec 29, 2014 – Jan 27, 2015

There are 136 videos available on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel. In the last 30 days viewers spent more than 137 hours watching that content. Does that qualify as bingeing? Anyway, the Top 10 list below represents the videos that attracted the most eyeballs.

  1. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Vagrant, Puppet, Docker, and Packer | Lucas Jellema [September 2014]
    No, they're not four of the Seven Dwarves. Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema, CTO of AMIS Service faces the two-minute clock with a tip focused on using Vagrant, Puppet, Docker, and Packer, and their impact on the management of virtual machines.
  2. 2 Minute Tech Tip: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Just Say No to Spaghetti Code | Steven Feuerstein [November 2014]
    Getting lost in your own code? Oracle architect and PL/SQL guru Steven Feuerstein nails this 2 Minute Tech Tip video with best practices for avoiding code that resembles a big bowl of pasta.
  3. 2 Minute Tip: Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c | Danilo Schmiedel [November 2014]
    Oracle ACE Director and Opitz Consulting Solution Architect Danilo Schmiedel devotes his 120 seconds to a tech tip focused on upgrading from Oracle SOA Suite 11g to SOA Suite 12c.
  4. Build, Test and Deploy with WebLogic 12 and Maven | Steven Button [May 2014]
    Steve Button demonstrates the new Maven-related capabilities in Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.2, including the ability to push Oracle
  5. Best Practices in Oracle ADF Development | Frank Nimphius [January 2014]
    Frank Nimphius summarizes best practices for the "fantastic four:" ADFbc, Task Flow, ADF Binding and ADF Faces. He also makes recommendations for when and how to use JavaScript in ADF and what you should do to break out of your "am I the only one" isolation.
  6. Oracle ADF for Oracle Forms and PL/SQL Developers - Why it's the Right Choice | Grant Ronald [January 2014]
    Grant Ronald discuses the techniques that make developers more productive when building enterprise applications and how Oracle ADF implements special features that make Java-based development fast and simple with a visual and declarative development experience.
  7. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Oracle 12c New Features | Rich Niemiec [October 2014]
    Oracle ACE Director Rich Neimiec -- or possibly a clone thereof -- delivers a rather strange tech tip. Recorded at Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
  8. Debugging and Logging for Oracle ADF Applications | Chris Muir [January 2014]
    We're only human. Regardless how much work Oracle ADF does for us, or how powerful the JDeveloper IDE is, the inescapable truth is that as developers we will still make mistakes and introduce bugs into our ADF applications. In this video Oracle ADF Product Manager Chris Muir explores the sophisticated debugging tooling JDeveloper provides.
  9. Improve Your Oracle ADF App Response Time by as Much as 70 Percent | Frank Houweling [January 2014]
    Frank Houweling, senior Java, Oracle ADF, and SOA specialist at AMIS Technologies, discusses how you can optimize the performance of your Oracle ADF Fusion application, diagnose and solve typical performance problems, and build an efficient, responsive, scalable ADF application that circumvents common bad practices.
  10. 2 Minute Tech Tip: BPM Process Patterns using BPMN | Dan Atwood [September 2014]
    Oracle ACE Dan Atwood's quick tip will help you get started with process modeling by using BPM Process Patterns.

Tuesday Jan 27, 2015

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - January 20-26, 2015

The Top 10 most popular tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days, January 20-26, 2015.

  1. RT @Oracle: Is your #PaaS delivering the agility your users demand? Find out Jan 28 at 10am PT
    Jan 26, 2015 at 11:35 AM
  2. RT @MaartenSmeetsNL: New blog post on the Oracle SOA Suite 12c Coherence Adapter @soacommunity @AMIS_Services
    Jan 24, 2015 at 06:57 PM
  3. Bringing Oracle Big Data SQL to ODI12c Mappings, by @markrittman. OTN Virtual Tech Summit Feb 11.
    Jan 21, 2015 at 02:00 PM
  4. #OTNVTS Middleware sub-track: Data Integration and Analytics, w/ @mRainey @markrittman @stewartbryson
    Jan 22, 2015 at 08:49 AM
  5. #OTNVTS Middleware track Open Source and Integration Session Agenda #weblogic #coherence #maven
    Jan 21, 2015 at 02:26 PM
  6. #WebLogic #Docker images added to Oracle's github, h/t to @markxnelson
    Jan 26, 2015 at 11:09 AM
  7. Oracle #Maven Repository Index now available - more to come | @MarkxNelson
    Jan 23, 2015 at 12:13 PM
  8. RT @stewartbryson: See me at the #OTN Virtual Technology Summit Middleware Track: Data Integration & Analytics @oracleace @OTNArchBeat
    Jan 23, 2015 at 11:18 AM
  9. Podcast: A new approach to #BI projects, w/ @andrewjohnbond @stewartbryson @markrittman
    Jan 22, 2015 at 01:46 PM
  10. Oracle User Group members! We want your feedback on tech review sites. Take this anonymous survey.
    Jan 26, 2015 at 07:28 AM

Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

Top 10 Most Popular OTN SOA Articles in 2014

Want to know what OTN content attracted the most eyeballs in 2014?

This is the first of a series of year-end posts I will publish that highlight some of the most popular OTN content for 2014. For this post, I did a little data diving to come up with a list of the Top 10 most popular technical articles covering Service Oriented Architecture.

Congratulations to all of the authors! Keep up the good work.

  1. Enterprise Service Bus [July 2013]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann, Danilo Schmeidel, Guido Schmutz, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    Answers to some of the most important questions surrounding the term "enterprise service bus" using concrete examples, so that the areas of application that can be deemed "correct" for ESBs can be clarified.
  2. Setting Up, Configuring, and Using an Oracle WebLogic Server Cluster [October 2012]
    by Yuli Vasiliev
    Learn to take advantage of multiple Oracle WebLogic Server instances grouped into a cluster to maximize scalability and availability.
  3. Caching Strategies for Oracle Service Bus 11g [July 2011]
    by William Markito Oliveira
    The right caching strategy can make a big difference in application performance.
  4. Fault Handling and Prevention for Services in Oracle Service Bus - Part 2 [May 2013]
    by Guido Schmutz and Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    A deep dive into fault handling and prevention in an environment based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Process Management (BPM) principles.
  5. Best Practices for Configuration Management in a SOA Environment [April 2011]
    by Brian Jimerson
    This article discusses best practices for CM in an Oracle SOA Suite 11g practice. It discusses the tools, techniques, and processes that should be used to ensure the proper management of software, services, and infrastructure configuration for these practices.
  6. Three Recipes for Oracle Service Bus 11g [March 2013]
    by Guido Schmutz, Edwin Biemond, Jan van Zoggel, Mischa Kölliker, and Eric Elzinga
    Whip up a fresh batch of service- and message-oriented solutions with these recipes from the Oracle Service Bus 11g Development Cookbook
  7. Implementing the Enterprise Service Bus Pattern to Expose Database Backed Services [December 2011]
    by Lucas Jellema
    A common challenge in today's world of integration within and across organizations is the publication of web services to expose information to external consumers. This article describes the steps and considerations a real organization went through when faced with the challenge of making data services available.
  8. MDM and SOA: Be Warned! [December 2013]
    by JÜrgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann, Danilo Schmeidel, Guido Schmutz, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    This article briefly describes a motive and conceptualization for using Master Data Management (MDM), and then presents typical variants for possible MDM architecture concepts, illustrating the interplay of MDM and SOA with reference to the architecture pattern.
  9. X.509 Certificate Revocation Checking Using the OCSP Protocol with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c [November 2012]
    by Abhijit Patil
    This article focuses on how to use X.509 Certificate Revocation Checking Functionality with the OCSP protocol to validate in-bound certificates.
  10. A Real-World Guide to Invoking OSB and EDN using C++ and Web Services [January 2014]
    by Sebastian Lik-Keung Ma
    A demonstration of extreme decoupling using OSB and EDN in Oracle SOA Suite 11g.
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