Friday Nov 09, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 9, 2012

  • Exploring Lambda Expressions for the Java Language and the JVM | Java Magazine
    In the latest //Java/Architect column in Java Magazine, Ben Evans, Martijn Verburg, and Trisha Gee explain how, "although Lambda expressions might seem unfamiliar to begin with, they're quite easy to pick up, and mastering them will be vital for writing applications that can take full advantage of modern multicore CPUs."
  • Converting SSL certificate generated by a 3rd party to an Oracle Wallet | Paulo Albuquerque
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Paulo Albuquerque shares "a workaround to get your private key, certificate and CA trusted certificates chain into Oracle Wallet."
  • Portal And Content - Content Integration - Best Practices | Stefan Krantz
    This post from Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team architect Stefan Krantz "will help you understand ground up how to design, architect and implement business enabled, responsive and performing portals with complex requirements on business centric information publishing."
  • Global Event Series: Oracle Cloud Builder Summit
    Enterprise IT is changing. That's not exactly a news flash, but let's face it, if your skills aren't up to the task, you're going to be left behind. That's why the Oracle Cloud Builder Summit presents a great opportunity to get out in front of the evolution of IT. Through multiple demonstrations you'll learn how to build—in only two hours—an enterprise cloud environment, and how to fast-track your applications to the cloud. Click here to find dates and locations around the globe.
  • Unexpected advantage of Engineered Systems | Solaris 11 Maintenance Lifecycle Blog
    There's a lot of genuinely useful information in this post, based on the personal experience of the blogger. But it makes me nuts when smart Oracle people with expertise to share don't include their actual names in the blog posts. So thanks, user12244672, for an interesting post. But unless you're a superhero, maybe you can reveal your true identity…?

Thought for the Day

"The purpose of computers is human freedom."

Ted Nelson

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Thursday Nov 08, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for October 2012

The Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for October 2012.

  1. OAM/OVD JVM Tuning | @FusionSecExpert
    Vinay from the Oracle Fusion Middleware Architecture Group (known as the A-Team) shares a process for analyzing and improving performance in Oracle Virtual Directory and Oracle Access Manager.
  2. SOA Galore: New Books for Technical Eyes Only
    Shake up up your technical skills with this trio of new technical books from community members covering SOA and BPM.
  3. Clustering ODI11g for High-Availability Part 1: Introduction and Architecture | Richard Yeardley
    "JEE agents can be deployed alongside, or instead of, standalone agents," says Rittman Meade's Richard Yeardley. "But there is one key advantage in using JEE agents and WebLogic – when you deploy JEE agents as part of a WebLogic cluster they can be configured together to form a high availability cluster." Learn more in Yeardley's extensive post.
  4. Solving Big Problems in Our 21st Century Information Society | Irving Wladawsky-Berger
    "I believe that the kind of extensive collaboration between the private sector, academia and government represented by the Internet revolution will be the way we will generally tackle big problems in the 21st century. Just as with the Internet, governments have a major role to play as the catalyst for many of the big projects that the private sector will then take forward and exploit. The need for high bandwidth, robust national broadband infrastructures is but one such example." -- Irving Wladawsky-Berger
  5. Eventually, 90% of tech budgets will be outside IT departments | ZDNet
    Another interesting post from ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick about changing roles in IT.
  6. ADF Mobile - Login Functionality | Andrejus Baranovskis
    "The new ADF Mobile approach with native deployment is cool when you want to access phone functionality (camera, email, sms and etc.), also when you want to build mobile applications with advanced UI," reports Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis.
  7. Podcast: Are You Future Proof? - Part 2
    In Part 2, practicing architects and Oracle ACE Directors Ron Batra (AT&T), Basheer Khan (Innowave Technology), and Ronald van Luttikhuizen (Vennster) discuss re-tooling one’s skill set to reflect changes in enterprise IT, including the knowledge to steer stakeholders around the hype to what's truly valuable.
  8. ADF Mobile Custom Javascript — iFrame Injection | John Brunswick
    The ADF Mobile Framework provides a range of out of the box components to add within your AMX pages, according to John Brunswick. But what happens when "an out of the box component does not directly fulfill your development need? What options are available to extend your application interface?" John has an answer.
  9. Oracle Solaris 11.1 update focuses on database integration, cloud | Mark Fontecchio
    TechTarget editor Mark Fontecchio reports on the recent Oracle Solaris 11.1 release, with comments from IDC's Al Gillen.
  10. Architects Matter: Making sense of the people who make sense of enterprise IT
    Why do architects matter? Oracle Enterprise Architect Eric Stephens suggests that you ask yourself this question the next time you take the elevator to the Oracle offices on the 45th floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois (or any other skyscraper, for that matter). If you had to take the stairs to get to those offices, who would you blame? "You get the picture," he says. "Architecture is essential for any necessarily complex structure, be it a building or an enterprise." (Read the article)

Thought for the Day

"I will contend that conceptual integrity is the most important consideration in system design. It is better to have a system omit certain anomalous features and improvements, but to reflect one set of design ideas, than to have one that contains many good but independent and uncoordinated ideas."

Frederick P. Brooks

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Wednesday Nov 07, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 7, 2012

Thought for the Day

"Why is composing symphonies tough? I don't know. It's just very few people in the world can do it well. And I think that's the case with upfront design. It is very hard to do well."

Martin Fowler

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Wednesday Sep 12, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-09-12

Thought for the Day

"The hardest single part of building a software system is deciding precisely what to build. "

Fred Brooks

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Monday Aug 20, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for August 12-19, 2012

The Top 10 most popular items as shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of August 12-19, 2012.

  1. Virtualizing Oracle E-Business Suite through Oracle VM | Kai Yu
    "To leverage Oracle VM, the existing Oracle E-Business systems on physical servers need to be migrated to the virtual machines and a new development needs to start on the VMs," says Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu. In this post he shares the systematic migration method that won him the 2011 OAUG Innovator of Year Award.
  2. Beach Reading for Software Developers
    Calling all solutions architects, software developers, and other IT pros. Summertime is vacation time, and I'd bet that even when you're all slathered up in sunscreen and chillaxin' at the beach, pool, or on your patio, daddio, your insatiable hunger for more technical knowledge doesn't wither in the heat. What technical books did you read (or plan to read) while soaking up the sun this summer?
  3. Oracle Technology Network Architect Day: Los Angeles - October 25
    OTN Architect Day rolls into Los Angeles with rich schedule of sessions, panel discussions, and roundtables focused on cloud computing, engineered systems, service oriented architecture, and more. Wednesday, October 25, 2012, 8:30am - 5:00pm, at the Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048. Registration is free, but seating is limited.
  4. Join Us at the OTN Sys Admin Day – Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux
    Bring your laptop, leave your wallet, because OTN SysAdmin Day in Broomfield, CO is free. This live, hands-on event features two tracks, one for Oracle Solaris, and one for Oracle Linux. It all happens at the Oracle Campus in Broomfield, CO on Thursday August 23, 8am to 4:30pm. Click the link for details and registration.
  5. WebCenter Portal & Spaces Boilerplate template and overview to responsive design | John Sim
    "With the majority of users using their mobile devices or even TVs...to access the web we need to accommodate for our audience and provide a good user experience," says John Sim. "One of the ways this can be achieved is through responsive design – although you need to look carefully at your site to see if responsive is the right approach and provides the correct user journey for your audience." Sim shows you how to get there using Oracle WebCenter Portal Spaces.
  6. OTN Architect Day Coast-to-Coast
    OTN Architect Day goes bi-coastal, with events in Boston on Sept 12 and Los Angeles on Oct 25. Registration is free, and you get 8 hours of technical sessions, panel discussions, roundtables... and a free lunch. Satisfy your appetite for expert insight on cloud computing, service orientation, engineered systems—and stuff your face at the buffet. Does it get any better?
  7. Oracle Technology Network | Architect Community
    This week's features on the Oracle Technology Network Architect homepage include a new article on Oracle WebLogic RESTful Management Services, a new white paper on Leveraging Governance to Sustain Enterprise Architecture Efforts, and part 3 of a 4-part conversation with SOA guru Thomas Erl and Oracle SOA experts Tim Hall and Demed L'Her about the growing interest in IT architect training and certification despite the ongoing animosity toward architects.
  8. Automatically Disable Proxy Service to avoid overloading OSB | A-Team - SOA
    Have questions about how to avoid overloading Oracle Service Bus if an endpoint becomes temporarily unreachable? You're not alone, which is why Oracle SOA A-Team blogger Jian Liang has published this very detailed post.
  9. DevOps:Evolving to Handle Disruption
    "Until recently," says JP Morgenthal, "IT was relegated to a support role speaking only when spoken to versus driving strategy. However, in the face of the emergence of consumerization of IT, mobile computing, big data, cloud computing, and a changing economic landscape, a traditional IT organizational structure is now an albatross around IT’s neck."
  10. Wake up, IT: Even CFOs see value in the cloud
    "The reality is clear," according to Infoworld's David Linthicum. "Unlike other technology trends, which largely confused the leaders in the boardroom, cloud computing has enjoyed strong PR among those who manage the money. That's good news for IT organizations interested in trying to get the promised value from the cloud—the people who hold the purse strings will likely support the creation of an initial cloud computing strategy and the first cloud computing projects."

Thought for the Day

"The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination. Few media of creation are so flexible, so easy to polish and rework, so readily capable of realizing grand conceptual structures."

Fred Brooks

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

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