Friday Jun 12, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - June 5 - 11, 2015

Keep an eye on this list of the Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days, June 5 - 11, 2015.

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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 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.

Monday Feb 17, 2014

Hot Topics for the OTN Article You're Going to Write - Round 2

If you've been thinking about writing a technical article for OTN, one thing that can dramatically help your chances of getting published is to write an article on an in-demand topic.

In a previous post I shared a list of suggested article topics covering WebLogic specific features and open standards compliance. This time around, here's a list of additional WebLogic article topic suggestions covering development frameworks, IDEs, and testing:

  • Using WebLogic 12c with Eclipse
  • Using WebLogic 12c with NetBeans
  • Exploring the Deployment Options from IDEs
  • Using Spring Batch with WebLogic 12c
  • Using the Jersey Test Framework for Lightweight Testing
  • Using Sonar with WLS for Code Quality Observation
  • How to run Avatar on WebLogic 12c (12.1.3)
  • Configuring SLF4J with WebLogic Server
  • Configuring Log4J with WebLogic Server
  • Configuring Logback with WebLogic Server

If you want to tackle one of these subjects, contact me at bob DOT rhubart AT oracle DOT com, or leave a comment on this post so we can discuss next steps.

Of course, if you have an idea for an article that isn't on this list, no worries. I would still like to hear from you. 

For some general guidelines for article submissions, take a look at: How To Get Published by Oracle Technology Network.

Thursday Nov 07, 2013

Video: Coherence Community on Java.net - 4 Projects available under CDDL-1.0

If you work with Oracle Coherence and you're not familiar with the Coherence Community on Java.net you're missing out.

The Coherence Community was launched on Java.net in June 2013, operating under the Open Source Initiative's Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL-1.0). Four projects are currently available for your participation:
  • Coherence Hibernate Integration
  • Coherence Spring Integration
  • Oracle Tools
  • The Coherence Incubator

You'll learn a lot more about the Coherence Community in the video above, which features my conversation with Oracle Coherence Senior Principal Solutions Architect Brian Oliver and Oracle Coherence Consulting Solutions Architect Randy Stafford, two of the people behind the creation and management of the Community and it's projects.

Thursday Nov 29, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 29, 2012

Thought for the Day

"Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. "

Frederick P. Brooks

Source: Quotes for Software Engineers

Wednesday Aug 01, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for July 2012

The Top 10 most-viewed items shared via my social networks for July 2012.

  • The first IT Architecture Certification from Oracle University: Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials
    The first Oracle IT Architecture certification, Oracle IT Architecture Release 3 Essentials, is now in general availability from Oracle University. The certification covers the Oracle Reference Architecture material published under the IT Strategies from Oracle library and includes Oracle Reference Architecture Overview, Application Infrastructure, Security, Software Engineering, Service-Oriented Integration, Management and Monitoring, Service Orientation, and User Interaction.
  • Using Oracle Fusion Middleware targets with OUAF Based products in OEM 12c | Anthony Shorten
    "One of the advantages of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is the ability to manage Oracle WebLogic directly from the console with or without the use of the Oracle WebLogic management packs," says Anthony Shorten. "Obviously customers can manage more with the packs but some basic administration and monitoring capabilities can be used from the basic Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c installation."
  • Simplifying OIM 11g Series (Chapter One) | Alex Lopez
    This post by Fusion Middleware A-Team blogger Alex Lopez is the first in a series covering "the design of tools that have the common goal of simplifying or enhancing the functionality provided by OIM 11g." This article this focuses on the design of "a framework that allows business users to define provisioning processes that include approvals, sophisticated approval request routing and advanced user interface customization capabilities."
  • Multi-Tenancy and Other Useless Discussions | Meg Bear
    "If your problem is in the database, you would naturally see multi-tenancy as a great solution," says Oracle Cloud Social Platform VP Meg Bear. "But if you happen to be a database provider and you happen to have a modern application architecture, then optimizing by putting everyone in a shared database becomes a less valid conclusion."
  • Hate the player, not the game - or my case for Data Engineers | Dominic Delmolino
    "In an organization with responsive data engineers there shouldn’t be a need to 'get rid of the database,'” says Dominic Delmolino. "One of the best reasons to have a database is that it provides so many ways to build the different kinds of models and transform the data between them with minimal need for additional frameworks or mountains of custom code."
  • Journey into the Cloud - Introduction | TimRead
    "Don't be fooled into thinking this is a one-off trip, or something that must be rushed," says Tim Read. "Far from it. Think of it as a daily commute with familiar landmarks, traffic lights, and intersections along the way. As new roads are built or widened, you can take advantage of them to hasten your journey."
  • Cloud computing moves from fad to foundation | David Linthicum
    "When enterprises make cloud computing work, they view the application of the technology as a trade secret of sorts, so there are no press releases or white papers," says David Linthicum. "Indeed, if you see one presentation around a successful cloud computing case study, you can bet you're not hearing about 100 more."
  • Free e-book: Cloud Architecture for Dummies
    Learn how to architect and model your cloud implementation to drive efficiency and leverage economies of scale with "Cloud Architecture for Dummies," a free Oracle e-book. (Registration required.)
  • Looking Towards the BI Apps 11g Part 1 : BI Apps 11g Product Roadmap | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman launches a new series of posts covering what's happening in Oracle Business Intelligence.
  • Webcast: Lightweight Java EE Architectures with Adam Bien
    Don’t miss this Webcast as Java Champion architect Adam Bien offers his perspective on Spring 3 Framework and Java EE. Adam will talk about how Java EE 6 creates modern, lightweight architectures for enterprise Java. He'll also cover Java EE 6 concepts as well as the Spring 3 Framework used with Java EE 6, comparing the pros and cons of using them together or independently. Part of the Oracle WebLogic DevCast series.
  • Another Thought for the Day

    "Requirements are not architecture. Requirements are not design, nor are they the user interface. Requirements are need."

    Andrew Hunt and David Thomas

    Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

    Monday Jul 30, 2012

    ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for July 22-28

    The Top 10 items shared via my social networks for the week of July 22-28, 2012.

    1. Automation of Weblogic 11g Maven Plugin installation | Dmitry Nefedkin
      After repeating the process of manually installing the Oracle Weblogic Plugin for Apache Maven once too often, Dmitry Nefedkin had enough and automated the process. Get the how-to info in this blog post.
    2. Refreshing ADF Page Template from ADF Fragment Template | Andrejus Baranovskis
      Another detailed technical how-to post from Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis.
    3. Now available: NetBeans 7.2 - Better, Faster, always Free
      Offering the fastest support for the latest Java standards, this new release offers faster startup times, new background scanning, native FindBugs integration, improved support for JavaFX, Groovy, PHP, C++ and much more!
    4. Running Oracle VM Templates on Oracle Enterprise Linux guide (Part 1 of 7) | Wijnand Gritter
      The first installment Wijnand Gritter's seven-part "step by step detailed guide" to installing Oracle VM Templates on Oracle Enterprise Linux.
    5. Former JD Edwards employee still loves Oracle products
      The latest chapter in SearchOracle.com's "Girl in an Oracle World" series offers a profile of Jennifer Barton, vice president of IT at Westmoreland Coal, who believes that technology, "isn't a gender thing."
    6. Thomas Erl on SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology - Part 1
      SOA guru Thomas Erl talks about this year's SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium, which gets underway in London on Sept 25. Erl is joined in this conversation by Tim Hall and Demed L'Her, two Oracle product managers who are presenting at the Symposium. In part one of this four-part series, Erl, Hall, and L'Her talk about what set's this year's event apart.
    7. Storing SCA Metadata in the Oracle Metadata Services Repository
      Nicolás Fonnegra Martinez and Markus Lohn explain the advantages of using the Oracle Metadata Services Repository for central metadata storage in this new OTN technical article intended for software developers and software architects who implement and design Service Component Architecture (SCA) composites.
    8. Simple Custom JMX MBeans with WebLogic 12c and Spring | Frank Munz
      "Using the Spring framework bundled with WebLogic 12, the programming of JMX MBeans becomes as easy as writing a simple POJO within a web application," says author and 2011 Oracle Technologist of the Year Frank Munz. His blog post includes three informative videos that illustrate the process.
    9. Highly Available Infrastructure for Cloud Computing – A Guest Keynote at Oracle Architect Day by Kai Yu
      "High Availability Infrastructure of Cloud Computing," Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu's keynote presentation from OTN Architect Day in Reston, VA on May 16, 2012, is now available on the Dell Tech Center Blog. This is a video version of Kai's presentation, and includes his narration.
    10. Catching Up to Mobile Computing
      In this article from Oracle Magazine, OTN architect community members Karina Ishkhanova, Mike van Alst, and Oracle ACE Directors Ronald van Luttikhuizen and Lucas Jellema share their thoughts on the challenges mobile computing poses for solution architects. Also check out these video comments from Ronald and from Oracle enterprise architect Anbu Krishnaswami.

    Thought for the Day

    "Cool is a detail, useful is a quality."

    Jason Fried

    Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

    Thursday Jul 26, 2012

    ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-07-26

    • Simple Custom JMX MBeans with WebLogic 12c and Spring | Frank Munz
      "Using the Spring framework bundled with WebLogic 12, the programming of JMX MBeans becomes as easy as writing a simple POJO within a web application," says author and 2011 Oracle Technologist of the Year Frank Munz. His blog post includes three informative videos that illustrate the process.
    • Highly Available Infrastructure for Cloud Computing – A Guest Keynote at Oracle Architect Day by Kai Yu
      "High Availability Infrastructure of Cloud Computing," Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu's keynote presentation from OTN Architect Day in Reston, VA on May 16, 2012, is now available on the Dell Tech Center Blog. This is a video version of Kai's presentation, and includes his narration.
    • Storing SCA Metadata in the Oracle Metadata Services Repository
      Nicolás Fonnegra Martinez and Markus Lohn explain the advantages of using the Oracle Metadata Services Repository for central metadata storage in this new OTN technical article intended for software developers and software architects who implement and design Service Component Architecture (SCA) composites.
    • Oracle Magazine: Catching Up to Mobile Computing
      In this article from Oracle Magazine, OTN architect community members Karina Ishkhanova, Mike van Alst, and Oracle ACE Directors Ronald van Luttikhuizen and Lucas Jellema share their thoughts on the challenges mobile computing poses for solution architects. This companion video features additional comments from Ronald and from Oracle enterprise architect Anbu Krishnaswami.

    Thought for the Day

    "Function and output do not define a system. Only its architecture can describe and identify a system."

    Larry Bernstein

    Source: SoftwareQuotes

    Thursday Apr 12, 2012

    ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-04-12

    Thought for the Day

    "Why do we never have time to do it right, but always have time to do it over?"

    — Anonymous

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