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 - 4 Projects available under CDDL-1.0

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

The Coherence Community was launched on 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


    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'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





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