Monday Jul 22, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for July 14-20, 2013

I post 'em, you click 'em. These are the Top 10 most popular items posted on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of July 14-20, 2013.

  1. Podcast: The Fusion Middleware A-Team and the Chronicles of Architecture - Part 3
    In the third and final segment of this series the panel of Fusion Middleware solution architects discusses the analysts, journalists, and other resources they rely on to stay ahead of the curve as the technology evolves, and reveals the most recent article or blog post they shared with other A-team members.
  2. Survey: Choose the next OTN T-Shirt for Oracle OpenWorld
    If you attend Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne this fall you know you're probably going to go home with an OTN t-shirt. Here's your chance to voice your opinion on what that shirt should look like. Click the link, take the poll!
  3. OTN Architect Resources: Articles and White Papers
    Looking for articles on Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle WebLogic, Service Bus, Web Service Manager, Enterprise Manager, and more? You've come to the right place.
  4. Clarification: Oracle Linux and Oracle Clusterware | Wim Coekaerts
    Wim Coekaerts clears up some misinformation about what is included in Oracle Linux Support subscription purchases—and the news is good.
  5. Webcast: Technical Deep Dive into WebLogic, Coherence, more - What's all the excitement about?
    The Oracle Cloud Application launch webcast on July 31 will feature technical Deep Dives into WebLogic Server 12c, Release 12.1.2, Coherence 12c, Release 12.1.2, JDeveloper 12c, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c, ADF 12c and NetBeans. The impressive roster of speakers includes Cameron Purdy, Dr. Frank Munz, and Oracle ACE Director Simon Haslam.
  6. Oracle Applications and BI | John van der Kooij
    "The wow factor for most of the Fusion Applications package comes with the ability to do a lot of analyzing," says says John van der Kooij. "The question is, did Oracle pull a rabbit out of its hat or was this a lingering ability by the company that has never been in sight of the group of Oracle Applications users?"
  7. Video: ADF How-To #2: Adding a Transient VO Attribute via Customization | Vik Kumar
    Seven minutes of video is all that separates you from knowing how to add a new transient View Object attribute and then add it to the table using customization. Check out this new YouTube video from the Fusion Applications Developer Relations Team.
  8. Andrew McAfee speaking at live event series: Oracle Big Data at Work
    If you're a regular reader of MIT principal research scientist Andrew McAfee's blog you won't want to miss this opportunity to see him live as the keynote speaker for this event focused on real-world Big Data case studies presented by industry experts. Events will be held in San Jose, CA (August 5-6, 2013 San Jose Marriott), Chicago, IL (August 7-8, 2013 Westin Michigan Avenue), New York, NY (August 12-13, 2013 Marriott Marquis Times Square). Registration is free, but seating is limited.
  9. Cloud Application Foundation 12c is here!
    Cloud Application Foundation brings together key industry-leading technologies: Oracle WebLogic Server for Java EE; Oracle Coherence In-Memory Data Grid; Oracle Tuxedo for C/C++/COBOL; Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder; and Oracle Traffic Director for load balancing capabilities. Learn more in a special online launch event on July 31.
  10. Generate Tradingpartners for Oracle B2B 11g with Ant | Martien van den Akker
    Martien van den Akker's extensive post shares the technical details of a solution that allows a Dutch energy company to "to exchange information about energy delivery with other companies that supply and transport energy."

Thought for the Day

"True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed."

Tom Robbins
(Born July 22, 1936)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Jul 11, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 11, 2013

Thought for the Day

"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."

E. B. White
(July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Apr 22, 2013

OTN ArchBeat Facebook Faves - April 14-20, 2013

Here's this week's collection of click magnets, the Top 10 most popular items shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the week of April 14-20, 2013.

  1. How to manage your WebLogic Servers? | WebLogic Partner Community EMEA
    A massive list of Oracle WebLogic resources, including Oracle Learning Library self-study courses and a whole bunch of YouTube video tutorials
  2. ADF Mobile and SDO: getting results | Blueberry Coder
    This brief post from the "Blueberry Coder" explains how you can access the return value of the service call when making "web service calls to SDO view objects exposed through a service-enabled application module." ADF Mobile and SDO: getting results
  3. Oracle BPM Suite 11g Highlights | Oracle Learning Library
    This video from the Oracle Learning Library showcases business-driven aspects of Oracle BPM Suite 11g. It demonstrates Modeling, Simulation, UI design, and Player capabilities that allow business users to design and run processes from web-based Process Composer.
  4. OBIEE, ODI and Hadoop Part 2: Connecting OBIEE 11.1.1.7 to Hadoop Data Sources | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman continues his series with a look at "how OBIEE 11.1.1.7 can now access Hadoop data sources through two related technologies; Hive, and MapReduce."
  5. It's Time to Honor the Techies!! Oracle Magazine Technologist of the Year Awards
    Information on how you can submit nominations for this year's Oracle Magazine Technologist of the Year awards. Categories include: Big Data Architect, Cloud Architect, Developer, Enterprise Architect, Mobile Architect, and Social Architect.
  6. Architecting Service-Oriented Systems | Grace Lewis
    "Rather than being viewed as an off-the-shelf product, SOA should be viewed as an architectural style or paradigm for designing systems," says SEI's Grace Lewis. "From this paradigm, an infinite number of configurations can be derived that either benefit or harm a system. "
  7. Video: Managing Tuxedo applications with TSAM Plus 12c and OEM Cloud Control 12c | Todd Little
    Todd Little illustrates how the TSAM Plus 12c management tool for Tuxedo applications can be used for performance monitoring and diagnostics, for operations automation and for enforcing service level agreements for business services.
  8. Video Interview: WebCenter Expert JayJay Zheng
    Solution architect and certified Oracle WebCenter specialist JayJay Zheng talks about his new OTN article and about his presentation at Collaborate 13.
  9. OBIEE, OEM12cR2 and the BI Management Pack Part 1: Introduction to OEM12cR2
    The first post in a promised three-part series from Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman covering the BI Management Pack that is now part of the latest release of Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control.
  10. Cutting Edge versus Just Average? Your SOA, Got BPM? | Mala Ramakrishnan
    Mala Ramakrishnan's concise post examines Business Process Management as a success factor in Service Oriented Architecture.

Thought for the Day

"The tools we use have a profound (and devious!) influence on our thinking habits, and, therefore, on our thinking abilities."

Edsger Dijkstra
(May 11, 1930 – August 6, 2002)

Source: softwarequotes.com

Monday Jul 23, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for July 15-21, 2012

The Top 10 most popular items shared via my social networks for the week of July 15-21, 2012.

  1. 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."
  2. 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."
  3. Webcast: Introducing Identity Management 11g R2 - July 19
    Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012 Time: 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern Please join Oracle and customer executives for the launch of Oracle Identity Management 11g R2, and learn how it dramatically expands the reach of identity management to cloud and mobile environments.
  4. Introducing Oracle Tuxedo 12c
    Leave your black tie in your closet! This online event on July 31, 2012 consists of two live webcasts. The first, "Oracle Tuxedo 12c Overview and Technical Deep Dive," (10am PT / 1pm ET) features speakers Hasan Rizvi Sr. VP Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java; Ajay Patel. VP Oracle Fusion Middleware Product Management; Deepak Goel, Sr Dir. Oracle Tuxedo Product Development; and Todd Little, Chief Architect, Oracle Tuxedo. That will be immediately followed by "Mainframe Modernization Overview and Application Runtimes 12c Technical Deep Dive," (11am PT / 2pm ET) with featured speakers Dale Vecchio, Research VP, Gartner and Mark Rakhmilevich, Sr. Dir. Oracle Mainframe Modernization. Register for one or both—it's free!
  5. Business SOA: Thinking is dead | Steve Jones
    "Planning, architecture and design are being seen in parts of IT as bad things as a mentality develops around a concept that some how basic fundamentals such as TDD, contract design and doing things that are actually proven to work are in some way wrong," says Capgemini's Steve Jones. "Adoption of unproven technologies is rife as is the surprise when those technologies fail to deliver on the massively over hyped expectation and indeed fail to even come close to delivering at the level of dull old technologies that do the job but don't currently have the twitterati in thrall."
  6. Journey into the Cloud - Introduction | Tim Read
    "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."
  7. 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.
  8. A Cure for Virtual Insanity: A Vendor-Neutral Introduction to Virtualization Without the Hype | Tim Hall
    Oracle ACE Director Tim Hall created this article as a companion to the presentation he has been giving on his OTN Tour of South America. He describes it as, "very light and devoid of technical information or vendor-specific bias."
  9. Think through your cloud plans -- or else | David Linthicum
    "There are two worlds" in IT, says David Linthicum. "One involves the hype and good feelings about next-gen IT, such as cloud computing, that tells us the technology itself will save us from the mistakes of the past. Then there's the world of planning, architecture, and design that makes the technology actually useful—despite IT's aversion to this crucial stage."
  10. Webcast: Exalogic 2.0 Launch
    Join Hasan Rizvi, Cliff Godwin, Wim Coekaerts and other key Oracle executives on July 25 for the launch of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0. This interactive launch event will feature a panel discussion with Oracle executives and customer testimonials.

Thought for the Day

"When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only of how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."

R. Buckminster Fuller
(July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983)

Source: SoftwareQuotes

Wednesday Jul 18, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-07-18

  • Online Launch Event: Introducing Oracle Tuxedo 12c - July 31 - 10am PT / 1pm ET
    Leave your black tie in your closet! This online event on July 31, 2012 consists of two live webcasts. The first, Oracle Tuxedo 12c Overview and Technical Deep Dive, (10am PT / 1pm ET) features speakers Hasan Rizvi Sr. VP Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java; Ajay Patel. VP Oracle Fusion Middleware Product Management; Deepak Goel, Sr Dir. Oracle Tuxedo Product Development; and Todd Little, Chief Architect, Oracle Tuxedo. That will be immediately followed by Mainframe Modernization Overview and Application Runtimes 12c Technical Deep Dive, (11am PT / 2pm ET) with featured speakers Dale Vecchio, Research VP, Gartner and Mark Rakhmilevich, Sr. Dir. Oracle Mainframe Modernization. Register for one or both — it's free.
  • Journey into the Cloud - Introduction | Tim Read
    "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."
  • Think through your cloud plans—or else | David Linthicum
    "There are two worlds" in IT, says David Linthicum. "One involves the hype and good feelings about next-gen IT, such as cloud computing, that tells us the technology itself will save us from the mistakes of the past. Then there's the world of planning, architecture, and design that makes the technology actually useful—despite IT's aversion to this crucial stage."
  • 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."

Thought for the Day

"There is nothing more unproductive than to build something efficiently that should not have been built at all."

Milt Bryce
(1925 - 2005)

Source: SoftwareQuotes

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