Monday Jan 06, 2014

2013 Top 10 OTN Articles for Architects

One of the things I get to do as manager of OTN's Architect Community is work with community members who submit articles for publication on OTN. These articles typically deal with SOA, middleware, business intelligence, and other topics relevant to software architects. Thirty-seven such articles were published in calendar year 2013. The list below represents the Top 10 most popular of those articles.

Congratulations to the authors of these technical articles!

  1. Cookbook: Installing and Configuring Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1 [August 2013]
    by Mark Rittman and Kevin McGinley
    Oracle ACE Directors and business intelligence specialists Rittman and McGinley take the #1 slot with their step-by-step guide to installing, configuring, and loading an initial set of tables within Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1. using data sourced from Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3
  2. Enterprise Service Bus [July 2013]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmeidel , Guido Schmutz , Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    Members of the Masons of SOA, including several Oracle ACE Directors, use concrete examples to provide answers to some of the most important questions surrounding the term "enterprise service bus." Part of the Industrial SOA Series.
  3. Set Up and Manage Oracle Data Guard using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c [August 2013]
    by Porus Homi Havewala
    Havewala is the author of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Managing Data Center Chaos (2012, Packt Publishing) and Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control: Advanced OEM Techniques for the Real World (2010, Rampant TechPress), as well as a prolific blogger. In this article he describes how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c's Oracle Data Guard setup and management capabilities to control downtime and simplify disaster recovery.
  4. SOA Blueprint: A Toolbox for Architects [April 2013]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmeidel , Guido Schmutz , Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    Also from the Industrial SOA Series, this article introduces the foundations that need to be established in order to implement functional SOA processes, defining a broadly applicable SOA blueprint whose individual modules can be topped up with commercial products or increasingly available open source offerings.
  5. SOA and User Interfaces
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmeidel , Guido Schmutz , Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    Yes, it's another chapter from the Industrial SOA Series -- and a clear indication that OTN readers have SOA on their minds.  This article examines best practices for overcoming the challenges to developing user interfaces in a service oriented architecture.
  6. Fanning Out Events on the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Event Delivery Network [February 2013]
    by Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema is a prolific blogger, frequent OTN contributor, and a familiar speaker on SOA and middleware at Oracle user group events. His article describes how events can be used in Oracle SOA Suite 11g to have business processes impact each other in a meaningful way with maximum decoupling.
  7. Industrial SOA: Preface [April 2013]
    by Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann , Danilo Schmeidel , Guido Schmutz , Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg
    No, it's not deja vu! The lead-off chapter in the Industrial SOA Series is the fourth article from that series to appear in this Top 10 list. This time the by-now familiar team of SOA experts describes how "service-orientation continues to evolve towards a factory approach, towards industrializing integrated platforms, such as BI, master data management (MDM), mobile front-ends, BPM, adaptive processes, Big Data and Cloud Computing."
  8. On the Integrity of Data [April 2013]
    by Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema makes his second appearance in the 2013 Top 10 list with this introduction to the basics of data integrity enforcement in a variety of environments.
  9. Moving to Oracle WebCenter Content 11g Web Services [April 2013]
    by Jon McDonald
    McDonald, a principle solutions architect with the Oracle WebCenter Content Architecture Team (A-Team), offers examples for working with the generic and native web services provided in Oracle WebCenter Content 11g.
  10. Track Down a Memory Leak
    by Dr. Frank Munz
    Munz, an Oracle ACE Director and 2011 Oracle Technologist of the Year, shares provided this sample chapter from his latest book, Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes.

Do you have an idea for an OTN technical article? You'll find guidelines here. And if you have any questions, pop them into the comments section and I'll respond as fast as I can type. Who knows, maybe your article will make it to the Top 10 list for 2014.

Friday Dec 20, 2013

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - December 13-19, 2013

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days (December 13-19, 2013).

  1. Podcast: Oracle SOA B2B Integration - Part 3
    EDI remains in wide use among old-guard companies, but newer companies are embracing ebXML and other alternatives. Listen to the final segment in this series as panelists Krishnaprem Bhatia, Alan Perlovsky, and Scott Haaland discuss the future of SOA B2B integration.
  2. How To Use BI Publisher Web Services To Return Report Data From Fusion Applications
    What can you do in four minutes? If you watch this video you'll learn how to run Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher reports via web services. Not a bad use of your time, eh?
  3. Shared Services Stupid Trick No. 2 | Cameron Lackpour
    Continuing his series of Shared Services Stupid Tricks, Oracle ACE Director Cameron Lackpour asks, "Can I marry up the parent child list to directly assigned security?" and then answers his own question. Don't worry, he's not talking to himself - he's talking to you.
  4. Tailoring the Tailoring Through Listening: Simplified UI Outreach | Ultan O'Broin
    Work with ADF? Interested in UX? You'll want to read Ultan O'Broin's post on the proceedings of the pilot workshop "to test drive the enablement guidance for the tailoring of the Simplified User Interfaces (UIs) for our cloud applications in forthcoming releases. "
  5. RESTful GlassFish Monitoring and Management | Adam Bien
    Java Champion Adam Bien shows you how to exploit the built-in monitoring and management capabilities of GlassFish to automate application deployment and gain insight into application performance.
  6. ArchBeat YouTube Top 10 Videos: Middleware Mind Meld
    Watching any of the shows in TV Guide's Top 10, you might pick up a few tips on dancing, singing, international espionage, crime scene investigation, dating, or dealing with supernatural demons. But you won't learn anything about middleware. For that, check out this top ten list of videos on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel.
  7. Time to update your APEX development environment | Dimitri Gielis
    "In the last days (and weeks) Oracle has been updating many of the tools a typical APEX Developer uses day-in-day-out," says Oracle ACE Director Dimitri Gielis. His post lists the tools and server-side components you need to upgrade.
  8. Oracle BPM 11g Production Readiness Checklist | Mark Foster
    Working with his colleagues on the BPM A-Team, Mark Foster has assembled this "concise list of points that should be at least visited prior to moving into production with Oracle BPM 11g."
  9. Using Scenario-Based Architecture Analysis to Inform Code Quality Measures | Robert Nord and Ipek Oz
    A myopic focus on software delivery can result in degraded quality and serious down-range architectural complications. This SEI blog post by Robert Nord and Ipek Ozkaya describes "a first step towards an approach we developed that aims to use qualitative architectural measures to better inform quantitative code quality metrics."
  10. Process of Process Management | Ajay Khanna
    "BPM is not just system integration or one time automation of manual process. It is about continuous improvement," says Ajay Khanna. "Unless there is a right design and methodology in place, we are essentially creating a new monolithic application that is as rigid as existing systems." Read the rest of his informative post.

Thought for the Day

"I think most people don't react well to being screamed at. It's counterproductive."

Dick Wolf, television producer
(Born December 20, 1946)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Oct 04, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for October 4, 2013

  1. Case management supporting re-landscaping | Léon Smiers
    Several factors are driving some organizations to make changes to their application portfolio landscapes. This blog post from Oracle ACE Leon Smiers looks at how case management can ease the transition.
  2. Industrial SOA: SOA and User Interfaces
    In the eighth chapter of the Industrial SOA series an intrepid cabal of SOA experts addresses the challenges of developing user interfaces in a service oriented architecture, and describes how Thomas Erl's UI Mediator pattern can help.
  3. Cloud Control 12cR3, Oracle Linux and VMware | Tim Hall
    "If you are struggling to decide how best to run Cloud Control in your organization, I would recommend using a virtual environment...and run it on Oracle Linux 6," says Oracle ACE Director Tim Hall, He explains why in this post on his ORACLE-BASE
  4. OAAM Admin Console Dashboard Update Frequency | Viral Kamdar
    Here's a concise technical post for you access management fans from Fusion Middleware solution architect Viral Kamdar.

Thought for the Day

"Think slow, act fast."

Buster Keaton, American actor
(October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966)

Source: thinkexist.com

Tuesday Apr 03, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-04-03

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