Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans shares the details on a Dutch government agency's transition from an Oracle Forms-based environment to a service-oriented environment using Oracle SOA Suite in this interview recorded at Oracle OpenWorld 2013.
Oracle ACE Douwe Pieter van den Bos is a SOA/Fusion Middleware specialist and an information architect at the Ministry of Justice and Security in the Netherlands. And as if that doesn't keep him busy enough he's also the founder and editor-in-chief of OTech Magazine, a free, independent online publication for Oracle professionals featuring technical articles written by Oracle community leaders and subject matter experts.
In this OTN ArchBeat video interview Douwe talks about the rationale behind OTech's creation, the magazine's editorial schedule, and how you can contribute articles.
Identity management architect Steffo Weber's OTN article Protecting IDPs from Malformed SAML Requests offers a concise yet detailed technical dive into how you can use Oracle API Gateway as an XML firewall to protect Oracle Identity Federation from receiving malformed SAML requests. Steffo shares a bit of background on the article in this short video interview.
Regular readers of this blog, or the Architect Community column in Oracle Magazine, or listeners to the OTN ArchBeat Podcast may recognize the names Lonneke Dikmans and Ronald van Luttikhuizen. Managing partners at Vennster, Lonneke and Ronald are Oracle ACE Directors with formidable skills as specialists in SOA and Middleware, but I can't remember a time either has declined a request to lend their knowledge as a podcast panelist or as source for an article. Despite having the kind of hectic schedules you might expect for such talented IT pros, Lonneke and Ronald managed to find the time to write a book, SOA Made Simple, published in December 2012 by Packt Publishing.
Yesterday I had a chance to connect via video for a short chat with Lonneke and Ronald to ask them about their new book: