Friday May 16, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - May 9-15, 2014

Among the 5,119 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, the items listed below were the Top 10 most popular for the last seven days (May ).

  1. Photo: Conference chair Rumpi Gravenstein kicks off the 2014 Great Lakes Oracle Conference
    May 13 at 9:01am
  2. Photo: Full room for Robert Freeman's #VirtualBox session. #GLOC14
    May 13 at 12:25pm
  3. Photo: #oracleace Cameron Lackpour's #GLOC14 session "Script or Die" #essbase
    May 13 at 10:32am
  4. Photo: Slide from Cameron Lackpour's #GLOC14 session. Note the 2nd bullet.
    May 13 at 10:34am
  5. Photo: Full house for Oracle ACE Rick Van Dyke's #GLOC14 keynote
    May 14 at 9:53am
  6. Photo: #GLOC14 keynote speaker Tom Kyte talking about In Memory Database.
    May 13 at 9:05am
  7. Photo: This is how we roll at #GLOC14.
    May 13 at 5:45pm
  8. Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - May 2-7, 2014
    I pick 'em, you click 'em. Click the link to see this week's list of the Top 10 community items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page. This week's list includes articles, blog posts, and videos covering ADF Mobile, Oracle Service Bus, WebCenter, WebLogic, and more.
  9. Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.8.1 Now Available | Mike Hallett
    "This is the second major release on the BI-Apps 11g code line leveraging the power of ODI, and certified with the latest version of Oracle BI Foundation 11.1.1.7," says Mike Hallett.
  10. Coherence Cache Configuration for WebCenter Portal Content Presenter | Lyudmil Pelov
    After configuring Coherence Cache for WebCenter Portal Content Presenter a customer was unable to see the Coherence MBeans in the Enterprise Manager. A-Team architect Lyudmil Pelov's post describes the problem and the solution.

Friday Jan 31, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - January 124-30, 2014

The Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days.

  1. WildFly 8 vs. GlassFish 4: Which Application Server to Choose | Markus Eisele
    Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele shares his insight and expertise in this comparison of two popular OSS application servers.
  2. The Question Lingers: Who Gets to Be an Architect?
    Does someone become an IT architect simply by the assignment of a title? Who decides? Who defines that role? Listen to this podcast from the OTN ArchBeat archive as four working IT architects debate those questions and more.
  3. Multi-Data Center Implemenation in Oracle Access Manager | Vinay Kalra
    Multi-Data Center (MDC) topology is now supported in Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11g. Vinay Kalra's blog post discusses some of the features of MDC and provides detailed steps on cloning a secondary data center.
  4. WLST script for listing WebLogic Server memory usage | Peter Lorenzen
    Peter Lorenzen shares "a short script for listing Java heap usage for all WebLogic Servers in a domain."
  5. How-to: Create a Simple Hadoop Cluster with VirtualBox | Christian Javet
    Christian Javet's step-by-step tutorial shows you how to created a 4-node cluster using VirtualBox and Cloudera.
  6. Automated Regression Testing for OBIEE | Robin Moffatt
    In the second installment of his series Robin Moffatt explores automation approaches that "focus on regression testing the impact that changes to the RPD have on the data."
  7. Oracle Identity Management monitoring check-list | Daniel Gralewski
    Oracle A-Team solution architect Daniel Gralewski looks at various aspects of Oracle Identity Management and WebLogic monitoring.
  8. The Architect as Salesperson
    Like it or not, effective software architects share characteristics one finds in successful salespeople. Does that comparison make you feel just a bit uncomfortable?
  9. A short guide to networking in Virtual Box with Oracle Linux inside | Job Oprel
    Job Oprel shares an illustrated tutorial based on challenges and annoyances he encountered while setting up an environment with several Virtual Boxes on his laptop.
  10. AMStatistics - Adding Custom Statistics to ADF BC | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Check out this post by Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis for his description of a use case for the tracking activation timestamp for the ADF BC Application Module.

Thought for the Day

"In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent."

Norman Mailer, writer
(January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007)

Source: brainyquote.com

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 20, 2013

  1. Video Interview: Cloud Service Brokers - A SOA Symposium Preview
    In this video interview SOA community maven Jurgen Kress and Oracle ACE Rolando Carrasco preview "Cloud Service Brokers," the session they will present as part of the Cloud Computing Architecture, Brokers & Patterns track at the SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium, December 4-5, 2013 in Mexico City.
  2. Creating your own Virtualbox Development Images | Edwin Biemond
    For Oracle Puppet provisioning development Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond can't do without Packer and Vagrant. In this blogpost he explains "what these tools can do for you and how you can make your own images and use puppet as provisioning tool."
  3. Virtualised Exalogic and External DNS Servers | Donald Forbes
    A step-by-step how-to from technical architect Donald Forbes.
  4. Python for the WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) | Frank Munz
    "To be able to code more than the most basic WLST scripts for WebLogic you should have reasonably good Python skills," says Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz. He shares several resources for learning Python in this post.
  5. On the integrity of data in Java applications – presentation from JFall 2013 | Lucas Jellema
    This JFall 2013 presentation by Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema examines "what data integrity entails and how it can be enforced in multi-tier application architectures using distributed data sources and global transactions."
  6. Changes In Attitude | Floyd Teter
    Preparing for the demise of GlassFish, Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter builds a new Oracle Linux VM, installs WebLogic 12.1.2 -- and shares insight gained in the process.
  7. Internet of Things - The Oracle platform | Torsten Winterberg
    Oracle ACE Director Torsten Winterberg (one of the authors of the Industrial SOA article series available on OTN) shares an informative summary of an Oracle Openworld presentation on the Internet of Things (IoT).

Thought for the Day

"A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it."

Alistair Cook, British/American journalist
(November 20, 1908 – March 30, 2004)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Oct 24, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for October 24, 2013

Thought for the Day

"All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say 'No' and said 'Yes'."

Moss Hart, playwright, screenwriter
(October 24, 1904 – December 20, 1961)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Sep 12, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for September 12, 2013

Thought for the Day

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort."

Jesse Owens
(September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Jul 29, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for July 21-27, 2013

As of today the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page has 3,569 fans. Listed below are the Top 10 most popular items posted there for the week of July 21-27, 2013.

  1. GoldenGate and Oracle Data Integrator - A Perfect Match - Part 3: Real-time ETL Challenge | Michael Rainey
    In the final post in his series Michael Rainey focuses on ODI Change Data Capture (CDC) and options to using change data in downstream ETL processes.
  2. Supporting multiple ebMS service versions in Oracle B2B | Ronald van Luttikhuizen
    "Versioning is quite trivial for SOAP and RESTful Web Services using different namespaces, version indicators in endpoint locations, and so on, " says Oracle ACE Director Ronald van Luttikhuizen. However, it is a bit different for ebMS-based services implemented in a B2B gateway.
  3. JDeveloper 12.1.2 EJB & Java Service Facade Datacontrol | Edwin Biemond
    Oracle ACE Edwin Biemond's illustrated post examines the List of Values feature, newly added to JDeveloper 12.1.2.
  4. Promoting Organizational Visibility for SOA and SOA Governance Initiatives - Part I | Manuel Rosa and André Sampaio
    Manuel Rosa and André Sampaio describe "how an organization can leverage from the existing best practices, and with the help of adequate exploration and communication tools, achieve and maintain the level of quality and visibility that is required for SOA and SOA governance initiatives". Part 1 of a 2-part series.
  5. Calm the Data Storm | Sunil Ranka
    Click the link to read "Calm the Data Storm," a new article by Oracle ACE and business intelligence expert Sunil Ranka, as featured in the July edition of ITNEXT magazine.
  6. Industrial SOA: Securing the SOA Landscape
    ecurity requirements become more complex in the distributed system landscape of a service oriented architecture. This article, part of the Industrial SOA series, presents tips on how to handle security responsibly, based on tried and true best practices.
  7. Podcast Show Notes: Data Warehousing and Oracle Data Integrator
    The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast features Oracle ACE Directors Gurcan Orhan and Cameron Lackpour sharing panelist duties with Uli Bethke and Michael Rainey in a discussion of data warehousing and Oracle Data Integrator. (Big thanks to guest producer Gurcan for picking the topic and panelists.) Part 1 of this three-part program is now available.
  8. Fundamental Cloud Architectures | Thomas Erl
    This excerpt from the new book Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, by Thomas Erl et al, describes several common foundational cloud architectural models and explores the involvement and importance of different combinations of cloud computing mechanisms in relation to these architectures.
  9. Shrink Oracle VirtualBox Image | Dr. Frank Munz
    Author and expert Dr. Frank Munz shows you how in two easy steps.
  10. Software Defined Networks (SDN) | Ben Prusinski
    Oracle ACE Director Ben Prusinski explores "software defined networks (SDN) in respect to Oracle and other database platforms."

Thought for the Day

"Have a sense of humor about life - you will need it. And be courteous."

Peter Jennings
(July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Jul 26, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for July 26, 2013

  1. Fundamental Cloud Architectures | Thomas Erl
    This excerpt from the new book “Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture," by Thomas Erl et al describes several common foundational cloud architectural models and explores the involvement and importance of different combinations of cloud computing mechanisms in relation to these architectures.
  2. Long-lived TCP connections and Load Balancers | Chris Johnson
    Fusion Middleware solution architect Chris Johnson's post on long-lived TCP connections and load balancers explains why the use of a load balancer between two servers may be unnecessary.
  3. Oracle Database SQL – Recursive Subquery to inspect events in football matches – find the MVP | Lucas Jellema
    More fun with sports stats from Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema.
  4. Oracle OpenWorld Gives You the Gift of Time
    The deadline for the $500 early bird discount for Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco is Aug 2nd.
  5. Social Enterprise Architecture
    An interesting article with some excellent observations about the convergence of enterprise architecture and social networks. (H/T to Elie Levy for posting the link on his Java.net blog.)
  6. Shrink Oracle VirtualBox Image | Dr. Frank Munz
    Author and expert Dr. Frank Munz shows you how in two easy steps.
  7. Software Defined Networks (SDN) | Ben Prusinski
    Oracle ACE Director Ben Prusinski explores "software defined networks (SDN) in respect to Oracle and other database platforms."
  8. Podcast Show Notes: Data Warehousing and Oracle Data Integrator
    The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast features Oracle ACE Directors Gurcan Orhan and Cameron Lackpour sharing panelist duties with Uli Bethke and Michael Rainey in a discussion of data warehousing and Oracle Data Integrator. (Big thanks to guest producer Gurcan for picking the topic and panelists.) Part 1 of this three-part program is now available.

Thought for the Day

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."

Carl Jung
(July 26,1875 – June 6, 1961)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Jul 02, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves - June 23-29, 2013

2,947 people now follow OTN ArchBeat on Facebook. Here are the Top 10 items shared on that page for June 23-29, 2013.

  1. Podcast Show Notes: DevOps, Cloud, and Role Creep
    After some confusion (my bad) all three CORRECT parts of this podcast are now available. The panelists for this discussion are all Oracle ACE Directors: Ron Batra, Basheer Khan, and Cary Millsap.
  2. SOA Suite 11g Developers Cookbook Published | Antony Reynolds
    "The book focuses on areas that we felt we had neglected in the Developers Guide, says co-author Antony Reynolds. "There is more about Java integration and OSB, both of which we see a lot of questions about when working with customers."
  3. Using Oracle TimesTen With Oracle BI Applications (Part 2) | Peter Scott
    Peter Scott follows up an earlier post with a look at some of the OBIA structures and a discussion of some of the features of TimesTen.
  4. Linux-Containers — Part 1: Overview | Lenz Grimmer
    OTN Garage blogger Lenz Grimmer kicks off a series and expands your mind with deep detail on Linux Containers
  5. Slides from my ODTUG Kscope13 Presentation | Zeeshan Baig
    Oracle ACE Zeeshan Baig shares the slides from his KScope13 presentation, "Build Your Business Services Using ADF Task Flows."
  6. Fun with Enterprise Manager | Rene van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk shares some background and some tuning and other tech tips for working with Oracle Enterprise Manager.
  7. Using VirtualBox to test drive Windows Blue | The Fat Bloke
    The Fat Bloke shares a tech tip for those interested in giving Windows Blue a try on Virtual Box.
  8. Podcast Show Notes: The Fusion Middleware A-Team and the Chronicles of Architecture
    In this three-part series Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team members Jennifer Briscoe, Clifford Musante, Mikael Ottosson, and Pardha Reddy talk about the origins and mission of the FMW A-Team and about the great technical content you'll find on the recently launched Oracle A-Team blog. Part one is now available.
  9. 5 Best Practices - Laying the Foundation for WebCenter Projects | John Brunswick
    Oracle WebCenter expert John Brunswick shares best practices that "enable the creation of portal solutions with minimal resource overhead, while offering the greatest flexibility for progressive elaboration."
  10. Oracle Magazine - July/Aug 2013
    The digital edition of the July/August edition of Oracle Magazine is now available. This issue includes my architect community column, "The CX Factor." which features insight from community members on "why and how CX has become a significant factor in enterprise IT." h

Wednesday Jan 02, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for December 2012

Happy New Year! Now that your holiday hangover has had a chance to subside, try to get your eyes to focus on this list of the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the month of December 2012.

Thought for the Day

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
(May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882)

Source: BrainyQuote

Thursday Dec 20, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for December 20, 2012

  • SCA Composites: Java or BPEL? | Lonneke Dikmans
    Oracle ACE Director Lonneke Dikmans shares insight gained in moving a composite service from Oracle Service Bus to BPEL. "Moving the Java from OSB to the Spring context was very easy," she says.
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Security: More on Upstart | Chris Johnson
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team Architect Chris Johnson published a couple of posts on UIpstart. But his readers wanted more. "More explanation, more clarity, and more about how to use Upstart to boot the entire environment." Chris gives the people what they want.
  • Trendspotting 2013 | Billy Cripe
    "2013 will be a year where business has a deep need for expertise, data, security, and people who can execute," says Oracle ACE Billy Cripe, "and information is at the heart of it all."
  • WebCenter Content Web Search Performance: Do you really need that folder path info? | Nicolas Montoya
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team member Nicolas Montoya shares a technical tip for putting the pedal to the metal for search operations in the Oracle WebCenter Content Web Interface.
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.4 Review | Jeff James
    Petri IT Knowledgebase Editorial Director Jeff James spent several weeks playing with Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.4. He shares his thoughts and observations in this detailed review.
  • How Agile Do You Need to Be? | Jim Highsmith
    "There are two capabilities (at least) needed to be an agile organization," says Jim Highsmith, "the ability to anticipate areas of needed responsiveness, and the ability to adapt to unforeseen changes. This blog addresses only the first of these; however, by thinking about how to respond to anticipated changes, the organization contributes to the second capability also."
  • Software Engineering: Off to a Bad Start? | Glenn Vanderburg
    Living Social developer Glenn Vanderburg's keynote presentation at QCon 2012 in San Francisco makes some interesting points about the role of the software engineer. What do you think? Are titles like "software engineer" and "software architect" misleading, inaccurate, or misappropriated? What's in a name?
  • RDA Health Checks for SOA | Shawn Bailey
    Shawn Bailey explains what RDA Health checks are, why they matter for Oracle SOA Suite, and how you can run them.

Thought for the Day

"Computer Science is the only discipline in which we view adding a new wing to a building as being maintenance."

Jim Horning

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

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