Tuesday Apr 07, 2015

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - March 31 - April 6, 2015

Surprise! Here's the list of the Top 10 tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days, March 31-April 6, 2015.

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Thursday Apr 02, 2015

Podcast Show Notes: Docker and Virtualization

The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast series features a four-part discussion of Docker and Virtualization.

The genesis for this program was a blog post about Docker on Oracle Fusion Middleware architect Mark Nelson’s RedStack blog, a post Mark co-wrote with fellow Fusion Middleware architects Edwin Biemond and Joel Nation.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Nov 14-20, 2014

What are you looking at? If you're one of the 5,949 people following the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, the chances are good that over the last seven days (November 14-20, 2014) you were looking at one of these Top 10 most popular items.

  1. Getting Started with the A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator | Steven Davelaar
    The Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator (AMPA) is a lightweight persistence and data synchronization framework that works on top of Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF). The latest version of AMPA is available as an Open Source Framework on GitHub. Get the details in this extensive post from A-Team solution architect Steven Davelaar.
  2. Mobile Tools for Java (MTJ) 2.0 plugin for Eclipse IDE released | Alexander Belokrylov
    The latest version of the Mobile Tools for Java TM (MTJ) 2.0 release (with significant contributions from Oracle engineers) makes the MTJ plugin IoT-ready by supporting the Java ME Embedded 8 platform. Click the link for more detail from blogger Alexander Belokrylov.
  3. Secure Oracle MAF applications with Oracle Mobile Security Suite | Kundan Vyas
    This article by Kundan Vyas illustrates how to containerize and secure the content of an Oracle Mobile Application Foundation app using Oracle Mobile Security Suite (OMSS).
  4. Oracle Mobile Application Framework: Loading Images in a Background Process - Part I | Luc Bors
    Oracle ACE Luc Bors, author of the Oracle Mobile Application Framework Developer Guide, shows you how to load the images of a List in a background process, after the other content has been loaded.
  5. Oracle’s Architect Community Newsletter - November 2014 Edition
    The OTN Architect Community newsletter for November focuses on Identity Management and Security, and features a selection of technical articles and other resources to help you keep the bad guys out.
  6. Integrating Oracle Access Management Platform with Mobile Application Framework | Paul Toal
    The shift from desktop and laptop to mobile working is well underway. In this article Paul Toal shows you how to use your existing Oracle Identity and Access Management platform as the security layer within your mobile applications.
  7. Getting to know Docker: A Better Way to do Virtualization? | Mark Nelson, Edwin Biemond, Joel Nation
    Docker allows you to create reusable containers with applications in them. These can be distributed, will run on several platforms, and are much smaller than the equivalent virtual machine images. Learn more in this article from Mark Nelson, Edwin Biemond, and Joel Nation.
  8. Oracle's Mobile Leaders: Daniel Iversen and Ruben Garcia Mohedano
    "What we found was that a lot of companies are so caught up in complexities of developing mobile apps that they end up building point solutions that only create a fragmented and disconnected experience for their mobile audience," says Daniel Iversen in this interview with Chris Muir.
  9. Automated Policy Synchronization (APS) for OAM Clone Environment | Kiran Thakkar
    Automated Synchronization between Master and Clone OAM Environments is supported in Oracle Access Manager R2PS2. In this article, Kiran Thakkar walks you step-by-step through the configuration process.
  10. Designing Your Business for the Digital Economy | Jeanne Ross
    "Many enterprise architects are still trying to gain traction within their organizations, partly because the term architecture is not widely understood." Learn more in this summary of the 2014 Oracle Enterprise Architecture Summit presentation by Jeanne Ross, Director and Principal Research Scientist at MIT Sloan.

Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - November 11-17, 2014

You may ask yourself, "What were the Top 10 most popular tweets among the 3,314 followers of @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days?" Or you may not. I'm not a mind-reader. But if you do ask yourself that question, you'll find the the answer below.

  1. ODTUG Mobile Day Reston, VA Dec 2. Presos by @miaurman @ERoske @sspendol @Kevin_McGinley, others
    Nov 11, 2014 at 02:00 PM
  2. Podcast: #ODI Talk-a-Thon with @gurcan_orhan @stewartbryson @XofDup @cameronlackpour @mrainey
    Nov 11, 2014 at 09:00 AM
  3. RT @sfonplsql: My first Two Minute #plsql Tech Tip for @OTNArchBeat. Banish spaghetti code with nested subprograms.
    Nov 14, 2014 at 12:57 PM
  4. Securing Mobile Apps and Data in a BYOD World, by @1ndus > Part of FREE OTN Virtual Tech Summit Nov 18
    Nov 11, 2014 at 08:00 PM;
  5. A better way to do virtualization? Getting to know #Docker, by @markxnelson @biemond @joelith
    Nov 17, 2014 at 02:14 PM
  6. Podcast: #ODI expert panel: @gurcan_orhan @stewartbryson @XofDup @cameronlackpour @mrainey
    Nov 13, 2014 at 09:01 PM
  7. Managing WebLogic Server and Deployed Applications in DMZ and Other Network Setups | Martin Heinzl
    Nov 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM
  8. 4-Part Tech Article Series: Oracle Identity Management in the Enterprise #oim #security
    Nov 13, 2014 at 08:00 AM
  9. Don't Rewrite! Reuse! Architecture for Mobile Enablement, by @jeffmdavies > Part of FREE OTN Tech Summit Nov 18
    Nov 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM
  10. Podcast: #ODI expert panel: @gurcan_orhan @stewartbryson @XofDup @cameronlackpour @mrainey
    Nov 13, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Monday Sep 22, 2014

Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Build Oracle Apps Private Clouds with VM Templates on Engineered Systems

The 2 Minute Tech Tips keep coming with this one from Nishit Rao (Sr. Director, Product Management, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Engineered Systems).

Nishit Rao's Oracle OpenWorld Session

Friday Aug 01, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - July 25-31, 2014

Among the 5,265 followers of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page -- a community that could possibly include cycloptic star creatures from a distant planet -- these are the top 10 most popular posts for the last seven days, July 25-31, 2014.

  1. Rapid creation of Virtual Machine(s) for SOA Suite 12.1.3 server run time environment - leveraging Vagrant, Puppet and Biemond | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema extends his series on using Vagrant and Puppet for the automated creation of Virtual Machines, with a description the steps he took to create two VMs using scripts written by Edwin Biemond.
  2. Fastest way to a Virtual Machine with JDeveloper 12.1.3 and Oracle Database XE 11gR2 - on Ubuntu Linux 64 bit | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema gets you there in 10 steps.
  3. Video: Oracle SOA Suite 12c: REST Enabling SOA
    This video from the Oracle Learning Library demonstrates how to REST enable an existing SOAP service using Oracle SOA Suite 12c, a technique that can be used for mobile service enablement.
  4. GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.0 Download – nightly builds | Jurgen Kress
    "As an open source project, GlassFish is being developed in an open and transparent manner," explains Jurgan Kress. Read his short post to learn where to download the latest build.
  5. Test your Application with the WebLogic Maven plugin | Edwin Biemond
    Software architect Edwin Biemond shows you how easy it is to add some unit tests to your application when you use Maven together with the 12.1.3 Oracle software such as WebLogic , JDeveloper or Eclipse OEPE.
  6. Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets - July 22-28, 2014
    This week's list of Top 10 Tweets includes items on Big Data, Glassfish, Hadoop, Java, ODI, OSB, SOA Suite 12c, and more.
  7. Why Oracle Big Data SQL Potentially Solves a Big Issue with Hadoop Security | Mark Rittman
    A technical analysis from Oracle ACE Director and business intelligence expert Mark Rittman.
  8. Introduction to Fusion Applications Roles Concepts | Jack Desai
    This post from the Fusion Middleware A-Team blog reviews the definition of "Functional Roles" and provides introductory internals on the technical implementation of "Roles” within Fusion Applications.
  9. Video: Cluster Targeted JMS Load Balancing and Co-Location | Frank Munz
    A new addition to the "Oracle WebLogic: Distinctive Recipes" video series from Oracle ACE Director Frank Munz.
  10. 10 Tips for getting started with Oracle MAF | Graeme Mawson
    Graeme Mawson shares a collection of "little tips and tricks that will make life easier as you’re learning your way around" the Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF).

Friday Jan 10, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - January 3-9, 2014

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

  1. Free TechDay in Vienna: Oracle on Oracle
    Database Administrators, Storage and System Engineers, Platform Architects and Operation Leaders are invited to participate in this free half-day international technical event focused on all the layers of your infrastructure stack: from Storage through Datacenter Fabric to Virtualization, from the Operating System up to the layers with direct business impact: the Database and Applications.
  2. 10 Things You Should Know About WebLogic 12.1.2 | Frank Munz
    Check out this detailed and informative Slideshare presentation from Oracle ACE Director and "Oracle WebLogic 12c: Advanced Recipes" author Frank Munz.
  3. Design Patterns: Magic or Myth? | David Budgen
    Durham University professor of software engineering David Budgen draws on surveys and mapping studies in this examination of "the effectiveness of the usage of design patterns in software development."
  4. The private cloud is giving way to the public cloud | David Linthicum
    "Public clouds have matured a great deal in the last few years," says InfoWorld cloud computing columnist David Linthicum, "and the truth is they're more ready for prime time than most private clouds."
  5. WebLogic in Practice: SSL Configuration | Jacco Landlust and Simon Haslam
    This presentation from Oracle domain architect Jacco Landlust and Oracle ACE Director Simon Haslam, originally delivered at UKOUG Tech13, describes SSL certificate concepts and how to configure them within Oracle WebLogic.
  6. Video: Design - ADFBC Application Modules - How many should I have?
    How many root Application Modules should your application have? That may be the wrong question. Chris Muir explains in this episode of the ADF Architecture TV.
  7. AIA Foundation Pack Architecture Overview | Luis Weir
    Oracle ACE Luis Weir opens the hood and kicks the tires on the Oracle Application Integration Architecture Foundation Pack.
  8. Business Analytics: Speed Mobile | Mark Rittman
    Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman's post "walks you through creating your first mobile business intelligence (BI) app with Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer and the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7.1 Sample Application (V309 R2)."
  9. Unable to change WS Policy Store to “App Server Connection” in JDeveloper | Guido Schmutz
    Read this short post by Oracle ACE Director Guido Schmutz for a quick tip that might spare you a headache.
  10. Winter 2014 edition of free OTech Magazine
    The winter edition of the free, independent OTech Magazine is now available, offering the insight of an impressive collection of experts in Oracle technologies.

Thought for the Day

"Surely if God had meant us to do yoga, he would have put our heads behind our knees."

Rod Stewart, musician, singer
(Born January 10, 1945)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Oct 07, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for September 29 -October 5, 2013

4,320 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page. The list below represents the to 10 most popular community items shared on the page for the week of September 29 - October 5, 2013.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. OOW13: Internet of Things... and Big Data | Eric Bezille
    You may have noticed lots of chatter about the Internet of Things, but do you know what that phrase actually means. Architect Eric Bezille's post offers a concise overview.
  4. Java 8 – The Road to Lambda expressions | Lucas Jellema
    "Java 8 offers wonderful opportunities and new interesting intellectual challenges for Java developers," says Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema. His latest post includes some simple examples of Lambda expressions.
  5. Tips and Tricks for the OBIEE linux sysadmin | Robin Moffatt
    Robin Moffatt shares several technical tips that he finds useful when working with OBIEE on a Linux system.
  6. OOW13: First glimpses of the new SOA Suite 12c | Lucas Jellema
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema combines information from various Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and Demo Grounds presentations for this overview of new features in the latest release of Oracle SOA Suite 12c.
  7. 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 blog.
  8. JavaOne 2013: (Key) Notes of a conference – State of the Java platform and all the roadmaps | Lucas Jellema
    The always prolific Lucas Jellema, CTO at AMIS Services and an Oracle ACE Director, continues his post OOW13/JavaOne13 coverage with a detailed overview of the keynote presentations at JavaOne 2013.
  9. Video: Design - ADF Architectural Patterns - Colossal | Chris Muir
    Continuing his examination of ADF Architectural Patterns, Chris Muir looks at the "Colossal" pattern.
  10. 5 Coolest Features of the new WebCenter Portal (11.1.1.8) | Mitchell Palski
    Mitchell Palski shares a detailed list of the new features in Oracle WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8. What's your favorite new feature? What features are missing?

Thought for the Day

"If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies."

Desmond Tutu, South African social rights activist
(Born 7 October 1931)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Jul 15, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for July 7-13, 2013

The following list reflects the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of July 7-13, 2013.

  1. How To - OWSM 12.1.2 Installation | Prakash Yamuna
    The Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.1.2 release brings with it certain changes regarding Oracle Web Service Manager installation. No worries! Prakash Yamuna has created a detailed installation guide.
  2. Enterprise Architect/Solution Architect Meetup
    Are you in the Cleveland, Ohio area? Would you like to speak at an Enterprise Architect/Solution Architect Meet-Up? This is a vendor-neutral group focused on architectural issues. Don't want to speak? No problem - just join and listen.
  3. Benchmark Report: Why Use OVM for Oracle Databases | Francisco Munoz Alvarez
    Oracle ACE Director Francisco Munoz Alvarez prepared this benchmark report on tests to determine how an Oracle Database (single instance) performs in a virtualized environment, as compared to the results for a database running on an exclusive bare metal server.
  4. WebLogic, Coherence, JDeveloper & ADF 12.1.2.0.0: First feedback from the Experts!
    Jurgen Kress has done a fine job of rounding up community Twitter chatter around the recent Oracle Cloud Application Foundation release, which includes new versions of WebLogic, Coherence, ADF, and JDeveloper. You'll also find links to more information about the products.
  5. What do you want to be when IT grows up?
    As new technologies and trends mature to become a part of the fabric of IT, are your skills keeping pace?
  6. Platforms – why they have come of age! | Adam Lewis
    "Forward-thinking organisations are faced with the challenge of evolving their services landscapes and adapting to contemporary platforms while delivering against commitments of the past," says Capgemini Infrastructure Services CTO Adam Lewis.
  7. New Maven support in Fusion Middleware 12.1.2 | Mark Nelson
    Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Mark Nelson gives you a quick tour of what's new in the just-released version 12.1.2 of the Fusion Middleware platform, with details on new support for build automation with Maven and for continuous integration."
  8. Introducing Oracle Coherence 12c
    Oracle Coherence 12c is now available for download. What are you waiting for?
  9. Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.2 is available
    Hot off the presses! Fresh information and technical detail on Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.2, now available for download.
  10. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: Setup and Use Chargeback
    This free video tutorial from the Oracle Learning Library shows you how to use the chargeback feature in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c R3.

Thought for the Day

"We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality."

Iris Murdoch
(July 15, 1919 – February 8, 1999)

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
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