Friday Jan 30, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Jan 23-29, 2015

The Top 10 most popular articles and other content shared with the 6,425 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page over the last seven days, January 23-29, 2015.

  1. Building a Scalable, Highly Available Oracle API Gateway 11g Infrastructure in a Cloud Environment | Marcelo Parisi
    With its focus on service protection, and its authentication mechanisms, message encryption, and security/policy functionalities, Oracle API Gateway (OAG) 11g can be a very powerful tool in the secure provisioning of services in the cloud. This article shows you how to create a cloud-based OAG infrastructure, with high-availability and scalability support.
  2. Archive Podcast: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges
    This four-part OTN ArchBeat Podcast from January 2013 gives you a seat at a roundtable discussion with four experts on the evolution of SOA Governance: what old problems persist, what new problems have presented themselves, and what can be done to implement an efficient and effective SOA governance program.
  3. Virus-Proofing Oracle WebCenter Content 11g with Oracle API Gateway 11g | Marcelo Parisi
    Marcelo Parisi's article is a proof-of-concept for a basic infrastructure re-architecture and software configuration needed to implement a basic virus-checking routine on files before they get to Oracle WebCenter Content.
  4. Spinning-up a Coherence Cluster with Weblogic Scripting (WLST) | David Felcey
    The WebLogic scripting and management features available with Coherence 12c Managed Servers make it easy to create Coherence clusters and manage applications. Using the Weblogic Scripting Tool (WLST), the whole lifecycle of Managed Coherence Servers can be controlled, from creating and starting a Coherence cluster to deploying Coherence applications. This article from David Felcey outlines how to do just this, using some sample WLST scripts.
  5. SOA Suite 12c: In-depth look into Managed File Transfer (1/3) | Robert van Molken
    Managed File Transfer is a simple and secure End-to-End Managed File Gateway, with support for large files, encryption, auditing, monitoring and pass-by-reference. Robert van Molken's article looks at Oracle Managed File Transfer (MFT) as a solution to the growing problems with the use of FTP in the enterprise.
  6. Disaster Recovery for On-Premise Fusion Applications | Roland Koenn
    Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are key requirements with most business critical on-premise Fusion Applications environments. Disaster Recovery for FA can be broken down into two layers that have to be synchronized to achieve full recoverability: Shared storage and databases. The solution described in Roland Koenn's article supports simple full site switchover / failover and will satisfy most business requirements.
  7. 3 Sessions on Data Integration and Warehousing | OTN Virtual Tech Summit, Feb 11
    The middleware track of the OTN Virtual Technology Summit on February 11, 2015 includes three sessions on Data Integration and Warhousing: "Real-Time Data Replication to Hadoop using GoldenGate 12c Adaptors," " Bringing Oracle Big Data SQL to Oracle Data Integration 12c Mappings," and "An Introduction to Oracle Enterprise Metadata Manager." The event is free, so register now!
  8. Trends in Data Management: Unlock the True Value Proposition of Big Data | Ron Batra
    "The typical reference architecture has shifted significantly over the years," says Oracle ACE Director Ron Batra in this article from Profit Magazine. "Due to the rich variety of data sources...we see systems and architectures that are net-new to the average enterprise—for example, machine learning, data mining, predictive analytics, and big data visualization."
  9. iOS Setup and Requirements Guidelines for MAF 2.1.0 | Martin Deh
    With the release of Oracle MAF 2.1.0 there are a few important items that will need to be considered when upgrading the iOS environment and with JDeveloper. This article from solution architect Martin Deh covers installation guidelines and other details.
  10. How FXLoader Integrates Oracle PaaS and SaaS | Peter Care
    This concise article by Peter Care from FXLoader presents the details on his solution that combines Oracle PaaS, SaaS and the Cloud Marketplace.

Friday Jan 09, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - January 2-8, 2015

The OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page started 2014 with 4,764 fans, and ended the year with 6,348, an increase of over 33%. Many thanks to all those who are paying attention!

But that was then, and this is now. So here's the first Facebook Friday post of 2015, with the Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the week of January 2-8.

  1. Fusion Applications WebCenter Content Integration: Automating File Import/Export | Jack Desai
    This article by solution architect Jack Desai provides an introduction, with working sample code, to programmatically exporting content from Fusion Applications to automate the outbound integration process to other applications in the cloud or on-premise. A Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) composite is implemented to demonstrate the concept.
  2. Archive Podcast: Finding a Shorter Path to SOA
    Oracle ACE Directors Lonneke Dikmans, Simon Haslam, and Ronald van Luttikuhuizen discuss strategies for dealing with some of the problems that can thwart SOA efforts in some organizations.
  3. Sometimes development is just work | Peter Paul van de Beek
    "No matter how cool your job is, no matter how many people are looking at you or your company for best practises, sometimes developing software is just work," says Peter Paul van de Beek. Read his post for some notable examples.
  4. Public Cloud: The Next Frontier for Enterprise Architecture
    Thomas Kurian, Oracle's executive VP of product development, shares insight on the challenges enterprise architects face in establishing an effective architecture for cloud deployments.
  5. It's Spring for Oracle ACM APIs | Martien van den Akker
    "It is not so hard to make the API's available as services," says Martien van den Akker. "The trick is to wrap them up in a set of Java-beans, with one class with methods that do the jobs and create 'request and response beans' for the input parameters of the methods and the response." More detail in his post.
  6. Minecraft and Identity Management: What an Identity Management guy learned from managing a world populated by tweens and teens | Clayton Donley
    In the span of two years, Oracle Identity Management and Mobile Security product management VP Clayton Donley has learned a lot about managing a system where the bulk of the users have pre-teen or early teen levels of maturity. He shares lessons learned in this informative and entertaining article.
  7. ">Test-driven development using Oracle SOA Suite | Attila Németh
    Oracle SOA/BPM Suite is a powerful tool suite for integration. This article by Attila Németh shows how test-driven development can be done with the Oracle tooling.
  8. AI is coming to IoT, and not all the brains will be in the cloud | Derrick Harris
    "As consumers get used to buying so-called smart devices, they're eventually going to expect them to actually be smart," says GigaOm writer Derrick Harris. "They might even expect them to be smart all the time."
  9. Oracle Mobile Suite Service Bus REST and ADF BC SOAP | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis describe Oracle Service Bus as "One of the key parts of Oracle Mobile Suite 12c." In this post he explains the role OSB plays in an ADF BC application he created.
  10. Business Analytics: In-Memory Analytics Speeds Business Intelligence | Mark Rittman
    This extensive how-to article from Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman illustrates how you can supercharge business intelligence with Oracle Database In-Memory.

Monday Dec 22, 2014

A Staggering Screen Experience: Top Ten 2 Minute Tech Tip Videos for 2014

I recorded the first 2 Minute Tech Tip video on August 29, 2014. Since then (as of this writing), 34 people have presented tech tips, and more are on the way. Some are recorded via Skype, so the Tipsters can stay in their pajamas. The rest are recorded in-person, using my trusty iPad2. All are edited and assembled using iMovie. I have great fun doing these videos, and I'm reasonably certain the people presenting the tips had fun, too (though for #3 I thought I might have to perform CPR on Oracle ACE Luis Weir, and Oracle ACE Director Rich Niemiec in #2 scared me a little).

So here, based on YouTube's analytics, are the Top 10 most popular 2 Minute Tech Tips for 2014. Big thanks to all of the Tipsters who participated, and congratulations to those who made this list.

  1. Vagrant, Puppet, Docker, and Packer | Lucas Jellema
    Published on Sep 10, 2014
  2. Oracle 12c New Features | Rich Niemiec
    Published on Oct 3, 2014
  3. Tools for SOA Governance and API Management | Luis Weir
    Published on Oct 6, 2014
  4. How to be a Database Security Superhero | Michelle Malcher
    Published on Oct 10, 2014
  5. PL/SQL Performance Tuning - Art or Science? | Michael Rosenblum
    Published on Oct 7, 2014
  6. Building a Responsive WebCenter Portal with ADF | JayJay Zheng
    Published on Aug 29, 2014
  7. Fast, Focused Essbase Data Extraction | Cameron Lackpour
    Published on Sep 17, 2014
  8. Application Security Essentials | Douwe Pieter van den Bos
    Published on Oct 10, 2014
  9. Just Say No to Spaghetti Code | Steven Feuerstein LinkedIn
    Published on Nov 13, 2014
  10. Managing Java Memory Use | John Davies LinkedIn
    Published on Sep 15, 2014

If you want to be a 2 Minute Tech Tipster, please contact me via Twitter: @OTNArchBeat

Friday Dec 19, 2014

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Dec 12-18, 2014

Here it is, the final Facebook Friday Top 10 list for 2014 (I'm taking some time off over the holidays). In 2014 the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page picked up an additional 1,455 new fans, for a total of 6,217. Big thanks to all the fans who follow the page, and to the experts who create all the content that brings the fans to the page.

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

  1. Oracle BPM 12c Gateways: Parallel Gateway | Antonis Antoniou
    Part 3 in Oracle ACE Associate Antonis Antoniou's 5-part series shows you how to you can use the parallel gateway in a process.
  2. How to implement a custom WCS flex filter | Noël Jaffré
    This A-Team Chronicles blog post includes links to a document by Noël Jaffré of OCS/EMEA "that describes very succinctly how to implement a custom flex filter class for use with WebCenter Sites flex assets."
  3. Top 10 Things You Should Know About BPM 11g/12c | Mark Foster et al
    Mark Foster collaborated with his A-Team colleagues Sushil Shukla, Siming Mu, John Featherly, and Pete Farkas to put together this list of things everyone should know when embarking on a BPM project.
  4. Top 5 OTN Business Intelligence Articles for 2014
    Why only the Top 5? Because these five Business Intelligence articles totally dominated the category. Congrats to authors Mark Rittman, Kevin McGinley, Christian Screen, Edelweiss Kammermann, and Yuli Vasiliev.
  5. Xmas Day 2014: IoT Devices Go Online | Hinkmond Wong
    Hinkmond Wong shares an interesting take on how Christmas Day 2014 might be a milestone in Internet history.
  6. Updated Coherence JVisualVM Plugin in Latest Coherence Patch | Tim Middleton
    As reported by Tim Middleton, Coherence 12.1.3.0.1, (Patch 18378184) includes updates to the Coherence JVisualVM Plugin, a couple of UI tweaks, and it addresses an issue when monitoring Coherence clusters in WebLogic Server environments.
  7. Podcast: Customizing the Oracle EBS User Experience
    APEX? Forms? OBI? Excel? Monty Latiolais heads up an expert panel that debates the relative merits of various solutions for customizing the Oracle EBS user experience.
  8. Free Tutorial Series: Monitoring of Mobile Applications | Oracle Learning Library
    This series of four short tutorials (5 mins each) describes the daily monitoring of mobile applications with the Applications Interface Services Server through Server Manager. Free from the Oracle Learning Library.
  9. BPM Workspace Login with libOVD and LDAP - Part 1: Configuration and Startup | Siming Mu
    This article by solution architect Siming Mu is the first of a series that will shed some light on the interactions between BPM Workspace, libOVD and LDAPs. Information in this post is obtained by analyzing a series of libOVD trace logs.
  10. Top 10 OTN Identity Mgmt and Security Articles for 2014
    Too much coffee keeping you up at night? Or is it the ever-present risk of hacker attacks, like the recent assault on Sony Pictures? Ease your mind with this list of 2014's Top 10 most popular OTN technical articles on identity management and security.

Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

Top 10 OTN WebCenter Articles for 2014

Continuing with my year-end series of Top 10 lists, here's a list of the ten Oracle WebCenter articles that drew the most attention in 2014.

  1. A Role-Based Approach to Automated Provisioning and Personalized Portals
    by Rex Thexton, Nishidhdha Shah, and Harish Gaur
    This article demonstrates how Schneider National, a multinational trucking company, successfully automated employee on-boarding and personalized its intranet portal.
  2. Building a Responsive WebCenter Portal Application [April 2014]
    by JayJay Zheng
    Essential design and development considerations and how-to technical tips.
  3. Setting up Oracle JDeveloper for WebCenter Portal Asset Development [November 2013]
    by Mitchell Palski
    Configuring your development environment to download assets from Oracle WebCenter Portal and upload them to Oracle JDeveloper for maintenance or enhancement.
  4. Oracle WebCenter Spaces Performance Analysis and Tuning in Practice [April 2013]
    by JayJay Zheng
    This post-development performance tuning practice for addressing Oracle WebCenter Spaces performance issues.
  5. Virus-Proofing Oracle WebCenter Content 11g with Oracle API Gateway 11g
    by Marcelo Parisi
    A proof-of-concept for a basic infrastructure re-architecture and software configuration needed to implement a basic virus-checking routine on files before they get to Oracle WebCenter Content
  6. Integrated Real-Time Intelligence Using Oracle WebCenter, Oracle Coherence, and Oracle Business Activity Monitoring [March 2010]
    by Mark Farabaugh, Sri Ayyeppen, and Harish Gaur
    This article puts together a reference architecture for contextual, real-time business insight, and walks through a real-life example using Oracle WebCenter, Oracle Business Activity Monitoring, and Oracle Coherence.
  7. Building Enterprise 2.0 Applications [August 2009]
    by Nam Doan-Huy, YiHong Xu, Narshimha Rao Kondapaka, and Melody Wood
    Getting the right information to the right people at the right time.
  8. Building an Oracle WebCenter Default Search Adapter [November 2013]
    by Daniel Merchán Garcia
    Step-by-step instructions for building a Twitter search adapter for Oracle WebCenter Portal.
  9. Multilingual Portal Implementation with Webcenter Portal 11.1.1.8 [October 2014]
    by Namit Kakkar
    Using WebCenter Portal configuration, localization can be achieved and content on the screen can be translated and displayed based on user's locale or selected language.
  10. Data Presenter Framework - Webcenter Portal PS7 [September 2014]
    by Rohan Walia
    Both data controls and task flows can be created at runtime in the Webcenter Portal PS7, with no coding needed in JDeveloper.This article provides an overview of WebCenter Data Presenter and hands-on instructions, steps to implement above functionality.
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