Friday Feb 06, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Jan 30 -Feb 5, 2015

The data determines that these are the Top 10 most popular updates from the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page for the last seven days, January 30 - February 5, 2015.

  1. Best Jobs in America: Software Architect is #1
    "Software Architect" once again tops the CNN/Money list of  "top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work," beating out "Video Game Designer."
  2. Getting Started with iOS Development using Eclipse and Java | Shay Shmeltzer
    Shay Schmeltzer's step-by-step video demo shows you how to use Eclipse to build an on-device mobile application that runs on iOS devices.
  3. Using the WebLogic Embedded EJB Container | Steve Button
    The WebLogic Server 12.1.3 EJB Developers Guide was recently updated to note that the embedded EJB container can be used by adding a reference to weblogic.jar to the CLASSPATH when the EJB client is being executed. Steve Button's short how-to will help you get started.
  4. WebLogic Maven Plugin - Simplest Example | Steve Button
    Steve Button's post is a response to several recent questions about how to configure the WebLogic Maven Plug-in.
  5. Oracle Mobile Suite - Web Service Performance Optimisation with Result Caching | Andrejus Baranovskis
    According to Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovkis, one of the primary advantages of Oracle Mobile Suite is Service Bus and SOAP/REST web service transformation. "You will get very nice performance improvement," He shows you how it all works in this technical post.
  6. Trends in Cloud Computing: The Rise of SaaS and PaaS | Debra Lilley
    "I predict that, in 2015 and beyond, PaaS for SaaS will emerge as the de-facto way to extend Oracle Applications in a safe, manageable, and cost-effective way," says Oracle ACE Director Debra Lilley in this article from Profit Magazine
  7. Announcing Oracle Mobile Application Framework 2.1 - Now Available | Shay Shmeltzer
    This new version focuses on upgrading the framework's infrastructure and includes support for Java 8, Cordova 3, Xcode 6, and Android 5. Click the link for more information.
  8. MAF 2.1 - Debugger Improvements and Mobile REST Client | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares solutions to some problems he recently encountered while implementing and mapping a programmatic MAF client for a REST service.
  9. EM12c: How to Retrieve Passwords from the Named Credentials | Gokhan Atil
    Oracle ACE Gokhan Atil's detailed post shows you how to keep digging to retrieve encrypted information saved in named credentials.
  10. Video: WLST Script Profiles | Peter Bowers
    In this new how-to technical video from the Oracle WebLogic YouTube Channel, Peter Bowers, a key developer on the WebLogic team, talks about the WLST script profile feature, and offers some cool sample code and a demo.

Tuesday Feb 03, 2015

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - Jan 27- Feb 2, 2015

Based on the number of retweets among the 3,495 people following @OTNArchBeat, these are the Top 10 Tweets for the last seven days, January 27 - February 2, 2015.

  1. Podcast: The Case for Adaptive Case Mgmt w/ @nicovanbenthem @lonnekedikmans @dschmied @t_winterberg
    Jan 28, 2015 at 01:49 PM
  2. Free OTN Virtual Tech Summit Feb 11. Middleware track sessions on Open Source and Integration
    Jan 28, 2015 at 01:00 PM
  3. Video: #Hyperion Metadata Integration, by @rodrigoradtke and @rzgiampaoli #2MTT @oracleace
    Jan 28, 2015 at 09:42 AM
  4. OTN Virtual Tech Summit middleware track. 6 experts. 6 sessions. All FREE. Feb 11
    Jan 27, 2015 at 06:00 PM
  5. Archive Podcast: Meeting #SOA Governance Challenges w/ @Luisw19 @manelrosa et al
    Jan 28, 2015 at 09:22 AM
  6. #WLST Script Profiles. Video by Peter Bowers #weblogic
    Feb 2, 2015 at 12:29 PM
  7. Disaster Recovery for On-Premise Fusion Applications, by Roland Koenn
    Jan 27, 2015 at 11:40 AM
  8. Virus-Proofing Oracle #WebCenter Content 11g with Oracle API Gateway 11g, by @feitnomore
    Jan 27, 2015 at 04:42 PM
  9. Calling Web Services in Background Using MAF 2.1, by @StevenDavelaar
    Jan 29, 2015 at 11:53 AM
  10. RT @sunil_ranka: IoT reference architecture by Bob Stockowiak #IoT #Hadoop #biwasummit
    Jan 28, 2015 at 07:44 PM

Monday Feb 02, 2015

Prereqs for OTN VTS Middleware Sessions

Planning on participating in the Middleware sessions that are part of next week's OTN Virtual Technology Summit? Great! But did you know that there are important prerequisites for those sessions? The highly interactive nature of the middleware sessions means you don't just get to sit on your hands.

For example, if you plan to participate in Mark Nelson's session on Getting Started with the Oracle Maven Repository, (part of the Open Source and Integration sub-track) you will need the Oracle Maven Repository Lab Guide, which includes information on where you can download key prerequisites:

  • WebLogic Server 12.1.3 Developer’s (ZIP) Distribution
  • JDK 1.7 or 1.8 (latest release)
  • Apache Maven 3.2.5.

Likewise, if you plan to participate in Real-Time Data Replication to Hadoop using GoldenGate 12c Adaptors by Oracle ACE Michael Rainey, or in Bringing Oracle Big Data SQL to Oracle Data Integration 12c Mappings by Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman, you need to check out Tame Big Data Using Oracle Data Integration. This demo forms the basis for the sessions by Rainey and Rittman, and includes information on how to access and install the Oracle Big Data Lite Virtual Machine, which provides an integrated environment to help you get started with the Oracle Big Data platform.

Click here for an extensive list of other resources that will help get the most out of your OTN Virtual Technology Summit experience.

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Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Top 10 OTN ArchBeat YouTube Videos - Dec 29, 2014 – Jan 27, 2015

There are 136 videos available on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel. In the last 30 days viewers spent more than 137 hours watching that content. Does that qualify as bingeing? Anyway, the Top 10 list below represents the videos that attracted the most eyeballs.

  1. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Vagrant, Puppet, Docker, and Packer | Lucas Jellema [September 2014]
    No, they're not four of the Seven Dwarves. Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema, CTO of AMIS Service faces the two-minute clock with a tip focused on using Vagrant, Puppet, Docker, and Packer, and their impact on the management of virtual machines.
  2. 2 Minute Tech Tip: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Just Say No to Spaghetti Code | Steven Feuerstein [November 2014]
    Getting lost in your own code? Oracle architect and PL/SQL guru Steven Feuerstein nails this 2 Minute Tech Tip video with best practices for avoiding code that resembles a big bowl of pasta.
  3. 2 Minute Tip: Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c | Danilo Schmiedel [November 2014]
    Oracle ACE Director and Opitz Consulting Solution Architect Danilo Schmiedel devotes his 120 seconds to a tech tip focused on upgrading from Oracle SOA Suite 11g to SOA Suite 12c.
  4. Build, Test and Deploy with WebLogic 12 and Maven | Steven Button [May 2014]
    Steve Button demonstrates the new Maven-related capabilities in Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.2, including the ability to push Oracle
  5. Best Practices in Oracle ADF Development | Frank Nimphius [January 2014]
    Frank Nimphius summarizes best practices for the "fantastic four:" ADFbc, Task Flow, ADF Binding and ADF Faces. He also makes recommendations for when and how to use JavaScript in ADF and what you should do to break out of your "am I the only one" isolation.
  6. Oracle ADF for Oracle Forms and PL/SQL Developers - Why it's the Right Choice | Grant Ronald [January 2014]
    Grant Ronald discuses the techniques that make developers more productive when building enterprise applications and how Oracle ADF implements special features that make Java-based development fast and simple with a visual and declarative development experience.
  7. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Oracle 12c New Features | Rich Niemiec [October 2014]
    Oracle ACE Director Rich Neimiec -- or possibly a clone thereof -- delivers a rather strange tech tip. Recorded at Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
  8. Debugging and Logging for Oracle ADF Applications | Chris Muir [January 2014]
    We're only human. Regardless how much work Oracle ADF does for us, or how powerful the JDeveloper IDE is, the inescapable truth is that as developers we will still make mistakes and introduce bugs into our ADF applications. In this video Oracle ADF Product Manager Chris Muir explores the sophisticated debugging tooling JDeveloper provides.
  9. Improve Your Oracle ADF App Response Time by as Much as 70 Percent | Frank Houweling [January 2014]
    Frank Houweling, senior Java, Oracle ADF, and SOA specialist at AMIS Technologies, discusses how you can optimize the performance of your Oracle ADF Fusion application, diagnose and solve typical performance problems, and build an efficient, responsive, scalable ADF application that circumvents common bad practices.
  10. 2 Minute Tech Tip: BPM Process Patterns using BPMN | Dan Atwood [September 2014]
    Oracle ACE Dan Atwood's quick tip will help you get started with process modeling by using BPM Process Patterns.

Tuesday Jan 27, 2015

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - January 20-26, 2015

The Top 10 most popular tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days, January 20-26, 2015.

  1. RT @Oracle: Is your #PaaS delivering the agility your users demand? Find out Jan 28 at 10am PT
    Jan 26, 2015 at 11:35 AM
  2. RT @MaartenSmeetsNL: New blog post on the Oracle SOA Suite 12c Coherence Adapter @soacommunity @AMIS_Services
    Jan 24, 2015 at 06:57 PM
  3. Bringing Oracle Big Data SQL to ODI12c Mappings, by @markrittman. OTN Virtual Tech Summit Feb 11.
    Jan 21, 2015 at 02:00 PM
  4. #OTNVTS Middleware sub-track: Data Integration and Analytics, w/ @mRainey @markrittman @stewartbryson
    Jan 22, 2015 at 08:49 AM
  5. #OTNVTS Middleware track Open Source and Integration Session Agenda #weblogic #coherence #maven
    Jan 21, 2015 at 02:26 PM
  6. #WebLogic #Docker images added to Oracle's github, h/t to @markxnelson
    Jan 26, 2015 at 11:09 AM
  7. Oracle #Maven Repository Index now available - more to come | @MarkxNelson
    Jan 23, 2015 at 12:13 PM
  8. RT @stewartbryson: See me at the #OTN Virtual Technology Summit Middleware Track: Data Integration & Analytics @oracleace @OTNArchBeat
    Jan 23, 2015 at 11:18 AM
  9. Podcast: A new approach to #BI projects, w/ @andrewjohnbond @stewartbryson @markrittman
    Jan 22, 2015 at 01:46 PM
  10. Oracle User Group members! We want your feedback on tech review sites. Take this anonymous survey.
    Jan 26, 2015 at 07:28 AM
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