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

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.

Tuesday Oct 28, 2014

Twitter Tuesday: Top 10 Tweets - October 21-27, 2014

This just in...

Among the 3,260 people following @OTNArchBeat the following Tweets were the Top 10 most popular for the week of October 21-27, 2014.

  1. Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip from @gschwartzberg1 - Integrate #Essbase with #OBIEE @oracleace
    Oct 23, 2014 at 09:48 AM
  2. #Microservices vs #SOA: Coexistence over conflict, advise these experts.
    Oct 21, 2014 at 02:09 PM
  3. Creating Domains with WLST | Martin Heinz >> Sample chapter from "Advanced WebLogic Server Automation"
    Oct 24, 2014 at 01:09 PM
  4. Video: Oracle Developer Cloud Service: Git Integration with #JDeveloper >> from @OracleLL
    Oct 21, 2014 at 03:16 PM
  5. I'm in, too! @oraclenerd t-shirt day.
    Oct 24, 2014 at 09:52 AM
  6. Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - Oct 17-23 #jdeveloper #microservices #oam #obiee #webcenter
    Oct 24, 2014 at 09:33 AM
  7. 3 Questions on #Microservices >> Your answers may be quoted in an upcoming @OracleMagazine article
    Oct 27, 2014 at 09:00 AM
  8. Video by @BlueberryCoder: #APEX and #OracleMAF - Seeing is Believing
    Oct 22, 2014 at 02:31 PM
  9. B2B Event Queue Management for Emergencies | Shub Lahiri #soa #soasuite #weblogic
    Oct 21, 2014 at 01:57 PM
  10. You'll need these resources for the Mobile App Dev labs in the free OTN Virtual Tech Summit Nov 18
    Oct 21, 2014 at 02:38 PM

Thursday Jul 03, 2014

Summer Reading for Techies

Looking for some summer reading?

Sure, you could get engrossed in the latest bestseller, but how will that help you when your day at the beach, or on the patio, or just laying in an undersized plastic pool in your driveway is over? Just because you've slathered yourself with sunscreen is no reason not to beef up your technical knowledge while you're trying to keep cool.

With that in mind, here are three absolutely free excerpts from recent technical books

Creating Domains with WLST by Martin Heinzl

In this sample chapter from Advanced WebLogic Server Automation: Administration and Monitoring with WLST and JMX (Rampant TechPress), author Martin Heinzl starts with the minimal domain, extends it with components, and then shows "a comprehensive but flexible example of how to create a domain with a number of important features."

Watch an interview with the author.

Installing Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and Using the Management Tools
by Sam R. Alapati

This excerpt is the complete first chapter from the Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administration Handbook (Oracle Press). In it author Sam R. Alapti introduces the three major administrative tools for managing Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: the Administration Console, the Node Manager utility, and the WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST), and then shows you how to use them.

eCommerce in the Cloud
by Kelly Goetsch

In this sampler from eCommerce in the Cloud (O'Reilly) author Kelly Goetsch discusses the unique nature of eCommerce and explains why Cloud is a natural fit for ecommerce, allowing organzations to "quickly and incrementally adopt cloud computing for any ecommerce platforms, whether packaged or custom, new or legacy."

Watch an interview with the author.

Friday Jun 27, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Posts - June 20-26, 2014

Among the 5,200 people fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page these are the Top Ten posts for the last seven days, June 20-26, 2014.

  1. Mark Your Calendar! OTN Virtual Technology Summit - July 9
    Register now for the OTN Virtual Technology Summit, featuring four tracks and more than a dozen sessions. The middleware track focuses on "The Architecture of Analytics: Big Time Big Data and Business Intelligence," with four sessions by BI experts, covering OBIEE, ODI, Endeca Information Discovery, and so much more.
  2. Leveraging Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Within a Big Data Architecture | Kevin McGinley
    This session by Oracle ACE Director Kevin McGinley is just one of four in the middleware track in the free OTN Virtual Technology Summit, July 9. The middleware track focuses on Big Data, Business Intelligence, and the Architecture of Analytics.
  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. Video: Advanced WebLogic Server Automation | Martin Heinzl
    Want to learn how to use WLST and JMX to automate the administration and monitoring of Oracle WebLogic Server? Then you've hit the jackpot! This post on the OTN ArchBeat blog includes a video interview with expert Martin Heinzl and a sample chapter from his book, Advanced WebLogic Server Automation.
  5. Monitoring OIM R2 PS2 Orchestration | Daniel Gralewski
    A-Team solution architect Daniel Gralewski illustrates how to use the new feature in Oracle Identity Manager R2 PS2 (11.1.2.2.0) that allows monitoring of OIM orchestration processes through Enterprise Manager console.
  6. Diagnosing Intermittent Authentication Failures and User Lock Outs in Oracle WebLogic | Shailesh K. Mishrah
    Shailesh K. Mishrah shows you how login failures in Oracle WebLogic can be diagnosed with the help of available debug flags and log files.
  7. Video: Manos libres y vista al frente: Con el futuro puesto
    Orejas peludas? Lentes chistosos? Que no te engañen -- La tecnología ponible es un negocio serio. En este video los Desarrolladores en UX de Oracle, Sarahi Mireles y Noel Portugal hablan un poco sobre algunos dispositivos que ya se encuentran en el mercado y como la tecnología está cambiando la manera en que las personas -- y las compañías -- interactúan con la información.

    [Watch the English-language version of this video: Heads Up and Hands Free: Wearing the Future]
  8. OIM Catalog Metadata Based Tagging | Alex Lopez
    Oracle Identity Manager can be customized to enable filtered catalog searches based on Catalog Item’s Metadata (CIM). A-team architect Alex Lopez's article discusses the details of the API's that can be used to retrieve the metadata from a Catalog Item and set the user defined tags value.
  9. ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - June 13-19, 2014
    Over the past week I've shared links to a variety of blogs, articles, videos and more, covering topics and technologies of interest to architects and developers, including ADF, GlassFish, Java EE, OBIEE, WebCenter, and WebLogic. Click the link for that week's list of the ten most popular items.
  10. Podcast: Going Mobile - Developing Enterprise Mobile Apps
    This four-part OTN ArchBeat Podcast series is devoted to a discussion about bringing mobility to the enterprise, and how architects and developers can take advantage of the opportunities in the evolution of mobile application development.

Thursday Jun 26, 2014

Video: Advanced WebLogic Server Automation | Martin Heinzl

Martin Heinzl is a principal consultant with MH Enterprise Consulting in Germany, a specialist in Java EE, Oracle WebLogic, and middleware infrastructure architecture, and the author of Advanced WebLogic Server Automation: Administration and Monitoring with WLST and JMX, available from Rampant TechPress.

In this interview Martin offers a great deal of detail about what you'll find in his book. And if you want even more, check out Creating Domains with WLST, a sample chapter from the book.

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Tuesday Apr 15, 2014

ArchBeat Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 Tweets - April 8-14, 2014

The Top 10 tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days, April 8-14, 2014.

  1. Free OTN Virtual Dev Day: #Java 2014 - May 6 - 9am PT #lambdas #embedded #JavaEE7
    Apr 08, 2014 at 02:50 PM
  2. Understanding Where to Install the #ODI Standalone Agent | @XofDup
    Apr 14, 2014 at 11:40 AM
  3. Video: Preview of Great Lakes Oracle Conference, May 13-14, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.
    Apr 10, 2014 at 09:10 AM
  4. RT @soacommunity: SOA Governance at OTN @OracleSOA @OTNArchBeat #soacommunity #soagovernance
    Apr 08, 2014 at 02:44 PM
  5. Deploying Applications using #WLST | Rene van Wijk
    Apr 08, 2014 at 03:22 PM
  6. How to configure Oracle #SOA / #BPM task auto release | @jvzoggel
    Apr 08, 2014 at 03:15 PM
  7. RT @Addidici: OBIEE News is out! Stories via @Nephentur @OTNArchBeat @ITStaffingForum
    Apr 08, 2014 at 02:43 PM
  8. Video: #ADF - Designing for Internationalization - Character encoding | @BlueberryCoder
    Apr 08, 2014 at 03:03 PM
  9. Humantask Assignment: Names and Expressions Assignment via Rules | @MarcelvdGlind #BPM
    Apr 14, 2014 at 11:51 AM
  10. How #FusionApps implement Asynchronous Web Services | Jian Liang
    Apr 08, 2014 at 01:35 PM

Thought for the Day

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled."

Richard Feynman, theoretical physicist

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Feb 21, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - February 14-20, 2014

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

  1. Podcast: Taking Charge: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges - Part 4
    The fourth and final segment in the OTN ArchBeat podcast series on SOA Governance is now available, featuring panelists Mark Dutra, Manuel Rosa, Andre Sampaio, and Luis Weir. Now you can listen to the entire series!
  2. Using variable structures in Oracle Service Bus | Jan van Zoggel
    Oracle ACE Jan van Zoggel shares a quick illustrated tutorial to help you define custom variables with the Oracle Service Bus IDE.
  3. Building an Amazon Redshift Data Warehouse using ODI and Attunity Part 2 : Using ODI and OBIEE with Redshift as a Target/Source | Pete Carpenter
    In part 1 of his series Pete Carpenter showed you how to set up "a data warehouse using Amazon Redshift and Attunity, for eventual use with OBIEE and ODI." In part 2 Pete shows you how to set up the connection to Redshift in ODI’s Topology Navigator.
  4. Using Groovy instead of WLST for OBIEE Systems Management | Stewart Bryson
    "Because Groovy is very easy to execute external command-line processes (such as biserverxmlexec or biserverxmlgen) it’s a great choice for unified OBIEE processes that need to work with executables and JMX MBeans together in a single script," says Oracle ACE Stewart Bryson." Learn more in his detailed post.
  5. Automatic Scaling an Application Using WebLogic | Rene van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Director Rene van Wijk launches a new blog with a tech tips for adding or starting managed server instances when running an application.
  6. IT Security: WebLogic Server and Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS) | Mohammad Esad-Djou
    Cattle Crew blogger Mohammad Esad-Djou shares some tech tips for using WebLogic Server security to keep the bad guys out.
  7. Podcast Archive: What's Really Going to Matter in 2013?
    In this ArchBeat Podcast from one year ago Oracle ACE Directors Ron Batra and Alex Gorbachev and solution architect Brian Jimerson offer What's Hot / What's Not predictions for enterprise IT in 2013. Were they right?
  8. Humantask Assignment: same lane participant as previous task (sticky user) | Marcel van de Glind
    Marcel van de Glind contiunes his series on humantask assignment in Oracle BPM Suite and Oracle SOA Suite with this look at how to assign a task to the same participant as the one who handled the previous task (sticky user).
  9. OTN Architect Community Homepage - 12 Latest Tech Articles
    Looking for the latest OTN technical articles? The 12 articles now listed on the OTN Architect community homepage cover WebLogic, OIM, OSB, OWB, ODI, SOA, IoT, and more. Read them all!
  10. Video: Stewart Bryson on Making the Move from OWB to ODI12c
    Oracle ACE Stewart Bryson talks about why the release of Oracle Data Integrator 12c makes shifting from Oracle Warehouse Builder an attractive idea, and about his new OTN tech article that describes how to make that move. Watch the video!

Thought for the Day

"A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep."

W. H. Auden, poet
(February 21, 1907 – September 29, 1973)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Feb 14, 2014

ArchBeat Facebook Friday: Top 10 Shared Links - February 7-13, 2014

The Top 10 most popular items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page from the last seven days (February 7-13, 2014).

  1. Podcast: Taking Charge: Meeting SOA Governance Challenges - Part 3
    In part 3 of this 4-part podcast SOA Governance experts Mark Dutra, Manuel Rosa, Andre Sampaio, and Luis Weir discuss the most common SOA Governance mistakes and why organizations make them. Listen!
  2. Creating a Foundation for Cloud Applications using Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence
    This free online developer conference includes 6 sessions in two tracks, including a special Developer Preview of Oracle WebLogic 12.1.3. Then roll up your sleeves for a guided hands-on coding session. February 20, 2014. 9am - 1pm PT / 12pm - 4pm ET / 3pm - 7pm BRST. Click the link for session details and registration info. Register Now!
  3. LOV (List of Values) using EJBs | Antonis Antoniou
    This post by solution architect Antonis Antoniou demonstrates "how to use EJBs to build your business services and how to build a simple form with a list-of-value component (using the selectOneChoice component). "
  4. "Services designed and developed by monkeys..."
    David Linthicum pulls no punches in his recent post about how those who lack a thorough understanding of SOA will never truly capitalize on Cloud.
  5. Websocket support in Oracle Traffic Director | Donald Forbes
    Donald Forbes looks at "what is involved to setup an architecture with a browser accessing a web application running websockets on WebLogic and proxied/load balanced through OTD."
  6. Using soapUI for secure, asynchronous web service invocations in Fusion Applications | Gerhard Dras
    Fusion Applications expose a variety of web services for querying, creating and updating of business objects. This detailed post from A-Team solution architect Gerhard Drasch shows you how leverage those services asynchronously.
  7. Some Tips for Configuring Endeca for Optimal Production Performance with ATG | Mark Scarton
    Want to ensure optimum performance from your production Oracle Commerce Endeca environment? Read this post by A-Team solution architect Mark Scarton for some hot tips.
  8. Video: Getting Started for ADF Essentials with OEPE and GlassFish | Frederic Desbiens
    In this video Frederic Desbiens takes you through an introduction to using ADF Essentials to develop and deploy ADF applications with OEPE and GlassFish.
  9. Starting and Stopping a Java EE Environment when using Oracle WebLogic | René van Wijk
    Oracle ACE Director and Fusion Middleware specialist René van Wijk explores ways to simplify the life-cycle management of a Java EE environment through the use of scripts developed with WebLogic Scripting Tool and Linux Bash.
  10. Top 5 ArchBeat Community Videos - Last 30 days (Jan 11, 2014 – Feb 9, 2014)
    The latest list of Top 5 videos from the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel is dominated by how-to videos from the Oracle Technology Network Virtual Developer Day event "Oracle ADF Development: Web, Mobile and Beyond."

Thought for the Day

"My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never."

Jack Benny, comedian, actor
(February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974)

Source: brainyquote.com

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