Friday Feb 13, 2015

Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the Week - Feb 6-12, 2015

Among the 6,452 fans of the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page, the 10 items below where the most popular for the last seven days, February 6-12, 2015.

  1. Using SQL XMLTable, XMLType, and XPath to Extract HTML CLOB Data | Jesse Stephens
    A detailed technical how-to from Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team solution architect Jesse Stephens.
  2. Oracle PaaS and UX: Keepin' it <af:simple/> with Oracle Alta UI and eProseed | Ultan O'Broin
    "The cloud has changed everything, and user experience is no exception," writes Ultan O'Broin in this great recap of the Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience PaaS event held in conjunction with eProseed in the Netherlands. "Make no mistake; it's 'Game Over' for traditional ways of selling software and for people accepting less than compelling user experiences in work. User experience is a competitive must-have, and a capability to deliver a rockin’ UX using PaaS is the partner differentiator."
  3. Nexus and Atifactory support for proxying Oracle Maven Repository | Mark Nelson
    Mark Nelson shares the good news for those using their own Maven Repository Manager, as the two major players add support to their products to allow proxying of the Oracle Maven Repository.
  4. Facebook Friday: Top 10 ArchBeat Posts for the week - Jan 30 -Feb 5, 2015
    Last week's list of the Top 10 items shared on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page includes content covering EJB, Maven, Oracle MAF, REST, WebLogic, and more.
  5. Submit Your OTN VTS Fusion Middleware Session/Track Ideas | Oracle Community
    Use your words! Submit a proposal for a session in an upcoming Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit, or respond to a poll to help drive the selection of topics to be covered.
  6. Invite Enterprise Architecture to the Digital Party | WIRED
    "All too often [enterprise architects] get buried in the IT department," says Jason Bloomberg in this Wired article. "Their focus ends up on technology concerns, which are important to be sure, but the connection to the business is tenuous at best."
  7. Oracle Mobile Development Certification Exam - Beta Testing | Shay Shmeltzer
    As reported by Shay Shmeltzer, the Oracle Mobile Development 2015 Essentials Exam (1Z1-441) is now available in beta testing. According to Shay, this certification covers topics such as: Mobile Application Framework, Mobile Application Framework Data Layer, User Interface Development, Device Services Integration, and App Security. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended. Click the link for more information.
  8. Oracle Maven Repository: Viewing Contents in Eclipse | Steven Button
    "With the Oracle Maven Repository now accessible one way to have explore its contents is to use the Maven Repositories viewer feature available in most development tools," says Steve Button. His post focuses on accessing the Repository with Eclipse.
  9. Middleware Snippets: Cassandra and WebLogic | Rene van Wijk
    Picking up where he left off in his previous post, Oracle ACE Director Rene van Wijk shows you how to use Grinder and Java Mission Control to monitor the JVM in which Cassandra is running.
  10. Training, Certification, and Career Goals: How did you get where you are?
    What training or certification had the greatest impact on your career as a senior developer or software architect? Click the link to share your story. Your response could help others achieve their career goals.

Tuesday Sep 16, 2014

Video: 2 Minute Tech Tip: Managing Java Memory Usage | John Davies

Can John Davies, founder and CTO of UK-based C24, beat the 2 -minute buzzer with his encapsulation of the sessions he will present at JavaOne 2014?

John Davies' JavaOne 2014 Presentations

Tuesday Feb 25, 2014

ArchBeat Twitter Tuesday - Top 10 Tweets - Feb 18-24, 2014

The Top 10 tweets from @OTNArchBeat for the last seven days (February 18-24, 2014).

  1. RT @biemond: #WebLogic 12.1.3 comes with a client javascript library so you can use WebSockets or auto fallback to Long Polling.
    Feb 20, 2014 at 02:59 PM
  2. RT @rluttikhuizen: Chatting in the ACE room of the Weblogic Virtual Developer Day from #ofmForum with @lucasjellema @simon_haslam
    Feb 20, 2014 at 02:15 PM
  3. RT @avioconsulting: AVIO Consulting Blog - It is Not "BPM vs. BPEL"
    Feb 18, 2014 at 03:45 PM
  4. Architects from Planet Earth | OTN Architect Community Newsletter for Feb 2014
    Feb 20, 2014 at 08:15 AM
  5. #GlassFish Monitoring and Management Virtual Event with @AdamBien - March 7 - 4:30pm GMT #LondonGUG
    Feb 24, 2014 at 11:22 AM
  6. Altova #XMLSpy, testing custom functions in xsl transformations | @eelzinga #soasuite
    Feb 18, 2014 at 08:00 AM
  7. #ADF Performance Tuning: Tips on How to Limit #ADFBC Memory Consumption | @FrankHouweling
    Feb 18, 2014 at 02:03 PM
  8. 11g Resequencer Health Check | Shreenidhi Raghuram #soa #aia
    Feb 24, 2014 at 10:55 AM
  9. Running Oracle Forms From #APEX: February @ODTUG Webinar Series | @MiaUrman
    Feb 18, 2014 at 12:08 PM
  10. Podcast: Taking Charge - #SOA Governance Challenges - Part 4 (final) w/ @manelrosa @luisw19 et al.
    Feb 20, 2014 at 02:02 PM

Thought for the Day

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone."

Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange
(February 25, 1917 – November 22, 1993)

Source: brainyquote.com

Thursday Nov 21, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for November 21, 2013

  1. YouTube Video: Design - Transactions and Data Controls | Chris Muir
    Chris Muir returns with another video from ADF Architecture TV. This video focuses on "the need for transactions and how they're implemented and supported via ADF Data Controls."
  2. Creating ADF BC View Object Instances On The Fly | Andrejus Baranovskis
    This post by Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis describes a use case in which "we have a set of common Entity Objects and want to handle View Objects and UI dynamically."
  3. JDeveloper Extension To Suppress Warnings | Wilfred vander Deijl
    Oracle ACE Wilfred vander Deijl shares the details on a JDeveloper 12c extension he created to suppress warnings when working with XML files.
  4. How to Recognize the Requirements in Use Cases | Jan Kettenis
    Solution architect Jan Kettenis shares tips for writing effective use cases.
  5. Oracle BPM 11g: Adaptive Case Management Quick Start Video Series | Oracle Learning Library
    This series of Oracle Learning Library video tutorials is designed to introduce business analysts and application developers to Adaptive Case Management in Oracle BPM 11g.
  6. Transaction Boundaries and Rollbacks in Oracle SOA Suite | Oracle Learning Library
    This self-study eCourse from Oracle Learning Library explains transaction boundaries in SOA mediator and BPEL components, and includes examples of rollback behaviors in various sample transaction scenarios.

Thought for the Day

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong."

Voltaire, French writer, historian, and philosopher
(November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Aug 19, 2013

Archbeat Link-O-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for August 11-17, 2013

3,891 people now follow the OTN ArchBeat Facebook Page (that's 123 more than one week ago). The list below represents the Top 10 most popular blog posts, articles, and other items shared via that page for the week of August 11-17, 2013.

  1. OIM 11g R2 Delegated Administration Model – Sample implementation (Part II) | Alex Lopez
    Alex Lopez continues his series with a look a use case that describes a requirement to implement a provisioning solution to control access to a company's applications. "
  2. Clearing Up EBS & Fusion Rumors | Floyd Teter
    Oracle ACE Director Floyd Teter spent some of his vacation time on this post intended to clear up a few rumors swirling around Oracle E-Business and Fusion Applications.
  3. Book review: Oracle ADF 11gR2 Development Beginner’s Guide | Sten Vesterli
    Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli reviews Vinod Krishnan's "Oracle ADF 11gR2 Development Beginner's Guide," from Packt Publishing.
  4. Planning and Getting Started: ADF Project Dependencies | Frank Nimphius
    Frank Nimphius discusses the project dependencies that must be taken into consideration before starting an ADF project.
  5. New Release of Oracle WebCenter
    The second paragraph of this post from the Oracle WebCenter teams has the technical information about the new WebCenter release. The post also includes information on a webcast that will address the new WebCenter features on September 12.
  6. Transformation on XMLType in Oracle XML DB | Jan van Zoggel
    It required a little help from Google, but Fusion Middleware consultant Jan van Zoggel came up with this short how-to for removing all namespaces for inserted XML content.
  7. Video Interviews: Oracle Database 12c at Kscope13
    Architects, DBAs, and developers share their perspectives on Oracle Database 12c in this series of video interviews recorded by OTN's Todd Trichler at ODTUG's KScope13 event in New Orleans.
  8. Oracle GoldenGate Tutorial for Oracle to Oracle Version 11.2 | Tracy West
    Tracy West's tutorial covers the use of the Extract, Replicat, and associated utilities in Oracle GoldenGate for Oracle-to-Oracle database replication.
  9. YouTube Playlist: Oracle ADF Mobile Development for iOS and Android
    This YouTube playlists consists of five videos from the recent OTN Virtual Developer Day covering the use of Oracle ADF Mobile for developing apps for the iOS and Android platforms. If you missed that event, no worries. Just click and watch.
  10. Configuration of Users/External Roles Relationship in OES 11G for a Database Identity Store | Debasish Bhattacharya
    A-Team solution architect Debasish Bhattacharya shares the details of an identity management solution using Oracle Entitlements Server and Oracle Virtual Director.

Thought for the Day

"It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem."

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
(August 19, 1919 – February 24, 1990)

Source: brainyquote.com

Friday Aug 16, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for August 16, 2013

  1. New Release of Oracle WebCenter
    The second paragraph of this post from the Oracle WebCenter team has the technical information about the new WebCenter release. The post also includes information on a September 12 webcast that will address the new WebCenter features.
  2. Transformation on XMLType in Oracle XML DB | Jan van Zoggel
    It required a little help from Google, but Fusion Middleware consultant Jan van Zoggel came up with this short how-to for removing all namespaces for inserted XML content.
  3. YouTube Playlist: Oracle ADF Mobile Development for iOS and Android
    This YouTube playlist consists of five videos from the recent OTN Virtual Developer Day covering the use of Oracle ADF Mobile for developing apps for the iOS and Android platforms. If you missed that event, no worries. Just click and watch.
  4. ADF How-To #6: Adding Entity Attribute Validation | Vik Kumar
    Vik Kumar explains how to add an Entity attribute validation via customization.
  5. Multiple Choice Support in ADF BC View Criteria | Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis shares a time-saving tip. Multiple Choice Support in ADF BC View Criteria | Andrejus Baranovskis
  6. Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets – Creating Assets with the Simplified Exalogic Cli | Andrew Hopkinson
    Check out Fusion Middleware solution architect Andrew Hopkinson's short tutorial on the "–create-asset" command option.
  7. Webcast: Deployment at Any Scale: ERP Applications on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata
    Barry Bonar, Enterprise Architect at Ingersoll-Rand, will discuss the roles Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata play in that organization's business transformation efforts.
    Thursday, August 29, 2013
    10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET

Thought for the Day

"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live."

Poet, novelist and short story writer Charles Bukowski
(August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994)

Source: brainyquote.com

Monday Jun 03, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 Facebook Faves for May 25 - June 1, 2013

On June 1, 2012 the OTNArchBeat Facebook Page had 521 fans. As of today that page now has 2,479 fans, an increase of over 375%. Thanks to all those people who follow the page for making that happen!

Based on the interest of those fans, here are the top ten most popular posts for the week of May 26, 2013 to June 1, 2013.

  1. Connected Architecture for the Creative Economy
    "Solutions for the Creative Economy are not cloud- or mobile-based solutions, or SOA-based solutions, and so on," says Lawrence Wilkes, "but...require connection and collaboration between all of these worlds."
  2. Just How Much Do Failed IT Projects Cost?
    InfoQ writer Shane Hastie offers some very large but not at all surprising numbers to answer the question "Just how much do failed IT projects cost?"
  3. Towards Next Practice EA
    Richard Veryard examines the "two main clusters of Enterprise Architecture practice," Mainstream EA and Next Practice EA.
  4. Understanding API management for mobile app security
    Darin Pendergraft looks at a recent Oracle API Gateway (OAG) implementation.
  5. Download all SATURN 2013 Presentations Now
    The organizers of the recent SATURN 2013 software architecture conference have made all of the conference presentations available for free in a single zip file.
  6. ADF Mobile Insider Essentials: Using the Local Database
    In this video Frederic Debiens shows how you can develop ADF Mobile applications on Android and iOS to access a local SQLite database, providing the capability to display and save data when running in an off-line capacity
  7. MDS XML versus MUDE Part1: Introduction
    "If you aren’t aware of what MDS XML is, or if you have an idea, but are still throwing your hands in the air," check out Stewart Bryson's post.
  8. The Coherence Incubator
    Now in it's new home on Java.net, the Oracle Coherence Incubator project offers "a collection of Oracle Coherence-based utilities, distributed computing and data-grid examples, third-party integration examples and implementations of commonly used software patterns."
  9. Customized BPM 11g PS6 Workspace Application
    Oracle ACE Director Andrejus Baranovskis continues his series on Oracle BPM 11g workspaces with a look at an updated workspace application for Oracle BPM 11g PS6.
  10. Configuring SSL on OEID v3.0
    Rittman Mead blogger Farnaz Mostowfi's step-by-step guide to enabling SSL connections between different parts of the OEID package will help you avoid the trickier parts of that process.

Thought for the Day

"Sure, 90% of all software is crap. That's because 90% of everything is crap."

Mary Shaw

Source: softwarequotes.com

Tuesday Sep 04, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for August 2012

The Top 10 most popular items shared via the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page for the month of August 2012.

  1. Now Available: Oracle SQL Developer 3.2 (3.2.09.23)
    New features include APEX listener, UI enhancements, and 12c database support.
  2. The Role of Oracle VM Server for SPARC in a Virtualization Strategy
    In this article, Matthias Pfutzner discusses hardware, desktop, and operating system virtualization, along with various Oracle virtualization technologies, including Oracle VM Server for SPARC.
  3. How to Manually Install Flash Player Plugin to see the Oracle Enterprise Manager Performance Page | Kai Yu
    So, you're a DBA and you want to check the Performance page in Oracle Enterprise Manager (11g or 12c). So you click the Performance tab and… nothing. Zip. Nada. The Flash plugin is a no-show. Relax! Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu shows you what you need to do to see all the pretty colors instead of that dull grey screen.
  4. Relationally Challenged (CX - CRM - EQ/RQ/CRQ) | Chris Warticki
    Self-proclaimed Oracle Support "spokesmodel" Chris Chris Warticki has some advice for those interested in Customer Relationship Management: "How about we just dumb it down, strip it to the core, keep it simple and LISTEN?! No more focus groups, no more surveys, and no need to gather more data. We have plenty of that. Why not just provide the customer what they are asking for?"
  5. Free WebLogic Server Course | Middleware Magic
    So you want to sharpen your Oracle WebLogic Server skills, but you prefer to skip the whole classroom bit and don't want to be bothered with dealing with an instructor? No problem! Oracle ACE Rene van Wijk, a prolific Middleware Magic blogger, has information on an Oracle WebLogic course you can take on your own time, at your own pace.
  6. Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.20 released
    Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.20 was just released at the community and Oracle download sites, reports the Fat Bloke. This is a maintenance release containing bug fixes and stability improvements.
  7. Optimizing OLTP Oracle Database Performance using Dell Express Flash PCIe SSDs | Kai Yu
    Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu shares resources based on "several extensive performance studies on a single node Oracle 11g R2 database as well as a two node 11gR2 Oracle Real Application clusters (RAC) database running on Dell PowerEdge R720 servers with Dell Express Flash PCIe SSDs on Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.2 platform."
  8. Oracle ACE sessions at Oracle OpenWorld
    With so many great sessions at this year's event, building your Oracle OpenWorld schedule can involve making a lot of tough choices. But you'll find that the sessions led by Oracle ACEs just might be the icing on the cake for your OpenWorld experience.
  9. MySQL Update: The Cleveland MySQL Meetup (Independence, OH)
    Oracle MySQL team member Benjamin Wood, a MySQL engineer and five year veteran of the MySQL organization, will speak at the Cleveland MySQL Meetup event on September 12. The presentation will include a MySQL 5.5 Overview, Oracle's Roadmap for MySQL, including specifics on MySQL 5.6, best practices and how to overcome development and operational MySQL challenges, and the new MySQL commercial extensions. Click the link for time and location information.
  10. Parsing XML in Oracle Database | Martijn van der Kamp
    Martijn van der Kamp's post deals with processing XML in PL/SQL code and processing the data into the database.

Thought for the Day

"Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen."

Edward V. Berard

Source: SoftwareQuotes.com

Tuesday Mar 13, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-03-13

Thought for the Day

"Architect: Someone who knows the difference between that which could be done and that which should be done."
Larry McVoy
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