Tuesday Sep 30, 2014

Oracle Technology Network Tuesday in Review / Wednesday Preview - Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne

Another Day of Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne comes to a close.  The OTN Wearable Meetup was great thanks to the Oracle Usable Apps team and the folks who came and showed us their wearable tech. 

Special Activity in the OTN lounge, Moscone South Upper Lobby for Wednesday October 1st -

Oracle Spatial and Graph users Meetup – 4 to 5pm
Meet the product managers, developers, and other users of Oracle's Spatial, Graph, and Multimedia Database technologies in these informal meetups. Share your questions, experiences, and ideas. Experts will listen to your product feedback and answer questions about
•    Spatial and MapViewer features for location-enabled business apps and GIS systems. Hosted by the IOUG Oracle Spatial Special Interest Group
•    RDF Graph for social network, semantic, and linked data applications
•    Multimedia for image archives, medical image applications, and other media-related applications

Out of the OTN Lounge -

Annual Blogger Meetup - 5:30pm to 7pm - Jillian @ Metreon

Monday Sep 29, 2014

Oracle Technology Network Monday in Review / Tuesday Preview - Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne

OTN's Tech Fest was AWESOME!  Thanks for joining us!  We had fun, and we hope you did, too!

The OTN team have been busy shooting video and attending sessions.  See what they've been up to so far -

Blogs -
The Java Source Blog
OTN DBA/DEV Watercooler

YouTube Channels -
OTN Garage
OTN ArchBeat

Follow @JavaOneConf for conference-specific announcements

Hacking sessions and interviews on NightHacktingTV - LIVE from the Java Hub, 9am-4pm PT.

Special Activity in the OTN lounge, Moscone South Upper Lobby on Tuesday, September 30th -  OTN Wearable Meetup – 4 to 6pm  - See live demos of Oracle ideation and proof of concept wearable technology.  Show us your own wearables and discuss the finer points of use cases, APIs, integrations, UX design, and fashion and style considerations for wearable tech development, and lots more!

Oracle Technology Network Sunday in Review / Monday Preview - Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne

Sunday OTN Kick Off Event was a BIG success and the RAC ATTACK was awesome. Thanks for joining us!

Here is a listing of OTN activities at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne for Monday, September 29th. Be sure to double check the schedule at the when you visit the OTN Lounge for any changes.  

OTN Lounge - Upper Lobby, Moscone South -

Monday, September 29th to Wednesday October 1st-

  • Oracle ACE Program –11:30 to 3:30 - The Oracle ACE Program Recognizes prominent advocates.  Stop by to learn how to become an Oracle ACE, Gain community recognition for sharing your knowledge and expertise, Advance your career and network with like-minded peers
  • Oracle Community  - 11:30 to 3:30 - Learn about the Oracle Technology Network Community Platform, and get a preview of the new badges that are coming soon! Get answers to questions, network with peers, and be rewarded for your expertise/activity in the Oracle Community
  • MAF Developer Challenge Office Hours – 12pm to 1pm - Taking the challenge?  Stop by and talk to a MAF product expert.  Not signed up? There is still time to register for the MAF Developer Challenge.  Go here to register: (XXX)
  • Relax and Make Your Own Shirt or Origami with us in the Lounge. 

Monday September 29th Only -

  • SQL Live - Monday, September 29th, 2:00pm – 4:00 pm - Come learn about this Dynamic leaning environment featuring code libraries, tutorials, schemas and worksheets for improving your SQL and PL/SQL knowledge and skills. 
  • Delphix and DbVisit –Monday, September 29th, 3:30pm to 5pm  - Enter the worlds of database replication and virtualization fast and hassle free. Meet with experts that will help you get up and running with tools and labs that will help you grok how replication and virtualization really work.
  • Oracle Technology Network’s TechFest with Tweet for a Beer–Monday September, 29th 7pm to 9pm – Howard Street Plaza - OTN's Tech Fest is the place hang with your techie peers, sip wine or drink beer, dance to the DJ. Be sure to keep your eyes out for the blinking OTN team they will be walking around the event handing out "goodies" while they last.  This event is open to Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne full conference pass attendees. Don't forget your badge!
  • The Yes SQL session hosted by Steven Feuerstein for 6:00 PM this evening is "sold out" but not to worry, Steven will be in the OTN Lounge all week with SQL and PL/SQL books and ready to answer any questions.  

OTN Activities @ Java Hub / Hilton - Monday, September 29th to Wednesday, October 1st -

  • Hackergarten
  •     3D Modeling 
  •     Meet The Experts
  •     Get Your NEW OTN Java Shirt! Find out how onsite @ the OTN Desk in the Java Hub

Friday Sep 26, 2014

Oracle Technology Network Team Ramping up to Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne

Normally on Fridays we accumulate the Best of Content for that week, but this time around we are going to look at what OTN has in store for Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne attendees — starting with what is lined up for September 28th in the OTN Lounge located in Upper Lobby, Moscone South.

RAC Attack - 9am to 2pm - Learn how to configure and clone virtual machines, create and set up internal and external virtual networks, create different storage types, and set up a local DNS server and other challenging components.

OTN Kick Off Meetup - 3 to 5pm -  A perfect way to start the week!  Join us for a beverage, grab a community ‘band’ to help find like-minded folks, and network! You'll also be able to make origami, use our photo booth to share how much fun you are having, and Tweet for a beer.

The OTN Community Managers will be posting videos and blogs all week long so make sure to check them out often:

Blogs -
The Java Source Blog
OTN DBA/DEV Watercooler

YouTube Channels -
OTN Garage
OTN ArchBeat

Follow @JavaOneConf for conference-specific announcements

Hacking sessions and interviews on NightHacktingTV - LIVE from the Java Hub, 9am-4pm PT.

Monday Sep 22, 2014

2014 Annual Bloggers Meetup

The Annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup, one of our favorite events of OpenWorld, is happening at usual place and time thanks to Oracle Technology Network and Pythian.

What: Oracle Bloggers Meetup 2014

When: Wed, 1-Oct-2014, 5:30pm

Where: Main Dining Room, Jillian’s Billiards @ Metreon, 101 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (street view). Please comment with “COUNT ME IN” if coming — we need to know the attendance numbers.

Read more are at Alex Gorbachev's latest blog post. 

Friday Sep 19, 2014

Best of OTN - Week of September 14th

Architect Community

The Top 3 most popular videos on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel for the last seven days:

  1. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Vagrant, Puppet, Docker, and Packer
    by Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema
  2. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Middleware as a Service
    by Kelly Goestch, Product Director, Oracle Cloud Application Foundation
  3. 2 Minute Tech Tip: Understanding IP Ports
    Oracle ACE Director Simon Haslam

Click here for the entire 2 Minute Tech Tip series.

Friday Fun from OTN Architect Community Director Bob Rhubart:
If the original version of Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass doesn't quite mesh with your musical tastes, mix yourself a nice martini (up, with a lemon twist, please) and cool out with this brilliant, jazzy cover by the marvelous Kate Davis.

Database Community-

w00t! OOW 2014 RAC ATTACK Set Up Instructions- Going to the RAC ATTACK at OOW 2014? We're meeting on Sunday 9/28 starting at 9:00 am at the Oracle Technology Lounge in the Moscone South Lobby. Here's the FIRST, NEXT and FINALLY information you need to be ready to learn more about Oracle 12c and Real Application Clusters.

Java Community-

Java's New Console Management Tool -  Great for sysadmins - Learn More!

Tech Article: Why another MVC? - The recent filing of a new JSR for an MVC 1.0 framework in Java EE 8 [1] calls for some clarification on how that JSR relates to JSF.

Friday Funny from OTN Java Community Manager, Tori Wieldt - What Programmers Say vs. What They Mean

Strategy, Technical and Community Keynotes - Start JavaOne with the Strategy and Technical keynotes to learn about the strategy and roadmaps as well as technical insights. The keynotes will be Sunday, September 28 from 12:45p.m. to 3:00p.m., at Moscone North, Hall D

Systems Community-

Oracle ZS3 Series has the capability to boot directly out of memory 16,000 VMs in under seven minutes. Read more in Steve Zivanic’s interview for the CUBE at VMworld. 

Latest Lab by Orgad: How to Set Up a Hadoop 2 Cluster with Oracle Solaris - How to set up an Apache Hadoop 2 (YARN) cluster using Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle Solaris ZFS, and Unified Archive. Presented at Oracle OpenWorld, but I'll try to convince him to publish it on OTN at a later date.

Making Sure Your Exadata Is Running Right -  Rick uses another motorcycle analogy and connects it to Oracle. 

Wednesday Sep 17, 2014

So many choices! 149 Oracle ACE-led sessions at Oracle OpenWorld

Have you been searching the Oracle OpenWorld content catalog trying to decide which sessions to add to your schedule? We suggest you spend some time looking over the Oracle ACE session Focus On Document that lists all 149 sessions that will be presented by an Oracle ACE, ACE Associate or ACE Director.

Participants of the Oracle ACE Program are recognized for frequently sharing their technical insight, knowledge, and real world experience with the Oracle Community. We hope this handy list saves you some time preparing your session schedule and gives you some more time to think about what kind of cool t-shirt you are going to design while you're hanging out in the OTN Lounge. ;-)

Friday Sep 12, 2014

Best of OTN - Week of September 7th

Database Community - Laura Ramsey, OTN Database Community Manager

Here are a few round ups of session that will be at Oracle OpenWorld in just a few weeks!  

Database Developer Hands-On-Labs
Oracle Database Service sessions,  from good friend Chris Warticki - @cwarticki

OTN DBA/DEV Watercooler Blog- What do you know about the Oracle RAC Stack? It's a compelling approach to Virtualization. Read on to see what you need to know.

Java Community - Tori Wieldt, OTN Java Community Manager

LAST CHANCE: Use code DDD4 to save $75 off a JavaOne Discover Pass.

JCP Activities at JavaOne 2014 - Read this blog to learn what's happening with the JCP program, JCP.Next, Adopt-a-JSR, meet the 12th Annual JCP Award nominees and potential new JCP Executive Committee (EC) members.

Driverless Cars and Java - Paul Perrone is a regular fixture at JavaOne, and this year's conference is no exception. He will give a session called "Automated Vehicle Testing with Java." Read the full oracle.com story, "Java Takes the Wheel.

Friday Funny: “Whats the object-oriented way to become wealthy?”
A: Inheritance

Systems Community  -

SPARC M7 - A good read about “the forthcoming SPARC M7, the biggest and baddest SPARC processor that either Sun Microsystems or Oracle has ever created.”

Interesting Q&A on the OTN Solaris Community:
"I've imported a service, using inetconv, into the smf repository with a typo. The service is now MASKED so I can't remove it using svcadm delcust. Can a service be un-MASKED ? - Turns out the behavior of "svccfg import" and "svccfg delete fmri" has changed in Oracle Solaris 11. Go to the conversation to learn more.

Oracle's SPARC T5-4 Server Processor Upgrade Animation  - This animation shows you how to upgrade a SPARC T5-4 server from a one-processor to a two-processor configuration and much more.

Get involved in community conversations on the following OTN channels...

Tuesday Sep 09, 2014

Check Out the ACE Book Signings in the Oracle OpenWorld Bookstore!

Make sure to leave room in your suitcase for a signed copy of a book written by one of our amazing Oracle ACEs and Oracle ACE Directors! You can find the Oracle OpenWorld Bookstore in the Moscone South Upper Lobby (right next to the OTN Lounge). Here is a list of ACEs and the times when they will be doing a book signing in the Oracle OpenWorld Bookstore:

Monday, September 29th, 2014 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm - Meet and Greet Session with Oracle Press Authors

  • Luc Bors, Oracle ACE - Oracle Mobile Application Framework Developer Guide
  • Gustavo Gonzalez, ACE Director - Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Handbook, 3rd Ed.
  • Michelle Malcher, ACE Director - Oracle Database 12c: Install, Configure & Maintain Like a Professional
  • Michael McLaughlin, Oracle ACE - Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Programming
  • Harshad Oak - ACE Director - Java EE Applications on Oracle Java Cloud

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm

  • Matjaz B. Juric, ACE Director - WS BPEL Beginner's Guide - Packt Publishing

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm - Meet and Greet Session with Oracle Press Authors

  • Ian Abramson, Oracle ACE - Oracle Database 12c: Install, Configure & Maintain Like a Professional 
  • Arun Gupta, Java Champion - Java EE and HTML5 Enterprise Application Development
  • Micael Rosenblum, Oracle ACE - Oracle PL/SQL Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques
  • Brendan Tierney, ACE Director - Predictive Analytics Using Oracle Data Miner

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm - Meet and Greet Session with Oracle Press Authors

  • Michelle Malcher, ACE Director - Oracle Database 12c: Install, Configure & Maintain Like a Professional

Friday Sep 05, 2014

Best of OTN - Week of August 31st

Architect Community

Over the past seven days the following OTN technical articles were the most popular on the topic of Identity and Security:

  1. How To Configure Browser-based SSO with Kerberos/SPNEGO and Oracle WebLogic Server [May 2013]
    by Abhijit Patil
    Oracle WebLogic Server offers a complete solution for single sign-on with Microsoft clients using Kerberos.
  2. Working with Oracle Security Token Service in an Architecture Involving Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Service Bus [January 2014]
    by Ronaldo Fernandes
    A step by step guide to creating a single sign-on between Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Service Bus using Oracle Security Token Service (OSTS) to generate SAML tokens.
  3. Oracle Identity Manager UI Customizations [February 2014]
    by Gaurav Singh
    Tips, tricks, and technical insight into customizations for the Oracle Identity Manager user interface.

Click here for more Identity and Security articles.

Friday Fun from OTN Architect Community Manager Bob Rhubart:
You will be forgiven for jumping out of your chair and dancing along to this fantastic performance by my guitar hero, Ry Cooder, along Louisiana accordion great with Buckwheat Zydeco and rocker Lenny Kravitz: Click here for the video.

Database Community -

Oracle Key Vault Option is Here - Finally, a centralized way to manage all the encryption keys and credential files in the data center.    learn more!.

Java Community -

Listen to Greg Wilkins talk about his Jetty/Servlet sessions at JavaOne 2014  - Want another good reason to go to JavaOne this year?  What this!

Tech Article: Understanding Java JIT Compilation with JITWatch - Java expert Ben Evans provide a primer on Just-In-Time compilation with JITWatch

Interview with Nikita Salnikov-Tarnovski
- Another sneak peek of what is in store for JavaOne sessions!

Systems Community -

New Articles for Oracle Solaris Developers - Rick Ramsey point us to three NEW articles for Oracle Solaris Developers. 

Brendan Gregg's Quick Reference Page for Linux Performance - Brendan Gregg is a regular contributor to DTrace and other Oracle Solaris technologies. Recently, Brendan turned his high-performance spectacles on Linux.

Tech Article: How to Get the Best Networking Performance from OVM for SPARC  -
Oracle VM lets you assign I/O networking resources to domains with a lot of flexibility. With this flexibility comes a wide range of performance possibilities. This article provides guidance regarding the most suitable configuration for certain workloads.