Monday Jun 09, 2014

Virtual Technology Summit Series

The Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is excited to invite you to our first Virtual Technology Summit Series.   Learn first hand from Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts, as they share their insight and expertise on using Oracle technologies to meet today’s IT challenges.

We are offering three chances to watch and interact with Oracle and community experts.  Register Now by clicking one of the links below!

Americas - Wednesday July 9th - 9am to 1pm PT / 12pm to 4pm  ET / 1 to 5 pm BRT

EMEA – Thursday July 10th / 9am to 1pm BST / 10am – 2pm CET / 12pm to 4pm MSK / GST

APAC English – July 16th / IST – 10:00am / SG – 12:30pm / AEST – 2:30pm

These interactive, online events offer four technical tracks, each with a unique focus on specific tools, technologies, and tips in these focus areas:

  • Java - Big Trends and Technologies - Java lets you mine Big Data, build robust apps with HTML5, JavaScript and Java EE, and expand into the Internet of Things. Experts will present and you’ll be able to chat with them live online. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in the Java community.

  • SystemsOS Tips and Tricks for Sysadmins – Learn first hand how to configure Oracle Linux to run Oracle Database 11g and 12c, how to use the latest networking capabilities in Oracle Solaris 11, and how to troubleshoot networking problems in Unix and Linux systems.

  • Database - Mastering Oracle Database Management & Development Techniques – Oracle ACEs and product team experts will present advanced features and management methods that will help you master your Oracle Database capabilities and drive greater performance, agility and manageability of your IT implementation. This track will build upon your skills with data management, migration, and performance.

  • Middleware - The Architecture of Analytics: Big Time Big Data and Business Intelligence – This track will present a solution architect’s perspective on how business intelligence products in Oracle’s Fusion Middleware family and beyond fit into an effective big data architecture, and present insight and expertise from Oracle ACEs specializing in business Intelligence to help you meet your big data business intelligence challenges.

Friday May 30, 2014

Best of OTN - Week of May 25th

Architect Community

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.

Video: Data Modeling and Moving Meditation with Kent Graziano
Want to learn more about Kent's Kscope 2014 data modeling sessions and how Chi Gung can help you get a great start on your day? Check out this video interview.

Video: Oracle ACE Director Stewart Bryson on OBIEE, ODI, GoldenGate
In this interview Stewart talks about how OBIEE, ODI, GoldenGate and other technologies fit into his Kscope 2014 sessions, and about the sessions he plans to attend.

Friday Funny from OTN Architect Community Manager Bob Rhubart:
Even if you're not a person of a certain age, you need read A journey into my colon -- and yours, humorist Dave Barry's wildly funny 2008 account of his colonoscopy. Because one day you will be a person of certain age...

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Friday May 23, 2014

Best of OTN - Week of May 18th

Java Community

It was week rich with JavaFX!

JavaFX SceneBuilder 2.0 Release
JavaFX provides a set of graphics and media packages that enables developers to design, create, test, debug, and deploy rich client applications that operate consistently across diverse platforms. New features include Support for new JavaFX 8 UI components, 3D Support, and the ability to add custom GUI components to the Library. Download now Scenebuilder 2.0 (look under Additional Resources). 

JavaFX 8: Combining New Language Features
This Dr. Dobb's article uses the latest Java EE concepts to build an "Enterprise JavaFX" application to illustrate the power of Java 8 end-to-end. 

Solving the Rubik's Cube with JavaFX 3D
Happy 40th Rubik's Cube anniversary! Have you tried this JavaFX version? Professor José Pereda shows you how to use Java to create and solve your own Rubic's Cube.

Friday Funny: A million guys walk into a Silicon Valley bar.
No one buys anything.
Bar declared massive success.

Thanks @Stammy !

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Monday May 19, 2014

Join Us At JavaOne 2014

Registered for JavaOne yet?  It's still early bird savings time.  Feather your nest with $400 in savings if you register now for JavaOne. See reasons to join us September 28th to October 2nd, 2014 here.

p.s. Stay tuned for the OTN activities being planned, but a little bird told me they will be even better than last year!

Friday May 16, 2014

Best of OTN - Week of May 11th

Java Community

Java Magazine Article: How to Become an Embedded Developer in Minutes

Jump into programming the next big thing using embedded Java.

Developer Challenge: Crack a Raspberry Pi
Submit a Java embedded project by May 30th for a chance to win a trip to JavaOne (passes, air, and hotel!).

Batch is not a Dirty Word
This OTN tech article provides an overview of batch processing in Java EE.

Friday Funny: There is no SingletonFactory. But apparently there is a SingletonDistillery!
Thanks @mgerdin! 

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Friday May 09, 2014

Best of OTN - Week of May 4th

Architect Community

Video: Oracle APEX Development and Security Workshop Preview | Scott Spendolini
Oracle ACE Director Scott Spendolini, a Certified Oracle Application Express developer, talks about APEX development and security and offers a preview of the sessions he will conduct at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference, May 12-14, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Video: How Does This Code Make You Feel? | Steven Feuerstein
Steven Feuerstein is an architect with Oracle's Database tools team, the author of Oracle PL/SQL Programming (now in it's sixth edition from O'Reilly), and he's a keynote speaker at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference (GLOC), coming up on May 13-14, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. In this interview Steven talks about his GLOC keynote, "Coding Therapy for Software Developers, aka How does This Code Make You Feel?" and about why it's ok to say "I don't know."

Video: This Guy Wrote a Book About eCommerce in the Cloud | Kelly Goetsch
Kelly Goetsch, author of eCommerce in the Cloud, (O'Reilly Media) talks about the rationale for cloud-based ecommerce, public vs private cloud, and about the products that form Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation.

Friday Fun from OTN Architect Community manager Bob Rhubart: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by The Cleverlys
Check out this brilliant bluegrass rendition of Beyonce's monster hit.

Systems Community

Sofia, Where's My Cloud?
An OTN Home Movie: Sofia builds a cloud for her clueless Daddy, and shows him how to manage it with the OpenStack dashboard running on Oracle Solaris 11.2

Replay of Oracle Solaris Labs Now Available
How Oracle Solaris 11 simplifies your life, managing the software lifecycle, managing your virtualization environments, and managing your ZFS data. Intro plus three labs from last Virtual Sysadmin Day now available as video replays.

Make Your Oracle Database Run Faster on Oracle Linux
If you can get your hands on a Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card, and you're running Oracle Database 11g Release 2 or later on Oracle Linux, you can use the Oracle Database Smart Flash Cache to improve performance and response times.

Database Community

Oracle Ace Dan McGhan is getting the APEX party started in NYC -- Friday May 23, 6:00 PM at the Oracle Manhattan office. 2 great presentations (Apex 5.0 preview) and then an APEX After Hours crawl across Manhattan.

Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall provides a first line of defense for databases and consolidates audit data from databases, operating systems, and directories. Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall Release 12.1.2 is now available. Find out more here.

Upgrading your Database and need to know where to start? check out the Hitchiker's Guide to Upgrading to Oracle 12c.

Java Community

Java Developer Day! Replays are now available with lots of great FREE content #fillyourbrain  

PrimeFaces 5.0 Released. “One does not simply use JSF without PrimeFaces.”  

Video: Java ME Embedded Tips and Tricks

Friday Funny: There is no SingletonFactory. But apparently there is a SingletonDistillery! Thanks @mgerdin!

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Friday May 02, 2014

Best of OTN - Week of April 27th

Virtual Developer Day - Java 2014  - Next Tuesday May 6th 9am to 1pm PT!  Agenda is chalk full of GREAT technical content on Java EE 7, Java SE 8 and Java Embedded.  Register!

Architect Community

Fusion Applications Lifecycle – the Big Picture
This article by the Fusion Middleware A-Team summarizes lifecycle topics related to key phases of Oracle Fusion Applications implementation and maintenance, highlighting existing options, tools and documentation. The purpose is to provide a clear and concise overview along with pointers that guide you to detailed next steps.

Analyzing How MDM and MAM Stack Up Against Your Mobile Security Requirements | Matt Flynn
"As the mobile access landscape changes and organizations continue to lose more and more control over how and where information is used, there is also a seismic shift taking place in the underlying mobile security models, " says Matt Flynn. He explores some of those models in this post.

Managed Bean changes should mark their ADF Scope dirty in a HA cluster | Wilfred van der Deijl
Are you developing ADF applications that will run on a high-availability WebLogic cluster? If so, you'll want to read Oracle ACE Director Wilfred van der Deijl's latest post.

Friday Fun from OTN Architect Community manager Bob Rhubart: Hans Groiner: The Music of Thelonious Monk
A guy in a bad wig discusses why he felt compelled to correct the music of jazz great Thelonius Monk. A brilliant spoof.

Friday Apr 25, 2014

Best of OTN - Week of April 20th

Happy Friday!  Some quick news items before we get into our Best of this week....

Nominations Due June 20 for Oracle Sustainability Innovation Awards
Are you working with a customer that uses any Oracle product to reduce their environmental footprint while improving their operational efficiency? Are they reducing their energy usage? Reducing gas usage? Going paperless? Your customer and their partner may be a likely nominee for Oracle’s Eco-Enterprise Innovation Award, part of the Oracle Excellence awards. Get more details and submit a nomination form here by June 20. These awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld by Jeff Henley, Oracle Chairman of the Board, in a special conference session. Winning customers will receive a free Oracle OpenWorld registration pass.

Architect Community

Using Oracle WebLogic 12c with NetBeans IDE | Markus Eisele
Oracle ACE Director Markus Eisele walks you through installing and configuring all the necessary components, and helps you get started on a simple Hello World project.

Building a Responsive WebCenter Portal Application | JayJay Zheng
Oracle ACE JayJay Zheng's article addresses the essentials of responsive web design, shows you how to design and develop a responsive WebCenter Portal application, and reviews key development considerations.

Video Interview: eCommerce in the Cloud author Kelly Goetsch
Cloud computing is ideal for meeting the unique challenges of ecommerce. Learn why in this interview with author and ecommerce expert Kelly Goetsch.

Friday Fun from OTN architect community manager Bob Rhubart:
"I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well." — Robert Benchley

Friday Apr 18, 2014

Best Of OTN - Week of April 13th

Systems Community

Interview- Which Type of Virtualization Should I Use? - I routinely ask techies which type of virtualization they'd recommend for which type of job. I seldom get an answer as crystal clear as Brian Bream's.

Database Community

Hot: Check out the Oracle Critical Patch Update for April 15, 2014 - Over a hundred patches for Oracle products and technologies...including Oracle Database 12c. Get it here:

Got Big Data?  Here's a new collection of Technology Deep Dives on the OTN Database Youtube channel, organized in a handy playlist - Subscribe today.

Oracle Support publishes the Oracle Enterprise Manager Bundle Patch Master Note. Updates apply to: 
Enterprise Manager for Cloud
Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version and later
Enterprise Manager for Fusion Applications - Version and later
Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version and later
Enterprise Manager for Fusion Middleware - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.   Get it here:

Friday Funny from OTN Database Community Manager, Laura Ramsey - Famous Oracle ACE Selfie  :)  Taken at Collaborate 2014.

Java Community 

Video: Board Buffet - IoT, Java and Raspberry Pi - Java expert Vinicius Senger and Oracle engineer Gary Collins, discuss IoT and show a bunch of different types of boards, single board computers, and plug computers. 

Free Java Virtual Developer Day - Next month, Oracle will host a Virtual Developer Day covering Java SE 8, Java EE 7 and Java Embedded. The VDD is free to attend, just make sure to register. The complete agenda and the registration details can be found here

A classic video: How To Design A Good API and Why it Matters by Josh Bloch 

Friday Funny - with apologies to experts everywhere

Friday Apr 11, 2014

Best of OTN - Week of April 6th

Architect Community

Video: Preview of Great Lakes Oracle Conference, May 13-14, 2014
This year's Great Lakes Oracle Conference (GLOC) includes more than 40 technical sessions, including keynote presentations by Tom Kyte and Oracle ACE Director Scott Spendolini, plus sessions by Oracle ACE Directors Steven Feuerstein, Alex Gorbachev, and Cameron Lackpour. In this video interview Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group (NEOOUG) President John Hurley and Sr. NEOOUG Chairman Rumpi Gravenstein share details and a little background on the Conference.

Deploying Applications using #WLST | René van Wijk
Oracle ACE Director Rene van Wijk describes how to use the Oracle WebLogic Server extensions to the Java EE deployment API specification.

How to configure Oracle SOA/BPM task auto release | Jan van Zoggel
Oracle ACE Jan van Zoggel shows you how to use the "task auto release" feature in the Oracle SOA-INFRA to configure the automatic release times that determine when Oracle SOA/BPM tasks are made available for all other users.

Friday Funny from OTN Architect Community Manager Bob Rhubart:
Don Draper is Stuck in an Elevator, by the fine folks at Funny or Die.

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