Friday Mar 28, 2014

Best of OTN - Week of March 23rd

Java Community - 

Java 8 Launch - Over 9000 developers joined the Java 8 launch webcast. You can watch the replay and over 30 videos covering features of Java 8.

Java Tutorials Update for Java 8 - Find the JDK 8 Release Notes, and updates for specific features.

Java 8, Eclipse, and the Future
Java 8 Day at EclipseCon was standing room only. Learn what Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of Eclipse Foundation, said about the trends he sees that will have an impact on developers and IDEs in the future.

Friday Funny by OTN Java Community Manager Tori Wieldt: Easy come, easy go Thanks @aljensen7

Architect Community - 

Video: ADF - Designing for Application Customization & MDS - MDS Infrastructure Decisions | Frank Nimphius
In this episode of ADF Architecture TV Frank Nimphius covers the MDS repository infrastructure you need for customizable and personalizable ADF applications.

You Are Not Even Wrong About the Cloud - Part 3 | RogerG
"The Cloud is not magic – reduced costs are not suddenly available through magic Cloud pixie dust," says RogerG. His article clears up some common misconceptions about moving existing applications to the cloud.

IoT end-to-end demo - Remote Monitoring and Service | Harish Doddala
IoT expert Harish Doddala's demo "showcases how the health of remotely deployed machinery can be monitored to illustrate how data coming from devices can be analyzed in real-time, integrated with back-end systems and visualized to initiate action as may be necessary."

Friday Funny by OTN Architect Community Manager Bob Rhubart: How about never?
This is my all-time favorite New Yorker cartoon, the creation of the brilliant Bob Mankoff. Reproducing the cartoon here would violate copyright laws, so you'll have to click the link. It's worth it.

Database Community - 

The Oracle Big Data Appliance 2.5 was released last week. With every BDA release, we upgrade the Big Data Light VM. Get it Now!

Quick Read: great article from Deiby Gómez (Oracle ACE), YV Ravikumar (Oracle OCM) & Nassyam Basha (OCP) on how “Flex ASM” and “Flex Cluster” support demanding requirements of Cloud Computing-oriented environments.

Friday Funny by OTN Database Community Manager Laura Ramsey: Oracle ACE Director Bjoern Rost is getting ready for the RAC ATTACK at the Finnish User event in Helsinki in June. (see picture at top.)

Systems Community

If You Have to Ask, You Wouldn't Understand - Resources, software, links, and the proper developer attitude to join the beta program for Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4, which began this week.

More Tips for Remote Access with Oracle Linux - Robert Chase continues with his series of tips and tricks for using SSH and other utilities to connect to a remote server.

Friday Funny by OTN Systems Community Manager, Rick Ramsey: OTN's Got Talent - Bob Rhubart, who manages the OTN Architect community, is also the lead singer for The Elderly Brothers, a band in Cleveland, Ohio.  I love their blend of old folk, blues, and rock.  White Freightliner is my favorite.