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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Monday Apr 07, 2014

Virtual Developer Day - Java 2014 - Register!

Our next Virtual Developer Day is around JAVA! Watch tutorials from the experts to improve your expertise in Java, and ask questions during live chats. This FREE virtual event will cover:

  • Java SE 8 New Features: Lambdas and more
  • The latest on the Java EE 7 

  • How Java makes it easy for you to control a wide range of embedded devices.
We will have three chances for you to hear from experts in Java SE 8 , Java EE 7 and Java Embedded - May 6th (Americas), May 14th (EMEA) and May 21st (APAC).

Register today!

Friday Apr 04, 2014

Best of OTN - Week of March 31st

Java Community

Java 8 is Revolutionary! 
The Java SE 8 launch event is available for replay, plus 30+ videos covering the technical features of this revolutionary release. Download Java SE 8 and watch the videos.

Updated Java Tutorials
Find out where the tech docs have been updated for the Java 8 release.

For the Business Set: 8 Reasons to Love Java 8
Yes, Java 8 is a developer's dream. Find out from Forbes the business-level view of Java 8.

Friday Funny from OTN Java Community Manager Tori Wieldt -
Dentist: "Do you floss regularly?"
Me: "Do you back up your computer data regularly?"
Thanks, @scott4arrow !

Architect Community

The top 3 most popular OTN articles written by members of the architect community for the month of March 2014.

Cookbook: Installing and Configuring Oracle BI Applications
by Mark Rittman and Kevin McGinley
A step-by-step guide to installing, configuring, and loading an initial set of tables within Oracle BI Applications, using data sourced from Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.

Enterprise Service Bus
by Juergen Kress, Hajo Normann, Danilo Schmiedel, Guido Schmutz, Clemens Utschig-Utschig, Torsten Winterberg, and Bernd Trops
Answers to some of the most important questions surrounding the use of an enterprise service bus, using concrete examples to clarify correct areas of application. Part of the Industrial SOA article series.

Starting and Stopping a Java EE Environment when using Oracle WebLogic
by 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.

Friday fun from OTN Architect Community manager Bob Rhubart:
Check out this live concert video from the Ben Miller Band out of Joplin, Missouri. Can you say "Wah-wah washboard"?

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