Friday Jan 10, 2014

Best of OTN - Week of January 5th

As we kick off 2014 many of us are making resolutions.  Maybe one of yours should be to join the The Oracle ACE Program.  Oracle ACEs and Oracle ACE Directors are known for their technical expertise and strong credentials as Oracle community advocates. ACE nominations can be submitted by anyone in the Oracle Technology and Applications communities. Does this sound like you?  If so, read the FAQ for details or reach out to one of the community managers listed below in our Best Of OTN for the Week of Jan 5th. 

Java Community  -

Getting Started with Java Expression Language 3
Most folks in the Java ecosystem are just beginning to realize the full significance of  EL 3. See how it opens up the possibility of using the power of a standard expression language in new and innovative ways.

Why didn’t my app throw an OutOfMemoryError?
Performance expert Kirk Pepperdine explains that your JVM is running a Ponzi scheme on you.

Coder Radio Podcast: It's Java's Year
Engineer Mark Heckler talks about Java, IoT, Java Embedded, and the Java community.

Friday Funny from Tori Wieldt, Java Community Manager: Why do programmers mix up Halloween and Christmas?
A: Because Oct 31 == Dec 25  Thanks @chad3814

Architect Community -


2013 Top 10 OTN Articles for Architects
OTN's articles for architects cover SOA, middleware, business intelligence, security, identity management, enterprise management, and more. Check out this list of 2013's Top 10 most popular articles for architects.

Winter 2014 edition of free OTech Magazine
The winter 2014 edition of the free, independent OTech Magazine is now available, offering insight from an impressive collection of experts in Oracle technologies.

Design Patterns: Magic or Myth? | David Budgen

Durham University professor of software engineering David Budgen draws on surveys and mapping studies in this examination of "the effectiveness of the usage of design patterns in software development."

Friday Funny from Bob Rhubart, Architect Community Manager: "Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." -- Mark Twain

Systems Community

Tips for Using Linux Huge Pages
Ed Whalen is the Chief Technologist at Performance Tuning Corp. He knows an awful lot about making databases run faster, including the use of Linux Huge Pages. Here are two of his very helpful resources.

Blog: Why Are So Many People Smarter Than Me?
You know how when you take your car to the mechanic because it's making a strange noise, but when the mechanic drives it, the noise disappears?  That's called a Heisenbug.  Find out what the Ksplice team did about it.

Friday Funny from Rick Ramsey, Systems Community Managers - It's Friday, Ask Your Boss to Dance

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Thursday Oct 17, 2013

There's A Virtual Developer Day in Your Future

What are Virtual Developer Days? You really should know this by now.

OTN Virtual Developer Days are online events created specifically for developers and architects, with a focus on no-fluff technical presentations, hands-on labs, and expert Q&A to sharpen your technical skills and bring you up to speed on the latest information on Oracle products and practical best practices for their use.

The best part about OTN Virtual Developer Days is that you don't have to pack a suitcase or stand in line at an airport waiting for someone pat you down. Instead, you stay where you are, flip open your laptop, and prepare your brain for a massive skills injection.

In the next few weeks you'll have two such chances to ramp up your skills.

  • On Tuesday November 5, 2013 Harnessing the Power of Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence will guide you through tooling updates and best practices for developing applications with WebLogic and Coherence as target platforms. This two-track event covers app design and development (Track 1) and building, deploying, and managing applications (Track 2). Each track includes three presentations plus a hands-on lab. [9am-1pm PT / 12pm-4pm ET / 1pm-5pm BRT]

    Register now

    This event will also be available in EMEA on December 3, 2013 {9am-1pm GMT / 1pm-5pm GST / 2:30pm-6:30 PM IST]
  • On Tuesday November 19, 2103 Oracle ADF Development: Web, Mobile, and Beyond offers four tracks covering everything from the basics to advance skills for for application development using Oracle ADF and Oracle ADF Mobile. There are three sessions in each track, followed by hands-on labs in which try out what you've learned. [9am-1pm PT / 12pm-4pm ET/ 1pm-5pm BRT]

    Register now

    This event will also be available in APAC on Thursday November 21, 2013 [10am-1:30pm IST (India) / 12:30pm-4pm SGT (Singapore) / 3:30pm-7pm AESDT] and in EMEA on Tuesday November 26, 2013 [9am-1pm GMT / 1pm-5pm GST/ 2:30pm-6:30pm IST]

Registration for both events is absolutely free. So what are you waiting for?

Monday Sep 09, 2013

Oracle ACE-led sessions at Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle ACEs are individuals recognized by Oracle for their outstanding contribution to the Oracle community. These active, highly engaged community leaders regularly share their insight and real-world experience through blogs, articles, books, and conference presentations. This is especially true at Oracle OpenWorld.

The list below represents #oow13 sessions that will be presented by members of the Oracle ACE community. As you browse through the OpenWorld content catalog and take advantage of schedule builder to maximize your time at Oracle OpenWorld, be sure to include some Oracle ACE-led sessions to your schedule.

Oracle ACEs are a good bet for a great Oracle OpenWorld experience.

 Follow Oracle ACEs on Twitter via this Twitter List.

Session ID

Title

Full Name

CON5730

Enabling Optimized Integrations at Amway with Oracle SOA Suite

Ahmed Aboulnaga

CON7593

Under the Hood of Pluggable Databases

Alex Gorbachev

UGF9810

Big Data Panel Discussion

Alex Gorbachev

CON6104

Exploring PL/SQL New Features and Best Practices for Better Performance

Ami Aharonovich

CON3439

Are Indexes Unnecessary in Oracle Exadata

Arup Nanda

CON8788

Maximizing Database Performance with Database Replay

Arup Nanda

UGF9764

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, Oracle Database 12c, and You

Bobby Curtis

UGF9772

I Have to Patch Again? Patch Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Bobby Curtis

UGF9808

Oracle Enterprise Manager Panel Discussion

Bobby Curtis

CON2412

How UK Universities Are Using Oracle Advanced Analytics to Protect Their Income

Brendan Tierney

CON8677

Your Data Is Talking to You: Customers Describe How In-Database Analytics Drives Their Business

Brendan Tierney

CON6876

Displaying Enterprise Content in Oracle WebCenter Sites and WebCenter Portal

Brian Huff

UGF9799

Oracle WebCenter Portal: Displaying Documents and Site Studio Content in Sites and Portal

Brian Huff

UGF9900

The Top 10 Web App Vulnerabilities and Securing Them with Oracle ADF

Brian Huff

UGF9758

Flashback Techniques for Oracle Database 11g and 12c

Carl Dudley

UGF10009

Thinking Clearly About Performance

Cary Millsap

UGF9932

Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 1

Cary Millsap

UGF9948

Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 2

Cary Millsap

UGF9756

Cloud Computing, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Best Practices: Expert Panel

Charles Kim

UGF9809

Oracle VM and Virtualization Best Practices: Expert Panel Discussion

Charles Kim

UGF10009

Thinking Clearly About Performance

chet justice

UGF9925

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11.1.1.7.1: Are We Really Better Off?

Christian Screen

CON6189

Maximize Data Warehouse Performance with Parallel Queries

Christo Kutrovsky

UGF9931

What’s New in Oracle Business Analytics Supporting Cast

Christopher Barbieri

CON7442

Optimizer Statistics: A Fresh Approach

Connor McDonald

CON7457

SQL Tuning 101

Connor McDonald

UGF7455

Analytic Functions

Connor McDonald

UGF9776

Optimizing Internal Serialization Control with Latches and Mutexes

Craig Shallahamer

HOL10074

Big Data, Bigger Insights with Oracle Advanced Analytics and Oracle SQL Developer

Dan Vlamis

CON5936

Building Oracle Application Express Applications That Can Survive Without the Internet

Daniel McGhan

CON11164

Shaping Your Tomorrow: Planned Upgrade/Migration to Oracle Fusion Financials/Oracle Fusion HCM

Debra Lilley

UGF10239

Printing Options for Oracle Application Express: FOP and Oracle Application Express Listeners

Doug Gault

CON4811

Innovations in BI: Oracle Business Intelligence Against Oracle Essbase and Relational Databases

Edward Roske

CON6456

Maximize Oracle Hyperion Planning Performance with Oracle Exalytics

Edward Roske

UGF9945

Welcome to Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.3, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7

Edward Roske

CON2169

Roll Out a Complete Oracle Fusion Middleware Environment in Less Than 10 Minutes

edwin biemond

CON8620

Customer Panel: Data Warehouse and Big Data

Ferhat Sengonul

UGF8869

Overcoming Oracle E-Business Suite Challenges for Latin America

Fernando Garcia

CON8493

Oracle Fusion Applications: Tailoring Your User Experience in the Cloud

Floyd Teter

UGF9898

Oracle on Your Browser or Phone: Design Patterns for Web and Mobile Oracle ADF Applications

Floyd Teter

CON9492

Reporting in Project Portfolio Management: Past, Present, and Fusion

Floyd Teter

CON6630

Demystifying MySQL for Oracle DBAs and Developers

George Trujillo

UGF9722

Data Movement in Enterprise Platforms

George Trujillo

UGF9929

Oracle Essbase 11.1.2.3, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7: What’s New

Glenn Schwartzberg

UGF9947

Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office, Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting 11.1.2.3: What’s New

Glenn Schwartzberg

CON7553

PeopleSoft PeopleTools REST Web Services: Everything You Need to Know

Graham Smith

CON2253

BPM and SOA Are Going Mobile: An Architectural Perspective

Guido Schmutz

CON4067

Oracle Data Quality Solutions, Oracle GoldenGate, and Oracle Data Integrator on Oracle Exadata

Gu­rcan Orhan

CON4070

How to Handle DEV&TEST&PROD for Oracle Data Integrator

Gu­rcan Orhan

UGF8869

Overcoming Oracle E-Business Suite Challenges for Latin America

Gustavo Gonzalez

CON11326

Extend Oracle Database Management with Quest Tools from Dell

Guy Harrison

UGF2984

Oracle, Hadoop, and the Big Data Revolution

Guy Harrison

CON3488

It’s a Solid-State World: How Oracle Exadata X3 Leverages Flash Storage

Gwen Shapira

CON6160

Data Wrangling with Oracle Big Data Connectors

Gwen Shapira

UGF9753

Wrangling Data with Oracle Big Data Connectors

Gwen Shapira

CON5054

Oracle Java Cloud Service: The Java PaaS Alternative

Harshad Oak

UGF4169

Why Do I Need Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler?

Heli Helskyaho

CON8544

Making the Move to Oracle Data Integrator

Holger Friedrich

CON2976

Designing Data Warehouses in the Cloud

ian Abramson

BOF8958

Extreme Availability: Oracle WebLogic/Application Continuity with Oracle Database 12c

Jacco Landlust

UGF1840

Oracle Exadata from Installation to Go-Live: Banking and Retail Experiences

jason arneil

CON5792

HR Analytics at Wells Fargo Bank

Jeff McQuigg

UGF9911

Build a Performance Layer for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11g

Jeff McQuigg

CON6629

Making Workflow Flow

Jerry Ireland

CON6900

Oracle Database 12c New Features for Developers

John King

UGF7001

Oracle ADF Task Flow Beyond the 10-Minute Demo

John King

UGF9765

Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 New Features for Developers

John King

CON4092

Oracle Application Express WebSocket (or When Push Comes to Shove)

John Scott

UGF9798

Oracle WebCenter Portal: Designing for Desktop, Mobile, and Tablet

John Sim

UGF9908

Oracle WebCenter and Oracle ADF: Responsive, Adaptive Design for Desktop, Mobile, and Tablet

John Sim

CON9346

CMS Automates and Strengthens Internal Controls with Oracle Governance, Risk, and Compliance

John Stouffer

CON8643

Oracle Optimizer Boot Camp: 10 Optimizer Tips You Can’t Do Without

Jonathan Lewis

CON1715

The Important Things DBAs Should Do Before and After an Oracle Database Upgrade

Julian Dontcheff

CON1759

The Least-Known Features of Oracle Database, Part 2

Julian Dontcheff

CON2131

DBA Best Practices for Performance Tuning in a Pluggable World

Julian Dontcheff

CON11257

Best Practices for Deploying Highly Scalable Virtualized Oracle Applications

Kai Yu

UGF9803

Clustering/High Availability with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: 360 Degrees

Kai Yu

UGF9809

Oracle VM and Virtualization Best Practices: Expert Panel Discussion

Kai Yu

UGF9790

Where Did My CPU Go?

Karl Arao

CON2828

Upgrade in Three Months: Secrets to a Rapid, Cost-Effective Upgrade

Kashif Manzoor

CON2038

Oracle Exadata, Oracle Data Integrator, and Parallel Data Load: A Real-World Case Study

Kellyn Pot'Vin

UGF9966

Oracle Instant Database Cloning

kyle hailey

CON6031

An Oracle ACE Production: Oracle Fusion Middleware Live Development Demo

Lonneke Dikmans

UGF9898

Oracle on Your Browser or Phone: Design Patterns for Web and Mobile Oracle ADF Applications

Lonneke Dikmans

CON6031

An Oracle ACE Production: Oracle Fusion Middleware Live Development Demo

Lucas Jellema

SIG2946

Oracle Unstructured Data and Multimedia SIG (OMMUD) Meeting

Marcelle Kratochvil

UGF8861

Experiences with Evangelizing Java Within the Database

Marcelo Ochoa

UGF9739

Physical Ordering of Data: Is It Ever Useful?

Mark Farnham

BOF11055

Best Practices for Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database for Oracle Exalytics

Mark Rittman

CON9420

Configuring Oracle Business Intelligence Applications on Oracle Data Integrator: A Deep Dive

Mark Rittman

CON9572

Make the Most of Your Oracle Exalytics and BI Investments with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Mark Rittman

UGF9754

Deep Dive into Oracle Business Intelligence Applications with Oracle Data Integrator 11g

Mark Rittman

UGF9944

Overview of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11g

Mark Rittman

CON1926

Oracle Java Cloud Service for Java EE Developer

Markus Eisele

UGF9932

Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 1

Markus Eisele

UGF9948

Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 2

Markus Eisele

CON5469

How to Instrument PL/SQL and Oracle Application Express Code

Martin D'Souza

BOF2205

The Future of Oracle Forms Applications and Developers

Mia Urman

UGF9756

Cloud Computing, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Best Practices: Expert Panel

Michael Ault

SIG9680

OAUG Database SIG Meeting

Michael Brown

CON1900

Partitioning and Compression for Performance and Manageability

Michael Messina

CON3704

Data Tracking: On the Hunt for Information About Your Database

Michael Rosenblum

CON2808

Oracle WebLogic on Oracle Database Appliance

Michel Schildmeijer

CON7695

Upgrade-Ready for Oracle Database 12c

Michelle Malcher

UGF9771

The Essence of Great Leadership

Michelle Malcher

UGF2580

Oracle VM: For Enterprise DR Solutions

Murali Vallath

UGF2675

Deploy Oracle RAC 12c on Oracle VM VirtualBox in 60 Minutes

Murali Vallath

UGF4622

Security in the Cloud: A Complete Guide

Oded Raz

CON7267

Oracle ADF On-Ramp: What You Need to Know to Use the Core Oracle ADF Technology Stack

Peter Koletzke

CON9587

Manage Beyond Limits: Oracle Enterprise Manager CLI and Other Extensibility Features

Ray Smith

UGF9773

Oracle Enterprise Manager Command-Line Interface Illustrated

Ray Smith

UGF9801

DBA Expert Panel

Ray Smith

UGF9808

Oracle Enterprise Manager Panel Discussion

Ray Smith

CON4270

Oracle Database 12c Best Tuning Features

Rich Niemiec

CON4305

Tuning Oracle Database with Oracle Database Cloud Control 12c

Rich Niemiec

UGF9760

Oracle Database 12c Best New Features

Rich Niemiec

UGF9771

The Essence of Great Leadership

Rich Niemiec

CON1944

End-to-End Automatic Testing of Your Oracle Application Express Application

Roel Hartman

UGF10238

Printing Options for Oracle Application Express: Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

Roel Hartman

CON6344

Fine-tuning the Installation/Provisioning of Oracle Fusion Applications 11.1.x

Ron Batra

CON7596

Cloud Computing Economics: Making a Business Case

Ron Batra

CON6031

An Oracle ACE Production: Oracle Fusion Middleware Live Development Demo

Ronald van Luttikhuizen

CON8420

Upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1: Technical/Functional Panel

Sandra Vucinic

UGF10237

Printing Options for Oracle Application Express: PL/PDF

Scott Spendolini

UGF10241

Printing Options for Oracle Application Express: Q&A Panel

Scott Spendolini

CON6031

An Oracle ACE Production: Oracle Fusion Middleware Live Development Demo

Simon Haslam

CON8980

Oracle WebLogic on Oracle Database Appliance: Combining High Availability and Simplicity

Simon Haslam

CON4156

Top 10 Secrets of Successful Oracle Application Development Framework Projects

Sten Vesterli

UGF9932

Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 1

Sten Vesterli

UGF9948

Software Development in the Oracle Ecosystem, Part 2

Sten Vesterli

CON2271

PL/SQL Goodies in Oracle Database 12c

Steven Feuerstein

CON4811

Innovations in BI: Oracle Business Intelligence Against Oracle Essbase and Relational Databases

Stewart Bryson

CON8544

Making the Move to Oracle Data Integrator

Stewart Bryson

UGF9721

Agile Real-Time BI with Oracle Business Intelligence/Oracle Data Integrator/Oracle GoldenGate

Stewart Bryson

UGF9909

Deep Dive into Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, Part 1: Configuration

Stewart Bryson

UGF9910

Deep Dive into Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, Part 2: Data Integration

Stewart Bryson

UGF9756

Cloud Computing, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Best Practices: Expert Panel

Syed Jaffar Hussain

CON7586

Moving Data Between Oracle Exadata and Hadoop. Fast.

Tanel Poder

CON11257

Best Practices for Deploying Highly Scalable Virtualized Oracle Applications

Tariq Farooq

UGF9756

Cloud Computing, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Best Practices: Expert Panel

Tariq Farooq

UGF9803

Clustering/High Availability with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: 360 Degrees

Tariq Farooq

UGF9809

Oracle VM and Virtualization Best Practices: Expert Panel Discussion

Tariq Farooq

CON7387

Scaling to Infinity: Making Star Transformations Sing

Tim Gorman

UGF9740

RDBMS Forensics: Troubleshooting with Active Session History

Tim Gorman

CON2253

BPM and SOA Are Going Mobile: An Architectural Perspective

Torsten Winterberg

CON5122

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Integration with Oracle Hyperion Datasources

Venkatakrishnan Janakiraman

UGF5107

Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management Integration

Venkatakrishnan Janakiraman

UGF9860

Worst Practices for Developing an Oracle ADF Application

Wilfred van der Deijl

UGF9741

You Probably Don’t Need the Oracle RMAN Catalog Database

Yury Velikanov

Friday Apr 12, 2013

Hey, I know that person! Top 10 OTN YouTube Videos

The following list represents the Top 10 most popular videos on the OTN YouTube Channel for the past 30 days. Recognize anyone?

  1. The Oracle ACE Cookbook: Lewis Cunningham
    Sometimes a cookbook is just a cookbook! Oracle ACE Director Lewis Cunningham talks about his collection of actual food recipes from members of the Oracle ACE community, and shares his thoughts on how the database world has changed since he first started blogging about it eight years ago.
  2. Lucas Jellema: SOA, Events, BPM, and Oracle ADF
    Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema, CTO for AMIS Systems, talks about his latest OTN article, and about SOA, BPM, Oracle ADF, and his participation in the OTN Yathra Tour in India.
  3. Marc Sewtz: APEX 4.2 Mobile App Development
    Marc Sewtz demonstrates new features he built into APEX4.2 to support Mobile App Development.
  4. Author Interview: SOA Made Simple
    Oracle ACE Directors Lonneke Dikmans and Ronald van Luttikhuizen talk about their latest book, "SOA Made Simple" (Packt Publishing, 2012).
  5. David Peake: APEX 4.2 New Features
    David Peake, PM for Oracle Application Express, gives a quick overview of some of the product's features.
  6. Are You Future Proof? - Evolving Skills for Architects and Developers
    Oracle ACE Directors Ron Batra (AT&T), Basheer Khan (Innowave Technology), and Ronald van Luttikhuizen (Vennster) discuss the evolution in the skills needed for success as a software architect or developer.
  7. Dr. Frank Munz: "Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Distintive Recipes"
    Dr. Frank Munz, the author of "Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes," talks about his new book, the companion series of videos, and some of his speaking engagements.
  8. Dimitri Gielis: Apex 4.2 and Responsive Web Design
    Oracle Ace Director Dimitri Gielis talks about features in Oracle Application Express 4.2.
  9. Greg Marsden: Hugepages = Huge Performance on Linux
    Greg Marsden of Oracle's Linux Kernel Engineering Team talks about some common customer performance questions and about making the most of Oracle Linux 6 and Transparent HugePages
  10. Arup Nanda: Engineered Systems
    Oracle ACE Director Arup Nanda discusses Oracle Exadata, engineered systems, and the changing role of the database administrator.