Rick Ramsey, OTN Systems Community Manager, just wrote a GREAT blog post about the upcoming OTN Latin America Tour! A brief excerpt is below - go to his blog post to see the full schedule and register for this series of events which kicks off August 2nd.
"Oracle User Groups in Latin America, our friends in the Oracle product teams, Oracle ACES, and the Oracle Technology Network have put together a terrific agenda for the 2014 Tour. Hands-on labs, demos, and presentations for developers and deployers of the technologies in the Oracle stack, from applications all the way to systems, including Oracle Database and trending topics such as Big Data. Presenters will be product experts drawn from the Oracle ACE Community and Oracle product teams."
Five articles explaining how to use ZFS in the real world, by Oracle ACE Alexandre Borges.
Tech Article: Playing with ZFS Encryption -
Oracle Solaris 11 supports native encryption on ZFS so that it can protect critical data without depending on external programs. It's also integrated with the Cryptographic Framework. Alexandre explains the benefits of these and other Oracle Solaris encryption capabilities, and the different methods for encrypting and decrypting files, file systems, and pools.
Article - Building Bridges - Accept the existence of silos in large organizations, but build bridges between them and, incentives to use those bridges, by my colleague Bob Rhubart, manager of OTN's Architect Community.
Organizational silos thwarting IT architecture goals? Put away the sledgehammer.
Java Community- Blog - Oracle releases #JavaSE 8 Update 11 and Java SE 7 Update 65 - Developers can download the latest Java SE JDK and JRE the Oracle Technology Network.
Java Magazine: The July/August issue of Java Magazine explores the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and includes a JavaOne preview.
RT @OracleAcademy: Where Are the #Women in Makerspaces? #WomeninSTEM #gendergap #tech - Read more here.
Database Community -
Hey Hey! Oracle has published it's Critical Patch Advisory for July 2014. Get it Here. Send to Your Friends!
Web Launch Replay- Oracle Big Data SQL - Bringing Structured Queries to an Unstructured World. Oracle has just launched Oracle Big Data SQL.
Pre-Built Developer VMs (for Oracle VM VirtualBox) -
Learning your way around a new software stack is challenging enough
without having to spend multiple cycles on the install process. Instead,
we have packaged such stacks into pre-built Oracle VM VirtualBox
appliances that you can download, install, and experience as a single
unit. Just downloaded/assemble the files, import into VirtualBox
(available for free), import, and go (but not for production use or
OTN will be posting it's list of 'can't do anywhere else' activities that we will be hosting at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne soon.
Virtual Technology Summit - Content is now OnDemand!
In this four track virtual event attendees had the opportunity to learn firsthand from Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts, as they shared their insight and expertise on Java, systems, database and middleware. A replay of the sessions is now available for your viewing.Architect Community
In addition to interviews with tech experts and community leaders, the OTN ArchBeat YouTube Channel also features technical videos, most pulled from various OTN online technical events. The following are the three most popular of those tech videos for the past seven days.
Debugging and Logging for Oracle ADF Applications
We're only human. Regardless how much work Oracle ADF does for us, or how powerful the JDeveloper IDE is, the inescapable truth is that as developers we will still make mistakes and introduce bugs into our ADF applications. In this video Oracle ADF Product Manager Chris Muir explores the sophisticated debugging tooling JDeveloper provides.
Developer Preview: Oracle WebLogic 12.1.3
Oracle WebLogic 12.1.3 includes some exciting developer-centric enhancements. IN this video Steve Button focuses on some of the more interesting updates around Java EE 7 features and examines how they will affect your development process.
Best Practices in Oracle ADF Development
In this video Frank Nimphius presents a brown-bag of ideas, hints and best practices that will help you to build better ADF applications.
"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific." - Lily Tomlin
@Java RT @JDeveloper: Running Oracle ADF application High availability (HA)
Oracle DB Dev FaceBook Posts -
- Excellent article leading up to the Oracle #bigdatasql launch next week - 10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Big Data
- Great Blog here from good friend Maria Colgan on Oracle In-Memory and the Optimizer... Great Read!
Congratulations to the Winners #IoTDevchallenge -
Oracle Technology Network and Oracle Academy are proud to announce the winners of the IoT Developer Challenge. All of them making the Internet of Things come true. And, of course, built with the Java platform at the center of Things. See who the winners are in this blog post - https://blogs.oracle.com/java/entry/announcing_the_iot_developer_challenge.
OS Tips and Tricks for Sysadmins - This three-session track, part of the Global OTN Virtual Technology Summits; Americas July 9th, EMEA July 10th and APAC July 16th, will show you 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. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions live. Register now.
Disaster Recovery with Oracle Data Guard and Oracle GoldenGate -
The best part about preparing for the upcoming OTN Virtual Technology Summit is reading up on the technology we'll be presenting. Today's reading: Disaster recovery with Oracle Data Guard... it's an essential capability that every Oracle DBA should master.
Community blogs and social networks have been buzzing about the recent release of Oracle SOA Suite 12c, Oracle Mobile Application Foundation, and other new stuff. I've shared links to several such posts over the past several days on the OTN ArchBeat Facebook page. The three items below drew the most attention.
SOA Suite 12c: Exploring Dependencies - Visualizing dependencies between SOA artifacts | Lucas Jellema
Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema explores the use of the Dependency Explorer in JDeveloper 12c for tracking and visualizing dependencies in artifacts in SOA composites or Service Bus projects.
Managing Files for the Hybrid Cloud Use Cases, Challenges and Requirements | Dave Berry
This paper by Dave Berry, Vikas Anand, and Mala Ramakrishnan discusses Oracle Managed File transfer and best practices for sharing files within your enterprise and externally for partners and cloud services.
Say hello to the new Oracle Mobile Application Framework | Shay Shmeltzer
What's the Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF)? Oracle MAF, available as an extension to both JDeveloper and Eclipse, lets you develop a single application that will run on both iOS and Android devices. MAF is based on Oracle ADF Mobile, but adds many new features. Want more information? Click the link to read a post by product manager Shay Shmeltzer.
On July 4th Americans will celebrate the US victory over the British in the Revolutionary War by grilling mountains of meat, consuming mass quantities of beer, and making trips to the emergency room to reattach fingers blown off with poorly-handled fireworks. This hilarious video featuring comic actor Stephen Merchant offers a UK perspective on the outcome of that war.
A tip of a three-cornered hat to Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman and Oracle Enterprise Architect Andrew Bond for bringing this video to my attention.
Happy Friday! You've probably seen some notices, but can't forget to remind you to register for the the upcoming Virtual Technology Summits coming up July 9th, 10th and 16th. Something for everyone! Learn more here.
Kscope 2014 is now history. So can you think of a better time to watch the three most popular Kscope14 preview interviews from the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel? Ah, the memories...
Stewart Bryson on OBIEE, ODI
Oracle ACE Director RedPill Analytics co-founder Stewart Bryson and talks about Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle Data Integrator, and Oracle GoldenGate.
Tim Tow on Java Essbase API and ODTUG Community Service Day
Tim Tow, an Oracle ACE Director, founder and president of Applied OLAP, and an ODTUB board member, previews his four Kscope 2014 sessions and talks about ODTUG Community Service Day.
Shay Shmeltzer on Mobile App Development with Oracle ADF Mobile
Oracle Development Tools Director of Product Management Shay Shmeltzer talks about mobile application development and Oracle ADF, the core subjects of his presentations as part of the ADF and Fusion Development track at ODTUG KScope.
For you World Cup fans, here's a little something of questionable taste from Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog.
Helping Your Compiler Handle the Size of Your Constants - If you type the constants in your code incorrectly, your compiler will return an error. Darryl Gove explains why, and how to avoid the problem.
Playing with ZFS Shadow Migration- If you need to migrate data from a server running Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 to one running Oracle Solaris 11.1, use Shadow Migration. It's easy, and allows you to migrate shared ZFS, UFS, or VxFS (Symantec) file systems through NFS or even through a local file system. Alexandre shows how.
Register for the Virtual Technology Summits taking place July 9th (Americas 9am to 1pm PT), 10th (EMEA 9am to 1pm BST) and 16th (APAC 10am to 2pm IST) and be blown away by the Database - Mastering Oracle Database Management & Development Techniques track content - In this track 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.
Laura Ramsey, OTN Database Community Manager, has just launched the OTN DBA/DEV Watercooler. This blog is your official source of news covering Oracle Database technology topics and community activities from throughout the OTN Database and Developer Community. Find tips and in-depth technology information you need to master Oracle Database Administration or Application Development here. This Blog is compiled by @oracledbdev, the Oracle Database Community Manager for OTN, and features insights, tech tips and news from throughout the OTN Database Community.
Find out more about what you might hear around the OTN DBA/DEV Watercooler in Laura's inaugural post.
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Start planning your Oracle OpenWorld/JavaOne week, and check back often—new content will be added over the following weeks and months.
The OTN team is looking forward to seeing you to Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne San Francisco 2014!
The week's most popular interviews on the OTN ArchBeat YouTube channel.
Things to Keep In Memory About Oracle Database In-Memory | Tom Kyte
What do you know about Oracle Database In-Memory? Tom Kyte recaps his Great Lakes Oracle Conference keynote with a couple of key points to keep in your own memory.
Kscope 2014: Mobile App Development with Oracle ADF Mobile| Shay Shmeltzer
Oracle Development Tools Director of Product Management Shay Shmeltzer talks about mobile application development and Oracle ADF, the core subjects of his presentations as part of the ADF and Fusion Development track at ODTUG KScope, June 22-26, 2014 in Seattle, WA.
Adaptive Case Management | Danilo Schmiedel
Oracle ACE Director Danilo Schmiedel, SOA/BPM solution architect with Opitz Consulting in Germany, talks about Adaptive Case Management, Predictive Analytics, and Process Mining.
To download the Adaptive Case Management poster mentioned in this interview, please visit: http://bit.ly/1hUHPoF
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:
- Systems – OS 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.
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.
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...
Get involved in community conversations on the following OTN channels...
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 !
Get involved in community conversations on the following OTN channels...
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!
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!
Get involved in community conversations on the following OTN channels...
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.
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.
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 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!Get involved in community conversations on the following OTN channels...
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.
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.
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
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: http://ora.cl/6G6
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 22.214.171.124.0 and later
Enterprise Manager for Fusion Applications - Version 126.96.36.199.0 and later
Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version 188.8.131.52.0 and later
Enterprise Manager for Fusion Middleware - Version 184.108.40.206.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform. Get it here: http://ora.cl/1f8
Friday Funny from OTN Database Community Manager, Laura Ramsey - Famous Oracle ACE Selfie :) Taken at Collaborate 2014.
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
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.
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.