Integrating Telstra Public SMS API into Bluemix

In the post below I will show how I integrated Telstra public SMS Api into my Bluemix catalog to be consumed as a service. This was all done from Public Bluemix using the Cloud Integration Service.

Step 1 - Create a T.DEV account

In order to get started you need to create an account on http://dev.telstra.com in order to be granted access to the SMS API. Once access is granted you need (more...)

Presenting in Perth on September 9th, 2015

I’ll be presenting at a “Lets Talk Oracle” event in Perth, with fellow Ex-Oracle ACE Directors Richard Foote and Chris Muir. Full agenda as follows:



8:30-9:00   Registration and coffee
9:00-10:30  Richard Part I – Database 12c New Features for DBAs (and Developers)
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Richard Part II – Database 12c New Features for DBAs (and Developers)
12:30-1:30  Lunch
1:30-2:30   Chris – Creating RESTful APIs with Oracle Data Services (for Developers and DBAs)
2:30-2:45   Break
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Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 27-AUG-2015


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Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2015

Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2015

The data presented by Digital Evolution Index seems supported by data from the European Commission. The EU defined a Digital Economy and Society Index to support and measure progress on the digital agenda for Europe:

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness.

The Digital (more...)

Adaptive Query Optimization in Oracle 12c : Ongoing Updates

I’ve said a number of times, the process of writing articles is part of an ongoing learning experience for me. A few days ago my personal tech editor (Jonathan Lewis) asked about a statement I made in the SQL Plan Directive article. On further investigation it turned out the sentence was a complete work of fiction on my part, based on my misunderstanding of something I read in the manual, as well as the assumption that (more...)

Summer Projects and a Celebration

If you follow us on Twitter (@theappslab) or on Facebook, you’ve seen some of the Summer projects coming together.

If not, here’s a recap of some of the tinkering going on in OAUX Emerging Technologies land.

Mark (@mvilrokx) caught the IoT bug from Noel (@noelportugal), and he’s been busy destroying and rebuilding a Nerf gun, which is a thing. Search for “nerf gun mods” if you don’t (more...)

OUG_SCOT: I was on fire and then the fire alarm went off

it’s been a couple of months since my session at the oug_scot and I feel it’s enough time to write about it…

First of all – it was awesome!

I have never been to a user conference other than the ilOUG in Israel. I went to the Oracle Open World couple of years ago (and I’m not going this year :-( ) but it was nothing alike…

The user group was at a lovely place near (more...)

First flight into the Oracle Mobile Cloud Service

Last week I attended the Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS) track as part of the Oracle Summer Camps in Lisbon. Besides the great location and networking opportunities, it’s was a great learning experience. It turned out it not only was the first MCS training for me, it even was the first MCS training ever given! I feel a lucky bastard to be one of the first people worldwide, besides Oracle employees, to work with the (more...)

Red Samurai ADF Performance Audit Tool v 4.0 – Web Client Request Monitoring and Complete Query Analysis

I'm excited to announce, we have released a new version of our RSA audit tool. This is a major update after previous version released in February 2015 - Red Samurai ADF Performance Audit Tool v 3.4 - ADF Task Flow Statistics with Oracle DMS Servlet Integration.

It is already 3 years, since initial version - Red Samurai Performance Audit Tool - Runtime Diagnosis for ADF Applications. We are using it for many of our (more...)

Oracle 12C Problem with datapatch. Part 2, the “fix”

so after much too-ing and fro-ing with Oracle Support, we finally have a solution to my datapatch problem. Prevent the timeout from happening when running datapatch! We know which part of the code was timing out, and we can do this by setting an undocumented event: 18219841.

Here’s a show test to show you how that was done:

SQL: select dbms_sqlpatch.verify_queryable_inventory from dual;

VERIFY_QUERYABLE_INVENTORY
--------------------------
ORA-20008: timed out. Job Load_opatch_inventory_1execution time is more than  (more...)

oracle applications r12 auto start on linux

Step 1: connect as a database os user

su – oradev

startDB.sh edit and saved

#!/bin/sh
. /u01/EBSDEV/db/tech_st/11.2.0/EBSDEV_ebsdev.env
/u01/EBSDEV/db/tech_st/11.2.0/appsutil/scripts/EBSDEV_ebsdev/addbctl.sh start
/u01/EBSDEV/db/tech_st/11.2.0/appsutil/scripts/EBSDEV_ebsdev/addlnctl.sh start EBSDEV

stopDB.sh edit and saved

#!/bin/sh
. /u01/EBSDEV/db/tech_st/11.2.0/EBSDEV_ebsdev.env
/u01/EBSDEV/db/tech_st/11.2.0/appsutil/scripts/EBSDEV_ebsdev/addbctl.sh stop
/u01/EBSDEV/db/tech_st/11.2.0/appsutil/scripts/EBSDEV_ebsdev/addlnctl.sh stop EBSDEV

give execute permission chmod 750 for both file

Step 2: connect as applmgr os user

startAPP.sh edit and saved

(more...)

Page Borders and Title Underlines

I have taken to recording screen grabs to help some folks out on 'how do I' scenarios. Sometimes a 3 minute video saves a couple of thousand words and several screen shots.

So, per chance you need to know:

1. How to add a page border to your output and/or

2. How to add an under line that runs across the page

Watch this!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UcXHeSF0BM

If you need the template, sample (more...)

Digital Evolution Index shows Western Europe is stalling

Digital Evolution Index shows Western Europe is stalling

Earlier this year The Fletcher School published the Digital Evolution Index. The Digital Evolution Index analyses the key underlying drivers and barriers that govern a country’s evolution into a digital economy:

  • Demand – including consumer behaviours and trends, financial and Internet and social media savviness.
  • Supply – including access, fulfilment, and transactions infrastructure.
  • Institutional Environment – including government effectiveness and its role in business, laws and regulations (more...)

Lançamento da 5a. Edição do Ranking IBEVAR – 120 Maiores Empresas do Varejo Brasileiro

Durante a noite de ontem, 25/Agosto/2015, a Oracle Retail esteve presente no lançamento da orf. José Securato Junior - ACADEMIA DE VAREJO
5a. Edição do Ranking IBEVAR - 120 Maiores Empresas do Varejo Brasileiro.

Prof. José Securato Júnior – Academia de Varejo – UBS - IBEVAR, recebeu os convidados e conduziu a agenda, naturalmente composta por diversos indicadores, alguns dos quais, apresentamos neste posting.

Posteriormente, Raul de Souza Neto - Vice Presidente de Vendas da Oracle Retail para o Brasil, (more...)

Password Expire

If a user forgets his password, he may ask you to reset it for him. You will then know his new password, which you may see as a security issue. By including the password expire clause in the alter user command, you can force the user to change his password the next time he logs in. After this, you will no longer know his password. The examples which follow show a DBA changing a password (more...)

Flexibility Is Key in Talent Management

By Marcie Van Houten

Flexibility Is Key in Talent Management

I've learned there is no one right way organizations approach their talent management. There are certainly best or tried and true practices, but even those standards are rapidly evolving. Talent Management change influencers certainly include technology such as the rapid proliferation of mobile devices we all carry around. It's also driven by the population and demographic evolution. And I find that it's also highly driven by HR innovators within the organization. (more...)

New Java Champion Vinicius Senger

Welcome to the new Java Champion: Vinicius Senger 

Vinicius Senger is the founder of Globalcode, a company teaching programming to trainers and professionals.

He has 20 years of experience in programming. His first Java app ran in HPUX capturing SNMP data from the network and storing in Sybase. He did a number of projects with J2EE for financial services and banks using web components, EJB, JMS and many different types of architectures using JSF, Seam, (more...)

Take Advantage of the Discover Pass at JavaOne

By David Lopez

Looking for a way into this year’s JavaOne keynotes, exhibit halls, and networking events, but not necessarily looking to attend sessions? Not everyone is a Java developer, working in tech, or done with school, and we understand. That’s why JavaOne offers the Discover Pass. With this pass, you’ll have access to the following and more: 

Keynotes for JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld
Exhibition halls at both conferences
Java Hub

JSON-P 1.1/Java EE 8 Webinar at Istanbul JUG

| Aug 26, 2015

The Istanbul JUG has been spinning up it's participation in Java EE 8 through Adopt-a-JSR. They have already taken an interest in JSON-P 1.1, MVC and JMS 2.1 with many more Java EE 8 JSRs on their radar. The Istanbul JUG is the first Turkish JUG to engage with Adopt-a-JSR and Java EE 8.

Towards this end the JUG is hosting an online webinar on the proposed changes in JSON-P 1.1 to (more...)

“But, You Don’t Understand…”


"Let me try once more," he said in an effort to explain. "In other words--"

"You mean you have other words?" cried the bird happily. "Well, by all means, use them.
You're certainly not doing very well with the ones you have now."
- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth 

A seemingly constant battle in many forums is getting those who post questions to be clear in what they are asking. Some questions are (more...)