Tips for Social Media as an Oracle Ace (Part 2)

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| Apr 6, 2020

The second part of a two part article about the sort of things an Ace Associate or anyone else in a Technology Advocacy programme such as the Ace & Groundbreakers could approach social media has been published.

You can check out at (http://www.oraworld.org/home/ – page 10)

You can check part 1 (http://www.oraworld.org/home/ – page 15) along with other articles in the 19th edition of OraWorld covering subjects as diverse (more...)

Oracle Cloud Shell Tool

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| Mar 15, 2020

A few weeks ago Oracle announced a new tool for all Oracle cloud users including the Always Free tier. Cloud Shell provides a Linux (Oracle v7.7) environment to freely use ( (within your tenancy’s monthly limits) – no paying for VM or using your limited set of VMs (for free-tier users) or anything like that.

As you can see the Shell can be started using a new icon at the top right (highlighted).  (more...)

Developer Meetup – JavaScript Frameworks and Web Components

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| Feb 17, 2020

Last night was the latest in #OracleDeveloperMeetups in London. The evening’s focus was on JavaScript Frameworks, Toolkits and Web Components.  Whilst the event is sponsored by Oracle the focus is very much on the challenges of JavaScript Frameworks.

Some really (more...)

2 Minute Tech Tip on APIs

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| Feb 12, 2020

 

Tips for Social Media as an Oracle Ace

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| Feb 3, 2020

The first part of a two part article about the sort of things an Ace Associate, or anyone else in a Technology Advocacy programme such as the Ace & Groundbreakers could approach social media has been published.  Go check it out (http://www.oraworld.org/home/ – page 15) along with other articles in the latest edition of OraWorld covering subjects as diverse as Open World, Apex and Spam (read and you’ll understand).

I’d like (more...)

API Gateway Deployment Patterns

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| Jan 14, 2020

When it comes to deployment of API Gateways, there are a couple of well-known patterns, that of the Internal Gateway and External Gateway (described in several resources including here).

These two deployments essentially reflect the considerations of offering endpoints up to less secure network segments such as the internet (external gateways) and trusted network zones (internal gateways). But in addition to the physical deployment within a network, these deployments are likely to host APIs with (more...)

Development Standards for API Policies?

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| Dec 16, 2019

When it comes to development, we have had coding standards for almost as long as we have been coding. We tend to look at coding standards for purposes of helping to promote good quality code and reduce the likelihood of bugs and so on. But they also help with readability, making it easy to navigate a code base and so on. This is sufficiently important that there is a vast choice of tools to help (more...)

API Platform – Developer Portal Delegated Authentication

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| Nov 18, 2019

The API Platform when you configure IDCS to provide the option to authenticate users against a corporate Identity Provider such as Active Directory will automatically update the Management Portal Login screen accordingly. However today it doesn’t automatically update the Developer Portal login page.  Whilst perhaps an oversight, it is very easy to fix manually when you know how. As result you can have a login that looks like:

The rest of this blog will (more...)

Notifications from Oracle API Platform Cloud Service

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| Nov 11, 2019

There are circumstances in which notifications from the Oracle API Platform CS could be seen as desirable.  For example, if you wish to ensure that the developers are defining good APIs and not accidentally implementing APIs that hit the OWASP Top 10 for APIs. Then you will probably configure things such that developer users can design the APIs, configure the policies, but only request an API to be deployed.

However, presently notifications through mechanisms (more...)

More Free Oracle Cloud than you might know

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| Nov 4, 2019

free-750x536The news about Oracle offering some free cloud services ‘for life’ is making an impact.  But, the free services don’t end there. The pricing of some other native cloud services includes some free bands. So it’s worth keeping an eye on the fine print. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see limited capacity access in other areas.

Oracle Functions – whilst the core of this service is built on the open-source Fn Project (also (more...)