Enterprise Software’s Life Lessons

Well, I ain't always right but I've never been wrong.
Seldom turns out the way it does in a song.
Once in a while you get shown the light
In the strangest of places if you look at it right.
                               - From Jerry Garcia's "Scarlet Begonias"

Somebody asked the other day what I've learned from from 25-plus years of working (more...)

Pinging and Posting from PeopleCode

I had a need to Ping a server to see if the server could get to it.  I also tried to post to it.  This code could be helpful for others, so I want to share it.  A post should normally go through the Integration Broker, but I first developed it at a time when I had a product that was supposed to go on servers with diverse versions of Integration Broker.

The Ping code (more...)

Hybrid Configurations in Order Management

Oracle Is Easy, a blog written by <a href="http://www.smartdogservices.com" SmartDog Services

Hybrid Configurations in Order Management

 

 

Business needs in ‘Configure to Order’ scenarios are highly flexible. This may be a standard trait of ATO modeling with the rule and constraint-based options and option classes, or it may be a trait of ‘Pick to Order’ modeling with mandatory and optional choices to be knitted together. Some of the complex environments that can (more...)

ReConnect 2015

It is just a little less than a month until the PeopleSoft ReConnect conference in Rosemont, Illinois. I will be presenting PeopleTools Developer: Tips and Techniques on Thursday from 11:30 AM to 12:20 PM in Grand Ballroom H.

New PeopleTools Mobile Book

My wife and I have been writing another book. We are reviewing proofs now, which means we are getting close to publication. I did a quick search on Amazon and see that Amazon is taking pre-orders: PeopleSoft PeopleTools: Mobile Applications Development. Publication date is currently set for October 16, 2015, which means it will publish just before OpenWorld. Fluid and MAP have been out for about a year. If you guessed that a new PeopleTools (more...)

Promotions and Coupon Codes in Advanced Pricing

Oracle Is Easy, a blog written by <a href="http://www.smartdogservices.com" SmartDog Services

Promotions and Coupon Codes in Advanced Pricing

 

Customer retention is a key criterion for success in most business. Businesses implement multiple strategies to retain their customers. One of the most common words we hear in this context is discounts. Customers always look for better products and price competition in the market. In the world of retail business, it’s most common to (more...)

Creating Custom Listening Connectors using Integration Broker SDK

One of my customers recently had the need of allowing a third party web application to attach files into PeopleSoft. After trying a number of different approaches (the integration had to be done at the web application client level, which significantly reduces the options to manipulate the request to PeopleSoft before sending it, particularly when dealing with old web browsers), I gave up and came to the conclusion that I needed a custom listening connector (more...)

Server refused public-key signature despite accepting key!

A new SFTP connection was not working, even though everything looked fine:

1. Permissions were correct on directories:
chmod go-w $HOME/
chmod 700 $HOME/.ssh
chmod 600 $HOME/.ssh/authorized_keys
chmod 600 $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa
chmod 644 $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
chmod 644 $HOME/.ssh/known_hosts

2. Keys were correctly placed

However, it still asked for password, whenever SFTP connection was done:

Using username "sftpuser".
Authenticating with public key "rsa-key-20150214"
Server refused public-key signature despite accepting key!
Using keyboard-interactive (more...)

How to Send an HTML Email Using MCF Class

MCF HTML Email PeoplecodeHTML emails are way better than the boring text emails. In this post, I will show you how to send an HTML email using the MCFOutboundEmail Class. This method gives you a flexible solution that is very easy to use - as easy as using SendMail().

Oracle GoldenGate Training Index by Senthil Rajendran

GoldenGate Initial Load by Senthil Rajendran

Welcome to the world of replication. Recently have been deep into GoldenGate and here are the series of presentation that can help you to start with GoldenGate

GoldenGate Use Cases by Senthil Rajendran

Welcome to the world of replication. Recently have been deep into GoldenGate and here are the series of presentation that can help you to start with GoldenGate

GoldenGate Monitoring, Troubleshooting and Tuning by Senthil Rajendran

Welcome to the world of replication. Recently have been deep into GoldenGate and here are the series of presentation that can help you to start with GoldenGate

GoldenGate Implementations Essential by Senthil Rajendran

Welcome to the world of replication. Recently have been deep into GoldenGate and here are the series of presentation that can help you to start with GoldenGate




GoldenGate Fundamentals Session by Senthil Rajendran

Welcome to the world of replication. Recently have been deep into GoldenGate and here are the series of presentation that can help you to start with GoldenGate




Index
GoldenGate Fundamentals Session
GoldenGate Implementations Essential
GoldenGate Monitoring, Troubleshooting and Tuning
GoldenGate Use Cases

Please Sell

Oracle's financial results for Q4 of their fiscal year 2015 came out a few minutes ago.  Seems they missed targets on license revenues and earnings per share.  So the stock may be headed for the professional investor's dog house.  I've even read of an analyst or two publishing a "sell" rating on Oracle stock.

Geez, please sell.  Drive the price down.  I can buy some more shares on the cheap and laugh all the way (more...)

Create a Custom Oracle Web ADI Integrator using Desktop Integration Framework GUI

Oracle Is Easy, a blog written by <a href="http://www.smartdogservices.com" SmartDog Services

Custom Oracle 12.1.2 Web ADI Integrator using Desktop Integration Framework GUI

 

 

 

 

Oracle Web ADI is a well-known functionality that is being heavily used by the End Users in the Oracle E-Business Suite Financials and CRM applications to perform some of their day-to-day data entry tasks in the commonly used Microsoft desktop applications like Excel and Projects (more...)

Integration Is Hard

If you know me at all, you know I love services-based integration.  The whole idea of interfacing, moving and exchanging data, guided by industry standards...I'm an enthusiastic supporter.  The appeal of this idea made me an ardent supporter of Oracle's Fusion Applications.  And I still believe it's an important part of the potential for today's SaaS offerings.

So I'll share a secret with you...I really hate services-based integration.  It's hard.  Packaged integrations rarely (more...)

Sticker Shock

A little off-subject, but still felt this experience was worth sharing.  I'll get back on track next post.

My smart phone is an iPhone 5.  My carrier is ATT.  It's been a great relationship since the iPhone first came out.  Sadly, I think it's coming to an end.

My two-year contract expired on June 1st...ATT informed me immediately that I was eligible for a phone upgrade and a new contract.  Exciting news, as I've (more...)

Selling SaaS

Read a great article on the vendor-customer SaaS sale sdynamic  - Mike Vizard wrote the article at "Talkin'' Cloud".  Anthony Anzevino, Director of America Sales for AWS, describes selling cloud customers.  And Mr. Anzevion nails it.  Rather than summarize, I'll just quote the gist of it:
Speaking this week at a Marketplace LIVE event sponsored by Telx, a provider of hosting services, Anthony Anzevino, director of America sales for AWS, says the cloud giant focuses its own inside (more...)