New Security Enhancements in ODI 12.1.3

Oracle Data Integrator now uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as the standard encryption algorithm for encrypting ODI objects such as Knowledge Modules, procedures, scenarios or actions as well as any password.

You can configure the encryption algorithm and key length to meet your specific requirements. By default ODI uses AES-128 but you can also use cryptographic keys of 192 and 256 bits.

Passwords and other sensitive (more...)

Oracle on cyber security aspects of BYOD

Bring your own device (BYOD) has been an unstoppable force on the crest of the consumerisation wave, and one that companies have simply had to roll with.

But it is increasingly being rebranded as ‘bring your own disaster’, with IT departments desperately grappling for solutions that will allow them to take back some degree of control over the mobile environment, hastily assembling a raft of MDM (mobile device management) tools.

It has become (more...)

David Blevins’ Java EE Sessions at JavaOne 2014

| Jul 28, 2014

For the Java EE track at JavaOne 2014 we are highlighting some key sessions and speakers to better inform you of what you can expect, right up until the start of the conference.

To this end we recently interviewed David Blevins. Although not as well known as some of the other folks in the Java EE community, David has been instrumental in the ecosystem for a very long time. He has been the powerhouse developer (more...)

How to Customize the Field Service Debrief Report

The Field Service Debrief Report shows a summary of all the debrief lines added for a task and it contains the customer signature image.  The report is built using the XML Publisher techstack and is generated with two parts:

  • Report Format (using RTF template)
  • Data XML file (generated using the standard code).

A common requirement is to change this report to meet specific business requirements.  In Customize Field Service Debrief Report (Doc (more...)

New Whitepaper: Building a Custom Fusion Application

If you have an on-premises deployment of Fusion Applications and wish to extend it with your own custom application, Vik has created this whitepaper to guide you through the development steps. This simple walk-through includes:

  • Task overview and recommended naming standards
  • Registering via the applications taxonomy
  • Creating the application in JDeveloper using ADF
  • Using application-specific components like lookups and messages
  • Your options for deployment and integration

We hope you find it useful, and please feel (more...)

3 new Oracle MAF videos published

3 new Oracle MAF videos published on device integration and preferences.  That's another 60+ minutes of FREE Oracle MAF educational content delivered by Oracle Product Management.  Please subscribe for more updated...next set of videos are on security!

3 New Videos for Device Integration in Oracle MAF

3 new Oracle MAF videos published on device integration and preferences.  That's another 60+ minutes of FREE Oracle MAF educational content delivered by Oracle Product Management.  Please subscribe for more updated...next set of videos are on security!

New Exam in Production: Oracle Fusion Global Human resources 2014 Essentials

The Oracle Fusion Global Human Resources 2014 Essentials (1Z0-418) is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in selling + implementing Oracle Fusion Global Human Capital Management solutions. Visit the related Knowledge Zones today and further your knowledge: Oracle HCM: Oracle Fusion HCM Solutions | Oracle HCM Cloud: Oracle Fusion HCM Cloud Service Solutions.

An example to show how to use 3rd party tools to diagnose Agile PLM LDAP problem

If all LDAP configuration set up correctly in Agile PLM and expected LDAP user accounts synchronized to system as well, but ldap user is still not able to logon Agile system, it may be caused by wrong setting on LDAP Server itself. This article demonstrates how to use different kinds of 3rd party tools to diagnose such LDAP authentication issue.

We usually get below error trace from Agile PLM server log, but it does not (more...)

Weblogic Tip #1 – Installing Oracle Weblogic Server using Maven and the Zip distribution by Manfred Riem

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to install Oracle Weblogic Server using Maven? Well, it is.

  1. Install the Weblogic plugin
  2. Use the Weblogic plugin

1. Install the Weblogic plugin
Here is a bit of a chicken and the egg story. You will have to have an existing Weblogic install to
perform this step. Go to the $MW_HOME/wlserver/server/lib directory and issue the following command:

mvn install:install-file -Dfile=wls-maven-plugin.jar -DpomFile=pom.xml

That installs the wls-maven-plugin (more...)

Advisor Webcast Recording For New Features for Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.x for Essbase

The recently hosted Advisor Webcast recording is available for:

Want to discover the new features for
Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.00 & 11.1.2.3.500 for Essbase?

This session presented on July 16th, 2014 is recommended for technical and functional users who would like to see the new features in Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.00 and 11.1.2.3.500 for Essbase.

Discussed during the session was how (more...)

ntegration Success Workshops: Cloud, Mobile and BPM

Integration Success Workshops are tools you can use when engaging with customers to generate pipeline or progress an existing opportunity – you can really use them at any stage of your customer engagement. They allow you to open doors and discuss the key areas of Cloud Integration, Mobility Integration and traditional Application Integration, all of which are hot topics in the market today.

Each workshop package consists of a presentation, a methodology to engage with (more...)

Involve Me and I Will Understand

There is an old Chinese proverb that says, "Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand."

It reminds me of all the times in the long-ago past when I made a new purchase--something for my home that had to be installed or a ready-to-assemble piece of equipment or furniture--and how I struggled with the instruction manual! Trying to understand all the pieces and parts and (more...)

Data Source Connection Labeling

| Jul 27, 2014

The connection labeling feature was added in WLS release 10.3.6. This feature has the potential to reduce the overhead when there is work to initialize a connection for application use. Labeling connections allows an application to attach arbitrary name/value pairs to a connection. The application can request a connection with the desired label from the connection pool. By associating labels with connection states, an application can retrieve an already initialized connection from the (more...)

Karma: Debugging JavaScript Unit Tests

| Jul 27, 2014

In NetBeans IDE 8.0, you're able to debug JavaScript unit tests via JS Test Driver. In the upcoming NetBeans IDE 8.0.1, JavaScript unit test debugging has been extended to include Karma, as well.

Right-click an HTML5 project and, when you select Karma in the JavaScript Testing tab, you can enable debugging, as shown below. (The new Karma Istanbul code coverage integration was discussed in this blog yesterday.) 

As you (more...)

Oracle announces plans for Java on MIPS By Henrik Stahl

MIPSAt the Imagination Summit in Santa Clara, California, Oracle and Imagination Technologies announced a collaboration around Java and the Internet of Things (IoT). Imagination is an semiconductor R&D and IP licensing company, and the owner of the PowerVR GPU and MIPS micro-architectures. This collaboration between Oracle and Imagination Technologies includes:

  • Porting and optimizing Java for MIPS for embedded and server-side applications. The current plan is to provide three different configurations:

The Latest New Features Skinny – Part One

Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 has just been released here for Linux X86-63 and Solaris! I’m sure other OS releases are not far behind. The documentation is available here. Back in the old days, a dot release of the Oracle Database (i.e. 12.1.0.1 to 12.1.0.2) product didn’t have that many new features in and of itself. It was the (more...)

Karma Istanbul Code Coverage in NetBeans IDE

| Jul 26, 2014

Nice job—all your tests are passing. However, it's pretty useful to at least know the percentage of code that's under test. No one's saying that all your code should be under test, just that it's hard to argue against being able to be aware that your 100% test pass rate applies to 20% of your code.

In the JavaScript world, a popular solution in this area is Karma Coverage, which is based on Istanbul (more...)

Simplified IT Drives Better Business

This Oracle-sponsored IDC study found that as companies reduce IT complexity, they free up resources for strategic business projects. Share how less complexity leads to more innovation!

Redesigned OPN Syndicated Oracle Showcase!

The recently redesigned OPN Syndicated Oracle Showcase enables partners to embed Oracle solution content that automatically updates to their websites with timely, compelling and rich web content. Watch the Oracle & SharedVue webinar replay to learn more about the redesign + customization capabilities.