Why Get Java SE8 Certified?

Getting certified may not ever make it on your 'to-do' list but it should.

Here’s why:

  1. Being certified demonstrates a skill set that can set you apart from others
  2. These skills are in high-demand
  3. There are 37,981 current job openings in the United States 
  4. Of these 28,025 have a listed salary range of $100,000 or more
  5. Top employers are Amazon, Oracle, Accenture, CyberCoders and Capital One

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Data Modeler: Foreign Key Create New Column vs Use Existing

When using the data modeler, we assume when you add a foreign key, you haven’t already created the ID column. So we create that for you. Here’s what that looks like. I draw the relationship. It’s creating a new column for me to use for the relationship/FK – I don’t want that. I don’t... [Read More]

SQL Pattern Matching Deep Dive – Part 4, Empty matches and unmatched rows?

I have been asked a number of times during and after presenting on this topic (SQL Pattern Matching Deep Dive) what is the difference between the various matching options such as EMPTY MATCHES and UNMATCHED ROWS. This is the area that I am going to cover in this particular blog post, which is No 4 in this deep dive... [Read More]

8 Minute Apps (Easier Than 8 Minute Abs!)

Building mobile apps can be as challenging as using a certain 1990s cult workout routine in order to get into shape... that is to say, it can be pretty difficult!  IT departments often will be tasked with building and maintaining complex mobile applications, and therefore, other types of apps sometimes are de-prioritized. While widely used consumer-facing apps and upgrades/maintenance to back end infrastructure supporting those apps always will be a priority, simple apps serving useful (more...)

SOA & BPM Community Newsletter October 2016

Dear SOA & BPM Partner Community,

Thanks to all partners for making Oracle OpenWorld 2016 again a huge success! In case you have been not able to attend the conference in San Francisco you can get the latest PaaS update in the on-demand webcast with Ed Zou here. Make sure you read the excellent blog articles from ACE’s and PaaS experts or watch the OpenWorld on-demand keynotes videos. At our community workspace (membership required (more...)

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (OAF or "OA Framework") user interface libraries and infrastructure.  Since the release of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 in 2013, we have released several cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. 

These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update (more...)

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This learning channel is continuously updated with new lessons and videos. Open yourself up to a wealth of learning options: dive into training lessons, discover best practices (more...)

PaaS & Middleware Partner YouTube Update October 2016

The October edition of the PaaS & Middleware Partner Update contains three key topics:

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Integration Cloud Service – Promote Integrations from Test to Production (T2P) by Shreenidhi Raghuram


The purpose of this blog is to provide simple steps to move Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) integrations between different ICS environments. Oracle ICS provides export and import utilities to achieve integration promotion.

A typical use-case is to promote tested integrations from Test ICS Environment to Production ICS Environment, in preparation for a project go-live. Usually the Connection endpoints used by the integrations will be different on Test and Production Environments.

The main steps involved (more...)

Leveraging the Twitter Adapter in ICS – Tweeting through Oracle Integration Cloud Service by Lucas Jellema


The Oracle Integration Cloud Service – ICS – comes loaded with a rich collection of Cloud Adapters. These adapters facilitate the integration with SaaS applications and internet services of various natures. These include Oracle SaaS applications (such as RightNow, Eloqua, ECommerce Cloud, ERP Cloud, HCM Cloud), on premises ERP applications (SAP, EBusiness Suite, Siebel) and assorted third party applications such as SalesForce, Facebook, Google Mail and Task, LinkedIn and Evernote. Through these adapters, interacting with (more...)

Gather Fixed Objects Stats in PDBs as well?

Yesterday I received an interesting customer question: "Do we have to gather fixed objects stats inside a PDB as well or only in the CDB$ROOT?" The customer told me he couldn't find anything in the documentation. Neither could I. And I did check also the usual suspects this morning "Best Practices... [Read More]

Reminder: EBS 12.2 Minimum Patching Baselines and Dates

Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 is now covered by Premier Support to September 30, 2023. This is documented here:

Oracle Lifetime Support table for EBS

Premier Support includes new EBS 12.2 patches for:

  • Individual product families (e.g. Oracle Financials)
  • Quarterly security updates released via the Critical Patch Update process
  • New technology stack certifications with server-based components
  • New certifications for end-user desktops and mobile devices

What are the minimum patching baselines for EBS (more...)

Handy Tools for Working with CSS

Here's an overview of CSS tools in NetBeans that I've found to be quite useful. Below, in the first example, the value of "class" is set to "foo", which does not exist in any of the available CSS stylesheets. NetBeans offers to create the rule in a stylesheet of my choosing and to import that stylesheet into my HTML file:

Below, the value of "id" is "foo", which doesn't exist in any of the stylesheets. NetBeans (more...)

Create an Integration on ICS to expose a REST API for a SOAP Connection for an external web service by Lucas Jellema


In this article, I will show a little bit more of ICS – the Integration Cloud Service. In a previous article, I have introduced some concepts – such as Connection, Integration, Business Identifier. I have shown how to create an integration connecting two connections – an inbound and an outbound one (both of type SOAP).

In picture, that looks like this:

In this article, I will create a new connection (REST API style) and (more...)

Oracle is Coming to EMC World on May 5-8

| Apr 28, 2014

EMC World 2014 returns to Las Vegas May 5-8 at The Venetian!
As data growth explodes, EMC creates the infrastructure that enables you to
manage (more…)

OPN Webcast: SPARC M6-32 & Supercluster M6-32 Channel Sales Training

Join us for
this informative session to hear
about Oracle’s new SPARC M6-32
server and SuperCluster M6-32. In
this session you’ll learn about
the new products and more
importantly, how to position and
sell them. We will also cover
important information pertaining
to resell rights, Specialization
and Sales & Marketing

Maldives Police Empowered by Exadata: Hassan’s Story

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