ADF Mobile patch available ADF Mobile Version #11.1.2.4.39.64.69 (Jun 2014)

This is a minor patch release which contains some fixes for certain issues reported by customers. These are previously unpublished bugs. Other than the bugs fixed below, the known issues from version #11.1.2.4.39.64.62 (Jan 2014) still apply to this version.
Bugs fixed in this release:

Bug Number

Description

18812172

ADF Mobile application hangs with an error "FAILED TO LOAD JS FILE : JS/AMX.JS"

18673237

SSL Invocation of E-Business (more...)

Simplified UI in Oracle Applications Cloud

The Simplified User Experience Design Patterns for the Oracle Applications Cloud Service eBook has been published recently. The free eBook provides the user experience design patterns that Oracle uses to build simplified user interfaces (UIs). Read more about it on the Usable Apps blog, or download it directly at tinyurl.com/SimplifiedUI.  You’ll also find a new article on the Usable Apps website about extensibility in the simplified UI: "Making the Complex Simple: (more...)

My Favorite Features (part 3)

With the release of Mobile Application Framework (MAF) 2.0 and SOA Suite 12c comes a new version of the Oracle Service Bus 12c. In my past 2 blogs I’ve written about several new features in the 12c release that I really enjoy. In thing blog, I’ll introduce you to another new and very useful feature in Service Bus - disabling actions!

In the past, any action that you put into a Service Bus message (more...)

HowTo: Using MySQL for Visual Studio in you first ASP.NET MVC Application with EF 6

Last week it was released the RC version of MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.2. In this blog post we'll be showing one of the new features in this release. And we will be doing a short demo about some of the first steps when starting to use MySQL with .NET applications.

A very frequent comment or question we have from the users is about where to begin when they are just starting to (more...)

What’s New in SOA Suite 12c – Unified Interface for Service Bus and Event Processing

This second in a blog series on "What's New in SOA Suite 12c" focuses on another new feature of this major release of

What's New in Oracle SOA Suite 12c White Paper

 Oracle SOA Suite.   In Oracle SOA Suite 11g, the user interface was unified across most of the components with the exception of Oracle Service Bus and Oracle Event Processing.   When I talk to existing customers and Oracle technical specialists, I hear a wide range of responses when asked (more...)

Enhance AutoVue’s Performance with streaming files

Performance is a critical issue for most users of AutoVue - They need to be able to access documents, drawings and models to do their work, and they don't want to be watching a 'Loading' bar move when they could be approving a change request or adding a comment to a new design.

There are a number of factors that can influence the final performace that users get with AutoVue - but this post will (more...)

Friday Spotlight: Oracle VM VirtualBox and PeopleSoft

Happy SysAdmin day and happy Friday!

Our spotlight this week is a very cool use case for Oracle VM VirtualBox. You’re probably familiar with Oracle VM VirtualBox, it lets you run multiple, different operating systems on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris. It’s really a fantastic tool for running, say, Windows on your Mac, or an Oracle Linux test environment on your Windows machine. But this is a unique use case for it, it’s used to (more...)

Geek Bike Ride Before JavaOne 2014

| Jul 25, 2014
The Silicon Valley JUG will host the annual Geek Bike Ride the Saturday before JavaOne. We'll meet at Pier 41 in Fisherman's Wharf and ride across the bridge and down into Sausalito, and then take a ferry back to the city. We are getting an earlier start (9am) so folks can get back for other JavaOne activities. (You'll make it back for sure by 12:00).

This is a beginner/intermediate ride, roughly 8 miles and takes (more...)

Friday Spotlight: Oracle Linux 7!

Happy SysAdmin Day and happy Friday, everyone! We’ll cover a couple of items in our spotlight this week.

First, and I’m sure this is no surprise, we’d like to spotlight the release of Oracle Linux 7! This release is another milestone in bringing the latest innovations and tools to our customers. You can read the press release, listen to Oracle’s Wim Coekaerts, read the blog post, read the data sheet, and (more...)

Oracle Social Launches LinkedIn Support

A Guest Post by Meg Bear, Oracle Vice President

Last week, Oracle Social proudly announced the launch of LinkedIn support features for the Oracle Social Relationship Management (SRM) platform, and joined LinkedIn’s Certified Company Page Partners Program.  It’s undeniable how valuable LinkedIn is to companies with its user base of more than 300 million from 200+ countries and territories. Investis, an international digital corporate communications company, says LinkedIn accounts for 64 percent of all (more...)

Understanding Oracle Workforce Reputation Management

Talent Management Excellence Essentials is a go-to e-publication that covers talent, performance, and compensation strategies.

Mark Bennett, Director of Product Strategy at Oracle, contributed an article entitled “Workforce Reputation Management: Is social media the vital skill you aren’t tracking?”

He starts with the premise that employees on social media present opportunities, as well as risks for organizations. When their presence is managed well, it can become a rich source of influence, collaboration, and brand (more...)

Rule loops in OPA rules

Rob Bradford | OPA Rules Consultant (Europe)

As any experienced rule author will know, OPA automatically runs through a series of logic checks each time a policy model is built. One of these checks is for self-referential rules, or to put it another way rules that are proven by themselves – the logical loop check. In rare situations, usually when writing complex rules involving time based reasoning or multiple entity instances, it may be necessary (more...)

The Case for Stand-alone Rating System

Anton Wiryawan, Insurance Product Strategy Director, discusses the topic below:

Recently, I was at the IASA conference in Indianapolis. Oracle had a large booth with several demo pods, and I was showcasing Oracle Insurance Insbridge Enterprise Rating. An attendee stopped by our booth and had questions about how to decide on a rating solution. His company is looking to modernize their IT infrastructure and one of the systems that they want to replace is the (more...)

Hurd: “We’re Laser-focused on Being No. 1 in the Cloud”

President Mark Hurd met with investment analysts last week. Senior Correspondent Chris Kanaracus reported in ComputerWorld that Hurd was confidently bullish with plenty of specifics about Oracle’s cloud software strategy and progress in the market. Here are some snippets from the article:

Plenty of runway. “The company estimates there is a $74 billion addressable market for its cloud apps,” Hurd said.

Getting customers on board. It is anticipated that many of the thousands of (more...)

Content from the OHUG Global Conference 2014

OHUG stands for Oracle HCM Users Group.

Jeb Dasteel, senior vice president and chief customer officer at Oracle, describes the value of user groups this way: “Over and over again, we see that user group members are by far the most active and satisfied customers in our entire customer base. One of the best things that any Oracle customer can do to maximize the value from the investment is to join a user group.”

(more...)

Zach Thomas: “The 7 Rules for Selecting Global HR Technology”

A Guest Post by Oracle's Zach Thomas, Vice President of HCM Product Strategy

How far flung are the people with whom you work? It’s pretty rare in our global workplace to find a team with all members sharing the same location. In this new environment, the talent pool can literally be the whole world, but of course that scenario comes with its own set of challenges, according to Oracle’s Zach Thomas, Vice President of HCM (more...)

How Does a 724% Return on Your Salesforce Automation Investment Sound?

A Guest Post by Oracle's Senior Director, Brian Dayton

Oracle Sales Cloud and Marketing Cloud customer Apex IT gained just that―a 724% return on investment (ROI) when it implemented these Oracle

Congratulations Apex IT!

Apex IT was just announced as a winner of the Nucleus Research 11th annual Technology ROI Awards. The award, given by the analyst firm, highlights organizations that have successfully leveraged IT deployments to maximize value per dollar spent.

Fast Facts:

Be Prepared: Technology Trends Converge and Disrupt

 A Guest Post by SVP Ravi Puri from North America Oracle Consulting Services

Cloud. Big data. Mobile. Social media.

These mega trends in technology have had a profound impact on our lives.

And now according to SVP Ravi Puri from North America Oracle Consulting Services, these trends are starting to converge and will affect us even more. His article, “Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, And Social: Convergence Will Bring Even More Disruption” appeared in Forbes (more...)

The Oracle Cloud User Experience Continues to Evolve

A Guest Post by Kathy Miedema, Oracle Market Research Analyst

Vice President Jeremy Ashley and his Oracle Applications UX team are continually asking: “What’s the best way to deliver simplicity, mobility, and extensibility so users can be even more productive?”

But didn’t we just release the simplified UI for Release 8? Isn’t that UI all about productivity?

Of course it is, but Ashley’s team is making regular, incremental improvements to the user experience.

“Our (more...)

Addressing Data Order Between R and Relational Databases

Almost all data in R is a vector or is based upon vectors (vectors themselves, matrices, data frames, lists, and so forth).  The elements of a vector in R have an explicit order, and each element can be individually indexed.  R's in-memory processing relies on this order of elements for many computations, e.g., computing quantiles and summaries for time series objects.

By design, query results in relational algebra are unordered.  Repeating the same (more...)