How to use WLST as a Jython 2.7 module

WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) in WebLogic Server 12.1.3 uses Jython version 2.2.1 (based on Python 2.2.1). This can be an important limitation when using WLST. Many modules are not available for 2.2.1 or are difficult to install. See here for an example. WLST however can be used as a module in Jython 2.7. This allows you to use all kinds of nice Jython 2.7 goodness (more...)

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 01-OCT-2015



A Surprising Program, from Oracle Database PL/SQL and EBR.

Data Warehouse

DOP Downgrades, or Avoid The Ceiling, from The Data Warehouse Insider blog.



Oracle OpenWorld Preview event – 8 oktober

Natuurlijk organiseren we ook dit jaar weer een Oracle OpenWorld Preview event. AMIS vaardigt 10 collega’s af naar de 2015 editie van Oracle OpenWorld. Een aantal van hen geeft daar ook een presentatie. Die presentaties krijg je tijdens dit preview event alvast te horen, evenals een aantal presentaties van andere sprekers.

Ook kun je luisteren naar sessies over onderwerpen die hoog op de OOW15 agenda staan.


Je kunt de volgende sprekers verwachten:

Lucas Jellema (more...)

Another Home for Our Stuff

I’m very pleased to announce that our colleague and friend Kathy recently pushed live a page on under the OAUX section, dedicated to our Emerging Technologies team and our work.

Our new home, circa 2015.

Our new home, circa 2015.

Big moment for us. I feel like a made guy.

Don’t worry. This little blog will continue to be our home and stream of consciousness, but now, we have another, more structured home, focused on our projects and thinking.

Like that’s (more...)

An IoT Hackathon in Utrecht

I recently attended a hackaton in Utrecht organized by Laurie Pattison (@lsptahoe) and her team as part of their “Summer of Innovation” series.

The theme was Internet of Things (IoT) and this marked the first time that they organized a hackathon specifically for an outside partner, eProseed. All the previous hackathons were internal Oracle events.  Initially the plan was for us Oracle folks to go over and mentor teams as needed, but later on, (more...)

How to embed auto play a YouTube video in a PowerPoint presentation

For everyone who wants to auto play YouTube video’s in their PowerPoint Presentations. I was able to insert the video in my PowerPoint but I was not able to do it as an auto play. So during th presentation I had to find the mouse button and play the video I found the solution and it was quite easy. I created a short manual since this took me about 2 hours finding a solution for this. (more...)

Database security for MySQL – MySQL Database Firewall

Looking at breaches in information systems and Cyber Crime the focus of the perpetrators is always aimed at our data. The goal is to copy, modify or even destroy the core of our business.  Data protection serious business and you need to take serious measures to prevent unauthorized access.

Almost half of all organizations experience data breach in the past year. And a lot of these breaches originated from within the companies network. (the exact numbers vary (more...)

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 24-SEP-2015


Oracle Data Masking and Subsetting sessions in Open World 2015, from Oracle Data Masking and Subsetting.

Mobile @ Oracle OpenWorld 2015, from The Oracle Mobile Platform Blog.

SOA & Java

Unleash the power of Java API’s on your WLST scripts! from SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.


From The Java Source:

Create a release of artifacts. Automate adding Maven dependencies

“Continuous Delivery (CD) is a software engineering approach in which teams keep producing valuable software in short cycles and ensure that the software can be reliably released at any time.” (from here)

Software artefacts are developed using a build pipeline. This pipeline consists of several steps to provide quick feedback on software quality by means of code quality checks, automated tests, test coverage checks, etc. When the software is done (adhering to a (more...)

Book Review: Design Principles for Process-driven Architectures Using Oracle BPM and SOA Suite 12c (Packt, June 2015)

I recently came across an unexpected gem: this book titled “Design Principles for Process-driven Architectures Using Oracle BPM and SOA Suite 12c” by a collective of authors I know well and happily collaborate with: Torsten Winterberg, Mark Simpson, Guido Schmutz, Danilo Schmiedel, Hajo Normann, Sven Bernhardt, Matjaz B. Juric.

In this book, the authors present a clear overview of why and how to automate business processes – in various ways. They discuss normative business processes (more...)

Android Users, You Need Vysor

Despite the amount of iOS and Apple Watch chatter here lately, we still have a dedicated Android user base on the team, including me.

If you read here, you’ll know that projecting an Android device screen to an audience has always been important for us, and usually we have more than one screen to project. Over the years, I’ve used several tools for this BBQScreenAndroid Screen Monitor and lately, Chromecast’s screen mirroring feature, (more...)

Go Flora, Grow! AgTech meets IoT @ Oracle Hackathon

#IoT #Ux #hackathon demo by team Go Flora Grow! ❤️ Plants, sensors, Oracle ADF and Oracle Cloud #agtech at #utrecht.

A photo posted by Oracle Usable Apps (@usableapps) on

More about the Oracle Apps UX Innovation Events IoT Hackathon on the Usable Apps Blog.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 17-SEP-2015


OpenWorld is coming up soon, and articles on how to get the most of it are starting to fill the blogosphere. Here’s one from The Data Warehouse Insider: OpenWorld 2015 on your smartphone and tablet.


SE2 - Some questions, some answers ..., from Upgrade your Database – NOW!

Celebrating 5 Years in Oracle’s Mexico Development Center

Editor’s note: If you read here, you might recall that we have dos hermanos en Guadalajara, Luis (@lsgaleana) y Osvaldo (@vaini11a). Last month, the Mexico Development Center (MDC) celebrated its fifth anniversary. Here’s to many more. Reposted from VoX.

By Sarahi Mireles, (@sarahimireles), Oracle Applications User Experience (@usableapps)

As you may know, Oracle has a couple Development Centers around the globe, and one of them is in Guadalajara, (more...)

SOA Top Tips #1 – Using a common XQuery Function Library

In this series I will tell you about my favorite tips I give to colleagues and other integration developers during my daily work.
My first tip is about the usage of a common XQuery Function Library.

During my daily work I come across easy transformations, but some can get quite complex. In XQuery for instance you have a lot of power in your hands by using complex FLOWR expressions, but usually the most common mappings (more...)

SoapUI: change the location of your user home

At my current customer I use a company supplied laptop. In the office, when I logon I get connected to a Home Folder on a network drive. SoapUI stores it's default workspace in the root of that folder, based on Windows settings.

At home I connect using VPN and somehow this Home Folder is unreachable. Very inconvenient, because with every restart I need to open/import my projects again.

As with the increase of the heap (more...)

SoapUI: increase memory settings

I have some testcases to run a complex of OSB services that processes documents in a content server.
Using a customization file I changed the endpoints of the content server's webservices to mock-services in SoapUI.

In these testcases I kick-off the OSB services, and in successive MockResponse-teststeps I try to catch the service-requests of OSB. This enables me to set assertions on the messages that OSB sends out to the content server, and thus validate the (more...)

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 09-SEP-2015


Database Insider - September 2015 issue now available, from Exadata Partner Community EMEA.

Some good posts this week over at Update your Database – NOW!

Reducing Friction with Amazon Prime Now

A couple days after Noel (@noelportugal) wrote about reducing user friction, I got a chance to try one of Amazon’s latest friction-reducing services, Amazon Prime Now.

The likes of Webvan pioneered grocery delivery back in the dot com days, and fun fact, Amazon owns and continues to operate what is left of Webvan. In those halcyon days, I used Webvan quite a bit. Sounds a bit silly, but being able to order groceries (more...)

The Basis Peak: Take a #selfie. See How Exercise Changes You

Editor’s Note: Reposted from Ultan’s (@ultan) Tumblr, a great read. Ultan knows his fitness (and fashion), so his rousing endorsement of the Peak is legit. Read my impressions of the Basis Peak for more. Since I wore it last, Basis has updated the watch’s firmware to add some pretty cool features. Enjoy.

“You’ve been running! Take a selfie, see how exercise changes you!” I smile when that message pops into (more...)