Basis Goes Social: Bragging Rights Baby!

I love the new social side of the Basis fitness and sleep tracker. I’ve already documented by device setup travails earlier and how I was eventually rewarded for my efforts.

At the time, I and other QS heads rather smugly enjoyed the lack of social media sharing capability. After all, it’s quantified “self.“ Self. Got it?

Yet, I admit I was a fan of fitness selfies and sharing them on social media. So, after (more...)

Fashtech Update: Vector Watch Rocks Fashion, Form and Function

The Vector Watch is a British design, with development and product offices in Bucharest and Palo Alto. It looks awesome, something that can be worn by the most fashionable people around, and packs a mighty user experience. 

The sophisticated, stylish appearance of the watch screams quality. Perhaps this is the qualitative self to match the quantitative side of our sense of well-being, but regardless, the Vector Watch tells us that wearable tech is coming (more...)

Glance Across Time

Seems like Queen Elizabeth I may have been they wearable tech pioneer of sorts, as alluded to by Chris  Horn (@chrisjhorn) in his Irish Times article, History of wearable devices links watches and Fitbit range. That this innovative device was a clock, or watch should come as no surprise. Timekeeping devices have been evolving for milenia, and the story of the wristwatch is fascinating.

Where better to explore glanceable UIs now the UX du jour (more...)

Remote debugging on SOA 12c.

In SOA Suite 12c it is now possible to do step-by-step debugging of your composites, including introspection of your messages and variables.
This is enabled by default in the DefaultDomain of the SOA QuickStart.
But how to do so with a remote server? It is not enabled by default on seperate servers.

A moment ago I saw this tip on the community forum, which states that you have to enable it by adding the (more...)

The Infogram is Moving!

See us at our new site: Oracle Priority Support Infogram.

Readings in Database Systems

Mike Stonebraker and Larry Ellison have numerous things in common. If nothing else:

  • They’re both titanic figures in the database industry.
  • They both gave me testimonials on the home page of my business website.
  • They both have been known to use the present tense when the future tense would be more accurate. :)

I mention the latter because there’s a new edition of Readings in Database Systems, aka the Red Book, available online, courtesy of (more...)

Silent install SOA/BPM 12c QuickStart

Since september 2014, SOA & BPM Suites are available. As you may know, the biggest difference in developer experience is the introduction of the QuickStarts, that installs a JDeveloper including a preconfigured IntegratedWeblogic that has the SOA and BPM components have installed. So there is no direct need for a complete Development Server to run and test your developments. By the way, in a project I do think you'll still need a Development Environment to (more...)

Transitioning to the cloud(s)

There’s a lot of talk these days about transitioning to the cloud, by IT customers and vendors alike. Of course, I have thoughts on the subject, some of which are below.

1. The economies of scale of not running your own data centers are real. That’s the kind of non-core activity almost all enterprises should outsource. Of course, those considerations taken alone argue equally for true cloud, co-location or SaaS (Software as a Service).

2. (more...)

Your Conference Explorer

ukougprize

Are you attending UKOUG Apps15 or Tech15? If so, you are in luck! Once again we will run our ever popular scavenger hunt with a twist. From December 7-9 we will be at the ICC in Birmingham, UK working with the UKOUG team to give you a fun way to explore the conference and win prizes along the way.

man-gets-expo-stamp-on-his-arm

If you’re not familiar with this game, it is as if we are stamping a card (or your (more...)

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 25-NOV-2015 1000th posting!


This marks the 1000th post to the Infogram. I am awarding myself a low-carb lollipop.

Data Warehouse


Oracle VM

Oracle VM Performance and Tuning - Part 4, from Virtually All The Time.

Fusion

Changing Appearances: Give The Apps Your Corporate Look, from Fusion Applications Developer Relations.

SmartScan

BPM 12c R2 (12.2.1) download

For a few weeks, BPM 12cR2 is released, next to SOA 12cR2. But if you go to the download area of BPM on OTN, you'll find that the downloads suggest Release 12c (12.1.3.0.0).

Just now on community.oracle.com, I found  an answer to the question I had quitely my self for a few weeks: where to download BPM12cR2?

I didn't check-out edelivery.oracle.com my self yet, but you (more...)

Dunkel Patterns

Just returned from Berlin, where, amongst other things, I visited restaurant called Dunkel.

Dunkel Unsicht Restaurant is where you are seated, served, and eat in total darkness (Dunkel means dark in German).

To begin with, you order from a set menu, in the light. Then, your assigned server appears, asks you to put your hands on their shoulders and to follow you downstairs into the darkness of the restaurant itself.

Into total blackness. (more...)

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 19-NOV-2015


OpenWorld

Some more recaps and reminiscences of OOW this week:

Database In-Memory OOW Recap, from the Oracle Database Insider Blog.

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Highlights, from the SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog.


HA

Oracle Database Disaster Recovery on Public Cloud, from Oracle Partner Hub: ISV Migration Center Team.

Exalogic and Exadata


OpenWorld 2015 Highlights

It’s been nearly three weeks, and I’m finally getting around to sharing the highlights of our OpenWorld 2015. Enjoy.

Keynotes

Last year, Steve Miranda showed some of our project work in his keynote. This year, our Glance framework on the Apple Watch, made an appearance in Larry Ellison’s first keynote in a video showcasing the evolution of Oracle’s User Experience over the last 30 years.

OTN Community Quest

Noel (@noelportugal) and I oversaw the (more...)

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 12-NOV-2015


OpenWorld

Another OpenWorld is in the books, and now it’s time to absorb and pursue the material covered. Here’s a good place to get started: Continue Learning Post-Oracle OpenWorld

RDBMS


WLS

The complete guide to tuning the appearance of NetBeans, from WebLogic Partner Community EMEA.


Security

Security Alert CVE-2015-4852 (more...)

Issues in enterprise application software

1. I think the next decade or so will see much more change in enterprise applications than the last one. Why? Because the unresolved issues are piling up, and something has to give. I intend this post to be a starting point for a lot of interesting discussions ahead.

2. The more technical issues I’m thinking of include:

  • How will app vendors handle analytics?
  • How will app vendors handle machine-generated data?
  • How will app vendors (more...)

A Smart Badge for a Smart Office

Editor’s note: Maybe you got a chance to check out our IoT Smart Office demo at the OAUX Exchange during OpenWorld. If not, don’t fret, we’ll describe its many cool bits here, beginning with this post from Raymond (@yuhuaxie) on his smart badge build. A Smart Office needs an equally smart badge.

We showcased the Smart Office at OAUX Exchange.

You put on a badge and walked into an office in the future, and (more...)

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 05-NOV-2015


RDBMS

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

SQL


Forms

Browser-less access to Forms 12c, from Proactive Support - Oracle Development Tools.

And from the same source:  Forms 12c and Webstart

Solaris


Exalytics

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 29-OCT-2015


Security



Performance

Just found an Oracle corporate blog about performance. Here’s a typical posting from them: Real-Time Enterprise: SPARC T7-1 Faster Than x86 E5 v3, from BestPerf.

MySQL


From the same (more...)

OTN Community Quest

Quest

After a very successful Scavenger Hunt at Kscope15, we are back with an Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne edition. This time we partnered with the Oracle Technology Network (@oracleotn) folks to give Oracle OpenWorld (@oracleopenworld) and JavaOne (@javaoneconf) attendees a fun experience, and with even more chances of winning.

The OTN Community Quest was designed to be a win-win experience. We ask attendees to do certain tasks, you learn along the way, have (more...)