Visualizations are probably the most effective way to convey information, insights and prompts for action to humans. We are not terribly good at quickly and correctly interpreting textual information that require sequential processing. Our brains however are very well equipped to rapidly interpret information presented in a well defined visualization. The expression ‘one picture says more than a thousand words’ is one that speaks volumes (and a picture capturing that expression would of course tell (more...)
In this article I’ll show some examples on what you can do with (more...)
On the 25th of October at Open World 2015, Oracle released the 12.2.1 version of SOA Suite 12c. This release is full of resiliency updates on the operation side of life.
The operations of integration are critical and Oracle listened to the business requirement of customers while developing this release. Here are few of these operations.
- Usually many hardware/software systems are managed by a small team.
- With minimum need for admin intervention an integration (more...)
For me the 2015 Oracle OpenWorld was a pleasant surprise. The surprise was not the announcement of an additional set of cloud products like the Identity Cloud or the Application Builder Cloud Service. The biggest surprise was the different tone of voice during the conference.
In the past you could summarize Oracle’s message as: We are Bigger and Better in technology, Open Source is bad, Cloud is important, We (Oracle) Offer a full set (more...)
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...)
On the eve of OOW15, I read that Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.2.1 is released
, including Oracle SOASuite, but apparently excluding BPM Suite.
You can download the quickinstaller here
. Although it is not explicitly stated on the download pages and in the install guide
, you'll need Java 8, update 51+ to install. Which is good news actually, because although Weblogic 12c was already Java 8 certified, and SQLDeveloper 4.1 was introduced (more...)
In the first part of this series, I showed you how to mod a Nerf gun so it can connect to the internet, and you can electronically trigger it. In this second part, I will show you some software I created to actually remotely control the Nerf gun over the internet using various input devices.
First you will have to prepare your ESP8266 so it connects to the wifi and the internet, and (more...)
As part of my foray into the Internet of Things (IoT) I was looking for a project I could sink my teeth in because I find it easier to learn something by doing it rather than just reading about it.
It just happened to be that at JavaOne this year they will have a Maker Zone, and they were looking for participants who could build something interesting to show to the attendees. As a (more...)
A while back, I told you about Glance, a framework for wearables and other devices.
Quick history review, Glance was born out of our frustration with rebuilding basic Oracle Cloud Applications notification functionality each time a hot new wearable device dropped, e.g. Google Glass, Pebble, Android Wear, etc.
So, by the time the Apple Watch launched, we had a solution ready, and we designed Glance to be a framework so whenever the next, new hotness (more...)
I last wrote about Couchbase in November, 2012, around the time of Couchbase 2.0. One of the many new features I mentioned then was secondary indexing. Ravi Mayuram just checked in to tell me about Couchbase 4.0. One of the important new features he mentioned was what I think he said was Couchbase’s “first version” of secondary indexing. Obviously, I’m confused.
Now that you’re duly warned, let me remind you of aspects of (more...)
So, Mark (@mvilrokx) built a internet-connected Nerf gun, so that happened. If you read here, you’ll have seen the early stages of the build.
Heading into JavaOne (@javaoneconf), where he’ll be giving a talk, Mark wanted to build something cool to show.
Look for a technical post from him soon. The short version is that he added the ESP8266 to connect the toy to the interwebs and then rigged the internal (more...)
The Scavenger Hunt we ran at Kscope15 was a huge success. The players had fun, the game was mostly bug-free and our gracious hosts, ODTUG (@odtug), were happy.
The Hunt went so well that we’ve been asked by the OTN (@oracleotn) to run a similar game at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld (@oracleopenworld) and JavaOne (@javaoneconf).
I can’t tell you much about it yet, but the name has changed. (more...)
Earlier this year I wrote about some bugs and patches on SOA & BPM suite
, I experienced, and the recommended patches I extracted from that journey. A few weeks ago I found that Jan van Zoggel wrote about the latest bundlepatches on SOA and BPM 12c
It turns out that there are now 4 Bundlepatches:
- Bundle patch 1: Patch 19707784: SOA/BPM Bundle Patch 126.96.36.199.1
- Bundle patch 2: Patch 20423408: SOA/BPM (more...)
Editor’s note: Our team participated in many of the Summer of Innovation events held by Laurie (@lsptahoe) and her team. Here’s a report from Luis (@lsgaleana) on the Mexico Development Center (MDC) ShipIt held in mid-August. Enjoy.
Oracle Mexico Development Center (MDC) has grown to bring together some 700 employees, and it continues to grow weekly. However, there is only a single point of entry for every non-employee person, the receptionist.
Every visitor that (more...)
Editor’s note: Our team participated in many of the Summer of Innovation events held by Laurie (@lsptahoe) and her team. Here’s Part 1 of Mark’s (@mvilrokx) project from the IoT Hackathon held at Oracle HQ, July 30-31. Enjoy.
Last week I participated in the IoT Hackathon at HQ which is part of “The Summer of Innovation,” a series of events that Laurie Pattison’s team is organizing to stimulate ideas and creative thinking.