OPN Fusion Middleware Community Forum 2016: my summary

I just boarded on my flight back to Amsterdam and  I'd grab a chance to put down my first impressions of this week.

Apart from catching a flu, it was a great event. As could be expected the word describing the weather fenomena I'm about to enter resonates throughout the whole event. (For those who didn't catch my vague description: it's 'Cloud, Cloud,  Cloud).

One of the presenters put that Oracle needs to go for (more...)

GDC16 Day 5: The Good, The Bad, The Weird (last day)

bathroom

When I first came to GDC, I didn’t know what to expect. I was delightfully surprised to use my first gender neutral restroom. The restroom had urinals and toilet seats. There was no fuss other than others who were standing to take a picture of the sign above. It felt surreal using the restroom next to a stranger who was not the same gender as I. The idea is a positive new way of thinking (more...)

BPM QuickStart 12c on Windows 10

As many people probably did, I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10. Actually after that I re-installed even windows 10, since I installed an SSD drive (a Samsung EVO 850, which is really fast).

Earlier I wrote about installing SOA/BPM QuickstartInstaller, using silent install. All goes well, but where in 12.1.3 you actually can succesfully create a domain, with 12.2.1 you can't. I don't know why I got it working with (more...)

GDC16 Day 4: Demos & Player Motivations

Crowded early morning inside GDC Expo.

It’s official. All demos are booked for the week. Anyone not on the list is subjected to the standby line. I was lucky enough to score a 5:30pm demo for Bullet Train at the NVIDIA booth early this morning. When I walked by the line late in the evening, I found out that a lady had been waiting for at least an hour for her turn in the line. (more...)

GDC Day 3: Another day of fun & data!

Early morning view of the GDC16 Expo Hall.

The Expo opened today and will be open until the end of Friday! There was a lot to see and do! I managed to explore 1/3 of the space. Walking in, we have the GDC Store to the left and the main floor below the stairs. Upon entering the main floor, Unity was smack dab in the center. It had an impressive set up, but not as (more...)

GDC Day 2: Highlights & Trends

Just like yesterday, the VR sessions were very popular. Even with the change to bigger rooms, lines for popular VR talks would start at least 20min before the session started. The longest line I was in snaked up and down the hallway at least 4 times. The wait was well worth it though!

Today was packed. Many sessions overlapped one another. Wish I could have cloned 3 of myself :(

Throughout each session, I noticed points (more...)

GDC Day 1: Daily Round Up

Hello everyone! I wrapped up the first day at the Games Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco! It’s the first Monday after daylight savings so a morning cup of joe in Moscone West was a welcomed sight!

First Thoughts

Wow! All of the VR sessions were very popular and crowded. In the morning, I was seated in the overflow room for the HTC Vive session. Attendees were lucky to be able to go to 2 (more...)

See you at SXSW 2016

sxsw If you happen to be in Austin this weekend for SXSWi, look for Osvaldo (@vaini11a), me (@noelportugal) or friend of the Lab Rafa (@rafabelloni).

We will be following closely all things UX, IoT, VR, Ai. Our schedules are getting full with some great sessions and workshops. Check back in a week or so to read some of our impressions!

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As with every OOW, we like to come up with a fun project that shows attendees our spirit of innovation by building cool projects within Oracle.

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Is the Mi Band the Harbinger of Affordable #fashtech?

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This happens to be Ultan’s (@ultan) new fitness band of choice, and coincidentally, Christina’s (@ChrisKolOrcl) as well. Although both are members of Oracle Applications User Experience (@usableapps), neither knew the other was wearing the Mi Band until they read Ultan’s post.

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Digital natives still yearn for an analogue life - FT.com:

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Automatic install SOA/BPM QuickStart under Linux

Earlier I wrote about the automatic or silent install of JDeveloper. As a preperation for an automatic install of the complete SOASuite I translated this to Linux.

To do so in Linux you'll need to adapt the sudoers file.

Log in als root via het commando
[oracle@darlin-vce-db ~]$ su -
Password:
Last login: Fri Feb 26 06:44:05 EST 2016 on pts/0

Then edit the sudo-ers file:
[root@darlin-vce-db ~]# vi /etc/sudoers
Uncomment the lines for the (more...)

BPM/SOA 12c: Symbolic Filebased MDS in Integrated Weblogic

In BPM/SOA projects, we use the MDS all the time, for sharing xsd's and wsdl's between projects.

Since 12cR1 (12.1.3) we have the QuickStart installers for SOA and BPM,  that allows you to create an Integrated Weblogic domain to use for SOASuite and/or BPMSuite.

In most projects we have the contents of the MDS in subversion and of course a check out of that in a local svn working copy.

My whitepaper mentioned (more...)

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Using SKIP LOCKED feature in DB Adapter polling

Last few days I spent with describing a Throttle mechanism using the DB Adapter. Today the 'Distributed Polling' functionality of the DB Adapter was mentioned to me, which uses the SKIP LOCKED clausule of the database.

On one of the pages you'll get to check the 'Distributed Polling' option:
Leave it like it is, since it adds the 'SKIP LOCKED' option in the 'FOR UPDATE' clausule.

In my example screendump I set the Database Rows (more...)

Darwin-IT 2016-01-12 11:27:00

End of last november I wrote about the BPM 12cR2 quickstart download, describing that the links weren't updated. For a new install I did a new download and found that in the meantime the links are updated.
You can download the quickstart here.

Thanks Oracle.

Automatic install of JDeveloper

A few weeks ago I wrote a little script to do a silent install of SOA/BPM QuickStart.
Yesterday I enhanced the script to also do an automatic install of Java and adapt the environment settings to have the JDeveloper settings specific placed in C:DataJDeveloperSOA.

To run the script you should have the following files placed in one folder (for instance c:tempsoabpm):
Download the jdk-8u65-windows-x64.exe from here. If you use another version adapt the script (more...)

Oracle as the new IBM — has a long decline started?

When I find myself making the same observation fairly frequently, that’s a good impetus to write a post based on it. And so this post is based on the thought that there are many analogies between:

  • Oracle and the Oracle DBMS.
  • IBM and the IBM mainframe.

And when you look at things that way, Oracle seems to be swimming against the tide.

Drilling down, there are basically three things that can seriously threaten Oracle’s market (more...)

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...)