For a project, we are migrating Forms to ADF. There is also a number of reports which are not to be migrated yet. Therefore, we need to keep the users in the database. As we do not want to maintain two user stores, we thought it to be a good idea to create an authenticator in WebLogic to authenticate to the database. There are loads of blog posts / support notes on how to configure (more...)
“Supercharged Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Month” – as the very first edition of Daily Minor Planet brought us the news on August 4th, 2016.
First edition of Daily Minor Planet
Daily Minor Planet is a digital newspaper on asteroids and planetary systems. It features an asteroid that might fly by Earth for the day, or one of particular significance to the day. Also it features a section of news from different sources on the topics (more...)
Using wearable tech is not just some emotive fashion statement but a physical commitment to keep something on your body. With smart watches being close to the skin, and all about wellness and fitness, they need to be safe and not present health risks.
Just like any other product there are going to be times that things don’t work out, but with something as like wearable tech if something does go seriously wrong, then (more...)
Gym at Oracle HQ is currently being held by Team Valor. The gym switches hands on average 3x a day.
Crowd at a park playing Pokemon. Most of us have been here for at least 2 hours.
By now, I have played Pokemon GO for 2 weeks and have reached the coveted level 22. Pokemon GO (POGO) is a massively popular mobile game that has been a viral hit. It became the most popular paid (more...)
Vendor lock-in is an important subject. Everybody knows that. But few of us realize just how complicated the subject is, nor how riddled it is with paradoxes. Truth be told, I wasn’t fully aware either. But when I set out to write this post, I found that it just kept growing longer.
1. The most basic form of lock-in is:
You do application development for a target set of platform technologies.
I have encountered several times in WebLogic 12c that when the ConnectionPool of a DataSource in WebLogic could not be initialized because due to a connection error or invalid username or password, the server could not be started.
I can't remember having encounterd this problem in 11g, and this week I struggled with it with one of my customers. The perception of the DBA there was that in 11g the server did start up, but (more...)
Last week I wrote a blog about how to create WebLogic users for ServiceBus 12c. However, I did not now how to assign a particular Application Specific Role to the weblogic user, for particular ServiceBus privileges. I did find out what particular Roles there were (see the blog). But how to assign them I found out just today.
In most SOASuite and Oracle ServiceBus projects the Database Adapter is used. And often it is used to invoke PL/Sql functions and procedures. Actually, it's my favorite interaction method with the database, since the re-entrancy of the database adapter wizard is best there. To do a re-entrant update of a select or DML operation when for instance a column is added, is simply put often quite problematic.
User Experience matters in business. Ever experienced frustration using an ATM or in-flight entertainment system? Think about how you felt and what it meant for that business. This short presentation explains why UX matters… it’s you and your business that wins …
At one of my customers there was the question of creating users that needed to log on to EM (Fusion MiddleWare Control) and Service bus console to be able to deploy SB en WLS Artefacts (queues, datasources etc.) on the Dev and Test environment. And to be able to do some monitoring on Acceptance. Further more they still used weblogic as the only, shared, administrator user. For the latter Oracle recommends to create at (more...)
Senior UX Director Ultan O’Broin (@ultan) keeps his finger on the pulse of the startup scene in EMEA with an eye to enabling that community with his team’s outreach machine. Here he talks about user experience (UX) enablement’s offer to startups to accelerate their SaaS and PaaS opportunities.
When Life Gives You Lemons, Pivot
Pivoting: That realization that a permanent income is preferable to remaining just a fascination.
Today I encountered that for a developer at my customer the complete oracle.osb.logging.pipeline logger was missing in the log-configuration. So setting the level from EM (Fusion Middleware Control) following the article above is a little hard.
I’m still loving my Vector Watchand use it daily, worldwide. The smartwatch continues to attract attention with a great wow factor that impacts those around me as I travel about. The watch is definitely a good fit for my global work/life style, packing an awesome combination of stylish looks, activity tracking capability, long battery life, robustness and a well designed app that adds up to a neat smartwatch user experience that takes a lot (more...)
At last wearabletechnology makers are getting it: The fashion or style dimension of wearable tech (or #fashtech) is critical to user acceptance and market success.
They’re all at it now, hiring fashionistas left, right, and center to consult on, design, and wear their wearables. The hot wearabletech space at the moment is, of course, smartwatches with seemingly everyone offering a device (Swiss Army?) while now considering impact of how fashionable (more...)