Not a good day – so I am allowed to wallow in self pity – the final chapter


After parts I and II this is the final chapter.

I got to the airport hotel about 7pm, and just couldn't be bothered to eat. I should have done, I was entitled to British airways paying for it, but I was just too weary.

I also met people on the same flight as me from Belfast who were given £10 vouchers for outlets at the airport and no one offered me that. Probably they were (more...)

Not a good day – so I am allowed to wallow – Part II


So I wrote part 1 at lunchtime to vent my frustration and hoped it would be followed up with, "I've arrived"

Not so

After two hours in one lounge and another two in the BA lounge my 1325 flight was delayed ten, twenty, thirty minutes and finally we boarded the plane. With a following wind I might, just might make the 1600 flight.

Seated, belted and then an announcement from the pilot (more...)

Not a good day – so I am allowed to wallow in self pity


I am a global person, I travel a lot, I work in a global market and I believe in the EU. So the UK Brexit has hit me hard. Like Tim, I am going through grief, but I have the perfect distraction:

Today, I am meant to, fly to Chicago for Kscope16.

When I booked my flight, which is one of the events that is funded by my employer, I selected a route London (more...)

UKOUG 2016 Agenda Planning Day


It's over, the milestone of Agenda planning Day has been reached, which for me means we have a conference for December.

I feel a bit guilty having said that, as the office have so much to do, check, checking, confirming speakers, reserves, letting people know if they were not selected, and chasing the volunteers for the sessions we still have to source.

But it really is a major achievement. Last Friday so many volunteers got (more...)

OUG Scotland – 22 June



When Scotland Events were first started they tended to be held in Edinburgh or Glasgow in hotels, the more traditional conference venue.

Then when Oracle bought Sun and that came with Linlithgow they wanted to show it off and invited us to hold the events there. But once they started to fill Llinithgo and convert it into one of the first Cloud Data Centres there was less and less room. As Dermot Murray said as (more...)

Node.js tutorial part 1; setting up your environment

In a previous post I explained what Node.js is and how it works. Now, I’ll help you install it and create your first Node.js powered webpage.

I make the assumption you have some basic HTML and Javascript knowledge.

Node.js is installed as part of the npm installation. npm is a very powerful Javascript package manager that will save you tons of work when used properly. We at Whitehorses do not suffer from the “not invented here” (more...)

Provisioning backend services to mobile with Oracle MCS

MCS, or Mobile Cloud Services, is Oracle’s relatively new PaaS tool for provisioning your data to mobile devices or IoT  devices. And actually, it’s a pretty simple tool. MCS aims at simplifying the creation of mobile API’s (especially REST API’s) on existing or newly build web services. It delivers an enterprise Mobile Backend-as a-Service (MBaaS).
On top of that, mobile applications can be created. MCS supports natively build apps, hybrid apps or one of the no-code app development (more...)

A quick look on WLSDM for WebLogic Server

WLSDM (WL Smart Dashboard & Monitoring) was already mentioned by some people within the Oracle WebLogic Community.

The WLSDM tool is a Console extension with which you can monitor your Oracle WebLogic Server environment. But its not only a pure monitoring tool, its more than this, it provides on top even Notifications and Alarms for metrics.

Current release for WLSDM is 2.3.1 which also comes with Oracle SOA Support :-)

The installation is (more...)

WebLogic Server 12.2.1.1.0 available

Since 21st June 2016 the latest release of Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1.1.0 is available for download under Oracle Technology Network.



Under the "What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1.1.0" document you can find all new features for the latest release of Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1.1.0.
In general the Release 12.2.1.1.0 is the first patch set for Oracle (more...)

Building the next generation webanalytics solution

Building the next generation webanalytics solution

At this year Berlin Buzzwords our colleague Niels Basjes presented out next generation webanalytics solution. Internally this solution is called measuring 2.0.

To help the customers find what they want in our web shop we want to serve personalized content. To do this we need to understand what products/promotions we showed them and which of those made them happy. However in the fine grained personalization that has been (more...)

Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics 6/21/2016

This is the 19th installment of my blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics.

Last week all the presentation from the Spark Summit have been made available on YouTube. I have included the Stream Processing related talk in the links section below.

As usual, find below the new blog articles, presentations, videos and software releases from last week:

News and Blog Posts

General

Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics 6/13/2016

This is the 18th installment of my blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics.

There were two conferences last week with quite a lot of talks around stream processing: the Spark Summit in San Francisco and the Berlin Buzzwords.
Berlin Buzzwords did a good job in recording the sessions and all of them are already available and the ones talking about Stream Processing listed below.

Last week I have done some work on Oracle Stream (more...)

Providing Oracle Stream Analytics 12c environment using Docker

The past 2 days I spent some time to upgrade the docker support I have created for Oracle Stream Explorer to work for Oracle Stream Analytics (which is the new Oracle Stream Explorer).

I guess Docker I don’t have to present anymore, it’s so common today!

Preparation

You can find the corresponding docker project on my GitHub: https://github.com/gschmutz/dockerfiles

Due to the Oracle licensing agreement, the Oracle software itself can not be provided in (more...)

Ranglijst van ranglijstjes

Ranglijst van ranglijstjes

De ranglijst die FD publiceerde is een ranglijst van ranglijsten. Hij is gebasserd op:

De ranglijst is opgesteld door de posities op de verschillende ranglijsten op te tellen per land en vervolgens oplopend te sorteren.

Ranglijst

ranglijst der ranglijsten

deltalounge

AMIS25 Beyond The Horizon




In the Hackathon blog I explained I had already been signed up for AMIS25. I only had one presentation on Digital Disruption in the Oracle World, and so was prepared to fund the trip myself, until the Hackathon came along; I knew it would be great.

I love the dutch ACEs. For some reason The Netherlands embrace technology ahead of the curve. If you look at the APEX or ADF masters there is a (more...)

OTN Developer Challenge


I had already signed up for the AMIS25 conference so when OTN suggested an ACE Cloud Day on the Wednesday, I thought why not?

It did mean I had to leave ilOUG a day early and transverse Europe as there are no direct flights but I did get 2 hours in Berlin and sneaked in a cheeky currywurst.

Anyway the Cloud Day morphed into a Hackathon, or more correctly renamed later by legal as the (more...)

Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics 6/6/2016

This is the 17th installment of my blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics.

I really liked Darryl Taft’s article on 10 Best Practices for Managing Modern Data in Motion, where she lists 10 tips for managing data in motion. I think all of them are important, here are my 5 favorite ones:

  1. Replace Specifying schema with capturing intent: An intent-driven focus on big data helps decrease the effort and time needed to develop (more...)

ilLOUG – Israel 2016

Last weekend I flew to Israel for the 3rd IlOUG tech days. I have been to Tel Aviv twice before but for their business days, more normally suited for a functional apps person. 

I have met Ami Aharonovich many, many times he is the ilOUG president and a very active member of EOUC and IOUC, and way back at the last OOW he asked me if I would be interested, as PaaS4SaaS overlaps (more...)

Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics 5/31/2016

This is the 16th installment of my blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics.

Last week saw the open sourcing of Twitter Heron, yet another stream processing system created by Twitter. Heron has been powering all of Twitter’s real-time analytics for over two years. Heron is backward compatible with the Storm ecosystem, the stream processing solution previously used by Twitter.  Joe Stein already created an article showing how to get started with Heron on (more...)

The river floes break in spring…


Alexander Blok
The river floes break in spring...
March 1902
translation by Greg Pavlik 


The river floes break in spring,
And for the dead I feel no sorrow -
Toward new summits I am rising,
Forgetting crevasses of past striving,
I see the blue horizon of tomorrow.

What regret, in fire and smoke,
What agony of Aaron’s rod,
With each hour, with each stroke -
Or instead - the heavens’ gift stoked,
From the (more...)