Creating and editing forms in Process Cloud Service

For who is PCS?

Oracle Process Cloud Service is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) offering which centers around designing and managing (stand alone) business processes in the cloud. The focus is once again on business analysts and other non-technical people to automate business processes. Oracle has keyed them “citizen developers”. One of the features is the option to create forms that fulfill the “human task” interaction in the BPM process.

A walkthrough for creating (more...)

Configure jobStatusRepository in Oracle Reports 12c

Within this blog post I will show you how to configure the Oracle Reports 12c jobStatusRepository against an Oracle Database.

Within Oracle Reports 12c a major change is, that within the jobStatusRepository configuration, we have now to use an entry in the Credential Store Facility (CSF).

At first create in your target database for the Reports Server Queue a user:

create user rwadmin identified by "Oracle12c" default tablespace users quota unlimited on users;
grant create (more...)

Larry’s OOW16 Sunday Keynote

Larry’s Sunday night keynote at OpenWorld is always good value. He’s a rare beast in that he’s a CEO (or now ex-CEO) who can talk the language of the business but also gets the tech behind it. He litters his slide commentary with digs at the competition which is always entertaining too.

So, what were the big ticket items that impact us in the world of Oracle Cloud this year?

Cloud@Customer

In a move clearly (more...)

How to measure object size in Java?

You define fields, their names and types, in source of Java class, but it is JVM the one who decides how they will be stored in physical memory.

Sometimes you want to know exactly how much Java object weights in Java. Answering this question is surprisingly complicated.

Challenge

  • Pointer size and Java object header size varies.
  • JVM could be build for 32 or 64 bit architecture. On 64 bit architectures JVM may or may not (more...)

Sneller en vaker leveren

Sneller en vaker leveren

Onze winkel gaat sneller en vaker leveren. Zoals je in de afbeelding kan zien is het maar een kleine aanpassing in de front-end/website. Zoals met veel fulfillment aanpassingen zit er een hele wereld van planning en operatie achter om dit ook daadwerkelijk voor elkaar te krijgen.
Sneller en vaker leveren

Sneller en vaker leveren maakt het met de al bestaande leveropties voor klanten mogelijk om de levering van bestellingen af te stemmen op hun behoefte.

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Organizational Debt

Organizational Debt

Organizational DebtEveryone knows what debt is. If you are in or around the software development community you probably also know the term technical dept. For others:

Technical debt is a concept in programming that reflects the extra development work that arises when code that is easy to implement in the short run is used instead of applying the best overall solution.

Or as Ward Cunningham describes it:

“Shipping first-time code is like going into (more...)

Microsoft SQL Server under Linux – Preview

Today something off topic, as I am normally blogging about Oracle Fusion Middleware stuff.

Microsoft SQL Server under Linux - Preview ... many of you (specially the Oracle Guys) might think now "WHAT ????", but its really true.
Some months ago Microsoft announced that they will release a SQL Server Version for Linux and I was lucky to get into the Preview Program.

The installation of the SQL Server under Linux (currently supported under Ubuntu 16 (more...)

My OOW16 – Same Old, Same Old or A Favourite Recipe?


As the world's most skilled procrastinator I have been in San Francisco for 28 hours and still not written my 'what am I up to' post.


So I looked at last year's pre event post and if I simply updated the session names it would work, although I don't get the post event holiday to Hawaii I had last year (why not? I ask myself).


Is Oracle Open World stale, and is (more...)

An ACE Tale of Teach, Motivate, Mentor & Achieve



I am often asked, “How long does it take to be an ACE?” and I’m sorry but the answer has to be “It depends”; it depends how far along the journey you are already are, and even then it depends on how big an impact you make.

But this isn’t a race, it is about being recognised for an on going community commitment. Even when you are awarded an ACE title we are all (more...)

What is your favourite Database Feature? Come Hear Ours at Oracle Open World


It is that time again, the run up to Oracle Open World and as is now tradition the EMEA Oracle User Groups are bringing you another two hours of ACE DBAs short talks.

The past two years they have had just a few minutes to share with you new features. This year we are shaking it up a little and they are sharing their favourite features, regardless of when it appeared. 

For me (and (more...)

Setting up Spark Dynamic Allocation on MapR

Read this article on my new blog Apache Spark can use various cluster manager to execute application (Stand Alone, YARN, Apache Mesos). When you install Apache Spark on MapR you can submit application in a Stand Alone mode or using YARN. This article focuses on YARN and Dynamic Allocation, a feature that lets Spark add or remove executors dynamically based on the workload. You can

De winkel langer open

De winkel langer open

Vanaf eind augustus is de winkel langer open. Zoals je in de afbeelding kan zien is het maar een kleine aanpassing in de front-end/website. Zoals met veel fulfillment aanpassingen zit er een hele wereld van planning en operatie achter om dit ook daadwerkelijk voor elkaar te krijgen.
Bol.com de winkel langer open 2359
Je kunt je voorstellen er samen met warehousing en transport partners en de logistieke operatie van alles geregeld moest worden om deze nieuwe belofte (more...)

Integrating Critical Patch Updates (CPU) into your WebLogic Server on Docker

Bruno Borges is doing a great job providing Docker Images for various Oracle WebLogic scenarios within the GitHub Repository https://github.com/oracle/docker-images/tree/master/OracleWebLogic

The provided samples are a real good starting point to create your Oracle WebLogic Servers and Domains including sample application.

But I personally miss one point within the Installation process of the Oracle WebLogic Server, applying Critical Patch Updates.

The integration is really simple.
As an example I will take Bruno's build file https://github. (more...)

Oracle Forms Stand-alone Application Launcher (FSAL)

Since Oracle Forms 12c its possible to start your Oracle Forms without invoking a browser, this is called Oracle Forms Stand-alone Application Launcher (FSAL).

As pre requirement you will need either a JRE or JDK on your desktop, which should execute the Oracle Forms.

For this new Feature Oracle has integrated a short description Website within your installed and configured Oracle Forms & Reports Server 12c. The description website can be reached under following URL (more...)

Why taking good holidays is good practice

Back when I was a fairly recent graduate I received one of the best pieces of advice I've ever received.  The project was having some delivery pressures and I was seen as crucial to one of the key parts.  As a result my manager was putting pressure on me to cancel my holiday (two weeks of Windsurfing bliss in the Med with friends) with a promise that the company would cover the costs.  I was

Journalismus, den die Welt braucht. Teil 3 | Pearls of journalism. Part 3

Yippie! I got a new release of IT-BUSINESS:
 And inside there was really nice article:
aha. I did not get this, but there is a magic weapon called chain management. Let's see what Google Translate does with this text:
Channel conflict threatens

The comparison of the "delivery price of Distribution" (blue line) with the average "sales price of Channels" (green line) makes it clear that price reductions on (more...)

Global Innovation Index 2016

Global Innovation Index 2016

The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2016 is an annual publication which features a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their enabling environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. The GII covers 141 economies around the world and uses 79 indicators across a range of themes. The Global Innovation Index 2016 was created by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The theme of the (more...)

Need Your Help Again


This is my third UKOUG Partner Awards whilst working at Certus and in that time I have had the privilege to work with some amazing customers. I know Certus deserve your vote in the UKOUG Partner Awards, especially in the  Cloud Applications category.

I could just ask you to vote for us. Vote Gold and if you want to just do that then thank you so much. But if you want to know why, (more...)

Journalismus, den die Welt braucht. Teil 2 | Pearls of journalism. Part 2

Two weeks ago i started a first experiment with translating strange articles by Google (see here).
This was the next snippet (from IT-BUSINESS), which was a little bit weird:
Aha. Fog Computing...

Let's see, what Google Translate means to this:

Fog Compuing

The Fog is all symbolize the cloud around. It is all about the primary processing of data close to the data encoder, such as in the car or in the refrigerator (more...)

Use Oracle JET to monitor Weblogic queues

At a customer we are working in an Oracle Fusion Middleware environment. In this environment we created queues. These queues are configured with an error queue when messages could not be delivered.

Because there are a number of error queues, monitoring is a lot of work. You have to check each queue independently. Recently I ran into this blog of Frank Munz (link). In this blogpost he talks about the framework Jolokia. This (more...)