Specializations Catalog Updates – Week Ending July 18

The Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations launched and planned as part of the Specialization Program. More specializations and exams are now active and available. The Catalog can be downloaded from the OPN Get Started and Get Trained pages, and from the bottom sections under OPN Resources and Key Links.


| Jul 22, 2014

The recently held NetBeans Platform course in Leipzig has resulted in a very nice enhancement for the NetBeans Platform community. It can be read about here, by its author Daniel Koll, from Aachen:

TopComponentGroup mit Annotation

No worries if you don't understand German. All you need to understand is Java! 

To get started with this enhancement, do a checkout:

svn checkout svn://svn.code.sf.net/p/topcomponentgroupregistration/code/ topcomponentgroupregistration-code

You'll end up with a NetBeans module that (more...)

Top Oracle Validated Integration Partner Headline – Week Ending July 25

  • Added Insight’s In-site Assessment Testing Platform Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service – Read more
  • BEAM Test Achieves Oracle Validated Integration for PeopleSoft 9.2 – Read more
  • cut-e achieves Oracle Validated Integration – Read more

Video: Run Your Java Application Faster

Check out this new video which demonstrates how to run your Java applications faster on SPARC. Key points include how Java 8 is built around multi-core features to run applications faster, as well as how Java leverages multi-core/multi-thread architecture of Oracle SPARC servers to run applications fastest.

Oracle IT Architecture BPM 2013 Essentials Is Now In Production

Didn't have a chance to take the Oracle IT Architecture BPM 2013 Essentials exam in beta? No problem! You now have the opportunity to take it in-production. The exam is available on Pearson Vue to all worldwide locations.

New! ACS Whitepaper On Migrating Oracle Databases

A new customer-facing ACS whitepaper entitled, “Migrating Oracle Databases” featuring (ACS’) Oracle Migration Service is now available. Review it today!

Oracle 12c: Modern Platform For The Modern Business

Oracle 12c BPM, 12c SOA and 12c In-Memory are here, making it easier than ever to deploy and manage reliable, high-performance database platforms while seamlessly extending and integrating applications. Evites now available for 12c Database and Fusion Middleware events!

[Oracle Identity Manager] Custom Event Handlers

| Jul 21, 2014
In an Identity Management system, any action performed by a user or system is called an operation. Examples of operations are creating users, modifying roles, and creating password policies. The process of any Oracle Identity Manager operation that goes through a predefined set of stages and executes some business logic in each stage is called an orchestration. The type of object that is changed by the orchestration is called an orchestration target. 

Orchestration is (more...)

Oracle Partner Store (OPS) Updates

We are pleased to announce that on the 21st of July, Oracle Partner Store (OPS) will release the below enhancements!:

  • Deal Registration Extension
  • Public Sector End Customer Validation
  • Brazil Only: Decoupled Support
  • Non Functional Currency
  • Currency Restriction for Credit Card Payment Method
  • Argentina and Venezuela Only: Restriction on End User
  • Argentina, Colombia, and India Only: Address Requirement Change
  • ASFU Application Package Registration Form Updates

For more details, click here. To contact OPS Support for (more...)

Events und News für Entwickler im Herbst 2014

Noch ist es, wie immer im Juli, etwas ruhiger - aber nach der Sommerpause stehen einige Neuigkeiten und für Entwickler interessante Veranstaltungen an.

Im September startet, wie schon im letzten Jahr, die Reihe der Oracle Database Days 12c. Im September wird der Fokus auf der bereits angekündigten Oracle12c In-Memory Option liegen. In Stuttgart, Berlin und Düsseldorf haben Sie die Gelegenheit, mehr zu dieser neuen Technologie zu erfahren. Im Oktober geht es weiter mit APEX (more...)

Using the Self Service Portal with PDBaaS in EM

Following on from my earlier blog post on setting up Pluggable Database as a Service (PDBaaS) in EM, this post will cover how you actually use the Self Service Portal to create on demand an empty pluggable database within the container database I created for that earlier post. You’ll no doubt be pleased to […]

Environment Variable Tip when using OHS 12.1.2 by Simon Haslam

OHS in co-located WebLogic configurationHere's a silly little issue I hit this afternoon - mostly a case of "administrator error" but a time waster nevertheless.
To recap, there was a big change to Web Tier administration in 12.1.2 in that OHS is controlled with what's now called the "WebLogic Management Framework" - in short this means OHS instance configuration is handled via WLST and lifecycle (start/stop etc) by Node Manager (i.e. OPMN has gone). You have (more...)

BPM update adds Case Management Web Interface and REST APIs by Mark Nelson

Oracle has just released BPM Bundle Patch 3 which adds the out of the box web interface for Advanced Case Management and REST APIs for working with BPM.

The patch is available from Oracle Support, it is patch number 18072286.

The Case Management interface looks a bit like this:

And here is an example of using the REST API.  You can call the REST URL (GET) http://yourserver:port/bpm/services/rest/application.wadl to get (more...)

Developer Party is Back!

A flamboyant evening of entertainment, you don't want to miss the Australian duo Empire of the Sun. Hosted by Oracle Technology Network with technologists in mind, this Tech Fest will bring together developers of JavaOne and OpenWorld at Oracle Plaza on Howard Street.  Casual attire is required. Join us on Monday evening to spice up your week and make new friends! Folks, this is in addition to the traditional Oracle Appreciation Event that is taking (more...)

OSCON Shocker: The Cloud is Not All Rainbows and Unicorns!

| Jul 21, 2014

It's called the NetFlix Effect, and it has nothing to do binge consumption of your favorite TV series. Many CIOs have read about NetFlix on AWS, how wonderful it is, and want all that cloud goodness for their enterprise. At Oscon's Open Cloud Day, David Nailey ("recovering SysAdmin" and commiter to Apache CloudStack) argued that that hope is something like the imaginary animals in a Bestiary -- descriptions by people who don't have a lot (more...)

Meet us at OSCON 2014

OSCON 2014 has started in Portland! Looking forward to catching up with Java community member friends--old and new this week. 

Tomorrow (Tuesday), visit 'Office Hours' with Heather VanCura from 14:30 - 15:10. This is an informal time to ask your questions and have a roundtable discussion in the Expo Hall, Table A.

Following the Office Hour, come to our session 'Bringing Java into the Open' with Heather VanCura and Patrick Curran, from (more...)

MySQL Connector/NET 6.9.2 RC has been released

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/Net 6.9.2 a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released. This is a RC release for 6.9.x and is not recommended for production environments.

It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.5-5.7.

It is now available in source and binary form from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/#downloadsandmirrorsites

(note that not all mirror sites may be up to date at this (more...)

Introducing Data as a Service!

It’s no surprise that businesses today are turning to data to get smarter about their customers. In many ways it has become the currency of choice for businesses looking to navigate the complexities of today’s highly fragmented and information driven economy. As a result, businesses are collecting real-time insights faster than ever while upending Moore’s Law as the number of channels grows exponentially.

And while data has become a must have for businesses of all (more...)

IOUG BIWA SIG’s FREE 2014 BIWA Virtual Conference

| Jul 21, 2014

Coming to your desktop July 30-31, 2014.

Expect an extreme performance experience!

Register today!

Oracle Data as a Service for Business – Launch Webcast

Running a data-driven enterprise is key to gaining competitive advantage, but many businesses still struggle with a myriad of point solutions that are siloed, varied in quality, and complex to manage.

Join us for the Launch of Oracle Data as a Service for Business.

Join us for this webcast, where the following speakers introduce Oracle Data as a Service for Business. Learn about this emerging new solution and hear stories from Oracle’s partners that will (more...)