Developer Interview (#DI 8) – The Red Hat Devoxx Keynote Demo Team explains it all

The last blog post about Devoxx and what happened there. Promised. But I really wanted to do this very special developer interview with the team behind the Demo. You already know everything about the technical details behind it and now it it time to let those speak, who actually implemented it.

Sit back, relax and get a #Coffee+++! Thanks to the team for taking the time!



Sebastien Blanc (@sebi2706) - Red Hat, Mobile, (more...)

What’s New in SOA Suite 12c – Rapid Installation by Bruce Tierney

By now, you have probably read about the biggest release of Oracle SOA Suite in the last 5 years...Oracle SOA Suite 12c with major enhancements in the areas of Cloud Integration, Mobile Integration and more. This "What's New in SOA Suite 12c" blog focuses on one of the many other new features that developers will be thrilled to experience, the rapid installation feature. Tired of spending an entire afternoon installing Oracle SOA Suite (more...)

Transactional Data Caching-for-MAF applications by Red Samurai

clip_image002I have described basic idea for data caching in ADF Mobile MAF application in my previous post - Data Caching Implementation for ADF Mobile MAF Application. Today I would like to extend similar solution to handle transactional data caching. Sample application displays list of tasks, user can update task status and description. These updates will be saved locally, until the next synchronisation time with the server.
Updated sample application with MAF mobile and server side (more...)

The Platform Builder Offering

Oracle Partners: Increase Sale of Oracle technology with this Simplified Financial Solution.

Your customers can get the IT they need now without large upfront costs. It is flexible, simple and cost effective. Take a look at this infographic to see how it works.

How it works:

  • Divide the acquisition price by 12 to determine the quarterly payment
  • Term: 36 months (12 quarterly payments)
  • End of Term: refresh, retain, or retire
  • Documentation: Globally standardized contracts

To (more...)

Oracle Midlands Event #6 : Summary

OraclePressBearLast night was the Oracle Midlands Event #6 with Bjoern Rost.

Let’s start with the important stuff! I am now the proud owner of an Oracle Press bear! I didn’t technically win it, but one of the people who did donated it to me. This was the right thing to do for two reasons. (1) I wanted it more than him and (2) it is his fault I am in my current job, rather than (more...)

Instanz-Crash bei Latch-Analyse

Stefan Koehler analysiert bei SAP on Oracle eine Situation, in der das manuelle Setzen und Freigeben von Latches über Oradebug zu einem Instanz-Crash führt. Relevanter als das Ergebnis ist für mich die methodische Vorgehensweise bei der Analyse - sollte ich mich mal wieder mit Latches beschäftigen wollen, dann wäre es nützlich, diesen Artikel noch mal intensiver anzuschauen.

Suppressing ADF LOV Like Operator Filtering V2

I had a post about the solution to suppress ADF LOV Like operator and prevent LOV popup loading when user is typing existing value - Suppressing ADF LOV Like Operator Filtering. Thanks to a blog reader, there was one use case found, when Like operator was not suppressed properly. This is fixed now and I would like to post updated sample application here.

Additional method is overridden in LOV VO implementation class - applyViewCriteria(ViewCriteria, boolean). (more...)

Cooking The Bird

So this has very little to do with Oracle, but it’s the big thing everyone has been asking me about over the past two or three weeks.  If you’re a vegan or a vegetarian, you may want to stop reading right now.

Thanksgiving is coming up here in the States.  It’s a bit deal in terms of remembering what to be thankful about.  It’s also a big deal in terms of cooking, especially cooking turkey. (more...)

Chrome Device Mode and Mobile Emulation

Recently a colleague suggested I take a fresh look at the mobile emulation button in Chrome's developer tools.

Apparently this was upgraded earlier in the year and it's a shame I didn't have this a year ago!

Chrome Developer Tools Mobile Emulation
Some immediate advantages I see for APEX development:




  • Specify the device you'd like to emulate from a decent range of contemporary devices
  • This viewport can then be easily scaled to suit whatever monitor (more...)

Here is a way to use the old search interface for oracle doc ( thanks Natalka )!

Aha! Found the old search interface :

for 11.1: http://www.oracle.com/pls/db111/search
for 11.2: http://www.oracle.com/pls/db112/search

PL/SQL Webservice deployment with Apache Ant on Weblogic

I created a PL/SQL Webservice using Oracle JDeveloper. I want to use the same generated source tree for development and testing. 

Deploy/Undeploy/Redeploy
To deploy the webservice to the weblogic applications server I found some Ant deployment examples. 

<target name="deploy">
<wldeploy action="deploy" adminurl="t3://${wls.hostname}:${wls.port}" failonerror="false" name="${deploy.name}" password="${wls.password}" source="${deploy.folder}/${deploy.name}${buildnr}.war" targets="${deploy.target}" user="${wls.username}" verbose="true"/>
</target>
<target name="redeploy">
<wldeploy action="redeploy" adminurl="t3://${wls.hostname}:${wls. (more...)

The User Group Tour

Those of you that have been around Oracle for some time may already be aware of the various OTN tours. These tours bring well known speakers to some of the smaller (relatively speaking) regions that often don’t get to see some of the big name speakers, simply because of audience size. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been involved in the OTN APAC tour, and recently returned from the New Zealand leg of the (more...)

Pythian at UKOUG 14

Will you be joining us at the UKOUG Conference and Exhibition in Liverpool, UK? Over 200 world-class speakers and industry experts will be in attendance, including some of our very own.

Michael Abbey, Oracle ACE and Team Lead at Pythian notes that Pythian’s attendance is important, not only for the company and its employees, but for the Oracle community as a whole. “Pythian’s presence at UKOUG this year is the next chapter in an ongoing (more...)

Big Data… Is Hadoop the good way to start?

In the past 2 years, I have met many developers, architects that are working on “big data” projects. This sounds amazing, but quite often the truth is not that amazing. TL;TR You believe that you have a big data project? Do not start with the installation of an Hadoop Cluster -- the "how" Start to talk to business people to understand their problem -- the "why" Understand the data you must

Why we won’t need a PeopleSoft v9.3

3291330534_84cc20eac9_z[1]I caught up with Paco Aubrejuan’s “PeopleSoft Townhall” webinar from Quest the other day. Paco is Senior VP of Development for the PeopleSoft product line and it was a really interesting listen. The session can be found here, although you need to sign-up with Quest to view it. It’s an hour long and he discusses the future direction of the PeopleSoft product family plus the new simplified and mobile user experience for PeopleSoft, the (more...)

Conferences and the Etiquette of Meeting New People

One of the reasons I like user group conferences is meeting new people in my “area” – these people at the conference not only like technology and probably some of the same technology I do but, as they are at a conference, are probably inclined to learn stuff, meet people and maybe share ideas. I’m not actually very good face-to-face socially with people I do not know, so I like to tilt things in (more...)

JMS with JBoss A-MQ on OpenShift. Lessons learned about remote Clients and Encryption.

OpenShift is the "open hybrid cloud application platform by Red Hat". It comes in different flavors and the most interesting part for most of the things you want to do is the public cloud application development and hosting platform "OpenShift Online". You can easily try it out because using OpenShift Online in the cloud is free and it's easy. All it takes is an email address. The free offering allows for up to three basic (more...)

Using DB Adapter to connect to DB2 on AS400

In my current project I need to connect to a DB2 database on an AS400. To do so is no rocket science, but not exactly a NNF (Next-Next-Finish) config.

First you need to download the IBM JDBC adapter for DB2, which is open souce. Download the JT400.jar  from http://jt400.sourceforge.net/. Place it in a folder on your server. Since it's not an Oracle driver, I don't like to have it placed in the (more...)

Fabric8 Gateway for the Unified Push Server

If you want to run the Unified Push Server behind a firewall, you still need to expose those RESTful endpoints that are accessed from the mobile apps running on the different devices:

With the help of the Fabric8 Gateway Servlet this is a fairly simple task!

I have created such a gateway that only exposes the above URLs, nothing else. Checkout therepository on github!

Have fun!


Presentatie op LAC congres – Architectuur in actie

Presentatie op LAC congres – Architectuur in actie

verleiding - architectuur in actieWoensdag 26 november en donderdag 27 november is het jaarlijkse LAC congres. Dit congres voor architecten in de wereld van organisatie en IT heeft dit jaar als thema: “Architectuur in Actie“.

Presentatie Afweging waarde van architectuur en time-to-market

Op donderdag zal ik een presentatie geven in de track architecuur in actie: “Afweging waarde van architectuur en time-to-market

Zo’n beetje iedere architect of ontwikkelaar (more...)