Birds don’t make the best ornithologists

This week I listened to episode 44 of one of my favourite podcasts - Inquiring Minds. It was an interview with David Epstein on the 'science of athletes'.

The podcast culminated with some really interesting points regarding the concept of 'talent' - what it really means, how it can be measured or influenced. One particularly interesting basis was the traditional idea that '10000 hours' training leads excellence in any particular skill, vs what's in the (more...)

SOA Community Newsletter August 2014

Dear SOA & BPM Partner Community member,

Thanks to all Fusion Middleware Summer Camps 2014 attendees. If you couldn’t attend our trainings in Lisbon please make sure you attend one of our up-coming OFM 12c trainings. All trainings are published in our Community trainings calendar (SOA Community membership required). Additional we posted all OFM Summer Camp training material at our community workspaces:

EPM 11.1.2.2.x & 11.1.2.3.x Support with IE 11

(in via Stef)

The Product Management team have released a knowledge article for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.1.2.2.x and 11.1.2.3.x containing details for EPM support with Internet Explorer (IE) 11:

Policy for Supporting EPM System 11.1.2.2.500 and 11.1.2.3.500
with Internet Explorer 11
Doc ID 1920566.1

This article outlines how Oracle supports EPM System Web Clients when running (more...)

The 7 Deadly Sins of Cloud Computing

As if anyone needs to be reminded, there’s a ridiculous amount of hype surrounding clouds and big data. There’s always oodles of hype around any new technology that is not well understood—I believe the correct term for this is product marketing. There are at least seven deadly sins that can be committed when determining a […]

The Big Data Job Gap: Where are the Platform Scientists?

Big data continues to live up to its reputation for disruption as it gnaws away at all of the entrenched constituencies – IT silos, vendors, pricing models and now, careers; it’s about to get very personal. On the possibility side, there is a massive skills gap that needs to be filled. Everybody knows there aren't […]

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 28-AUG-2014


OpenWorld

Each week leading up to OpenWorld we will be publishing various announcements, schedules, tips, etc. related to the event.


And a few presentations both at OpenWorld and other conclaves: Upcoming Big Data and Hadoop for Oracle BI, DW and DI Developers Presentations


RDBMS

From The ORACLE-BASE Blog: A few more 12c articles. From (more...)

Going to Oracle Open World? PeopleSoft Your Primary Interest?

We look forward to Oracle Open World every year for a number of reasons.  Chief among them is the opportunity to interact with customers and partners in person.  We also relish the opportunity to show you the latest PeopleSoft applications and tools--the stuff we've been working on over the past year.  If you are attending the conference and building your schedule, there is a handy document on-line that provides information on most or all of (more...)

When You Don’t Have a Crystal Ball

Attend the Applications Cloud Exchange

Ah, the cloud user experience. Where is it heading? 

You can find out and play a role in shaping that experience for a variety of Oracle products, from CRM to HCM to ERP. How? Join the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team for the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 OAUX Applications Cloud Exchange during the fall conference.

Take a look at our near-release and future research and development user experience concepts; (more...)

Times and dates now confirmed for AutoVue and Fusion Visualization Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Be sure to check out the various AutoVue and Fusion Visualization activities at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

AutoVue and Fusion Visualization Sessions:

CON8380 - Design Document Management and Visualization with Agile Product Lifecycle Management. Click here for full session description.
Speakers: Devendra Singh - Vice President Product Development, Oracle

                  Thierry Bonfante - Senior Director Product Development, Oracle

Date:        Thurs Oct. 2, 2014     
Time:        11:30 am - 12:15pm                         
Location:  Westin Market Street, Franciscan II

CON8286 - (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is Almost Here!

Somehow it is already almost time for Oracle OpenWorld again; time flies when you’re talking about modernizing Oracle Forms to mobile and cloud :)

I hope by now you have all registered for my session with Michael Ferrante, “Oracle Forms Sneak Peak.” Our session offers a preview of what Oracle has planned for the future of Forms. Come and learn how these new features can improve your application and learn the benefits of upgrading and modernizing (more...)

SQL> Select * From Alert_XML;

By mapping an external table to some text file, you can view the file contents as if it were
data in a database table. External tables are available since Oracle 9i Database, and from Oracle
11gR2 Database on, it is even possible to do some inline preprocessing on the file.

The following example of this feature picks up on standard output of shell script “get_alert_xml.sh”.
It isn’t referencing any file, but take notice of (more...)

Java and Security at JavaOne

In a Java Magazine interview, Jim Manico (pictured on the right) describes his JavaOne session on security. "I will be speaking about the top coding techniques and essential tools, including several Oracle Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), Apache, and Google open source Java projects that will help developers build low-risk, high security applications". Jim is an author and educator of developer security-awareness training. You can find more details of his session in JavaOne (more...)

July & August JSR Updates – Java EE focus!

This has been a relatively slow summer for JSR milestones, but this week was a particularly busy week with many new JSR submissions for Java EE 8! 

New JSRs

JSR 365, Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java 2.0, has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot with 24 Yes votes.  This JSR is led by RedHat, Pete Muir and Antoine Sabot-Durand, and is open for Expert Group Nominations.

JSR 366, Java Platform (more...)

Oracle Solaris Events at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

| Aug 28, 2014

It's been a busy year for Oracle Solaris, and as always, Oracle OpenWorld represents the best way to catch up and more.  We've got the whole boat race thing out of our system for a while, so this year you can really focus on the cool stuff we've got to share with you.

Oh, and speaking of "focus on", as usual we have our convenient one-stop-shopping documents that lay out just what we'll be (more...)

HowTo Video: Using MySQL ASP.NET MVC Project Wizard

MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.x recently became a GA version. One of the main features included in this version was the new MySQL ASP.NET MVC Wizard. This wizard allows the creation of a new ASP.NET MVC application using a MySQL existing database and a data entity model with Entity Framework 5 or 6 version. In this video you will see this feature in action and will show you how to generate (more...)

Java and Security

In a Java Magazine interview, Jim Manico (pictured on the right) describes his JavaOne session on security. "I will be speaking about the top coding techniques and essential tools, including several Oracle Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), Apache, and Google open source Java projects that will help developers build low-risk, high security applications". Jim is an author and educator of developer security-awareness training. You can find more details of his session in JavaOne (more...)

Focus On Documents for DBaaS topics at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

| Aug 28, 2014

The speaking sessions and hands-on-labs for this year's Oracle OpenWorld are now scheduled, and a good way to find the items you're interested in is to check the FODs that cover your areas of interest.  Two are especially relevant for Database as a Service in private clouds -

 Database as a Service

 and

EM 12c Private Cloud and Lifecycle Management

There is some overlap between the two lists since the topics converge at several (more...)

Retail Software Periodic Table

| Aug 28, 2014

In general, your average shoppers just don't think about the complexities of retailing.  They see, they like, they buy.  But behind the scenes is a complex orchestration of retail processes, and it would surprise most just how many software applications are involved.  I've seen many ways to depict the retail software landscape but decided to see if things fit in a periodic table.  The result is below (click for larger image):

Click to enlarge

(more...)

PaaS for SaaS: a special webinar for Oracle EMEA Applications partners – Replay available

With the recent launch of Oracle Platform as a Service, Oracle now gives customers and Systems Integrator the ability to complement their SaaS solutions with Cloud powered customization platform that include Java as a Service and Database as a Service among others.

Join us to discover the Oracle PaaS for SaaS value as well as the business opportunity for Systems Integrators. In this (more...)

adopreports utility in R12.2

I discovered a utility in R12.2 when I was looking for the directory of adop :

which adop
$NE_BASE/EBSapps/appl/ad/bin/adop

cd $NE_BASE/EBSapps/appl/ad/bin/
$ ls
adop  adopreports

Curious I executed adopreports
$ adopreports

Enter the APPS username: apps
Enter the APPS Password:



    Online Patching Diagnostic Reports Main Menu
    --------------------------------------------

    1.  Run edition reports
    2.  Patch edition reports
    3.  Other generic reports
    4.  Exit

    Enter your (more...)