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(bash): The most useless commands (6)

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:35:00 +0000

After talking aboutrevslcowsay i found another funny command:cmatrixThe manpage says:NAME       CMatrix - simulates the display from "The Matrix"and it is true:



2 Minute Tech Tip

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:28:54 +0000

We have released a 2 minute tech tip through the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) which talks through the creation of a simple end to end integration using Oracle’s Integration Cloud Service (ICS).   The post 2 Minute Tech Tip appeared first on Implementing Oracle Integration Cloud Service.



(bash): The most useless commands (5)

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:17:00 +0000

In a comment Albert Godfrind pointed out, that the commands i was talking about likerevslcowsayare not really bash commands (in a way that they will be installed within the installation of the bash shell). They are commands, which can be used from on every shell. So my headline is a little bit missleading - thanks […]



Last Week in Stream Processing & Analytics – 19.6.2017

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:59:52 +0000

This is the 71st edition of my blog series blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics! As every week I was also updating the following two lists with the presentations/videos of the current week: Presentations from SlideShare Videos from YouTube As usual, find below the new blog articles, presentations, videos and software releases from last […]


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OGh Tech Experience 2017 – recap

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:09:45 +0000

On June 15th and 16th 2017 the very first OGh Tech Experience was held. This 2-day conference was a new combination of the DBA Days and Fusion Middleware Tech Experience that were held in previous years. To summarize: OGh hit bullseye. It was two days packed with excellent in-depth technical sessions, good customer experiences and […]



dbca – db creation stops with dbmssml.sql error

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:02:00 +0000

Abstract:Trying to create a database using dbca on a Oracle Linux 7 running in a Virtualbox Container. DBCA throws an error during database creation: something like "dbmssml.sql. refer to dbmssml0.log error in process: perl". The mentioned log file is empty.Solution:Important!: It is NOT a database software or a dbca problem. Additionally, if You run a […]



The river floes break in spring… take 2

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 21:19:00 +0000

Alexander BlokThe river floes break in spring... March 1902translation 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,the lament of the cross,With each hour, with each […]



Bash: The most useless command (4)

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 19:04:00 +0000

The blog statistics show, that there are many people reading the posts about useless commands. And there is the next candidate:cowsayNow you are thinking, what is cowsay?DESCRIPTION       Cowsay  generates  an  ASCII picture of a cow saying something provided by the user.  If run with no arguments, it accepts standard input, word-wraps       the […]



OracleXADataSource cannot be cast to java.sql.Driver

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:26:00 +0000

Tried to start a Forms / Reports Server on an all new server. During startup of the AdminServer, I got an errormessage:



HeapUnit – Test your Java heap content

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:01:00 +0000

There are usually a number of tests which you would like to run for each build to make sure what your code does make sense. Typically, such tests would be focusing on business function of your code. Though, on a rare occasion, you would really like to test certain non-functional aspects. A memory/resource would be […]



Bash: The most useless command (3)

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:48:00 +0000

The blog statistics show, that there are many people reading the posts about useless commands. And there is the next candidate, suggested by an anonymous comment:slThis is my most hated program on a shell. Why?NAMEsl − display animations aimed to correct users who accidentally enter sl instead of ls.and this program is not interruptable by […]



Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics – 13.6.2017

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:28:37 +0000

This is the 70th edition of my blog series blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics! This weeks edition is really large, as both the videos from Spark Summit SF and Kafka Summit NY talks have been published last week. Last weekend I have watched some of the presentations of Kafka Summit NY, obviously I […]


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ODA X6 – netca cannot add listener – displaying ‘Use another port number’ messages

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:52:00 +0000

Tried to create e new listener to run on a non-default portnumber on an ODA X6. Each time when adding a new port number (doesn't matter which number) an error screen pops up, stating that I shall choose another port number:I checked more than once and using different tools - there is no port like […]



ICS Pricing – ICS Definitive Tip #9

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:18:24 +0000

ICS pricing is based on two aspects – the number of connections and the number of messages processed.  But what constitutes a connection?  What happens if I exceed the number of messages or connections? Number of Connections The overall model for ICS pricing is on page 34 of Oracle Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as […]



Ubuntu: mouse jumps to trash icon / move to lower left corner / bottom left

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 19:02:00 +0000

There are many questions about jumping mouse cursors on ubuntu.And there are often answers likeclean your touchpadyour touchpad is brokensend your laptop backBut there are so many people suffering this, so it is not reasonable that all these touchpads do not work well.One thing to solve this is to installgpointing-device-settingsbut this does not really help.Next […]



Bash: The most useless command (2)

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:58:00 +0000

The last posting about useless commands for bash discussed the commandrev. One nice comment pointed out, that the rev command can be used for searching inside logfiles (Thanks to phoxis.org).Like it was said there, the commandyeslooks even more useless:NAME       yes - output a string repeatedly until killedSYNOPSIS       yes [STRING]...Ok - it […]



Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics – 5.6.2017

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:34:11 +0000

This is the 69th edition of my blog series blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics! As every week I was also updating the following two lists with the presentations/videos of the current week: Presentations from SlideShare Videos from YouTube As usual, find below the new blog articles, presentations, videos and software releases from last […]


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Find all configured SystemComponents in Oracle Fusion Middleware – The RESTFul way

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:02:00 +0000

Today, just a quick post on how to find all your configured System Components within an Oracle Fusion Middleware / Oracle WebLogic Server Environment.Let's say you are having an Oracle Forms & Reports Environment based on an Oracle WebLogic Server. Within your environment you have configured various so called System Components, and you need to […]



Interfacing with HCM (or other file source) via FTP – ICS Definitive Tip #8

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:58:05 +0000

The techniques for integrating Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) and several other Oracle SaaS solutions can require the use of Oracle Transactional Business Analysis (OTBI). The need for OTBI comes down to the fact that to  access to the relevant data an API is not available. OTBI can be configured to generate a report and […]



Bash: The most useless command

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 19:08:00 +0000

After many years working with the bourne again shell i still learn some commands, which i never used.I am completely convinced that i discovered the most useless command:revThe manpage says:rev - reverse lines characterwise Is there anything, where i can use this command?Ok. I can check if a word is a palindrome (like 123321 or otto):#!/bin/bash# Shell script […]



Ubuntu: Eclipse does not find openjdk (JRE)

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 19:06:00 +0000

On my Ubunut linux i decided to do some Java programming.So first step is to install java:apt-get install openjdk-9-jdk openjdk-9-demo openjdk-9-doc openjdk-9-jre-headless openjdk-9-source This just works like expected. But after that i installed eclipse.Download via www.eclipse.org was easy and the installation ran without any error.But Eclipse was not able to find the JRE for compiling, […]



Ubuntu: visudo problem / NOPASSWD option does not work for commands

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 18:56:00 +0000

It is always the same:After installing a new Linux commands like/usr/sbin/s2disk /sbin/rebootonly work with entering your password everytime (or precisely: after every reboot).This can be changed with visudo:export EDITOR=vi; visudo Inside the /etc/sudoers.conf you will see:# User privilege specificationroot    ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL# Members of the admin group may gain root privileges%admin ALL=(ALL) ALLAnd this is the problem:First […]



UEFI and Linux: Installation of Ubuntu on a new laptop / How to add grob on UEFI

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 14:28:00 +0000

On my new laptop i decided to install in addition to windows 10 a linux distribution.First idea was to install debian linux but the debian installer does not provide any functionality to resize the partitions. And without this, the windows partition will be erased after the installtion.I knew, that the ubuntu installer had this functionality, […]



How to install and configure Oracle Forms & Reports 12c fully unattended – Part 1

Wed, 31 May 2017 17:48:00 +0000

Today, I will have a novelty on my blog. This blogpost is driven by a joint venture between 3 consultants based in 2 countries (Switzerland and Germany) and working for 3 different consulting companies (Robert Crames = Edorex, Jan-Peter Timmermann = AuraPlayer and myself = Trivadis).As we three consultants, Robert Crames (https://robertcrames.blogspot.ch), Jan-Peter Timmermann (https://jan-peter.me ) […]



Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics – 30.5.2017

Wed, 31 May 2017 14:42:37 +0000

This is the 68th edition of my blog series blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics! As every week I was also updating the following two lists with the presentations/videos of the current week: Presentations from SlideShare Videos from YouTube As usual, find below the new blog articles, presentations, videos and software releases from last […]


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How to install and configure Oracle Forms & Reports 12c fully unattended – Part 2

Wed, 31 May 2017 07:41:00 +0000

Part 2?? Yes! Part 1 - Install FMW Infrastructure and Forms / Reports - can be found at Dirk Nachbars Blog. URL will be shown here as soon as availableThe Task:You have to create several new Forms 12c Domains / EnvironmentsThe Problem:All oracle is providing to create Forms Domains is a Graphical User Interface. And […]



review at amazon: Apache SOLR for newbies

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:39:00 +0000

Last weekend this book fell into my hands:Paul Lawson wrote a splendid introduction into Apache SOLR. At the beginning he describes the motivation behind the project SOLR: "Outside the firewall  [searching] is used to make money, and inside to save money."Within 130 pages this books covers everything from installation, adminstration GUI, examples to start (importing documents, […]



Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics – 22.5.2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:22:48 +0000

This is the 67th edition of my blog series blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics! As every week I was also updating the following two lists with the presentations/videos of the current week: Presentations from SlideShare Videos from YouTube As usual, find below the new blog articles, presentations, videos and software releases from last […]


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Custom functions to extend ICS transformations – ICS Definitive Guide #4

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:58:22 +0000

In the second release of 2017 (17.2.5) ICS will introduce the capability of importing and using custom functions. These functions are created using JavaScript and can be used in transformations, expressions and as a action in Orchestrations. In this definitive guide we will go through all ins and outs of this new capability.  Custom functions – a new pillar of […]



A Sneak Peek at Oracle’s Chatbot Cloud Service and 5 Key Factors Necessary for Bot ROI

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:40:53 +0000

Intro In early May, I flew out to Oracle HQ in San Francisco for an early look at their yet-to-be released Oracle Intelligent Bots Service.  The training left me ecstatic that the technology to quickly build great chatbots is finally here. However, the question remains, can chatbots provide real value for your business? What is […]



Presentation Applying “web scale” patterns in the bol.com back office

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:17:44 +0000

Presentation Applying “web scale” patterns in the bol.com back office This week at Codemotion I gave a presentation on web scale patterns and how we apply them in the bol.com back office services. Codemotion is the biggest tech conference in Italy and one of the most important in Europe. The presentation shows how we go […]



Forms Application shows a ‘FRM-40735: WHEN-CUSTOM-ITEM-EVENT trigger raised unhandled exception ORA-06508’ after upgrade to 11.1.2.2.0

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:47:00 +0000

Situation:After an upgrade from 11.1.2.1.0 to 11.1.2.2.0 and a patch apply of patch 19933795 (see post Forms Application does not run anymore after java upgrade to 1.8_131 on client), the application shows an 'FRM-40735: WHEN-CUSTOM-ITEM-EVENT trigger raised unhandled exception ORA-06508':Solution:I had to recreate the webutil repository (create_webutil_db.sql) and to recompile webutil.pll. After that, the application […]



Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics – 17.5.2017

Wed, 17 May 2017 22:33:06 +0000

This is the 66th edition of my blog series blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics! As every week I was also updating the following two lists with the presentations/videos of the current week: Presentations from SlideShare Videos from YouTube As usual, find below the new blog articles, presentations, videos and software releases from last […]


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Coming soon: How to create Forms / Reports Domains by using scripts (Non-GUI)

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:21:00 +0000

With Forms Reports 12c, Oracle does not support anymore the creation of Forms / Reports domains using a 'silent' mechanism. That isn't a problem when creating only a few domains - but when Your intention is standardization or You have to create several domains, a CLI based 'Forms Domain Config' is a must.Based on information, […]



Unboxing the Future of Fishbowl’s On-premise Enterprise Search Offering: Mindbreeze Inspire

Tue, 16 May 2017 22:47:11 +0000

Back on April 3rd, Fishbowl announced that we had formed a partner relationship with Mindbreeze to bring their industry leading enterprise search solutions to Fishbowl customers. We will offer their Mindbreeze InSpire search appliance to customers looking for an on-premise solution to search internal file shares, databases, document management systems and other enterprise repositories. Since that […]



How to Configure Microsoft IIS with Oracle WebCenter

Tue, 16 May 2017 19:21:48 +0000

I was setting up a Oracle WebCenter 12c Suite in a local development environment utilizing a Windows Server 2012 R2 Operating System with a Microsoft SQL Server. Instead of using a OHS (Oracle HTTP Server), I wanted to try using Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Services) to handle the forwarding of sub-sites to the specified ports. […]



Oracle Forms 12c: frmconfighelper – enable_ohs

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:36:00 +0000

Yesterday I was blogging about how to create new Forms Managed Servers and how to deploy a new formsapp into them with the frmconfighelper tool (http://dirknachbar.blogspot.com/2017/05/oracle-forms-122120-multiple-managed.html).Today I was testing the function enable_ohs from the frmconfighelper tool, which is mainly dedicated to generate a forms.conf file in your Oracle HTTP Server which contains the directives for […]



Connecting directly to DBaaS – ICS Definitive Tip #7

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:15:03 +0000

Enriching an integration from data in a database or DBaaS (Database as a Service) is not an unusual requirement. Many integration use cases today need to access a database that is on-premises. The means to connect to the database is fairly obvious – the connection agent. Our book goes into a lot more detail as to […]



Oracle Forms 12.2.1.2.0 – Multiple Managed Servers via frmconfighelper

Mon, 15 May 2017 20:11:00 +0000

In October 2016 I was blogging how to create multiple Oracle Forms 12c Multiple Managed Servers.In case you are already on the latest Oracle Forms 12.2.1.2.0 Release, you can now create in a really comfortable way multiple Oracle Forms Managed Servers and deploy the necessary formsapp into your newly created Managed Server.Since Oracle Forms 12.2.1 […]



Presenting at Codemotion next week on web scale patterns

Thu, 11 May 2017 19:20:33 +0000

Presenting at Codemotion next week on web scale patterns Next week I’ll be presenting in Amsterdam at Codemotion on web scale patterns in bol.com back office services. Codemotion is the biggest tech conference in Italy and one of the most important in Europe, with a network of more than 30k developers. The title of my […]



Cedar’s Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud Event / Team

Thu, 11 May 2017 11:00:30 +0000

Earlier this week Cedar held its Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud event in Oracle’s London City office. We have a really strong team of UK-based Talent Acquisition specialists within our ranks: Jo, Prachi, Marc and Mel are all experts in the various aspects of Oracle Talent Aquisition Cloud – Taleo Recruit, Sourcing and Onboarding – and […]


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Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics – 10.5.2017

Wed, 10 May 2017 22:42:21 +0000

This is the 65th edition of my blog series blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics! As every week I was also updating the following two lists with the presentations/videos of the current week: Presentations from SlideShare Videos from YouTube As usual, find below the new blog articles, presentations, videos and software releases from last […]


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Fully unintended CPU Patch Download for Oracle WebLogic Server

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:58:00 +0000

In case you are owning different versions of Oracle WebLogic Server, e.g. 10.3.6, 12.1.3, 12.2.1.2 and so on and you are regularly applying the Oracle Critical Patch Updates, you will have to download various different Patches.Mainly you will have to click through different Websites and My Oracle Support Notes until you can download the required […]



ODA X4 – Migrating a database from ASM to ACFS

Tue, 09 May 2017 08:12:00 +0000

As promised ... Here's the post about migrating a database from ASM to ACFS on an ODA 4 - probably, this will work for newer ODA Servers as wellGiven:- Oracle Database Appliance machine, X4-- Software Release 12.1.2.7.0- Prepared DB Software: 11.2.0.3, 11.2.0.4, 12.1.0.2Story behind:Task was, to create a new database of release 11.2.0.3 for purposes. […]



Forms Application does not run anymore after java upgrade to 1.8_131 on client

Mon, 08 May 2017 09:20:00 +0000

If Your Forms application cannot be started after a java upgrade to 1.8_131, please check this Oracle Community Thread: https://community.oracle.com/thread/4037666In short:Reason is: Java 8u131, MD5-hashes are no longer accepted in certificatesIf using Forms 12c, no action has to be taken - if using Forms 11 you'll have to apply patch 19933795Quick fix (not recommended!): Adapt the appropriate […]



Coming up next: ODA X4 – migrating a database from ASM to ACFS

Mon, 08 May 2017 06:31:00 +0000

When using oakcli 12.1.2.7.0, a 'create database' command will create the database on ACFS ... except for databases of version lower than 11.2.0.4. Those databases are created on ASM. So, instead of dropping and recreating a database, You could 'simply' migrate from ASM to ACFS. The comming post will describe the 'how-to' and the necessary steps […]



Starting and Stopping Domains Using WLST – The Easy Way

Wed, 03 May 2017 09:27:00 +0000

Yes - another post 'how to start/stop a domain using WLST' ... But, with this scripts You only have to provide information about the nodemanager and the AdminServer. All other information used to start the domain is collected dynamically during runtime.The tool will start or stop the nodemanager (domain- or host-based), the AdminServer and each […]



Fishbowl Innovation: Cloud 2 Cloud Content Migrations for Oracle Content and Experience Cloud (Oracle Documents Cloud Service) and Other Cloud Storage Providers

Tue, 02 May 2017 17:15:18 +0000

Migrating content between systems takes a lot of time, and without methods to bulk load or schedule the process may proceed incrementally as users facilitate the process whenever they have time. But what if they don’t have time? What if they had been using an unauthorized cloud storage system, or the system they were using […]



Fishbowl Innovation: ATLAS – Intelligent Chatbot and Virtual Assistant for Oracle Applications

Tue, 02 May 2017 17:13:48 +0000

If you haven’t heard about chatbots yet, you will soon. Today’s leading technology companies – Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle – all have bot development strategies proceeding this year. But why? To answer that question, let’s first define the two types of bots being used today. The first is called a “virtual assistant”, which is […]



Fishbowl Innovation: Controlled Document Management in the Cloud

Tue, 02 May 2017 17:12:18 +0000

Fishbowl Solutions has been delivering enterprise content management (ECM) solutions based on Oracle WebCenter for over 17 years. WebCenter is the only ECM solution we’ve built a consulting practice around and have software solutions for. Its comprehensive capabilities have satisfied numerous customer use cases including employee portals, contract management, and quality control. That being said, […]



Hackathon Weekend Recap: Oracle Chatbots, Cloud Content Migrations, and Controlled Document Management in the Cloud

Tue, 02 May 2017 17:07:32 +0000

Wow! It’s always amazing what can be accomplished in a weekend when you give people limitless supplies of calories and caffeine, as well as a hard deadline. Couple that with a lot of competitive fire and the drive to innovate, and you just might be able to produce THREE, new software solutions and spark new […]



First Blog Post …

Tue, 02 May 2017 14:52:00 +0000

Yes - yet another blog related to Oracle Database and Fusion Middleware stuff ...Nevertheless, possibly, You'll find useful information to ease Your daily business, how to's to solve problems or to workaround 'unwanted features'.Feel free to comment my blog posts or to present own solutions (for example by link in Your own blog posts)Robert



Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics – 1.5.2017

Mon, 01 May 2017 20:54:56 +0000

This is the 64th edition of my blog series blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics! As every week I was also updating the following two lists with the presentations/videos of the current week: Presentations from SlideShare Videos from YouTube As usual, find below the new blog articles, presentations, videos and software releases from last […]


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Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics – 26.4.2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:06:55 +0000

This is the 63rd edition of my blog series blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics! A few days later than planed, but I had some busy days with speaking on Apache Kafka at Oracle Code Berlin on Monday and today we held our Trivadis/DataStax Hands-On workshop in Zurich. So next week will be again […]


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OracleCode London 2017

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:53:39 +0000

My colleague & boss Ace Director Luis Weir and I where invited to present at Thursday 20th’s Oracle Code London. The request to present came late as we where needed to cover someone who had to cancel (not that we aren’t grateful for the opportunity). This did mean getting the presentation together was a little bit […]


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Proactively Manage Contracts, Policies, Web Assets, and Sales Content stored in Oracle WebCenter with Fishbowl’s Subscription Notifier

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:19:22 +0000

Oracle WebCenter Content is a great tool for keeping your company’s content organized, but it can be difficult to proactively manage new, updated, and expiring content. For example: Users check out content and forget to check it back in Plans and policies require reviews at varying intervals Managers change, and metadata needs to be changed […]



Last week in Stream Processing & Analytics – 18.4.2017

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:38:49 +0000

This is the 62nd edition of my blog series blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics! Every week I’m also updating the following two lists with the presentations/videos of the current week: Presentations from SlideShare Videos from YouTube As usual, find below the new blog articles, presentations, videos and software releases from last week: News […]


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Conditional Mapping – ICS Definitive Tip #6

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:47:18 +0000

The question of conditional mapping comes up regularly on the ICS part of community.oracle.com which prompted us to write this blog. So if you want the output of an integration in element X to contain value from element A or B depending upon element C there are a number of answers, each having pros and […]



We’re All In This Thing Together

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:26:00 +0000

This song pretty much summarizes everything I've learned to be true about life after nearly five decades of living...Well my friend, well I see your face so clearLittle bit tired, a little worn through the yearsYou sound nervous, you seem aloneI hardly recognize your voice on the telephoneIn between I rememberJust before we wound up […]



UKOUG at Collaborate 2017

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:53:00 +0000

I didn't attend Collaborate as UKOUG but I am always representing them.As I said in my main Collab blog, I met up with up with James Jeynes the UKOUG Executive Director at the airport. We have a stand at Collaborate, which James manned on his own. Kerry, the UKOUG head of sales was meant to also attend but unfortunately she has to […]



Collaborate 2017 – Las Vegas

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:35:00 +0000

Less than 10 hours after I got home from Croatia, I was back at the George Best Belfast City (yes that is the real name); for my flight to London and then onto Las Vegas. I met up with James Jeynes the UKOUG Executive Director at the airport, but I'm going to put UKOUG at Collaborate […]



Automate and expedite bulk loading into Windchill.

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:19:07 +0000

Data migration is the least attractive part of a PDM/PLM project.  Take a look at our latest infographic to learn how to speed up bulk loading data from Creo, Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Documents, WTParts and more into Windchill PDMLink and Pro/INTRALINK. More information can also be found in our previous posts: Approaches to Consider […]



Touchpad tuning on linux: touchpad-indicator…

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:21:00 +0000

I encoutered some problems with my touchpad on ubuntu:While typing some text, the touchpad signalled the mouse some strange moves. Sometimes it marked parts of the text and the next key erased the highlighted text...First idea was to edit the xorg.conf or something else, but i found a less difficult was via touchpad-indicator.It can be […]



Collaborate IOUG 2017: Oracle Cloud Technology Recap

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:53:53 +0000

Another great Oracle user group event in Vegas… Done! Shay Shmeltzer, Brian Fry, Mark Peterson & John from the Oracle Team – Thanks for the time and attention you gave me and colleagues at your demo pod discussing Mobile Cloud Service (MCS), Content and Experience Cloud (CEC), Application Builder Cloud Service (ABCS), Mobile Application Accelerator […]



Silent Installation and Configuration of Standalone Oracle HTTP Server

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:13:00 +0000

Currently I am working in a project for which will be needed the Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) in a Standalone Mode as a frontend Web Server for a Oracle SOA 12.2.1.2.0 environment.As I am not really a fan of clicking through several installers and configuration wizards, I have created some scripts for a complete silent […]



Differentiating the ICS Agent Types – Definitive Tip #5

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:10:28 +0000

In our book we talked about the difference between the agents offered by ICS, namely the Connection  and Execution agents. Whilst we differentiated the two, we did focus on the connection agent as this is the type we expect to see used in most cases. However the execution agent still suffers from a level of […]



Switching MPM Type for Oracle HTTP Server 12c

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:09:00 +0000

The Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) comes by default with the MPM (Multi-Processing Modules) Type event for Linux systems, but sometimes you need to change the MPM Type for example to prefork.The Oracle HTTP Server comes by default with 4 MPM Types:Worker: This is the default for non-Linux UNIX Platforms, e.g. Solaris, AIX ...Event: This is […]



PaaS Forum – Split, Croatia

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:22:00 +0000

I have talked about PaaS4SaaS for a couple of years now, and the push from Oracle is even more now that most of their development tools are now available in the Cloud. So much so that Jurgen Kress' FMW Forum' was this year renamed as the PaaSForum The forum is open to all partners who […]



OUG Ireland 17

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:31:00 +0000

Last year Ireland tried a two day event and the general sense of opinion was that although individual things needed to be improved, it was a good thing. So this year the committee worked hard to create a compelling two day agenda.The event kicked off with a welcome from me, and introduction to Brendan Tierney, […]



Selecting which iPaaS Product(s) to use – ICS Definitive Tip #4

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 07:26:22 +0000

In the last few years Oracle’s iPaaS offerings have progressed significantly from one or two solutions such as Mobile Cloud Service to in excess of 35 offerings. This makes it challenging to decide which product(s) to use. The means for selection depends upon a range of factors including: Most suitable licensing model (ICS provides a […]



Short Best Practices Presentation for Oracle Partner Event

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:50 +0000

The book’s authors presented a brief session on the best practices at a packed Oracle Partner event. The following presentation – shows the material that was presented. Some of these points are expressed in the book already, others are our Definitive Tips and Guides posts. The post Short Best Practices Presentation for Oracle Partner Event […]



Review at amazon: Quality of Service for Intenet Multimedia

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:21:00 +0000

Over the last three months i read a really amazing book about quality of service techniques.Today everyone has internet access with more than 50Mbit/s, it seems like overbooking does not happen anymore and traffic priorization is no longer needed.But this is only the half of the truth: Using cloud service, video streaming, onling gaming, ... […]



Consume WebLogic Server RESTFul Management Services with ELK

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:23:00 +0000

In several of my projects for Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Fusion Middleware Environments a main topic is the monitoring.Oracle provides with the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control are really powerful solution to monitor Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Fusion Middleware Environments, but the disadvantage is the huge license cost for the necessary Management Packs […]



Applying configuration management and related dev practises – ICS Definitive Guide #3

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:36:17 +0000

Good development practises such as  configuration management and naming conventions have been a topic of conversation a number of times recently for us when it comes to ICS. In this post we will look at what configuration management means to ICS and the application of naming standards. Why Configuration Management? So why do we need […]



Cloud, Twelve and the Oracle Office of Confusion

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:59:00 +0000

At the end of January I explained why I am forced to use the 'F' word again. The confusion between Cloud Apps or Cloud on Apps is growing. I recently heard about a senior person who though EBS on Cloud was Fusion!Currently I am validating Release 12 before it it i available for standard upgrades […]