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The Best of 2012

This first edition for 2013 marks the introduction of a new feature, the Architect Profile. Each month we'll put the spotlight on a different community leader. In this edition we'll also take a look back at some of the most popular content created by and for members of the OTN architect community.

If you want to keep up with what's happening in the OTN architect community in 2013, follow @OTNArchBeat on Twitter, like the OTN ArchBeat page on Facebook, and visit the OTN Architect homepage.

Bob Rhubart, Manager, OTN Architect Community



Kai YuOracle ACE Director

Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu is the lead Oracle Solutions engineer and architect in the Dell Oracle Solutions Engineering Lab, a position he has held since 2006. Kai's expertise includes Oracle RAC, Oracle Grid, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle VM. The author of several Oracle white papers, Kai is a frequent speaker at events including Oracle OpenWorld and IOUG Collaborate. Kai was the recipient of Oracle Magazine's 2012 Technologist of the Year award in the Cloud Architect category.

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The Top Five most popular architecture-related OTN articles for 2012.

#1 - How To Configure Browser-based SSO with Kerberos/SPNEGO and Oracle WebLogic Server

Abhijit Patil describes how to use Kerberos to enable Microsoft clients, authenticated in a Windows domain, to be transparently authenticated in an Oracle WebLogic Server domain using the same credentials. Read it.

#2 - Oracle ADF: Security for Everyone

Frank Nimphius explains how to Protect your Oracle ADF applications from unauthorized access using the Oracle ADF Security feature. Read it.

#3 - Start Small, Grow Fast

Edwin Biemond, Ronald van Luttikhuizen, and Demed L'Her present a set of pragmatic best practices for deploying a simple and sound SOA footprint that can grow with business demand. Read it.

#4 - Unit Testing Asynchronous BPEL Processes Using soapUI

Thanks to its support for Mocking and WS-Addressing, soapUI can be used to test asynchronous BPEL processes. Daniel Amadei shows you how. Read it.

# 5 - Enterprise Architecture, Organizational Structure, and Company Performance

For IT to be successful, the new processes and operational models must be aligned not only with business strategy, but also with what employees are actually doing. Travis Wissink shares an example. Read it.

Read more OTN articles for architects.  

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The Top Five most popular OTN ArchBeat Podcasts for 2012.

#1 - Thomas Erl on SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology

Best-selling IT author Thomas Erl joins Oracle's Tim Hall and Demed L'Her for a conversation about the SOA, Cloud, and Service Technology Symposium and factors that are shaping the IT landscape. Listen

#2 - By Any Other Name: Governance and Architecture

Oracle enterprise architect Eric Stephens joins Oracle SOA product management senior director Tim Hall discuss why it's important to revive the dormant conversation about IT governance. Listen

#3 - The Big Deal About Big Data

Oracle Big Data experts Jean-Pierre Dijks and Andrew Bond discuss Big Data: what it is, its affect on enterprise IT, and what architects need to do to stay ahead of the big data curve. Listen

#4 - Conversations in the Cloud

Recorded live during OTN Architect Day in Los Angeles, a panel of experts responds to audience questions about various aspects of cloud computing. Listen

#5 - Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds

A panel of experts offers an overview of the various flavors of cloud computing, discusses the importance of standards, and explains why cloud computing is a paradigm shift—and why it isn't. Listen.

Subscribe to the OTN ArchBeat Podcast.  



Ksplice Offline client for Oracle Linux

The new Ksplice offline client eliminates the requirement for a direct internet connection to apply zero-downtime Ksplice patches, and allows users to create a local YUM repository. Learn more.

Adopt-a-JSR for Java EE 7

A number of Java EE 7 JSRs could benefit from your participation, including WebSocket, JSON, Caching, Concurrency for EE, JAX-RS2 and JMS2. Learn more.



Virtual SysAdmin Day: Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM
01/25/2012 | 9:00am - 13:00pm GMT | Online

Oracle Cloud Builder Summit
Dates and locations worldwide

OTN Developer Day: Big Data
02/04/2013 | Dublin, IE

QCon London
03/6-8/2013 | London, UK

EclipseCon 2013
03/25-28/2013 | Boston, MA

IOUG Collaborate 12
04/22-26/2013 | Las Vegas, NV

ODTUG Kscope13
06/23-27/2013 | New Orleans, LA



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