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Oracle SOA Suite 10g and 11g resources, news, and support articles.

Announcing NSBcon

NSBconI am most thrilled to announce the first NSBcon!

It’s been a long time since my first blog post on NServiceBus (about 7 years ago) and the community has come a long way since then.

In any case, this won’t be a “looking back” post but rather one looking forwards.

JavaOne CfP 2014 - Open for Business

This time of the year. Finally. It was about time. The 2014 JavaOne Call-For-Papers opened a few days back. And it is going to be a great one. Plenty of changes upcoming and it will have a huge focus on community speakers.

The rolling acceptance process from last year is back, so submit early!

Abandon Fish! Migrating from GlassFish to JBoss or TomEE

I'v been a bit busy lately writing and reviewing stuff and didn't really had the chance to wrap up content for my blog. But things will change again and I am truly looking forward to that. So this is just a small reminder about one of the latest things I've been working on. RebelLabs published their latest report yesterday and it was my pleasure to put some efforts into it.

What is real-time? Depends on who you ask

"Real-time" its a word that gets thrown about a lot in IT and its worth documenting a few of the different ways it gets used

Hard Real-time
This is what Real-time Java was created to address (along with Soft Real-time) what is this?  Easiest way to say it is that often in Hard Real-time environments the following statement is true

If it doesn't finish in X milliseconds then people might die
So

Oracle Process Accelerators 11.1.1.7.1 now available on OTN

Oracle
Process Accelerators 11.1.1.7.1 is now available on OTN.
This new release has been focused on improving PAs with most customer demand
while building solutions that showcase new BPM functionality, including
Adaptive Case Management, and Oracle apps extensibility.

Microservices - Money for old rope or re-badging SOA for the cool kids

Hat tip to John Evedemon for the heads up on this one.  Martin Fowler is peddling a new approach, 'Microservices' which... wait for it is a way of developing applications as a suite of services.  Each one of which has its own process thread and 'communicates via lightweight mechanisms' such as.... over HTTP.

But wait there is more, you'll be stunned to know that these services can be built

What are the types of Data Scientist?

There are various views going around on what a Data Scientist is and what their value is to an organisation and the salaries they command.  To me however asking 'what is a Data Scientist?' is like asking 'What is a Physicist?' sure 'someone who studies Physics' might be a factually accurate but pointless definition.  How does that separate someone who did Physics in High School from Albert

A Discussion about ALM and Modern Apps

I had a chance to talk with Richard Campbell and Carl Franklin for an episode of their ongoing Dot Net Rocks podcasts. They are incredibly smart guys, and so diverse. (If you haven't heard any of Carl's music, you really need to: Start here and here.)

BI change is coming, time to get over it and get on with the job

One of the things that always stuns me in IT is how people don't appear to like change.  Whether it was the EAI folks pushing back on Web Services in 2000 in favour of their old-school approaches.  The package guys pushing back against SaaS or now the BI guys pushing back against the new wave of BI technologies and approaches the message is always the same:

We are happy doing what we are doing,

The next big wave of IT is Software Development

I can smell a change coming, the last few years have seen cloud and SaaS on the rise and seen a fragmentation in application development (thanks in a large part to the appalling stewardship of Java) and a real focus of budgets around BI and 'vanilla' package approaches.  Now this is a good thing, both because I jumped out of the Java boat onto the BI boat a few years ago but also because its

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