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

Business Analytics Guides for Microsoft SI Partners

Business analytics, including data warehousing, BI, and data integration, is a rapidly evolving space. To help its SI partners in this area, Microsoft hired me to write a couple of guides:

New York ALT.NET Presentation

I’m going to be in New York in a couple of weeks teaching my Advanced Distributed Systems Design with SOA course and, as I usually do, will be giving a presentation at a local user group – this time at the NY ALT.NET user group on Wednesday May 14 @6:30pm.

Just as an aside, I’m not currently planning on running another course this year so you might want to try to make this one before it sells out.

In any case, here’s the description of the presentation:

SQL Forever: Why Data Matters Most

I received a royalty check today for my first book, A Visual Introduction to SQL. The check wasn't very big, but the remarkable thing was that I received it at all.

Trip Report DevNation 2014

It's been an amazing week. Being announced as a features speaker put some more pressure as usual on me. But heading out to San Francisco for the second time this year was amazing. The typical hazels with a 10+ hour flight and immigration are easy to leave behind when you arrive in sunny and warm weather.

Data Lakes will replace EDWs - a prediction

Over the last few years there has been a trend of increased spending on BI, and that trend isn't going away.  The analyst predictions however have, understandably, been based on the mentality that the choice was between a traditional EDW/DW model or Hadoop.  With the new 'Business Data Lake' type of hybrid approach its pretty clear that the shift is underway for all vendors to have a hybrid

#316 - BPM Workspace iPad App

Now available via the App Store -

NSBcon London 2014

NSBconSince my last post announcing NSBcon you probably haven’t gone to take a look at what’s happening.

The speaker lineup for NSBcon London 2014 is now complete and we’ve got a really great mix of talks, if I do say so myself.

#NoEstimates – Really?

estimatesThere has been some discussion online recently about the issue of estimates in software development, specifically under a meme called #NoEstimates.

Announcing the Particular Service Platform

champaignAfter many months of hinting about the coming of the Particular Service Platform, it’s finally here.

For everybody who has been building message-driven systems on .NET – I really do believe that this is the dawn of a new era (and if you know anything at all about me, you know that I don’t tend to exaggerate).

My Shot on Using JMeter to Load Test Oracle ADF Applications

In this post, I will give my shot on using Apache JMeter to load test an Oracle ADF application.
In an ADF Insider demo Using Apache JMeter to load test an ADF applications, Chris Muir described the the use of JMeter as "very configuration heavy" because of the manual settings of the HTTP Request sampler path and parameters to their expression counterparts like "${afrLoop}" to set the values from

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