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ADF Design Pattern Documentation Available As an Extension

Includes updated UI Shell - get it with check for updates

http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/jdev/101/update/center.xml

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Oracle JDeveloper Forum / New Sample TaskFlow - ADF Survey
« on: April 10, 2010, 10:05:02 AM »

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Oracle Security Alerts / Serious New Java Flaw Affects All Browsers
« on: April 09, 2010, 07:29:51 PM »
Oracle developers using Java, take note:

There is a serious vulnerability in Java that makes all current browsers vulnerable to simple Web-based attacks that could lead to a complete compromise of the affected system.

Two separate researchers released information on the vulnerability on Friday, saying that it has been present in Java for years.

The problem lies in the Java Web Start framework, a technology that Sun Microsystems developed to enable the simplified deployment of Java applications. In essence, the JavaWS technology fails to validate parameters passed to it from the command line, and attackers can control those parameters using specific HTML tags on a Web page, researcher Ruben Santamarta said in an advisory posted Friday morning.

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PSOUG / Explaining Oracle's Sun Takeover - "For the Hardware"
« on: April 09, 2010, 07:24:09 PM »
Brian Aker, former Sun MySQL guy, and current proponent of the Drizzle MySQL fork, gave O'Reilly Radar an update on where MySQL is at the moment.

During the interview, he was asked to speculate on Oracle's original motives for acquiring Sun. 'IBM has been moving their P Series systems into datacenter after datacenter, replacing Sun-based hardware. I believe that Oracle saw this and asked themselves "What is the next thing that IBM is going to do?"

That's easy. IBM is going to start pushing DB2 and the rest of their software stack into those environments. Now whether or not they'll be successful, I don't know. I suspect once Oracle reflected on their own need for hardware to scale up on, they saw a need to dive into the hardware business. I'm betting that they looked at Apple's margins on hardware, and saw potential in doing the same with Sun's hardware business. I'm sure everything else Sun owned looked nice and scrumptious, but Oracle bought Sun for the hardware.

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Oracle News / Benchmark of Oracle's JDE 9.0 with Oracle VM
« on: April 07, 2010, 11:04:57 AM »
The IBM Oracle International Competency Center (ICC) in Denver, Colorado in a joint effort with the Oracle JD Edwards performance team was the first to execute a certified JD Edwards EnterpriseOne benchmark running on the new Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series (Nehalem).

This benchmark configuration included the IBM System x3650 M2, partitioned using Oracle Virtual Machine (VM), and Oracle's robust "Day in the Life" (DIL) test kit. In October, 2009 the benchmark scaled to 700 users with early code. In January 2010, with GA level code, the benchmark scaled successfully to 1000 users with sub-second response time.

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Oracle News / Oracle IntroducesHyperion Financial Close Management
« on: April 07, 2010, 11:03:20 AM »
Oracle Introduces Oracle(R) Hyperion Financial Close Management and Oracle Hyperion Disclosure Management to Improve Timeliness and Confidence in Financial Reporting

  • The new applications extend the capabilities of the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System to address the end-to-end financial close process and the creation of regulatory filings using eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).
  • Oracle Hyperion Disclosure Management and Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management work in conjunction with other Oracle EPM applications such as Hyperion Financial Management or can be deployed directly with ERP General Ledger systems.

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Download: Oracle Database 11g Release 2 for Microsoft Windows
   


Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.1.0) is now available download in Windows 32-bit and x64 flavors.
   

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/database/index.html
   

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Oracle News / Analyst's Corner: "Integration Made Simple"
« on: April 02, 2010, 12:05:02 PM »
Analyst's Corner: "Integration Made Simple"

Tools and strategies improve application implementations.

http://www.oracle.com/technology/oramag/oracle/10-mar/o20analyst.html

Oracle Magazine spoke with Michael Fauscette, group vice president for software business solutions at IDC, about techniques for streamlining enterprise software implementations.

Oracle Magazine: What are the primary challenges companies face when integrating enterprise applications, and how are software vendors such as Oracle addressing these challenges?

Fauscette: One of the biggest challenges involves creating and synchronizing business processes across multiple applications. For example, when you process an order, you also want to update your inventory tables, create an invoice, and coordinate packaging and shipping. Once you start looking at these business processes holistically, it makes sense for the software vendor to provide a framework for structuring those process integrations for you. That’s why in the past many customers tried to standardize on one enterprise software suite, or at least on applications from a small number of vendors.

In today’s environment, where IT shops are often heterogeneous, it’s even more critical to have an established method for integrating among disparate applications. For example, if you are aligned with a vendor such as Oracle, you can get packaged process integrations and a toolkit to simplify enterprise implementations. That’s why more companies are standardizing on an integration toolkit for all of their integration needs. This is a real advantage for the IT organization.

Full article: http://www.oracle.com/technology/oramag/oracle/10-mar/o20analyst.html

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Oracle SQL Developer 2.1 Patch 1 (2.1.1.64.45)

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/sql/index.html?rssid=rss_otn_soft

There is no in-place upgrade available. To install Oracle SQL Developer 2.1.1 download the file and unzip into an empty folder. Select the "Use folder names" checkbox when unzipping the file. You can migrate your settings from Oracle SQL Developer 1.2.1, Oracle SQL Developer 1.5.x or SQL Developer 2.1. See the Release Notes 2.1.1 for more details.

JDK Support
Oracle SQL Developer 2.1.1 is shipped with JDK1.6_11. However, you can connect to and use any JDK 1.6.11 or above. To use an existing JDK, download the zip files listed below "with JDK already installed."

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Berkeley DB 11gR2 (11.2.5.0.21)

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/berkeley-db/index.html?rssid=rss_otn_soft

Oracle Berkeley DB is the industry-leading open source, embeddable storage engine that provides developers a fast, reliable, local database with zero administration. Oracle Berkeley DB is a library that links directly into your application. Your application makes simple function calls, rather than sending messages to a remote server, eliminating the performance penalty of client-server architectures.

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Oracle News / In the Field: "How to Learn"
« on: March 31, 2010, 12:05:01 PM »
In the Field: "How to Learn"

Choosing the best way to acquire knowledge
Keeping up with current trends, product releases, and protocols is more important than ever for today’s IT professionals. How should busy specialists acquire new information?

The methodologies are many, and in this day and age, Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG) members realize that they have to make smart choices when considering how to broaden their knowledge. With so many opportunities out there, how do you decide the best way to expand your technical repertoire? Let’s discuss a few of them:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/oramag/oracle/10-mar/o20field.html

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Oracle News / Solaris No Longer Free As In Beer
« on: March 31, 2010, 07:53:01 AM »
Solaris No Longer Free As In Beer

Oracle, having acquired Sun Microsystems, including its Unix, will no longer give away free Solaris licenses. Oracle also states that some features of its Oracle Solaris will not appear in OpenSolaris, which means OpenSolaris may start to die.

Oracle has started closing the 'free as in beer' shops of Sun Microsystem. According to reports the free Solaris operating system is no longer free of cost.

Rebranded Oracle Solaris, the UNIX OS will now be available for a 90 day trial version and then users have to pay to buy a license. Earlier, under Sun, the OS was available for free but users had an option to buy support from Sun. This may seem OK for enterprise customers as cost of OS is minuscule compared to cost of services. Companies like Oracle generate extremely thick revenues through services and support.

But bad news is for the community as Open Solaris has an uncertain future. Oracle has made clear that not all features from Oracle Solaris will be added to Open Solaris. Oracle may not even release the code of most of the new features of Oracle Solaris thus keep an edge over UNIX competitors and community version. While price factor does not matter much, the code factor does matter a lot.

Dan Roberts, director of Solaris product management at Oracle had earlier said, "There may be some things we choose not to open source going forward, similar to how MySQL manages certain value-add(s) at the top of the stack. It's important to understand the plan now is to deliver value again out of our IP investment, while at the same time measuring that with continuing to deliver OpenSolaris in the open."

Full Story: http://www.katonda.com/news/solaries-no-more-free-open-solaris-may-die/936/2010

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