How to use Organizational Units on Oracle BPM 11g

In BPM projects, Organizational Units (OU) describes the departments or offices into a company that are involved in a business process. These departments or user groups maybe are not in...

Wrong timezone causes TopLink warning in SOA suite

From time to time we discovered SOA installations that got this little TopLink warning in the SOA server log every minute: [TopLink Warning]: 2012.01.18 15:35:24.946--UnitOfWork(353329123)--java.lang.NullPointerException (String.java:147) at oracle.toplink.internal.platform.database.oracle.TIMESTAMPHelper.extractTimeZone(TIMESTAMPHelper.java:140) at oracle.toplink.platform.database.oracle.Oracle9Platform.getTIMESTAMPTZFromResultSet(Oracle9Platform.java:173)...

Oracle VM in VirtualBox

Oracle VM in VirtualBox sounds a bit wrong, why would you like to do server virtualization within desktop virtualization? Well, the performance might not be very good, but being able...

WebLogic and Database connection issues

Database connection issues could sometimes be hard to solve for a middleware administrator. Below are three scenarios that we have run into, and that are easy to check, now that...

Cook a SOA/BPM Development Environment with Chef in 8 minutes!

After have installed Oracle SOA Suite over and over again, you start to finding out that these are boilerplate tasks and do not generate much value, because this are only...

Using RDAs health check

How can you know that your SOA installation is healthy? One thing is patching – you must read notes on MOS or search MOS for suitable patches (or let EM12c...