UKOUG Tech & EBS Conference - Middleware Stream Suggestions
27 Nov 2009 by Simon Haslam (in Events)
Well, the UKOUG Technology & E-Business Suite annual conference has come around again quickly and starts on Monday. Each day has 14(!) streams running in parallel, focussed on database, development, middleware, business intelligence and E-Business Suite. For middleware enthusiasts this year there is 1 dedicated stream on Monday and 2 each on Tuesday and Wednesday... and lots of good stuff to see!
If you are able to attend it's well worth planning your sessions in advance - many is the time I've been to a conference and only noticed a session I would have liked to have seen afterwards. You can also build up a personalised agenda online and then use it to print a list of your sessions. Note: it handily allows you to pick more than one session for a given time slot so if you're undecided you can choose on the day.
So, on to the middleware content. There are Oracle Middleware Keynotes at the start of all three days - so even if you're only attending one day you'll hear strategic information from the people at the top! Let's start with those:
- Monday: OFM 11g: Functional Highlights and Business Value Drivers - John Aisien
- Tuesday: Fusion Middleware Application Server Strategy - Update to 11g and beyond - Mike Lehmann
- Wednesday: Oracle SOA Suite 11g: Overview and roadmap - Hugo Brand
I won't go through all the presentations on the agenda, but just pick out some that should be well worth attending:
Rule Based Event Processing for Congestion and Pollution Monitoring: This caught my eye it describes a protoype for a practical implementation of the new CEP functionality in SOA 11g (which I've still not got my head around yet!)
Tales from the WebLogic Front Line: I'm looking forward to this session which sounds like it will be full of war-stories!
Building Dynamic Oracle Application Server Environments with Oracle VM: Mike first presented this at the September UKOUG AS & MW SIG - it's a great introduction to OVM (a product increasingly relevant to middleware administrators) and Mike tells me he's been updating it for the latest release.
Authentication, SSO, and Authorisation for WebLogic Server Applications: This looks like how we integrate WebLogic with Oracle's Identity Management products.
Managing Oracle Connection in WebLogic with RAC and Data Guard: Alex is a very bright guy and this is bound to have some good demonstrations.
WebLogic Suite 11g - A look under the hood: all the latest and greatest WLS stuff from senior product management!
OPSS Introduction and best practices: unfortunately I'm not going to be able to get to this session as it clashes with ADF EMG. OPSS is the evolution of what was going to be JPS (in OC4J-based OFM 11g) and BEA's CSS and is the foundation for implementing security in 11gR1. Well worth finding out more.
- Masterclass - WebLogic Server for Oracle Application Server Administrators: I will be explaining all the important new concepts, along with demonstrating an installation of OFM 11g starting from an clean OS and ending up with a deployed ADF app (i.e. comparable to an OAS Web and Java install type). As the title suggests, I will try to compare the OFM 11g/WebLogic way of doing things with OAS (especially 10.1.3) throughout, to hopefully show that much of what you already know about OAS will help with WLS. I'll also highlight some of the nice new WebLogic features too! No previous experience of WebLogic is required.
- Getting the best out of Hardware Load Balancers: the first session purely about hardware load balancers at an Oracle conference? Quite possibly.
There are several round-table discussion sessions at the conference. For exmaple, you might like:
- Application Server and Middleware Roundtable: come along for an informal round-table chat about any App. Server questions or issues you want to get off your chest.
- ADF Enterprise Methodology Group: Grant Ronald, Sten Vesterli and others will be along to talk about best practices in ADF development and deployment. All welcome.
I look forward to seeing any readers of this blog - so do drop by and say hello!