Thursday, October 22, 2009

October CPU, Hyperion, Diagnosis, EBS, Morgan's Library

The October 2009 CPU is Out

This is another very important CPU to implement. Several high risk vulnerabilities are fixed in this CPU. Here's a good place to start working with it.

A word on one-off patching vs larger patchsets. Applying patches is rarely fun (ok, I admit it, it's never really fun, but I saw someone smile once while the files changes flew by on the screen). But it is good to recall that although one-off patches touch less code and thus seem to carry less risk, they lack the iterative testing that is done on larger collections of patches such as the CPU. Life is all about tradeoffs and compromises, so these factors are something to keep in mind.

Clouds of Hyperion

Sounds like poetry, albeit buzzword poetry. This posting at Tim Tow's blog looks to the future and a product to let you easily move things in and out of clouds.


The metaphor of clinical concepts and IT continues at Edgewater Technologies blog with this post on diagnosis. I've always liked medical metaphors in IT, particularly in performance optimization. One of my favorite aphorisms from medical diagnostics applies very well to performance problems:
If you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras. It's tempting to dig around in obscure internals and figure out some kind of latching linkages correlated to phases of the moon. But it's usually more productive to figure out what has changed and either improve it or change things back to the way they were before the problem.


This week at the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:

Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.0 Supported with Oracle E-Business Suite

E-Business Suite Release 12.1.1 Certified on Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)

Using Oracle Application Server 10g with E-Business Suite (OpenWorld 2009 Recap)

Morgan's Library

Kevin Closson points out a great resource this week, Morgan's Library. I don't think we've blogged about it here before. And now we have.

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