We talked about the intriguing invisible index feature last week, here is an item on using it for Exadata at The Oracle Instructor: Invisible Indexes & Exadata. I definitely recommend looking into invisible indexes and testing them out so you are ready to use them if you run into a performance problem on prod and need to make some discreet changes that won't effect your business application.
Oracle's Security Inside Out blog fills us in on Shady RAT. We're not in Kansas any more, Toto. In fact, we might have spies on the system right now capturing intellectual property. If you haven't reviewed security for a while, now is definitely the time: Shady RAT Raises the Ante on Data Breaches.
Oracle's SOA Governance@work blog offers us a demo on: Monitoring SOA Infrastructure Components Using Enterprise Manager Grid Control.
From the Oracle E-Business Technology blog this week:
Java and JDeveloper
Something slips outt, it flies around the house, it lands. You know that's not going to end well. Catching bugs that cause race conditions. An interesting article at the Java Specialists' Newsletter: Implicit Escape of "this"
The tastily named: 'burek for breakfast' blog posts about the OpenJDK bug process: A bug's life
Running JDeveloper and want to hack things to run on Mac? Shay Shmeltzer's Weblog is the place to go: Installing JDeveloper on Mac OS X Lion (10.7)
A couple of books out of late, and some positive reviews, by the looks of it. First the more general interest: Oracle 11g R1/R2 Real Application Clusters Essentials reviewed at the Oracle Performance and Backup Blog.
Then a welcome addition to a pretty specialized realm, but it's an area that is poised for massive growth: New Book: ECM and Electronic Health Records, at the bexhuff blog.