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Unittest in Python

by Daniel Arbuckle | January 2010 | Open Source

In this article by Daniel Arbuckle, we shall:

  • Learn how to write and execute tests in the unittest framework
  • Learn how to express familiar testing concepts using unittest
  • Discuss the specific features that make unittest suitable for more complicated testing scenarios
  • Learn about of couple of Mocker's features that integrate well with unittest
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SOA Management—OSB (aka ALSB) Management

by Arvind Maheshwari Debu Panda | January 2010 | Oracle

Oracle acquired BEA systems in 2008 and post-acquisition Oracle SOA offerings includes AquaLogic product suite. AquaLogic product suite contains many components. In this article, we'll focus on the management of the core component of AquaLogic suite that is Oracle Service Bus (AquaLogic Service Bus before the acquisition).

In this article by Arvind Maheshwari and Debu Panda, we'll use the term OSB for Oracle Service Bus. We'll cover the following:

  • Introducing Oracle Service Bus—we'll introduce you to Oracle Service Bus and look at a typical deployment of Oracle Service Bus.
  • Discovery of Oracle Service Bus.
  • Monitoring of Oracle Service Bus. Besides monitoring of Oracle Service Bus, we'll introduce a model for monitoring services implemented using Oracle Service Bus.
  • Configuration, management for Oracle Service Bus.
  • Lifecycle management for Oracle Service Bus – Provisioning of services and projects.
  • Best practices for management of Oracle Service Bus.
  • Summary of what we have learned.
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Installing OpenVPN on Windows and Mac

by Markus Feilner | January 2010 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony Open Source

Installing OpenVPN is easy and platform independent. In this article by Markus Feilner, we will see how to install it on Windows Server, Vista, and Mac OS X. For both operating systems, there are software packages available that can be downloaded very easily from the relevant web sites.

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N-Way Replication in Oracle 11g Streams: Part 1

by Ann L. R. McKinnell Eric Yen | January 2010 | Oracle

This article series by Ann L.R. McKinnell and Eric Yen explains N-way replication using Oracle 11g Streams.

This article series covers the following:

  1. Planning for N-way replication
  2. Technique to avoid conflict
  3. The setup:
    • Configure replication from STRM1 to STRM2
    • Configure replication from STRM2 to STRM1
  4. Configure conflict resolution
  5. Expanding the example
  6. Rinse and repeat
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Developing Applications with JBoss and Hibernate: Part 1

by Francesco Marchioni | January 2010 | JBoss Java Open Source

In this article, by Francesco Marchioni, we will introduce Hibernate, which is the de facto standard object-relational mapping framework for Java applications. The Hibernate galaxy is quite large and needs a book of its own to be fully explored. Our mission will be to take over one sector of this galaxy, especially where Hibernate applications are managed by JBoss AS.

In this two-part article, we will cover the following topics:

  • A short introduction to Hibernate
  • Setting up our proof of concept for the Hibernate project
  • Reverse engineering a database schema into Hibernate POJOs and mapping files
  • Deploying the application to JBoss AS
  • Comparing the Hibernate technology with EJB 3 persistence (JPA)
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