Base64 Encode / Decode with Python (or WebLogic Scripting Tool)

I had to estimate the effort for decoding a Base64 encoded message. Honestly :) A reminder to self (and for others working in the dark spheres of lowest level integration).

 

Python / WLST

You can easily decode a Base64 message in Python. With WebLogic installed this obviously is working with WLST (also in offline mode). No imports, no nothing, no questions asked:

‘Base64Encoded_String’.decode(‘base64′)

Online (I am tempted to write PaaS :-) )

For a quick I-need-to-get-this-decoded solution try one of the online services such as

https://www.base64decode.org which is working pretty well for me.

Christmas Book Raffle

Win a free copy of Middleware and Cloud Computing

I just completed a 1 day Multi-Cloud Computing workshop in Nuremberg covering Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Oracle and Openshift – all the major clouds and how clouds impact software development.

Christmas is just a few weeks away and I am gifting 3 copies of my Middleware and Cloud Computing book.

 

All you need to do to participate is either share the Facebook posting:

 

or retweet the following tweet

Good luck!

No purchase required :-) no cash disbursement and/or an replacement of the prizes is possible,Deadline is Dec 19th, 2014.

Cloud Workshop (AWS, Google, OpenShift, Oracle, Rackspace, Netflix OSS, Docker)

Cloud Training Course

A fortnight ago I was running a hands-on cloud training day in Nuremberg covering the most important public clouds and how clouds change software development.

Feedback

I actually tried, but with 30 attendees I was even too busy to take a picture of the overcrowded room (the workshop was fully booked). Anyway, feedback forms say that 97% were very happy or happy with the workshop.

thanks!

ps. Don’t miss out the Christmas book raffle.

WebLogic Startup Customization: setUserOverrides.sh

Many people modify the setDomainEnv.sh file that specifies the core settings for a WebLogic domain, e.g. for adding debug or monitoring ports or additional switches for the JVM:

DOMAIN_HOME/bin/setDomainEnv.sh

I confess, I do the same for quick and dirty hacks, yet changes here will be overwritten during a domain upgrade. It’s much better to put such changes into the following config file:

DOMAIN_HOME/bin/setUserOverrides.sh

Your changes will remain even when updating a domain, also they will be respected by pack/unpack. Check out the official Oracle documentation.

DOAG Schulungstag 2014: Cloud Computing

DOAG Schulungstag 2014

 

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Cloud Computing und Public Clouds: Was Sie wissen müssen – gezeigt anhand von live und hands-on Beispielen

Den Teilnehmern werden herstellerunabhängige Grundlagen zum interessantesten Thema der letzten Jahre – Cloud Computing – vermittelt. Die Schulung beinhaltet die wichtigsten Public Cloud Provider wie Amazon, Google  und Oracle, sowie Netflix OSS, Openshift und Docker. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Technologie. Bereiche wie IaaS (Server mit SSDs und ¼ TB Hauptspeicher für 2€), hochverfügbarer Plattenspeicher, Datenbanken, Load Balancer usw. Ausserdem betrachten wir die Auswirkungen, die Cloud Computing mittlerweile auf den Softwareentwicklungsprozess und den Betrieb hat.

Zielgruppe:

Einsteiger und Teilnehmer mit mittlerem Wissen im Bereich Cloud Computing die sich mit dem Thema vertraut machen wollen, an der Technologie interessiert sind und einen Blick über den Oracle-Tellerand hinaus wagen!

Cloud-Computing und Public Clouds:
Was Sie wissen müssen – gezeigt anhand von Hands-on Beispielen.


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