Winners of the Christmas Cloud Book Raffle

The winners for the yearly Christmas Book raffle were drawn. Three people won a copy of Middleware and Cloud Computing Book:

  • Jean-Nicola M. (drawn for FB retrweet)
  • @HeshamAboElMagd (retweet)
  • @ashish__awasthi (retweet)

 

Enjoy the book guys. It’s on the way already!

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.