Am I the only one that often tries to make solutions far more difficult than needed? My first approach to any challenge is likely the most complicated thing I could create. For example, I was working on something with Oracle Apex last week. Came up with what I thought was a nifty new feature and started building. After the equivalent of several hundred lines of code, I had something that worked...just not as well (more...)
Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing plenty of information relating to Oracle OpenWorld. Mostly on this blog or via my Twitter account (@fteter). As always, I try to share information in an accurate and a positive way. I'm an Oracle fan, but I always try to balance that with accuracy and honesty. In that spirit, it's important for me to make some disclosures about my attendance at OOW14.
I'm attending on "The King's (more...)
Bronchitis. I catch it a lot. Rotten experience. It's like an invisible elephant is sitting on your chest. And the drugs are mind-numbing. Got it now. Shivering under a blanket in 90 degree weather. But, it'll pass. And, in the meantime, if I write something weird...well, let's blame it on the drugs, OK?
Had a chat with a dear old friend this week. Middle-manager for a Fortune 500 corporation. Big Oracle customer. Lots of (more...)
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Stitching matters. Stitching holds disparate components and materials together in a form something close to what we had in mind as a solution to a problem. Could be clothes. Could be wicker baskets. In the tech world, stitching things together typically involves integrating components or services together into a unified solution. And it matters. A lot.
I have a few applications on my mobile platforms that rely on integrated (more...)
As we continue to see more inroads made by cloud and SaaS technology, I have to admit to a downside...what can I work with in my local lab.
My local lab consists of two iMacs, an Apple Airbook, several arrays of 1-TB external hard drives from OWC, and a serious effort in leveraging virtual machines (I'm personally a VMware fan). It wasn't too long ago that I could run most Oracle technology on my (more...)