UKOUG Tech16: “Oracle Forms: out of the browser, into the cloud!”

So, Oracle Forms is still alive and kicking and this while browsers are desupporting plugins.
In Oracle Forms 12c it's possible to run an application out of the browser.

Want to see how?  Come to our session: "Oracle Forms: Out of the browser, into the cloud".

We will show you what the possibilities are and how to configure this.

Guest lecture on Database Performance

A few weeks ago I got an invitation to give a guest lecture at the "AP Hogeschool" in Antwerp about "Database Performance".
I've already presented on conferences and teached some courses, but until now only for professionals. This would be the first time for students.

It would be for the "Software Engineering" course of 2nd year bachelor degree IT.
The students already learned about the Oracle database and should know SQL and PL/SQL.

OTN Appreciation Day : Functions returning record structures

Tim Hall, the man behind Oracle-base.com invited all Oracle bloggers to write a post about their favorite Oracle feature and this as a kind of appreciation of the Oracle Technolgy Network.

Contribute Summer Of Technology

It doesn't seems to(it's raining alot in Belgium at the moment), but summer is coming!
And summer brings... technology!

And that's why Contribute Group presents: Summer Of Technology

Summer Of Technology is a series of free workshops in July and August.
Twenty(!) workshops about innovative development, design and management tools.

And of course, several workshops about Oracle technologies:

Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional

Today I passed my exam for Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional(OCP)... Hurray!

Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service(ABCS)

Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service(ABCS) is generally available now.

ABCS is an all-in-one box: software development and database in one service.
Oracle ABCS provides a platform to not only create mobile and web applications in the cloud, but also deploy and host them in a cloud environment.

Development happens in a web browser on a intuitive way by drag&drop objects in a visual environment.

Looking back at the Oracle Forms 12c event organized by Contribute(28/01/2016)

The title of the Contribute event/seminar was "Oracle Forms 12c: Built to last".
Indeed, Forms is built to last.  It has been around for over 20 years and it's added to Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c, which is supported until 2023.

Oracle Forms is still running at a lot of Belgian companies looking at the turnout.

 

Topics were:

Oracle Forms 12c: support policy

Oracle did an update of the support document for Fusion Middleware.
Fusion Middleware 12c(12.2.x) is supported until October 2023(extended support).
Of course this includes Forms and Reports!


 

But you can also see that the premier support for Forms 11gR2 ends at the end of this year!
Just to remind you, the support is (almost)the same for premier and extended, but you'll have to pay an additional fee for extended support.

Oracle Forms 12c: Install

I can go explain the full installation, but to be honest, I followed the guides of ORACLE-BASE.  

 

These are the guides I followed to install Forms and reports:

Scripts “All Things Oracle” article on Oracle Live SQL

I've put the scripts of my All Things Oracle article "About functions, records and result cache" on Oracle Live SQL.  This makes it easier to test the code used in the article.  

I used the employees table from the HR demo schema for my examples which is already available in Live SQL, so you don't have to create anything but the functions used in the scripts.

I've created 4 scripts: