I struggled a little bit this morning, for the first time in a few days the alarm woke be up with a start. I'm not sure my brain was ready. Kudos to those that tackled the 5k, I had the energy a few days ago...
Printing with node.js
Dimitri provided a great intro to help us all understand what node.js is all about and how to learn more, covering
- Installing node
Day 1? Really, is that all? There are so many things going on it feels like day 3.
And I'm not even participating in everything since I'm also coming back to do some family time each day.
I gave this a go this morning after not being able to find Kent on the first day. It was interesting and there were some good exercises that everyone should consider doing in the morning, though (more...)
If you're at Kscope15 (even if you're not!), do you realise there is another set of conversations going on beyond the talks and beyond the between-session banter?
It's online of course, and it's on Twitter. It's live; it's interactive; and it's worth 'listening' to, if not contributing as well.
Visit this URL to read what's going on, even if you're not registered.https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Kscope15
It might change your mind on registering for (yet (more...)
Kscope15 officially kicked off on Sunday with a set of symposiums, I stayed in the APEX room the whole day, though I really wanted to hear what Steven Feuerstein had to say after lunch in the other room. I also hear a great discussion was had in the ADF room on tablet first vs mobile first.
APEX Episode 5 (A new frontier)
Joel Kallman kicked off the movie themed symposiums with a great talk about (more...)
I'm no patriot, and I'm certainly not American.
I'm somewhat of a pacifist, but I appreciate the efforts of the brave in years past. I certainly felt an urge to to shake the hands of some of the aging veterans we saw as we passed the WWII memorial.
What moved me most, however, was walking through the Lincoln memorial.
There was some amazing prose on those walls. Considered words, unbiased by the various media of (more...)
Boston is a nice city, smaller than expected but full of culture.
The weather was great for us and we took one of the Duck tours which took off from right outside our hotel.
We don't get much in the way of American history in Australian schools, and most of what I know comes from movies or general interest. We had an amazing character driving our duck, a fella named Tim (more...)
Boy that was a long trip.
Sure, Perth to Dubai was 11 hours but on a brand new half full Airbus it wasn't so bad, even if we didn't get in early to move away from the bulk head seats. The leg room was handy while bubba was awake, but arm rests that don't fold up made it harder to get her to sleep.
I think though the most boring part was the 3 hour (more...)
At some point during APEX development you may find yourself putting an Oracle APEX page within an iFrame.
Just recently I did just that and came across an error I expected to see, but a little curious as to how it presented itself.
Refused to display '//myserver.com.au/ords/f?p=SAGE:1023:30559832045078' in a frame because it set 'X-Frame-Options' to 'DENY'.
Googling the last half of the message returns some interesting (more...)
Kscope15 is insanely close and I'm very excited to be making the journey this year.
A few months ago I made a list of presentations that piqued my interest to try encourage a business colleague to come along. Maybe this list will encourage someone to join what I understand to be the world's best conference for APEX developers.
The APEX topics listed in full herehttp://kscope15.com/component/seminar/seminarslist?Itemid=57&topicsid=2
The links below go directly to the (more...)
I'm sure we've all done it at some point or another, used some "feature" in the database you're probably not meant to.
Interactive reports still have a few misgivings prior to APEX 5 so some tried to utilise gReport object, since it was available in the generated page but undocumented - which in Oracle speak means that they're more than entitled to change behaviour in future without telling or supporting you.
I understand htmldb_Get put (more...)
Attention Perth Oracle technologists.
I'll be giving a dry run of my Kscope talk
to the user group in Perth on May 28th, which happens to be the deadline for us to submit copies of our sessions to ODTUG.
So if you're in Perth, have any form of interest in APEX - come by the Oracle offices in near Kings Park by 8am, or come a bit earlier for a feed.Evidence-Based APEX: Building Better Practices
The polish that comes with APEX 5 also extends to the generic login screen used for the Open Door Credentials
This scheme is great for testing. It allows you to log into the application by supplying just a username, as if you logged in normally - saving on user management in test servers.
The login screen used isn't page 101, but a generic page generated via wwv_flow_custom_auth_std.login_page. Prior to APEX 5 the page (more...)
I love podcasts. I listen to a few good science shows every week and I've been looking for some decent software related shows, and this one hits the subject matter right on the head.
Juergen states he hopes to interview many developers from the APEX team, offering perhaps a recording per month. Not limiting (more...)
There are some stickers are out there causing quite the sensation
in the Oracle APEX Twitter community. Check it out and join the conversation.
A couple of weeks ago I received my sticker from the master dealer, Juergen
, so I thought I'd share my pimped up laptop, complete with sticker friend.
|Pimp my laptop|
Fun fact: the photo was taken on the same grass that formed my blog's title image.
And now I also learn (more...)
Tonight I stayed up way past my bedtime (well, in the days of writing a book and Kscope presentations, midnight isn't that
I watched and listened to Shakeeb Rahman from the APEX team on an ODTUG webinar
, which was recorded and available for ODTUG members.
I did, however, take some notes. I thought I'd share:
Not shy about reference to Douglas Adams.
Theme can be (more...)
This is why I can't do webinars
from my current home.
The upload speed is no doubt way too slow to cater for voice and screencast. Unfortunately I also seem to be in quite the dead spot for 4G wireless connection.
Download speed might
be enough to support the streaming services recently launched in Australia, but I know ABC's iView
does stutter occasionally so I think I'll still have to wait (more...)
Have you discovered the OTech Magazine
This magazine is a brainchild of Douwe Pieter van den Bos
and is now five quarterly issues young. The "Winter 2014" is a bumper issue this time, plenty of reading during various downtime that's typically afoot. The season in particular deserves quotes, since outside my home it's currently 39C.
I hope to publish something again next issue, should I find the time between a couple of other projects. (more...)
There was movement at the station, for the word had passed aroundThat the APEX version 5 will become available.
I've jumped the gun
before, but this message is taken direct from the apex.oracle.com site:
No doubt you've heard the news already, but I had to chuckle a little today as I did about an hour's work on a 3.2 environment. After playing with APEX 5 EA3, it was like jumping (more...)
I've finally bitten the bullet and disabled the Google+ commenting mechanism from this blog. I promised this in my 2014 annual review
, and I figure I might as well not wait.
When Google announced they would integrate Google+ with blogger, it sounded like a good idea at the time. However it required that commenters needed a Google+ account as opposed to having a number of authentication options.
Unfortunately this means the many comments made (more...)