Developing a solid business case for going to a conference is not always easy. Most of the time the company culture dictates the succes-rate of your attempt.
The necessity for your own development is of great importance to you but is most of the time not the prevailing factor for the company. So how to convince your manager that it is of vital importance for the company that you will attend the conference ?
One of the drives for (more...)
We are back in Las Vegas again for Oracle Modern Customer Experience Conference! Instead of talking to customers and partners, we had the honor of chatting with UNLV Lee graduate students (@lbsunlv) and getting their feedback on how we envision the future of work, customers experience, marketing and data security.
We started off with Noel showing the portable Smart Office demo, including the Smart Badge, that we debuted at OpenWorld in October, (more...)
As part of our push to do more international research, I hopped over to Europe to show some customers VR and gather their impressions and thoughts on use cases. This time it was at OBUG, the Oracle Benelux User Group, which was held in Arnhem, a refreshing city along the Rhine.
Given that VR is one of the big technologies of 2016, and is posed to play a major role in the future of (more...)
Oracle offers a fine machine called the X5-2. Not to be confused with the ODA X5-2, which comes with sophisticated database software. The X5-2 is just bare metal.
The X5-2 is a 1HE 2 socket Intel machine with limited configuration options in terms of processor speed, number of cores and storage.
I will show you how to install Oracle VM Server software without even having a dvd drive for the installation disk, nor a hard (more...)
And did you like it? Hardly possible to miss I think. It kept me nicely busy for a few hours. Got some great examples, and this one is purely based on css and unnumbered lists in combination with anchors. Unfortunately the menu worked with non-classed <ul>, <li> and <a> tags. So embedding the css, caused my other elements to be redefined. (It even redefined the padding of all
But with some trial and error (more...)
In this series of blogs about Continuous Delivery and the Oracle database, I describe how to automate deployments (installations). In the previous two Blogs I have described the tools and techniques used to create and install migration scripts.
In this Blog I will describe the ‘(un)happy flow’ for a database deployment: what to do if the deployment (installation) is correct (the ‘happy flow’) and what to do if it goes wrong (the ‘unhappy flow’)?
At last wearable technology makers are getting it: The fashion or style dimension of wearable tech (or #fashtech) is critical to user acceptance and market success.
They’re all at it now, hiring fashionistas left, right, and center to consult on, design, and wear their wearables. The hot wearabletech space at the moment is, of course, smartwatches with seemingly everyone offering a device (Swiss Army?) while now considering impact of how fashionable (more...)
We know that user experience (UX) is increasingly an emotional concept and we need to design accordingly.
UX is about how people feel about using applications. User experience design also enables us to express emotion too: Just look at the growth in popularity of emoji for example.
Here’s another emotional design feature I like: the Digital Touch capability on the Apple Watch that lets you share your own very heartbeat with another Apple Watch (more...)
My Oracle Public Cloud DBaaS instance did not respond. On closer investigation, it turned out to be down. Mounting the database ended with an ORA-3113 End of Communication Channel. Investigation of the startup log and the database alerts indicated that no new archive log files could be created. The DBaaS instance is in archive log mode – and has created quite a chunk of archive log files over the last few months – now causing (more...)
Some months ago I worked on a project where we thought it would be a good idea to use multiple guaranteed restore points to be able to navigate through time back and forth. Sadly we ran into some unexpected behaviour of the Fast Recovery Area.
This was basically a consolidation project. A rather complicated one: many tables had to be read from five other databases and its data needed to be inserted into the (more...)
Transferring data between technologies and application tiers is done using various formats – binary, native on the one hand and open, text based such as CSV, XML and JSON on the other. Use of JSON is rapidly growing as a growing number of platforms and technologies provides support for JSON.
I recently was working on a Node.js application that exposed a REST API to HTTP consumers. The consumers could send POST requests with a (more...)
JMS is perfect for setting transaction boundaries and in OSB it is pretty clear on how JMS transactions are handled. However in SOASuite using the JMS adapter by default the SOA Infrastructure is handling your JMS transactions, messages are removed from the queue rightaway because the Get's are Auto-acknowledged. If something fails, you would expect that messages are rolledback to the JMS queue and eventually moved to the error queue. But, by default, not with (more...)
Last week, @Benbendig and I were in Las Vegas for COLLABORATE. We ran two studies which focuses on two trending topics in tech: bots and virtual reality!
Bot Focus Group
Our timing for the bot study was perfect! The morning we were to run our focus group on bots in the workplace, Facebook launched it’s (more...)
In the previous Blog I have described how to implement CD for an Oracle database by using migration scripts.
In this Blog I will describe how to create migration scripts (automagically).
This is the more simple case because you need them less often. There are various data compare tools which create scripts to migrate the differences between a source and target schema:
• dbForge Data Compare for Oracle, v3.7 Express (free)
In this Blog I will explore the possibilities to apply Continuous Delivery (CD) for the Oracle database.
What is Continuous Delivery?
The introduction on Wikipedia Continuous Delivery says:
“Continuous delivery (CD) is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time. It aims at building, testing, and releasing software faster and more frequently. The approach helps reduce the cost, time, and (more...)
My objective: be able to very quickly run Node.js applications that can connect to an Oracle Database – with minimal disturbance of my laptop environment (Windows 7).
The solution discussed in this article: use Vagrant on Windows – together with VirtualBox – to create a Linux Host VM, install Docker in that VM and provision a Docker Container with Oracle Linux 7, Node.js and the node-oracle package (the Oracle Database Driver) with the (more...)
I frequently create a wlst script, that needs properties. Not so exciting, but how to do that in a convenient way, and how to detect in a clean way that properties aren't set?
You could read a property file like described here
. The basics are to use in fact Java to create a properties object and a FileInputStream to read it:
#Script to load properties file.
from java.io import File
from java.io import (more...)