The Age of Tech: Diversity and Tech Employment in Silicon Valley

(A longer, original, version of my Silicon Valley Letter published in the Irish Times of July 10, 2014)

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Rodney Dangerfield cover art for No Respect album, sourced from WikiPedia as fair use. Copyright acknowledged.

“You’ll know all about it when you hit 40”, I joked, straining my eyes to spot my name on an ID badge for the International Multilingual User Group (IMUG) meetup at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.

After (more...)

Huddled Masses 2.0: Skype Dads and Instagram Moms

Empathizing with tech worker immigration in the Valley requires a broad perspective.

(A longer version of my Silicon Valley Letter, published in the Irish Times of September 4, 2014)

Emigrants Leave Ireland by Henry Doyle 1868. Public domain image sourced from WikiPedia.

After an event at Facebook HQ’s appropriately addressed 1 Hacker Way in Menlo Park, I caught a corporate shuttle bus to Palo Alto train station.

I found myself in the (more...)

FTPS with PL/SQL

Doing a FTP-job with PL/SQL is not difficult.
A basic implementation of RFC 959 can be written in a few hundred lines. See for instance ORACLE-BASE, How to FTP with Oracle PL/SQL or Oracle FAQ’s
But what if you want to secure your FTP transmission. Google doesn’t find any PL/SQL solutions, only java solutions with a PL/SQL wrapper.
Securing FTP transmission can be done in two ways: SFTP and FTPS.
SFTP stands for SSH (more...)

ADF and service dependencies

In order to keep the business-IT gap manageable, it is important for analysts, designers and architects to know what their implemented application landscape actually looks like. An important part of this is insight in dependencies between different components. In my previous blog post I’ve described how service dependencies can be determined. In this blog post I will provide a script for analyzing which services are called by ADF pages. Keep in mind both analyses are executed on (more...)

Complément : Chargeback

A lire, l'article de Cap Gemini sur Enterprise Manager 12c, le Metering et le Chargeback :
http://www.capgemini.com/blog/capgemini-oracle-blog/2014/09/oracle-cloud-billing-with-metering-and-chargeback

Oracle Infogram 2014-09-29 11:36:00

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2014-7169

Security Alert  CVE-2014-7169 addresses a publicly disclosed vulnerability affecting GNU Bash. GNU Bash is a popular open source command line shell incorporated into Linux and other widely used operating systems. This vulnerability affects multiple Oracle products. This vulnerability may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e. it may be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password. A remote (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld & JavaOne Review bijeenkomst – 16 oktober

Datum     donderdag 16 oktober
Tijd           16.30 – 21.00
Kosten      gratis

AMIS organiseert voor het negende achtereenvolgende jaar de Oracle OpenWorld & JavaOne Review bijeenkomst, waarin uitgebreid verslag wordt gedaan van deze conferenties, die van 28 september tot en met 4 oktober in San Francisco plaatsvinden.

De Oracle OpenWorld Review wordt verzorgd door AMIS-medewerkers die dit jaar de conferentie bezoeken en daar ook zelf presenteren. (more...)

AMIS wins Oracle Specialized Partner of the Year 2014 – EMEA Middleware

We are proud to share with you AMIS has won the ByluZ7yIYAAZ0QS.jpg-largeOracle Specialized Partner of the Year 2014 – EMEA Middleware. To the left a picture of our CEO Paul Uijtewaal and CTO Lucas Jellema after receiving this award at  Oracle Open World in San Fransisco.

We are very proud to get this recognition from Oracle and it proves our effort in innovative and high-tech projects is being noticed.

 

The award is foremost is the (more...)

#FashTech Fail: Awaiting that Kate Moss Glastonbury Moment

This tumblr post is the full version of the Silicon Valley Letter published in the Irish Times on September 25, 2014.

Street-savvy readers of a certain age will remember the incongruity of an early rap gig in Ireland: Public Enemy at the Trinity Ball in 1988. Puzzlement at the time over the dinner-plate-sized clock worn around the neck of rapper Flavor Flav (a symbol for the preciousness of time ) resonates with current public bewilderment (more...)

Découverte : Workshop Enterprise Manager

Oracle France propose début octobre un workshop permettant de découvrir; à travers 6 ateliers de manipulation,  la solution Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control.

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 25-SEP-2014


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OakTable always has a conference within the conference with some leading lights of the RDBMS world. From Kyle Hailey: Agenda for Oaktable World 2014, located at Creativity Museum

From Oracle Fusion Middleware: You are invited! See (more...)

Annonce : MySQL & Enterprise Manager

Oracle a annoncé l'extension des capacités d'Oracle Enterprise Manager à superviser des bases de données MySQL.

Plus d'informations :

Startups: When to Do The G-word Thing

Startups face a bunch of issues: fundraising, creating a vision, crafting a strategy, putting people and processes in place to make that MVP, tightening the product-market fit, and the rest. With all that going now, how do they avoid the lure of focusing only on local markets?

Yup, the G-word is coming. So, how do startups globalize? And, what can they learn from each other?

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There’s been great interest here in Silicon Valley on (more...)

JMS Properties in BPM Suite

Lately I needed to transfer messages from OSB to BPM Suite. The setup was that OSB calls a Webservice implemented by a Mediator component that publishes the message on a JMS queue. The webservice request contains a mesage header and a message payload. The payload published as the JMS message-content, but the message header elements were added as custom JMS-properties to the message. How to do that is quite easy and described for instance in (more...)

Service VersionInfo in OSB

When deploying a SCA project (SOASuite or BPMSuite) from JDeveloper you'll be asked to provide a version number. Often when deploying using a script (ANT or Maven) based deployment to a test, acceptance or production environment, the used deployment-framework may use a release number for the versions of the different composites. Besides the support of different versions of composites to reside side-by-side in SOASuite, this is convenient, because this way you know what version of (more...)

U2 and the Power of the Cloud: It’s Not About the Device

A reminder, based on the recent furor over the distribution of a U2 album from the cloud on to Apple devices. Cloud power, for sure.

But, cloud power is not about the device.

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Shame this ad turned out to be a hoax. It contains (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne 2014 Cometh

This time next week, we’ll be in the thick of the Oracle super-conference, the combination of Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne.

This year, our team and our larger organization, Oracle Applications User Experience, will have precisely a metric ton of activities during the week.

For the first time, our team will be doing stuff at JavaOne too. Anthony (@anthonyslai) will be talking about the IFTTPi workshop we built for the Java team for MakerFaire back in May (more...)

When to use the Oracle Database In-Memory option?

The application and usage of the Oracle Database In-Memory has been described by Pom Bleeksma in this post. Oracle Database In-Memory can result in huge improvement in application query performance. This post will answer the question: “what would be an optimal situation for using the Oracle Database In-Memory feature?” The most predictable answer for these kind of questions is “it depends”. It is advisable to consult an expert before investing in this feature since (more...)

Partners and Developers: Cloud APIs from Dublin to San Francisco

Today’s developer ecosystem is one defined by the cloud. APIs, web services, GitHub, EngineYard, Heroku, PaaS, IaaS, Ruby, Python, PHP and more, are all part of today’s developer conversation; words unheard of just a few years ago.

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The ability to build and integrate in the cloud is a developer differentiator. The old client-server assumptive days of developers writing UIs on top of each operating system and then making calls to static and (more...)

Development Community in Ireland: Scaling the Summit

I first attended the Web Summit in 2009. Since then, it’s grown not only in breadth of the stages offered, but in depth too, and now includes even sport, music, film and food summits too.  There’s something for everyone in tech to relate to, in practical ways.

Web Summit logo, by permission

I’m glad to see that the developer outreach figures so prominently during the event with the introduction of the Builders Summit, and that diversity is at the (more...)