The Secret Project Emerges

Noel (@noelportugal) and Raymond have been working on a secret project. Here’s the latest:

eihgjagiThanks to AUX colleague and Friend of the ‘Lab, Rob Hernandez, for the 3D modeling.

So now you know why Noel bought the slap bands, but what goes in the case?

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If you’ve been watching, you might know already.

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LightBlue Beans from Punch Through Design

Those are LightBlue Beans from Punch Through Design (@punchthrough), h/t @ (more...)

AMIS Whitepaper User Experience Frameworks – Future of optimal UI development -

“ There’s A Lot More Behind This Pretty Face “

The whitepaper “User Experience Frameworks – Future of optimal UI development -” starts with an overview of user experience guidelines. These guidelines translate to additional UX requirements when designing and building a new user interface on modern systems. We will also discuss the two major architectural paradigms for user interface development, followed by an overview of the major frameworks and technologies used for implementing this architecture. (more...)

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 14-AUG-2014


OpenWorld

Each week leading up to OpenWorld we will be publishing various announcements, schedules, tips, etc. related to the event.

This week:


Oracle Support

We’ve reported before on the My Oracle Support Accreditation Series. The My Oracle Support blog lets us know about New Products Added to the series.

RDBMS


Performance

Oracle InMemory compared to indexing

In August 2014 Oracle released its RDBM 12.1.0.2 with a potentially useful and exiting new option: Database InMemory. Upon reading about it it became clear to me that this is a powerful option, worth examining deeper.

This blog will briefly describe what InMemory is and what it isn’t. The emphasis however is on practical examples. I didn’t have a real database at hand for some ultimate real life experience, but a local (more...)

Cloud Control authorization with Active Directory

About 2 months ago I wrote an article about setting up user authentication in Cloud control, based on their account in the Active Directory. As promised, here is the second part describing Cloud Control authorization with Active Directory.

A small recap about why this could be useful:

If your company is preferring Microsoft Active Directory (further named AD) as a source of truth (or at least you´re trying to) you should be using the AD (more...)

OTN Latin America Tour 2014 – Mexico

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The OTN network is designed to help Oracle users with community generated resources. Every year the OTN team organizes worldwide tours that allow local users to learn from subject matter experts in all things Oracle. For the past few years the UX team has been participating in the OTN Latin America Tour as well as other regions.  This year I was happy to accept their invitation to deliver the opening keynote for the Mexico City tour stop.

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Oracle Voice Debuts on the App Store

Editor’s note: I meant to blog about this today, but looks like my colleagues over at VoX have beat me to it. So, rather than try to do a better job, read do any work at all, I’ll just repost it. Free content w00t!

Although I no longer carry an iOS device, I’ve seen Voice demoed many times in the past. Projects like Voice and Simplified UI are what drew me to Applications User Experience, and it’s (more...)

Oracle Restart to autostart your oracle database, listener and services on linux.

Half a year ago, my colleague Remco wrote an article on auto starting the listener and the databases after a host reboot. As usual with Oracle, there are several solutions. In a previous job, I learned to appreciate Oracle Grid infrastructure to do the same. And then some more.

Oracle Grid Infrastructure can be downloaded and used for free. It serves many purposes, especially for ASM and RAC,but as it turns out, it can be (more...)

Fashion and Wearable Tech: We Don’t All Wear Overalls in Work

Big problem with wearable tech: It’s not particularly wearable.

Part of this failing is a clear lack of any fashion or sense of style evident in the current crop of wearable tech offered to the consumer. What chance then would using wearable tech for work have?

To use an analogy it seems as if wearable tech makers might think we all wear Star Trek uniforms or overalls to work and rely solely used character-based green-screen (more...)

Is #WearableTech Robust Enough? For Work? For Life?

I’m now on my third replacement Google Glass, second Pebble, have lost count of the number of FitBit issues, and don’t start me on the experience I’ve had with the Misfit Wearables Shine.

Since I’ve started using wearable technology in a serious way I have not a month free of grief caused by some major device component acting up or the whole shebang failing.

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Google Glass, FitBit, Shine, Pebble. A revolving door of issues (more...)

We Have Slap Bands

As part of a secret project Noel (@noelportugal) and Raymond are cooking up, Noel ordered some AppsLab-branded slap bands.

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The bands were produced by Amazing Wristbands (@AMZG_Wristbands), and Noel has nothing but good things to say about them, in case you’re looking for your own slap bands.

Anyway, I’m sure we’ll have some left over after the double-secret project. So, if you want one, let us know.

Find the comments.Possibly Related (more...)

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 07-AUG-2014


OpenWorld

It’s closing on us fast! From Proactive Support - Portals: Learn, Connect and Explore at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Security





RDBMS

Complément : Construire un catalogue de services

Oracle Infogram 2014-08-04 10:18:00

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

My Oracle Support Video Training Series
From the basics to more advanced topics, learn what you need to know about My Oracle Support.  See Note:603505.1 for a complete list. 

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 31-JUL-2013


Oracle and NFS


Testing

From flashdba: New section: Oracle SLOB Testing. And no, it’s not about finding people with soup stains on their shirt and giving them multiple choice exams with essay.

GoldenGate

GoldenGate Director Security, from Oracle DBA - Tips and Techniques.

VM

How Accurate Are Wearables for Running? Why Not Test It for Real?

How accurate are wearable devices for fitness? And does it matter?

There’s a lot of research out there to suggest there are issues with actual accuracy of what’s being recorded, and variances between different devices and what they measure too. If you use different fitness bands simultaneously you will no doubt have noticed some of this.

I’m a runner, and into tracking and measuring stuff, so I decided to test out my own wearables and (more...)

Complément : Réduction du temps de patching OMS


Depuis quelques semaines, la nouvelle version d' Oracle Enterprise Manager (12.1.0.4) ainsi que les bundle patches pour OMS sont disponibles.
Si vous prévoyez de d'appliquer ces patches et que la problématique d'arrêt de service vous concerne, il est désormais possible de réduire le temps d'arrêt.
Le document intitulé "Reducing Downtime While Patching Multi-OMS Environments" contient les instructions et les étapes pour cela.

Oracle Infogram 2014-07-28 09:58:00

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Source and Hire the Best Talent
Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service is the market leading solution that helps enterprises source, assess, and hire the best talent. In addition to automating the process for even the most complex global organization, Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service delivers insights to continuously improve talent acquisition efficiency and effectiveness.  Learn more at the Oracle Taleo Recruiting homepage. 

Fun : Une journée à Washington DC


A Smart Holster for Law Enforcement

So, back in January, Noel (@noelportugal) took a team of developers to the AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon in Las Vegas.

Although they didn’t win, the built some very cool stuff, combining Google Glass, Philips Hue, Internet of Things, and possibly a kitchen sink in there somewhere, into what can only be described as a smart holster. You know, for guns.

You read that right. This project was way out of our usual wheelhouse, which (more...)