Developer Experience: How Do We Improve

Introduction

In the first part of this series I introduced the concept of Developer Experience and why I think it is important that we start investing more into improving the Developer Experience.  In this part I will lay down some foundations on how this could be done.

The pillars of DX

Know your user (i.e. the developer)

Not all developers are alike.  You can see this within a company like Oracle: developers in the DataBase group (more...)

Developer Experience: What and Why

Introduction

For the past 2 years I have been trying to raise awareness of the concept of Developer Experience (DX) both inside and outside Oracle.  Over the next few days I will release a couple of blog posts delving deeper into this subject.  This first post will concentrate on what DX is and why I feel it is important that we invest in it.

What is Developer Experience

The concept of Developer Experience has existed for many years. (more...)

Back from PaaSForum

So, and now we're back in business after a splendid week in Split, Croatia, to meet with about 200 great, enthusiastic con-colleagues from the fields of SOA and Weblogic. It was the yearly OPN Partner Community Forum, ran by the great Jürgen Kress. He did a formidable job to collect many informatic sessions on the latest news and products from Oracle. We could meet with product managers, eat  and drink with them. To my surprise (more...)

Who Likes Me?

In my previous entry, Fun with Facebook, I described how to pull data from Facebook’s Graph API Explorer, organize it using NodeBox, and turn it into representations of friends, posts, and the “likes” that connect them. Here is the final result:

The final “Who Likes Me?” poster

The above image is a snapshot of a high-resolution poster with many fine details. One of my goals for this project was to create (more...)

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Fun With Facebook

I am often surprised by which of my Facebook posts are the most liked and by who likes what. I wondered: are there any interesting patterns there? Could I visualize them?

My next question (as always) was: could I get the data? Thanks to the rise of  the API economy I could. Companies have discovered it’s profitable to make their private data public. IT departments are splitting into private and public-facing sides. Public APIs (more...)

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GDC 2017: A Push toward Ethical & Accessible Alternate Realities

Raymond and I were fortunate to attend the Game Developers Conference this year. Compared to the previous year, the crowds were calmer and new sessions and summits were added to accommodate growing interests in VR and UX.  This year there seemed to be more focus on delivering (a) Inclusive and Accessible experiences as well as (b) building out Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality experiences.

The State of VR

Before we talk about about AR/MR and building (more...)

Start, Restart and stop OHS Components

In Fusion Middleware 12c the Oracle HTTP Server is now configured as SystemComponents within a Weblogic Domain. This can be embedded in a FMW Domain, like SOA, OSB, or WebCenter.  Or it can be in a stand alone domain.

When configured, there are scripts to start and stop the system components in the bin folder of the domain: startComponent.sh and stopComponent.sh.

These scripts first do a readDomain() to read the domain before actually (more...)

Oracle Code Behind the Scenes

The Oracle Code (@oracledevs) event series is going to 20 cities around the world, showcasing many Oracle Cloud Service offerings.

Oracle Code coming to a city near you!

The event at each city will have keynote sessions from various speakers, demo stations showing many of Oracle’s Cloud services, a code lounge for developers to check out some “hardware” linked and controlled through Oracle backend, and other partner booths.

AppsLab has been actively involved in these (more...)

Find Us at Oracle Code

Oracle Code (@oracledevs) begins tomorrow in San Francisco, and we’ll be there.

What is Oracle Code? Check out the video, which includes our Gadget Lab at HQ, robot arm demo, VR egg chair and Tony O giving a tour.

Specifically, Raymond (@yuhuaxie) and Mark (@mvilrokx) will be hosting IoT Workshops like they did during JavaOne and OpenWorld 2016. Also, Raymond’s Pac-Man on a String will be one of the (more...)

Art of Making

Art of Making

I caught up the making virus from our engineers, and, jointly with a fellow parent, volunteered to teach an “Art of Making” seminar at my daughter’s school (my friend’s son came up with the title). Our hope was to bring STEM, art, and design thinking together. (I am supposed to represent art and design thinking, but secretly dream of learning some STEM along the way).

There are about thirty different seminars that (more...)

Install and configure Oracle HTTP Server Standalone

Last week I had an assignment to install and configure Oracle HTTP Server as a reversed proxy in a DMZ. Many years ago I worked with Apache a little, so I had not have the details at hand.

Although installing and configuring the HTTP Server is not hard, I found that I had to do quite some searching around to get to all the essentials. To help you out, and to have it logged for (more...)