Hi there, remember me? Wow, April was a busy month for us, and looking ahead, it’s getting busy again.
Busy is good, and also good, is the emergence of new voices here at the ‘Lab. They’ve done a great job holding down the fort. Since my last post in late March, you’ve heard from Raymond (@yuhuaxie), Os (@vaini11a), Tawny (@iheartthannie), Ben (@goldenmean1618) and Mark (@mvilrokx).
But with some trial and error (more...)
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.
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...)
But of course we're very curious on how to install it. Do I have to unzip it into my FMW_HOME? Is there a nice Oracle Installer that I can run silently? No, none of that: it comes as a set of OPatch patches on SOASuite 12.2.1:
- p22189824_122100_Generic.zip: OPatch containing Oracle Real-Time Integration Business (more...)
l_schema_name varchar2(30) := 'MY_SCHEMA';
l_table_name varchar2(30) := 'A_TABLE';
cursor c_cols is
from all_tab_columns col
where col.table_name = l_table_name
and col.owner = l_schema_name
Vinyl record sales increased by more than 50 per cent last year, writes Stephen Witt
When I find myself making the same observation fairly frequently, that’s a good impetus to write a post based on it. And so this post is based on the thought that there are many analogies between:
- Oracle and the Oracle DBMS.
- IBM and the IBM mainframe.
And when you look at things that way, Oracle seems to be swimming against the tide.
Drilling down, there are basically three things that can seriously threaten Oracle’s market (more...)
At the time, I and other QS heads rather smugly enjoyed the lack of social media sharing capability. After all, it’s quantified “self.“ Self. Got it?
Yet, I admit I was a fan of fitness selfies and sharing them on social media. So, after (more...)
The Vector Watch is a British design, with development and product offices in Bucharest and Palo Alto. It looks awesome, something that can be worn by the most fashionable people around, and packs a mighty user experience.
The sophisticated, stylish appearance of the watch screams quality. Perhaps this is the qualitative self to match the quantitative side of our sense of well-being, but regardless, the Vector Watch tells us that wearable tech is coming (more...)
Seems like Queen Elizabeth I may have been they wearable tech pioneer of sorts, as alluded to by Chris Horn (@chrisjhorn) in his Irish Times article, History of wearable devices links watches and Fitbit range. That this innovative device was a clock, or watch should come as no surprise. Timekeeping devices have been evolving for milenia, and the story of the wristwatch is fascinating.
Where better to explore glanceable UIs now the UX du jour (more...)
Mike Stonebraker and Larry Ellison have numerous things in common. If nothing else:
- They’re both titanic figures in the database industry.
- They both gave me testimonials on the home page of my business website.
- They both have been known to use the present tense when the future tense would be more accurate.