Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 12-MAR-2014

Playing a little catch up this week, with part of the material drawn from the archives that didn’t make it into previous columns. Nothing out of date or lacking in quality, mind you, just not the very latest from the blogosphere.


From the Brendan Tierney - Oralytics Blog: ODM Graph Node new Feature.



OTN article: Speedy Perception trumps Speed Reception – on Smart Asynchronous Interactions in multi layered architectures

The Oracle Technology Network has just published my article on asynchronous interactions used in multi-layered architectures to free up resources and create at least the perception of speedy processing. This article describes how, by leveraging opportunities for asynchronous processing, at least the perceived responsiveness of our systems is likely to improve. Frequently, the actual scalability is also enhanced by making much better use of the parallel processing power of today’s CPUs and virtual machines and (more...)

Oracle Infogram 2014-03-11 08:52:00

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Oracle Magazine
The March - April 2014 issue of Oracle Magazine is now available.  Learn about updates to engineered systems, features of Oracle Database 12c and more. 

Google Glass Ethnography in Dubai

The Google Glass Ethnography continues, worldwide. I did not experience any negative reactions.

Wireframing an Oracle ADF Mobile app with style in Mexico. That…

Wireframing an Oracle ADF Mobile app with style in Mexico. That Usable Apps UX workshop is worldwide (AmsterdamChicagoDubaiLondon, MexicoReston, and not just Silicon Valley…). Find out more and how to join in at and And follow along on Twitter: @usableapps

Enjoy the Android Apps of AppsLab

After years of hounding from me, Noel (@noelportugal) made the jump to Android usage and development about a year ago. He started with a Nexus 7, the first generation one, but it wasn’t until he got a phone, the Moto X, that the transformation was complete.

So now, Noel is mixed ecosystem guy.

We’ve had Chromecasts since they were announced last year (they’re awesome), and with the recent release of the  (more...)

Oracle Support Infogram for 06-MAR-2014



From Oracle DBA - Tips and Techniques: Oracle Database 12c New Feature – Data Redaction.


From the ever-useful Pythianblog: Automating DataPump Export.


From the ever-wise Oracle Scratchpad: Predicate Order..


From Dimitri Gielis Blog (Oracle Application Express - APEX): APEX Listener => Oracle REST (more...)

Take a Mobile Strategy Survey

Editor’s note: Another cross-post from VoX, this one from Julian Orr. User experience works best when you understand your users. So, help us understand you and your mobile strategy by completing this painless and fun questionnaire.

What is your perspective on enterprise mobility? Tell us!
By Julian Orr, Oracle Applications User Experience

Is there a certain device capability, such as the ability to capture mobile signatures or remotely wipe a device, that is so (more...)

The Catch-22 of Emergency Alerts

About a month ago, I walked off a plane into the terminal at SJC. As I hiked that long walk to the exit, I heard a familiar and annoying sound, the Emergency Alert System sound.

The sound was muffled, and it took me a few more steps to realize it was my own phone bleating in my pocket. Somewhat embarrassed, I took it out and quickly dismissed the alert, which happened to be an AMBER (more...)

Oracle Infogram 2014-03-03 09:58:00

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

The CEO's Perfect Storm:  Demographics, Data and Devices Change Everything
Read Mark Hurd's views on the drastic changes we will see in the workplace in the next 5 to 10 years. 

Context: It’s Bananas! Lessons from @Scobleizer and Mexico

Robert Scoble (@scobleizer) told a Google Developer Group meetup recently about how the Ritz-Carlton Hotel near his home in Half Moon Bay, California offers a superb experience for guests by knowing more about them. 

Years ago, such knowledge was mined from wastebaskets in guests’ rooms after they’d checked out. The evidence was matched with guest records. Next time they checked in, guests would be astounded to find their favorite candy bar already (more...)

Complément : Le Red Cloud AR Systèmes

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 27-FEB-2014


Oracle on Solaris


From Proactive Support - Identity Management: Sustaining Engineer Release Announcment OIM Bundle Patches Released.


From the Java Platform Group, Product Management blog: Managing multiple Java versions.


From Proactive Support - WebCenter Content: Attend this (more...)

Lecture : Oracle Magazine Mars / Avril 2014

L'Oracle Magazine  de Mars / Avril 2014 est disponible.

Oracle Infogram 2014-02-25 13:31:00

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

Ellison Honors Steve Jobs at Business Hall of Fame
This is very different than my usual technical posts, but I think it is very worthwhile.  Be sure to watch the embedded video in the article to hear Larry give a touching tribute to his friend, Steve Jobs. 

Evènement : DB Innovation Day 2014

Cards and User Experience: Know When to Bold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em…*

Cards; a familiar, enduring and powerful paradigm in user experience. Card sorting exercises are widely used during design, and the use of cards in UIs is everywhere. Cards are a great way to organize information, chunk it up logically, and be a springboard for users to glance at the essence of information and visualizations, and then swipe from or flip over to get to more. Cards, tiles, bundles, infolets. Users ‘get’ (more...)

A Raspberry Pi Hackday

Editor’s note: Here’s a cross-post from VoX by Friend of the ‘Lab, Kathy Miedema, about a Raspberry Pi Hackday Noel (@noelportugal) organized and ran a couple weeks ago. The basic idea was to get developers up and running on the Pi quickly and have some fun.


New Oracle developers get a taste of Raspberry Pi
By Kathy Miedema, Oracle Applications User Experience

There is a team within the Oracle Applications User Experience (more...)

JDeveloper BPMN Bug: Activity Name conflict

This week in the BPM Adaptive Case Management workshop at the Oracle Fusion Middleware Community Forum I ran into a strange bug.

The background: earlier this week my own laptop broke down. So I had to borrow a laptop, what fortunately I could borrow from one of the presenters (thanks Guido). The thing is, though, that it runs on Ubuntu 12, so I ran my VM in VirtualBox 4.3 on Ubunty. Now actually that (more...)

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 20-FEB-2014


A couple of neat items from Jonathan Lewis at Oracle Scratchpad, as always:


From the Databaseadministrator workshop: How to recover a table in a pluggable database from a backup.

A lot of good hands on is starting to come out for 12c, both day to day operations and taking advantage of (more...)