Glorious Data Visualizations for Your Friday

If you’ve read here for more than a hot minute, you’ll know that I love me some data visualization.

This love affair dates back to when Paul (@ppedrazzi) pointed me to Hans Rosling’s (@hansrosling) first TED talk. I’m sure Hans has inspired an enormous city of people by now, judging by the 8 million plus views his TED talk has garnered. Sure, those aren’t unique view, but even so.

There’s an interesting (more...)

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 16-OCT-2014


RDBMS


Services

A good metaphor on services at LinkedIn from Albert Barron: Pizza as a Service.


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Java

Mind Control?

Editor’s note: Hey look, a new author. Here’s the first post from Raymond Xie, who joined us nearly a year ago. You may remember him from such concept demos as geo-fencing or Pebble watchface. Raymond has been busy at work and wants to share the work he did with telekinesis. Or something, you decide. Enjoy.

You put on a headband, stare at a ball, tilt your head back-forth and left-right . . . the ball navigates through a (more...)

Here We Grow Again

Cheesy title aside, the AppsLab (@theappslab) is growing again, and this time, we’re branching out into new territory.

As part of the Oracle Applications User Experience (@usableapps) team, we regularly work with interaction designers, information architects and researchers, all of whom are pivotal to ensuring that what we build is what users want.

Makes sense, right?

So, we’re joining forces with the Emerging Interactions team within OAUX to formalize a (more...)

Did You See Our Work in Steve Miranda’s Keynote?

Last week at OpenWorld, a few of our projects were featured in Steve Miranda’s (@stevenrmiranda) keynote session.

Jeremy (@jrwashley) tweeted the evidence.

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Debra (@debralilley) noticed too. I wasn’t able to attend the keynote, so I found out thanks to the Usable Apps (@usableapps) Storify, which chronicled “Our OpenWorld 2014 Journey.”

And today, I finally got to see the video, produced by Friend of the (more...)

Fun : Destination Mars !

Et voilà mon Boarding Pass pour Mars !
Demandez le votre


ESP8266 – Cheap WiFi for your IoT

About a month ago, hackaday.com broke the news of a new Wifi chip called ESP8266 that costs about $5. This wireless system on a chip (SoC) took all the IoT heads (including me) by surprise. Until now if you wanted to integrate wifi to any DIY project you had to use more expensive solutions. To put this into perspective, my first wifi Arduino shield was about $99!

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So I ordered a few of them (I (more...)

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 09-OCT-2014


Looking Back on OpenWorld

The first wave of impressions and information from OpenWorld are rolling in. Soon the wealth of articles will follow.


Mobile Highlights from OOW14, from Oracle Fusion Middleware.



From Shay Shmeltzer’s Blog: An OOW Summary from (more...)

OOW : Présentations 2014

Les présentations d'OOW 2014 sont téléchargeables en pdf sur le site https://www.oracle.com/openworld/index.html (onglet Sessions / Content Catalog)


OOW : Edition 2015

A noter dans l'agenda, les dates de l'édition 2015 !
25 au 29 octobre 2015

iBeacons or The Physical Web?

For the past year at the AppsLab we have been exploring the possibilities of advanced user interactions using BLE beacons. A couple days ago, Google (unofficially) announced that one of their Chrome teams is working on what I’m calling the gBeacon. They are calling it the Physical Web (http://google.github.io/physical-web/).
This is how they describe it:

“The Physical Web is an approach to unleash the core superpower of the web: interaction on demand. People (more...)

Google Translate, voice activated Italian translation shown on…



Google Translate, voice activated Italian translation shown on my Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch. Powered by Android Wear. Nice!

Oracle Priority Support Infogram for 02-OCT-2014


A short issue this week since the great majority of Oracle bloggers and twitterites were out at OpenWorld.

Support

A fresh issue of Chris Warticki’s #Oracle News, Info and Support is out.

PL/SQL

From AMIS: FTPS with PL/SQL

SQL Developer

That Jeff Smithbrings out the last installment of: 30 SQL Developer Posts in 30 Days, Day 30: Getting Your Data to the Web

Virtualization

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...)

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...)

#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...)