OTN Appreciation Day : That wonderful no-cost option – APEX


When I first read Tim's post  for this initiative, I had no idea what to write about, but I am sure none of you expected it to be APEX.

Yes I am a Cloud Apps girl, and for development to extend that (with PaaS4SaaS) I use ADF, and am looking at the non-technical ABCS (made just for me), but I don't discount APEX.

The reason I have chosen APEX as my favourite feature is (more...)

What I Have Learned as an Oracle WebCenter Consultant in My First Three Months at Fishbowl Solutions

This post comes from Fishbowl Solutions’ Associate Software Consultant, Jake Jehlicka.

Finishing college can be an intimidating experience for many. We leave what we know behind to open the gates to brand new experiences. Those of us fortunate enough to gain immediate employment often find ourselves leaving school and plunging headfirst into an entirely new culture a mere few weeks after turning in our last exam. It is exciting, yet frightening, and what can make-or-break (more...)

Why Am I Not Travelling to Australia? Putting the Record Straight


I am a proud member of the OTN ACE Director Community. I hope I always give them credit for the opportunities they open up to me, to speak at conferences, in some of the most wonderful places I have had the pleasure of travelling to.

But it is also very easy to criticise when things don't go the way you want them to, and like any human community there can be disruptive forces. If you (more...)

Oracle Forms 12c – Multiple Managed Servers

You might remember the previous method to create multiple Managed Servers for Oracle Forms 11g, which can be found under the My Oracle Support Note 989118.1. This procedure were quite a bit critical, as you had to provide manually several arguments and classpath entries for the cloned Managed Server.

With Oracle Forms 12c the procedure to create (not cloning) additional WebLogic Managed Servers hosting your formsapp is really straight forward as you perform this (more...)

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2.0.0 available

Since yesterday the new release of the Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2.0.0 is available for download on Oracle Technology Network under following link: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/enterprise-manager/downloads/index.html



The new Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2.0.0 is available for following Operating Systems:

  • Linux x86-64
  • Windows x86-64
  • Solaris Operating System (SPARC)
  • Solaris Operating System (x86-64)
  • IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
  • HP-UX Itanium (64-bit)
As well there are matching Database Templates available for the (more...)

Configure TNS_ADMIN variable for Oracle Reports 12c

In many case you struggle with the location of the tnsnames.ora file under Oracle Reports 12c. The default location for the tnsnames.ora is placed within your WebLogic Domain Home directory $DOMAIN_HOME/config/fmwconfig/tnsnames.ora

But in many case you have already a defined TNS_ADMIN variable which is pointing to a central location, e.g. $ORACLE_BASE/network/admin and maintaining various copies of a tnsnames.ora is not really useful and will cause various problems.

In order to (more...)

Streaming Analytics in a Digitally Industrialized World

Read this article on my new blog Get an introduction to streaming analytics, which allows you real-time insight from captured events and big data. There are applications across industries, from finance to wine making, though there are two primary challenges to be addressed. Did you know that a plane flying from Texas to London can generate 30 million data points per flight? As Jim

My OOW16 – My Thoughts and Those From The Analysts I Follow


There is always post Open World conversations about what was it all about and what does that mean to Oracle customers. Some of these conversations are formal and many more are informal, in the street around Moscone, at the airport and with everyone you meet when you get back.


On the Thursday morning I was at an Analyst breakfast and I was quite buoyant about SaaS, there were more customers than Oracle speaking on HCM and (more...)

My OOW16 – The Off Piste Fun


Oracle Open World is busy, it is hard work, but it is also great fun. To me there is very little difference between the fun and the work, but in this post I want to concentrate on all the great things I had a chance to do.


I meet so many people at Oracle events and yet I am useless at remembering names. I am more likely to remember something silly you have done, a (more...)

My OOW16 – User Experience


User Experience is my favourite team in Oracle. How successfully we use the applications is what we are all striving to do and how easy and intuitive they are is a big part of that success. This is the UX.


The day before the Oracle ACE Director briefings is now traditionally the Applications UX Day, where they share their roadmap and what they are up to. For me this is another not to be missed (more...)

My OOW16 – My ‘Fun’ Triathlon


As promised I kept up my tradition of a fun triathlon.

On the Saturday before Open World, many people take the opportunity to cycle the bridge, there is actually a group arranged by Bryn Llewellyn but I know I couldn't keep up with them, so I like to go off with just one or two people.


Fiona has never done the bridge by bike so we decided we would have a go. Fiona has just (more...)

My OOW16 – Paas 4 SaaS


I gave my overall thoughts about the messages and where I think Oracle are in another post, and I said important to me is where PaaS, Platform as a Service, is going. The development tools part of the Oracle offering.


There was lots of PaaS content at the ACE Director Briefings and much more at OOW itself. They talked about delivering the PaaS portfolio in suites, grouping together products that you might want to use (more...)

My OOW16 – User Groups


I always feel guilty at OOW, that I don't have the time to man the EOUC (covers all uaergroups within EMEA) 
stand. In fact this year I spent more time finding it than actually talking to people on it, which is a shame, it was quite hidden away on the exhibition floor.

I did however pull together the third annual #EMEADBAs session which Tim Hall captured in a quick video. Tim didn't include me in (more...)

My OOW16 – England Rugby Presentation


The highlight of this Oracle Open World for me was definitely our customer case study with England Rugby.


This is an amazing customer to work with and as an avid Rugby (albeit Ireland) fan I enjoy every minute of working with them at Twickenham.

I submitted the abstract many months ago and when it was accepted, I started to work with their speaker, Patrick McMaster, Senior Learning & Development Partner, on the content. Patrick also (more...)

My OOW16 – OTN


During OOW itself there were lots of things going on with OTN. Their lounge became the unofficial meeting place for ACEs.


Laura Ramsey did her video streaming from here and I took part in two. One video with Marcelle Kratochvil as part of the #OTNWIT series and the second a more general discussion with Laura.



They had their T Shirt bar, which did have a special time for ACEs to avoid the queue but (more...)

My OOW16 – Certus



Right from the moment I arrived at Oracle HQ I was on duty for Certus. I met with development and made arrangements to meet with more during OOW itself.

I was joined at OOW by Tim Warner our COO and Richard Atkins our EVP of Cloud Application. We met up at the EMEA Partner Reception on the Saturday night. I ached from my cycle ride and didn't stay too long, but did enjoy catching up (more...)

My OOW16 – ACE Director Briefings


As a proud ACE Director, OTN is my sponsor at Oracle Open World.

We are asked to attend two days of briefings at HQ the week before OOW, and in fact the User Experience day, the day before the briefings is also an offshoot from the ACE program.

You can never have enough photos of Oracle HQ
The briefings are great and as I said before, the highlight for me is the Thomas Kurian session (more...)

My OOW16 – Write Up


It's a wrap! Or at least I am home. Oracle Open World usually means I come home with a very long to do list.

I flew out to San Francisco the Monday before OOW and the journey was great apart from having to wait almost an hour for the shuttle bus to the hotel. After 18 hours travelling you do just want to get to the hotel. However I love the Sofitel, they do have (more...)

Oracle JavaOne 2016

This blog shows some of the highlights of JavaOne this year.

The main keywords where: Internet of Things, Microservices BigData and  Java 9.

The most of my time I have spend on following JavaOne sessions because I more technical than functional programmer.
Because I’m a integration developer my interest where in microservices next to that Java 9 and whats coming in this release.

JavaOne announcements:

  • Oracle has given NetBeans to the Apache foundation. The whole (more...)

Oracle Open World 2016

Last week I was at Oracle Open World for the first time. It was a great experience to see how big Oracle really is.

Next to Oracle Open World, Oracle organized JavaOne the Java Conference. I was there as well.

In this blog I want to focus on the highlights of the Oracle Open World in my other blog I will show you the highlights of JavaOne.

Al this information is reserved by “safe harbor statement” of Oracle.

The (more...)