Oracle Application Express Curriculum Announcement – an Addendum

Earlier today, on the "official" Oracle APEX blog, I published the announcement of the release of the Oracle Application Express curriculum with a permissive-use license.

Firstly, many thanks go to Chaitanya Koratamaddi, a product manager on the Oracle APEX team, based out of Hyderabad, India.  Chaitanya worked tirelessly on the development of this curriculum over the past year.  It's been a grand goal of ours to quickly grow the global APEX community, and (more...)

(bash): The most useless commands (8)


After talking about

  1. rev
  2. yes
  3. sl
  4. cowsay
  5. cmatrix
  6. cal
 i found another funny command:
rig
Its manpage tells the following:
DESCRIPTION
       Rig  is a utility that will piece together a random first name, last name, street num‐
       ber and address, along with a geographically consistant (ie, they all match  the  same
       area) city, state, ZIP code, and area code.

       It is suitable for such applications as feeding the NY times registration (more...)

Oracle RU is available

Today Oracle released a very large „monster“ Upgrade. This July 2017 Update includes the first time the new RU „Release Upgrade“ and RUR „Release Update Revision“ Patches.

To be up to date read the following My Oracle Support Doc-ID’s

Actually I can’t find a FAQ but I think this (more...)

Event Mapping: Extending "Personal Details" in HCM

As you would expect, PeopleSoft's HCM self-service functionality allows employees to self-report many industry-generic, best-practice attributes. But none of us are industry-generic, which means we may have to capture more attributes than Oracle intended. The way I've seen many organizations handle this is to customize the delivered Personal Details pages to collect additional attributes. Although having an upgrade impact, customizing the classic versions of these pages makes a lot of sense. With continuous delivery, however, (more...)

Oracle Container Registry – First Impressions

After my long holiday, I discovered today that the Oracle Container Registry is now world wide accessible :-) before the Oracle Container Registry were only accessible from USA, Australia and UK.

The Oracle Container Registry contains several types of Docker images:
  • Database: Oracle Enterprise Edition, Oracle Standard Edition and Instant Client
  • Java: Oracle Java SE
  • Middleware: Oracle Coherence, Oracle Tuxedo, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle WebTier
  • MySQL: MySQL Community Server
  • OS: Oracle Linux, Container Registry
  • OpenStack: (more...)

Upcoming conferences – end of 2017

I’ve been accepted to the following upcoming conferences:

VMware Workshop : Day 1

Having a late night before an intensive day in a lab is not a great idea. I woke up feeling like the living dead. We got in a bus and were driven a few miles to the VMware office in Cork to start the “VMware Expert Database Workshop Program Oracle Edition”.

The basic agenda for the day was as follows.

VMware Expert Database Workshop Program Oracle Edition – Day 1

The journey began with a 9pm flight from Manchester to Cork, I was then picked up by a chauffeur in a S Class Mercedes along with Jan-Peter courtesy of VMware 🙂

We arrived at the posh The Kingsley Hotel at 11:00pm, where Carl Dudley, Ron EkinsFrits Hoogland and Tim Hall were still in the reception lounge having discussions about Cloud, Storage amongst other topics.  So Jan-Peter and myself joined in till midnight.

The next morning (more...)

DevOps and Webinars- July 19th and July 25th

Doing three or four webinars in a month doesn’t seem like a big deal until you actually try to do it…and present at two or three events and make sure you do everything for your job outside of that, too.  Suddenly you find yourself scrambling to keep up, but I’m known for taking on a few too many things at once… 🙂

Tomorrow at I’ll be presenting at 24HOP (more...)

Last Week in Stream Processing & Analytics – 18.7.2017

This is the 74th edition of my blog series blog series around Stream Processing and Analytics!

As every week I was also updating the following two lists with the presentations/videos of the current week:

As usual, find below the new blog articles, presentations, videos and software releases from last week:

News and Blog Posts

General

Apache Kafka / Kafka Streams / Confluent Platform

Oracle Forms 12c Java Web Start only shows Splash Screen

I am currently working in a project for migrating several Oracle Forms 11g Applications to Oracle Forms 12c.
One requirement within this project is to use Oracle Forms 12c with Java Web Start in order to get rid of any kind of browser dependencies and to be independent from the classical Java Applet.

The configuration of Java Web Start usage within the formsweb.cfg is really straight forward and simple, just follow the Oracle Documentation.

(more...)

VirtualBox 5.1.24

VirtualBox 5.1.24 has been released.

The downloads and changelog are in the usual places.

I’ve done an installation on my laptop (macOS Sierra) and it worked fine. I probably won’t get to do it on Windows and Oracle Linux hosts until the weekend.

Cheers

Tim…


VirtualBox 5.1.24 was first posted on July 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm.
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“#PL/SQL: Therefore, whoever binds forever: automate your tests” – I’m a speaker at #DOAG2017

 

Today my presentation is confirmed: “Therefore, whoever binds forever: automate your tests”. Maybe the German pun will be the better understood: “PL/SQL: Drum test-automatisiere, wer sich sich ewig bindet!”

I will speak over my experiences with following

  • several PL/SQL testing tools like at least
  • I will give you a demo of this tools and compare their capabilities for
    • architecture
    • branching
    • continuous integration
    • code coverage

If you (more...)

Cloud Ward: Who Will Win the Battle for IT’s Future?

Attend the free webinar by Oracle's former Chief Communications Officer Bob Evans and learn how to prepare a better cloud strategy for your organization.

As cloud computing surges into the mainstream and becomes the backbone of enterprise IT, hundreds of cloud vendors are fighting for customer dollars. Which ones are framing their cloud services in terms of what businesses want and need, versus pounding their chests over how wonderful their technology is?
Will the big (more...)

Machine Learning in Oracle Database – Classification of Conference Abstracts based on Text Analysis

Machine Learning is hot. The ability to have an automated system predict, classify, recommend and even decide based on models derived from past experience is quite attractive. And with the number of obvious applications of machine learning – Netflix and Amazon recommendations, intelligent chat bots, license plate recognition in parking garages, spam filters in email servers – the interest further grows. Who does not want to apply machine learning?

This article shows that the Oracle (more...)

VMware Workshop : The Journey Begins

I mentioned a few days ago I would be attending the “VMware Expert Database Workshop Program Oracle Edition”. That trip started today.

I got up at silly o’clock to get my taxi to the airport. As usual I had some problems sleeping, worrying about potentially missing my early flight. Thanks brain!

The airport was really crowded. There were queues to the queues to the queues. I find it really irritating when you tweet about it and (more...)

Virtualization on Windows 10 with Virtual Box, Hyper-V and Docker Containers

Recently I started working on a brand new HP ZBook 15-G3 with Windows 10 Pro. And I immediately tried to return to the state I had my previous Windows 7 laptop in: Oracle Virtual Box for running most software in virtual machines, using Docker Machine (and Kubernetes) for running some things in Docker Containers and using Vagrant to spin up some of these containers and VMs.

I quickly ran into some issues that made me (more...)

Optimistic ORA_ROWSCN 2: the SCN

In my previous post, I covered lost updates. Before saying how ORA_ROWSCN can help avoid them, I need to talk about the SCN. It's hard to be simple and correct about such a fundamental element of the Oracle database, but I'll try.

Part 4a – (Article 22: Profiling) Why me? and how Oracle 12c saves the day

This is the fourth part of series of blog posts on 'How the EU GDPR will affect the use of Machine Learning'

In this blog post (Part4a) I will discuss the specific issues relating to the use of machine learning algorithms and models. In the next blog post (Part 4a) I will examine some of the more technical aspects and how the in-database machine learning functions saves the day!

The EU GDPR has (more...)

Analyzing Wimbledon Twitter Feeds in Real Time with Kafka, Presto and Oracle DVD v3

Analyzing Wimbledon Twitter Feeds in Real Time with Kafka, Presto and Oracle DVD v3

Last week there was Wimbledon, if you are a fan of Federer, Nadal or Djokovic then it was one of the events not to be missed. I deliberately excluded Andy Murray from the list above since he kicked out my favourite player: Dustin Brown.

Analyzing Wimbledon Twitter Feeds in Real Time with Kafka, Presto and Oracle DVD v3

Two weeks ago I was at Kscope17 and one of the common themes, which reflected where the industry is going, was the usage of Kafka as central hub for all data (more...)