Agile Oracle Database Modeling and Development (#AgileOracleDatabase) – I’m a speaker at #DOAG2019

| Nov 18, 2019

We try to be agile in developing and merging our features into branches when they are ready for use.

Test Driven Development is on everyone’s lips with Java and other languages.

Whether we develop ADF or JET or Spring, we try to apply these techniques in many places.

But what is the real basis of most of our applications?
This is the Oracle database with its data model and programming language PL/SQL!

Again and again (more...)

My PASS Summit, Wednesday, Nov. 6th Recommendations from DBAKevlar!

| Nov 5, 2019

I thought I would share the recommendations for the next day that I’m excited about this year at PASS Summit 2019!  There are some really great sessions and as most attendees, I’ve focused the list on topics that I’m interested in or can help me in my role.

Although Tuesday afternoon and evening may kill me with how many events are all planned, there’s still a lot going on for the rest of the (more...)

Oracle Tidbits September 2019 #oratidbit #OOW19

| Sep 30, 2019
“Oracle *daily* TidBits” (#oratidbit) published on Facebook &Twitter, during weekdays in September 2019. Hope you find these helpful to learn something new or to remind you of its existence and use. #OraTidbit Oracle Developer Studio includes a compiler suite, an analysis suite, and a graphical integrated development environment (IDE). They provide a development environment that is …

Oracle Open World 2019 Sessions

| Sep 26, 2019

This year I added quite a few sessions to my OOW19 schedule, and I managed to go to most of them (and 1 that I wasn’t planning to go initially). As I mentioned in my OOW wrap-up post, the summary of these sessions turned out to be quite long so I separated it into a new post.

19c SQL tuning using SQLHC – this was a short session (Oracle added a 20 min theatre (more...)

Wrapping Up Oracle Open World 2019

| Sep 25, 2019

Oracle Open World 2019 was crazy for me this year. As you might have read in my schedule planning for OOW, I tried to attend quite a few sessions (unlike other years) and even managed to. I didn’t give up networking and meeting Oracle people, so it’s been quite busy.


I started summarizing the sessions I attended and then realized it’s too much for a single post with all the other OOW stuff. (more...)

Oracle Autonomous Database: A DBA Perspective

| Sep 20, 2019
When more people started using Autonomous Database services, more Admin tools are made available as well. When ADW was introduced, all the DBA had for monitoring or diagnosis or utilization was only the Service Console. Here are some administrative enhancements in ATP/ADW we saw in the past 1+ year. July 2018: SQL Developer 18.2.0 and …

#CodeOne Session: Let’s Talk AI, ML & DL

| Sep 10, 2019
Date: Tuesday, 2019-Sep-17 6:00 PMLocation: Moscone South – Room 202 Session: DEV2161 Abstract: You hear everywhere that your job will be taken over by machines and that you need to be doing something else to be relevant. If the job involves making a decision based on a pattern or data analysis (radiology, for example), you …

#OOW19 Session: It’s all in the presentation of data!

| Sep 10, 2019
Date: Tuesday, 2019-SEP-17 11:15 AMLocation: Moscone West – Room 3020A Room Setup: OPEN AIR – AUDIENCE HEADSETSSession: CON2173 Abstract:DBAs usually collect a lot of data and present it in a tabular format, but management and users like and understand visual representation of data better. The tabular format does not make the impact or get the …

OpenWorld 2019: I’m Speaking!

| Sep 9, 2019

Are you ready for OpenWorld 2019? Have you built your schedule? If not, I suggest you get right on it! The best sessions are standing room only. If you don't build your schedule, then you have to wait outside each session until the last few minutes, whereas preregistered attendees walk right in, taking the best seats.

As you plan your PeopleSoft-focused trip to OpenWorld, I recommend starting with Rebekah Jackson's OpenWorld Preview video:

Next, visit (more...)

PeopleSoft ReConnect 2019

| Jul 1, 2019

It is about two weeks until PeopleSoft ReConnect, and definitely time to build your schedule. I'm looking forward to a great conference with partners such as Appsian,, SpearMC, Presence of IT, Gideon Taylor, PS Web Solutions, New Resources Consulting, Oracle, and colleagues such as Sasank Vemana. There are so many great sessions available. I personally have several overlapping sessions on my agenda. In fact, I am (more...)

HIUG Interact 2019 Conference Schedule

| Jun 14, 2019

Tomorrow I fly to Orlando for the 2019 HIUG Interact conference. I'm almost packed. I wanted to share my schedule with anyone attending. As usual, we start the conference off right with a session Sunday afternoon.

Collaborate 2019

| Mar 12, 2019
Collaborate 2019 is just around the corner. San Antonio is one of my favorite conference locations, with the riverwalk right outside the conference center. I will be presenting the following sessions next month at Collaborate:

HEUG Alliance 2019

| Feb 15, 2019
With the HEUG Alliance 2019 conference starting in a few weeks, it is time to finalize our session schedules. Reviewing the agenda, I see many great education sessions from partners such as Presence of IT, SpearMCAppsian, and Mutara Inc as well as many, many customer sessions covering important topics including security, user experience, integration, tools, add-on products and so on. This is clearly an Alliance we don't want to miss! On (more...)

Canada Alliance 2018

| Oct 5, 2018

Calling all Canadian Higher Education and Government customers! Canada Alliance is next month and boasts a great lineup of speakers and sessions. JSMPROS will host two pre-conference workshops Monday prior to the main conference. Please bring a laptop if you wish to participate. Please note: space is limited.

  • Configure, Don't Customize! PeopleSoft Page and Field Configurator Monday, November 12 from 10:00 AM–12:30 PM in Coast Hotel: Acadia Room
  • Advanced Query Monday, November 12 from 1:30 (more...)

Alliance Down Under 2018 Workshops

| Oct 5, 2018

Today marks the 30 day countdown to Alliance Down Under, an incredible opportunity for Oracle customers to network, share experiences, and learn more about Oracle products. On Monday and Tuesday, November 5 - 6, I am partnering with Presence of IT to deliver several pre-conference workshops at Alliance Down Under. For more details and to register, please visit the Alliance Down Under pre-conference workshop page. Workshops available:

  • Building better-than-breadcrumbs navigation
  • Configure, Don’t Customize! Event Mapping (more...)

OpenWorld 2018

| Sep 10, 2018

With just over a month until OpenWorld, it is time to finalize travel reservations and surf the content catalog. As always, the session catalog is loaded with great sessions from all of our favorite presenters:, Presence of IT, SpearMC, Cedar UK (Graham Smith), Oracle, Smart ERP and so on. I am definitely looking forward to hearing from customers and partners at the panel sessions on this year's agenda. If you have room on (more...)

“Regulatorics: Offside is when the referee whistles” – I’m a speaker at #DOAG2018

| Jul 17, 2018

Today my presentation is confirmed: “Regulatorics: Offside is when the referee whistles”. Maybe the German title will be  better understood: “Regulatorik: Abseits ist, wenn der Schiedsrichter pfeift”

The regulatory system has more and more influence on our software development.

Regulatory authorities, exteranl and internal Auditors are increasingly examining our IT and not longer only our business processes and balance sheets.
Some of them have better trained IT experts as we can find on the free market.

General standards such (more...)

Fluid in Seattle! Special Fluid Training Event

| Apr 11, 2018
May 23, 2018
PeopleTools Fluid UI Training
8.54 through 8.56
Led by Jim Marion

SpearMC and jsmpros are co-hosting a PeopleTools Fluid training event in Redmond, Washington immediately following the Spring PeopleSoft Northwest Regional User Group meeting. Through this event I will cover the exact same material I regularly teach online, but in person for a 40% discount off the online price. The event runs from Wednesday May 23 to Friday May 25 (more...)

Alliance Event Mapping Stop and Share

| Feb 12, 2018

Dave Sexton and I will be hosting a Stop and Share at Alliance 2018. Our primary subject is Event Mapping and Page and Field Configurator. We will be discussing:

  • Use cases,
  • Configurations,
  • Potential concerns, and
  • Lifecycle management

Please stop by Tuesday from 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM and share your experiences with Event Mapping and Page and Field Configurator or listen to experiences from others. I will bring a demo along with several use cases to spark discussion.

Collaborate 2018 Workshops

| Feb 9, 2018

I will be delivering two workshops at Collaborate 2018:

  • Creating Fluid Pages // Sunday, April 22, 2018 // 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM // Through hands-on activities, students will gain experience and confidence building Fluid pages. Activities include building a Fluid page using the standard and two-column layouts, using delivered class names for layout, using PeopleCode to initialize the layout, and much more. Because this is a hands-on training class, bring your laptop to (more...)