Performance Test Driven Development (CEE SECR 2013 Moscow)

Today I was speaking at CEE SECR 2013 at Moscow.

Below is a slide deck from presentation (in Russian)

Coherence SIG: Performance Test Driven Development

Today was speaking at Oracle Coherence SIG at London.

Below you can find slide deck from my presentation.

Not Wanted: Product Comparison

A specialist is someone who knows a lot about a topic. He specializes and specializes and knows ever more about an ever smaller knowledge area. And in the end, he knows everything about nothing.

I’ve just submitted my abstracts for the UKOUG Technology Conference in December, and I was forced (more...)

Slides from JavaOne Russia

Below are slidedecks (in russian) from two my presentation on JavaOne Russia this year.

Борьба с GС паузами в JVM. Теория и практика

Распределённый кэш или хранилище данных. Что выбрать?

I am sailing…

Next week, I’m off for the OUGN Spring Conference that the Norwegian Oracle User Group arranges on board a cruise ship sailing from Oslo to Kiel and back. This event gathers the Oracle A-List, including Tom Kyte, Cary Millsap, Bryn Llewellyn, Mark Rittman, Markus Eisele and many others – it’s (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld Submissions – The Full Monty

Here one day before deadline, I have entered almost my entire current catalog of presentations for consideration in the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 agenda. One new for this year: “Worst Oracle ADF Project Ever” ;-)

If you would like me to speak at one of your events, the following are the presentations (more...)

Off to Denver. Collaborate’13 Preview

Final preparations before heading off to Denver: Collaborate'13 is awaiting! Presentations - checked, tickets/hotel reservations - checked, session schedule - che-e-e-e-e-e-e....

If you go to a good conference, some schedule conflicts are normal - there are too many good speakers and there is always not enough time slots to go (more...)

Upcomming tech meetups in Moscow

Here is announcing of upcoming tech meetups (more...)

Forms Presentations at DOAG Conference 2012

And here are some tips for the DOAG Conference in Germany

Jan Peter Timmermann

Wolfgang Kriebel, Christian Kühne

My own presentation :

Perry Pakull

Stephan La Rocca

And in the afternoon we can attend at the Fusion Middleware Panel with Frank Nimphius, Duncan Mills and Jürgen Menge


Forms Modernization at Oracle Open World

Here are some tips for the Oracle "Forms" Open World 2012

Grant talks about The Future of Oracle Forms :

Lucas presentation is about The Future, too :

Mia and Grant talk together about face-lifting-tips for Forms :

More infos can be found on Grants blog and on Mia's blog

Have fun with it

Future of Oracle Forms conference, part 4

Wilfred van der Deijl presented "Partial and or Gradual migration by embedding existing Forms in new UI technology".

Because Oracle didn't offer a migration solution from Oracle Forms to ADF, Wilfred showed a technique to integrate existing forms applications into a new ADF application. He called it OraFormsFaces, a framework, which allows him creating hybrid applications. The non-forms part must not be ADF, so you can use other web technologies too.

This hybrid way can be used to slightly move from forms to another technology, without having Big Bangs.

In the last presentation Steven Davelaar spoke about "JHeadstart: Real world (more...)

Future of Oracle Forms conference, part 3

Mia Urman started with the next presentation: "To infinity and beyond: Extend the life of your Oracle Forms application by running your existing Forms from next generation technologies/platforms without migration"

She demonstrated "next generation forms" with oraplayer. A tool, which recreates a form into a mobile version.

In the first step OraPlayer records a forms business scenario.

Then you publish it to the web. In the last step you create an UI in the technology of your choice.

While you playback the scenario you work and interact with a running forms-runtime in the background.

The presentation of Madi Serban showed (more...)

Future of Oracle Forms conference, part 2

While Lucas Jellema was presenting his keynote, he had a time slot for Grant Ronald, live from UK via skype.

Grant told us about how we should develop in forms today, how to migrate today to Forms 11 and Forms 12 in the future. One sentence was very clear: "There are no plans to desupport Oracle Forms".

In the next presentation Francois Degrelle spoke about "Modernizing Forms using Pluggable Java Components and the Forms Look and Feel project".

He started with "Why should we use Java Beans in our Forms"

He demonstrated interesting java beans like a java calendar, a (more...)

Future of Oracle Forms conference, part 1

Yesterday I attend at the "Future of Oracle Forms" conference in Nieuwegein, Netherland.

Great conference !

Lucas Jellema from AMIS started as host with a wide overview over the history of forms, the evolution and future of forms.

After that the day was structured into 3 parts. In the first part each speaker has 30 minutes to show the topics of his presentation. Each speaker got an additionally 45 minutes afterwards, where 3 tracks run parallel in separate rooms. Last but not least, each speaker gave a 120 minutes hands-on in the evening.

to be continued tomorrow in part 2

Conference "Future of Oracle Forms"

I got an invitation to an interesting conference in the netherlands next week (May 15th 2012).

AMIS in the netherlands is the initiator of the conference and host, too.

The conference is splitted into two parts. From 9 to 5 we will hear many presentations from the top speakers in europe. Francois Degrelle, Wilfried van der Deijl, Mia Urman and many others are on the list. In the evening we can use our own notebook to participate in hands-on-sessions!

That will be a good chance, to hear and see, what can be done to modernize your Oracle Forms.

Links to (more...)

Lean Times Ahead for Oracle User Groups

Over the last years, the Oracle ACE Program has offered generous travel support to Oracle ACE Directors like me. This has allowed even small and poor user groups in far-off places to invite world-class speakers to their events, with Oracle covering travel and accommodation costs.

This policy has now been (more...)

(Some) User group members are bullies

Earlier this year, I was at a conference where a keynote speaker decided to use text messages to solicit input from the audience.

To my surprise, many of the the anonymous messages that appeared on the screen were juvenile, inane or downright aggressive. I raised this with the leadership of (more...)

Oracle’s Cloud: Still mostly vapour

Oracle announced a number of cloud offerings at Oracle Openworld. However, as is often the case with OpenWorld announcements, we are still waiting for actual products to materialize.

The first cloud offering likely to appear as a real product is the Oracle Database Cloud Service. This is because Oracle has (more...)

Oracle, Social, Cloud and Mobile (OpenWorld 2011, part 3)

With social computing, cloud and mobile being the big buzzwords in IT right now, it makes sense to ask where Oracle is in relation to these hot topics. Having attended various briefings, sessions and keynotes at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld, and discussing with knowledgeable people, I’ll offer my opinion below.


Oracle OpenWorld 2011, part 2

Well, the hardware part has been announced – more big iron from Oracle: Exalytics specialized BI box, big data appliance and yet another “plug in and forget” database appliance. Interestingly, Oracle is offering R (the open source statistics package/language) in a licensed enterprise version together with the Big Data box (more...)