Collaborate 2013

It is almost time for Collaborate 2013. For those of you attending, here is my schedule:

I will also be working in the Oracle User Experience demo pod and visiting in the PeopleTools demo pod. I look forward to seeing you there!

NYOUG Spring 2013

I hate rain. I hate rain with winds blowing in all directions... But that's the cost to pay for going to NYOUG Spring Meeting! And to be fair I was glad to pay - too many good people were expected to be there... I've been presenting at NYOUG since 2002 (more...)

Upcomming tech meetups in Moscow



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

Blogging. Resurrection

It was pretty long time since I've posted anything in this blog (for various reasons) - too bad, especially since there was a lot of interesting things in the IT around me worth sharing. Today I officially resurrect this blog - just can't keep myself quiet for so long :-)!

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Alliance 2013

Alliance 2013 in Indianapolis is just around the corner. Here is my schedule:

  • Meet the Experts (Technical) March 18th at 2:30 PM
  • 31719 PeopleTools Developer: Tips & Techniques on Monday, March 18th at 4:30 PM in Sagamore 4
  • 31723 Delivering a Ground-Breaking User Interface Using PeopleTools and the Interaction Hub on Tuesday, March 19th at 11 AM in Sagamore 4
  • Meet the Experts (Technical) March 19th at 12:00 PM

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


Gerd

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
Gerd

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
Gerd

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...)

Oracle Reports is dying?

At the DOAG Development Panel yesterday was told about the future of Oracle Reports. That did not sound good

Next week there will be an important internal meeting at Oracle, where they speak over the future of Oracle Reports in the Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c. It looks like, that the (more...)

Oracle Forms 12c

"Oracle Forms 12c" is the new official name in the Fusion Middleware 12 universe for our good old forms!

Heard on the German Oracle User Group Conference from the development team.

So it looks like all products are getting the c (for cloud) in their name.

Let's hope, that Fusion (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.

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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...)

Oracle OpenWorld 2011, part 1

After two days of ACE Director briefings at Oracle HQ, I’m starting the conference today with a presentation in the very first slot: 9.00 am in Moscone West room 2000. My topic is “Starting an Enterprise Oracle ADF Project”, and it covers the material in my book (slightly abbreviated (more...)