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...)
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 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...)
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.
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...)
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...)
The important discussion where to use APEX and where to use ADF tends to get bogged down in an unproductive argument about the relative merits of PL/SQL or Java. However, this is not really the most important factor that should drive your decision.
Instead, you must first determine if your (more...)
A good thing about Larry Ellison’s keynotes is that the rambling, free-form style gives you a good impression of Oracle’s focus – something that’s not in the slides or the press kit.
On Wednesday, Larry spent all of his allotted time (and more) speaking about his favorite new box, the (more...)
I’m honored and proud to have received the ODTUG Best Speaker Award (Presentation and Delivery) at the ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010 conference for my presentation “What’s Hot and What’s Not – an overview of Oracle Development Tools”. Because this award is based on audience feedback, the award is actually awarded for (more...)
I’m at the ODTUG Kaleidoscope conferences in Washington, D.C. June 27 – July 1. I’ll be giving three presentations:
- What’s Hot and What’s Not – An Overview of Oracle Development Tools (Wednesday, June 30 at 1:30 PM in Virginia AB
- Forms to APEX – Live! (Thursdag, July 1 at (more...)
I’ll be speaking at the Oracle User Group Norway Spring Conference, April 14 to 16. This great conference takes place on a cruise ship sailing from Oslo to Kiel and back. My topics will be
- What’s Hot and What’s Not – An Overview of Oracle Development Tools
- Forms to (more...)
I’m spending the weekend writing abstracts for the ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference 2010, which will be held in Washington, D.C. June 27 through July 1.If you have solved an interesting challenge, have a real-life project experience to share or have tried out some of the latest technology, I (more...)
Leaving the details of the individual sessions aside, the impression from this year’s OpenWorld is that of a shift in Oracle’s perception of themselves.
Oracle used to present itself as a technology company that happened to use its technology to build applications. Now, Oracle is an applications company that happens (more...)
It’s time for Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco again – I’ll be speaking on Sunday Oct. 11 at the User Group symposium on “Simple SOA – A Real-Life Case Study”. It’s session S312178 in Moscone West L3 room 3000 at 11:15 a.m.
I will also be participating in the (more...)
One of the three presentations I’ll be giving at the UKOUG Technology & E-Business Suite conference 2009 in Birmingham Nov 30 – Dec 2 is “Forms to ADF – Live!”. For this presentation, I am going to convert an existing Oracle Forms application to an ADF Faces (web) application.
I’m at the ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference in Monterey, and the level of the presentations here is awesome. With so many great sessions, I don’t really have time to blog a daily update – but you can get a feel for what is happening by setting up a twitter search for (more...)
I’m off to Monterey for the annual ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference June 21 to 25.
I’ll be presenting on “Simple SOA – A Real-Life Case Study” during the Web Architecture Symposium Sunday. If you want to twitter about this presentation (or even ask me a question during the session) please (more...)
I’ll be speaking at the Oracle User Group Norway conference March 10-12 in their English-language track. It’s held aboard the M/S Color Magic sailing from Oslo to Kiel and back. There’s more info on the OUGN website.
The UKOUG conference in Birmingham is over, and I have placed PDF files of my two presentations on the papers page.
I was only there for two days this year, but did pick up a few interesting things:
- Oracle is now promising App Server 11g (including WebCenter) first half of (more...)
Here is a challenge: Find the place in the latest Oracle product documentation that states the following “To improve response time, verify that the optimizer_mode Oracle initialization parameter is set to choose.”
The first person to tell me in person where Oracle is recommending this, wins a beer. E-mail (more...)