Our Real Time Ambient Display at OpenWorld

One month before we entered the Exchange Tent at OpenWorld, Jake challenged us to come up with a visualization “that would ambiently show data about the people in the space.”

A view of the Apps UX Exchange Tent at OpenWorld 2016

A view of the Apps UX Exchange Tent at OpenWorld 2016

 

Mark and Noel and I accepted the challenge. Mark put together the Internet of Things ultrasonic sensors, Noel created a cloud database to house the data, and it fell to me to (more...)

#doag2016 my picks and suggestions

As many conferences evolve over the years, the number of sessions on offer can easily be overwhelming. I have overheard many conference attendees wrestling with their choices for what to see and which sessions to attend.

For DOAG 2016 I have a short overview with my picks and with one or two tip-sessions. I hope this helps, though it is just my personal preference of course…

Please note that this post is based on the (more...)

Fun, Games and Work: Telepresence Robots

Companies talk about “Gamification,” but the first time I felt like I was playing a game at work was driving our Double telepresence robot around the office floor, rolling down the hallway and poking into cubicles. With a few simple controls—forward, backward, left, and right—it took me back to the D-pad on my NES, trying to maneuver some creature or robot on the screen and avoid obstacles.

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It’s really a drone, but so much less (more...)

“My Kingdom For A Histogram”


"Don't you know anything at all about numbers?"
"Well, I don't think they're very important," snapped Milo, too embarrassed to admit the truth.
"NOT IMPORTANT!" roared the Dodecahedron, turning red with fury.  "Could you have tea for two without the two, or three blind mice
without the three? Would there be four corners of the earth if there weren't a four? And how would you sail the seven seas without
a seven?"
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Neue Exadata-Maschine SL6 vorgestellt

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| Sep 24, 2016

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Exadata SL6

http://www.doag.org/home/aktuelle-news/article/neue-exadata-maschine-sl6-vorgestellt.html


OOW 2016 fünfter und letzter Tag

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| Sep 22, 2016

Die Zeit geht schneller vorbei als man denkt. Heute ist bereits der letzte Tag der OOW 2016.

Auf der Agenda stand ein Meeting mit Gurmeet Goindi vom Exadata Produktmanagement.

Wir haben die Topics für die DOAG Konferenz besprochen:

  • Treffen mit der Arbeitsgruppe Engineered Systems in Nürnberg am Vorabend der Konferenz
  • Präsentation von Gurmeet
  • Unconference Session

Gurneet legt besonderen Wert darauf, die offenen Fragen der Community in Deutschland zu beantworten. Ich freue mich sehr Ihn im (more...)

OOW 2016 vierter Tag

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| Sep 22, 2016

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Erstaunlich wie schnell die Zeit rumgeht und schon läuft der vierte Tag der OOW 2016 in San Francisco.

Erster Vortag heute zum Thema MAA Best Practices. In 12.2 soll es endlich möglich sein mit einem Kommando per dbca und der Option -createstandby eine Standby Datenbank auf „Knopfdruck“ anzulegen. Daneben ist einiges im Umfeld Redo Apply getan worden. Das Stichwort lautet hier „Multi-Instance Redo Apply“. Daneben gibt es viele neue Verbesserungen im Multitenant Umfeld. Ein (more...)

OOW 2016 dritter Tag

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| Sep 20, 2016

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Tag drei auf der OpenWorld. Man hat das Gefühl, es werden von Tag zu Tag mehr Teilnehmer.

Der erste Vortrag kommt von Markus (Michalewicz). Er präsentiert die neuen Features von RAC 12.2. So wie man Ihn kennt sehr detailliert, daher spare ich mir tiefe Details, denn er kommt im November zur DOAG Konferenz 2016.

Hier ein paar Topics:

  • Better Scaleout
  • Singleton Services
  • more Availability mit dem Health Framework
  • new Node Eviction „Mode“
  • News im (more...)

IoT Workshop Guide – part 2

In last p`ost, we have setup development environment for coding and uploading scratches to NodeMCU, an IoT device.

This post, we will upload and run two examples to demonstrate how IoT device sending data into Cloud and receiving commands from Cloud.

4. Architecture Diagram

It involves several tiers and components to make the whole IoT loop. However, you will just focus on device communication with MQTT, all other components have been setup properly.

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5. (more...)

IoT Workshop Guide – part 1

AppsLab and OTN will jointly host IoT Workshop at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne conference in 2016. We look forward to seeing you at the Workshop.

Here is some details about the Workshop with step-by-step instructions. Our goal is that you will learn some basics and get a glimpse of Oracle IoT Cloud Service at the workshop, and you can continue playing it with IoT package after going home. So be sure to bring your computer (more...)

For OpenWorld and JavaOne 2016, An Internet of Things Workshop

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Want to learn more about the Internet of Things?

Are you attending Oracle OpenWorld 2016 or JavaOne 2016? Then you are in luck! Once again we have partnered with the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) team to give OOW16 and JavaOne attendees an IoT hands-on workshop.

We will provide a free* IoT Cloud Kit so you can get your feet wet on one of the hottest emerging technologies. You don’t have to be an experienced electronic engineer to (more...)

Oracle Support-Umfrage 2016

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| Sep 10, 2016

 

Es ist wieder soweit, die große Support-Umfrage 2016 startet.

Mit unserer diesjährigen Opens external link in new windowUmfrage geben wir den Oracle-Support-Kunden die Möglichkeit, die Qualität und Entwicklung des Supports zu bewerten. Die Ergebnisse werden dann online sowie auf der kommenden DOAG 2016 Konferenz + Ausstellung präsentiert und dem deutschen Oracle-Management vorgestellt.

http://www.doag.org/home/aktuelle-news/article/oracle-support-auf-dem-pruefstein-die-grosse-support-umfrage-2016.html


A Bloomin’ Mess


'Why is it,' he said quietly, 'that quite often even the things which are correct just don't seem to be right?'
-- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

For some time now Oracle has used bloom filters to speed the processing of select statements; unfortunately in 11.2.0.4 converting a select statement that uses a bloom filter into an ‘insert into … select’ form causes Oracle to abandon the bloom filter altogether. Let’s (more...)

Oracle Open World 2016 – What GoldenGate sessions are there?

Well, it is that time of year again; the streets of San Francisco will be crowded with members of the Oracle community! As everyone in the Oracle community descends onto the bay area, there will be excitement about the things that will be announced this year. Sure a lot of it is going to be about “cloud” and what direction Oracle is taking with their “cloud” strategy. Besides, “cloud” there will be a lot of (more...)

Oracle Volunteers and the Daily Minor Planet

“Supercharged Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Month” – as the very first edition of Daily Minor Planet brought us the news on August 4th, 2016.

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First edition of Daily Minor Planet

Daily Minor Planet is a digital newspaper on asteroids and planetary systems. It features an asteroid that might fly by Earth for the day, or one of particular significance to the day. Also it features a section of news from different sources on the topics (more...)

Pokemon GO || A UX Perspective

Gym at Oracle HQ is currently being held by Team Valor. The gym switches hands on average 3x a day.

Crowd at a park playing Pokemon. Most of us have been here for at least 2 hours.

Crowd at a park playing Pokemon. Most of us have been here for at least 2 hours.

By now, I have played Pokemon GO for 2 weeks and have reached the coveted level 22. Pokemon GO (POGO) is a massively popular mobile game that has been a viral hit. It became the most popular paid (more...)

On An Average Day


"There are other advantages," continued the child. "For instance, if one rat were cornered by nine cats,
on the average, each cat would be ten percent rat and the rat would be ninety percent cat. If you happened
to be a rat, you can see how much nicer it would make things."
-- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Recently an interesting question appeared on “Ask Tom” with regard to the ‘average’ between two dates. (more...)

BIAC Connected Communities, Connected Lives Hackathon

A couple weeks ago Noel (@noelportugal) and I were invited by the Oracle Apps UX Innovation Labs team to collaborate as technical mentors and judges in BIAC Connected Communities, Connected Lives hackathon.

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What would be the best place to hold a hackathon? Cancún. Beautiful weather, beautiful beach, Mexican food, what else could I ask for?

This hackathon was organized around the 2016 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy (more...)

The Appslab’s Latest Inter-state Adventure: A Site Visit to Micros

 

Probably the best way to get to know your users is to watch them work, in their typical environment. That, and getting to talk to them right after observing them. It’s from that perspective that you can really see what works, what doesn’t, and what people don’t like. And this is exactly what we want to learn about in our quest to improve our users’ experience using Oracle software.

That said, we’ve been eager (more...)

Blast from the Past: Gesture-Controlled Robot Arm

Hard to believe it’s been nearly three years since we debuted the Leap Motion-controlled robot arm. Since then, it’s been a mainstay demo for us, combining a bit of fun with the still-emergent interaction mechanism, gesture.

Anthony (@anthonyslai) remains the master of the robot arm, and since we lost access to the original video, Noel (@noelportugal) shot a new one in the Gadget Lab at HQ where the robot arm continues (more...)