At the end of last week I was contacted by the UKOUG who asked me if I would agree to be on the planning committee for the annual technical conference this year – Tech15. Not only that but I was privileged to be asked to repeat my role from Tech14 and be the Lead for the Database area. I am of course happy to do so.
Why do I mention this? Well, this year I (more...)
There are a few user group meetings coming up in the UK over the next week or two.
Note, you need to register to attend any of these, follow the links.
First is Club Oracle London, which are evening sessions held in London with 3 talks plus free beer and pizza. The next meeting is Thursday Feb 26th at 103a Oxford Street, kicking off at 18:30. You can register for this free event here and (more...)
This year the UKOUG's tour of Britain's post-industrial heritage brought the conference to Liverpool. The Arena & Convention Centre is based in Liverpool docklands, formerly the source of the city's wealth and now a touristic playground of museums, souvenir shops and bars. Still at least the Pumphouse
functions as a decent pub, which is one more decent pub than London Docklands can boast. The weather was not so much cool in the 'Pool (more...)
Last week I spent 4 days at the annual UK Oracle User Group conference, this time around called Tech14
. It was my first UKOUG
conference in a number of years and I set out with the intention of treating it like an all you can eat buffet of APEX presentations and workshops.
So, what were the APEX highlights of Tech14? Well, I have to start with the presentations given by Joel Kalman
, David Peake (more...)
Cedar had a strong presence at the recent Apps14 conference in the ACC, Liverpool. It is supposed to be the largest applications conference in Europe with over 800 attendees, and we were particularly interested in the PeopleSoft and Apps Innovation streams.
This year we’d decided not to have a stand (as the conference is mixed with the other applications and the database/tech community, it means the exhibition stands are much more expensive than at the PeopleSoft-only (more...)
During UKOUG Tech14
in Liverpool, Wilfred
and I had a presentation
about how to create your own Custom ADF Component. Since we were busy on preparing the presentation there were no blogs about these beforehand.
I thought it would be nice to give a small recap, for anyone interested in going into creating Custom ADF Components.
In our sample application we created an ADF Component called ‘multi select’ which offers the user the ability to (more...)
I think 2 years is long enough to wait between posts!
Today I delivered a session about Oracle Exadata Database Machine Best Practices and promised to post the slides for it (though no one asked about them :). I’ve also posted them to the Tech14 agenda as well.
Direct download: UKOUG Tech14 Exadata Security slides
On Sunday I will be heading North from London to Liverpool for 4 days, to attend another UK Oracle User Group conference – #UKOUG_Tech14
I’m sure it will be as wonderful and informative a 4 days as you can get in the Oracle technical area. The hard part of attending is working out what and who to see.
I will be presenting there again – this time a talk on Goldengate late on the final (more...)
The UKOUG annual conferences commence on Sunday 7th December and run until Wednesday 10th.
Like previous years there are two conferences, one called TECH15 and the other is called APPS15. You might guess what each conference is about!!.
This year these conferences are being held at the same time and in the same venue. But they are separate conferences!.
This year I've been very lucky (or very unlucky) to have 3 presentations at these conferences. (more...)
If you follow any number of those in the Partner community on LinkedIn you’ll have seen many of us asking that you vote for us in the UKOUG’s annual Partner of the Year competition. All of the partners are really grateful for your votes as winning an award selected by end-users carries significant prestige.
I’m delighted that the company which I now work for – Cedar Consulting – were awarded 2nd place (Silver) for Fusion Partner of (more...)
Oracle Scene (the publication of United Kingdom Oracle Users Group) has published my article "Hadoop for Oracle Professionals", where I have attempted, like many others, to demystify the terms such as Hadoop, Map/Reduce and Flume. If you were interested in Big Data and what all comes with understanding it, you might find it useful.
A PDF version of the article can be downloaded here http://www.proligence.com/art/oracle_scene_summ14_hadoop.pdf
So the annual UKOUG technology conference has come and gone for yet another year. This time it was in a new location, having moved away from its regular berth in Birmingham. Manchester is not a city I’m that familiar with, the only previous time I had been there was a (more...)
Yesterday I attended John King (@royaltwit) session on Oracle 12c for developers. He gave an overview of all the goodies that are available to us as developers. The whole plugging and unplugging of database, though very cool and exiting, is most likely not very relevant to most developers.
When he (more...)
It’s been a while since I put anything on this blog, most likely down to a combination of being overly busy in my previous life at UKOUG and not having anything to say that couldn’t be said in 140 characters.
Anyway, I’ll be at the UKOUG Tech13 Conference in Manchester (more...)
Yesterday's UKOUG Analytics event
was a mixture of presentations about OBIEE with sessions on the frontiers of data analysis. I'm not going to cover everything, just dipping into a few things which struck me during the day
During the day somebody described dashboards as "Fisher Price activity centres for managers". (more...)
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...)
The last UKOUG Development SIG focused on Forms. Its theme was Forms in the 21st Century: modernise, integrate, migrate? I think we covered modernisation and migration very well. But even in a packed day we couldn't cover everything, and I fear integration was not done full justice.
It wasn't planned this way, but it so happens the upcoming UKOUG Development SIG is all about Application Integraton and SOA. Integration is a topic which is in everybody's baliwick. The business people want to get the best value from their existing IT investments. The architects need to understand the interfaces bewteen the (more...)
First of all, a big Thank you to everyone who voted to keep me on the Board of Directors. I’m very grateful for all of the support and very pleased to be able to continue as a Director.
We had our first Board meeting on Thursday and were able to (more...)