On the Topic of Technology… 6

March 16, 2014 (Back to the Previous Post in the Series)  (Forward to the Next Post in the Series) It has been a while since my last post on this blog – I guess that the simple answer is that I was busy with a lot of non-Oracle Database related items, and was suffering from […]

One Size Doesn't Fit All 2014-01-16 03:03:54

For Oracle customers located in Perth Australia, OTN will be holding an Oracle Developer Day on February 18th to cover contemporary Oracle development topics.  Oracle Developer Days don’t come to Perth too often, something to do with being at the end of the earth I suspect, so we hope customers will take the opportunity to attend while the opportunity presents itself.

From a middleware perspective I’ll be covering in two sessions Oracle’s Mobile Platform, specifically looking at Oracle’s ADF Mobile and Oracle Mobile Suite.  This is your chance as a customer to get a handle on Oracle’s mobile strategy from a development perspective, as well as a good look at what benefits Oracle ADF Mobile and Oracle Mobile Suite can deliver for both developers and your business.

The day is not just about middleware though, and Oracle has been lucky enough to have well known and respected community speakers Connor McDonald and Penny Cookson join the line of speakers.  Between Penny and Connor they will also cover what’s new in the Oracle database for developers, how to internet enable your database for mobile, and mobilizing your Oracle APEX applications.  Overall you can see the theme for the day is "mobile", which really shouldn’t be that surprising from a developer point of view as the development world hums the "mobile first" mantra.

We hope you’ll take the opportunity to attend the event, listen to both community leaders and Oracle staff give their vision of the mobile development landscape, and network with the local Oracle community.  More information about the event and how to register can be found here.

★ Oracle Database 12c Bookmarklet, Search Plugin and New Features

12c The blogosphere continues its buzz about Oracle Database 12c and what feels like an unlimited supply of new features in this latest cloud enabled release.

Speaking of new features, here is what’s new in Oracle Database, SQL and PL/SQL from 9iR1 until 12cR1.

With a new release comes new documentation and handy tools to make searching documentation easier. Check out the updated Oracle Bookmarklets and browser search plugins.


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JDeveloper 11.1.1.7.0: Where did Git go?

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I’m happy to say Git support is still available, but not as a direct part of the IDE as per the previous version.  Rather in 11.1.1.7.0 it is supported through an extension available via the Help -> Check for Updates menu option, then the Official Oracle Extensions and Updates repository.  You can also download the extension from the following extensions page and install it manually.

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In reality, a user is a database account that is given a password and permissions. A schema is a container, or namespace, for containing schema objects. Schema objects are things like tables, views and indexes.

In Oracle, when a us

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Live Webcast: Eliminate Silent Data Corruption with Oracle Linux

On Thursday 16 December at 9:00 am Pacific, Martin Petersen, Linux Kernel Developer at Oracle, and I are hosting a live webcast covering:

  • The impact of data corruption to the business environment
  • How Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel reduces the potential for incorrect data to be written to disk
  • Data integrity features that decrease application and database errors and system down-time

Sign up here.

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