UKOUG Tech17 : Tuesday


Tuesday was a work day for me, so I was in work until the late afternoon, then left for the conference to do my APEX session. A little while later I was sitting in traffic thinking, “I’m not going to make it!” The traffic opened, I got a parking spot really quickly and I made it with 3 minutes to spare… 🙂

The session was based around API first development for APEX. I was quite nervous about doing a talk in the APEX stream, because I have a long history of being bad at APEX and I know some of the things I say contradict the way some APEX developers like to work. The session was based around a number of things already on my website, but I might put them together to put out an article that aligns with this session, even if it just ends up as a glorified links page. I enjoyed giving the session and I spoke to a few people after it and got some nice feedback. Remember, it’s all just my opinion, not the law. 🙂

After the session I spent some time speaking to Gert Poel. He had done a session in the APEX track the day before, which had a lot of crossover with mine. Great minds think alike. 🙂 Then it was coffee, more talking, and the evening bash. Not surprisingly I spent a lot of time chatting to people, eating some food and had a couple of sneaky diet cokes. At about 22:00 I drove home and crashed for the night.

So Tuesday was a short day from a conference perspective for me, but I got to chat to a lot of people, which is the best bit about any conference. 🙂



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

2 thoughts on “UKOUG Tech17 : Tuesday”

  1. Well you didn’t get heckled too much!
    I mostly agree with you anyway, but again I’m a mostly database guy who occasionally looks at Apex (New job now though where they use it a bit more, hence going to Apex sessions!).
    I’ve been advocating more ‘loose coupling’ for these kind of dev tools for years.
    One thing you might want to mention which sometimes gets forgotten is you do have to start thinking about locking/lost update issues yourself. I wonder how many applications are running which don’t even think about it?

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