Welcome back......and welcome
By Chris Tomkins on Jul 09, 2008
Before I begin posting to this new blog I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself - at least a bit more than the picture and brief job description you can see to the right :)
My name is Chris Tomkins and I am now a Sales Consultant in the Oracle Fusion Middleware team, focusing on the SOA Suite set of products, in particular Oracle Service Bus (based on the product formally known as AquaLogic Service Bus). Before the Oracle acquisition of BEA I spent 8 months working as a Senior Systems Engineer in Pre-Sales as a technology specialist on the AquaLogic Service Bus product and before that 8 years at IBM working in a number of development and testing roles before spending my last 3 years working on WebSphere ESB in a number of roles culminating in leading the Customer SWAT team.
In terms of this blog I plan to post how to solve common customer problems using the products in the SOA Suite, and some answers to commonly asked customer questions. My aim is to do this in such a way that someone with little experience of the products can make sense of them (I don't expect any of my readers to be product experts!). If you have a problem or question then don't hesitate to post it here and I'll try to do my best to answer it. Also, if you don't understand something in one of my posts, then just add a comment explaining your issue and I'll try to explain things more clearly - I really appreciate reader feedback.
If you are keen to know what the future product strategy and roadmap is following the Oracle and BEA merger, and didn't watch it live on 1st July, then I strongly advise you to take watch Thomas Kurian's webcast. The view from the blogosphere and from customers I've spoken to so far seems to be very positive and all of us in Oracle and really excited about the future.