November in Review
By Richard Bingham-Oracle on Dec 03, 2013
Apart from the items below, November has seen a few new projects for the Developer Relations team, helping more customers and partners test, document, and support the building of exciting new capabilities on the Fusion Applications and Oracle Cloud platforms. More specific details on these will be available soon.
Jani's new "Integrating With" series of blog posts is now well underway, with illustrative posts on using Oracle APEX, Ruby, and PL/SQL to call Fusion Applications web services. More articles to come on using technologies including .NET and Python.
Vik's series of articles on "Fusion Concepts" continues onwards, providing clear introductions to the key underpinning capabilities and architectures. Essential reading for anyone new to Oracle Applications.
Our YouTube channel continues to see good traffic levels now with over 6k views, and with 56 how-to videos it just proves the old adage of 'build it and they will come'. That said there is plenty more content planned here, so subscribe today.
From Other Teams
The Oracle A-Team provided an insightful post on recommended security validations to use if installing or upgrading Fusion Applications. Essential reading for on-premises developers and their administrators.
Our colleague Misha over in Applications User Experience explains and demonstrates the new Oracle Sales Cloud Simplified UI in her Voice of User Experience (VOX) blog. This coincides nicely with our two YouTube videos (one and two) showing the related customization options.
For fun we participated in an internal 36 hour hackathon based on extensions to our great new BI product, the BI Mobile App Designer [video].
The challenge was to create a new plug-in to help users create rich data
visualization in a very simple drag-and-drop type way. Our submission was
based on the D3 HeatMap and was given a commendation in term of 'best utility', although sadly we didn't actually win!
This week sees the UK Oracle User Group TECH13 conference, and just as with the sister APPS13 conference Richard will again be attending and spreading the Developer Relations message with customers and partners. A 'highlights' blog post will follow soon.
The large multinational developer events known as the Oracle Virtual Developer Days continues to be popular, with a special section in November for Oracle ADF Development with the tag line "Web, Mobile and Beyond". This ran in the Americas on Nov 19th, in APAC Nov 21st, and EMEA Nov 26th. These are a great way to learn the basics, find new best practices, interact with specialists, all without the unpopular travel approval process. Check out the videos and PDF content on this page.
The public Fusion Help site is now freely accessible, providing quick and easy access to information anytime you need it! It is outside our firewalls and requires no special log-in. You can even bookmark, print, or share links to specific topics. The content is carefully organized by common business processes, searchable and filterable, plus you can drill directly into specific products or tasks. It includes lots of structured content including demos, documents, guides, and FAQ's.