Community Bulletin

Get Virtual and Hang Out

Explore Happenings in Oracle Technology Network.

By Roland Smart

November/December 2015


Oracle Technology Network Virtual Technology Summit

Four times a year, Oracle Technology Network produces a Virtual Technology Summit (VTS). This interactive online event offers technical tracks for database, Java, middleware, and operating systems. Each track includes several sessions, presented by Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts who share their insight and experiences through hands-on labs, technical presentations, and demos. Sign up to view previous summits on demand. And look out for the next VTS, in February 2016.

The Hangout: A New Home for Systems Admins and Developers

The Hangout is a new discussion space on for all things systems-related. Network with other systems admins and developers, contribute your own technical articles, and share ideas for future VTS sessions.

The Hangout also features a brand-new blog. Connect with Oracle Technology Network Systems Community Manager Logan Rosenstein, Oracle ACEs, and other experts as they blog about the latest Oracle Technology Network events, how-to guides, and product updates—on topics ranging from Oracle SuperCluster to Oracle Solaris Immutable Zones.


Visit the new Oracle Community space and hang out.

Get Hands-On with the Oracle Technology Network VirtualBox Virtual Machine

New to Oracle? The Oracle Technology Network VirtualBox Virtual Machine is arguably one of the fastest ways for you to teach yourself the ins-and-outs of some of the most popular Oracle products and technologies. The virtual machine (VM) comes preconfigured with Oracle Linux 7, Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Application Express 5.0, and more.


The appliance offers a host of hands-on labs and lessons, covering key competencies such as re-engineering your database using Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler as well as installing and administering Oracle REST Data Services.

Get the full VM setup instructions on Oracle Technology Network.

Podcast Series: Design Principles for Process-Driven Architectures

A five-part interview focuses on the most-recent innovations in process-driven architectures for both cloud and on-premises solutions. Featuring four of the seven authors of Design Principles for Process-Driven Architectures Using Oracle BPM and SOA Suite 12c (Packt Publishing, 2015), these podcasts will help you gain a footing on next-generation Service Composite Architectures, Oracle’s mobile and multichannel solutions for business process management, and using Adaptive Case Management to streamline your enterprise IT environment.


Listen to the podcast series and download a sample chapter from Design Principles for Process-Driven Architectures Using Oracle BPM and SOA Suite 12c.

Featured Download: node-oracledb

Node.js is an open source and asynchronous event-driven framework, designed for building scalable network applications in JavaScript.

Oracle developers can use the node-oracledb driver—the new Node.js driver for Oracle Database—to power their high-performance applications. Among other features, node-oracledb supports smart mapping between JavaScript and Oracle types, Database Resident Connection Pooling, and resource optimization through row prefetching.

To learn more and download the latest release, visit the Oracle Node.js Developer Center. Full documentation is available on GitHub.