Monday Nov 26, 2012

Virtual Developer Day: Oracle Fusion Development - Dec 11

You can't gift wrap it, and you can't stuff it in a stocking, but you can give yourself the gift of improved Oracle Fusion Development skills by participating in Virtual Developer Day: Oracle Fusion Development.

This free online event features six sessions in three tracks, plus live hands-on labs, all focused on Fusion Development with Oracle ADF. The event takes place on Tuesday December 11, 2012, and is scheduled specifically for those in EMEA.

Visit the registration page for more information, plus complete agenda information and session abstracts.

Monday Nov 12, 2012

Three New Videos on Social Development

By now it should be clear to even the most tenacious Luddite that the social media phenomenon is no mere fad. Those ubiquitous icons for Facebook and Twitter and other social networks are little beacons of disruptive change signalling yet again that the 20th century is over, dude. And that presents an opportunity for software developers with the necessary insight and expertise to tap into and expand social platforms for forward-thinking organizations.

If you're a developer and you're interested in exploiting these emerging opportunities you'll want to check out three new videos that focus on software development for social platforms.

OTN has also created the Oracle Social Developer Community, a new Facebook page devoted to the promotion of community conversation and resources to support Social Developers. If you're working on a social development project, visit the page and tell us about it.

Tuesday Nov 06, 2012

Oracle At QCon SF 2012

Oracle Technology Network is a Platinum sponsor at QCon San Francisco.  (  Don’t miss these great developer focused sessions:

Shay Shmeltzer
How we simplified Web, Mobile and Cloud development for our own developers? - the Oracle Story
Over the past several years, Oracle has beendeveloping a new set of enterprise applications in what is probably one of the
largest Java based development project in the world. How do you take 3000 developers and make them productive? How do you insure the delivery of cutting edge UIs for both Mobile and Web channels? How do you enable Cloud based
development and deployment?  Come and learn how we did it at Oracle, and see how the same technologies and methodologies can apply to your development efforts.

Dan Smith
Project Lambda in Java 8
Java SE 8 will include major enhancements to the Java Programming Language and its core libraries.  This suite of new features, known as Project Lambda in the OpenJDK community, includes lambda expressions, default methods, and parallel collections (and much more!).  The result will be a next-generation Java programming experience with more flexibility and better abstractions.   This talk will introduce the new Java features and offer a behind-the-scenes view of how they evolved and why they work the way that they do.

Arun Gupta
JSR 356: Building HTML5 WebSocket Applications in Java
The family of HTML5 technologies has pushed the pendulum away from rich client technologies and toward ever-more-capable Web clients running on today’s browsers. In particular, WebSocket brings new opportunities for efficient peer-to-peer communication, providing the basis for a new generation of interactive and “live” Web applications. This session examines the efforts under way to support WebSocket in the Java programming model, from its base-level integration in the Java Servlet and Java EE containers to a new, easy-to-use API and toolset that are destined to become part of the standard Java platform.

The full conference schedule is here:

But wait, there’s more!  At the Oracle booth, we’ll also be covering:

·         Oracle ADF Mobile
·         Oracle Developer Cloud Service
·         Oracle ADF Essentials
·         NetBeans Project Easel

Lastly we’ll share the results of a short cloud survey at QConSF ater this week.  If you attended this year's Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne conferences, it would be hard not to notice that Oracle is clearly "all-in" when it comes to the Cloud.  With Cloud computing being such a hot topic on many OTN members' minds, we'd like to know what you're doing in the cloud and invite you to take this short cloud survey.

Friday Nov 02, 2012

November New Member Offers

Happy November!  OTN has worked with its partners to bring you more new offers or extend their existing ones.

Oracle Press New Offer-

Oracle Technology Network members get 40% off the newest Oracle Press titles by Oracle ACE Mark Rittman, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Developers Guide and Oracle Exalytics Revealed  (ebook format only).

Extended Offers -

Oracle Store - Save 10% on Your Next Software Purchase from the Oracle Store

Pearson Publistiong - 35% off Hacker’s Delight

Manning Publishing - 41% off the MEAP, eBook and print format of the following books:
  • Making Java Groovy
  • OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Certification Guide

Safari Books Online - OTN members get 30 days of free access + 20% off unlimited access to Safari Books Online for 6 months.

Packt Publishing - 25% off the print books and 35% off the eBooks listed below:

  • Getting Started with Oracle Data Integrator 11g: A Hands-On Tutorial
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g: A Hands-On Tutorial 
  • Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer Study Guides.

Murach  Publishing -  Get 30% off for OTN members - Murach’s SQL Server 2012 for Developers by Bryan Syverson and Joel Murach.

Get all of this From the OTN Member Discount Page!