Wednesday Dec 19, 2012

Top 10 OTN Tech Articles for 2012

It takes a special kind of IT pro to risk additional carpal tunnel damage to pound out a technical article after spending the day wrestling with a keyboard in dealing with other duties. That kind of dedication is noteworthy, even more so if people actually take the time to read the resulting article. So if you know any of the authors listed below, skip the handshake and give them a congratulatory slap on the back for all that time spent torturing their tendons. Their hard work has earned a place on this list of  the Top 10 most popular OTN articles published in 2012. 

  1. Getting Started with Java SE Embedded on the Raspberry Pi
    by Bill Courington and Gary Collins
  2. How Dell Migrated from SUSE Linux to Oracle Linux
    by Jon Senger, Aik Zu Shyong, and Suzanne Zorn
  3. Exploring Oracle SQL Developer
    by Przemyslaw Piotrowski
  4. Getting Started with Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2
    by Lenz Grimmer
  5. How to Get Started (FAST!) with JavaFX 2 and Scene Builder
    by Mark Heckler
  6. How to Use Oracle VM VirtualBox Templates
    by Yuli Vasiliev
  7. How to Update Oracle Solaris 11 Systems From Oracle Support Repositories
    by Glynn Foster
  8. Tips for Hardening an Oracle Linux Server
    by Lenz Grimmer and James Morris
  9. How To Configure Browser-based SSO with Kerberos/SPNEGO and Oracle WebLogic Server
    by Abhijit Patil
  10. How to Create a Local Yum Repository for Oracle Linux
    by Jared Greenwald

Of course, OTN has a great many articles covering a broad range of topics of interest to Java developers, DBAs, sysadmins, solution architects, and everybody else who works keeping the IT world running. You'll find them here. If you have suggestions for topics or technologies you'd like to see covered, please let us know.

And if you have insight and expertise to share, why not write your own article? Click here to learn how to get published on OTN.

Wednesday Dec 05, 2012

December 2012 OTN Member Offers

Our partners have answered the special offer call just in time for you to either shop for the tech professional in your life or share the list below with someone who keeps asking you what you want for the holidays.  Go right to the Oracle Technology Network Member Discount Page or read on for more details.

Oracle  Store has extended their 10% Savings through December 31st 2012.

Oracle Press -
Oracle Technology Network members get 40% off the latest Oracle Press book by Oracle ACE Directors Ben Prusinski and Gustavo Gonzalez, Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Handbook, Third Edition in print and ebook format.

CRC Press - Has added 3 NEW titles!  Get 20% off the below title at checkout.

  • Secure Java: For Web Application Development
  • Open Source Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
  • Developing Essbase Applications: Advanced Techniques for Finance and IT Professional
  • Oracle Embedded Programming and Application Development

Packt Publishing -
Get 25% off the print books and get 35% off the eBooks listed below. You will need to be logged in for the discounts to apply at checkout and codes expire December 31st 2012.

  • 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 Guide

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Give your friends and colleagues the gift of Safari Books Online! With an ever-expanding library of books and videos from more than 100 publishers (including Oracle Press), a subscription to Safari Books Online is the gift that always fits, helping your friends learn new skills and stay current. Starting at $42.99, gift subscriptions are available for 1, 3, 6 and 12 months.

Get all of this and more at the Oracle Technology Network Member Discount Page!

Monday Dec 03, 2012

Oracle ACEs / ACE Directors in the OTN Lounge - JavaOne Latin America 2012

What's an Oracle ACE? Oracle ACEs and Oracle ACE Directors are community members who have demonstrated both community leadership and expertise with Oracle technologies. You'll get a chance to interact with several Oracle ACEs and Oracle ACE Directors in the mini theater in the OTN Lounge this week during JavaOne Latin America 2012 in São Paulo, Brazil.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012



Presenter title and company

4:30 – 4:50

Co-existence between Applications' Unlimited and Fusion Applications

Gustavo Gonzales, Oracle ACE Director

CTO, IT Convergence

4:50 – 5:10

Pipeline Table Functions

Marcelo Ochoa, Oracle ACE


5:10 - 5:30

Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR) Day-to-Day

Rodrigo Almeida, Oracle ACE

CDS - Condomínio de Soluções Corporativas

Wednesday, 5 December 2012



Presenter title and company

4:30 – 4:50


4:50 – 5:10

Oracle VM Template - Facilitating the Construction Environment.

David Siqueira, Oracle ACE

CDS Condominio de Soluções

5:10 – 5:30

Database Migration with Minimal Downtime

Marcus Vinicius Miguel Pedro, Oracle ACE