Tuesday Feb 26, 2013
Thursday Feb 21, 2013
By Cassandraclark-Oracle on Feb 21, 2013
MySQL is the world’s most popular open-source database, and powers websites and applications of numerous leading and fast-growing organizations.
On March 12, we’re hosting the first Virtual Developer Day: MySQL at 9am PST to give you a one-stop shop to learn all the essential MySQL skills and the latest features in MySQL 5.6 GA. With a combination of presentations and hands-on lab experience, you’ll have the opportunity to practice in your own environment and gain more in-depth knowledge to successfully design, develop, and manage your MySQL databases. Besides the great content you'll also be able to ask questions of Oracle’s MySQL engineering, support, product management, and sales consulting teams.
This FREE virtual event has two tracks tailored for both fresh and experienced MySQL users. Attend the live sessions and sharpen your skills to:
- Develop your new applications cost-effectively using MySQL
- Improve performance of your existing MySQL databases
- Manage your MySQL environment more efficiently
Monday Feb 18, 2013
By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on Feb 18, 2013
At the OTN Cloud Developer day, developers got a chance to try out the Oracle Cloud. I sat down with Diby Malakar, Director of Product Management, Oracle Cloud, to find out what's driving the cloud for developers. Diby discussed the pressures on software development organizations, and the problems that the cloud can solve.
Diby described trends that are putting more and more pressure on development teams. With the need for cutting-edge infrastructures, enterprises are facing pressure to modernize to achieve the flexibility, scalability, and responsiveness that will help them remain competitive. But companies can rarely afford to increase the size of their staff. The difference between the increasing demand and the size of development resources is known as the "development gap."
Diby explained that every passing year, we draw closer and closer to achieving the vision of the ubiquitously connected global village. The number of internet users today exceeds 2 billion worldwide, with global internet penetration estimated to grow from 35% at the end of 2012 to 42% by the end of 2016. The cloud provides opportunities to improve development costs, productivity and throughput by utilizing geographically dispersed teams and processes. At the same time, this flatter and more connect world is having a number of other effects. Data production will be 44 times greater in 2020 than it was in 2009, reaching a worldwide total of 7.9 zettabytes (or eight trillion gigabytes) by 2015. As developers are pressured to utilize that data to create more compelling applications and enable actionable business insights, companies are searching for solutions that will provide the unprecedented capacity, scalability, and speed to keep pace with that explosive growth.
Diby Malakar of Oracle Product Management explains how the cloud can close the "development gap" and describes features of the Oracle cloud.
Another trend is the impact of social interaction on applications and end-user expectations. Social platform adoption is such an integral part of our lives that 90% of all internet users now have an account on at least one social service. There are more than 13 million business pages on Facebook. As social behaviors continue to increase, modern development environments must keep pace and offer similar levels of seamless and frequent interaction.
Using cloud can help companies close the "development gap." The adoption of a standards-based cloud infrastructure enables companies to modernize at a gradual pace as modern and legacy element coexist, training both IT staff and end-users as they go along. Individual developers have their own set of reasons for embracing the cloud. Using the cloud can dramatically reduce provisioning, deployment and management time, and increase throughput and quality with more efficient construction and testing. You can learn more and get a free trial at cloud.oracle.com.
Tuesday Feb 12, 2013
By Bob Rhubart-Oracle on Feb 12, 2013
As of this moment there are 49 videos on the Oracle Technology Network YouTube Channel, featuring conversations with the people who build Oracle technologies and the people who use those technologies. Here's the current list of the Top 10 most popular OTN videos.
- Dr. Frank Munz: Distinctive Recipes for Oracle WebLogic Server 12c
Dr. Frank Munz, the author of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes, talks about his new book, the companion series of videos, and upcoming speaking engagements.
- Marc Sewtz: Oracle APEX 4.2 Mobile App Development
Marc Sewtz from the core Oracle Application Express Development talks about new features built into APEX4.2 to support Mobile App Development and demonstrates an iPhone app built with the technology.
- David Peake: Oracle APEX 4.2 New Features
David Peake, PM for Oracle Application Express, offers a quick overview of some of the upcoming features in the new release, tells you where you can try it out for free.
- Dimitri Gielis: Oracle Apex 4.2 and Responsive Web Design
Oracle Ace Director Dimitri Gielis, one of the winners of the Oracle Social Network Developer Challenge at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 in San Francsicso, talks about new features in Oracle Application Express 4.2.
- Wim Coekearts: SunRay Hardware
Wim Coekaerts, SVP of Linux and Virtualization Engineering at Oracle, talks about some of the new SunRay Hardware he gets to play with.
- Arup Nanda: Engineered Systems
Oracle ACE Director Arup Nanda, winner of the 2012 Oracle Magazine Technologist of the Year award in the Enterprise Architect category, discusses Oracle Exadata, engineered systems, and the changing role of the database administrator.
- Panel Discussion: Are You Future Proof? - Evolving Skills for Architects and Developers
Oracle ACE Directors Ron Batra (AT&T), Basheer Khan (Innowave Technology), and Ronald van Luttikhuizen (Vennster) discuss the evolution in the skills needed for success as a software architect or developer.
- Greg Marsden: Hugepages = Huge Performance on Linux
Greg Marsden of Oracle's Linux Kernel Engineering Team talks about some common customer performance questions and making the most of Oracle Linux 6 and Transparent HugePages.
- Oracle ACEs Like...
This video montage created by OTN's Todd Trichler begins with a conversation with Vikki Lira and Lilian Buziak, the people behing the ORacle ACE program, and then introduces several members of that program.
- Alex Gorbachev: Social Software Engineering
Oracle ACE Director and Pythian CTO Alex Gorbachev talks his role as the organizer of the Oracle OpenWorld Blogger Meet-up and about the role of social media at Pythian.
Monday Feb 04, 2013
By Bob Rhubart-Oracle on Feb 04, 2013
What has six conferences in six cities across India and features presentations by thirteen experts in Oracle technologies? If your answer was OTN Yathra 2013, give yourself a round of applause.
OTN Yathra 2013, organized by Oracle ACE Director Murali Vallath, begins in Delhi on Saturday, 16 February 2013, and then makes its way to Mumbai (Monday,18 Feb), Pune (Wednesday, 20 Feb), Bangalore (Friday, 22 Feb), Hyderabad (Monday, 25 Feb), and concludes in Chennai on Wednesday 27 February. Among the thirteen speakers for the event are eight members of the Oracle ACE Program.
The goal of OTN Yathra 2013 is to reach out to the 400,000-member Oracle user community in India to "bring the Oracle community together, giving them awareness,improving the level of knowledge, and increasing the networking opportunities in the region."
Friday Feb 01, 2013
By Cassandraclark-Oracle on Feb 01, 2013
You are invited to attend OTN Developer Day: Cloud Application Development, Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., a workshop of hands on labs and sessions. At this event, you will be able to network with peers and Oracle experts while you learn about Oracle Cloud's Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings and the speed, flexibility, and productivity they offer. In addition to getting hands-on experience with Oracle Cloud, you will learn about:
- How to leverage Oracle Database Cloud Service to quickly develop and access Application Express applications
- How to use Oracle Java Cloud Service to deploy, test, manage, and monitor Java applications
- How Oracle Java Cloud Service integrates seamlessly with popular development tools like Maven, Ant, Eclipse, NetBeans, and JDeveloper
- How Oracle Developer Cloud Service helps manage development lifecycles effectively through integration with Hudson, Git and GitHub, and tasks and wikis
- How Oracle Messaging Cloud Service enables communication between software components to provide a dynamic, automated business workflow environment
- How Oracle Storage Cloud Service enables businesses to store and manage digital content in the cloud
Attendees will come away from OTN Developer Day: Cloud Application Development with detailed information about how Oracle Cloud can help you be a more productive Cloud application developer.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Oracle Conference Center
350 Oracle Parkway
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Register online now for this FREE event.
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