Best of OTN - Week of May 4th

Architect Community

Video: Oracle APEX Development and Security Workshop Preview | Scott Spendolini
Oracle ACE Director Scott Spendolini, a Certified Oracle Application Express developer, talks about APEX development and security and offers a preview of the sessions he will conduct at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference, May 12-14, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Video: How Does This Code Make You Feel? | Steven Feuerstein
Steven Feuerstein is an architect with Oracle's Database tools team, the author of Oracle PL/SQL Programming (now in it's sixth edition from O'Reilly), and he's a keynote speaker at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference (GLOC), coming up on May 13-14, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. In this interview Steven talks about his GLOC keynote, "Coding Therapy for Software Developers, aka How does This Code Make You Feel?" and about why it's ok to say "I don't know."

Video: This Guy Wrote a Book About eCommerce in the Cloud | Kelly Goetsch
Kelly Goetsch, author of eCommerce in the Cloud, (O'Reilly Media) talks about the rationale for cloud-based ecommerce, public vs private cloud, and about the products that form Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation.

Friday Fun from OTN Architect Community manager Bob Rhubart: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by The Cleverlys
Check out this brilliant bluegrass rendition of Beyonce's monster hit.

Systems Community

Sofia, Where's My Cloud?
An OTN Home Movie: Sofia builds a cloud for her clueless Daddy, and shows him how to manage it with the OpenStack dashboard running on Oracle Solaris 11.2

Replay of Oracle Solaris Labs Now Available
How Oracle Solaris 11 simplifies your life, managing the software lifecycle, managing your virtualization environments, and managing your ZFS data. Intro plus three labs from last Virtual Sysadmin Day now available as video replays.

Make Your Oracle Database Run Faster on Oracle Linux
If you can get your hands on a Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card, and you're running Oracle Database 11g Release 2 or later on Oracle Linux, you can use the Oracle Database Smart Flash Cache to improve performance and response times.

Database Community

Oracle Ace Dan McGhan is getting the APEX party started in NYC -- Friday May 23, 6:00 PM at the Oracle Manhattan office. 2 great presentations (Apex 5.0 preview) and then an APEX After Hours crawl across Manhattan.

Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall provides a first line of defense for databases and consolidates audit data from databases, operating systems, and directories. Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall Release 12.1.2 is now available. Find out more here.

Upgrading your Database and need to know where to start? check out the Hitchiker's Guide to Upgrading to Oracle 12c.

Java Community

Java Developer Day! Replays are now available with lots of great FREE content #fillyourbrain  

PrimeFaces 5.0 Released. “One does not simply use JSF without PrimeFaces.”  

Video: Java ME Embedded Tips and Tricks

Friday Funny: There is no SingletonFactory. But apparently there is a SingletonDistillery! Thanks @mgerdin!

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