What Happened in Vegas....

Have recently returned from IOUG Collaborate in Las Vegas, which was one of the more energized instances of that conference I've experienced recently. Just a few comments/observations:

- Oracle's "Flashback" technology, into which Oracle has made major additional investments for version 11.x, is a significant and under-appreciated differentiator.

- In Olivier Ricordel's session about Oracle WebCenter, I saw a lot of nodding heads. This is extremely interesting technology that brings publishing and Web 2.0-related functionality directly into enterprise Web applications. (For more, hear my recent podcast with Development VP Vince Casarez.)

- Forms developers, don't be so scared of Java. There is more than enough abstraction in the stack now to likely make your transition relatively painless.

- In the single most refreshing session I attended, Brian Zeranski of the Paralyzed Veterans of America explained how his organization is enthusiastically using Oracle Application Server 10g SE for 300 end-users and with fewer than 5 IT staffers on hand. Brian's low-key, just-the-facts-ma'am style was really a nice counterpoint to all the glitz.

- Vegas is just too high-end now.

Also, I want to make sure you have a chance to review a brief Collaborate blogroll:

- ORCLville (Floyd Teter of JPL)
- Eric Marcoux (OFM Regional Director, of Fujitsu Consulting)
- Dimitri Gielis (Oracle APEX developer)


Hi Justin, The stats of my blog are increasing and saw that your article had something to do with it ;-) Thanks for that! (just a small remark; you've a little "typo" in my name; Dmitri should be Dimitri) Thanks again, Dimitri

Posted by Dimitri Gielis on April 20, 2007 at 05:43 AM PDT #

Corrected - apologies!

Posted by Justin Kestelyn on April 22, 2007 at 08:20 PM PDT #

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