What Happened in Vegas....
By oracletechnet on Apr 18, 2007
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)