Thursday Oct 17, 2013

There's A Virtual Developer Day in Your Future

What are Virtual Developer Days? You really should know this by now.

OTN Virtual Developer Days are online events created specifically for developers and architects, with a focus on no-fluff technical presentations, hands-on labs, and expert Q&A to sharpen your technical skills and bring you up to speed on the latest information on Oracle products and practical best practices for their use.

The best part about OTN Virtual Developer Days is that you don't have to pack a suitcase or stand in line at an airport waiting for someone pat you down. Instead, you stay where you are, flip open your laptop, and prepare your brain for a massive skills injection.

In the next few weeks you'll have two such chances to ramp up your skills.

  • On Tuesday November 5, 2013 Harnessing the Power of Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence will guide you through tooling updates and best practices for developing applications with WebLogic and Coherence as target platforms. This two-track event covers app design and development (Track 1) and building, deploying, and managing applications (Track 2). Each track includes three presentations plus a hands-on lab. [9am-1pm PT / 12pm-4pm ET / 1pm-5pm BRT]

    Register now

    This event will also be available in EMEA on December 3, 2013 {9am-1pm GMT / 1pm-5pm GST / 2:30pm-6:30 PM IST]
  • On Tuesday November 19, 2103 Oracle ADF Development: Web, Mobile, and Beyond offers four tracks covering everything from the basics to advance skills for for application development using Oracle ADF and Oracle ADF Mobile. There are three sessions in each track, followed by hands-on labs in which try out what you've learned. [9am-1pm PT / 12pm-4pm ET/ 1pm-5pm BRT]

    Register now

    This event will also be available in APAC on Thursday November 21, 2013 [10am-1:30pm IST (India) / 12:30pm-4pm SGT (Singapore) / 3:30pm-7pm AESDT] and in EMEA on Tuesday November 26, 2013 [9am-1pm GMT / 1pm-5pm GST/ 2:30pm-6:30pm IST]

Registration for both events is absolutely free. So what are you waiting for?

Tuesday Feb 26, 2013

Embedded Development: It's Not Just a Good Idea, It's the Law

Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona is a gathering of over 70,000 people to discuss the state of mobile communications. As the MWC brochure says, "The mobile ecosystem is expanding at lightning speed, with endless innovation and new applications of mobile technology." Mobile World Congress used to just be about mobile phones and the industry surrounding them, but now "mobile" has redefined itself and is about sensors everywhere: cars, scooters, buildings, people, etc. The M2M (or "Internet of Everything") revolution is here, with mobile phones as just one of the many components that create an intelligent, connected world. The opportunities for developers in embedded and remote systems is almost endless.

embedded carThere are several cars on display at Mobile World Congress. They have infotainment systems, GPS maps, and sensors recording everything from temperature to tire pressure. Embedded systems for cars is so pervasive that the European Union has started the process of requiring embedded technologies in all new cars by 2015.  It wants the life-saving eCall system to be fitted to all new models of cars and light vehicles. eCall is activated automatically as soon as in-vehicle sensors detect a serious crash. Once set off, the system dials the European emergency number 112, establishes a telephone link to the appropriate emergency call center and sends details of the accident to the rescue services, including the time of incident, the accurate position of the crashed vehicle and the direction of travel (most important on motorways and in tunnels).

Who is going to develop the apps for these innovative, embedded systems? You? If you want to get started, you should check out Java. Java has been on devices for a long time: smart cards, cars, ATMs, phones, underwater probes, and more. Java enables devices to be intelligent, scalable and supportable. Already know Java? Great, you can easily develop for sensors of any size. Learn more at OTN/Java

Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

OTN: There's an App for That

You want access to Oracle Technology Network updates from a mobile device, you say? Well you can have that today.

The official Oracle app for iOS, Android, and BB is useful for many things, but my personal favorite is the "Developers" channel:

 From there, it's trivial to consume links to things tagged by the OTN team - which may include "home" content or curated links from other places:


All in all, it's a good way to stay in touch! 

Monday Jan 25, 2010

OTN Homepage Goes Mobile

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