Friday Mar 21, 2014

Best of OTN - Week of March 21st

The Java Community is Buzzing: 

Java SE 8 is Now Available!

Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8) is a major feature release and is now generally available. It contains new features and enhancements in many functional areas.

Mark Your Calendars:  Java 8 Launch Webcast- March 25, 10:00 AM PDT

Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group, will gather with a few friends to talk about the Java SE 8 platform.  Check out the agenda that includes panel discussions about the components and platform priorities, plus Java SE 8 and the Internet of Things.  We'll have a chat with Adam Messinger, CIO of Twitter, and other technology industry leaders that depend on Java SE 8 innovation.  Go here to register

Mark Reinhold: Thanks To So Many

Ever wonder what is involved in completing a major new release of a software system as large as the JDK? Mark Reinhold talks about the dedicated work of many hundreds of developers, with indirect contributions from thousands more that made Java SE 8 possible. 

Java SE 8 Features and Details

Lambdas are live! How do they work? Check out the Java SE 8 pages on OTN to find out about all the new features--Lambdas, and polyglot programming included.


See what's new in the Database/Developer Community:

Oracle Database Migration Assistant for Unicode (DMU 2.0) Now available

Here's what you need to know: Oracle Database Migration Assistant for Unicode (DMU) 2.0 is the officially supported method for migrating Oracle 12c Pluggable Databases (PDBs) to the Unicode character set. Oracle DMU also supports migrating selected prior database releases of 10.2, 11.1 and 11.2. Get the download here.

Oracle R Enterprise 1.4 is now available 

Check out several new and enhanced algorithms, high performance computing infrastructure enhancements, and additional tools supporting production deployment. The whole story is here on the Oracle R Technologies page on OTN or Get the download here. 


Systems Community Has Solaris 11 Tips:

Configuring COMSTAR to Provide Local iSCSI Storage

Alexandre Borges walks through the steps to configure the Common Multiprotocol SCSI TARget (COMSTAR) capability in Oracle Solaris 11. Find out how to provide local iSCSI storage to Windows, Linux and Mac clients.

How to Preserve Unpacked Software During a Package Uninstall 

If you use the Image Packaging System (IPS) in Oracle Solaris 11 to uninstall all packaged content from a directory, it also removes the directory. Not good if you also kinda sorta loaded unpackaged content into that directory. Alta Elstad shows you how to avoid this problem. 


Ciao for now!

LKR 


Friday Oct 04, 2013

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 - A Community Perspective

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 enters the history books as another fantastic event. Between Oracle Team USA winning the America's Cup (on a boat stuffed full of Oracle technology), Oracle unveiling new technologies that support greater innovation, and all the action at JavaOne, it will be hard to beat. See Ace Director Danny Bryant's perspective on the event, and his experience connecting with Oracle DBAs and experts. Jason Arneil also reports on his 5th outing to OOW. If there is any event you must have on the calendar, it has to be Oracle OpenWorld, and Jeff Smith gives a great overview of why. 

Over the coming weeks, keep checking back to the Oracle OpenWorld Content Catalog where the presentations and additional content will be posted for attendees to access.  

Finally, a note of thanks for hanging out at the OTN Lounge. We had a great time meeting you all and hosting the developer challenges, presentations and meetups. Be sure to keep those Tweets and Comments coming!  

- The OTN Team 

Tuesday Sep 13, 2011

Oracle Technology Network Lights Up Oracle OpenWorld 2011

Oracle Technology Network (OTN) has a long history of adding our own special touches to your Oracle OpenWorld experience. In 2011, we continue that tradition with some of the best ones yet:

OTN Lounge (Howard St. Tent)
Open: 8am-7pm Mon/Tues, 8am-6pm Weds, and 9am-2pm Thurs

For the third year in a row you'll find the OTN Lounge in a new place, but this time it's the best location we've ever had: In the Howard St. Tent, right in front of the Moscone South building entrance. You can't miss us!

As usual, the OTN Lounge is your home away from home at Oracle OpenWorld. Charge up on coffee in the morning (8-10am Mon.-Weds.) and beer and Red Bull late in the day (4-7pm on Mon.-Tues., 4-6pm on Weds.). You'll also find comfy furniture, laptop power, and a whole lot of schwag - from free software, to t-shirts, to flair. Furthermore: we'll be doing live interviews with Oracle engineers and technical executives like Wim Coekaerts, Mike Hichwa, and Sushil Kumar (covering Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware, and Systems/Storage) from our own stage, and hosting interactive "power hours" with Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware product managers. It's a feast for the brain!

(Special treat for Oracle RAC fans: Kick back at the OTN Lounge between 9am and 1pm each day of the show with experts from the IOUG RAC SIG, and work together to get an Oracle RAC cluster database running inside virtual machines on your own laptops.)

Speaking of feasts:

OTN Night (Mon. at 730pm, Yerba Buena Gardens)
OTN Night, always the fiercest party at Oracle OpenWorld, will be on fire this year: literally! We've taken the Burning Man festival as our inspiration, so that means a panoply of food, drink, and visual and aural entertainment you are not likely to have seen before. Prepare to be amazed!

We look forward to seeing you at one or both places the week of Oracle OpenWorld.

JavaOne Full Conference attendees also have access to both the OTN Lounge and OTN Night, and in fact the OTN team will be the heart and soul of the Community Hub at that conference. But that's a post for another day. :)

Photo credit: Alisha Vargas

Monday Jun 06, 2011

Back by Popular Demand: Oracle OpenWorld Suggest-a-Session on Oracle Mix

openworld logoIf you missed the general public call for papers, don't worry!  You have another opportunity to get included in this year's event: Submit a paper through Oracle Mix.

If you have a topic that you feel would grab the OpenWorld audience, we invite you to submit it for review and voting by your peers. Sessions with the highest number of votes within topics will be included in this year's event and speakers get a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2011. The paper submission and voting on Oracle Mix goes through June 19, 2011. Get your topics in early to maximize your voting potential.

Click here for more information about Suggest-a-Session.