Friday Jun 03, 2011

Oracle ACEs Invade Kscope11!

Kscope11 (June 26-30, Long Beach, Calif.), ODTUG's annual conference bringing together the best Oracle minds in the industry, will include more than 50 Oracle ACE & ACE Director presentations this year. Not only will Oracle ACEs be presenting technical content, but they will also be leading full-day symposia and and hands-on training, as well as participating in the Kscope special events - such as the OTN-sponsored "Lunch and Learn" on June 28, where ACEs will lead lunchtime panel sessions covering topics such as BI, Oracle Fusion Middleware, APEX and more.

We challenge you to attend Kscope11 and not run into an Oracle ACE! See you there!

Thursday Jun 02, 2011

Hardware Compatibility List Now on OTN

The Hardware Compability List (HCL) that was once on BigAdmin has been recreated on the Oracle Technology Network. For details, see the OTN Garage Blog.

- Rick System Admin and Developer Community of OTN

Saturday May 07, 2011

The Blogs: Rolling on with Roller

The great blogs integration project - in which the and instances become one - has completed!, previously on the Movable Type platform, has packed its bags and moved over to the Apache Roller platform (on top of Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Database 11g). And blogs have been re-badged as ones.

You should see no impact on links to legacy URLs, although truth be told, there will be a clean-up of abandoned blogs or those that have otherwise fallen into dis-use.

Friday Dec 03, 2010

Hot: Pre-built Developer VMs from OTN

For those of you who haven't already played with it, Oracle VM VirtualBox is an awfully cool desktop virtualization tool. Even better, it's free.

We OTN-ers like it even more than you will though because it allows us to freeze-dry entire software stacks into VM images. Developers can simply download a few files, assemble them with a script we provide, and then import and run the resulting pre-built VM in VirtualBox. Voila, instant (insert name here) stack.

These VMs are particularly handy in support of in-person workshops, but there's no reason we can't make them available for everyone. Which we have done, in Java, database, and SOA/BPM flavors. (All "ingredients" are listed at the referenced link, and they are extensive.)

Now that we have the kinks worked out, other flavors are sure to become available in 2011.

Now go get 'em!

Monday Nov 15, 2010

Solaris 11 Express Available for Download


Solaris 11 Express is now available for download. Free for development, evaluation, and testing purposes. Look for resources on the System Admin and Developer Community of OTN over the coming days, or see this summary of sysadmin resources on the OTN Garage Blog.

Tuesday Oct 26, 2010

Downloads Infrastructure Changes

On October 21, we upgraded the OTN Software Download service,, and moved it to a new CDN infrastructure to:

- improve end-user download speed,
- provide greater uptime,
- give us greater capacity to merge the Oracle and Sun infrastructures.

For most people, this move was transparent and the service continues to work as

Within the next week, we will be shutting down the old CDN infrastructure.

We've observed that a limited number of users are continuing to connect to the IP Addresses of the older CDN infrastructure. This happens when the DNS Infrastructure of a company, or country, "caches" older IP Address information.

We'll post again when we've shutdown the older CDN infrastructure. If you have a problem at that time, you may want to contact your local DNS Administrator to have them refresh the entries for:


If you continue to have problems, please let us know.

Sunday Sep 19, 2010

Let The Photos Commence

Yep, we're onsite in our JavaOne home for the week, the Mason St. tent, and documentation of the goings-on around us has already begun:

Stay tuned to this photostream for more virtual experiences!

Wednesday Sep 15, 2010

You Want Flair?

On our team, we believe everyone should be free to express themselves via flair. (There is no minimum of 37 pieces though.) For that reason, we have created an assortment of flair for you to choose from at JavaOne or Oracle Develop:

You Want Flair?

You will only find this flair in the Mason St. tent. Come and get it!

Saturday Jul 03, 2010

Important FAQ: The Big Website Merge

Have you heard? In mid-July, the Oracle Technology Network, Sun Developer Network, and BigAdmin Websites become one:

Read the FAQ!

We look forward to your feedback!

Thursday May 06, 2010

Any "Joiners" Out There?

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