Day One UKOUG
By Antony Reynolds on Dec 02, 2008
First Day in Birmingham
Yesterday was the first day of the UK Oracle User group conference in Birmingham – my home town. The best presentation I attended was by Sten Vesterli entitled “What’s Hot and What’s Not – an Overview of Oracle Development Tools”. This gave a very realistic assessment of the options open to Oracle developers when choosing a development tool. He also pointed out something that we all need to remember – Use the right tool for the job. This was a theme that was later reinforced by Tom Kyte in his outstanding keynote on “The best way …” who made a strong case for understanding multiple IT languages to have access to the right tools, observing that understanding multiple languages allows you to have access to different ways of thinking. Today I have a presentation around choosing the right Fusion Middleware component for the job. Unfortunately I am up against Mike Lehman so I suspect my attendance will be low.
If you are at the UKOUG stop by my presentation tomorrow (Wednesday) on using a SOA maturity model to drive project selection.