Shay Shmeltzer's Oracle Development Tools Tips

  • January 13, 2010

Farewell to the Oracle Java Newsletter

Shay Shmeltzer
Director of Product Management - Oracle

No, we are not canceling the Oracle Java Newsletter (now called Dev2Dev), it's just that I'm quitting my moonlighting job as a newsletter editor and putting it in the capable hands of Justin from OTN.

I've been editing the newsletter since the first edition in May 2004. Our goal was to have a vehicle to let Java developers know about the new things that have come up over the past month and to make it easier to keep track of upcoming trends and technologies.

That first edition went out to about 70,000 people - last month the newsletter went out to over 1 Million people.

In the first few editions we didn't had a lot of material and in many cases I ended up writing specific articles for the newsletter like the Teaching Oracle JDeveloper to Make Coffee.

Over time my job got a bit easier as more and more Java related articles appeared on OTN and blogs started to appear covering the Oracle Java landscape - all I had to do was find the interesting entries and link to them, and the blog section got bigger with time.

It's been a fun ride, thanks for all the people whose content allowed us to keep the newsletter running and informative for so long. I hope the newsletter has been a helpful monthly pointer to useful stuff.

If you are still not getting the newsletter add it to your OTN profile.

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Justin Kestelyn Wednesday, January 13, 2010
    Thanks for the hand-off Shay!
  • Chris Muir Wednesday, January 13, 2010
    Thanks for the newsletter Shay, it's been a keen summary of Oracle/Java related news I've read each month.
    What are you going to do with all your spare time?
  • Husain Wednesday, January 20, 2010
    I must rename my blog now :)
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