Blogging and the Oracle Apps Community

An interesting series of meta-discussions about blogging were triggered recently by Justin Kestelyn, OTN's Editor-in-Chief.   For those interested in going meta, I'd recommend browsing through recent entries in his own blog.

I'm pleased to see that the Oracle Apps blogging community is growing steadily.  Some authors are putting out really interesting original material that might not be covered elsewhere.  In the last few months, I've found posts on the following blogs to be notable for their perspectives, insights or richness of technical data (in no particular order):
  • The Apps Traction Blog by Joel Asselin
    Very interesting site from a functional consultant with a passion for working with Supply Chain modules.  Recent articles of note include a massive set of practical tips and techniques for using Forms Personalization.

  • Blak Geek Blog
    Written by an anonymous Oracle University instructor, recent notable articles include a series on JServ troubleshooting, coverage on Release 12, and Linux migrations.
  • Oracle Applications DBA by Atul Kumar and team
    Frequently updated, Atul and team have been recently writing about their experiences with Oracle Identity Manager, Microsoft Active Directory and Oracle Internet Directory integration
  • Oracle BI Publisher Blog by Tim Dexter
    Tim's indefatigable coverage of XML Publisher (as it's known to Apps readers) is filled with tips, tricks, techniques, and insights into using this Swiss-army-knife of a tool.  Recent articles cover barcodes, charts, templates, bursting...  As a fellow Oracle blogger, I wonder how Tim manages to squeeze in time to blog on XMLP while pumping out new releases.

  • My Oracle EBS Dba Blog by Bas Klaassen
    Reading Bas's blog gives one the impression of peeking into his personal DBA notebooks.  He meticulously documents things he's tried, along with any error messages encountered, and follows up with solutions.
  • Global Oracle Contractors Network
    With a diverse team of contributors, this blog covers a wide range of Apps-related functional and sysadmin topics, with a hearty dose of business philosophy, to boot.
  • ORCLville by Floyd Teter
    As an active member of the OAUG Fusion Council, Floyd has recently been sharing his thoughts and speculations about Fusion Applications and their implications for existing E-Business Suite users.  Remember that Oracle employees, including myself, are specifically prohibited from speculating about future releases.  As such, I'm always fascinated by what people are gleaning from the information that we've shared publicly so far.
Getting on the Radar

If you have an Apps Technology-related blog (or any blog, for that matter), make sure that you:
  1. Register it with Technorati, so that readers can find you.
  2. Drop me a line.  I'll follow your posts, and will add blogs with regularly updated content on the E-Business Suite to my public blogroll, too. 

That's a nice and helpful list Steven. Speaking as someone who started working with Apps only in the last year or so, but who has worked with Oracle for rather a long time, the number of Apps specific blogs out there is still relatively small, but rather like the DBA blogging situation in 2005 there are a few really good ones out there. It wouldn't surprise me at all if we revisit the list next year and find it's grown like Topsy.

Posted by Niall Litchfield on May 16, 2007 at 05:26 PM PDT #

As always, I appreciate the kind words.


Posted by Floyd Teter on May 17, 2007 at 06:22 AM PDT #

I agree, Niall.  Nature abhors a vacuum, and I suspect that this space will be filled with a plethora of interesting Apps-related blogs in no time.Delighted to see that you're able to comment now, by the way.  If anyone else is having trouble posting comments to my blog (or others on the network), please drop me a line with your IP address.   Regards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on May 17, 2007 at 07:31 AM PDT #

Thanks a lot for maintaing blogroll and pointing to Justin Kestelyn's interesting post.

BecomeAppsDBA Team

Posted by Atul Kumar on May 18, 2007 at 12:17 AM PDT #

This is another wonderful blog for with lots of oracle apps information.

Posted by rudy on April 08, 2012 at 01:04 AM PDT #

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