Hudson's Bay Company Overnight Checkpoint
By Steven Chan (Oracle Development) on May 23, 2006
Before embarking on expeditions to parts unknown, Hudson's Bay Company voyageurs camped overnight within a half-day's walk from their starting point to assess whether they'd brought everything they needed.
In that spirit, we're going to stop here for a checkpoint to see how we're doing.
This blog is about six weeks old. Between 250 to 400 of you visit daily, and hundreds of you subscribe via feedreaders and direct email bulletins.
In this short time, I've somehow amassed about 60 articles about a wide range of E-Business Suite technology stack topics, including:
- New certifications with OracleAS 10g
- New patch certifications
- Early Adopter Programs
- Sneak previews of Release 12
- Tips for Apps DBAs
- Statements of direction
- In-depth conceptual discussions about advanced architectures
I've chosen to write about these topics because of a few idiosyncratic reasons: they interest me, I have expertise or exposure to these areas, and customer and Oracle questions seem to abound on them. There are lots of other worthwhile tech stack topics that I don't follow, like XML Publisher, but I'm generally leaving it to those teams to cover their own products.
And, to put it mildly, our official technology stack communications from my group can be spotty or hard to find. In a perfect world, blogs like this would be unnecessary.
Smorgasbord or Fixed Menu?
Your posted comments and private emails suggest that I'm on the right
track, but some internal Oracle feedback has suggested that I narrow my focus. For example, it's been suggested that I drop the
R12 screenshots and focus on one or two techstack areas instead of this broad coverage.
Should I continue to offer a wide range of assorted hors d'oeuvres, or would you like to settle in for a concentrated hearty meal?
Please feel free to click on the Comment link below to share your thoughts.