Sunday Apr 17, 2011

TheAquarium (and the rest of blogs.sun.com) is moving

After 7 years of existence (almost to the exact day), blogs.sun.com (BSC) is migrating to a new domain: blogs.oracle.com.

The migration should not impact TheAquarium readers coming via feedreaders or directly to the web site with the help of redirects.

The look and feel of the page will change to a new shiny look (see snapshot on the right hand side) but you shouldn't expect changes to the content. Speaking of content, this is blog number #3333 with Eduardo writing more than 2000 and myself (Alexis) approaching 450.

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Sunday May 16, 2010

Oracle Blogs, Tweeters, Feeds and Planets

Here are some useful links to Oracle-related content that I recently discovered, as seen from the perspective of a "Sun classic" Oracle employee.

Start with Blogs.Oracle.Com.  I had checked it out last year and then forgot about it but I just revisited it and I found the content quite interesting. BOC covers a number of topics, from the core Oracle DB, to ADF, to CEP, and more; a few recent examples are:

You can track BOC from the website, the RSS feed and @oracleblogs. BOC does not have as much volume as what BSC had, say, in early 09, but it's pretty close to today's BSC.  And, BTW, Justin has indicated that the current plan is to merge BOC and BSC (and, yes, the BSC content will be preserved).

Like at Sun, plenty of useful content is generated outside of BOC, but, unlike BSC, BOC does not include a planet aggregator. Two useful planets are OraFAQ.com (RSS, @orafaq) and OraNA.info (RSS , @oraNA).  I discovered oraNA first and I'm following it; sample posts from there:

Overall, there is quite a bit of community generated content around Oracle-related technologies.  Oracle employees also seem to generate a healthy amount of content, I suspect tempered by things like culture and RevRec. A key difference is the lack of blogging from Oracle management: clearly, upper management has a different perspective.

Note - If you know of other key sources of information on Oracle, let me know via comments to this entry and I'll update the main post.