Tag: conference

ODC Appreciation Day–LOB compression

LOBs tend to be large. Well duh…it’s right there in the name! “Large Object”. So one of the cool things I like with the SECUREFILE option in recent releases of Oracle Database is the ability to compress LOBs. Here’s a quick demo of that…

OpenWorld Tuesday … yep, still screwed

Well…I’m only planning day 2 of OpenWorld and already I’ve pretty much given up on being able to see all the talks that I want to see The challenge for me will be trying to coax those people that are inside Oracle to give…

Connor and Chris at OpenWorld

Chris and I will be at OpenWorld next month, so our session details are below, but you can also click on the links below to add entries to your calendar to make sure you don’t miss us. Don’t forget to use the official Schedule…

The full stack developer….is BACK for 2018!

Last year, I flexed my technology muscles by building on the fine ground work of Lucas Jellema in using some Node, some REST, and some JSON to extract the full Oracle Openworld speaker catalogue, and then added some JSON parsing in the database, some…

Building community via the speaker community

I recently participated in the Oracle Developer Community Yatra tour throughout India. It is a hectic event with 7 cities covered in a mere 9 days, so you can imagine how frantic the pace was. A typical day would be: 7am – breakfast 8am…

So good … it’s scary

Well…this isn’t a horror movie, it’s something awesome

UKOUG is coming

Yes it is just a few more weeks until the UKOUG conference swings by. This has been one of my favourite conferences for years – dating back to my first one in 2002 !!.  You can see from the picture at the tail of…

Buzzword Bingo

Looking for that catchy title for your next presentation ? I took the first word from the title of 1000 Oracle OpenWorld presentations, and looked for patterns .  I omitted some obvious terms that are either products or definite/indefinite articles: Oracle Peoplesoft  The How …

OpenWorld 2017–grab ALL of the content

Some people use the session catalog to grab just the presentations that they either attended, or could not attend. Other people want a download of every available presentation so they can peruse the entire catalog offline at a later date. I am one of…

Oracle Developer Community Appreciation Day

OK, time for some controversy My ODC appreciation post is about support.oracle.com Now I’m sure there will people in the community just itching to lose their proverbial about how they lost years of their lives waiting on the support response or similar complaint, and…

Snapshots from OpenWorld so far

Bridge Run on Saturday       Swim in the bay on Monday     And the technical content begins !    

My OpenWorld theme song

(With apologies to any Simon & Garfunkel fans out there) Hello jetlag my old friend,You’ve come to mess with me again.The bedside clock is stuck on 10 to 4And my eyes are just so bloody sore. The decision to get on that frickin’ plane.Was…