With last week’s workshop on the ADF Binding Framework and next week’s three day workshop on JHeadstart and the Knowledge Center session on Oracle Reports (5th July), there comes an end to a very intense season of knowledge build up at AMIS, that started right after Christmas. Before we started with 13 AMIS Java developers on the ADF Binding Framework, last Thursday, we had already done many workshops, both internally and externally, on topics such as Oracle 7Up (SQL and PL/SQL from Oracle 7 upwards to 10g), Struts, Spring Framework, ADF Business Components and the Oracle Database as told by Tom Kyte. We also learned Professional Skills for IT Developers. Apart from these multi-day events, we also had a subtantial number of Knowledge Center sessions and AMIS Queries – typically 16.30 to 21.00 events – on topics ranging from Oracle BPEL and Oracle Discoverer to Java Server Faces and PL/SQL Development tools. We also discussed and tried out Spring, Java Client and Swing, Oracle Warehouse Builder 10g R2 (Paris Release), Oracle Designer from 1.3.2 to 10g and Oracle XML DB.
After a very brief holiday break, the second half of 2005 season will kick off with a Knowledge Center on Software Engineering (automated and continuous testing (JUnit, utPLSQL) and interation (Ant) , incident management (Jira) and Source Code Control (CVS). We have also already planned a workshop XML Introduction (based on XML Spy and JDeveloper 10g and also introducing XPath, XSL-T, XSD, XQuery etc.), a two day WebForms 10g workshop (that introduces experienced Oracle Forms developers, up to Client/Server 6i, to WebForms, the Forms Server, WebForms10g J2EE integration and supporting tools for Forms migration). Also expect sessions on ADF Faces, Oracle 10gR2 RDBMS, Maven, HTML DB, EJB 3.0 etc.
It is interesting to see how an ever increasing number of colleagues participates in organizing and (co-)presenting these sessions, next to a number of external speakers that has come to enlighten us. Learning together, discussing, brainstorming, experimenting: that has very much become the AMIS way. I quite like it.