ODTUG 2006 Kaleidoscope (Washington) – We are on our way… – AMIS does 9 presentations!

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We at AMIS have a fairly long tradition when it comes to having developers attend the annual ODTUG (Oracle Development Tools User Group) conference. My first conference – while I was still at Oracle – was in 1997, in San Diego. And I haven’t skipped a single one, presenting on a wide range of topics.

This year the ODTUG conference will take us to Washington DC, starting June 17th. See also: http://www.odtug.com/2006_Conference/2006_conference_papers.htm No fewer than 6 of us from AMIS will go to this conference and present. If you are there, we will be very hard to miss. And of course you should come and attend each and everyone of our 9 presentations, as they are all both interesting and entertaining. We will present on:

Aino: How PL/SQL Applications Can Participate in a Service-Oriented Architecture

This presentation will demonstrate how PL/SQL applications can use Oracle messaging, i.e., advanced queuing, to communicate with applications outside of the database.

Lucas: Pretty Java Server Faces—Breakthrough of Attractive and Productive User Interface Development

The development of web-based user interfaces for Java/J2EE applications has frequently been found to be complex and unproductive, and the results are often disappointing: unattractive and feature-poor screens. All of this is about to change with the breakthrough of JavaServer Faces (JSF). This presentation will demonstrate how to construct great Java web applications in a very 4GL, Forms-like manner—with very little Java coding—using the open source Apache MyFaces Cherokee project, based on Oracle’s ADF Faces technology.

Lucas: Design Patterns in PL/SQL—Pre-Inventing the Wheel

This presentation will show how we can improve the design of our PL/SQL applications by making use of some of the popular Java/J2EE design patterns. We will look at patterns like Template Pattern, Observer Pattern, Business Façade, and aspect-oriented programming (AOP) and see how they apply to PL/SQL programming.

Lucas: EJB 3.0 Persistence – New generation Object/Relational Mapping

(This presentation is part of the Architecture Symposium on Saturday.)

Alex: One Analytic Function Can Do More Than 1,000 Lines of Code

Whether you’re doing inter-row calculations, determining aggregates over multiple dimensions, or assigning rank based on values within a group of values, analytic functions can make your life a lot easier. The hardest part of writing queries is not the syntax; it’s taking a step back from your solution and realizing that there are multiple solutions for the same problem. After this presentation, you will have an understanding of what analytic functions can do for you, how they can help you increase performance, reduce lines of code, and bring you sheer development joy.

Alex & Lucas: The Water Is Still Burning—A New Quiz on Oracle SQL and PL/SQL

After the success of last year’s edition, your game hosts Alex and Lucas return for another Oracle Quiz on SQL and PL/SQL. You will have an opportunity to solve a dozen puzzles, see them explained and demonstrated, and perhaps win a prize as well. Expect to be dazzled by ROWNUM, perplexed by Materialized Views, introduced to Aspect-Oriented Programming in PL/SQL, taken to the next level of Analytics, become a Knight of the Round Table Functions, and meet the dark side of VPD.

Patrick: Oracle HTML DB 2.0—Concepts of Navigation in the HTML DB User Interface.

HTML DB 2.0 is an intuitive tool for creating web-based functionality, however, realizing navigation in and between pages is tricky and not always easy to comprehend. This presentation describes the concepts of processes, branching, and conditional display in Oracle HTML DB 2.0.

Ruud: Oracle Data Mining Looks Like Magic But It Is Reality

Oracle Data Mining (ODM) is very powerful data mining software that is embedded in the Oracle Database, version 10.2. It can give you an analytical view of what your business will be like in the future.

Matthieu: Oracle WebForms: Productivity with New Choices

This presentation focuses on the hidden, often unfound treasures of Oracle WebForms. It demonstrates how WebForms can integrate with Java/J2EE web applications, with web services, and through the use of Java, also with desktop applications. It also shows functionality for enhanced user interfaces, such as a very user friendly interface based on tree-items, and the use of Pluggable Java Components for the creation of interactive charts and a professional help system.

Not at ODTUG but still want to attent one of these presentations?

All of the presentations listed above will not only be conducted during the ODTUG 2006 Conference in June in Washington DC, but also as previews during the regular Knowledge Center session at AMIS in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. If you are interested – you are welcome to attend one of our sessions. Check the agenda at: AMIS Activiteiten and register for any event you would like to join.

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About Author

Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director for Fusion Middleware. Consultant, trainer and instructor on diverse areas including Oracle Database (SQL & PLSQL), Service Oriented Architecture, BPM, ADF, Java in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press book: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook. Frequent presenter on conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, Devoxx and OBUG. Presenter for Oracle University Celebrity specials.

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