AMIS Technology Blog » Robbrecht van Amerongen http://technology.amis.nl Friends of Oracle and Java Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:14:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 AMIS Whitepaper User Experience Frameworks “Future of optimal UI development” http://technology.amis.nl/2014/08/15/whitepaper-user-experience-future-optimal-interface-development/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=whitepaper-user-experience-future-optimal-interface-development http://technology.amis.nl/2014/08/15/whitepaper-user-experience-future-optimal-interface-development/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:01:17 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/?p=31595 “ There’s A Lot More Behind This Pretty Face “ The whitepaper “User Experience Frameworks – Future of optimal UI development -” starts with an overview of user experience guidelines. These guidelines translate to additional UX requirements when designing and building a new user interface on modern systems. We will also discuss the two major architectural [...]

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The whitepaper “User Experience Frameworks – Future of optimal UI development -” starts with an overview of user experience guidelines. These guidelines translate to additional UX requirements when designing and building a new user interface on modern systems. We will also discuss the two major architectural paradigms for user interface development, followed by an overview of the major frameworks and technologies used for implementing this architecture. In this whitepaper we give you insight in the major differences between Thin Server and Thin Client development. This is the most important choice when considering a new (or refactoring) your user interface. Finally we will give a number of business examples and the preferred technology for implementing the requirements.  Download your copy of the AMIS whitepaper-future-of-optimal-ui-development and share your remarks below.

We need to shift from straightforward User Interface development towards User Experience development.

2014-08-14 18_43_40-www.amis.nl_~_media_Files_AMIS-whitepapers_whitepaper-future-of-optimal-ui-develModern business web applications are faced with rapidly changing requirements. Users can choose from a wide variety of systems and have a distinct preference when it comes to usability. The forced or required use of one single system is becoming unacceptable. So are systems with poor user experience, even if the business logic behind it is implemented well. Business users demand apps that are effective, intuitive and efficient. They must have fast performance and 24/7 availability. And they have to look sexy…..

User Experience (UX) has become the major reason for rejecting a system during end user tests or even worse: after go-live. Users have high expectations, based on the frequent use of social media applications, and expect the same standard for their own business systems. Users expect an easy to use interface, fast interface response time, usage on a variety of different devices, easy login and offline availability.

To be able to meet these expectations, software developers require short development cycles and full test coverage to support agile development cycles, seamless support for multiple platforms and devices, secure transactions and easy decoupling from backend systems. And during operations, systems managers, need to be prepared for the unpredictable timing and growth of the visitors of business applications. In some cases the system and hosting platforms need to be able to support a burst in demand or the exponential growth of the user community without drastic changes to the application architecture.

This also requires a productive development environment with massive scalability for both the number of developers and eventually the number of concurrent end users. Frameworks with an intrinsic agile capability to modify and expand the functionality with a very short time to market. We feel there is no one-size-fits-all solution for UX requirements. We see a shift from technology derived designs towards user centric designs facilitating every end user with a personalized, timely, effective interface. This kind of approach will lead to more effective, easy to use and enjoyable applications.

I hope you enjoy reading this whitepaper and please share your remarks and feedback below in the comments section.

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History of AMIS Blog design, Congratulations AMIS http://technology.amis.nl/2014/07/09/history-amis-blog-design-congratulations-amis/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=history-amis-blog-design-congratulations-amis http://technology.amis.nl/2014/07/09/history-amis-blog-design-congratulations-amis/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:45:28 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/?p=30401 It is July 2014 and the AMIS Blog celebrates it’s 10th anniversary. While diving in the history of the AMIS Blog it is very interesting (amusing and somewhat shocking) to see were we came from. Using the Internet Archive (https://archive.org) I made some screenshots of the AMIS blog depicting the different styles. We made 3 major [...]

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It is July 2014 and the AMIS Blog celebrates it’s 10th anniversary. While diving in the history of the AMIS Blog it is very interesting (amusing and somewhat shocking) to see were we came from. Using the Internet Archive (https://archive.org) I made some screenshots of the AMIS blog depicting the different styles. We made 3 major steps in the design of the blog. Please join me for this trip through memory lane….

640*480 age

By 2005 used a template based design to fit for our corporate style. Stunning to see the effect of a limited screen resolution of 640*480 on current widescreen laptops. In the current days this version might work perfectly on modern smartphones, no adjustment needed since we did not use a menu or additional content. Nothing to hide or minimize. This site was mobile ready!! I am also happy to see we made great steps in our corporate style. I guess in those days bordeaux-red and mustard-yellow where in fashion. The usage of pictures (especially high resolution pictures) was limited due to bandwidth considerations of some of our readers. Yes we have come from the dark ages of blogging :-).

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Before this date I was not able to retrieve a version with a working stylesheet. However some of my younger colleagues (@robertvanmolken) suggested this was the time before CSS was invented. Duh!.

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Full width screen

About mid 2006 we made the switch to a full width blog. Since a lot of our consultants and our visitors where using wider screens and there was a demand for more images. The previous design of the blog had a limited content aria and did not support wide images. Happy to see we still had our colorful design in place. One distinct difference compared to the previous version; we also advertised our upcoming events on our tech blog. This is the little box next to the AMIS logo.

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Modem Interactive template

About start 2008 we upgraded our blog template. The blog got its own style. This was more or less modified version of a default WordPress template. We included a menu and more prominent place for events or leading articles. From this time we also included out @AMIS_Services twitter stream and made comments and categories more prominent. This template had better support for images. Also in the blog listing.

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Magazine style

In 2014 we treated ourselves with a gift in the form of a new template compliant with the AMIS corporate style. A clean blog template with more possibilities to engage interaction with AMIS and our bloggers. A magazine style homepage with a more prominent place for categories to present an overview of our recent articles. Social media got a more prominent place in a “connect with us”- bar at the top of the page. We improved the comment option and added an easy social sharing bar at the bottom of each article.

And most important; finally an adaptive design to fit readers from desktop, tablet and mobile devices. Still 80% of our readers are using a desktop to read our articles. The new 2014 template also gives images a more prominent place. Every article has a leading image to make the articles more attractive.

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Thanks to our support staff

As you can see we had a colorful history of designs for our blog. All these years the blog was supported by our own employees spending working hours and lots of their own time in creating this great Oracle Technology Corner. Thanks to all people who have contributed to our blog; in content, technical support, design and administration. Special thanks to Lucas Jellema for his never lasting stream of content  and encouragements, Wouter van Reeven, Marco Gralike and Robert van Mölke for their years as blog administrator, Chirs Gralike for his tech support many more active contributors.

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Congratulations to AMIS, 10 years of blogging http://technology.amis.nl/2014/07/08/congratulations-amis-10-years-oracle-java-blogging/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=congratulations-amis-10-years-oracle-java-blogging http://technology.amis.nl/2014/07/08/congratulations-amis-10-years-oracle-java-blogging/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:48:00 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/?p=30144 10 year anniversary AMIS Technology blog – Congratulations from around the world Frank Nimphius Oracle, Senior Principal Product Manager @fnimphiu, blogs.oracle.com/jdevotnharvest/, LinkedIn Profile “ For many Oracle Fusion Middleware, SOA and ADF developers the AMIS blog probably is what they grew up with. In the 10 years of its existence, I did find excellent content [...]

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10 year anniversary AMIS Technology blog – Congratulations from around the world

Frank Nimphius

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Oracle, Senior Principal Product Manager
@fnimphiu,
blogs.oracle.com/jdevotnharvest/,
LinkedIn Profile

“ For many Oracle Fusion Middleware, SOA and ADF developers the AMIS blog probably is what they grew up with. In the 10 years of its existence, I did find excellent content shared with the community but also noticed the blog to develop itself from publishing pure technical content, help and hints to a colourful bulletin board releasing in depth reports about user conferences, product features, industry and technical trends, as well as customer events AMIS runs as part of their own community work. A blog can make a difference if used for more than a library of technical articles. Happy anniversary to the AMIS blog! “

“ The AMIS Technology Blog continues to impress me as a platform to turn to for sources of innovation and inspiration.
If you want to see where enterprise-grade software technology is going, what direction to point your technology career for the future, and learn some impressive capabilities are of Fusion Middleware – read this blog. “

Misha Vaughan
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Oracle, Director, Communications & Outreach, Applications User Experiences
@mishavaughan,
blogs.oracle.com/vox,
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Jürgen Kress
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Oracle, Fusion Middleware Partner Adoption EMEA (Germany)
LinkedIN Profile
“Special THANKS from the whole Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Community to the AMIS team for sharing the excellent middleware content at their blog the last 10 years! All the best practice and tips, tricks and hints helped us to grow the middleware business together and make our joint customer successful. AMIS is one of your key middleware partners with Middleware Specializations in ADF, WebLogic, Application Grid, Suite Suite and BPM Suite. We acknowledged the AMIS contribution with the EMEA SOA Partner Community Award 2014. Looking forward to many more successful joint middleware projects”
“I want to congratulate AMIS for 10th anniversary of the AMIS Technology Blog. AMIS technology blog really helps me a lot. Many times when I get stuck with issues (related to Oracle ADF or Oracle SOA) and I look for the solution on the internet, 80% of the times I found the solution on AMIS Blog. Among all the suggestions given by google, my first choice is AMIS Technology Blog; because the explanation of the solution is easy to understand and coincidently it is closely related to the problem that I had faced during development. I am also using AMIS Technology blog for learning about new topics. The topics explanation includes code snippet, screen prints, pictorial representation etc. that helps me to understand. I want to thank all authors of the blog and my request to all of you is that you keep sharing your knowledge. “ Anshul Jaiswalimage
Senior Oracle ADF Consultant, YASH Technologies (India)
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Duncan Mills
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Sr. Director of Product Management for Development Tools, Oracle UK
LinkedIn Profile
@DuncanMills
“As users of technology, the internet, and specifically the blogosphere provides such a fantastic resource. Gone are the days of wading through vendor manuals for solutions, now everything is at your fingertips. The problem is that we then hit another challenge; one of trust, competence and validity. To borrow from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – it (the blogosphere) has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate. This is a big issue.
The AMIS technology blog though, over the years, has always been a go-to source we can trust. I know that any article posted here will have been well researched and well written. If a mistake is made, or the technologies change, you know it will be fixed rather than sitting as landmine to catch out future generations of developers. It’s this level of trustworthiness and technical expertise, coupled with a bunch of really nice people telling interesting stories about solving real problems, that keeps the AMIS blog in my feed and why it should be in yours.
Here’s to the next 10 years of knowledge sharing!
“I have always enjoyed reading the AMIS blog, since it is such a great combination of a deep understanding of Oracle technology and unflagging enthusiasm for sharing their knowledge and enjoying what they can do with Oracle’s new features. Keep it up, AMIS! “ Steven Feuerstein
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PL/SQL Evangelist and Architect,
Oracle USA
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Chris Muir
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Oracle ADF Product Manager, Australia
 “Going back in time, from being an Oracle Product Manager today, once an Oracle ACE Director, much longer ago just a plain old blogger on Oracle technologies, and even further back in 2006 just a reader of Oracle blogs by other authors, I remember the yardstick that all Oracle technology blogs were rated by was the AMIS blog. The quality and frequency of articles, the insight and vision into Oracle technologies was at such a high level that it was something to regularly read & aspire too.
Then through today AMIS has continued this tradition to create a global brand that is well recognized and respected amongst the wider Oracle community. I think many would also agree it’s inspiring that this was given to the community with no thought of profit, but to build and help the community at large.
Congratulations to AMIS and the team for 10 years blogging.”
“The AMIS blog has consistently provided valuable technical content for Oracle ADF and Fusion developers. Going beyond the basic introduction level, the blog entries are usually covering the more advanced topics with deep dive and code samples. It’s great to see the guys contributing to growing the Oracle community in this way.” Shay Shmeltzer
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Director of Product Management, Oracle USA @jdevshay
blogs.oracle.com/shay
Torsten Winterbergimage
ACE Director
Opitz Consulting, Germany
LinkedIn Profile
“When looking for topics in the Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) space or trying to solve some wired problems then googling leads extremely often to the AMIS blog. In my company we put your blog on the “must read” list of every new developer starting business in the Oracle world. We like the AMIS blog so much, that we started our own small version trying wo walk in its excellent footsteps.
( www.thecattlecrew.com). We, like AMIS, believe in sharing knowledge to the extreme to make our Oracle world much better.”
“The AMIS Technology Blog is one of my favourite resources when searching for solutions to problems I face in my daily work, or just for following up on what’s happening in the Oracle/Java technology space. I find the Blog articles very well written and always to the point! Whenever I have trouble understanding some aspect of a given technology or feature, I tend to search the AMIS Blog first. Mostly I find what I’m looking for, and typically the Blog articles are accompanied by small a downloadable example that really helps in understanding the subject!The AMIS Technology Blog is always one of the first to give in-depth descriptions on newly released products/versions, and sometimes even before they are released, due to AMIS’s close collaboration with Oracle Corp.
Keep up the good work; it’s an invaluable contribution to the whole community around Oracle/Java technology!!”
 Torben Lorentzen
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TIA Technology, Denmark

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Leon Dorfling
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Sr. Analyst Programmer & ADF Specialist
Pepkor IT, South AfricaLinkedIn Profile
“AMIS is, for me, synonymous with great Oracle and Java articles. Their blog has over the last 10 years become the standard when researching and requiring assistance with technology trends and best practices.
The blog contains well written articles that caters from the newbie to the seasoned technologist. Through this blog they have managed to provide a wonderful service to the Oracle and Java community. It is in my opinion that this blog will grow and remain the de facto for one stop technology research”
“Congratulations to AMIS Technology Blog!
The AMIS Technology Blog is a MUST blog for Oracle developers: the content is wide (Java, SOA Suite, ADF, SQL, …) and the quality is super high.”
Heli Helskyaho
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CEO, Miracle Finland
Oracle ACE Director
President, Oracle User Group FinlandLinkedIn Profile
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Software Solutions Architect
Professional Computer Services, GreeceLinkedIN Profile
“For many years now, the AMIS Blog stands out as one of our most valuable resources of quality information and news on a broad range of Oracle technologies.
The AMIS blog articles are significantly more than technical blog entries, as they reflect the passion of the writers for R&D, innovation and technology, generously sharing their findings, knowledge and ideas to the community.
In many cases they didn’t merely help us in understanding the technology but they opened up a brand new perspective for developing software.
Many thanks for every time we have received advice and ideas from the AMIS blog and we at PCS, are looking forward to new inspiration in the decades to come.”
“The AMIS Blog with his technical articles, insights on new product releases and descriptions of events (OOW,ODTUG) has contributed immensely in learning the technology ORACLE among my colleagues and me.

I would like emphasize two key features of the AMIS posts:
Firstly, it constantly grows: For 10 years AMIS has published articles about versions 10,11 and 12 of many ORACLE products. I mean, its authors grow with technology offering valuable perspectives on the benefits of the last updates.
Secondly. its technical articles combine various technologies. Either to show product integration (ADF / BPM / SOA) or product comparisons (APEX / ADF) his posts are very useful when we evaluate technologies
For these reasons, the AMIS blog is part of my baseline readings for my projects.
Congratulations AMIS for your 10 years and many thanks for contributing to our professional growth.”

Plinio Arbizu
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Oracle ACE Director
Senior Consultant at S&P Solutions, Mexico.
Oracle User Group Leader of ORAMEX (OUG Mexico)
LinkedIn Profile
Markus Eisele
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Oracle ACE Director FMW&SOA, Java Champion<
Germany@myfear

blog.eisele.net

 “The AMIS Technology Blog is my number one resource, when it comes to Oracle Middleware Topics. The tremendous effort, passion and precision packed into every single contribution is a guarantee for both an entertaining read AND the most accurate information on the covered topics. Thank you AMIS team for 10 years of successful blogging! Keep it coming!”
“I started to work with Oracle ADF in the mid 2000s. The AMIS Technology Blog has been among my most frequently used bookmarks ever since. Few websites outside Oracle offer so much in-depth content about ADF and other components of Fusion Middleware. The blog’s contributors are passionate about what they do, and obviously love to share their knowledge with others. Thanks for everything, AMIS, and congratulations on this important milestone. I am looking forward to read you for many years to come!” Frédéric Desbiens
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Principal Product Manager
Mobility and Development Tools
Oracle Corporation, Canada
@BlueberryCoder
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Erdenebayar Erdenebileg
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CTO, Interactive LLC , Mongolia (www.interactive.mn)LinkedIn Profile
@erdenebayare
“It was a great history. Our company tried to start with Oracle technology from 2010 for software development and enterprise application integration. In this time, we faced many new requirements and issues with Oracle Service Bus, Oracle JDeveloper and some other Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies. And we found almost all answers on the AMIS Blog, that is celebrating 10th Anniversary.
I attended and visited Oracle JDeveloper/ADF training and coaching course at AMIS in The Netherlands, a very long distance from my country and learned lots of things than well informed we decided to use these technologies for software development.
I would like to wish all the best for AMIS and its blog, continue the valuable articles.”
“Happy Birthday AMIS Technology Blog! Congratulation to the whole AMIS team for 10 years of successful blogging!
When I started working with Fusion Middleware and Oracle SOA Suite, the AMIS blog was the only valuable resource besides the documentation. Already then, the quality and the richness of the content was exceptional. So often a search on Google leads to a well researched, well written article on the AMIS blog, which really helps in understanding and using the products and the technology. Over the years the content as well as the number of authors were constantly growing, keeping up the quality of the material. I’m sure that the AMIS blog was the inspiration for many of the blogs around today; it definitely was for me and the Trivadis blog!
Keep up the excellent work! Looking forward for the next 10 years!
Guido Schmutz
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Oracle ACE Director
Trivadis, Switerzerland
LinkedIn Profile
Simone Geib
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Director Product Management SOA Suite, Oracle USA
LinkedIn Profile
 “The AMIS Technology blog is an extremely valuable source for our customers and partners alike, educating about Oracle SOA Suite features or specific use cases. I can always be sure that they are well researched and never hesitate promoting them.
Even though my expectations are meanwhile very high, I was still amazed on the day we released Oracle SOA Suite 12c when the AMIS team set the twitter world abuzz. They had prepared 25 excellent posts that they published in 3 hours intervals, describing the new features in the suite in a succinct and entertaining way that even impressed our engineering team.
Here is to another 10 successful years of this amazing blog.”
“From my earliest beginnings in the Oracle world I have been a big follower of the AMIS blog and technical team. Often looking to them as the first line of support when stuck on a technical challenge. Its unique mix of deeply technical posts alongside high level product overviews makes it the go-to resource for Oracle beginners and experts alike.
On a personal note, the AMIS technology blog is a resource that I personally looked to for inspiration, technical guidance and a view on the next trend / technology in the Oracle world on my route to becoming an Oracle ACE Director.
Happy 10th birthday and as we say, may you see 100 more.
Mia Urman
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CEO, AuraPlayer
www.auraplayer.com Oracle ACE Director Middleware, Oracle Forms, Mobile, ADF/Java
Director, ODTUG User Group
@miaurman

Victoria Lira
Sr. Director of Community Programs,
Coordinator Oracle ACE Program, Oracle USA
@oracleace “The AMIS Technology blog has proven to be an invaluable resource in the Oracle community.  They have their finger on the pulse of what the community is really interested in and consistently deliver targeted and relevant content.  Congratulations to AMIS!”

“10 years AMIS blog, time flies. At first, it was mostly Lucas Jellema that published the blog posts. He is the only person I know that writes (and publishes) faster than he speaks. I don’t know how many jokes we have made about that over the years but one thing is for sure, he is a very gifted writer. I am still jealous of his ornate writing style, it is one of the things that distinguish his blog posts from most other technology blogs.
Lucas has clearly been a great motivator and inspirer for the other AMIS employees, as the blog posts of other AMIS contributors now certainly outnumber his contributions. I believe it probably is the best Oracle-related technical blog in the world (after our own Oracle A-team blog of course :-)). So Congratulations AMIS with this milestone, and keep up the good work!”
Steven Davelaar
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Consulting Solutions Architect
Oracle Fusion Middleware Architects Team (“The A-team”)
Oracle, The Netherlands
LinkedIn Profile
Sandor Nieuwenhuijs
SandorBadge
Technical Director, Oracle Technology Sales, The Netherlands
Today there are so many excellent Oracle-related blogs to choose from, where experts in all areas share their thoughts and experiences with the community. From that endless list there are only a handful that really stand out and provide true value. The Amis Technology blog for me is clearly the winner, one of the few that I regularly visit, and I know from various people in the field Is highly regarded and valued. It distinguishes itself from the others by providing true, proven knowledge from the real world, over a broad spectrum of (Oracle related) technologies, with contribution from many experts, often Oracle Ace or even Ace Directors, that live and breathe this technology day in – day out. And that shows. As one of the few companies, Amis has seen that sharing information and thus building a community creates a win-win situation, instead of hiding this knowledge as a means of protectionism.
Congratulations, Amis, but especially all the contributors, on this Anniversary! I believe the next 10 years you will provide even more value to the community!

 

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Information sharing stimulates innovation and technical excellence

Almost 8 years ago I joined AMIS. Before this I worked with a lot of Open Source projects and companies. The key to a good Open Source project is sharing information. In my vision the AMIS Technology Blog is an excellent form of the open source way of sharing information. In 2004 we were the first company within the Oracle knowledge domain to actively and openly share all our information on our blog. This has resulted nowadays in 5000 readers a day, a vast community of followers and AMIS as a known name amongst Oracle technology specialists.

Share and you will get more in return

At the start of the AMIS blog, back in 2004, sharing information was not common practice. Especially in the Oracle domain. This could lead to a diminishing competitive advantage. Many Oracle professionals thrive by their own knowledge and practical experience. By sharing your own knowledge you are educating your competitors. We have gradually shifted form the mantra “Information is Power” to “Sharing and networking is Power”. Nowadays we know sharing knowledge supports the community and builds our company and personal brand. Most innovation is directly derived from sharing information and discussion. New ideas bounce form one person to another with every person adding new insights and perspectives to this idea. You have to share to create something valuable.

Sharing of information within AMIS is a common practice. We do not own internal information repositories. All R&D work we do is shared publicly. This ranges from a simple Windows Service How-To till a vast overview of Oracle Fusion Middleware 12C product overview. We have shown information sharing is beneficial. Both technical and commercially. In the past years we gained a lot of contacts via this technology blog. Some very personal and others leaning towards business opportunities.

Why sharing information is so powerful

For me sharing information is the most factor for success among professionals. Here are my reasons:

Structure and learn
By sharing information you learn more about the subject you are writing about. By writing content for other people you need to know all loopholes and while writing a demo you need to document and explain all difficulties and strange behavior you normally would encounter. With only one very important exception; You need to explain all this to the people reading your articles. This forces you to structure all content and make it understandable.

You add value to your community
By sharing valuable content about your core technology we contribute to our own community. We spread the knowledge and help others become more advanced end experienced in the technologies we use in our day-to-day work. By just doing this we help others grow and when others grow our community grows…hence we, as a specialist in this community, grow.

You inspire other people to think and react
Apart from structuring and learning sharing knowledge is also excellent to inspire people to think and react. Just writing about something can spark a discussion and reflect on your viewpoint with a discussion or a valuable addition in a comment of one of your readers. Others might share their experiences and adding this to your article will make it only better and more valuable for the community.

You verify your ideas and learn something more
Sharing knowledge is also a great way to discover and verify if your idea works all the time. There might be situations where your solution does not apply fully. Hopefully someone will add this as a comment and you can fix this for this specific case. New insights create new ideas and spark innovation. With the shared knowledge of the blog readers you can create whole new things and challenge your own goals to create something new and innovative.

And of course sharing knowledge will lead to new contacts
In the past years we gained a lot of new contacts based upon the articles written on our blog. Contact ranging from Oracle Product Management , competing companies in Europe and of course a lot of new contacts form similar professionals form the US, India, China, Vietnam and many more…Very valuable contacts and pleasant conversations. We never envisioned our blog becoming this big and having such an impact on the Oracle community and of such a value for our own company.

Sharing knowledge has always been very beneficial for our company. Growing and learning by sharing our experiences, best practice and creating innovative ways to improve ourselves and our community. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading the articles as much as we do.

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Google Glass and Wearable Devices. Always Context Aware – AMIS Vision http://technology.amis.nl/2014/07/02/google-glass-and-wearable-devices-be-always-context-aware-amis-vision/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=google-glass-and-wearable-devices-be-always-context-aware-amis-vision http://technology.amis.nl/2014/07/02/google-glass-and-wearable-devices-be-always-context-aware-amis-vision/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:13:00 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/?p=29997 The worst portable hard disk ever made The human brain is the worst memory drive you can ever imagine. It is not suited for storing information, let alone retrieving it. The brain is good for creating things, linking information, finding patterns and making decisions. Knowing this we do not need to bother about remembering things [...]

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The worst portable hard disk ever made

The human brain is the worst memory drive you can ever imagine. It is not suited for storing information, let alone retrieving it. The brain is good for creating things, linking information, finding patterns and making decisions. Knowing this we do not need to bother about remembering things and can focus our attention on creative activities. We trust we can safely store and retrieve our information somewhere else.wearables AMIS

Since of the beginning of know history mankind has the desire to store information on external data repositories. For archiving, safe keeping and having it available for future reference. Ancient history starts with clay tablets and this has gradually evolved via paper notebooks, tape recorders to digital devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Wearable technology is the next step and brings the interface with the digital world closer to the physical world and closer to our body. With devices like Google Glass or Pebble Smartwatch we are constantly linked to the information grid. These devices share context aware information in a non-distracting way. Below I  explain why this lack of distraction is so important.

Why do we always start with searching?

When using an information repository (being it books, computers, smartphones or something else) our first action is browsing through the index and searching for the items we are looking for. This has been the same for centuries and has not changed in the digital age. However wearable technology is going to change this approach drastically.

Wearable technology brings the digital world closer to our personal life and literally closer to our body. We are able to interact with the digital world in virtually any place at any time. Wearable technology lack the screen size and input devices (keyboards) to enable extensive searching and browsing. The vision for wearables is to conceal searching and present instant relevant information to the user.

Interaction without distraction

Google Glass fashion designer Isabelle Olsso says: “Glass is an unique way of interacting with technology without distracting from your real life.” This lack of distraction is the key to the success of wearable technology.

Bad smartphone habits distractionThe amount of distraction while using regular personal devices is clear and visible in our day to day usage. I see this when I try to talk to my kids when they are playing with their iPad and hear this from my wife when she tries to contact me when I am glazing on my smartphone. It is not only annoying, it’s also dangerous when you are in a high risk environment and you need to be focused. Browsing through a massive load of non relevant information to get to the essential part can lead to dangerous situations. Just reflect on the times you read your email while driving. ….

Always context aware

Minimum distraction is key success factor for personal devices and wearables. This is done by the next step in this digital revolution; continuous context aware communication. Knowing the context of the person using the device enables the wearable to only present the information that is absolutely relevant to the user.

Eliminate multitasking

Google Glass corner flight informationNumerous studies have shown people are not good in multitasking. Multitasking will decrease productivity,  increase stress and degrades the quality of the produced work. Working with a computer, phone or tablet increases multitasking and is not so ideal. Whenever you are working on something the device gives a distracting signal about another process, email or text that needs to be managed. Multitasking is only possible when the tasks are very simplified, non-distracting and non-intrusive. On the contrary; wearable technology is not encouraging multitasking. When implemented correctly these devices only attract attention when the user is in the right situation, time and perhaps even the right mood. Context of the user is essential. And in this way we add information to the current task of the user instead of distracting the user towards multitasking.

This is a subtle but important distinction in the usage of wearable devices. The information is within reach of the user without the distraction of the device. The User Experience design is essential, especially when you are putting a device directly in the line of sight of the user all the time.

Up-close or even embedded

wearable implant Wearable devices are going to use the complete range of our senses: touch, sound, sight, smell and even taste. In the upcoming years wearables will be embedded in our body like implants and interact directly with our nervous system. This seems farfetched, however look at hearing implants and the usage of the bone conductor in Google Glass to send audio signal directly on in the cranial bones.

Re-thing the design for context awareness

Wearable devices trigger a wave of re-thinking the way we work and the way we use technology. Using a wearable like Google Glass is not just the same as mounting a smartphone on your head. The usage and purpose of the device requires it to restructure the interaction design and even the informational design.

The design doctrine for wearable puts “you and your world” in the center. The devices must integrate seamless with your world, your work and integrate seamlessly with other devices instead of competing with each other for attention. Technology will make wearables drastically smaller until they won’t be noticed anymore. At that point the fashionable gadget argument or design opinions about wearables will not be valid anymore since they’ve become invisible. For potential users it will only be important if wearables will make your life more easy.

Just in time, just in context devices

Just in time, just in context Google GlassWearable devices will be increasingly aware of our day-to-day activities, habits and routes to add value to our lives. The presence will be unnoticed until they add extra information at the right time in the right context. This is hard to display in advertisements but very real as an experience. The wearable device knows when you are concentrated, pressed for time, in need for information or just frustrated. The device is able to time the best moment to present valuable information in an non-disturbing manner. Then wearables add value, make you more efficient, happier and in control of your work and your life.

Conclusion: For wearables the context sensitive user experience is more important than the list of features. So focus on context aware user experience design.

Have a look at my Google Glass Experience Flipboard Magazine for further inspiration.

Note: we are aware of the social, legal, physical, privacy and other considerations that might arise with the subject of wearables. These are important and we respect them. However for the purpose of this article we do not include these subjects.

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How to get your picture in Google search results with Google Authorship Markup http://technology.amis.nl/2014/06/24/how-to-get-your-picture-in-google-search-results-with-rich-snippet/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-get-your-picture-in-google-search-results-with-rich-snippet http://technology.amis.nl/2014/06/24/how-to-get-your-picture-in-google-search-results-with-rich-snippet/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:58:00 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/?p=29366 Did you ever wonder how you people get their picture in the Google search results? You want this too? Sure you can, this is quite easy. This feature is called “rich snippet”. Compared to a “normal” (boring) snippet. The magic in getting you verified as the author for your articles on your Google+ profile. This [...]

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Did you ever wonder how you people get their picture in the Google search results? You want this too? Sure you can, this is quite easy. This feature is called “rich snippet”. Compared to a “normal” (boring) snippet. The magic in getting you verified as the author for your articles on your Google+ profile. This is done by the the rel=author tag.

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There are several blogs about this feature, however I noticed a lot of bloggers do not use this for their content. I think this is a missed opportunity. By having your picture next to the search results it becomes more prominent (and even more credible). Studies have proven a higher click through rate on content with a verified author (up till 40%). So it matters to register yourself as an author and post your content correctly.

Google has some basic instructions for author verification on https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1408986 It still took me some time to verify this content on this WordPress blog. Here are the steps to get it working.

1. Create a Google+ account

The trick is to link your content to your Google+ profile. Even if you’re not active in Google+ (and who is), Google Authorship will still work. Only thing you have to do is to setup your profile. Make sure you use a good profile picture since this is the one that will be shown in the search results! Use this 15 minutes Google+ Jumpstart Guide.

2. List yourself as contributor.

Now you have to list yourself as and contributor to your site in Google+. Do this by adding the url of the site you are sharing articles on to the contributor part of Google+. Make sure this part of your Google+ profile is publicly visible. The manual states it does not matter if your profile is public but  for authorship I’ve noticed it does.
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Make sure your blog publications on your site list you as the author by the quote “Author : Your Name” or “By : Your Name”. Most blogs offer this feature. Make sure your name is exactly the same as on your Google+ profile.

 

Activate content

Next you have to activate your content. This can be done in two ways. Like in step 3: Activate via Email verification OR like in step 4: Link your content to your Google+ account via rel=author. Either way works. Just use the one that is the easiest for you to enable.

3. Activate via Email verification.

This only works if your content is posted on the same domain as your email address. So if your content is on www.amis.nl you need to have an email address like yourname@amis.nl. Go to https://plus.google.com/authorship, sign in with your Google+ account, and enter your email address to verify you as an author. You will get a confirmation email from Google. It does not matter if multiple authors enter their email. You only get marked as an author for your own content (Author: Your Name). When you confirm your email the authorship will automatically work for the content on this domain. Go to step 5.

4. Or : Activate via a link to your Google+ profile

Add a link to your Google+ profile in your web page or in your blog profile. There is probably a section where you can post links to your social networks. Make sure the link ends with ?rel=author So in my case the url would look like : https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RobbrechtvanAmerongen?rel=author See if you can have this link on every page of your publication as part of your profile. Some networks scramble your personal url so this does not work (For example LinkedIn or Facebook). As far as I know there is no solution yet for authorship of content on these networks.

5. Testing

To validate your content and your Google plus registration you can validate your authorship with the Structured data testing tool on https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets . Past the specific article url in this tool and check the authorship information or re-link your profile. Scroll down to see the results.

6. Next you wait

Next you wait until Google has indexed and linked your articles to your profile. On average every site with an active content refresh gets indexed every 4-6 days (for high traffic sites this is more frequent). If you have Google Webmaster Toolkit activated on your site you can check the status of your articles via this link : https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/labs-author-stats-1

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Google Glass explorations; My first glance at Google Glass http://technology.amis.nl/2014/06/23/google-glass-explorations-glance-at-google-glass/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=google-glass-explorations-glance-at-google-glass http://technology.amis.nl/2014/06/23/google-glass-explorations-glance-at-google-glass/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:51:34 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/?p=29286 As of the beginning of June AMIS has acquired a Google Glass to try out and develop business apps. As this device is not available in Europe yet we needed to lean upon our US contacts to acquire this device. This gives us a chance to gain knowledge and practical experience of this device. Google [...]

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As of the beginning of June AMIS has acquired a Google Glass to try out and develop business apps. As this device is not available in Europe yet we needed to lean upon our US contacts to acquire this device. This gives us a chance to gain knowledge and practical experience of this device.
Google glass is part of our innovation program to develop new products and services. We use the Google Glass Explorer edition which is released in May 2014 for the general public (at least in the US) with software version XE18.11. Last two weeks we tried out the possibilities of Glass as an end user and as a developer. We are focusing on the application of Google Glass for business application and link the information provided by Oracle systems with the possibilities of an interactive personal device.  Articles related to Glass have been gathered in this Google Glass Experience Flipboard magazine and my first practical  experiences are listed in this article. Hope you like them.

Experiences as a Google Glass user

Google glass is still very new and the next step in personal devices. This is both positive and negative. The downside is the limited functionality and number of apps that are available. You can almost compare this with a new smartphone with the call-app as the only option. The other apps you have to build yourself or install from the Glassware store. Other apps you have to install via Eclipse and the Glass Development Kit. The positive side of Glass being the next generation is that all basics work immediately. Connecting to a Bluetooth device, wireless network, access to your social media accounts and email (Gmail of course) is extremely easy. The quality of the camera is stunning in both video and photographs. Voice commands work very well (even with my Dutch accent) and it is easy to operate even in spaces with a lot of noise, such as driving.

The device is especially helpful in situations when you need to use both your hands and you need additional information. Since I am no brain surgeon (as most use cases for Glass state) my practical experiences are limited to driving and reading a recipe while cooking. Unfortunately the battery only lasts for about 3 hours and a lot less when you are recording video or scanning. The processor is easily overheated while recording video or scanning, then the processor switch to a lower gear with a slower response as a result. And of course something about the design. Despite the efforts of Googles co-founder Sergey Brin to have photo models wear Google Glass the device still makes you look dorkey. Unless you are at a Star Trek convention of course. Hopefully the next model has a more fashionable design and a less conspicuous camera. Or wait for the google contact lens with projection. The glass pairs with your cellphone and uses it as a hotspot for mobile internet usage. The MyGlass app works both for iPhone and Android. Oddly the iPhone version has more functionality than the Android version (touch screen is enabled)

Privacy, safety and localization

Oddly enough the Google Glass almost immediately triggers discussion about privacy. Since the Glass user is publicly walking around with a camera mounted on his head, people around you think you are constantly filming and taking pictures. This reaction is rather strange, taking in mind the number of unapproved cellphone video’s and pictures that are posted online every day. When you are using Glass in default modus all your images are automatically backed-up to your google plus account. They are not publicly visible, however sometimes this is not the most desired place to post your images (understatement). Safety might also be an issue. For example while driving. In Europe it is not allowed to drive a car while holding a smartphone in your hands. With Glass you are compliant with this rule, but you can imagine the usage is still an distraction since you can play a YouTube video while driving. Finally the localization is not implemented fully. The language support and recognition is still in English and the device has difficulty to understand spoken Dutch names (like mine), Distances in directions are in metric units but the weather is still in Fahrenheit instead of centigrade. I could not find a way to change this.

Isn’t Glass not just a smartphone mounted on a frame?

glass.The short answer is no. Glass is more integrated and more personal, even more personal than your phone. The information in projected directly into your vision so you do not have to take your phone out of your pocket. You receive notifications via an audio signal and displayed via a visual queue to the right top corner with your eye. The ideal usage of information in Glass is highly contextual content; linked to the user, time, location and activity. To notify the user while working intensively with an intensive task or add extra context to your current location. So applications for travel information, context information with complex machines or medical patient data might be the first apps that come in mind. Also directly sharing information about complex matters or situations with skilled peers as a kind of remote support. A third application is to give visual queues about products in relation to allergy or preference while scanning them. That’s just some ideas but there are many more. Like these examples.

Some technical considerations

What do I have to know as a developer to build apps with glass ?
The basics of app development of Glass are the same as Android. So a fairly experienced Java / Android developer needs to be able to develop apps for the glass. Glass apps are rather thin so most of the development effort is probably focused on the back-end systems.

Does it run with Oracle?
The Oracle database does not run on Glass (not even XP) :-). An important question for AMIS is to see how Google Glass integrates with Oracle Fusion Middleware technology. The current technological strategy of Oracle is aligned with the requirements of google glass interfacing via REST services and JSON data format. Integration with OSB or SOA Suite is rather simple. The business logic is still stored in the services layer. This is an ideal combination to push small context sensitive information to information workers in the field. Examples are medical personal, damage assessors, technical engineers, building inspectors.

Is it easy to develop apps with Glass?
Yes and no. The actual development is not very complicated when you know Andoid / Java development. However the available features in the Glass Development Kit are more limited compared to the normal Android one. Google frequently releases new versions of the Glass OS so you might find new features every day (or features removed like Google Handout was removed from version XE 17). And since it is still a new product there are some teething problems that will take a lot of debugging time.

Conclusion and general opinion

SNP_3082137_en_v2Despite these negative impressions I am sure Glass is going to be a revolution to the industry of personal devices. I am positive about this device. However the current price of 1500$ is still not within my personal budget. I am also sure the next version device is going to do a lot better and resolve a lot of the issues mentioned like battery, processor and looks. To envision how serious Glass is going to be I listed the sales projection of Google glass for the upcoming years. At the moment there are almost 400.000 Glass unites sold. To put things in perspective I also have listed the sales numbers of the iPhone.

 

 

 

Google Glass Sales forecast

Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Units 800.000 2,5 mln 3,7 mln 10 mln 21 mln

 

iphone sales

 

If this data and development is comparable the market for Google Glass will grow exponentially.

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AMIS “Enterprise to Mobility” Oracle ADF Conference May 21-23. Featuring Chris Muir & Frank Nimphius http://technology.amis.nl/2014/05/01/enterprise-mobility-oracle-adf-conference-may-21-23-featuring-chris-muir-frank-nimphius/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=enterprise-mobility-oracle-adf-conference-may-21-23-featuring-chris-muir-frank-nimphius http://technology.amis.nl/2014/05/01/enterprise-mobility-oracle-adf-conference-may-21-23-featuring-chris-muir-frank-nimphius/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 10:19:40 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/?p=26944 AMIS is offering a unique 3 day conference (May 21-23) aimed at breaching the divide between traditional Oracle Fusion Middleware experts and the brave new world of enterprise mobility. The enterprise landscape is rapidly evolving to integrate mobile into the mix, and this presents many opportunities to update skills while also making use of Oracle’s middleware [...]

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AMIS is offering a unique 3 day conference (May 21-23) aimed at breaching the divide between traditional Oracle Fusion Middleware experts and the brave new world of enterprise mobility. The enterprise landscape is rapidly evolving to integrate mobile into the mix, and this presents many opportunities to update skills while also making use of Oracle’s middleware platforms for what it was designed to do – integrate!

AMIS is pleased to announce Oracle product managers Chris Muir and Frank Nimphius as key speakers for this event. They are joined by a team of ADF specialists from the Dutch community, including Steven Davelaar (member of the Oracle A-Team), Oracle ACE(D)s Wilfred van der Deijl, Luc Bors & Lucas Jellema and ADF experts Paul Swiggers, Aino Andriessen and Frank Houweling.

See the event schedule for this event event and register via our website. 

Target audience: 
Seasoned Oracle Fusion Middleware developers, ADF Developers, architects, mobile developers

Keywords:
Application architecture, thin server, mobile architecture, enterprise applications, gouvernance, reuse, performance, extensibility.

Enterprise to mobility event AMIS

Chris Muir Frank Nimphius.

 

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Sharing the slides of the UX Event presentations http://technology.amis.nl/2014/03/24/sharing-the-slides-of-the-ux-event-presentations/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sharing-the-slides-of-the-ux-event-presentations http://technology.amis.nl/2014/03/24/sharing-the-slides-of-the-ux-event-presentations/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:05:07 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/?p=27144 Below you will find the slides of the presentations of the UX event by AMIS and Oracle. Don’t generate your user interface, design IT!   Leveraging FMW for UX Embedding UX In Any Project: Sander Haaksma / Marcel Maas   Visualization. One picture beats a thousand words, Lucas Jellema     Luc Bors, Oracle and mobile, [...]

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Below you will find the slides of the presentations of the UX event by AMIS and Oracle.

Don’t generate your user interface, design IT!

 

Leveraging FMW for UX

Embedding UX In Any Project: Sander Haaksma / Marcel Maas

 

Visualization. One picture beats a thousand words, Lucas Jellema  

 

Luc Bors, Oracle and mobile, From design to device 

 

UX Today with ADF by Sten Vesterli

 

Boosting productivity through Tailored UX

 

Reconsidering applications cloud 10/90/90

 

 

Java 8 Launch. Strategic Outlook and Future by Lucas Jellema

Evolution of UX in Oracle Applications

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Announcing the Lecture Schedule for the AMIS UX Event on March 18th http://technology.amis.nl/2014/03/05/announcing-the-lecture-schedule-for-the-amis-ux-event-on-march-18th/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=announcing-the-lecture-schedule-for-the-amis-ux-event-on-march-18th http://technology.amis.nl/2014/03/05/announcing-the-lecture-schedule-for-the-amis-ux-event-on-march-18th/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:47:35 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/?p=26567 Subscribe to this event via this link: http://www.amis.nl/userexperience/ On March 18, 2014, you will have the rare opportunity to fast forward to the future of user interface design and software usability. Jeremy Ashley, Vice President Application User Experience at Oracle USA, and a team of a dozen user experience (UX) specialists from both Oracle and [...]

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AMIS UX Event March 18th Subscribe to this event via this link: http://www.amis.nl/userexperience/

On March 18, 2014, you will have the rare opportunity to fast forward to the future of user interface design and software usability. Jeremy Ashley, Vice President Application User Experience at Oracle USA, and a team of a dozen user experience (UX) specialists from both Oracle and other companies. There will be 25 lectures on User Experience. A great opportunity and a must visit event for every professional involved in User Experience development.

Lecture Schedule

 

Room 1(Practical track) Room 2(Visions Track) Room 3(Inspirational Track)
12:00 UX directions with HTML 5
(Mark Vilrokx/Noel Portugal)
12:30 Wearables in Work: Little Data Means Big Business
(Ultan Ó Broin)
Extensibility in the cloud– power to the business user
(Tim Dubois/Lucas Jellema)
Designing for Mobility & Simplicity
(Aylin Uysal)
13:00 Leveraging FMW for UX
(Lonneke Dikmans)
13:30 Boosting Business Productivity Through Tailoring
(Sten Vesterli/Killian Evers)
Blueprints for Mobile Design: Wireframing 101
(Ultan Ó Broin)
14:00 UX Today with Fusion Apps
(Hakan Biroglu)
One picture worth a thousand words – From data to information and action
(Lucas Jellema)
15:00 Oracle’s Strategy for Cloud User Experiences
(Jeremy Ashley/Lucas Jellema)
Consumer Experience Lessons
(Hans Kemp)
15:30 Enterprise UX Design and Deployment Simplified: Introducing Oracle’s UX Direct Program.
(Lonneke Dikmans/Ultan Ó Broin)
UX Extreme makeover
(Workshop 45 min) (Bright Alley)
16:00 UX today with ADF
(Sten Vesterli)
Embedding UX in any project
(Marcel Maas)
16:30 Tesla User Experience
(Peter Ebell)
17:00 Oracle and Mobile: From Design to Device; The tools that make it happen
(Luc Bors)
Introduction to Tablet Design with ADF (intro to the Simplified UI Guide)
(Ultan Ó Broin)
17:30 UX today with ADF
(Sten Vesterli)
UX Extreme makeover
(Workshop 45 min) (Bright Alley)
18:00 Oracle’s Strategy for Cloud User Experiences
( Jeremy Ashley & Lucas Jellema)
18:30 don’t generate your user interface, design IT!
(Lonneke Dikmans)
Interaction and UX design concepts
(Hans Kemp)
19:00 Leveraging FMW for UX
(Lonneke Dikmans)
Implementing Extensibility –handing run-time power to the business user at design
(Killian Evers/Tim Dubois)
Alternative channels – interacting through channels beyond browser on desktop
(Mark Vilrokx)
19:30 Oracle and Mobile: From Design to Device; The tools that make it happen
(Luc Bors)
Reconsidering applications: 10:90:90
( Jeremy Ashley /Sten Vesterli)
Designing for Mobility & Simplicity
(Aylin Uysal)
20:00 End End End

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Steven Feuerstein Master Class. Anti-Pattern PL/SQL Programming + 12c New PL/SQL Features, December 12 and 13 2013 http://technology.amis.nl/2013/11/20/steven-feuerstein-master-class-anti-pattern-plsql-programming-12c-new-plsql-features-december-12-and-13-2013/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=steven-feuerstein-master-class-anti-pattern-plsql-programming-12c-new-plsql-features-december-12-and-13-2013 http://technology.amis.nl/2013/11/20/steven-feuerstein-master-class-anti-pattern-plsql-programming-12c-new-plsql-features-december-12-and-13-2013/#comments Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:43:30 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/?p=24971 12 and 13 December 2013 AMIS will host a two day masterclas with Oracle PL/SQL guru Steven Feuerstein. The Design Pattern movement reminds us that most of the code we write is similar to something written last week – or maybe even an hour ago. Once you identify a common code pattern you can then [...]

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12 and 13 December 2013 AMIS will host a two day masterclas with Oracle PL/SQL guru Steven Feuerstein.
The Design Pattern movement reminds us that most of the code we write is similar to something written last week – or maybe even an hour ago. Once you identify a common code pattern you can then create a (or use an already-existing) design pattern as a template for how to solve a problem that can be used in many different situations. Design patterns generally reflect and encourage best practices. An anti-pattern, on the other hand, is a pattern that is commonly found in our code, but reflects bad practices, leading to code with bugs, performance problems or maintenance headaches.

Register here.

 

In this two day class, Steven Feuerstein presents a series of common PL/SQL anti-patterns (classic bad-practice programming). Students, working alone or in pairs on their laptops, are then invited to fix the “anti” in the code. Steven will then explain what makes the code “anti”, review selected solutions from students, and present key lessons about applying PL/SQL features to solve similar problems.

In addition to the work on anti-patterns, students will also learn about the most important new PL/SQL features in Oracle Database 12c.

More information and registration via this link.

 

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Training Oracle ADF 11g, 15 tot en met 19 april http://technology.amis.nl/2013/03/13/training-oracle-adf-11g-15-tot-en-met-19-april/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=training-oracle-adf-11g-15-tot-en-met-19-april http://technology.amis.nl/2013/03/13/training-oracle-adf-11g-15-tot-en-met-19-april/#comments Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:37:57 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/?p=22122 Van 15 tot en met 19 april geeft Luc Bors de 5-daagse ADF 11g training op het kantoor van AMIS in Nieuwegein. In 5 dagen leer je de basis van Oracle ADF 11g. De training bestaat basis uit presentatie, demonstratie en hands on, doorspekt met best practices en voorbeelden uit de dagelijkse praktijk. Schrijf snel [...]

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Van 15 tot en met 19 april geeft Luc Bors de 5-daagse ADF 11g training op het kantoor van AMIS in Nieuwegein. In 5 dagen leer je de basis van Oracle ADF 11g. De training bestaat basis uit presentatie, demonstratie en hands on, doorspekt met best practices en voorbeelden uit de dagelijkse praktijk. Schrijf snel in via deze link.

Schrijf in voor training ADF 11g

Schrijf in voor training ADF 11g


De training is bedoeld voor ontwikkelaars die net met ADF 11g aan de slag zijn of aan de slag willen gaan.
Dus:

    - sta je op het punt om aan een ADF project te beginnen ….
    - sta je op het punt om te beginnen aan een forms modernizerings traject met ADF ….
    - wil je nu eindelijk wel eens meer weten van een van de meest gevraagde frameworks ….
    - of heb je een andere reden voor het volgen van een goede ADF training ….

Dan is deze training zeer geschikt voor jou.
Alle onderdelen van het framework worden behandeld: ADF Business Component, ADF Model & Data Binding, ADF Controller, JavaServer Faces & ADF Faces.

Van deelnemers wordt verwacht dat zij voorkennis hebben van ontwikkelen van applicaties met/tegen de Oracle database. Daarbij maakt het niet zoveel uit welke ontwikkeltools – APEX, Forms, Java frameworks – daarbij gebruikt zijn. Kennis van Java en HTML is niet noodzakelijk, maar op sommige punten misschien wel handig.

De globale agenda van de training is alsvolgt:

    dag 1 ADF Business Components
    dag 2 (vervolg) ADF BC; JavaServer Faces
    dag 3 JSF, ADF Faces, ADF Rich Faces
    dag 4 ADF Model, Data Binding en complexe ADF Faces componenten
    dag 5 Taskflows, Templates, Skins, Security, Data Visualization en overige ‘geavanceerde’ onderwerpen

Meer informatie kun je hier vinden.

Als je na het lezen van deze informatie nog vragen hebt, neem dan contact op met AMIS (030-601 6000)
Als je wil deelnemen aan deze training, schrijf je dan hier in.

Tot ziens in april.

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Kom kennismaken met AMIS en doe mee met uitdagende projecten http://technology.amis.nl/2012/10/09/hierbij-nodigen-we-je-uit-om-met-ons-kennis-te-komen-maken/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hierbij-nodigen-we-je-uit-om-met-ons-kennis-te-komen-maken http://technology.amis.nl/2012/10/09/hierbij-nodigen-we-je-uit-om-met-ons-kennis-te-komen-maken/#comments Tue, 09 Oct 2012 06:42:52 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/?p=19747 Hierbij nodigen we je uit om met ons kennis te komen maken. Ben jij een (junior) Oracle consultant die een stap verder wil maken? Wil je verder groeien en ontwikkelen tot principal consultant? AMIS geeft je de kans om die stap te zetten.  Bij ons krijg je de ruimte om te experimenteren én te leren [...]

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Hierbij nodigen we je uit om met ons kennis te komen maken.

Ben jij een (junior) Oracle consultant die een stap verder wil maken? Wil je verder groeien en ontwikkelen tot principal consultant? AMIS geeft je de kans om die stap te zetten.  Bij ons krijg je de ruimte om te experimenteren én te leren samen met de experts op je vakgebied.

Vacatures bij AMIS servicesLaat ons in een vrijblijvend gesprek vertellen welke mogelijkheden we je kunnen bieden. Neem voor een afspraak met een van onze consultants contact op met Eva.van.der.kleij@amis.nl of bel haar op 030-6016000. Je bent van harte welkom.

AMIS merkt dat haar concept van hoogwaardige en kennisintensieve dienstverlening erg succesvol is. Onze toekomst ziet er erg aantrekkelijk uit met interessante opdrachten bij toonaangevende klanten. Vandaar dat we op zoek zijn naar uitbreiding van ons team.

Denk niet direct dat je hiervoor te weinig kennis of ervaring hebt: jouw toekomstige ervaren collega’s doen niets liever dan jou verder helpen. Ons trainingsprogramma voorziet in een grote diversiteit aan opleidingen en tijdens onze interne kennissessies kun je op veel terreinen iets van je collega’s opsteken. Concreet hebben we de volgende vacatures:

Wellicht sta jij volgende maand met een artikel op deze blog, schrijvend over de nieuwe dingen die je hebt geleerd of toegepast.

Om je een beeld te geven van het werk bij AMIS volgt hieronder een lijst met de trajecten waar we de afgelopen maanden aan gewerkt hebben. We vertellen je graag in een persoonlijk gesprek meer over deze trajecten.

  • OSB / SOA Suite implementatie bij een grote informatie verwerkende organisatie.
  • Realisatie ADF 11g van een backend applicatie voor een pensioenfonds.
  • OSB / SOA / BPEL oplossing voor een logistieke dienstverlener.
  • Procesoptimalisatie met Oracle BPEL en invoering van BPM bij een financiële dienstverlener in Nederland.
  • Realisatie van een medisch registratiesysteem in ADF.
  • Advies op het gebied van het gebruik van ADF 11g in combinatie met JHeadstart voor een energiebedrijf.
  • Realisatie van een SOA / BPEL implementatie voor een pensioenfonds.
  • Realisatie van een administratiesysteem voor een verzekeraar buiten Nederland (EU) in ADF 11g en JHeadstart.
  • Oracle XML DB implementatie voor een grote bank.
  • Realisatie van een SOA Suite / BPEL oplossing voor een grote logistieke leverancier.
  • Proof of concept ADF 11g bij een groot adviesbureau.
  • Oracle APEX / GIS implementatie bij een groot adviesbureau.
  • SOA / BPEL traject bij een grote gemeente.
  • Oracle WebCenter, ADF 11g, SOA Suite 11g en OSB traject bij een grote wereldwijde dienstverlener.
  • Webservice koppeling met ADF en JAX WS voor een grote gemeente.
  • Advies en implementatie van een professionele ontwikkelstraat bij een IT-bedrijf
  • ..meer

Tot ziens bij AMIS!

 

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Hierbij nodigen we je uit om met ons kennis te komen maken.

Ben jij een (junior) Oracle consultant die een stap verder wil maken? Wil je verder groeien en ontwikkelen tot principal consultant? AMIS geeft je de kans om die stap te zetten.  Bij ons krijg je de ruimte om te experimenteren én te leren samen met de experts op je vakgebied.

Vacatures bij AMIS servicesLaat ons in een vrijblijvend gesprek vertellen welke mogelijkheden we je kunnen bieden. Neem voor een afspraak met een van onze consultants contact op met Eva.van.der.kleij@amis.nl of bel haar op 030-6016000. Je bent van harte welkom.

AMIS merkt dat haar concept van hoogwaardige en kennisintensieve dienstverlening erg succesvol is. Onze toekomst ziet er erg aantrekkelijk uit met interessante opdrachten bij toonaangevende klanten. Vandaar dat we op zoek zijn naar uitbreiding van ons team.

Denk niet direct dat je hiervoor te weinig kennis of ervaring hebt: jouw toekomstige ervaren collega’s doen niets liever dan jou verder helpen. Ons trainingsprogramma voorziet in een grote diversiteit aan opleidingen en tijdens onze interne kennissessies kun je op veel terreinen iets van je collega’s opsteken. Concreet hebben we de volgende vacatures:

Wellicht sta jij volgende maand met een artikel op deze blog, schrijvend over de nieuwe dingen die je hebt geleerd of toegepast.

Om je een beeld te geven van het werk bij AMIS volgt hieronder een lijst met de trajecten waar we de afgelopen maanden aan gewerkt hebben. We vertellen je graag in een persoonlijk gesprek meer over deze trajecten.

  • OSB / SOA Suite implementatie bij een grote informatie verwerkende organisatie.
  • Realisatie ADF 11g van een backend applicatie voor een pensioenfonds.
  • OSB / SOA / BPEL oplossing voor een logistieke dienstverlener.
  • Procesoptimalisatie met Oracle BPEL en invoering van BPM bij een financiële dienstverlener in Nederland.
  • Realisatie van een medisch registratiesysteem in ADF.
  • Advies op het gebied van het gebruik van ADF 11g in combinatie met JHeadstart voor een energiebedrijf.
  • Realisatie van een SOA / BPEL implementatie voor een pensioenfonds.
  • Realisatie van een administratiesysteem voor een verzekeraar buiten Nederland (EU) in ADF 11g en JHeadstart.
  • Oracle XML DB implementatie voor een grote bank.
  • Realisatie van een SOA Suite / BPEL oplossing voor een grote logistieke leverancier.
  • Proof of concept ADF 11g bij een groot adviesbureau.
  • Oracle APEX / GIS implementatie bij een groot adviesbureau.
  • SOA / BPEL traject bij een grote gemeente.
  • Oracle WebCenter, ADF 11g, SOA Suite 11g en OSB traject bij een grote wereldwijde dienstverlener.
  • Webservice koppeling met ADF en JAX WS voor een grote gemeente.
  • Advies en implementatie van een professionele ontwikkelstraat bij een IT-bedrijf
  • ..meer

Tot ziens bij AMIS!

 

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