Books: reviews, tips, announcements, etc.
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.
In October 2012 yet another ADF Book was published. This book “Oracle ADF Real World Developer’s Guide” is authored by Jobinesh Purushothaman. Jobinsh works with Oracle as a Principal Solutions Architect for the Oracle Application Development Framework. The book is full of essential tips and tricks for building ADF applications. In this post I will share my book review with you. (more…)
Oracle APEX Best Practices explains how to build robust and secure APEX applications. The authors have a proven track record in the Oracle APEX world.
- Iloon Ellen Wolff working in Oracle Support and is closely involved with the Oracle Database Cloud Service . A few years ago, I attended an Oracle Seminar presented by Iloon. The title was Application Express : Best Practices (rings a bell?).
- Alex Nuijten, a collegue, is well known about his presentations about database features like analytic functions (features as in functionality, not the Oracle definition: unexpected behavior not classified as a bug ).
- Learco Brizzi which was one of the builders of the Dance-Tunes application, one of the first web shops build in HTMLDB, the old name of APEX. A nice example which convinced me that you can use APEX to build enterprise applications in APEX and make money with it.
SQL today is the foundation for any successful application. Whether it is a SOA implementation, an ADF or APEX application, a Forms application or any other usage of the Oracle Database (or any other relational database), SQL is key for the success. AMIS has embraced the evolution of SQL through the subsequent releases of the Oracle Database – trying to stay abreast of the latest features and adopting new functionality whenever it made pragmatic sense. In 2004 we developed the 7Up training – that introduced Oracle developers who started their Oracle careers with Oracle7 to the wonders of Oracle 9i. Through the years, this training evolved into a 7-11 training and we kept on presenting, demonstrating and writing about new ways of using SQL – through gems such as inline views and subquery factoring, analytic functions, the model clause, aggregations, multi-table DML, Flashback, intervals and many more. We must be one of the few companies in the world able to demonstrate all of the above using the DEPT and EMP tables in the SCOTT schema.
In the month of April, we make another community contribution in the area of Oracle SQL: AMIS is the proud sponsor of the SQL Challenge – the world More >
Recently I received an electronic copy of a new publication from Packt Publishing, one of the most active publishing companies in the area of (Oracle related) SOA technology. I was asked to review this book – and having enjoyed various earlier Packt titles (such as the recent OSB Cookbook and SOA Suite 11g Developer book ), I gladly accepted this invitation.
The anthology format
This book is special in that it was never intended to be a single book: it is composed from chapters that were published before, in 8 different earlier publications by Packt. That in itself is an interesting premise: a ‘compendium’ or ‘a book formed by drawing existing content from several related Packt titles. In other words,
Review of Oracle Service Bus 11g Development Cookbook (Packt Publishing) by Edwin Biemond, Guido Schmutz, Eric Elzinga et. al.3
Recently I gained access to an electronic copy of the just released Oracle Service Bus 11g Development Cookbook, written by five authors – all experts on OSB and three personal acquaintances of mine. I was very interested in learning about the final result after hearing many intermediate comments during the writing process as well as reading the occasional remark on Twitter. Knowing Guido, Eric and Edwin and assuming the same expert level for the other two authors, I anticipated a very interesting read.
Below I will share my impressions from browsing through this solid 500+ page volume. Note: the homepage for the book can be found here: http://www.packtpub.com/oracle-service-bus-11g-development-cookbook/book .