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I landed only a couple of hours ago in Amsterdam and here’s my report from Kscope 2012 in San Antonio. As I write this, KScope is still waking up for the final day. Anyway, for me KScope was over yesterday.
The venue, the JW Marriott San Antonio, was IMHO somewhat in the middle of nowhere, which is a pity given the fact that downtown San Antonio is beautiful. It took the free shuttle bus about 35 minutes to get there.
Anyway, I was not around for site seeing, I was visiting the conference. At the conference I joined the Fusion Middleware track, not only as an attendee but also as a presenter of two sessions. It was a very nice hotel and conference center. At the conference I attended the Fusion Middleware track.
With over 30 sessions and the Sunday Symposium, this years FMW track again was a very usefull track for everyone that wanted to learn about FMW.Most of the session where ADF related, however there were a couple of webcenter and SOA sessions as well.
From June 26th to June 30th the KScope 11 conference was in Long Beach California. Nice setting for a great conference. It was the first time that KScope had a Fusion Middleware Track. For me it was a very busy conference with three presentations, handson workshops, live demonstrations and a Boff session with the EMG. In this post some of my highlights. (more…)
Sunday’s Conference day started very early at around 07:30 by going straight to registration, then on to a quick breakfast and the first session at 08:30 AM. Joel Kallman of the APEX Development team started my round of that morning by explaining all the tools and processes which are used / were used by the APEX Development teams that is located more or less around a huge amount of different places in the US, Europe and India. Not even to mention al the supporting people on topics like security, creating manuals, testing, supporting etc, etc. Fun to see that the team uses tools like Hudson, Subversion and Oracle’s conference tooling to be able to work wherever you as a team member are located.
Using the ADF DVT Radar Graph for comparing series – further analyzing ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2011 Session Schedule0
I have always had a fascination for the Data Visualization capabilities of all the tools and technologies I have worked with. For example: I worked with Oracle Graphics 2.0, back in 1994, and liked it! Fast forwarding through the years – I am now wetting my appetite with ADF’s Data Visualization Tags (DVT) – an impressive array of graphs, gauges, charts and other ways of visualizing data.
One interesting type of graph that I have not actually used before, is the Radar Chart. It is an interesting type of visualization that can plot in one graph values for multiple series against multiple dimensions and make it easy to compare them (the series) with one another. Granted, you can do something similar with a multi-series line chart, yet the comparison is somewhat more pronounced in the radar graph.
See for example the next graph. It plots values for three series – each serie represents a region in the world. For each of the tracks at the ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2011 conference, the percentage of sessions in the track delivered by presenters from the region represented by a serie is plotted. Thus we can see that over 90% of the sessions in the BI and Oracle EPM track is delivered by More >
Using ADF 11gR2 DVT component Pivot Table for an on-line analysis of the ODTUG Kaleidoscope session catalog0
ADF comes with a rich collection of component that allow us to visualize and analyze data in ways that previously were only available in fancy OLAP and other BI tools. Now, our own custom developed ADF applications can offer those same fancy capabilities using ADF DVT. Note that Oracle’s BI tools – such as OBI EE – make use of those same components.
This article demonstrates the use of the Pivot Table component – as it is currently shipped in ADF 11gR2. This component presents data in initially very condensed, highly aggregated form and allows the user to ‘slice and dice’ and drill down and aggregate along various dimensions.
The Pivot Table is used in this case to analyze the data for the sessions scheduled for the ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2011 conference, later this month, in Long Beach, California. The article will demonstrate that just a few, declarative steps and about 10 minutes of your time are quite enough to include rich analytical capabilities in an ADF application.
The initial Pivot Table shown to the user looks as follows:
Whilst preparing for the Thursday Thunder session at the last day of the ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2011 conference in Long Beach, where an all star team of moderators and developers will present a live application development session with key components from Fusion Middleware, I came across a very useful feature of APEX, readily available in my local light weight Oracle XE Database 11gR2.
The Thursday Thunder session will create a portal for participants of a technology conference just like ODTUG Kaleidoscope itself. It will also create a back office application for the conference’s organizing team and it will model and implement a key business process addressing the submission, acceptance and delivery of presentations at the conference. This session has three moderators – Chris Muir, Lonneke Dikmans and Duncan Mills – and a development team of five – Edwin Biemond, Peter Ebell, Ronald van Luttikhuizen, Luc Bors and Steven Davelaar. In order to have a case that is as realistic as possible, I requested the ODTUG organizers for the actual data of this year’s conference – in terms of presenters, sessions and the planning of them all.
They were very helpful and almost instantly provided me More >