Comments on: Back to the Future Friends of Oracle and Java Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:36:47 +0000 hourly 1 By: Edwin Tue, 24 Apr 2007 22:52:33 +0000 As member of the client IT group (at that time) I had the privilege to be a developer on this project. It was my first major Oracle Designer project. Due to it’s size and variety of tasks and personnel it was indeed a project to be proud of! I experienced a strong team spirit. This became especially clear when after initial delivery a number of enhancements and fixes needed to be applied and almost all teammembers were already firmly allocated on other projects. Since knowledge of the new application was crucial, the only possibility seemed to be an appeal to voluntariness and solidarity of the “old” team for a weekend of hard teamwork. And a large part of the team actually turned up for a very special weekend with a unique atmosphere and great organization. In an IT world where technology sometimes seems to be more a goal of itself for the IT company instead of a means to achieve business value for the client, this project proved that it’s still a man’s job where the human factor is decisive and highly appreciated.