If you are in the neighborhood, give yourself a treat to follow one or two of the seminars, my colleague Lucas Jellema will give in the beginning of next year in Taipei, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. The following topics will be dealt with:
- SOA for Database Professionals with Lucas Jellema
- Oracle SQL Inside Out – Challenging Puzzles and Puzzling Challenges with Lucas Jellema
Have a read at the following and / or follow the links how you can register for dates or where you can register for one of the two "Meet the Expert" seminars.
SOA For Database Professionals
This seminar explains in a high level overview what the key SOA concepts are. It introduces WebServices and the key XML mechanisms, such as XSD, SOAP, WSDL and a touch of XPath and XSLT. It describes the respective roles of BPEL PM and the Enterprise Service Bus. It will then demonstrate how from PL/SQL programs – and even from SQL queries – SOA Services offered in BPEL or ESB can (and sometime meaningfully should) be leveraged, for example to perform operations across databases or even heterogeneous data stores.
Oracle SQL Inside Out
From calculating the group standings for the Champions League and finding the shortest route from A to B, creating a fuzzy search that returns records by relevance and score with regard to search criteria, to creating a personalized television guide, producing charts, emulating a supermarket cash register, creating a test data generator, implementing a highway speed controller and devising a mobile telephone billing application, we take on clear situations and find ways to make SQL do the work.
Lucas Jellema (Oracle ACE Director) started as an Oracle consultant in 1994. He is Expertise Manager for AMIS in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
Before joining AMIS in 2002 he worked at Oracle Consulting’s worldwide Internet Development Center of Excellence, where he developed workshops, reusable software including the CDM RuleFrame framework for Server Side Business Rule implementation and standards & guidelines.
Lucas is a frequent blogger on Oracle technology (at http://technology.amis.nl), author of many articles (including OTN, Java Developer Journal, ODTUG Technical Journal, several Dutch Oracle and Java Magazines) and presenter at conferences (Oracle Open World, JavaOne and various international User Groups) and workshops. His presentations are full of information, presented with a lot of enthusiasm, embellished with war stories and anecdotal evidence, illustrated with many demonstrations and the odd absurdist observation.
Lucas is Senior Technical Consultant on Oracle and Java projects and currently focuses on SOA, mainly through Oracle SOA Suite. At this moment he is co-authoring “The Oracle 11g SOA Suite Handbook” (Oracle Press, Spring 2009).
He devotes serious time to find interesting ways of using the Oracle products for Application Development challenges. He also regularly participates in Beta Programs for various Oracle products.