Last Day! ODTUG Innovation Award

June 2nd is the LAST DAY for ODTUG Innovation Award nominations.

Make your nomination for the latest, greatest piece of awe-inspiring work using Oracle development technologies today.

It’s simple, go to the ODTUG Innovation Award Nomination page. Tell us about your nominee – or nominate yourself!  Everyone is eligible – make your entry today.

Is is a Cloud hybrid?  An APEX plugin? An open-source project that leverages Oracle tools?  A real clever in-house application of  Oracle JET? A really neat product from Oracle?  Anything goes!

Today is the last chance  to make your 2017 nomination.

The ODTUG Innovation Award honors excellence in creative, effective, and innovative use of Oracle development tools within ODTUG’s supported communities (ADF, APEX, BI, Database, EPM and Career). The goal is to honor developers – individuals or teams – whose passion and creativity shine through in their application of Oracle technology to address real-world problems.  Note that this year we are not excluding anything or anyone, so projects and individuals from all organizations (Oracle, too!) are welcome.

Remember that ODTUG members get to vote this year.  Make your nomination, then vote for it too! Member voting will be combined with judges scoring to determine an overall Innovation Award winner.

Check out the full information on the ODTUG web site here:

ODTUG Innovation Award Nominations

Best wishes to all our nominees!

 

ODTUG Innovation Award ~ Make Your Nomination Now!

Nominations for the 2017 ODTUG Innovation Award are open now through June 2nd.  Make your nomination now, before your Memorial Day weekend.

We are looking for innovative, exceptional, ahead-of-the-curve applications of Oracle development tools that stand out as examples of “the next big thing”, or maybe the really neat next small thing,  in Oracle technology.   Can’t think of anything? Nah, I don’t believe that.  Consider:

  • Do  you have, or does your co-worker have an unusually creative application or combination of new and emerging Oracle tools?
  • Did you find a new open source project that makes your life easier?  Open source projects are eligible, as long as they integrate some Oracle technology.
  • Does your latest project enable faster, smoother, cleaner adoption of an Oracle tool?
  • Are you envying someone else’s work, saying “Wish I thought of that …”?
  • Have you seen a real neat learning tool that aids others in understanding a new Oracle tool?   All projects, large and small, are eligible.
  • Does your organization have an exception program for attracting or training persons new to Oracle technology?
  • Have you created, seen or adopted a new plugin or feature, large or small, that others may not have seen yet?

We are looking for the stuff that makes you say “Wow, great idea …”  or “Neat stuff …” or “wicked cool …” (you can tell where I am from).  We need your help to get as many innovation examples in before the June 2nd deadline.

Now is the time to make your nomination.

The ODTUG Innovation Award honors excellence in creative, effective, and innovative use of Oracle development tools within ODTUG’s supported communities (ADF, APEX, BI, Database, EPM and Career). The goal is to honor developers – individuals or teams – whose passion and creativity shine through in their application of Oracle technology to address real-world problems.  Note that this year we are not excluding anything or anyone, so projects and individuals from all organizations (Oracle, too!) are welcome.

Note that ODTUG members get to vote this year.  Make your nomination, then vote for it too! Member voting will be combined with judges scoring to determine an overall Innovation Award winner.

Check out the full information on the ODTUG web site here:

ODTUG Innovation Award Nominations

Nominations close June 2nd, so act soon!

ODTUG Technical Journal Corner –

Check out the latest ODTUG Technical Journal Corner content!

We are currently featuring:

Kevin McGinley, Red Pill Analytics, our new BI Perspectives author, with Making the Case for Leveraging Agile and Continuous Integration in Oracle BI Development, Part 1 of a three-part series.   Expand your mind a bit and consider – just consider – agile, Continuous Integration as opposed to traditional Waterfall method of integration and deployment.  Watch for the rest of this series in coming weeks. And Welcome Kevin, thank you for taking over our BI Perspectives column!

William Hodges, The Hackett Group, on Slow and Fast Changing Dimensions in Hyperion Planning  This article was a 2014 Editor’s Choice Award finalist. William address changing dimensionalities beyond the capabilities of “varying attributes” in Hyperion Planning.  Read this excellent article to learn more.

A new Book Review by John King, King Training Resources, Oracle PL/SQL Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques by Michael Rosenblum and Dr. Paul Dorsey.   Tuning tips from this pair of authors is always good advice and good reading. See John’s review on the ODTUG Technical Journal Corner, and read the book – we can all use PL/SQL tuning tidbits.

Our latest NoSQL articles, by Steven Feuerstein, Oracle, and Iggy Fernandez, NoCOUG, are still there ready for your learning. If you haven’t read these two perspectives on NoSQL and how it fits on our usually-relational lives, do so now – this is great material from ODTUG respected authors. 

Note that we have made strides in availability of our articles to ODTUG members and beyond.  Starting now, articles by Steven and other Oracle employees will be available to all, in and out of the ODTUG firewall.  This is good news and steps forward as we increase visibility and availability of ODTUG content for all.

Happy reading – and Happy Coding to all, 

 Karen


 

Mr. PL/SQL on NoSQL: YesSQL and the Oracle Database

Steven Feuerstein’s latest Confessions of a Dirty Programmer column actually focuses on – surprise – NoSQL. Yes, Mr. PL/SQL is writing about “Not Only SQL”.  In YesSQL and the Oracle Database, Steve addresses the NoSQL movement head on.  Is SQL old and tired?  Is Database a commodity?  Read on a Steven answers these questions, giving valid arguments why NoSQL and SQL (and of course PLSQL) can live together.  Btween Steven’s NoSQL perspectives and Iggy’s NoSQL information, you will be well-armed for NoSQL considerations.

If you have not seen this week’s ODTUG Technical Journal Corner – check it out now!

Next up is one of our ODTUG Editor’s Choice Award finalists, William Hodges on “Slow and Fast Changing Dimensions in Hyperion Planning”.  A fine paper – stay tuned.

After that, watch for our new BI columnist, Kevin McGinley, debuting with Part 1 of the three-part series, “Making the Case for Leveraging Agile and Continuous Integration in Oracle BI”.  Welcome Kevin!

 

Many thanks to Mark Rittman for bringing us years of BI Perspectives columns, all while maintaining many other writing, speaking and work commitments. BTW, Mark has an astounding T score if 1253!  No Low-T there.  Thank you Mark, and enjoy your “retirement”!

ODTUG Technical Journal – Searchable Content, Raise Your T!

For those who have not visited the ODTUG Technical Journal Corner lately, it’s time you start

The ODTUG website in general contains material from all our past conferences, plus years of excellent material from our expert columnists in Business Intelligence, PL/SQL, Oracle Tools, Fusion MIddleware, Hyperion, Essbase and more.  We have articles and updates from your favorite authors, such as Lucas Jellema on Fusion Middleware, Steven Feuerstein on (you guessed it) PL/SQL, , Mark Rittman on Business Intelligence,  and Tim Tow, Edward Roske and Tracy McMullen on Hyperion/Essbase topics.

Check out our two newest articles:

EPMA Tips and Tricks by Daniel Villani, Peloton

Is the classic method of building Essbase, Planning, HFM, and HPCM applications becoming too cumbersome? Are you tired of building hierarchies through flat files? Often, the process of loading dimensions and hierarchies to Planning and Essbase can be a time-consuming process and a maintenance nightmare! Enterprise Performance Management Architect (EPMA) is the leading tool, provided as part of the Oracle EPM Suite and designed to ease the burden of managing data and metadata for various application types between multiple Essbase, Planning, HFM, and HPCM Applications with common dimensionality.

and
Five Guiding Principles for Hyperion Code Standards and Documentation
by Sarah Zumbrum, Finit Solutions

In my decade-long quest to become a better Hyperion code writer, I have seen (and learned) some interesting things. I have seen some beautifully written code, some that I wondered how it worked, some so mangled I thought it would crash and burn if I dared put a space in the line, and some that technically worked but wasn’t efficient. What I have taken away from these experiences is that there should be standard set of code and documenting code so we don’t have to collectively wonder what a set of code is doing.

Watch the ODTUG Technical Journal Corner for upcoming posting of our 2014 Editor’s Choice Award winning article on NoSQL by Iggy Fernandez.

Never ever suffer from Low T – stop by ODTUG.com and the Technical Journal Corner for a quick T-fix.  For a bigger T boost, submit your article (or article ideas) to the ODTUG Technical Journal Corner – email kcannell@odtug.com for more info.