Saturday, September 18, 2010
Today there are no special plans, it's a day between the Oracle ACE Directors briefing of the last two days and the start of Oracle Open World (OOW) tomorrow.
Every year just before OOW, Oracle plans a briefing to the Oracle ACE Directors where people like Thomas Kurian (Executive Vice President of Product Development), Ted Farrell, Mark Townsend and other product manager tell us what's going to be announced at OOW and what the plans are in the future. I find it a real privilege to make part of this and appreciate the openness of Oracle. We all had to sign a NDA so are not allowed to speak about it.
Most of these things will be announced on Sunday and during the rest of the week at OOW, so a little more patience ;-) The only thing I can say is that the announcements won't be that much in the area I normally blog about, nevertheless the announcements are worthwhile! Something to look forward to...
One thing that is already public, is that Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is FREE from now on!
Tomorrow and the days after that the madness begins. After the acquisition of Sun, this event is even bigger as JavaOne is also at OOW. It will be interesting to meet all these new people.
I'm doing 3 presentations at OOW this year and one panel discussion. My first presentation is already on Sunday where I'll speak about upgrading your APEX 3.x application to APEX 4.0. I'll do a live demo where I take an export of an APEX 3.2 application (DG Tournament) and import that in APEX 4.0 and show the things that got changed or needs updated and I'll talk about the new features you can leverage now that you're in APEX 4.0.
Stay tuned ...