Tom Kyte's New Year resolutions for 2014.
"Learn something new about Oracle almost every day"
"Learn a new technology outside the comfortable realm of Oracle Database".
Resolutions I try to follow myself every year...
I love to try and integrate different technologies with Oracle APEX. Looking back at the last two years, just from the Oracle stack alone, in 2012 I played around integrating APEX with E-Business Suite (see blog). In 2013 I played around with Big Data and Endeca and tried to see how APEX could work with that (see presentation).
But you might wonder, how do you start with a new Oracle technology?
You can download and install almost all Oracle software from OTN for free to try-out.
There's also the Oracle Cloud where you can try their cloud solutions.
But maybe even easier are the pre-built Oracle VMs. A complete environment with all necessary software installed and some guides to get started.