ODTUG Board of Directors Election ~ Vote!

Vote for the ODTUG Board

The ODTUG Board of Directors election is underway now.  ODTUG memebers, this is your chance to choose 5 new board members for the 2016-2017 term.

Again this year there is a stellar selection of candidates.

Why do I run?  I have served ODTUG in many capacities behinds the scenes and as Editor of the Technical Journal, and want to :

  • Bring more quality learning material in all formats, online and offlne, to all Oracle developers:
    • more online material in more formats, and
    • more meetups to bring the message local.
  • Encourage women in technical fields:
    • to strive for higher positions in those careers, and
    • to have greater confidence in what they bring to the table technically and personally.
  • Strengthen the ODTUG Communities so that material and answers from ODTUG experts shows up in every search. We cannot keep our knowledge behind (fire)walls!

ODTUG should be the Oracle Developer go-to resource for learning, online and locally.  As a board member I will work to increase ODTUG’s online presence and increase ODTUG’s regional and local presence via co-hosted meetups.

There are many qualified candidates – regardless of who you vote for, VOTE!

Read all the campaign statements and biographies of the candidates.

ODTUG is the best source of learning for all Oracle development tools ~ your vote ensures we not only stay that way but grow as fast or faster as the tools we use.

To vote, please visit https://www.associationvoting.com/odtug and enter your email and Voter ID exactly as shown in the email you received from ODTUG (actually from announcement@associationvotiing.com) on or about 10/06/2015.

Not a member? Join!  You are missing out on the best Oracle training in the world, at minimal investment of a year’s membership fee. Betteryet, VOLUNTEER and quadruple the learning advantage.

As always, Happy Coding!

BTW ~ Accepting Viedos, Blog Posts, papers, podcasts – send us your excellence for publication in the ODTUG Technical Journal.

Karen

ODTUG Technical Journal Corner

ODTUG Technical Journal – submit papers now!

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.

KScope 14 Wrap-up – APEX 5 Highlights

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I am just back from KScope14 in Seattle, WA – what a week. No “Low-T” here!

APEX 5.0 Early Adopter 2 was featured on Sunday by the Oracle APEX team, after which I was able to complete prep for my APEX Interactive Reports, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Revisited.  I demoed APEX 5 IR new features, including multiple IRs on a single page with links between those reports – we now have a simple way to quickly generate dashboard-like layouts.  The big news with IRs in APEX 5 is Change – there is a new scheme of classes and Id’s for the IR elements – the old apexir_* set are gone.  There is completely new jQuery widget that controls IRs – sooooo… any custom code – dynamic actions, plugins, javascript, whatever – that does not use the standard API’s will need to be refactored.  I’ll be posting more in APEX 5 Interactive Reports in the coming week.

There were many highlights – APEX 5, great sessions, an awesome party at EMP, great people.  A standout for me was seeing Mike Riley there, smiling, and receive the ODTUG Volunteer of the Year Award – Congratulations Mike!  To read more about Mike Riley, and his journey in life and with ODTUG, see the ODTUG Technical Journal Corner.Volunteer Spotlight by John King.

While there check out two articles on SQL Developer – one by Jeff Smith, on making your job easier with SQL Developer, and one from Galo Balda, Using SQL Developer to Work With GitHub.  Great stuff, by two great people.