Sunday, October 13, 2013

East Coast Oracle Users Conference 2013

This year's East Coast Oracle Users Conference is now just three weeks away! If you're anywhere near the Raleigh/Durham area you'll definitely want to make this event. Steven Feuerstein and Elke Phelps are the keynote speakers and there's a great lineup of technical content covering everything from apps development and BI to DBA and security. The main event takes place Tuesday, November 5th and Wednesday, November 6th at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center. However, pre-conference workshops will take place on Monday the 4th. You can checkout the workshops on the event's home page.

I'll be doing one of the workshops as well as a presentation. The workshop is the Dynamic Action Instant Immersion. Here's the description:

JavaScript is the programming language that brings web applications to life. But for most Oracle developers using Application Express (APEX) to build web-based front ends for their databases, learning JavaScript can be quite an undertaking. Enter Dynamic Actions, a feature of APEX that provides a declarative interface over JavaScript. This hands-on mini-class is designed to give students a jump start when beginning with the Dynamic Action framework. Attendees will bring their own laptops and be provided access to an APEX workspace with an application just begging for some Dynamic Action enhancements. Attendees will start with the very basics and quickly move on to solving more complex tasks based on real business requirements. Along the way, related concepts, such as jQuery selectors and event propagation will be explained to provide a background for understanding the various options within the framework. 

The presentation I'll be doing is titled APEX Overview. Here's the abstract:

You may have heard of Oracle Application Express, a.k.a. APEX: that it’s included with your database license; that it excels at building web-based applications on the Oracle database; that it’s easy to learn yet powerful and flexible. Even if you hadn’t heard any of these things, don’t miss this session. We’ll review the history of APEX and its basic architecture, talk about some common use cases for APEX and the features the tool offers to satisfy various requirements, and then build an application live, from scratch, to demonstrate exactly how APEX is used.

I'm looking forward to a great conference - hope to see you there!