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Oracle OpenWorld 2011: Oracle Application Express within Oracle SOA Suite

October 4, 2011

This week is Oracle OpenWorld 2011. Yesterday afternoon I gave my session on incorporating Oracle Application Express within the Oracle SOA Suite. Because of the large amount of questions I got to publish my presentation online, here it is.

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Finally. The Oracle Database Appliance

September 22, 2011

Since the release of the (first) Oracle Exadata Database Machine in 2009 and the soon followed acquisition of Sun Microsystems in 2010 Oracle is in the Hardware business. Not a bad position to stand in. But sales are not as promised and one of the large complaints about the Exadata (Database) and ExaLogic (Middleware) machines […]

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Agile Software versus Agile Software Development

August 5, 2011

We’ve talked about it here before; Agile Software is not the same thing as Agile Software Development. Of course, one of the hottest topics possible these days in Agile Software Development. Recently we even learned that Agile Software Development has become the mainstream development method. But this is not why we develop. It’s just the […]

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Oracle OpenWorld ’11: Oracle APEX within SOA Suite

June 6, 2011

For coming Oracle OpenWorld, from 2 till 6 October this year, my paper on Oracle Application Express within the Oracle SOA Suite was selected. Two hot Oracle-topics combined into a one hour power session on how to work effectively with two technologies that somewhat collide with each other. But it isn’t such a strange topic, […]

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Technology does not create Business and IT Alignment

April 14, 2011

A common mistake that, as turns out, really needs to be disrupted: introduction of new technologies will not, I repeat, will not create Business / IT Alignment. Implementation of any new technology driven solution will, in fact, only create a larger gap between two worlds that shouldn’t be disconnected in the first place. For Business […]

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SOA: Does it matter what happens underground?

April 14, 2011

When talking Service-Oriented Architecture, technology is quite often the thriver behind the discussion. Why is this? Isn’t focussing on services and process orchestration enough food for thought? In other words: does it matter what happens underground? Okay,  not completely correctly formulated. Of course we need to know what happens underneath the processes and what the […]

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