Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Oracle Open World 2011 Experience


As you know that Oracle open world conference 2011 held between October 2 to 6 in San Francisco. I am late to write a follow up blog on that so now its my turn to summarize the experience of the whole event. I already posted about how i would spend my days at OOW which i changed a little during the conference as expected.

Sunday October 2, 2011
Whole Sunday was with ADF EMG I met some legendary ADF experts and had a great time.

Monday October 3, 2011
Monday started with Webcenter Content integration session by my buddies George maggessy, Stefan Krantz supported by Yannick Ongena (Author of Webcenter Admin cookbook) it was much technical than my expectation. George and stefan presented demo of webcenter portal site that they build in 4 hours. Later i joined sessions Fusion middleware deployment patterns from Simon Haslam and Oracle WebCenter Performance, Scalability, and Administration which was whole webcenter deployment guide in 1 hour pretty good.

Tuesday October 4, 2011
The main highlight for the day was ADF Mobile session and Session by Tom kyte (

Wednesday October 5, 2011
Highlights of the day was Steve davelaar session Building highly reusable task flows was much technical and he presented some great ways to build your task flows reusable later ADF Rockstar Chris muir presented session Angels in the Architecture which discussed different development patterns with pros and cons of them in ADF.

Thursday October 6, 2011
Thursday started with a great session from Duncun Mills about ADF tuning and from my friend Andrejus presented a demo of Texas A&M project technical details.

Other than that the main announcements at the events were

Oracle Fusion Applications
Finally wait is over and Oracle fusion applications are now available for public. It took Oracle 6 years to develop best features of Siebel, PeopleSoft, JDE Edwards, EBS and many more into a completely single integrated, standard based, cloud oriented solution. I cant wait to get hands on it.

Oracle Public Cloud
Most anticipated announcement (at least for my point. i won't be surprised if Oracle start building laptops specially for developers).

OPC is subscription based, self-service and elastic cloud give your enterprise to get access Oracle applications, database and middleware services. This will definitely help developers to get hands on big enterprise softwares like Oracle fusion applications as well.

Oracle Social Network
Probably a killer. Combines best of Facebook, twitter and other social networks and bring them to enterprise level. With Oracle Social Network you can collaborate, keep tracks of corporate activities, share documents and search content.

Oracle ADF mobile
The best one for me i love the session and demos of ADF mobile. Oracle ADF mobile allows you to build iOS, Android, Blackberry RIM and other mobile platform applications with same ADF learning and YES you don't have to code for specific platform. It uses PhoneGap and HTML5 to render the app. Aino Andriessen sums up quite well ADF mobile here . One thing could affect this product IMO is 'Adobe buys PhoneGap, TypeKit for better Web tools'

Other than that there were few big announcements related to database and hardware were
Oracle Exalytic (the In-memory machine), Oracle Big Data, Oracle NoSQL Database, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

This blog provides a complete list of best announcement at Oracle open world 2011

Have a nice day,
Zeeshan Baig

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