Monday, September 27, 2010

OTN interview of Oracle APEX PM David Peake

Oracle Application Express product manager David Peake takes questions from the Oracle Technology Network's Justin Kestelyn in archive of a live Oracle world video cast. See it here.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

SQL Developer 3.0 demonstrated at OOW

The SQL Developer development team is at the demo pod in Moscone West and has been busy showing off the latest (yet to be released) version of SQL Developer. SQL Developer 3 features an all new graphical query builder, a scheduler interface, data import wizards, improved data grids, basic DBA functionality, improved migration capabilities, and an alternative to the tree based object navigator with a client side filter. If you are at Oracle World and want to meet the developers you should stop by the demo pods.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Oracle BI Publisher 11g

Oracle open world (OOW) is great opportunity catch up on new database and database tools technologies. Yesterday, my highlight was seeing an in-depth presentation of Oracle BI Publisher 11g. I was blown away by the clean and remarkably advanced browser based user interface. The ability to define pixel perfect reports both for online viewing and PDF combining data from multiple queries was very impressive. When you view a BI publisher report online, its not just a static report with beautiful charts, end users can filter and drill down and interact with the report output with outstanding performance. Oracle BI publisher is a great complement to Oracle APEX, in that it can build any report you want, and like APEX it's 100% browser based; and yes it works on the iPad as well.

If you are at OOW you can checkout a presentation today Wednesday here:

11:30 am - 12:30 pm S317933: Introduction to Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher
Mike Donohue, Oracle & Klaus Fabian, Oracle
Moscone West L3 Room 3016

Read more on BI publisher blog

Monday, September 20, 2010

If your at OOW 2010 don't miss Tom Kyte on What's new in DB App Dev

Most know Tom Kyte from (, and from countless presentations he has delivered world wide. Many people may not know that Tom was also instrumental in both WebDB and Oracle Application Express coding parts of both products and mod_plsql. So if your in OOW in SF this week, and your into application development you should consider attending this session. Tom is presenting on other topics as well, you can see his OOW schedule here.

What's New in Oracle Database Application Development?
Tom Kyte takes a look at the new capabilities in the standard set of Oracle Database development tools, from Oracle SQL Developer to Oracle Application Express to Oracle Data Provider for .NET and PHP (among others). He also gives a general overview of what's been done in the last year of tools development.
Session ID: S319181
Tuesday, September 21
4:30 p.m.
Hilton San Francisco, Grand Ballroom A & B

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is now a no cost (free) product

In an effort to bring world class database data modeling to the Oracle database developer community SQL Developer Data Modeler is now a free product. Support is provided with your database support, making SQL Developer Data Modeler just like SQL Developer; in that they are both no cost. You can read about and download Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler here.

I'm giving the APEX 101 presentation at Oracle World Monday Sept 20, 2010

I will be giving an intro to Oracle Application Express (APEX)
Session ID: S317042
Monday 20-SEP-2010 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Moscone South, Room 306
If your at OOW and want to learn what Oracle APEX is all about you may find this session interesting.