I spent last week in Las Vegas for COLLABORATE15. Having never been to Vegas before, my wife and I decided to go a little early to enjoy the city. That turned out to be a really good idea (if you don’t count the money I lost) because once the conference got underway I never really made it back out to the strip… COLLABORATE keeps one busy!
As far as presentations go, my favorites were the following:
- Next Gen Development with Oracle NoSQL by Robert Green
- Edition-based redefinition: the key to online application upgrade by Bryn Llewellyn
- Maintain Application Uptime When Deploying PL/SQL Using Oracle’s Edition Based Redefinition by Chris Saxon
- Deep Dive: Oracle Big Data SQL by Dan McClary
As you can see, two of my favorites were on Edition Based Redefinition (EBR). While I don’t have any personal experience working with EBR, I am fascinated by the technology and definitely plan to touch on it in the future.
As for me, I co-presented in CodeTalk: A Live Refactoring Session with Steven Feuerstein and Friends along with Chris Saxton, Blaine Carter, and Jared Still. In that session we examined some arguably poorly written PL/SQL code and explored options for improving it. Many thanks to Bryn for helping to make that session as entertaining as it was! 😀
In the end COLLABORATE15 was a great conference with lots of good content and many opportunities to meet new people as well as catch up with old friends and colleagues. I’ll have to see if I can sneak in another talk next year!