A Look Back at COLLABORATE15

By April 21, 2015 Uncategorized

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:

  1. Next Gen Development with Oracle NoSQL by Robert Green
  2. Edition-based redefinition: the key to online application upgrade by Bryn Llewellyn
  3. Maintain Application Uptime When Deploying PL/SQL Using Oracle’s Edition Based Redefinition by Chris Saxon
  4. 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! 😀

Finally, during the last session of the last day, I presented An Introduction to JavaScript Based Web Applications Using the Oracle Database. This is a presentation I’ve given several times at this point but I enjoy making it better each time. I also enjoy it when my demo on real-time data works – thankfully it did!

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!

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