Oracle Magazine

May - June 2007


Features
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Technology, Developer & Comment Sections—
   Articles and Columns



FEATURES

Develop with Choice
By Alan Joch
Developers want—and need—more choice than ever. From shopping cart applications to Web 2.0, from SOA to the database, from .NET to Java, programmers face increasing challenges in an increasingly diverse workplace. See how Oracle provides the tools and options that let developers focus on the high-value tasks that increase their organizations' efficiency and productivity.

Journey to the Center of Fusion
By David A. Kelly
Many companies grew using an ad hoc software stack, in which patchworked systems often didn't work optimally. Oracle's remedy: a portfolio of standards-based products and services that supports service-oriented architecture. It's called Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Step Into Windows
By David Baum
With powerful clustering technologies, inexpensive hardware, and a choice of operating systems, companies can reach their competitive and business goals. See how two enterprises team Oracle software with the Microsoft Windows operating system to achieve success.



DEPARTMENTS

From Our Readers
Readers tell us what they think.

Tooling Around
By Tom Haunert

AT ORACLE
Events
Find out about current and upcoming industry events.

Oracle Resources
Your guide to Oracle's broadband, education, and consulting offerings, and more

OTN Community Bulletin
Learn what's happening with Oracle's most dynamic online community.

Oracle News Briefs

Oracle News
With a broader testing pool, the Oracle Database Beta Program is bigger and better than ever.

Commitment
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International works to preserve a threatened gorilla population.

CHANNELS
Partner News
MphasiS, Unisys, Emulex, Mythics, Amazing USA, Baytree Associates, Business Technology Services, DAZ Systems, Solbourne, Syntax.net, and Tier1 Innovations plus Book Beat

Peer-to-Peer
Peter Koletzke, Lonneke Dikmans, Harshad Oak

 

TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPER SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS
TECHNOLOGY
SQL DEVELOPER
Now Reporting
By Sue Harper Oracle ACE
Build chart, drill-down, and master/detail reports with Oracle SQL Developer.

ASK TOM
On Loading and Extents
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist follows the direct path and optimizes extent usage.


ORACLE DEVELOPER
OPEN SOURCE
Spring Time
By Rich Schwerin
Oracle delivers solutions for Spring Framework-based applications.

FRAMEWORKS
Beyond Declarative Validation
By Steve Muench Oracle ACE
Implement more-complex business logic using Java.

BROWSER-BASED
Application Migration Workshop
By David Peake
Migrate from Microsoft Access to Oracle Application Express.

PL/SQL PRACTICES
On the Old, the New, and ORA-22160
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Best practices for managing old and new information and preventing FORALL errors.



COMMENT
IN THE FIELD
Oracle Fusion Propels the Future
By Ari Kaplan
Middleware platform, tools, and application strategy simplify development and integration.

ALL SECURE
Data Security Is Cool Again
By Mary Ann Davidson
The data is what you want to secure.

ANALYST'S CORNER
Innovation Offers Developers Choice
By David Baum
Gene Phifer of Gartner describes how Web 2.0 development brings new tools to the enterprise.