Oracle Magazine

May - June 2008

Features
Departments
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   Articles and Columns



FEATURES

Developer Nation
By David A. Kelly
Today's enterprise application developers must acknowledge both legacy and cutting-edge technologies while using a variety of architectures, standards, and tools to meet the demands of the enterprise. Find out how Oracle unites enterprise application developers with a broad range of standards-based choices, enabling their businesses to succeed.

Wrap It Up
By David Baum
Not just for visionaries anymore, service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications are widely deployed in production environments. See how companies use Oracle SOA Suite with business process management frameworks and business intelligence components to create reusable software components and integrate their organizations.

Energizing the Efficient Enterprise
By Alan Joch
Many fast-growing companies choose the familiar Microsoft Windows operating system and development platform. Read how businesses running Oracle technology on Windows achieve outstanding performance, scale their technology, and reduce maintenance costs.

 



DEPARTMENTS

From Our Readers
Readers tell us what they think.

Try the Tools
By Tom Haunert

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

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

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

Oracle News Briefs

Interview
By Jeff Erickson
Jeff Pollock, senior director of product management, Oracle data integration, talks about the new Oracle Data Integration Suite.

COMMUNITY
Partner News
Liquid Computing, Accenture, Secure Path, Satyam Computer Services, Kepware Technologies, Knowledge Services plus Book Beat.

Commitment
The United Negro College Fund makes college education a reality for many aspiring students.

Peer-to-Peer
Debra Lilley, Dennis Remmer, Steve Romeo

 

TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPER SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS
TECHNOLOGY
DATA WAREHOUSE

Accelerating Data Warehousing
By Dan Vlamis
Oracle OLAP 11g brings high-performance data warehouse features to Oracle Database 11g.

SQL DEVELOPER
Making Database Connections
By Sue Harper
Connect to Oracle and third-party databases from Oracle SQL Developer.

INSIDE OCP
Back Up and Recover
By Sushma Jagannath
New backup and recovery features in Oracle Database 11g save time and data.

ASK TOM
On Seeing Double in V$SQL
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist looks at SQL repetition in V$SQL and differences in cardinality.


ORACLE DEVELOPER
FRAMEWORKS
Enlightened Development
By Steve Muench Oracle ACE
Simplifying common navigation and coding tasks.

BROWSER-BASED
The Power of Two
By David Peake
Use Oracle SQL Developer to aid Oracle Application Express development.

PL/SQL PRACTICES
On the PGA and Indexing Collections
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Best practices for knowing your PGA impact and indexing collections.

.NET
It Takes All Types
By Christian Shay
Build applications with Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio and Oracle user-defined types.



COMMENT
IN THE FIELD
New IOUG Award Is Double Honor
By Ari Kaplan
From the Oracle Contribution Award to Ken Jacobs to Tom Kyte.

ALL SECURE
SOA What?
By Mary Ann Davidson
Even with service-oriented architecture, consider the source.

ANALYST'S CORNER
SOA Means Business
By David Baum
Service-oriented architecture delivers the technology that businesses want.