Oracle Magazine

July - August 2009


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Technology, Developer & Comment Sections—
   Articles and Columns



FEATURES

Lead with Intelligence
By David Baum
Business efficiency depends on business decisions, and business decisions depend on current, accurate information and powerful analysis. See how Oracle data warehousing, business intelligence, and enterprise performance management solutions deliver the information, analysis, and efficiencies to propel your business ahead of the competition.

See Savings with Linux
By Alan Joch
Simplifying an IT environment involves reducing costs and saving energy but still providing a great solution. Find out how Oracle Enterprise Linux, Oracle Unbreakable Linux support, and Oracle VM provide a superior solution in an easy-to-launch package that helps companies save money—and the planet.

Oracle OpenWorld Preview
Learn. Develop. Explore. Here’s a sneak peak at Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco, which offers hundreds of learning opportunities, special programs, and networking events. Make plans to be in San Francisco October 11 through 14.

 



DEPARTMENTS

From Our Readers
Readers tell us what they think.

From the Editor
By Tom Haunert
Answers Shared

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

Oracle Resources
Your guide to Oracle Webcasts, podcasts, blogs, education offerings, and more

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

Oracle News Briefs

Interview
OTN’s Justin Kestelyn talks with Richard Sarwal and Leng Leng Tan of Oracle product development about Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Release 5.

Interview
Duncan Mills, senior director of product management at Oracle, talks about the recent release of Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g.

COMMUNITY
Partner News
DNS Poland, Rolta, SITA, JackBe, EMS-Intelligent Chaos, STR Software, Identigral, Passlogix, Aquire, Solix Technologies, Clarabridge, Unicon, Signum Group, 2e2, LumenData, GlobalLogic plus Book Beat.

Up Close
Todd Sheetz, president of the Independent Oracle Users Group Linux special interest group, talks about this dynamic community.

Peer-to-Peer
Karen Morton, Francisco Alvarez, Geoff Garcia

 

TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPER SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS
TECHNOLOGY
DATA INTEGRATION

A Refreshing Move
By Arup Nanda Oracle ACE Director
Encrypt, compress, mask, and deliver information with Oracle Data Pump.

ASK TOM
On Popularity and Natural Selection
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist optimizes away binds and promotes more-selective queries.


ORACLE DEVELOPER
OPEN SOURCE
Open Source Contributions
By Rich Schwerin
Oracle investments in Linux yield substantial returns.

FRAMEWORKS
Targets, Accessors, and Trees
By Steve Muench Oracle Employee ACE
Hierarchical data displays are simple with Oracle Application Development Framework.

PL/SQL PRACTICES
First Things First
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Ask the right questions before starting construction of your new PL/SQL-based application.

BROWSER-BASED
Developing Secure Applications
By David Peake
Defend your Oracle Application Express applications against unauthorized use.

.NET
The Full Set
By Christian Shay

Use Microsoft Visual Studio for the complete .NET and Oracle Database development lifecycle.



COMMENT
IN THE FIELD
Choosing the Right Tool
By Mike Riley
Evaluate your organization's needs against Oracle tool releases.

ALL SECURE
Secure Testimony
By Mary Ann Davidson
Advising the United States Congress about cybersecurity

ANALYST'S CORNER
In Perfect Harmony
By David Baum
Data integration tools improve movement of information among systems.