Oracle Magazine

May - June 2009


Features
Departments
Technology, Developer & Comment Sections—
   Articles and Columns



FEATURES

United Development
By David A. Kelly
Developers need solutions, and there’s no shortage of language and technology choices. Whether you’re making development choices for applications that connect with legacy mainframe systems or new Web 2.0-enabled applications, standards and integration are key. Read about the standards-based tools and development solutions from Oracle that integrate your business processes.

Test for Success
By David Baum
To compete, companies need to deploy their applications sooner, at lower cost, and without service interruption—and the way to do that is through rigorous testing in real-world conditions. Find out how Oracle can ensure bulletproof application quality and help organizations meet their mission-critical operational goals with new testing solutions.

Safeguard the Desktop
By Alan Joch
For some midsize companies, the most-cost-effective IT solutions may be a combination of enterprise business technologies and desktop software. See how Oracle technologies integrate with Microsoft Windows to support midsize businesses.

 



DEPARTMENTS

From Our Readers
Readers tell us what they think.

From the Editor
By Tom Haunert
Pure Tools

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
Pascal Laik, Oracle’s vice president of master data management (MDM) products, talks about Oracle’s solutions for MDM.

COMMUNITY
Partner News
Ventureforth, ICS, Helpstream, HumanConcepts, Datawatch, Promero, Unify, Zanett, Caliber Point, Computer Sciences Corporation, Data Systems International plus Book Beat.

Up Close
Mike Riley, president of Oracle Development Tools User Group, discusses how his group’s members can connect, teach, and learn.

Peer-to-Peer
Jon Emmons, Torsten Schlautmann, Porus Homi Havewala

 

TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPER SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS
TECHNOLOGY
SECURITY
Creating Custom Authentication
By Raj Mattamal
Build single sign-on/sign-off for a suite of applications in Oracle Application Express.

INSIDE OCP
More New PL/SQL Features
By Sushma Jagannath
Improve performance in Oracle Database 11g with new PL/SQL features.

ASK TOM
On Constraints, Metadata, and Truth
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist uses constraints to improve query performance.


ORACLE DEVELOPER
FRAMEWORKS
Extending a Helping Hand
By Steve Muench
Add custom features to improve team productivity.

ODP.NET
The Right Transaction
By Mark Williams Oracle ACE Director
Choose the ODP.NET transaction type that fits your business rules.

PL/SQL PRACTICES
The Magic Kingdom
By Steven Feuerstein Oracle ACE Director
Choose the best way to manage literal values.

BROWSER-BASED
Converting Forms
By David Peake
Modernize Oracle Forms applications with Oracle Application Express.



COMMENT
IN THE FIELD
Mixing It Up
By Ian Abramson
There’s never been a better time to get involved through networking.

ALL SECURE
Good Reporting, Good Governance
By Mary Ann Davidson
Measuring “How are we doing?” in Oracle Software Security Assurance

ANALYST'S CORNER
Getting Grounded in the Cloud
By David Baum
Developers find challenges—and opportunities—in new architecture.