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Oracle Magazine

May - June 2013


Features
Departments
Technology & Comment Sections—
   Articles and Columns

 

FEATURES

Engineered for Heroes

By Rich Schwerin
Oracle Cloud is taking Stark Industries’ operational efficiency, team collaboration, user productivity, and security to unprecedented levels. See how Stark Industries is now using Oracle Cloud to engineer training for field agents and to build an organization of heroes.

  

Integrate and Mobilize

By David A. Kelly
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) isn’t new, but organizations are putting new demands on it. Read how San Joaquin County, California, and Teva Pharmaceuticals are improving customer service, reducing costs, and future-proofing their operations with Oracle SOA solutions.

 

DEPARTMENTS

UP FRONT


From the Editor
Iron Allies
By Tom Haunert

MashUp
News, views, trends, and tools

AT ORACLE

Events
Find out about upcoming technology and industry events.

Resources
Your guide to Oracle Webcasts, podcasts, white papers, and more

Briefs
The latest product news

News
Instruct and Inspire
By Steve Meloan
Oracle Academy and the Computer Science Teachers Association team up to drive student interest in computer science.

Interview
Driving Mobile Development
By Tom Haunert
Oracle ADF Mobile eases the creation and deployment of cross-platform mobile applications.

Interview
Engineered Systems as a Service
By Tom Haunert
Oracle Infrastructure as a Service with Capacity on Demand introduces a new way to a private cloud and a lower cost of ownership.

COMMUNITY

Partner News & Book Beat

Architect
DevOps or Dodos?
By Bob Rhubart
Avoid extinction by aligning development and operations.

Up Close
How to Grow a User Group in China
By Jeff Erickson
A young user group leader helps Oracle reach Chinese DBAs and developers.

Peer-to-Peer
Big Leaps
By Blair Campbell
From zoology to zero downtime, peers get social and go the distance with Oracle RAC.

 

TECHNOLOGY SECTION—ARTICLES & COLUMNS


TECHNOLOGY

ORACLE ADF
Calling Home
By Frank Nimphius
Here’s a bean reference technique to let Oracle Application Development Framework regions make callbacks to their parent pages.

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
New Spaces for BI
By Mark Rittman Oracle ACE Director
Integrate Oracle WebCenter Portal’s Spaces feature and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition to create custom business intelligence application pages.

SQL 101
Leading Ranks and Lagging Percentages: Analytic Functions, Continued
By Melanie Caffrey
Part 11 in a series on the basics of the relational database and SQL

ASK TOM
On Efficiency, Avoidance, and Performance
By Tom Kyte Oracle Employee ACE
Our technologist uses brutally efficient DDL, answers trick questions, and suggests a scalar subquery.

 

COMMENT

Time Capsule
By Rich Schwerin
Flashbacks: Culture. Industry. Oracle. Oracle Magazine.