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Oracle Magazine
May/June 2014



Happenings in Oracle Technology Network

By Roland Smart

Join the Discussion at IoT Community

Oracle Technology Network (OTN) community members are driving the rapid adoption and proliferation of embedded, intelligent devices. Some are calling this a new age of machine-to-machine technology, while others prefer the term Internet of Things (IoT).

At IoT Community (, OTN developers are engaging in lively discussions about the possibilities of IoT, and sharing examples of how they’re already building on top of existing technology. Here you’ll find expert conversations and blog posts about how mobile devices can become high-powered microscope kits; smarter precipitation sensors can improve agricultural yields; digital screen personalization can improve the retail experience; and more.

Join the conversation at

Hands-on Lab: Deploying an Oracle RAC 12c Cluster

How to Deploy a Four-Node Oracle RAC 12c Cluster in Minutes Using Oracle VM Templates” is a step-by-step tutorial by Olivier Canonge. With full support for Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) database deployments—and additional support for the Flex Cluster and Oracle Flex Automatic Storage Management features of Oracle Database 12c—these Oracle VM templates allow the beginner and savvy alike to deploy and virtualize robust applications in a matter of minutes.

Featured Download: Oracle SQL Developer 4.0

Oracle SQL Developer is a free integrated development environment that streamlines the development and management of Oracle Database. Oracle SQL Developer offers complete end-to-end development of your PL/SQL applications, a worksheet for running queries and scripts, a DBA console for managing the database, a reports interface, a complete data modeling solution, and a migration platform for moving your third-party databases to Oracle Database. Download Oracle SQL Developer 4.0.


ODTUG’s Kscope is one of the most dynamic and well-attended conferences for Oracle developers, administrators, architects, and business users. This year’s conference, Kscope14, takes place June 22–26 in Seattle, Washington, and it includes more than 250 technical sessions, more than 20 hands-on training sessions, and plenty of networking opportunities. In addition, Oracle ACE Directors will be at the ready to answer your questions: this year they’ll be leading a number of Kscope14 lunch-and-learn sessions. Learn more and register at

Oracle ADF Development: Web, Mobile, and Beyond

A new OTN video series shows you how to simplify your application development with Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF), an end-to-end Java Platform, Enterprise Edition framework. Explore an introductory primer on Oracle ADF’s out-of-the-box infrastructure services, browse advanced Oracle ADF topics, compare different techniques for creating and extending enterprise apps for iOS and Android, or listen in on Oracle ACE Director Sten Vesterli (among other Oracle ACE presenters) as he shares the “Top 10 Secrets of Successful Oracle ADF Projects.” Or, do it all: you’ll find more than 10 how-to video guides and presentations at

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