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Week of April 13, 2020

First, your Cloud Leader newsletter has a new name: Oracle Connect. We’ll continue to be your guide to the latest stories, events, and learning resources about cloud technology. 

This week: Another APEX developer dream job, free access to timely HR cloud services, what’s new in Java 14, who’s bullish on the Oracle-Microsoft alliance, and fresh tech for growing more and better food.
“Even if there's only a 1% chance of succeeding, your odds will increase every day you apply yourself.”
Alexis Galdamez, on his unlikely path as an Oracle APEX developer
Oracle for Research
APEX Developer Lands Dream Job
Alexis Galdamez’s curiosity and drive transformed him from college student in El Salvador to Oracle Application Express developer in England, learning SQL and English—and YouTube—along the way. 
Free HR Tool During COVID-19
To help HR execs manage health and safety issues during the pandemic, Oracle announced free access to its Workforce Health and Safety solution for Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud customers. 
Benefits of Connected Clouds
Systems integrators, including Accenture and Capgemini, share how they see companies using the Oracle-Microsoft interconnect and alliance. One benefit is that the connection is direct between the clouds and engineered to provide consistent, low-latency links.
Java 14
What’s Best About Java 14
The recent release of Java 14 contains 16 main enhancements, including more readable code and Event Streaming, which can reveal problems in memory allocation. What are developers most excited about?
Chatbot podcast
Chatbots: Talking the Talk
Bob Rhubart’s monthly podcast
As the use of digital assistants expands, so do the opportunities for developers with the necessary skills.
Tech Library
Protect Your Sensitive Data in the Oracle Cloud

Publishing and Analyzing Custom Application Metrics

2 Minute Tech Tip: Creating Model-Driven Questionnaires in Oracle Digital Assistant

How to Read an Execution Plan
Using Drones to Grow More Food
AgroScout’s machine-learning algorithms use Oracle Cloud to analyze drone-captured images of fields. Knowing which pests and diseases to treat can help growers save money, improve yields, and feed more people.
Oracle Code Online
Online | On Demand

Oracle Cloud Day Online
Online | May 5

Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service Workshop
Online | May 19–21
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