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Oracle ACE Director Product Briefing 2012 – Day 2

Here is what happened today during the briefing:

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Oracle ACE Director Product Briefing 2012 – Day 1

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How Big Will Oracle OpenWorld Be This Year?

One of the world’s largest technology conferences is going to start shortly. Oracle OpenWorld 2012 will officially kick off this Sunday, September 30. I will be attending and hope to see you there.

Last year’s event hosted more than 45,000 registered attendees from 117 countries. With eight new acquisitions so far this year, I expect the 2012 event to be even bigger, more than 50,000 attendees and 2,000 sessions.

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Oracle Magazine Ask Tom Columns, the Whole List

Dating back to January 2001.

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Oracle Magazine PL/SQL Columns by Steven Feuerstein, the Whole List

Dating back to January 2003.

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Traditional Programming Language Job Trends

Robert Diana:

Unsurprisingly, Objective-C has the most growth, but the growth has slowed since our last update. C# growth is solid, hovering around 100% for the past 3 years. Visual Basic and C++ continue to decline. Perl and Java are still showing signs of life, but the growth is not very significant. What does all this mean? First, it is clear the iOS development is hot as is all mobile development. However, mobile development does not seem to be affecting Java or the growth of mobile is offsetting the decline of Java in the enterprise space. Why does Java and some of the others show relative growth, but not strong growth in the trend graphs? Basically, we are seeing that while some of the languages are still showing increasing job postings the relative growth chart, the percentage of postings is less than before. So, other languages not in this list may be increasing in demand quicker than these traditional languages.
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The History of the @ Symbol

William F. Allman, Smithsonian magazine:

Tomlinson’s eyes fell on @, poised above “P” on his Model 33 teletype. “I was mostly looking for a symbol that wasn’t used much,” he told Smithsonian. “And there weren’t a lot of options—an exclamation point or a comma. I could have used an equal sign, but that wouldn’t have made much sense.” Tomlinson chose @—”probably saving it from going the way of the ‘cent’ sign on computer keyboards,” he says. Using his naming system, he sent himself an e-mail, which traveled from one teletype in his room, through Arpanet, and back to a different teletype in his room.
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Interesting Things You May Have Missed on August 20, 2012

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Handy Oracle EBS Trading Community Architecture (TCA) Diagram

Via Puneet Rajkumar.

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Extended SQL Trace (Event 10046) Full List of Levels

Christian Antognini published a handy list of currently available levels.

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