May 11, 2009

Collaborate 09 - Wrap up

Here is a resume of the rest of my week at Collaborate 09 in Orlando :

On wednesday, I attended a session on new 11g Features by Rich Niemic of TUSC.

When we were waiting for people to come in , he showed us this clip from youtube that I think is very funny :

He talked about some new features of 11G that can help reduce your work and give better services to your customers. (Everything is Amazing and nobody is Happy). It is surprising how many new features there are in 11G. I realized that I should read more about them and experiment to see how I could use them.

I also attended John Scott's presentation on Dispelling Myths about APEX. I already saw this presentation at Open World '08 and it is a good one. John talked about all the famous myths that we keep earing on APEX and explains why they are Myths. The one that I ear quite often is that APEX was build from WEBDB. Wich is not true at all. APEX is not WEBDB and does not even share code. And there are a lot of myths. This is a must see APEX presentation.

On wednesday night, we had (IOUG Attendees) exclusive access to Universal Island of Adventure. It was cool. Plenty of food and access to all the rides. I did the "Dueling Dragons" and I think that it is the best roller coaster I ever been on.

On thursday morning it was my turn. On the last day , the morning after the big Party. Still, I got a good audience and I think that it went great. At least, nobody fell asleep or left the room in the middle of my presentation :) I talked about building one application for multiple customers. I show how we dynamically generate different looks and menus at each page views. I got some good questions from the audience. You can see Dimitri's review of my presentation on his blog.
I think that I show a new way on how APEX can be used. The fact that APEX generates every pages at each pageviews makes APEX a perfect choice for a multi-tenant SAAS.

Right after my presentation, there was Dimitri's What happens on an APEX Page?. He showed the options available from the selectlist "View" on an APEX page. Sometimes, it is worth the time exploring those "not so obvious" options. They can be very useful. Again, very good presentation from Dimitri.

Well, that was it for Orlando and Collaborate 09.

Next conference : ODTUG Kaleidoscope in june.

1 comment:

Roel said...

Hi Francis,
Thanks for the update of Collab. It was almost like being there ;-).
See you in Monterey!