Monday, September 20, 2010

OOW2010 Sunday

In the evening of this day Oracle had organised a cruise for all ACE's. At least for who that were on time....(sorry Jacco, had to mention it). It was good fun, a nice trip with beautiful views of San Francisco at night. We had to leave during Larry's keynote, that overrun an hour or so. Larry announced the Exalogic machine. Also called "your own private cloud". He mentioned that Facebook could run on two of those machines. But thinking of that: if Facebook needs two, who needs one? I guess the installed base will not be that big. But you can also buy "half a rack"! The other big thing was the announcement of the general availability of Fusion Apps in 2011Q1, 5 years after it was mentioned first. The third thing was the new unbreakable Linux kernel, to overcome the - according to Oracle - slow development of Linux by Redhat. I wonder what will be left for the Wednesday keynote...probably the new Java roadmap...
Before the keynotes, there were some user group sessions, which turned out to be very good. Especially the way Tim St Hilaire "forced" his organisation in defining real priorities using a Netflix like drag and drop interface was cool. Also Chris Muir's presentation on JMeter gave a lot of insight on when and how to do load and stress tests of web applications in general - and APEX or ADF ones in particular.
All in all it was a great day...and it was only a half one!
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