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I've been to DOAG!

This week I attended my first DOAG (German Oracle User Group) Conference. The conference was hosted in a part of the N├╝rnberg Conference Centre. The venue was excellent : All sessions where in the same area on three different levels - so everything was in a short walking distance. The conference rooms itself where very good as well: a stage, just slightly higher than the audience, perfect lighting, good sound and screen quality and a wireless mic. Everything a presenter - and an attendee as well - needs!
Something else that DOAG does better (not necessary healthier) than most other conferences: you can have food, snacks and drinks all day long. Not only during "coffee break" or lunch you can have slices of pizza, hot dogs or sweet cakes, but really all day long. And the quality of lunch and dinner was excellent as well: three courses and plenty stuff to choose from.
Then onto the content itself. There were 20 concurrent sessions, all started right at the hour (with a bell …

APEX Application running native on an iPhone

This video shows how native an APEX application can run on iPhone. And yes, it is really an APEX application you see. And the whole movie is just one take.
You can see how a customer from the standard APEX Demo Application - "re-templated" to an Mobile APEX Application - is stored as a regular contact on your iPhone.

The "blind auditions": Evaluating Kscope12 abstracts...

Last week (and both weekends) I evaluated all the abstracts for ODTUG KScope12 in two tracks: APEX and Developer's Toolbox. In the APEX track 76 abstracts where submitted, Developer's Toolbox has just a few more, 82. All the abstracts will be evaluated by a team of (around) 8 people, so it doesn't all depend on my rating ;-)
For the first time, the abstracts where anonymous. So you don't know who wrote the abstract when rating it. In some cases, you can guess (and some had their own name in the abstract or summary, so that's easy). But I have to say, it makes it more difficult to evaluate. Because, for some people it doesn't really matter what the abstract says, you know it will be good anyhow (and for other ones, it is just the other way round). But luckily we have to rate the presenters as well - as far as you know them.
We had to rate every abstract between 0 and 5, where 5 is a top one. My totals are: little under 20% I rated as 5, almost 40% got a 4, 30% rec…

I revamped my blog

I revamped my blog recently by enabling the latest Blogger feature: Dynamic Views.  You can pick your own view using the "Magazine" menu on top.
I hope you like it. I do ;-).