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Oracle Database is the most powerful, flexible, relational database in the world. But it’s way more than “just” a database. Packed into Oracle Database are features designed to make it easier for developers (whether writing in PL/SQL or JavaScript) to build highly secure, high-performance, maintainable applications. The CodeTalk Series, co-sponsored by ODTUG and IOUG and provided by Oracle Developer Advocates, is in its second year. Look for CodeTalk each month to feature a webinar presentation, interview, or discussion among experts who have a mission to make the user community more aware of Oracle Database features and how best to use them.

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2017 CodeTalk Series - Modern ETL with Node.js and Oracle Database
Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Dan McGhan, Oracle Corporation and "Soyuka", F.G.R. DS-RESTAURATION


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The 2017 CodeTalk Series Webinars are Co-sponsored by ODTUG and IOUG.

In this CodeTalk, Dan McGhan will interview Soyuka, a software engineer and lead developer at F.G.R. DS-RESTAURATION. Soyuka will show how to build a modern, maintainable, real-time ETL. From asynchronous database polling to data extraction based on streams, we will study a real-life use-case with Oracle Database and Node.js. With the help of a well-known process manager, we will see how we can combine micro services to do so. 

    Past Sessions:

    The 2017 CodeTalk Series Webinars are Co-sponsored by ODTUG and IOUG.

    Get Your Money's Worth Out of Your Database

    Chris Saxon, Oracle Corporation and Patrick Barel, AMIS Services

    The 2017 CodeTalk Series Webinars are Co-sponsored by ODTUG and IOUG.

    Stop treating your database as a bit bucket and start using the advanced features available in the database. If you use the database to its full extent, you will not only see an increase in performance of your application, but also an increase of the productivity of the developers.

    The database is one of the most important assets to your application. It is also one of the most expensive parts in your application. Most organizations don’t get the most out of their database license and treat it like a simple bit bucket. The modern Oracle database can do so much more than just store data. Features you can use ‘in the database’ include:

    • Flashback queries (what did my data look like at a certain moment in time)
    • Data Security (only read and write data you are authorized for)
    • Identity columns (12c)
    • Invisible columns (12c)

    And many more, of which Chris and Patrick will cover as many as they can.

    The PL/SQL Ninja: PL/SQL Can Do WHAT? 

    Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Corporation interviews Morten Egan, the PL/SQL Ninja

    How do we make PL/SQL as easy and fun to develop in as Node/Ruby/Python/[flavor of the day]? What are the things that make a language “cool” to build stuff in? Apart from being hip or used by Facebook/Google/Apple, what is the core functionality that should be available in any language and what are the core parts of the ecosystem around a language that makes it easier to pick up and start building? Looking at PL/SQL, what are the must-know packages that will get you started doing fun, useful libraries or applications?

    In this CodeTalk session, Steven Feuerstein interviews Morten Egan, aka the PL/SQL Ninja, who has been asking himself – and then answering via code – these very questions. We’ll take a look at some of the utilities and libraries he has built for codemonth.dk and plsql.ninja to see what is possible and discover the sources of Morten’s inspiration and creativity. And time permitting, he’ll demonstrate with some “live” coding as well!

    Internet of Things and Oracle Database

    Blaine Carter, Oracle Corporation, and Anton Nielsen, C2 Consulting

    To say we live in an increasingly connected world is to state the obvious – and to entice developers to wonder how they can connect their devices to the Internet. Of course, that immediately begs the question of what to do with all the data gathered. We kick off the CodeTalk 2017 series with an interview with Anton Nielsen, longtime explorer of leading-edge technologies in and around Oracle Database. He’s got lots to say about the IoT, and Blaine Carter, Oracle Developer Advocate for Open Source, will make sure you hear all about it.

    The NoPL/SQL And Thick Database Methods

    Toon Koppelaars and Chris Saxon, Oracle Corporation

    Toon Koppelaars recently conducted an experiment comparing the performance of different ways of implementing a specific task. The NoPL/SQL approach treats the database as no more than a persistence layer, using only naive single-row SQL statements; it implements all business logic outside of it. The thick database approach treats the database as a processing engine; it uses a combination of sophisticated set-based SQL statements and PL/SQL to implement all business logic inside it. In this session, Chris and Toon investigate Toon’s findings and discuss their implications for database development. This session is a must-watch for anyone who builds applications using Oracle Database.

    Git, Git Hosting Services, and Oracle's Role in Open Source

    Blaine Carter, Oracle Corporation,  Martin D'Souza, Insum

    Git has quickly become one of the dominant version control systems. Git can be intimidating at first, but understanding some of the basic functionality is all that's needed to get started. We'll talk about what Git is and explore the must-know features to get you productive quickly. We'll also explore the major Git repositories GitHub and Bitbucket, and help you get started with each. Finally, we'll take a look at some of the many Oracle open source projects available on https://Github.com/oracle. You'll learn how to fork these repositories, pull them to your local machine, and eventually become a valuable contributor to the open source community.

    Simplifying Effective Date Range Queries with Temporal Validity

    Chris Saxon and Stew Ashton, Oracle Corporation

    Storing changes to data over time is a common requirement. For example, many businesses like to keep a historic record of customer address changes or product price updates. Data warehouse developers frequently need to store history in slowly changing dimensions. 

    Typically these requirements are implemented by adding effective "from" and "to" date columns to tables. This requires developers to write convoluted select statements to find the rows active at a given point in time. This is error-prone and open to interpretation by developers, making applications harder to maintain. 

    Introduced in 12c, temporal validity provides a standard way to write queries using effective date ranges. Implementing this helps improve developer productivity by simplifying SQL and providing a consistent method for managing time series data. Watch this session to see how you can easily adopt this on your 12c databases.

    Application Development on Oracle Database: A Yearlong CodeTalk Series 

    Connor McDonald, Oracle Corporation; Scott Wesley, Sage Computing Systems

    Analytic SQL in the Oracle Database has been there since 8.1.6, but is still dramatically underused by application developers. Rather than wade through syntax diagrams, let's spend a session solving what used to be considered complex problems, now made simple with the power of Analytics. Oracle ACE Scott Wesley will interview Oracle Developer Advocate Connor McDonald on how to get the best out the Analytic SQL facilities.

    Oracle Database Developers: The Most Important Programmers on Earth

    Almost all eyes are focused on UI development these days, leveraging JavaScript to build intuitive apps and more. Yet underneath it all, we still rely heavily on databases generally, and Oracle Database in particular. Join IOUG for the launch of a 12-month series of discussions with experts such as Steven Feuerstein and Connor McDonald as we explore how to fully leverage all the application development features in Oracle Database.

    In this first webcast, a community expert will interview Steven Feuerstein about the importance of SQL and PL/SQL when building secure, high-performance, and maintainable applications on Oracle Database.

    Security Issues for Developers

    Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Corporation

    Join Steven Feuerstein, Architect at Oracle Corporation, and Rob Lockard, database security expert and winner of a 2015 Oracle Database Developer Choice award, as they discuss the top security issues facing Oracle developers today and how they can harden their applications against attack. This session will feature their conversation from COLLABORATE 16, followed by a live Q&A session. Join Steven Feuerstein, Architect at Oracle Corporation, and Rob Lockard, database security expert and winner of a 2015 Oracle Database Developer Choice award, as they discuss the top security issues facing Oracle developers today and how they can harden their applications against attack.

    A View from the Trenches: Oracle Database Development at Moovit

    Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Corporation and Oren Nakdimon, Moovit 

    Millions of people develop applications on top of Oracle Database. The most secure and optimized of those applications take full advantage of SQL and PL/SQL. In this CodeTalk webcast, Steven Feuerstein interviews Oren Nakdimon of Moovit (http://moovitapp.com), lead developer for the backend of this popular transit app, to find out just how he and his small team have made the most of PL/SQL, and how they manage their PL/SQL code base.