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    ODTUG Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Riley
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    The latest ODTUG Volunteer Spotlight focuses on Mike Riley. You probably know Mike as the past president of ODTUG (2009-2012) or ODTUG Kscope Conference Chair (2008, 2013-2014). You might even know he was once trapped in an elevator at Oracle OpenWorld 2008 with then-UKOUG President Debra Lilley for two hours until someone from Oracle Support saw her social media plea for help on OTN’s Oracle Mix and called the hotel to rescue them. You might even know Mike through his work as an Oracle ACE. 

    I was amazed to discover Mike had never been the subject of ODTUG’s Volunteer Spotlight before, pretty surprising for a guy who has been at the heart of ODTUG for years. In fact, Mike has overseen the transformation of ODTUG into one of the largest Oracle user groups in the world and expanded the always-super ODTUG Kaleidoscope Conference into the world-best ODTUG Kscope conference we know today. Kscope has grown so successful that it is known as one of the “big six” conferences to Oracle’s product managers and management. 

    Mike was even the original author of the ODTUG Technical Journal Volunteer Spotlight column (what goes around, comes around). 

    Read more about Mike here.


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    SarahZ.png Five Guiding Principles for Hyperion Code Standards and Documentation 
    Sarah Zumbrum, Finit Solutions
    In my decade-long quest to become a better Hyperion code writer, I have seen (and learned) some interesting things. I have seen some beautifully written code, some that I wondered how it worked, some so mangled I thought it would crash and burn if I dared put a space in the line, and some that technically worked but wasn’t efficient. What I have taken away from these experiences is that there should be standard set of code and documenting code so we don’t have to collectively wonder what a set of code is doing.
    JeffSmithJournal.png Oracle SQL Developer Wants to Make Your Job Easier, and Maybe Just a Little Bit Fun, Too
    Jeff Smith, Oracle Corporation
    In 2006, SQL Developer was introduced to the world. Now, eight years later, it is used by more than 3.5 million Oracle professionals worldwide and is one of the most downloaded resources across the entire Oracle Technology Network (OTN). I used to think it was my job to educate the masses that there was this great resource out there for them to use, but I’ve come to realize most folks already know about it. Now it’s my passion to make sure everyone is taking full advantage of SQL Developer, and that we continue to add and enhance features that maximize your experience and productivity.
    Galobalda.png Using Oracle SQL Developer to Work with GitHub
    Galo Balda, State of Texas 
    Git is a free and open source distributed version control system, and Oracle SQL Developer 4 provides an interface that allows developers to work with Git repositories. In this article, I'm going to show you how to use SQL Developer to have basic interaction with a GitHub (a web-based hosting service for software development projects that uses the Git version control system) repository.
    dana.png ALM in the Cloud: An Overview of Oracle Developer Cloud Service   
    Dana Singleterry, Oracle Corporation 
    In recent years, the world of application development has adopted new methodologies that aim to improve the quality and speed in which applications are being delivered. The introduction of innovative development approaches, such as test-driven development and agile development, gave rise to a set of new techniques and tools that enable those methodologies. Tools such as automatic-build utilities combined with continuous integration platforms, as well as enhanced collaborative tools such as wikis and code review utilities, aim to simplify the adoption of these new methodologies.

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    Letter from Editor
    By Karen Cannell, TH Technology
    As ODTUG opens a new chapter, commencing next quarter, our Journal will be entirely online and released in a distributed format. We will deliver one feature article and one or more of our regular columns right to odtug.com’s Tech Corner on a monthly basis. You will have the opportunity to give online feedback and comment on each article – and you know how we ODTUGgers like to exchange opinions!

    No worries, some things will stay the same—we will keep our same columns, so you can look forward to your favorites each quarter. We will also have greater opportunity and flexibility to bring you more varied content, to keep pace with the ever-growing family of Oracle development tools.
    Karen Cannell

    Our aim is to bring delivery of the ODTUG Technical Journal in line with today’s social media options. These days our members are consuming more information online, and in shorter formats, such as blogs, podcasts, newsfeeds, and tweets, as opposed to formal whitepapers and other printed media. The times, they are a changin’, and ODTUG is keeping up. Join us!



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