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    ODTUG Volunteer Spotlight: Opal Alapat
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    The latest ODTUG Volunteer Spotlight shines upon Opal Alapat (al-uh-pat). You probably know Opal as the Kscope15 Content Chair for EPM/BI or maybe as a great speaker in the Hyperion/EPM world. You might not know that Opal is also one of ODTUG’s most prolific tweeters (@Opal_EPM) and a blogger, too.

    Opal is Services Engineering Manager at TopDown Consulting and spends her days finding ways to allow TopDown to provide better services to its customers and a great working environment for its consultants. In a nutshell, Opal’s focus is to help TopDown and its consultants succeed. Opal is one of TopDown’s premier consultants, working her way up through the organization to a management role once she got tired of traveling for work. Her position now allows her to work from home (most of the time) and be more creative with her career. That’s lucky for us at ODTUG because it provides her with more time for ODTUG and the user community.

    Born in South Korea (Opal is half-Korean), Opal’s family moved to Houston, Texas, when she was a toddler, and she is a loyal Texan to this day. She moved to Dallas 10 years ago and has no plans to move out of Texas anytime soon. One of my first experiences with Opal was when a conference committee meeting was scheduled in Dallas and she put together Texas welcome bags for all of the participants (much obliged, ma’am)!

    Read more about Opal here.


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    JohnKing.png John King, King Training Resources
    Oracle PL/SQL Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques” by Michael Rosenblum and Dr. Paul Dorsey is a book you should read soon. A quote from Oracle’s Bryn Llwellyn in the book’s forward says it all “Every professional PL/SQL programmer should study this book and act upon its teachings.”

    Misha and Paul take the scientific route to performance, providing readers the how and why of effective performance. The first chapter sets the tone, showing how performance is an aggregate typically of nine steps from execution of code on the client side, through middleware, to server, and back again to the client. Learn how PL/SQL works from two of the best, whose shared stories of actual issues underline the importance of performance planning and thinking.

    Read more here.


       

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    Essbase Outline and Data Scrambler
    Dmitry Kryuk, Independent Consultant
    In this article, I demonstrate the utility that completely "scrambles" Essbase database. If the scrambled data files or outlines get to the wrong hands, they will have no meaningful business information. On the other hand, the outline structure, data distribution, and volume would be exactly the same as in the original application. A consultant would have just enough to perform her/his job. 


    Going Mobile: Application Design Principles for ADF Development
    Peter Koletzke, Quovera (Editor's Choice Award winning entry)
    In the not too distant past, application developers and designers were often tasked with building applications that supported different resolutions in a desktop computing environment. Today they need to think about supporting mobile as well as desktop devices. User interface design for mobile devices requires more planning than user interface design for desktop computers because it needs to accommodate more than just different resolutions; specifically, it requires careful thought directed towards mobile device features such as touch interfaces, the ability to shift orientations, and embedded services. Oracle has spent much time, money, and talent on the question of how to best design an application to run on mobile devices. 

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    Coleman Leviter, IOUG/Arrow Electronics
    With the introduction of Oracle 12c (Cloud) comes more enhancements and incorporation of current industry standards. Oracle's implementation of JSON or JavaScript Object Notation is no exception toward meeting current industry standards. As an alternative to XML, JSON or JavaScript Object Notation is an open-standard format that uses human-readable text to transmit data objects consisting of attribute-value pairs. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application. Using Oracle 12c and SQL Developer, the session attendees will view several examples of using JSON as well as an introduction to its syntax. JSON first became available in Oracle 12c release 12.1.0.2.0. 

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    Unleashing Hyperion Planning Security Using ODI
    Ricardo Giampaoli, TeraCorp
    Rodrigo Radtke, Dell
    In some Hyperion Planning projects, security becomes so complex that it takes more than just granting access to some security groups on the high-level members of the dimensions. Global companies often have the necessity to create multiple Planning applications to meet the diverse regions of the globe. However, what happens when the business requires a single application with a single plan type that contains cost centers from different regions around the entity hierarchy? Moreover, is that data restricted according to the region’s security group using only one attribute dimension? Furthermore, does each user need to see aggregated values correctly for your region only? This paper demonstrates how to generate and maintain leaf-level member security settings based on attribute dimension on a global Hyperion Planning application using only ODI and Hyperion Planning application metadata repository information. 
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    Check out the latest from the Oracle Apps UX Team. This group, which sponsored the ODTUG Scavenger Hunt at Kscope15, stays on the edge of everything UX.

    Oracle Apps UX Team Report
    Submitted by Kathy Miedema, Oracle Apps UX
    Want a preview of the UX strategy before Oracle OpenWorld 2015 in October?

    Oracle Apps UX Team Report: On Wearables, IoT, and How They Fit into Oracle's UX
    Submitted by Kathy Miedema, Oracle Apps UX
    There’s a lot to be excited about on the emerging technology front right now, especially around wearables.

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    Letter from Editor
     

    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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