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Oracle Forms 12c in the Cloud

Oracle Forms 12c in the Cloud A new project needs a new computer - well that was always the way to go during corporate times. No longer. As a small business, cash flow and budget are top of the list. But, starting a new project with Oracle Forms 12c we needed a...

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Cut and Paste – the new 4GL?

With the rise of the Citizen Developer, which Gartner defines as someone 'who creates new business applications for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT' (we can debate..), I find it strange that software...

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Bank and Credit Cards with Zoho Books

Bank and Credit Cards with Zoho Books Now this maybe a tad left field but when I spend a while trying to figure something out that is blindingly obvious I think I should at least share the experience. I am currently setting up Zoho CRM Plus and Zoho Books. This is a...

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Apple Mac Screen Grab – Set Default File Format

Apple Mac Screen Grab Defaults A quick tip for those using a Mac. I needed to grab a screenshot and save it as a PDF - it was for an error and the support department I was using insisted on a PDF screen shot. I have used the various screen grab keys on the Mac for...

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Oracle Cloud Trial

      Oracle Cloud Trial For many years if you wanted to try any Oracle technical software you could download it from otn.oracle.com. The situation has not changed for on-premise software but, unless you have been hiding for the last year, the world has...

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Social Media does not replace face to face meetings

Just by chance yesterday I received an email from the meetup site about a group based in Richmond who were launching an event on 6th October - Richmond New Technology group. The aim is to promote West London as a site for Tech Entrepreneurs who might like to avoid the...

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Customizable ColorSchemes in Oracle Forms 12c

So this is how the 'New Features in Oracle Forms 12c' presentation mentions the new Customizable ColorSchemes in Forms 12c.  Thanks to Michael Ferrante, Oracle Forms Product Manager for the updates.  As ever, the devil is in the detail. Many years ago I was...

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Oracle Forms 12c New Features – GET_RECMGR_STATS

I have seen and heard many presentations on Oracle Forms 12c new features. They all mention GET_RECMGR_STATS as a new feature, but so far have yet to see anyone use this new built-in. To start the ball rolling I created a simple form to see what is returned in the 6...

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Oracle BI Cloud Service Data Sync

It is no great surprise that all the major vendors are pushing cloud solutions. With an affiliation to Oracle and recent attendance at the Irish Oracle Usergroup i am seeing a lot of what Oracle is working on in the cloud. Company wise we are working with Oracle to...

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Extending Oracle VirtualBox disks

Virtualisation can be a strange world, but one worth exploring. It makes administering software environments and testing various setups much easier, you can quickly go back to a point in time before you messed up! However, this means you will be using snapshots within...

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Anything new?

So if its not Cloud it is Mobile. I can sit and bemoan the days of character mode (vt220) and X-Motif (Sun Workstations) but it is time to get bang up-to-date. New laptop is just about to arrive. An HP ENVY Notebook - 15-ae109na (ENERGY STAR) - complete with the...

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David Brown

David Brown

It has been a while, but I am now back in the Oracle Ecosystem. Time spent out with SAP and a couple of smaller companies... now getting back to my roots. My first introduction to Oracle was in the early days of version 4, along with forms version 2.0 (an interesting question and answer interface..) Things have moved on a lot! 12c database, middleware and tools. These posts will mainly be from my use of the Oracle product stack and working with Oracle users.

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