pendant-575838_1280So 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 standard discount that seems prevalent at this time of year. I have several texts from the courier to check that I will be in between 16:28 and 17:28 and the pdf invoice in my inbox. Sadly, I could not order online – the UK HP online site will not accept a German VAT number, vive la difference… the call centre, probably in Dublin handled my call very well.

…  a few hours later.

Laptop arrived, plugged in and working well. A quick upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, via a contribution of £99 to MS and am all set. Certainly seems fast. A download of Oracle Database, Weblogic and the all new Forms 12c and its time to build a few simple forms. This, along with some APEX, ADF and PL/SQL will be my new world.