Oracle Groundbreakers PodcastAuthor: Oracle Corporation
26 May 2019

Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast

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Conversations with thought leaders and experts in modern software development from across the Oracle community and beyond.

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    Do Bloody Anything: The Changing Role of the DBA

    In August of 2018 we did a program entitled Developer Evolution: What’s Rocking Roles in IT. That program focused primarily on the forces that are reshaping the role of the software developer. In this program we shift the focus to the DBA -- the Database Administrator -- and the evolve-or-perish choices that face those in that role.

    Bringing their insight to the discussion is an international panel of experts who represent years of DBA experience, and some of the forces that are transforming that role.

    The Panelists

    In alphabetical order

    Maria ColganMaria Colgan
    Master Product Manager, Oracle Database
    San Francisco, California


     
    “Security, especially as people move more towards cloud-based models, is something DBAs should get a deeper knowledge in.”

    Oracle ACE Director Julian DontcheffJulian Dontcheff
    Managing Director/Master Technology Architect, Accenture
    Helsinki, Finland

     

    "Now that Autonomous Database is here, I see several database administrators being scared that somehow all their routine tasks will be replaced and they will have very little to do. As if doing the routine stuff is the biggest joy in their lives."

    Oracle ACE Director Tim HallTim Hall
    DBA, Developer, Author, and Trainer
    Birmingham, United Kingdom


     
    “I never want to do something twice if I can help it. I want to find a way of automating it. If the database will do that for me, that’s awesome.”

    Oracle ACE Director Lucas JellemaLucas Jellema
    CTO/Consulting IT Architect, AMIS
    Rotterdam,Netherlands


     
    “By taking heed of what architects are coming up with, and how applications and application landscapes are organized and how the data plays a part in that, I think DBAs can prepare themselves and play a part in putting it all together in a meaninful way.”

    Oracle ACE Director Brendan TierneyBrendan Tierney
    Principal Consultant, Oralytics
    Dublin, Ireland



    "Look beyond what you're doing in your cubicles with your blinkers on. See what's going on across all IT departments. What are the business needs? How is data being used? Where can you contribute to that to deliver better business value?"

    Gerald VenzlGerald Venzl
    Master Product Manager, Oracle Cloud, Database, and Server Technologies
    San Francisco, California

     
    "When you talk to anybody outside the administrative roles -- DBA or Unix Admin -- they will tell you that those people are essential the folks that always say no. That's not very productive."

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  • Posted on 15 May 2019

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    On the Highway to Helidon: Lightweight Java Microservices Framework

    Are you familiar with Project Helidon? It’s an open source Java microservices framework introduced by Oracle in September of 2018.  As Helidon project lead Dmitry Kornilov explains in his article Helidon Takes Flight, "It’s possible to build microservices using Java EE, but it’s better to have a framework designed from the ground up for building microservices."

    Helidon consists of a lightweight set of libraries that require no application server and can be used in Java SE applications. While these libraries can be used separately, using them in combination provides developers with a solid foundation on which to build microservices.

    In this program we’ll dig into Project Helidon with a panel that consists of two people who are actively engaged in the project, and two community leaders who have used Helidon in development projects, and have also organized Helidon-focused Meet-Ups.

    This program, #365, was recorded on Friday, March 8, 2019. Listen!

    The Panelists

    Dmitry Kornilov

    Dmitry Kornilov
    Senior Software Development Manager, Oracle; Project Lead, Project Helidon
    Prague, Czech Republic

     

    Tomas Langer

    Tomas Langer
    Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Oracle; Member of the Project Helidon Team
    Prague, Czech Republic

     

    Oracle ACE Associate José Rodrigues

    José Rodrigues
    Principal Consultant and Business Analyst, Link Consulting; Co-Organizer, Oracle Developer Meetup Lisbon
    Lisbon, Portugal

     

    Oracle ACE Phil Wilkins

    Phil Wilkins
    Senior Consultant, Capgemini; Co-Organizer. Oracle Developer Meetup London
    Reading, UK

     

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  • Posted on 17 Apr 2019

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    Polyglot Programming and GraalVM

    How many programming languages are there? I won’t venture a guess. There must be dozens, if not hundreds. The 2018 State of the Octoverse Report from Github identified the following as the top ten most popular languages among GitHub contributors:

    1. JavaScript
    2. Java
    3. Python
    4. PHP
    5. C++
    1. C#
    2. TypeScript
    3. Shell
    4. C
    5. Ruby

    So the word “polyglot” definitely describes the world of the software coder.

    Polyglot programming is certainly nothing new, but as the number of languages grows, and as language preferences among coders continue to evolve, what happens to decisions about which language to use in a particular project? In this program we'll explore the meaning and evolution of polyglot programming, examine the benefits and challenges of mixing and matching different languages, and then discuss the GraalVM project and its impact on polyglot programming.

    This is Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast Number 364. It was recorded on Monday February 11, 2019. Time to listen...

    The Panelists

    Listed alphabetically
    Roberto Cortez Roberto Cortez
    Java Champion
    Founder and Organizer, JNation
    TwitterLinkedInJava Champion
    Dr. Chris Seaton Dr. Chris Seaton, PhD
    Research Manager, Virtual Machine Group, Oracle Labs
    Twitter LinkedIn
    Oleg Selajev Oleg Selajev
    Lead Developer Advocate, GraalVM, Oracle Labs
    Twitter LinkedIn 

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    Coming Soon

    • Dmitry Kornilov, Tomas Langer, Jose Rodriguez, and Phil Wilkins discuss the ins, outs, and practical applications of Helidon, the lightweight Java microservices framework.
    • What's Up with Serverless? A panel discussion of where Serverless fits in the IT landscape.
    • Baruch Sadogursky, Leonid Igolnik, and Viktor Gamov discuss DevOps, streaming, liquid software, and observability in this podcast captured during Oracle Code One 2018

     


  • Posted on 20 Mar 2019

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    JET-Propelled JavaScript

    JavaScript has been around since 1995. But a lot has changed in nearly a quarter-century. No longer limited to the browser, JavaScript has become a full fledged programming language, finding increasing use in enterprise application development. In this program we will explore the evolution of JavaScript , discuss how it is used in modern development projects, and then take a close look at Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit, otherwise known as JET.

    This program is Oracle Groundbreakers podcast #363. It was recorded on Thursday January 17, 2019.

    The Panelists

    Listed alphabetically
    Joao Tiago Abreu
    Software Engineer and Oracle JET Specialist, Crossjoin Solutions, Portugal
    Twitter  LinkedIn 
    Andrejus Baranovskis
    Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador
    Oracle ACE Director
    CEO & Oracle Expert, Red Samurai Consulting
    Twitter LinkedIn
    Luc Bors
    Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador
    Oracle ACE Director
    Partner & Technical Director, eProseed, Netherlands
    Twitter LinkedIn
    John Brock
    Senior Manager, Product Management, Development Tools, Oracle, Seattle, WA
    Twitter LinkedIn 
    Daniel Curtis
    Oracle Front End Developer, Griffiths Waite, UK
    Author of Practical Oracle JET: Developing Enterprise Applications in JavaScript (June 2019, Apress)
    Twitter LinkedIn 

     

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    Coming Soon

    • DevOps, Streaming, Liquid Software, and Observability. Featuring panelists Baruch Sadogursky, Leonid Igolnik, and Viktor Gamov
    • Polyglot Programming and GraalVM. Featuring panelists Rodrigo Botafogo, Roberto Cortez, Dr. Chris Seaton, Oleg Selajev.
    • Serverless and the Fn Project. A discussion of where Serverless fits in the IT landscape. Panelists TBD panel.

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  • Posted on 20 Feb 2019

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    Database Golden Rules: When (and Why) to Break Them

    American inventor Thomas Edison, once said, “Hell, there are no rules here. We're trying to accomplish something.”

    What we hope to accomplish with this episode of the Groundbreaker Podcast is an exploration of the idea that the evolution in today’s architectures makes it advantageous, perhaps even necessary, to challenge some long-established concepts that have achieved “golden rule” status as they apply to the use of databases.

    Does ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability) still carry as much weight? In today’s environments, how much do rigorous data integrity enforcement, data normalization, and data freshness matter? This program explores those and other questions.

    Bringing their insight and expertise to this discussion are three recognized IT professionals who regularly wrestle with balancing the rules with innovation. If you’ve struggled with that same balancing act, you’ll want to listen to this program.

    The Panelists

    Listed alphabetically
    Heli Helskyaho
    CEO, Miracle Finland Oy, Finland
    Oracle ACE Director
    Twitter LinkedIn 
    Lucas Jellema
    CTO, Consulting IT Architect, AMIS Services, Netherlands
    Oracle ACE Director
    Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador
    Twitter LinkedIn 
    Guido Schmutz
    Principal Consultant, Technology Manager, Trivadis, Switzerland
    Oracle ACE Director
    Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador
    Twitter LinkedIn 

     

     


  • Posted on 16 Jan 2019

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