Oracle Groundbreakers PodcastAuthor: Oracle Corporation
23 Feb 2019

Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast

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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

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

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    Heli Helskyaho
    CEO, Miracle Finland Oy, Finland
    Oracle ACE Director
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    Lucas Jellema
    CTO, Consulting IT Architect, AMIS Services, Netherlands
    Oracle ACE Director
    Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador
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    Guido Schmutz
    Principal Consultant, Technology Manager, Trivadis, Switzerland
    Oracle ACE Director
    Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador
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  • Posted on 16 Jan 2019

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    REST or GraphQL? An Objective Comparison

    Are you a RESTafarian? Or are you a GraphQL aficionado? Either way you'll want to listen to the latest Oracle Groundbreaker Podcast, as a panel of experts weighs the pros and cons of each technology.

    Representational State Transfer, known to its friends as REST, has been around for nearly two decades and has a substantial following. GraphQL, on the other hand, became publicly available in 2015, and only a few weeks ago moved under the control of the GraphQL Foundation, a project of the Linux Foundation. But despite its relative newcomer status, GraphQL has gained a substantial following of its own.

    So which technology is best suited for your projects? That's your call. But this discussion will help you make that decision, as the panel explores essential questions, including: 

    • What circumstances or conditions favor one over the other?
    • How do the two technologies complement each other?
    • How difficult is it for long-time REST users to make the switch to GraphQL?

    This program is Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast #361. It was recorded on Wednesday December 12, 2018. Listen!

     The Panelists

    Luis Weir Luis Weir
    CTO | Oracle Practice, Capgemini
    Twitter LinkedIn Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassssdor; Oracle ACE Director
    Chris Kincanon Chris Kincanon
    Engineering Manager / Technical Product Owner, Spreemo
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    Dolf Dijkstra Dolf Dijkstra
    Consulting Solutions Architect | A-Team - Cloud Solutions Architect, Oracle
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    James Neate James Neate
    Oracle PaaS Consultant, Capgemini
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  • Posted on 19 Dec 2018

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    Inspiring Innovation and Entrepreneurism in Young People

    Karla Readshaw is director of development for Iridescent, a non-profit organization focused on bringing quality STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to young people -- particularly girls -- around the globe.

    "Our end goal is to ensure that every child, with a specific focus on underrepresented groups -- women and minorities -- has the opportunity to learn, and develop curiosity, creativity and perseverance, what real leaders are made of," Karla explains in her presentation.

    Iridescent, through its Technovation program, provides middle- and high-school girls with the resources to develop solutions to real problems in their local communities, "leveraging technology and engineering for social good," as Karla explains.

    Over a three-month period, the girls involved in the Technovation program identify a problem within their community, design and develop a mobile app to address the issue, and then build a business around that app, all under the guidance of an industry mentor.

    The results are impressive. In one example, a team of hearing-impaired girls in Brazil developed an app that teaches American Sign Language, and then developed a business around it. In another example, a group of high-school girls in Guadalajara, Mexico drew on personal experience to develop an app that strengthens the relationship between Alzheimers patients and their caregivers. And a group of San Francisco Bay area girls created a mobile app that will help those with autism to improve social skills and reduce anxiety.

    Want to learn more about the Technovation program, and about how you can get involved? Just listen to this podcast.

    This program was recorded during Karla's presentation at the Women In Technology Breakfast held on October 22, 2018 as part of Oracle Code One.


  • Posted on 05 Dec 2018

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    Hadoop, JRuby, Grails, and Python Creators Talk Tech Trends

    Recorded live on Tuesday October 23, 2018 at Oracle Code One in San Francisco, this very special program brings together a distinguished panel of experts to share their insight and expertise on the trends and technologies that have had the greatest impact on IT and software development over the past year, and will continue to shape the future. Listen!

    The Panelists

    Doug Cutting Doug Cutting
    Chief Architect, Cloudera
    Founder, Apache Lucene, Nutch, Hadoop and Avro open source projects
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    Charles Nutter Charles Nutter
    Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
    Co-Lead, JRuby
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    Graeme Rocher Graeme Rocher
    Grails Project Lead, OCI
    Project Lead, Grails Open Source Project
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    Guido van Rossum Guido van Rossum
    Principal Engineer, Dropbox
    Creator, Python Language
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    Siddartha Agarwal Siddartha Agarwal
    Group Vice President, Product Management and Strategy, Oracle Cloud Platform
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    Additional Resources

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    • Karla Readshaw, director of development at Iridescent,  talks about the Technovation program  which "invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology" in this podcast extra recorded during her presentation at the Women in Techology Breakfast at Oracle Code One 2018. 
    • Baruch Sadogursky, Leonid Igolnik, and Viktor Gamov discuss DevOps, streaming, liquid software, and observability in this podcast captured during Oracle Code One 2018.
    • GraphQL vs REST: a panel of experts weighs the pros and cons of each of these approaches in working with APIs. 

  • Posted on 21 Nov 2018

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