Oracle Groundbreakers PodcastAuthor: Oracle Corporation
11 Jul 2020

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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    #382: Low Code Goes Pro

    The term “low code” has been around since it was coined by a Forrester Research analyst in 2014. The concept was originally intended to allow so-called “citizen developers” -- those whose business acumen exceeds their coding skill -- to develop applications. But in the ensuing years low code platforms such as Oracle Application Express (APEX) and Oracle Visual Builder have found fans among experienced professional developers. In this program a panel or expert developers explores the use of low code platforms and why they have captured the attention of coding pros.

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  • Posted on 24 Jun 2020

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    #381: The Transformative Potential of AI and Machine Learning: An Interview with Dr. Daniel Hulme

  • Posted on 17 Jun 2020

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    #380: 25 Years of Java: Technology, Community, Family

    May 23, 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of the Java programming language, as designed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems. Despite the emergence of a number of competing languages over the years, Java, under Oracle’s stewardship since 2010, remains one of the most widely used languages in software development. It runs on 3 billion devices worldwide, and is used by more than 12 million developers.

    In recognition of this milestone in Java’s evolution, we sought the insight of people who regularly work with Java. We wanted their perspectives on the significance of this anniversary, and on the intersection of Java and their lives, professional and otherwise. As you'll hear, for these people, Java is so much more than a technology.

  • Posted on 20 May 2020

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    #379: Chatbots: Talking the Talk

    Already enjoying wide adoption, digital assistants are destined to become even more prevalent.  As the use of digital assistants expands, so do the opportunities for developers with the necessary skills. In this program you’ll meet three people among the vanguard of those developing digital assistants. Oracle ACE Director Mia Urman, Founder and CEO of AuraPlayer, was deeply involved in the development of KBot, the chatbot developed to respond to questions from attendees at the 2019 ODTUG KScope event in Seattle.  David Callaghan, Senior Developer at Hermes, a UK-based parcel delivery company, led the development team behind Holly, the AI entity that has revolutionized customer service at Hermes. Grant Ronald, Director of Product Management within Oracle's Digital Assistant development team, had an active role in Holly’s creation. 

    Listen to learn about what goes into the design and development of a chatbot, the challenges encountered along the way, and how to celebrate a chatbot's birthday.

  • Posted on 15 Apr 2020

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    #378: Building a Diverse Team

    On March 8, 2020 people around the world celebrated International Women’s Day, the theme of which was expressed in the hashtag #EachforEqual. In keeping with that cause the podcast we bring you today features a panel discussion on building a diverse team. The panel includes three IT executives who remain very hands-on in software development, and are directly involved in helping their respective organizations achieve their diversity goals. 

    The wide-ranging conversation covers strategies for those working to build diverse teams, as well as advice for job-seekers. The panel also reveals the extent to which diversity has dimensions beyond gender, ethnicity, culture, and religion. 

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  • Posted on 18 Mar 2020


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