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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

George Trujillo: RMOUG 2009 Training Days Highlights Day One

My Highlights of Day One at RMOUG 2009 Training Days:
  • As always RMOUG is a very well run conference and the volunteers and RMOUG team are outstanding.
  • Congratulations to Peggy King for a RMOUG Lifetime Achievement Award! Very well deserved.
  • Tom Kyte: Went to a presentation by Tom Kyte I was very familiar with, but his presentation style, techniques and demos always make it a pleasure to attend one of his presentations.
  • Debra Lilley: Excellent presentation on Fusion. It was great to have Debra deliver a detailed presentation on Oracle Fusion Middleware from the "applications" perspective. Debra has been a key leader in the Oracle Fusion Council for years and her insights and perspective on Oracle Fusion applications is invaluable.
  • John VanSant: Outstanding presentation on Oracle WebLogic Application Server. This was an excellent presentation for me to attend. I've spent years trying to master the Oracle Application Server and in Oracle 11g Fusion Middleware, everything is moving over to the WebLogic Application Server. It was great to hear from one of the top Java architects, his perspective on the WebLogic application server.
A few take aways for me:
  • Despite working with Oracle Fusion Middleware for a few years, there is still a lot to learn as middleware technology and surrounding standards continue to evolve. The enhancements to JDeveloper and the integration of Oracle technology into the WebLogic Application Server keeps the Oracle Fusion Middleware a moving target for right now.
  • I'm going to wait for the Oracle 11g WebLogic application server instead of investing heavily in Oracle WebLogic 10.3 skill development.
  • The new features of Oracle Fusion Applications bring alot of incredible technology and new functionality into the next generation of Oracle business applications. The role of SOA will continue to grow in large organizations and Oracle technology is in the center of this next generation of business applications.
It was great running into so many friends at the conference. There is a lot of energy and enthusiasm at the conference. It was also excellent to get a pulse and perspective from the attendees. I heard a number of people mention presentations I was not able to attend that they really enjoyed. A great first day of the conference.

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