Last week Oracle corporation demonstrated their roadshow in Moscow. The roadshow started with the sparkling presentation of Larry Cable. Within an hour he could manage to demonstrate the Oracle Big Fussion middleware, focused on Oracle WebLogic Server and related (Java based) standards technologies. It was very interesting to listen JAVA/RICH ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS TRACK and enjoy the ability of Oracle JDeveloper. I always against Oracle strategy to make JDeveloper as a main IDE to develop all the java related technology on Oracle platform, because it's seems all the eggs in one basket. But while Larry go through all the the ADF rich client with some mouse click, i started believe that may be JDeveloper already got maturity to use seriously.
There were three main Track:
DataBase Track and hands on lab;
Java/Rich enterprise Application track and hands on lab;
Service oriented architecture track and hands on lab.
I was very interested on SOA track, specially on BEA products. This track covers all things service-oriented architecture (SOA), from basics to best practices. Also covers architecture role on small and large enterprise application. This track also focused on emerging trends such as business process management (BPM) and event-driven architecture. I love the technical deep drive on BPM suite and BPA suite and the Oracle Business Rules engine. The overview of SCA was very interesting, now Oracle has their own implementation of SCA on their basket.
One of my friend convince me to attend on Database track named "Doing SQL from PL/SQL: Best and Worse Practices", it was wonder full to learn about the new features of PL/SQL and the worst practices.
In the conclusion i can only say that, i was satisfied and be sorry for those who missed the roadshow.