Two new presentations will hopefully see the light this year: a fun (informative) one to demonstrate cool and fast ways to create GUI’s / websites / to be interactive “out of the box” with XMLDB and a second one with more serious content about how to maintain your XMLDB environment. I submitted them also for UKOUG to see what happens (my idea is that XMLDB has not yet “caught on”, although the local APEX environment makes heavily use of the Protocol Server functionality of XMLDB).
So if you think it sounds cool or interesting or you just want to support me in my crusade to turn people to the XMLDB dark side, do me a favor and have a vote on Oracle Mix.
- Having Fun with the XMLDB Protocol Server
- Management and Evolution of XML data in an Oracle XMLDB Environment
During my stay in Greece I installed Ubuntu 8.04 for my nephew. It’s speed is lighting fast, but I will post that and my first experiences with the new version in a different post.
In short: installed it as dual boot option beside Windows Vista Home Edition and it went like a breeze. Also the repartitioning was no big deal at all. The only fight I had was the standard one: fighting against “OEM Vista wizards” that know it all, and make decisions that I didn’t want.