Can software save the world? In this program you’ll meet a group of people who believe the answer is a resounding yes, key members of a group of software developers and IT professionals behind For All a Beautiful Earth, a non-profit organization also known by the acronym FABE. The developers at FABE have produced a mobile app that allows you to set goals and manage activities for reducing your personal impact on the environment. Click play to learn more about FABE and its mission from key members of the team.
Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast #368 features a conversation with the winners of the 2019 Oracle Groundbreaker Awards. The discussion covers their career journeys, their thoughts on where software development is today, and on where it’s going tomorrow.
It’s one of the immutable rules of Information Technology: everything changes all the time. Amid all that paradigm shifting and envelope pushing, does enterprise integration get a pass? Of course not! Conversations about Integration once involved terms like “service oriented architecture” and “enterprise service bus.” But times and the vocabulary have changed, and those conversations -- like the one you are about to hear -- now involve a new vocabulary: containers, serverless, REST, APIs. The people doing the talking in this program are experienced architects with plenty to say about changing views on enterprise integration.
In August of 2018 we did a program entitled Developer Evolution: What’s Rocking Roles in IT. That program focused primarily on the forces that are reshaping the role of the software developer. In this program we shift the focus to the DBA -- the Database Administrator -- and the evolve-or-perish choices that face those in that role. Bringing their insight to the discussion is an international panel of experts who represent years of DBA experience, and some of the forces that are transforming that role.
Are you familiar with Project Helidon? It’s an open source Java microservices framework introduced by Oracle in September of 2018. As Helidon project lead Dmitry Kornilov explains in his article Helidon Takes Flight, "It’s possible to build microservices using Java EE, but it’s better to have a framework designed from the ground up for building microservices." In this program we’ll dig into Project Helidon with a panel that consists of two people who are actively engaged in the project, and two community leaders who have used Helidon in development projects, and have also organized Helidon-focused Meet-Ups.
Polyglot programming is certainly nothing new, but as the number of languages grows, and as language preferences among coders continue to evolve, what happens to decisions about which language to use in a particular project? In this program we'll explore the meaning and evolution of polyglot programming, examine the benefits and challenges of mixing and matching different languages, and then discuss the GraalVM project and its impact on polyglot programming.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.