Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast
#371: 2019 Groundbreakers Latin America Tour Recap

#371: 2019 Groundbreakers Latin America Tour Recap

October 16, 2019

A group of organizers and presenters from the 12-country Oracle Groundbreakers Latin America Tour 2019 recap the the event over delicious Pakistani food while in San Francisco for Oracle OpenWorld.

#370: Complexity Revisited: Software and Safety

#370: Complexity Revisited: Software and Safety

September 18, 2019

In a 5-month period beginning in late 2018, two Boeing 737 Max aircraft crashed in similar circumstances, killing 343 people. Investigators determined that in each case the crash was caused by problems with flight control software unique to that aircraft model. All 737 Max aircraft were subsequently grounded, where they remain, and the story remains in the news. This podcast, a rebroadcast of a show published on March 21, 2018, looks at the increasing complexity in software, and at what can be done to reduce that complexity and increase safety.

#369: Software to Save the World

#369: Software to Save the World

August 21, 2019

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.

#368: Meet the 2019 Oracle Groundbreaker Award Winners

#368: Meet the 2019 Oracle Groundbreaker Award Winners

July 17, 2019

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.

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#367: Then and Now: An Integration Conversation

#367: Then and Now: An Integration Conversation

June 19, 2019

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.

 

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#366: Do Bloody Anything: The Changing Role of the DBA

#366: Do Bloody Anything: The Changing Role of the DBA

May 15, 2019

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.

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#365: On the Highway to Helidon: Lightweight Java Microservices Framework

#365: On the Highway to Helidon: Lightweight Java Microservices Framework

April 17, 2019

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.

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#364: Polyglot Programming and GraalVM

#364: Polyglot Programming and GraalVM

March 20, 2019

 

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.

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#363: JET-Propelled JavaScript

#363: JET-Propelled JavaScript

February 20, 2019

JavaScript has been around since 1995. But a lot has changed in nearly a quarter-century. No longer limited to the browser, JavaScript has become a full fledged programming language, finding increasing use in enterprise application development. In this program we will explore the evolution of JavaScript , discuss how it is used in modern development projects, and then take a close look at Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit, otherwise known as JET.

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#362: Database Golden Rules: When (and Why) to Break Them

#362: Database Golden Rules: When (and Why) to Break Them

January 16, 2019

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.

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