#7 spring 2015
otech magazine masterclasses
Starting this summer, OTech Magazine is proud to introduce our Masterclasses. Experience 2 days of in-depth training on a large variety of topics and learn from the best!
kim berg hansen
r and sql
Break down transparent data encyption 12c
UNDERSTANDING USER GROUP AND ORACLE PROGRAMS
Predictive analytical queries (pq) in oracle 12c
What you at least should know about node manager
ric van dyke
Know your histograms
Pivot, four ways
Do not use the database out of context – on the responsibility of database clients
Managing Logs in Oracle WebLogic Server
Debugging weblogic authentication
Dear patrick, when would you use a normal table function?
High availability and disaster recovery on oracle exadata using oracle active dataguard
Measure the impact
of remote versus local NUMA node acces
thanks to processor_
A new breed of Oracle professionals
A few weeks ago one of my best friends related to IT professionals as the ‘Alchemists’ of the present day. In his view, we hold the key to knowledge that is much looked after, and we use complex jargon to explain it. In this way nobody truly understands what we are doing, but everybody needs us.
Alchemists used to create a form of mist around their work in order to make themselves more important.
It seems that even in those days the phrase ‘if you can’t win them, confuse them’ already was in place. In IT we used that strategy for decades. And got away with it.
In Europe there’s a lot of discussion about making software programming a mandatory subject in the classroom of our children. Because, as the EU commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes points out: “Coding will directly help students to develop transversal skills such as analytical thinking, problem solving, team working, and creativity.” Wow, this is one big compliment for us and our industry.
She also points out: “Starting early means that they will be more inclined to consider computer science studies and ICT related careers.” That will mean that within a few decades there will be more and more IT professionals in the field. And we will need them. There will be more and more demand of good programmers and other IT professionals.
There are a lot of initiatives to learn – not only children but also grown-ups – non IT educated people how to program. Games that learn people how to develop games, apps that can be used to develop your own app, cloud solutions that can be used within one click of the mouse. There are a lot of initiatives that lead towards a new breed of IT professionals: we cannot be the alchemist anymore, we need to become the IT-coach.
Coaching here means that we, the IT-professional, will be looked upon to help others create software that their work demands. We will need to help others understand the complexity of everything that embodies this line of work.
If we need to change from Alchemist towards Coach, we need a new form of education. With OTech Magazine we will try to help you do this. With our articles you will become more and more equipped to become an IT-coach. But we are also starting out something new: OTech Masterclass.
OTech Masterclass is the place where you can learn from the best. There already are loads and loads of courses for starting (junior) and medior Oracle professionals. But no one seems to look after the senior Oracle professionals. That’s what we’re here for.
In the future I hope we create an profitable and enjoyable work environment for our children. For now I hope you enjoy this completely new issue of OTech Magazine!
Douwe Pieter van den Bos