As we rapidly approach the end of the Year. We’re still pretty busy. The UK Oracle User Group Annual Conference covering Oracle Technology (Tech18) ranging from Database on premises to Polyglot development in Oracle and other clouds passing through Hybrid Integration, SOA and so on. Alongside this is also Apps18 which covers Oracle Applications from EBusiness Suite and Seibel to the Fusion cloud solutions such HCM, Financials, Taleo and so on. Then finally the 3rd part covering all things JDEdwards.
Being on the committee for the conference means that I have been heavily involved in developing the conference agenda and choosing sessions. So I can say with great confidence that there is a very diverse range of sessions from highly respected SMEs and presenters along with new blood presenting on subjects from Oracle JET to Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for example.
I hope we’ll see you there.
Last night we ran the latest of the Oracle Developer Meetups in London. This time Luis Weir presented on GraphQL, which got an very engaged discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of GraphQL, in-depth points about how the error paths should be handled among many other things.
The presentation material Luis used is based upon his Devoxx session earlier this year and can be seen here:
The links to Luis’ examples can be found on his GitHub account – https://github.com/luisw19/graphql-samples
After a insightful and thought provoking presentation on GraphQL the Drones with APIs project had its latest update. Providing a lot of laughter to the evening’s proceedings. Including demonstration of flying the drone using REST APIs published via a gateway and Go back-end. This included the DroneDash presenting a visual presentation of the commands being issues via REST, as seen here:
All the code, API definitions and documentation for people to add or extend can be found in the meetup’s GITHub – https://github.com/oracledeveloperslondon/.
A few of the useful links used or mentioned last night are:
- Apollo Express
- GraphiQL – GraphQL Design Tool
- Cheerios Library for screen scraping
- Oracle JET toolkit
- Luis’ GraphQL Samples
- GitHub repository with all the drone resources
- API Documentation for the Drone, and the Drone Dash
- Request Bin (capture and display HTTP requests) https://requestbin.fullcontact.com/
The next meetup is planned for Monday November 19th. Topics will be published soon.