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Kscope17 is Coming June 25-29, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas

Content is king at ODTUG Kscope17! Check out these sessions that will fill your days. But Kscope17 is not only about top-notch technical content-- we have a lot of fun, too. Join us for all our daily events, including the Database Monday Community Night sponsored by Quest. We'll celebrate ODTUG's 20th Birthday at our Special Event held at the historic Sunset Station.

Register Now! You will not want to miss this opportunity to participate in the best technical conference in the world. Advance registration prices are good through June 9, 2017.

Late to the Docker Game? Wondering What All the Fuss is About?

By Danny Bryant

What is Docker? To answer this question, let’s talk about what Docker is not. While you can write scripts to interact with Docker, it is not a programming language. The natural response when working with Docker containers is to attempt to frame it in the context of a virtual machine. While they display similar characteristics, such as providing an environment in which to run an application and you can move VMs and Docker Containers between host machines, Docker Containers are not the same as VMs.Think of a virtual machine as a house: fully self-contained with all resources such as electricity, water, gas, etc. dedicated to servicing the house. Docker containers are more like hotel rooms. Common infrastructure servicing the building with each room/container with specific configuration.
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Blogs to Check Out

For More About Docker...
Gerald Venzi's blog has clear instructions for setting up an Oracle Database Docker image.

SQL Developer Tips and Tricks
A painless way to learn about cool and very useful features of SQL Developer, and SQLcl for that matter, is to sign up for emails from @thatjeffsmith at hiswebsite.

To quote @thatjeffsmith, SQLcl is a modern take on SQL *Plus with the same simplicity of installation as SQL Developer. It brings some of the helpful features of the GUI, such as object name completion and SQL history, to a CLI while still supporting all your favorite SQL *Plus commands. Check out Jeff's blog post for an overview. You can download SQLcl from OTN.

Non-CDB Architecture of Oracle Databases is DEPRECATED from 12.1.02
Bet that surprised a few of you! See Mike Dietrich's blog post for the details.

Oracle Database 12c R2
And speaking of Oracle Database 12c, the editor's favorite new feature is long identifiers. At last! Check out Liron Amitzi's blog post for more cool features to help you explore the latest version of the database.

New: Oracle's Developer Blog
For in-depth articles on Oracle development tools, language support, architecture, and implementation from industry experts.

 Philly Meetup Recap

By Helen J. Sanders

In the birthplace of liberty, Philadelphia's ODTUG Database Meetup group hosted a fantastic night called "Tips and Sips" on Friday, March 24. Attendees enjoyed a very informative presentation by Oracle ACE Rob Lockhard on writing secure SQL and how to reduce SQL injection threats. This was followed by networking and drinks at Misconduct Tavern. There was much interest in planning a similar event again soon!

 CodeTalk is Available 24-7-365

Did you know you can watch CodeTalk webinars anytime you want to?
The CodeTalk Series, co-sponsored by ODTUG and IOUG and provided by Oracle Developer Advocates, is in its second year. Look for CodeTalk each month to feature a webinar presentation, interview, or discussion among experts who have a mission to make the user community more aware of Oracle Database features and how best to use them. Catch-up with all the previous CodeTalk Series here:
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Upcoming Events

Oracle Developer Day
Montreal, Canada
April 27, 2017
Expand your skills at this free, full-day event hosted by Insum for IT Managers, DBAs, Enterprise and Solution Architects, DevOps Engineers, and Developers.

GaOUG Tech Days
Atlanta, Georgia
May 9-10, 2017
Learn the latest Oracle technologies through two days of sessions, including Hands-On Training, Database Development, Big Data, Middleware, and Applications. Use code ODTUGSAVES for $25 off your registration cost.

Oracle Code 2017
The Oracle Code Developer series continues to run in cities around the world. The agenda includes keynotes from industry experts plus hands-on labs and technology break-out sessions covering everything from Microservices to Big Data application development.



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