Oracle Database 19c is the world's leading relational database, and it gets even better when combined with Oracle SQL Developer.

Everyone knows that SQL Developer is a great tool for creating world-class applications. Not so well known, is that SQL Developer produces some amazing dashboards of the database and application operation.

These dashboards are relevant for both transactional, and data warehouse environments. To view the dashboards, the user account needs to be granted the SELECT_CATALOG_ROLE role.

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Oracle now boasts two Low Code development tools for building new applications or extending your Cloud services:  Application Express (APEX) and Visual Builder Cloud Service (VBCS).  How do they measure up? Which is right for your organization?  Do they work together? Which is best, for which use cases?

This session presents APEX and VBCS side by side, using a simple common application to illustrate the talking points. 

Attendees will learn essential information for making an informed decision on which to use – or both. The session covers key features of each for development, deployment, costs, learning curve, usability, and time to master. For those who have not seen APEX or VBCS, or want to see the side by side comparison, here you go. Attendees will gain information to assess which cloud development tool is best for their business needs.

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In this session, Blaine Carter will demonstrate how to REST enable your database using Oracle Rest Data Services (ORDS). He will demonstrate how to use SQL Developer to create and deploy REST services in ORDS. First, Blaine will "Auto Rest" enable a table and a PL/SQL package. Then, he will secure the API and create an OAuth2 client that can be used to access the service. Next, he will walk through the steps of creating a custom REST API using the REST Data Services wizard. This API will be used to POST image files into a BLOB column in the database and the GET handler will serve the image directly in a web page. You will leave this session with an understanding of how to quickly create REST services on your own database.

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ChatOps is an automation model connecting users and tools to processes through messaging applications. It leverages the simplicity and familiarity of chat to empower users to interact directly with applications and databases, retrieving information, and performing work in real-time. Done right, ChatOps is a safe, agile way to minimize or eliminate tedious, repetitive operational tasks and reduce workloads. Virtually anything can be automated or called via ChatOps through simple commands—from self-service password resets, to initiating reporting cycles, to running ad hoc refreshes of development environments—all without granting end users access to a database or application.

This session covers:
-Connecting Oracle databases in the Cloud or on-premises to chat services via REST
-Considerations for building database APIs to handle ChatOps interactions
-Methods for securing communications between the database and application
-Practical examples of ChatOps integrations

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Want to learn about Git? If you are thinking about using a Version Control System, this is a session you must attend, also this is a must-have skill for DBAs, Developers and Product Managers! Learn how we implemented this type of technology at CloudDB and how we are been beneficiate by it!

Learn all about Git and Oracle Developer Cloud Services and how to Streamline Team Development and Software Delivery using a SaaS solution.

You will be able to plan and manage: Issue tracking, Team management, Agile Dashboard.

With regards to code: Version management, code review, and track changes.

Plus build and deliver (continuous integration, orchestration, deployment automation) and finally team collaboration (activity stream, wiki, web dashboard).

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APEX Interactive Grids have a myriad of customization options, some declarative, and most via JavaScript APIs.  How to stay sane, organized, and consistent with so many options? Standardize!  Delivering clean, uniform, customized interactive grids within a single application, or across many developers, many applications across an organization is less difficult than you think.

We will demonstrate use of a common configuration file and classes to standardize grid features across your applications. Decide upon your grid options, code them once, then include and use everywhere. Better yet, not everyone needs to be a JavaScript expert to implement your standard grid configurations. Attend to learn how to standardize grid customization, and save on sanity.

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The majority of modern IT solutions consist of multiple systems communicating using APIs. The “common language” is usually JSON. Unfortunately, the Oracle RDBMS did not have native JSON support until version 12c. Previously, developers had to use either third-party tools (the most popular was PL/JSON) or write their own code to support JSON processing. When it comes to database upgrades, the question arises: Should we utilize new features or not? This question is especially relevant when you need to edit 10,000+ lines of code and core system functionality.  The authors decided to accept a challenge and migrate from PL/JSON to Oracle native JSON and share their story with conference attendees.

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Application Express (APEX) continues to grow in popularity for application development, both for new business use cases as well as migration from older development technologies (e.g. PowerBuilder). But many developers and DBAs alike aren’t necessarily aware that APEX is now available within Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, a powerful self-contained set of Cloud-based database services.

This session demonstrates a real-life business scenario – the creation of a financial services/retirement planning application – that combines best practices for APEX development efforts with ATP’s simplicity to provide a stable deployment for hybrid OLTP and reporting workloads.

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In this session join Oracle Database Product Management to learn more about using JSON in the Oracle Database. Learn about some of the new innovative ways that the Oracle Database can be used to load, store, and manage JSON and take advantage of the enterprise class features that Oracle provides so well.

We will also take a look into the unique Oracle Database features to leverage memory-persistent technologies for fast ingestion and retrieval of attribute-value pair data.  Other topics that are covered include the SQL language enhancements for complete flexibility and ease of use when working with JSON.

The session will also be discussing some of the enhancements being released in Oracle Database 20c for addressing the use of JSON.

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Every database developer knows that PL/SQL functions can be used in SQL queries. However, not many are aware of the measurable cost of SQL-to-PL/SQL context switches. Even fewer can definitively answer how many times their functions will be called (depending upon the complexity of queries or portion of the query where the function is located). This presentation sheds some light on this gray area. The answer is actually very simple: the number of calls is driven by the cardinality of involved tables plus the final execution plan of your query (after all query-transformation steps). Unfortunately, GUESSING what exactly the Cost-Based Optimizer will do to your query is very difficult. This presentation will show you how to KNOW rather than guess and how to use this knowledge to optimize the performance of your database.