Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 04:00:57 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: OTN TechBlast: JavaOne Highlights, Linux Open Source Code
From:"Oracle Technology Network" <>  OTN TechBlast
Oracle Technology Network OTN TechBlast
June 2003 Issue 

Dear OTN Member:

Java developers, this is your favorite time of year: the JavaOne 2003 Conference (Oracle is a Platinum sponsor) has convened. If you're an attendee, take note of these highlights from the Oracle program:

  • Look in your conference bag for your free copy of the Oracle9i Application Server Java Edition Developer CD.
  • Attend technical presentations and BOFs presented by Oracle experts and architects.
  • See Guru theater presentations by industry experts and Oracle gurus such as Ted Farrell, Steve Muench, Jason Hunter, and James Holmes.
  • Visit Oracle at Booth 639 in the JavaOne Pavilion to see live demonstrations of Oracle9i Application Server, featuring the new Java Edition, and the upcoming release of Oracle9i JDeveloper.
For those of you not attending, check the OTN home page throughout the show for breaking news and announcements.

Justin Kestelyn
Editor-in-Chief, OTN

View a full-length version of OTN TechBlast

This newsletter is sponsored by MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy 7i Optimize Your BI Application Deployments
Only MicroStrategy 7i can seamlessly scale to thousands of users and analyze multi-terabyte data warehouses. Business Objects can't. Cognos can't. Order a FREE copy of An Architecture for Next-Generation Business Intelligence. Or attend our free webinar for a LIVE demonstration.


OTN Launches RSS News Feed
Now you can read up-to-date headlines containing OTN's news, opinion, and technical articles from your RSS-aware news reader client. See a list of available feeds at

Registration Discount for TheServerSide Symposium (Boston, June 27-29)
TheServerSide Symposium is a limited-attendance technical conference focusing on Java technologies—including J2EE, open-source frameworks, and Web services—and development practices. Oracle is a lead sponsor, and several development leads are scheduled to speak. Register in the next 5 days, and you'll receive a discount off the registration fees. Attendance is capped at 500, so act now.

Linux Open Source Code on OTN
Oracle's Linux kernel contributions to the open source community are now available in OTN's new online source code repository. Browse or download the source code, sign up for email notifications of changes, or view bugs and documentation for open source projects including Oracle Clustered File System, FireWire, network card failover, and more.

New Oracle Developer Days Workshops on Linux and J2EE Development
Due to popular demand, the (free) Oracle Developer Days workshop series is expanding, with the addition of three new workshops: Best Practices for J2EE Development, Best Practices for Developing on Linux, and Introduction to J2EE Development. Attendees benefit from special offers such as a 25% discount on OracleWorld 2003 full conference passes, free CDs, and a 15% discount on an in-class Oracle University course. Space is limited, so register now.

New Technical White Paper: Management Standards and Oracle Enterprise Manager
Read this new technical white paper about how adhering to management standards lowers operating costs, and how Oracle supports those standards—allowing you to manage all your applications as a single environment using Oracle Enterprise Manager. (Oracle is platinum sponsor of the 2003 Global Management Conference in San Jose, Calif., June 16-19. Come talk to our specialists.)

Have Suggestions? Take This Online Survey
In our ongoing effort to serve you better, we invite you to participate in a 5-10 minute online survey focusing on OTN Sample Code and Tutorials. Your feedback is appreciated.

Attention HP-UX and ProLiant Users...
Take advantage of a free Full-Use License and Incident Support for Oracle9iAS Containers for J2EE (OC4J). For more information, visit and enter keyword "hp".

Vote for Your Favorite Oracle Products
Java Developer's Journal and Web Services Journal Readers Choice Awards are now open. Oracle products have been nominated for multiple awards. Vote here for your favorites.

ODTUG 2003 in Miami Beach, June 22-26
Register here for the upcoming ODTUG 2003 conference, the premier event for Oracle development tools users.

Featured Tech Articles

XML Storage Models: One Size Does Not Fit All
There are several ways to manage XML in your database, but making the right choice for your application can mean the difference between success and failure.

Built for Speed: Benchmarking Oracle9iAS TopLink
In this interview, Oracle software developer Mike Norman explains how his team built benchmark infrastructure and performance features into Oracle9iAS TopLink, and lessons learned about J2EE performance overall.

Shall We Dance?
BPEL4WS and WSCI have important and complementary Web services roles, but work remains to be done.

Oracle9i Business Intelligence Beans: Making the Move
How to take advantage of Oracle9i OLAP and Oracle9i BI Beans while making the most of your existing investments.

J2EE for the DBA
What the DBA needs to know when conversing with J2EE developers.
(From Oracle Magazine: Get your free subscription)

New Software Downloads

Oracle9i Lite Release for AIX5L

Oracle9i Software Configuration Management

New Code Samples, Tutorials & Workshops

How-To's: Java in the Database
Explore two new How-To documents for using SQL JSTL in JSP pages and serverside tracing in Java Stored Procedures.

How-To's: Web Services
These How-To documents illustrate how to write a simple document-style Web services, access Oracle9iAS Java Web Services from a .NET client, and use Oracle9iAS Containers for J2EE (OC4J) JSP tags for invoking a Web service.

How-To's: JDBC
These new How-To documents on JDBC illustrate how to pass LOB parameters to stored procedures, persist and retrieve user-defined datatypes, and store/retrieve multilingual data using JDBC.

Sample Wireless Application
This sample app demonstrates key features in Location-Based Services and the Customization framework such as geocoding, mapping, and presets.

Check out new ODP.NET sample applications demonstrating features such as setting fetch size, manipulating the BFile datatype, and handling of row events.

Linux-Certified Applications
Test-drive two new Linux-certified sample apps demonstrating how to build an online news portal using XML and how to build an online store with Oracle9iAS Web Services.

Oracle University

Managing Oracle on Linux
In this three-day course brought to you by Oracle University and Red Hat, you'll learn to configure Linux for optimal performance on the Oracle9i Database, install and create the Oracle9i Database on Linux, and tune Oracle9i to take advantage of the enterprise-ready features of Linux.

New Oracle University Online Library
Oracle University's Online Library delivers a complete collection of Oracle training content: Hundreds of hours of prerecorded instructor-led sessions, certification exam preparation, hands-on exercises, and advanced topics. For our free offer, visit

New Books

Oracle Data Dictionary Pocket Reference
By David C. Kreines
(O'Reilly & Associates, ISBN 0-596-00517-2)
This pocket-sized book gives DBAs and developers a complete list of the most commonly used tables and views in the data dictionary, intelligently arranged for quick reference.

Oracle9i JDeveloper Handbook
By Paul Dorsey, Peter Koletzke & Avrom Faderman
(, ISBN 0-07-222384-7)
This authoritative resource, from the exclusive publishers of Oracle Press books, explains how to design, debug, and deploy J2EE applications and describes the features, wizards, and code generators available in Oracle9i JDeveloper. Readers will also find details about Business Components for Java (BC4J) as well as plenty of annotated, hands-on exercises.

Oracle Partners

New White Paper: Integrating Oracle Solutions into SiteMinder SSO Environments
This joint white paper from Oracle and Netegrity explains how integrating Oracle9iAS Single Sign-On, Oracle Internet Directory, and Netegrity SiteMinder provides enterprisewide single sign-on across vendor boundaries as well as unified management of user access rights.

Dell | Oracle Best Practices Center
The Dell | Oracle Best Practices Center offers an information repository containing downloads of Oracle products, Dell support matrices, white papers documenting best practices, services offerings, customer success stories, and much more. (Best Practices documented on Linux and Windows.) To learn more, visit

Live Online Seminars and Demos Highlight Oracle9iAS Security Partners
Tune into a weeklong series of live Internet Seminars and Demos with Oracle9iAS partners:
Netegrity—Monday June 23, 11am PST, 2pm EST
Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Security Deployments with Oracle9iAS and Netegrity

RSA Security—Tuesday June 24, 11am PST, 2pm EST
Enabling Trusted Identity and Access Management with Oracle9iAS and RSA Security

nCipher—Wednesday June 25, 11am PST, 2pm EST
Enterprise Security and Performance

Computer Associates—Thursday June 26, 11am PST, 2pm EST
CA and Oracle in the Heterogeneous Enterprise

BIO-key—Friday June 27, 11am PST, 2pm EST
Building a Secure and Scalable Platform for Large-scale Biometric Security Deployments

Worldwide Events

Register for Free Oracle Direct Internet Seminars
Get online education on topics such as "UML Modeling with Oracle9i JDeveloper," "Applications Development with Oracle9iAS Toplink," and "Oracle Portlet Development."

New Internet Seminar: Integrating Java Applications with Internal Systems
This new iSeminar explains how you could reduce development time by using Oracle9iAS to connect to databases, packaged applications, and legacy systems with packaged adapters.

Get the Power at OracleWorld San Francisco (Moscone Center, Sept 7-11, 2003)
Registration is now open! Register early and save $500 or get a free Exhibition Hall Pass, plus one free Conference Session. For more detailed information, visit

Consolidate Your Servers
Renaissance Hotel, Brussels (Friday June 13, 2003)
Register today for this EOUG Focus Day (14 papers presented) and learn from leading industry experts how to simplify IT assets such as servers, software and storage, thereby reducing total cost of ownership.
EOUG - The Oracle User Group for Europe, Middle East & Africa

16. Deutsche Anwenderkonferenz 2003
Auf der groessten und einzigen Deutschen Anwenderkonferenz der Deutschen Oracle Anwendergruppe e.V.(DOAG) praesentieren Ihnen namhafte Referenten und Anwender ein praxisnahes Konferenzprogramm.
Ueber 100 Fachvortraege! DOAG-Tag am 11.11.2003:

OracleWorld Paris
October 20-23, 2003

Oracle APAC iSeminars: Free & Live @ Your Desktop
Register for upcoming iSeminars such as "Oracle9iAS Java Edition," "Oracle Daily Business Intelligence," and "Plug In Your Projects and Take Control." (Be sure to select your time zone and click "reset.") For any questions, contact Oracle via email at

News | Articles | Downloads | Tutorials and Code | Oracle University | New Books | Oracle Partners | Worldwide Events

Copyright © 2003 Oracle Corporation. All Rights Reserved.