Puneet has a great post called “Cell Phones Leapfrog Drinking Water” over on his personal blog. The juxaposition in this picture sums it up nicely. Great stuff. Check out his blog. I enjoy what he has to say and would like to keep him blogging.
New Oracle Digg Clone
Matt Topper, a friend of the ‘Lab, launched an Oracle Digg clone on Friday at ora-click.com. He’s using Pligg, an Open Source Digg clone, as the backend, with a nice 2.0-style front end. I could live without the ads, but I know power/ping/pipe aren’t free. We toyed with Pligg a while back when we were… Read More
I should have done this months ago. AppsLab added a new family member back in September, Anthony Lai. If you’ve read here for long, you know we are a small team: Paul drives the bus, Rich writes the code, and I . . . blog? We realized over the summer after IdeaFactory and Connect we… Read More
Life in the Bullpen
After the divisional all-hands meeting last week and my post, I called out for anyone close to the Building 300 remodel to weigh in with comments. Someone answered the call, on an internal blog. His name is Puneet, and he’s a developer who sits in the bullpen on the 16th floor of 300, way at… Read More
Eddie’s MetaLink Search Plus
We probably have a pretty high overlap percentage with Eddie so many of you have already seen this. Still, I want to point out a sweet Greasemonkey script he published yesterday. The script expands your keyword search on MetaLink to a host of other engines: Oracle documentation, blogs, public forums and mailing lists, AskTom, search.oracle.com… Read More
Applications User Experience Wants You . . .
For a “new web” focus group. Apps UX as we fondly call them internally, is a team shepherded by Jeremy Ashley, focused on making our Applications better. They are looking for Oracle employees and non-employees with experience and zest for new web. From the blurb they sent me: “The Applications User Experience Group at Oracle… Read More
Search Tools Updated for 11g
New Tools for Lucky Oracle Users
Yesterday, OTN released the Oracle DBA Toolbar (screenshot) for Firefox and IE. A great little tool for any Oracle DBA. Kudos to Justin and his OTN crew for delivering innovative, useful tools for our customers. Readers of this space may be sick of hearing about OpenSearch plugins, but like it or not, people find them… Read More
Tune Your Browser with Custom Search and Plugins
Lost over the weekend was a del.icio.us link from Rich to PeopleSoft Search. ChiliJoe has put together a sweet combination of a Google Custom Search Engine and OpenSearch plugins to make it easier to find PeopleSoft technical content. Eddie Awad has a custom search engine for his OraNA news aggregregator as well. A Google Custom… Read More
Firefox 2 Certified for E-Business Suite 11i and 12
A timely announcement from our friends at the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog today says that Firefox 2 is certified for use with E-Business Suite versions 11.5.9, 11.5.10 and 12. Internet Explorer 7 was already certified for these flavors. For those EBS readers who have installed my MetaLink search plugin, you can use it to… Read More
MetaLink (and More) in Your Browser Search Bar
Do you use the search box in your browser? If you’re not familiar with it, here’s what it looks like in Firefox 2: And in Internet Explorer 7: If you don’t use these boxes, you should. They save loads of time. Surprisingly, both use a standard called OpenSearch that allows for quick and easy development… Read More
We’re Number 45!
Eddie Awad today posted a list of Oracle blogs ranked by Technorati Authority. AppsLab is 45 on his list. The list ranks all the blogs he aggregates using OraNA aggregator. I have embedded his Google Spreadsheet below; Eddie, I hope that’s fine with you. Tom Kyte, no surprise, is number 1. Eddie, Justin and Steven… Read More