Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Changing jobs in Sydney

Like Howard (who is following Doug), I am also on the cusp of moving jobs.
For the past eight and a half years, I've been contracting in Australia. Initially, as my wife and I did some travelling, contracting was more fitting to the moving around. After we settled down in Sydney, it just carried on out of habit. Admittedly since I've only had about 4 contracting roles in the last six years the issue didn't come up too often.

After over 18 months in my current workplace, I decided it was time for a fresh challenge. A good, permanent, opportunity arose with a consulting firm based in North Sydney (and Melbourne and Brisbane). The company impressed me with its commitment to quality (starting with ISO 9001, but backed up with phrases like"Money Back Guarantee" and "Lifetime Warranty") and the job should allow me to keep my Oracle developer focus and still get some variety as well. It looks like my first assignment there will involve some Application Express, which should prove interesting. I'll be able to weigh in on the JDeveloper vs Apex debate.

[As an aside, the 2-Day Apex 3.0 Developer's Guide refers to the embedded PL/SQL gateway in "Oracle Database 11.1 or higher or Oracle Database 10g Express Edition". Is this an indication that that the database version naming is being overhauled, with no i,g or f suffix for v11 ?]


Tim... said...


11.1 is the version, rather than the name. Like 10g release 1 was 10.1 and 10g release 2 was 10.2.

The mystery letter will no doubt be announced with a fanfare during the second half of this year. The grid buzzword is getting old, so is fusion. They seem to be hyping SOA at the moment, so maybe will will be "11SOA Database". :)



Patrick Wolf said...

*lol* 11 SOA Database, that would be something new! But don't say it to loud, maybe the Oracle Marketing folks are listening :-)

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