Oracle® Technology Network Community Surpasses Five Million Members
Expansion Highlights Continued Demand, Innovation and Support for Oracle Software
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., 11-DEC-2006 Celebrating more than a decade of providing highly productive tools and technologies to the developer community, Oracle today announced that Oracle® Technology Network (OTN) now has more than five million worldwide members. Exemplifying Oracle’s commitment to facilitating application development and working closely with the development community, OTN is a free resource that provides one of the largest and fastest growing communities of developers, architects and database administrators with technology downloads and information they need to build, deploy, manage and optimize applications.
OTN offers a wealth of technology-focused resources, such as the Oracle Java Developer, OTN Techblast and .NET Newsletters and educational tools including “Mastering SOA”, “Mastering Java Application Development” and the “BPEL Cookbook”. OTN also provides developers with instant access to free documentation, FAQs, discussion forums, podcasts, sample code and tutorials. Additional OTN features include:
* Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware downloads--Trial and free, fully-functional developer versions of nearly every Oracle Database and component of Oracle Fusion Middleware software including Oracle Application Express, Oracle Application Server 10g, Oracle Containers for Java 2 Enterprise Edition (OC4J), Oracle Database 10g Express Edition, Oracle Data Provider for .NET, Oracle Developer Depot, Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio .NET, Oracle Identity Management Suite 10g Release 3, Oracle JDeveloper 10g, Oracle SOA Suite 10g Release 3 and Oracle SQL Developer;
* Expert advice--Oracle subject-matter and technology experts as well as regional and industry experts from the Oracle ACE and Oracle Fusion Middleware Regional Director Programs share their knowledge and assist customers and partners in making successful technology decisions. Numerous blogs provide views about industry trends and best practices for using Oracle and industry-standard technologies;
* Comlementary technology resources--Access to information and software downloads to support or complement other technology environments, development platforms and open source projects including Apache, Eclipse, Google Web Toolkit, .NET Developer Center, PHP Developer Center, and Spring Framework 2.0 with integrated TopLink Essentials support.
“The rapid growth of OTN is a testament to the increasing popularity of Oracle software,” said Ted Farrell, chief architect and vice president Tools and Middleware, Oracle. “We remain committed to leading one of the most dynamic and active development communities in the world while continuing to innovate and deliver software solutions that address real-world customer needs.”
Oracle Develop—Oracle’s Annual Developer Conference—Goes Global
After its successful kick-off at Oracle OpenWorld 2006 in San Francisco, Oracle Develop, the premier developer conference, will tour in EMEA and APAC in Spring of 2007. Oracle Develop offers keynotes, technical sessions and hands-on labs that are created and presented by leading experts who share their knowledge on how to simplify development using popular technologies like Java, .NET, XML, and PL/SQL, as well as AJAX, BPEL, PHP, SOA, Spring, and more. Oracle Develop is designed to enable participants to advance their development skills, network with peers and expand their knowledge.
About Oracle Technology Network
With more than five million members representing over 250 countries, OTN is the world’s largest online community of developers, database administrators and architects using Oracle products and industry-standard technologies. In addition to free software downloads, documentation and technical articles, the site boasts more than one million forum messages and provides an efficient platform for community members to exchange information and best practices. For more information about OTN and to register for a free membership, visit http://www.oracle.com/technology/index.html.
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