Oracle Technology Network in China Surpasses 250,000 Members
Oracle today announced that Oracle Technology Network (OTN) has reached the 250,000th-member milestone in China. This makes China the second largest developer community for Oracle in Asia Pacific and the fourth largest worldwide.
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. 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 and technology experts from the Oracle ACE Program, an initiative by Oracle to foster the growing Oracle developer community, to exchange information and best practices.
“Developers in China have come to rely on OTN for highly productive developer tools and technologies. The growth of OTN in this country signals the increasing popularity of Oracle software in China,” Roger Li, regional managing director for Oracle Greater China, said.
OTN offers a wealth of technology-focused resources, such as 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 Coherence, Oracle Containers for Java 2 Enterprise Edition (OC4J), Oracle Database 10g Express Edition, Oracle Data Provider for .NET, Oracle Development Kit for Spring, 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 Program 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;
* Complementary 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.
Oracle Developer Conference Comes to Shanghai
Demonstrating Oracle’s continued commitment to the development community in China, Oracle will bring an international roster of top technology experts to Shanghai from July 31 to August 1. Oracle Develop, the premier conference for developers, arrives in Shanghai after a successful event in Beijing in May 2007.
Oracle Develop, held in conjunction with Oracle OpenWorld Asia Pacific, will provide developers with the opportunity to learn about Oracle technologies and best practices while gaining insight into Oracle’s product roadmap and strategy.
Participants are able to advance their development skills and network with peers at Oracle Develop. They can also look forward to practical technical content in software development for database-centric applications, Java applications, composite applications and Web services using technologies like Java, .NET, XML, and PL/SQL, AJAX, BPEL, PHP, SOA and Spring.
About Oracle Technology Network
With more than five million worldwide members, 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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