UK Oracle User Group

An interview with... Your Tech16 Development Community Keynote!

16 November 2016

We spoke to Michael Hichwa - our UKOUG Technology Conference & Exhibition 2016 "Development" Community Keynote speaker - to find out why his session is a must attend, and whats going on within the industry.

 Michael Hichwa
Michael Hichwa
 Vice President, Software Development,

Here's what he had to say:

What industry trends do you feel developers should be aware of?
- Low code Application Development / rapid application development
- Responsive web application design
- Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS)
- Continuous Build / Continuous Integration and overall lifecycle automation
- Trend to new higher level App Dev frameworks that enhance developer productivity
- RESTful web services

Where do you see your area of Oracle Technology heading in the next 12 months?
- Release of forthcoming APEX 5.1
- New release of SQL Developer 4.2
- SQL Developer command line (SQLcl)
- Improvements to our open source node.js driver
- Oracle database release

Why do you feel User Group events are beneficial for attendees?
- Exposure to Oracle Developers, Ask any question
- New product and feature release updates
- Exposure to others who are pushing products in innovative ways

Why have you picked this topic for your keynote presentation?
- Keynote title: Oracle APEX past present and Future
- As the original architect and overall development manager I have unique insight”

What three key takeaways will attendees gain from attending your session?
- Stronger appreciation for low code / rapid application development
- Insight into future direction
- Positioning of Oracle APEX with other Oracle tool offerings, and when its the right/wrong tool

Check out the abstract for his enagging and interactive keynote - or to find out more about Michael view the keynote page.

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