I'll be at Oracle Openworld San Francisco (Sept 18-22) next week and we have a host of sessions aimed for .NET developers and Oracle Database on Windows administrators. Click the links below for the session times and locations.
Attention Chicago and Milwaukee area .NET developers: Please join me next month as I visit the Lake County .NET Users' Group and the Wisconsin .NET Users Group to speak to members on the topic "Oracle .NET and Visual Studio: Intro and Best Practices". Details below. Please be sure to sign up at the user group websites so they know you are coming and to find out about any last minute changes in time/location. Free food and drink will be provided.
ODP.NET, Managed Driver is now on NuGet, meaning that you can add ODP.NET to your Visual Studio project with just a few clicks in the NuGet Package Manager. We've also published an Oracle By Example walkthrough to take you step by step through the process of using NuGet and ODP.NET.
Oracle Openworld San Francisco begins this Sunday, September 28! Join the Oracle .NET development team and your fellow .NET developers and learn about new Oracle .NET features, including Entity Framework, Code First, Code First Migrations, NuGet packaging, support for new Oracle Database 12c features and much more. Meet Oracle and .NET experts at the .NET Demogrounds booth and at the "Ask the Experts" Q+A session.
Microsoft recently announced that it will deprecate Microsoft System.Data.OracleClient. For existing Microsoft OracleClient developers, especially those that haven't taken a look at the Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) in some time, this is a good time to look at ODP.NET again for new development or to migrate existing Oracle .NET applications.
Oracle will once again have a major presence at Tech·Ed this year (June 4-8).
Be sure to stop by the Oracle booth on the demogrounds floor (aka "Partner Expo") for your own personalized demo of Oracle products. We will have demonstrations for Oracle and .NET, Grid Control, RAC, and App Server.
At the .NET demo station you can get the first look at the upcoming release of the ODAC 11g beta including the following new features:
Coming right on the heels of Friday's release of Oracle Database for Windows Vista, we now have released ODAC 10.2.0.2.21 which is certified for Vista. You can download it here. This release is key because the Oracle Database on Vista downloads announced on Friday only include ODP.NET for .NET 1.x.
Following up on the tremendous success of our San Francisco Oracle Develop conference, we are bringing Oracle Develop on the road to Europe and Asia in May and June. We will have in-depth technical sessions as well as hands on labs where you can get your hands dirty with the latest and greatest Oracle products.
The International Oracle Users Group (IOUG) will hold its Collaborate 07 conference in Las Vegas (April 15-17). If you attend, be sure to check out the .NET session and demonstration kiosk to hear more about new .NET features for Oracle Database 11g.
Oracle is once again a platinum sponsor of Microsoft Tech·Ed Europe (Barcelona, November 7-10) and we will be demoing our latest features integrating with Microsoft Windows and .NET. If you are attending, be sure to drop by the Oracle booth for a demonstration and attend an Oracle session.
Session Developing and Optimizing .NET Applications for Oracle 10g Presenter: Alex Keh Thursday November 9th from 15:45-17:00
[Update March 2015: This very popular blog post is quite a bit out of date after 9 years! It is no longer particularly feasible to use only one instance of Visual Studio for PL/SQL and ASP.NET debugging. We now recommend you use two instances of VS along with "External Application Debugging".
This October at Oracle OpenWorld we are adding an "event within an event" specifically aimed at developers. It's called "Oracle Develop" and we have an entire 2 day track focused specifically on Oracle and .NET developers. We have entry level topics for those of you new to .NET as well many sessions covering advanced topics and best practices.
Like the beta, this release of ODAC includes support for Visual Studio 2005, integrated PL/SQL debugging, ADO.NET 2.0, and .NET Stored Procedures for .NET 2.0
One major difference between this ODAC production release and the previous beta is that it now includes support for PL/SQL debugging from within Visual Studio 2005. In addition, the debugger now supports complex PL/SQL types like arrays, ADT's and PL/SQL records.
Hello from Tech·Ed! I have been very busy giving demos of the new PL/SQL debugger that we have integrated into Visual Studio 2005. That feature and of course .NET stored procedures has been very popular with the crowds. And Alex Keh has been showing off all of the new ADO.NET 2.0 features in ODP.NET...
Most of you probably found this blog coming from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) website, so what I am about to write is old news to you. But for those of you who found me via other means, here's some great resources you need to know about for those developers wanting to learn more about Oracle and .NET.
.NET Developer Center - http://otn.oracle.com/dotnet A great starting point that features news of impending events and release, and also links to free downloads of software, white papers, demos and more!