Nearly 10 years ago, Scott and I worked on a Consulting project in Chicago, enthusiastically writing J2EE applications, extending the Oracle E-Business Suite, and headed for near certain project failure, when our team got introduced to some obscure group of Sales Consultants out of Oracle Government, Education and Healthcare. They showed us a web development framework called “Oracle Platform”, which was based on PL/SQL of all languages. Surely this couldn’t be any good, so un-cool, so last century, so not Java.
This morning we received the really sad news that we lost our team mate Scott Spadafore. Many of you know him (sspadafo) from the OTN APEX forum where he tirelessly tried to help people who had questions or problems with APEX.
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I am quite saddened to say that our friend, team mate and long time contributor to Oracle Application Express, Scott Spadafore, died last night of a heart attack.
Scott has made extraordinary contributions to Oracle Application Express since he joined our team in 2001. Scott also worked tirelessly for many years on the Application Express discussion forum on OTN, where he helped (literally) thousands of customers to become successful with Application Express. His patience and precision were to be admired.
If you ever wondered where Volume #15 went, so do I. I seemed to have skipped it. Apparently I can't set the DEFAULT property of my surrogate key equal to a sequence.nextval just yet.