During my time off I noted a bunch of information to dig into later, and I thought I'd make some notes as I go - see if you missed any interesting news.
I'll do a separate post for noteable blog posts.
If somehow you haven't seen them, go check out Tim Hall's recent series on public speaking tips.
I think he's finally finished, and I've been able to nod my head in agreement with many things he's said. I also learned a few things, for instance when reading thoughts on international speaking - something I haven't done yet (but look forward to).
It seems more new features are coming to the Oracle forums
Further discussion regarding the syntax highlighter here
As syntax highlighting is a fundamental part of forums, the recent upgrade took it in the wrong direction and they are looking to rectify it - but engaging users on it's specifications.
Late last year Packt Publishing offered 3 e-books to help promote Giorgio's revised edition of PhoneGap 3. People who commented or tweeted the blog post received entries to win.
While I prepared some SQL to randomise selection of winners, I didn't get a chance to arrange the job to be executed at midnight on new year's eve.
Being the APEX geek I am I've created a page that lists all the entrants so far to the Packt Publishing Phonegap ebook giveway
Check it out here
I'll post more about how I've extrapolated records from derived column values, but I am looking for suggestions to improve the 'prize?' column