Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hotsos Plug-In for Allround Automations PL/SQL Developer

We are pleased to announce a new release of the Hotsos Plug-In for Allround Automations PL/SQL Developer. Best of all, this version comes free with the purchase of Hotsos Profiler.

Developers can now take control of performance diagnostics and tuning right from the PL/SQL Developer environment. Hotsos provides the tools needed to know what's happening in the Oracle database. This plug-in harnesses the power of Hotsos Profiler right on the developer's desktop. Execute a batch of SQL or PL/SQL commands and immediately view a profile of the server-generated trace file.

Existing Profiler customers may download the Hotsos Plug-In from the Hotsos portal.

More information about Hotsos Profiler and the Plug-In can be obtained by calling +1.817.488.6200 or sending an email to

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hotsos Symposium 2012 Speaker Spotlight - Doug Gault

Doug Gault is returning to Hotsos Symposium 2012. Doug is an entertaining speaker who focuses on Oracle's Application Express. Doug Gault is a Director & Co-Founder at Sumneva, a world-class Oracle Application Express (APEX) consulting, training & solutions firm founded in 2010. He has been working with Oracle since 1988, starting with version 5.1B, SQL*Forms 2.0 and RPT/RPF. Since then he has focused his career on Oracle's development technologies, spending the last decade on web based technologies, and the last 5 years specifically on APEX. Prior to co-founding Sumneva, Gault was Vice President of Sumner Technologies, which also focused on Oracle APEX consulting, training & solutions. Before that he served as the Product Development Director for Hotsos Enterprises, during which time he was the lead architect/developer and product manager for two commercial products written in exclusively in APEX. His 21 years of Oracle experience has taken him all over the world and involved him in some truly ground-breaking projects. Gault has presented and participated in round table discussions at a number of conferences including Oracle OpenWorld, UKOUG and ODTUG's APEXposed. He holds an Associates Degree in Computer Science, and an honorary Master's Degree from The School of Hard Knocks, believing there is no replacement for hard earned experience.

Topic: Capturing Performance Data for Interesting APEX Processes

Description: One of the features of Oracle Application Express 4 is the much improved debug information now stored in the dictionary views. This data can be used to track, monitor, and identify performance trends across your APEX application. The trick is capturing instances of this information for interesting APEX processes programmatically. This session will introduce the idea of using APEX Debug data for performance trending, the techniques and information necessary for you to mine the Oracle Application Express 4 debug data, and methods for programmatically capturing runs deemed as "interesting".

If you're into ApEx, you won't want to miss Doug's presentation. Sign up today before the price goes up on Feb 11, 2012.