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Issue #22/2020


ORAWORLD issue 22 revolves around podcasts: We bring you an interview with Bob Rhubart who for many years was the man behind the Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast. In addition, we asked people from the Oracle community to name as their favorite podcasts.

Issue #21/2020


This issue focuses on the online conferences that have emerged from the Covid crisis. We conducted interviews with the organizers of two great community efforts, ACEs@Home and APEX@Home. Find out why doing talks online is “a completely different experience”. 

Issue #20/2020


For this issue’s title story, we conducted an interview with Steven Feuerstein and Vincent Morneau, the two founders of the fabe project. Fabe is an APEX-based PWA that helps its users to slow the rate of planetary warming and to stop human-caused extinctions.

Issue #19/2020


Our first issue of 2020 dives into the history of AskTOM. Connor McDonald reflects on its inception and how his personal journey intertwines with it. Meanwhile, Jim Czuprynski reveals his super-power: Autonomous DB and ML. Enjoy these and many more stories!

Issue #18/2019


Issue 18 takes a look at Self-Service Integration with author Arturo Viveros answering the questions What?, Why? and How? The last issue of the year also marks the starts of a new series on APEX by Carsten Czarski. Of course, you can expect many more stories from the Oracle world.

Issue #17/2019


In this issue we look at how Autonomous Database will change the work for DBAs. Also, concluding our 40 Years of Forms feature, we bring you an insightful interview with Sohaib Abbasi, the former Senior Vice President of Oracle's Tools and Education divisions.

Issue #16/2019


Issue #16 celebrates 40 years of Oracle Forms. We look at the history of the famous software tool including an interview with its developer Bill Friend. Also, we conclude Steven Feuerstein’s series “Code You Should Never See in PL/SQL”.

Issue #15/2019


The focus of issue #15 is on games: We have an interview with gamification expert Dr. Mathias Fuchs who examines the phenomenon from a cultural and political perspective. Meanwhile author Annette Godtland shares insights on her book series about programming Java Games.

Issue #14/2019


Issue #14 highlights ways to generate the perfect user experience. You will dive deep into such diverse topics as digitalization for seniors, the importance of data clustering, and audit rights. You will also find out how the power of a good Mojito can make you organize an APEX tour.

Issue #13/2019


With our new series starting in issue #13, no one will ever use bad code in PL/SQL again. You will also learn about innovation from a strategic perspective and have a closer look at MySQL 8.0. Some readers will certainly recognize colleagues in our take on types of people in offices…

Issue #12/2018


With its focus on pair programming, issue #12 offers ideas for improved programming. While our inquiry into the improvements of Oracle Database 18c provides a deeper insight into sharding, the instructions for the CBO should get your rapt attention right away; just as the other stories! 

Issue #11/2018


Issue #11 is dedicated to the next generation and why coding for youngsters is so important. Also learn what to expect On-Premises and in the Cloud with Oracle Database 18c, where Digital Health might lead us, how to decipher Leetspeak and much more!



Issue #10/2018


Issue #10 revolves around why machine learning is becoming a thing now, and how to prepare the IT infrastructure for DevOps. The issue also focuses on remote working, the current state of bioprinting, drones and funny network names.

Issue #9/2018


In issue #9, learn more about how Estonia has successfully managed to become a digital society. The issue is also dedicated to autonomous vehicles, chatbots, patching of Oracle Database, the history of data storage, reports from user group conferences and many more exciting stories!

Issue #8/2018


In issue #8 of ORAWORLD, learn more about how Oracle Support is perceived across different countries. The issue is also dedicated to the story behind the Java logo, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, workplace ergonomics, Oracle JET, the history of the computer mouse, GDPR and much more!

Issue #7/2017


The seventh edition of ORAWORLD is dedicated to GDPR, chatbots, digital transformation in the business, virtual and augmented reality, the search for the next generation, the story behind the Firefox logo and much more!

Issue #6/2017


In issue #6, learn more about "IT infrastructure in South Africa" and meet Moby Dock, the Docker whale. Find out more about the Polish Oracle User Group, the future of the Database Administrator, the Oracle Messaging Cloud Service and much more!

Issue #5/2017


The fifth issue is dedicated to futuristic work environments, Linux penguin Tux, EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the anatomy of a geek and Parallel NFS. Bonus: A video tour of Oracle’s Engineered Systems production site, cool infographics and more.

Issue #4/2017


The fourth edition of ORAWORLD Magazine focuses on how Oracle user groups use Twitter and Facebook, @TrumpDBA, 40 years of Oracle, Duke the Java Mascot, debugging APEX and the Bulgarian OUG.

Issue #3/2016


Issue number three of ORAWORLD Magazine revolves around the European Oracle User Groups, debugging in APEX, Oracle Database 12.2 Release 2, the origin of the MySQL Dolphin and Oracle Open World 2016.

Issue #2/2016


The second edition of ORAWORLD eMagazine is dedicated to Java EE, Next Generation IT, Tajikistan OUG Live Up to Their Slogan, Harmony Conference and BGOUG Conference. Also, get to know Heli from Finland in our interview.

Issue #1/2016


Premiere edition of OraWorld eMagazine focusing on the subjects: Forms 12c, Collaborate, Women in IT, ITOUG, APEX #letswreckthistogether and much more.




Editorial Team

Dr. Dietmar Neugebauer

The former executive chairman of DOAG (Germany) dedicated himself to the flawless realization of the ORAWORLD Magazine project.

Ann-Sofie Vikström Often

Board member of OUGN (Norway) who is responsible for international contacts. She is also program manager for the conferences. Daily working as consultant in integration team at Sysco in Norway.

Heli Helskyaho

Heli Helskyaho is an Ambassador for EOUC and CEO for Miracle Finland. She is an Oracle ACE Director and a frequent speaker at many conferences.

Andrejs Vorobjovs

Andrejs’ qualifications and background are in data base administrating and data engineering, with 15 years of experience in Oracle technology. In 2007, he has established LVOUG (Latvia).

Jean-Jacques Camps

President of AUFO (the main Oracle user group for French speakers). He has deployed the E-Business Suite over primary production plants in Western Europe as well as for Indian and Chinese engineering affiliates.



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ORAWORLD Magazine is a product of EOUC, the EMEA Oracle Usergroup Community.  With this medium, more than 20 user groups take the opportunity of sharing information about the Oracle cosmos worldwide. Before launching its e-magazine project, EOUC published a monthly newsletter containing various news, dates of events, event reviews etc.

The newsletter functioned as a platform for all user group members of EOUC to publish their content in a central medium. With OraWorld Magazine, this platform is enhancing even further.