Dear Oracle User Group Community Members

The fifteenth edition of the e-magazine ORAWORLD is out now!

The focus of this issue is on games: We have conducted 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.

Steven Feuerstein continues his series of "Code You Should Never See in PL/SQL" while Richard Foote brings us the second part of "The Importance of Data Clustering".

These stories are waiting for you:

. Gamification: a Game-Changer for Modern Societies?
. Stop Playing Games - Create Your Own Games!
. Code You Should Never See in PL/SQL - Part 3 
. The Importance of Data Clustering - Part 2
. Pitfalls and Chances of Oracle Audits: Interview with Frederic Cessy
. From Symbol to Meaning: Python's Logo
. App Development in 2019: Interview with Michal Harakal

And much more!


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How to participate

All user groups can submit content about the Oracle cosmos: articles, ideas, event dates or tips for future issues of ORAWORLD are highly appreciated. If you wish to contribute, just visit the website and submit your ideas or papers via the online form. Deadline for the 16th edition is June 11. We look forward to your contributions!


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Best Regards,

Dr. Dietmar Neugebauer
Editor in Chief