2013 in a nutshell

31 Dec

Well 2013 is coming to it’s end and the stats helper monkeys prepared a complete 2013 annual report.for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt from the report:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

Besides the annual report WordPress has some cool features like showing geographically where visitors traphic is coming from.

2013 Country Stats

Looking at the hits during 2013 it’s clearly noticable that:

  • The United States, home of the tour winner Greg Lemond, is still leading strong (let’s not mention the other 2 US gentlemen here)
  • India claiming silver above the UK holding bronze. This clearly shows that owning the most advanced pro-cycling Team (SKY) doesn’t help you beating India regarding implementation of Oracle technology. Bare that in mind!
  • The Dutch are close behind Brazil, again lacking a few point like the 1998 FIFA World Cup semi-finals. Well at least we still have Marianne Vos and with her winning gold at sport events that are about physical suffering instead of showing off your hair style;-)
  • Anyway I will stop boring you with my cycling references ;-)


For me personal 2013 was a great year (both personal and work related, but I will spare you the personal stories ;-) So regarding work: In the end of 2012 I started working on a huge Oracle BPM/SOA/WCC/ADF project doing a implementation for a custom case management application. With my background in BEA ALSB/Weblogic (and a small part of ALBPM) a change after years of ALSB/OSB and WLS was very welcome.

So after numberous sprints, standups and grooming sessions we were able to go live with our application last month. During that periode, and still now with the new releases extending functionality, we’re doing very cool stuff with the whole Oracle Fusion Middleware suite. During the project we often used Google and other Oracle technology blogs to help us with our implementation and try to share our knowledge and experience

Sadly I had to miss Oracle Open World this year since my personal agenda couldn’t allow it (I did try calling Larry, but sadly he wouldn’t move the event). Luckily the Twitter timeline explosion and many blogs kept me updated during the event while being back home in the Netherlands.

Then in October I was pleasantly surprised when I was rewarded the Oracle ACE title which quickly. I warmly thank the persons who nominated me and hope to continue being part of the Oracle community for the next year(s) to come.


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