In case you didn't know, we've been doing some FREE hands on training in a few places. The next one is at Disneyland . If your local, this is a great way to meet some folks from product development. At the event is developers and product managers from Times Ten, XDM , Java, SQL Developer, SQL Developer Data Modeler, Application Express, JDeveloper, .NET, and I'm sure I'm missing someone. The training is based on the Oracle By Examples which have a new home on Oracle.com here. You can try any of these OBEs online anytime. To make things even easier we've made the first VirtualBox Appliance with everything pre-setup. Just download and run.
If you want to try out any of these technologies, it's easier than ever. Follow the 5 steps listed on the appliance page and you have a complete setup for running the Application Express and Database Development tracks. This includes:
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition
Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database Cache
Oracle XML DB
Oracle SQL Developer
Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler
Oracle Application Express
Hands-On-Labs (accessed via the Toolbar Menu in Firefox)
The appliance is also running the latest Application Express Listener to try out.