Women Empowering Women: The Founder of Lucky Saidaty on Changing the Game for Women in the Middle East

March is Women's History Month; a time for recognizing and reflecting upon the achievements of trailblazing women across the globe. I had the honor of speaking with one such disruptor: Saphia Cadet, Founder and CEO of Lucky Saidaty. Lucky Saidaty is an online community that allows women in the Arab world to connect through its...


No Content Server Explorer for Mac OS? No Problem!

After years of owning a PC and taking my environment setup for granted, I landed with a Mac OS that has proven to be a bit of a challenge when it comes to spinning up the 11g JSK. Among the drawbacks is the lack of a Content Server Explorer (CS-Explorer) as the JSK stores it as an executable.

The lack of a Mac installer for the explorer within the JSK is not drastic. Technically, miracles can happen - or close enough - when you have an Intel processor and the help of a third-party tool. However, today I have decided to take a completely different route. Come to think of it, the...


Modern User Profile Management and GDPR

What does your business think about its customers’ privacy? Since the dawn of the internet, the answer to this question has varied from company to company. Some organizations have gone to great lengths to protect personal information, while others literally exist to aggregate and sell it to the highest bidder. All of this will change starting in May of this year.
 
Citizens of the European Union have sought a more transparent, responsible, and trustworthy attitude towards consumers from its businesses. This has ultimately led to the creation of Regulation 2016/679,...

Troubleshooting Tips for Splunk DB Connect 3

Hello, fellow Splunkers! In this post, we'll take a look at a few of the pitfalls to be aware of when using the quite powerful, but sometimes hard to troubleshoot, DB Connect (DBX) 3.1.1 application from Splunkbase. So let's jump right in, shall we?

NULL values for Timestamp

If a database table that you're importing (either rising column or batch mode) contains a column representing a timestamp, most likely you'll want to utilize that column as the timestamp of the event (database record) within Splunk, instead of using the index time as the timestamp. However, be careful! If...


Simplify Your WCS Controllers With Your Own Asset Reader

Oracle WebCenter Sites 12c introduced the new Asset Reader API. While you may not be ready to use it in your code - maybe your existing DAOs are working just fine or perhaps for performance reasons - you might be thinking: "Wouldn't it be nice if my controller code was this short and simple?" With a few simple code...


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