If you are looking for an eBook, check out Packt! I was just told about a special promotion that they are running. Until July 5th, all of their books are $10 each.
Check out the books on the Packt webite.
I’ve been a bit behind on reading my news. Back in April, PeopleSoft released their “Release Value Proposition” for PeopleTools 8.54, and it’s got me excited about it. Then, a week or two ago, PeopleSoft published the pre-release notes. I don’t have any inside information, but I thought I would list the features that looked exciting to me…
As I went through the documents, I noticed a couple of features that are already released and that I need to do some learning and catch up. Do you mind if I just take some notes out loud here?
64-bit History: The 64-bit requirements have been of notable interest to me because I spent some time working for a client who had challenges switching away from 32-bit hardware. One of the documents listed the history of the migration of PeopleSoft from 32-bit to 64-bit. Here’s a nice summary:
If your looking to buy a book, today is a great day to do it. Packt is celebrating International Day Against DRM by offering books for $10. It’s only for today.
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I just saw that Packt is running a special on their books. To celebrate their 2,000th title, you get a free eBook with your purchase. If you’re in need of a book, now’s the time to check it out.
You can learn more on the Packt Website.
Just the other day, I needed to set a Date to null or blank, and I couldn’t remember how to do it. Here’s my notes so that I can remember next time. Javier’s blog came to the rescue:
The short version is: use the Date(0) function:
Local Date &hireDate; &hireDate = Date(0);
Here’s some more information to explore a little more in depth…
I have been reading up on PeopleSoft’s new Update Delivery model. It sounds very interesting, but one of the things that I caught was the fact that they will be delivering a Virtual Machine on Virtual Box where you can extract the updates that you need. You can watch a nice video on the topic from Oracle’s YouTube channel:
If you haven’t already seen, the PeopleSoft Career Guy reported some great salary results for this past year. For example, the average salary increased by $6,000. The only thing I wish were reported is how many people were involved in the survey. You can read the full results here:
The book was very interesting and covered a broad range of information regarding governance, risk, and compliance. It was very good at giving a high level picture that could span across a broad organization.
Multiple applications were mentioned. Hyperion, Oracle Applications, and of course Oracle GRC were mentioned with screenshots. The book didn’t dive into specific step by step detail, but it did give some screenshots and just enough detail to accomplish the best practices.
All in all, I felt that this was a good book to paint the big picture and help implement best practices in the area of GRC.
If you’re interested, please check it out here at Packt.
You may want to sign up on Packt’s website!
From what I understand, Packt is publishing their 1000th book on September 30th. To celebrate, they will be giving out two free surprises. I don’t know what the surprises are, but they have been good to me so far.
Here’s the official text:
To celebrate this event with our readers, we’d be gifting them with not one but two assured surprises which would be revealed to them by the 30th of September, 2012. Anyone who is already registered or signs up for a free Packt account before 30th September 2012 is guaranteed a surprise gift.
So, head on over to their website: http://www.packtpub.com/