The article I submitted (migration to Oracle from Sybase and surviving in the workplace) was so very different as to the article that was published. My piece was too controversial for ISUG to release (Sybase to Oracle) so it was changed, not be me and not by the editor. It became a weird Unix to Windows rant. Yup, I agreed to the revised article but was trying to calm a screaming toddler and pamper a pregnant lady… not excuses just explaining where my brain was when I agreed to it. ugh what a mess.
Ultimately, the publication of the article was my fault. So please, just ignore my article in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue of the ISUG Technical Journal.
ISUG is pleased to announce that the special TechWave issue of the ISUG Technical Journal is now available. Green and Gold members can access the issue online at http://my.isug.com/p/do/sd/sid=1308&type=0 (Gold members will also receive the printed copy within the next 2-4 weeks.)
Basic and Associate Members can see an abstract of the issue, containing the first page of each article at http://my.isug.com/p/do/sd/sid=1311&type=0 — if you like what you see and want to read more, simply upgrade your membership today and you can read the full online version!
Plus! Green and Gold members can now also view the Journal using the iViewer technology from PCS. Simply goto www.isug.com/iViewer (login using your my.isug.com account if requested) and you’ll be on your way!
Adrian Bridgwater a freelance journalist specialising in cross platform software application development as well as all related aspects of software engineering and project management.
Adrian is a regular blogger with ZDNet.co.uk covering the application development
landscape and the movers, shakers and start-ups that make the industry the vibrant place that it is.
His journalistic creed is to bring forward-thinking, impartial, technology editorial to a professional (and hobbyist) software audience around the world. His mission is to objectively inform, educate and challenge – and through this champion better coding capabilities and ultimately better software engineering.
Adrian has worked as a freelance technology journalist and public relations consultant for over fifteen years. His work has been published in various international publications including the Wall Street Journal, The Register, BBC World Service magazines, the UAE’s Khaleej Times and SYS-CON’s Web Developer’s Journal. He has worked as technology editor for international travel & retail magazines and also produced annual technology industry review features for UK-based publishers ISC.
In previous commercially focused roles, Adrian directed publicity work for clients including IBM, Microsoft, Compaq, Intel, Motorola, Computer Associates, Ascom, Infonet and RIM. Adrian has also conducted media training and consultancy programmes for companies including Sony-Ericsson, IBM, RIM and Kingston Technology.
He is also a published travel writer and has lived and worked abroad for 10 years in Tanzania, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Italy and the United States.
Wouldn’t you want to be like Rob Verschoor and win an ISUG Technical Journal Award? Did you know anyone can write an article for the International Sybase Users’ Group Technical Journal? Do you think you can take his next award from him? Do you have what it takes?!? 😉