Oracle Database and Open Source are two subjects that are not seen together that often. However, it would surprise you the number of projects associated with the Oracle Database ecosystem that are directly available to Java developers at no cost or in Open Source form. Some of these projects are lead and sponsored by Oracle itself, others are lead by third parties and/or popular integrators. You'll find amongst these projects options for database connectivity (sync & async), ORMs, testing, migration tools, and more. These session offers a look at these projects.
Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and a Java Champion with more than 20 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application development since the early days of Java. Andres is a true believer in open source and has participated on popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member of the Griffon framework and Hackergarten community event. You can find him on twitter too as @aalmiray. He likes to spend time with his beloved wife, Ixchel, when not hacking around.