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06 November 2012

Hear all about Developing Essbase Applications

You’ve read the voice, now hear it

Here’s a stumper for you – when you read a blog, a newspaper article, or a book, whose voice do you hear when you read?  Not yours, unless you’re reading your own work.  Surely not the character or authors either.  I note that Pierre, his mother, his father, the lion, and the doctor all sound rather the same, don’t they?

But of course that’s not what is meant by a writer’s voice – that’s the style, syntax, etc.  C’mon, you have to admit (for better or worse, likely worse) that this blog has a particular style.

But wouldn’t it be great (it would, wouldn’t it?) to hear what the authors really sound like?  You can do that if you come to Kscope.  Or listen to a webinar.  Or even better, buy the book and then listen to us talk about the book.

Oracle Author Podcasts has it

I am very happy to announce that John Baker of Oracle interviewed coauthor Gary Crisci and yr. obnt. srvnt. all about the very best, most advanced, and just generally chock full of good stuff Essbase book there ever has been, Developing Essbase Applications.  In my opinion, of course.  :)

Where oh where do you hear this?

Why, at the Oracle Author Podcast web page, of course.  We’re right there, at the top of the page, and of course if you have iTunes, you can see us there as well:
If you wonder about the title, there was a hard limit on the number of speakers I could bring onto the podcast (yes, I wanted all of you fabulous writing Essbase cats there so I could relive my editor-in-chief joyful agony, but for some reason that was felt to be slightly unwieldy so two of us it was).

Here’s the complete description for your viewing (and listening) pleasure:
Developing Essbase Applications:  Advanced Techniques for Finance and IT Professionals is the proceedings of the best technical Essbase conference there ever could be with unparalleled investigation and explanation of Essbase theory and good practices.

Essbase is a powerful and intuitive tool used to build highly useful analytical models, reporting systems, and forecasting applications.  Essbase’s ease of use and power enables a rapid development cycle.  This highly productive environment does not eliminate the need for good design.  Proper design results in an elegant solution with high data quality.  Poor design results in one-off solutions and difficult to maintain applications with poor data quality.

We love Essbase and hate to see Essbase done wrong.

What’s it all about, Alfie?

Have you ever wondered why we wrote this love letter to Essbase?  I could tell you, but then you wouldn’t listen to the podcast, would you?  So listen to hear who at least some of us are, why we did it, and where we think Essbase is going.  Truly a Ripping Yarn.  Join us there, won’t you?

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