Oracle XE (Express Edition) 18c - which is more than just a free, limited db.
Combined with the notion of #OracleRAD, you've got a mongo killer ;p
Quite a few people had a shot of the XE 18c feature list.
New Oracle XE 18c coming soon and might have yearly revisions - this is huge... if your #orclapex app can fit in 12 GB you have almost EE edition for free #oraclerad pic.twitter.com/HPDQP0v6kt— Dimitri Gielis (@dgielis) June 10, 2018
Impressive as that is, when you start putting it into context of the sort of things that can now be achieved with the technology available today, it's mind boggling.
And Connor knows just how to amaze us the potential of this technology, making amazing concepts sound just within reach.
and so much more.... unplug central dev environment pdb shared by team, plug into your own XE, work in isolation, then merge into source code control. Then when central dev is updated, re-plug to get others work...its like Git for db— Connor 🙃 McDonald (@connor_mc_d) June 11, 2018
But I think the best way to think about it is how this mini-stack adds up.
We've got a free Database; with a middle tier that can handle all our web services needs (REST), while still using SQL; and APEX in the middle, giving us access to pretty much every capability the web offers today, where the productive IDE lives within the browser. Simply, wow.
I'd like to end this post with this tweet I saw just before Kscope18 began
Observation:— Henrik Joreteg (@HenrikJoreteg) June 4, 2018
Apple is losing developer mindshare.
No developers, no platform.
This XE 18c will be magnitudes more advanced than XE 11g, and I think I'm understanding the true potential of this. I can't wait to find a stream of Mike Hichwa expressing his passion for this release.