Firebox Training’s IT Blog

IT tutorials and newsWelcome to the Firebox IT blog. We keep an archive of articles, tutorials, tips and other flaming insights to the IT world.

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In this video demonstration, you will be able to learn how to create an XML document and print it to the console as well as  write it to a file using a module called ElementTree. To begin with the process of creating an XML document, you need to make sure that you have the PyDev […]

Python has been gaining a significant amount of popularity in recent days with the software being used in everything from complex game development, web servers to a range of other applications. Python has grown into a general purpose programming language and is well on it’s way to become an essential tool in any good programmer’s […]

Python for Beginners
This video demonstrates how to create your own python class and then use it from the main program. The video demonstrates this process using the Spyder IDE. However, you can use any Integrated Developer Environment or IDE for this purpose. The Spyder IDE comes bundled along with the Python XY distribution and if you are […]

IT Training-FBT
Julie Johnson, the founder and CEO of Firebox training will deliver a condensed Oracle ADF training course at the Rocky Mountain Oracle User Groups’ annual convention, February 5, 6, 7 2014.  Firebox is an instructor-owned and operated IT training company based on in Golden, Colorado and this will be the third 3 year that Firebox […]

Oracle Training Courses
Come join the Women In Technology Panel discussion, Thursday, Feb 6, 2014, Room 502/503 at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group Meeting (RMOUG).  Julie Johnson, the CEO of Firebox Training will join the other panel members  Sarah Zumbrum, Courtney Llamas, and Stewart Bryson  in a conversation on Woman in Technology led by Kellyn Pot’Vin, […]

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Java is a universally used programming language on which many different applications and programs are based. The language is systematic and rather easy to use relatively speaking to other server-side languages. Java can run on many different platforms, like Windows, UNIX, and Mac OS. Here are a couple pointers for Java beginners whom are searching […]

android studio
Today, the mobile industry is leaps and bounds ahead of what it used to be just a few years ago. Smartphones are becoming even smarter with software updates and development in technology.  Even the physical design of the phones is becoming sleeker and trendier. Also, there are quite a few settings that can be tweaked […]

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If you are planning to start an online course for Oracle, Java, Python or any other programming language, focus on finding one that caters specifically to your needs. To get a better understanding of how well a certain certification program will work for you, go through the the details of the course in depth and […]

The technology industry has seen rapid changes over the years. The pace of development always puts a question mark on the future of products developed today. Only few products are capable of sustaining themselves for long period of time. Last week, Oracle shared several advances for Oracle Linux that highlight Linux’s ongoing momentum and innovations. […]

Oracle and ARM Holdings are on a joint venture of promoting the use of JAVA as the programming language of choice for use in embedded systems and business software by enhancing its suitability and compatibility with ARM processors. This will be done by strategically customizing java platforms and making them more adaptable to ARM servers. […]

Niche technologies have always a posed challenge to Oracle, but the large size of the organization means that it might be ignorant of the threat from the hordes of upstarts that are trying to woo its current and future clients. Oracle serves most of the biggest companies in every industry imaginable, apart from a huge […]

Oracle recently announced the release of an update for Java Micro Edition (ME), which is specifically optimized for ARM-based architectures such as Raspberry Pi, and Keil STM32 F200 for Cortex-M processors. The new version of Java ME is aimed at software development in low-powered, tight environments without interfaces or screens, for example microcontrollers. Java ME […]

The annual Java Virtual Machine Language summit for 2013 is scheduled to be held in Santa Clara from the 29th to the 31st of July. The summit is a technical fraternization open to all Virtual Machine architects, language designers, compliers, engineers and tool builders. All other interested developers who do not necessarily work with the […]

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The many advantages that Google’s Apps Script provides to light weight application developers have kept the Apps Script popular today. Drawing its foundation from JavaScript 1.8, Google Apps is cloud based, easy to learn and use to create useful tools for system administration, creation as well as display of different elements of a user interface, […]

android studio
Android Studio isn’t entirely a new launch from Google, but is developed on its earlier products. It still comes with very useful features for mobile app developers. Android Studio is used to develop Android applications using Java. This product is collaboration between Google and JetBrains, and is based on JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA Community. Therefore, users […]

android security
Since last June, when Google released Jelly Bean 4.1, a lot of new things have been brought in by Google. Jelly Bean 4.1 came with Project Butter, spelling an end to lagging on devices for most people. When 4.1 first released, who would have thought we would be seeing Jelly Bean 4.3 less than a […]

android 4.3
Though it was a bit late in coming, Android 4.3 is finally here now. Announced at a media event on 24th July, the new update will first surface in the newest Nexus 7 tablets, followed by, Nexus 10, and the Galaxy Nexus tabs. The update will be released soon for Google Play. This isn’t a […]

2012 onwards Oracle has promoted the use of Bundle Patches for patching Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition – rolling out these bundle patches every thirty days. These patches are cumulative, and this means they come packed with all previous patch updates, and security alerts from Oracle. Though this gives you freedom from the need of […]

enterprise edition
On July 3rd of this year, we saw the release of an upgraded version of the Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile HD app on iTunes (Apple App Store). In The previous update of the mobile app, which was rolled out on the 28th of June, some issues and shortcomings had been pointed out by many users […]

Beginners in the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition often struggle with some fundamental questions and doubts about its function and applications. We have compiled a quick list of some of the most frequently asked questions about the OBIEE The basic function of an OBIEE: OBIEE administers a web based platform for all your content and […]

sample app
The Oracle Business Intelligence team recently announced the availability of a new virtual box appliance curtsey the Oracle Technology Network – the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition SampleApp V305 which can be downloaded from the OTN. This sample application is packed with a number of OBIEE examples which manifest OBIEE’s features and capabilities as […]

Public OBIEE Courses
Firebox IT training is expanding its public course offerings to include all OBIEE training courses. Bolstered by a fast start and more and more requests for new public online course options, Firebox has expanded to include the popular Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) training as part of the core public online course offerings. The […]