Monday, June 21, 2010

At UKOUG With a Copy of My New Book

I am presenting at the PeopleSoft UKOUG conference this week. It is always a pleasure to catch up with my English and European colleagues. I was able to acquire an advanced copy of my new book PeopleSoft PeopleTools Tips & Techniques. I will have the book with me during the conference, and will gladly show it to anyone who asks.

14 comments:

DuncanDavies said...

I hope you'll give it a nice plug in one of your sessions (and then forget to take it with you when you board the flight home)

Jim Marion said...

I will plug it for sure. Yes, I will have to be careful with my copy. I am currently holding the only copy in circulation. It is a good thing UKOUG members are such an honest bunch ;)

DuncanDavies said...

You can buy it in a week or two in the States. In the UK we have to wait until the end of August!

I wouldn't take your eyes off of it if I were you :-)

Jim Marion said...

Oh, wow. I didn't realize there was such a lag time here. Two more months.

Graham said...

Thanks Jim for sparing the time to come over and share your extensive knowledge and experience with UK based PeopleSoft customers. Thank you also to Oracle for allowing Jim to come. He's a tremendous advocate for Oracle and the PeopleSoft product.

It was great to have you, as well as Jeff Robbins (PeopleTools Strategy) and Marc Weintraub (PeopleSoft Product Development) fly over from the US to be part of the PeopleSoft community in the UK.

Ciphersbak said...

Hi Jim,

Book is available in India as well.
Can't wait to get my hands on it!!..

Thank You,
Prashant

Jim Marion said...

Thank you for the feedback Prashant. I appreciate it. I really hope the community enjoys this book.

Bryan said...

Jim,
My copy of your book showed up this morning from Amazon. It looks very good so far and I suspect we'll be ordering several more copies to have around my project. Couple of quick thoughts. Are you hosting copies of the code snippets in the book somewhere? Do you have any comments on security in regards to integrating various of these technologies with PeopleSoft or is the assumption that all of these integrations are taking place on a corporate WAN rather than on publicly accessible PeopleSoft installations?

-Bryan

Jim Marion said...

@Bryan, I do hope you enjoy the book and that it proves beneficial for your project.

I am delinquent in posting the code. I apologize. It will be on the McGraw Hill web site that is listed in this book. I will post a link to it on my blog.

As far as security, each of the features/concepts I mention is secured in a manner similar to other PeopleSoft objects. For example, in the book I discuss adding iScripts to permission lists, etc. Security is critical. Whenever possible, I mention security issues and mitigation strategies.

kevin weaver said...

Got your book last week and so far I have been very pleased with the content. I really liked your idea of a configurable logger and I set out to create my own. But when I cannot get the createobjectarray function to dynamically create my logger. Any ideas?

Jim Marion said...

@Kevin, I would have to see your code to know why CreateObjectArray isn't working for you. I think I use that function in the book. How does your usage compare to mine?

Thank you for the compliments! I am working on exporting the code right now. I'm up to chapter 5... 1/3 of the way there.

kevin weaver said...

It was an ID10T error. I was passing the string to the function with a "." not a ":". After I figured that out it worked beautifully. I am not use to all of this OOP...

Thanks Jim.

Jim Marion said...

@Kevin, very good. Glad to hear it is working for you now. I am also glad to hear that you are venturing out into OOP territory. I certainly don't think OOP is the solution to every programming problem, but I am a firm believer in learning new things.

Jim Marion said...

@Kevin, chapter 1 has a configurable logger example. Later on in the Java section, chapters 10 and 11, I show how to use the log4j logging framework. If you are interested in a robust configurable logging framework, you might want to look at chapter 10.