Oracle Database Development - A view from Sydney

These are my observations on how the landscape is changing in the IT world, and how these changes relate to developing applications on the Oracle Database platform.

Cloud, Platform-as-a-Service and Application Express
Agile Development with Application Express
Service Oriented Architecture
Data processing layer and the MVC
Oracle Certification for Developers
Performance monitoring; Past, present and future
Scalability and 'One Box' solutions
High Availability - How High is High ?