My short experience with Oracle.



  • I use to be a civilian employee for the Air Force doing ASP web development.  For about four years, I been part of a team trying to maintain a horribly design web application.  A decision from up high has led the Air Force to move away from software development and reducing (almost eliminating) programming jobs.  Someone up high saw a demostration of Oracles HR (Human Resources) and decided that this C.O.T.S. (commercial-of-the-shelf) tool could save them a lot of money instead of maintaining the web apps.  So they hired eight $80,000 Oracle consultants to tell them that the HR tool could do most of the requirements of the old system and what is left over would be a custom extension to the tool.  We were sent to class to learn the tool and had to cancel because it was moving too slow.  By this time, I already applied to other jobs and have since gotten a job as an ASP.Net programmer for a private company.  Last I check, they got two Oracle contractors for the conversion.   They had a meeting and basically said that they will not be able to do some of the requirements.  Shortly afterwards, those contractors quit.  They got another set and the same issue of not being able to do all of the requirements came up.  So now Oracle HR is dead in the water.   They are now looking to convert the legacy app to ASP.Net.  Again, Oracle sucks.



  • @Elixir2k4 said:

    I use to be a civilian employee for the Air
    Force doing ASP web development.  For about four years, I been
    part of a team trying to maintain a horribly design web
    application.  A decision from up high has led the Air Force to
    move away from software development and reducing (almost eliminating)
    programming jobs.  Someone up high saw a demostration of
    Oracles HR (Human Resources) and decided that this C.O.T.S.
    (commercial-of-the-shelf) tool could save them a lot of money instead
    of maintaining the web apps.  So they hired eight $80,000 Oracle
    consultants to tell them that the HR tool could do most of
    the requirements of the old system and what is left over would be
    a custom extension to the tool.  We were sent to class to learn
    the tool and had to cancel because it was moving too slow.  By
    this time, I already applied to other jobs and have since gotten a job
    as an ASP.Net programmer for a private company.  Last I
    check, they got two Oracle contractors for the
    conversion.   They had a meeting and basically said that
    they will not be able to do some of the requirements.  Shortly
    afterwards, those contractors quit.  They got another set and the
    same issue of not being able to do all of the requirements came
    up.  So now Oracle HR is dead in the water.   They are
    now looking to convert the legacy app to ASP.Net.  Again, Oracle
    sucks.




    So was this for MIS or eMTS?


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