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Blast Off To The Cloud: Free Team Chat With Rocket.Chat In The Oracle Cloud

Blast Off To The Cloud: Free Team Chat With Rocket.Chat In The Oracle Cloud

Just about every single company these days uses some sort of chat application for team-based communications. And it's not just our workplaces. Conferences...

Install & Run Discourse For Free In The Oracle Cloud

Install & Run Discourse For Free In The Oracle Cloud

In today's post, I'd like to show you how to install and configure an instance of Discourse in a completely free VM in the Oracle Cloud. If you are not...

Free SSL Certificates In The Oracle Cloud Using CertBot And Let's Encrypt

Free SSL Certificates In The Oracle Cloud Using CertBot And Let's Encrypt

If you're deploying your web site or application on the Oracle Cloud, chances are pretty high that you're going to be using HTTPS to secure your connections...

Installing Node-RED In An Always Free VM On Oracle Cloud

Installing Node-RED In An Always Free VM On Oracle Cloud

Last month at Oracle Open World we announced a very exciting "always free" tier for Oracle Cloud. I recently blogged about how you could use an "always...

Migrate Your Kafka Workloads To Oracle Cloud Streaming

Migrate Your Kafka Workloads To Oracle Cloud Streaming

Migrating your applications and workloads from one hosting environment to another can be a very painful process. I've had to manage migrations many times...

How To Setup And Run A Free Minecraft Server In The Cloud

How To Setup And Run A Free Minecraft Server In The Cloud

In this article we'll take a look at how you can create an "always free" virtual machine and use it to run a Minecraft Server. Before we get started, you'll...

Journey To The Free Cloud - Migrating From AWS To OCI

Journey To The Free Cloud - Migrating From AWS To OCI

Last week at Oracle Open World we made a game changing announcement - a completely free tier of services for Oracle Cloud. I've read the criticisms on ...

Launching Your First Free Autonomous DB Instance

Launching Your First Free Autonomous DB Instance

You're a developer, which means you have roughly 4.3 conversations each week with friends and family about building an application for a club, sports league...

Oracle Functions: Using Key Management To Encrypt And Decrypt Configuration Variables

Oracle Functions: Using Key Management To Encrypt And Decrypt Configuration Variables

I've covered quite a few different topics related to Oracle Functions recently on this blog, but today I'll cover what probably should have been the first...

Oracle Functions: Invoking Functions Automatically With Cloud Events

Oracle Functions: Invoking Functions Automatically With Cloud Events

I've written several posts here on the developer blog that show you how to create and invoke your serverless functions, but so far we've only covered how...

Oracle Functions: An Easier Way To Talk To Your Autonomous Database

Oracle Functions: An Easier Way To Talk To Your Autonomous Database

  Last week I posted about connecting your Oracle Functions to your Autonomous DB instance to query and persist data. That post involved creating...

Oracle Functions - Invoking Functions With The OCI SDK

Oracle Functions - Invoking Functions With The OCI SDK

In my last few posts we took a look at how to create serverless functions which interact with an Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP) instance - first...