yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Computing
Conference & Expo
November 2-4, 2009 NYC
Register Today and SAVE !..

2008 West
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
In many cases, the end of the year gives you time to step back and take stock of the last 12 months. This is when many of us take a hard look at what worked and what did not, complete performance reviews, and formulate plans for the coming year. For me, it is all of those things plus a time when I u...
Midcontinent Communications Signs BSS Contract Extension With NetCracker Technology

NetCracker Technology announced today that Midcontinent Communications has signed a long-term contract extension for NetCracker’s convergent, next-generation BSS solutions, enabling a seamless transition to the next-generation of services oriented architecture (SOA) and creating a foundation for business agility.

Midcontinent Communications is a leading provider of data, video, phone, and cable services for residential and business customers in communities located throughout the Upper Midwest.

Midcontinent will continue utilizing NetCracker’s BSS solutions for its billing and customer care and will also be implementing NetCracker’s secure SOA, including web services, for a standardized approach to customer and service management. The addition of these enhanced web services will give Midcontinent easier access to billing and customer data through interfaces with external applications, such as web portals, IVRs, and mobile devices. As a result, Midcontinent will be able to quickly and securely integrate and invoke the billing system for new applications and thereby reduce costs and enhance the customer experience.

“As we continuously seek new and innovative ways of providing the best possible service experience to our customers, we have come to rely on the functionality and flexibility inherent in NetCracker’s solutions,” said Midcontinent’s Gary Shawd, Vice President of Information Systems. “The adoption of NetCracker’s SOA and web services to our BSS solution will enable us to deliver a superior experience to our customers in the near term and — as an important addition to Midcontinent’s infrastructure — these services will also enable us to address customer needs and business challenges as we grow and expand in the future.”

“Our ongoing relationship with Midcontinent underscores NetCracker’s commitment to being much more than just a software vendor,” said Bob Titus, NetCracker’s Vice President Global Converged Solutions. “We are not only providing Midcontinent with the technology and expertise that will help them achieve their immediate goals, but are also drawing on our extensive experience to deploy solutions that will be part of their foundation for continued growth and success.”

The Midcontinent–NetCracker relationship represents almost a decade and a half of close cooperation and knowledge sharing. This long-term contract extension will build on the value that the dedicated teams from both organizations have delivered over the last 14 years.

About NetCracker Technology

NetCracker Technology, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is the leader in enabling communications providers and other verticals to maximize revenue and profits through innovative, end-to-end BSS/OSS solutions. NetCracker supports the rapid monetization of new infrastructure, adoption of new business models, creation of value-added content, and delivery of unique customer experience. For additional information, please visit

NetCracker is a registered trademark of NetCracker Technology Corp. All other company or product names mentioned in this press release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of a diversified global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC website at:

About Midcontinent Communications

Midcontinent Communications is the Upper Midwest’s leading provider of wideband Internet, video, phone, and cable advertising services for over 295,000 residential and business customers in 340 communities in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

About Business Wire
Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

SOA World Latest Stories
Achim Weiss is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ProfitBricks. In 1995, he broke off his studies to co-found the web hosting company "Schlund+Partner." The company "Schlund+Partner" later became the 1&1 web hosting product line. From 1995 to 2008, he was the technical director ...
Docker is hot. However, as Docker container use spreads into more mature production pipelines, there can be issues about control of Docker images to ensure they are production-ready. Is a promotion-based model appropriate to control and track the flow of Docker images from development ...
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and...
Overgrown applications have given way to modular applications, driven by the need to break larger problems into smaller problems. Similarly large monolithic development processes have been forced to be broken into smaller agile development cycles. Looking at trends in software developm...
Containers are changing the security landscape for software development and deployment. As with any security solutions, security approaches that work for developers, operations personnel and security professionals is a requirement. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Kevin Gilpin, CTO and...
The cloud has reached mainstream IT. Those 18.7 million data centers out there (server closets to corporate data centers to colocation deployments) are moving to the cloud. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Achim Weiss, CEO & co-founder of ProfitBricks, will share how two companies –...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)! 201 802-3021

SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers