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...
Liberty Bottleworks wins 2013 American Made Outdoor Gear Award

ARCATA, Calif., Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Bottleworks ( today was named the overall winner of the first-annual 2013 American Made Outdoor Gear Award.

Conceptualized and hosted by Kokatat Inc., ( leading US manufacturer of technical apparel and gear for paddle sports, the 2013 American Made Outdoor Gear Award was open to all American manufacturers with a compelling story. 

Liberty Bottleworks began producing its American made, BPA-free, recycled aluminum water bottles in 2010 at a purpose-built factory in Yakima, Wash.  From the outset, Liberty has been committed to making its products in America by American workers.

"Liberty stood out among the so many great stories we received," said Jeff Turner of Kokatat, the founder and host of the American Made Outdoor Gear Award.  "Not only do they make a product in a highly competitive space that is dominated by imports, but they do so in a factory where the machines were also built in the US."

More than 50 of the most innovative domestic manufacturers in the outdoor market entered the first-annual "Sassy" award program – a long overdue chance to raise a glass to the leaders in American made quality, craftsmanship and creativity in the outdoor world.

As winners of the American Made Outdoor Gear Award Liberty Bottleworks will take one-year ownership of the "Sassy" travelling trophy -- a hand carved, 3-foot-tall, redwood Sasquatch from Humboldt County, CA.  An official "Sassy" presentation will be made on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, UT.

"We are humbled to be recognized with the first Sassy and very proud to represent American manufacturing," said Liberty Co-Founder Ryan Clark. "We make the best bottle out there, but it's really about remaking our country's economy and proving that American-made products can compete in every aspect of the market. We're thrilled to win this award, and we'll be just as thrilled to pass it on to another manufacturer next year that's as passionate about this movement as we are."

Kokatat's hosting of the awards is rooted in their own history, as the brand's founder and president, Steve O'Meara, recognized from the start that keeping production local was necessary in order to control quality and continually develop the finest and driest paddling apparel in the world. 

"It's amazing to me that the reasons I began Kokatat and have kept our production in the U.S. are shared by so many of the Sassy applicants," O'Meara said.  "Their commitment and successes will ensure a stronger America and keep manufacturing from becoming a myth like our friend Sassy."

The 2013 American Made Outdoor Gear Award harvested a variety of intriguing data regarding US manufacturing and sourcing.   A sample of statistics from entries include:  80% of applicants own their own facility; 74% of applicants created new manufacturing jobs in the last year totaling over 500 new jobs; and more than 60% of the applicants reported that 90% or more of all the goods they sell are made in the US.

"Every applicant, bar none, is bullish on the prospects of domestic manufacturing and believes that not only will they be increasing capacity at their company, but that the trend will grow throughout the country over the next ten years," added Turner.   "We had applicants ranging from large established companies like Woolrich ( and Thule Car Racks ( to new start ups like ReFleece ( that repurposes used Patagonia fleece jackets into iPad and Kindle cases."

Along with an overall winner, Kokatat recognized winners in several categories based on company size.  The category winners will receive a miniature version of the Sassy award during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market celebration.

In the category of Less than 10 Employees Cilo Gear ( of Portland, OR, who manufactures specialized packs for outdoor and urban use took first place and the runner up was PaHaQue Custom Shop ( who produces custom camping trailer covers and canopies out of Poway, CA.

In the category of companies with 10 to 50 Employees Branches LLC ( of Osceola, WI that handcrafts canoe and kayak paddles received first place and merino wool apparel company Ibex Outdoor Clothing ( of White River Junction, VT received runner up.

Ironwood, MI based Stormy Kromer ( who handcrafts woolen winter caps won 1st place for companies with 50-100 Employees and Timbuk2 (, the San Francisco, CA bags and accessories manufacturer received the runner up.

For companies with 100+ employees 1st place went to Jackson Kayak ( of Sparta, TN who produces whitewater, recreational, and touring kayaks and accessories.

Runner up went to Smith Optics ( of Sun Valley, ID, makers of performance eyewear and accessories.

For additional information about the 2013 American Made Outdoor Gear Award visit

About Kokatat Inc.: 
Celebrating over 40 years of innovation, Kokatat is an independently operated, US manufacturer of technical apparel and accessories for water sports. Handcrafted in Arcata, California, Kokatat employees are focused on building the finest functional product for people who work and play on water. Our gear is designed for paddlers, by paddlers, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience on the water all year long and in all weather conditions. Into the water with Kokatat! Please visit and follow Kokatat on Facebook and Twitter "@kokatat."

SOURCE Kokatat Inc.

About PR Newswire
Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

SOA World Latest Stories
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Int...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty ...
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against...
There are over 120 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content. Join @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 7-9, 2016 in New York City, for three days of intense 'In...
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more m...
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required wh...
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