Blaine Carter started programming in 1995. For most of his career, he has used Oracle tools to build applications. Blaine has worked with Oracle Forms and Oracle Reports and even created a framework to generate web applications using PL/SQL similar to Oracle Applcation Express. He has done a little Java, both inside and outside the database, and of course a whole bunch of SQL and PL/SQL.
His combined experience with Oracle Database and open source led him to a brand-new position at Oracle Corporation: Oracle Developer Advocate for Open Source. Blaine helps users figure out how to take full advantage of Oracle Database technologies from open-source tools and promotes the use of open source inside and outside of Oracle.
He is a firm believer in learning by doing, failing, and then sharing at www.learncodeshare.net.