Developer Who’s Visually Impaired Finds Career Rebirth Using Oracle APEX

Vladimir Goncharov wasn’t born blind, but he’s been losing his eyesight progressively since early childhood. As an adult, his developer career has involved learning new workarounds to stay ahead of his failing sight due to retinitis pigmentosa—like using bold type, then white-on-black type, then big monitors, and finally screen readers. Developer Vladimir Goncharov says that working in Oracle APEX brought such renewed energy to his career that he calls it his “second birth.” ORACLE Trained as a developer, he became an Oracle database administrator because it involved more thinking and…

Read More

Who’s Next? Asia Investor Activism Set to Grow After BlackRock Public Campaign

Hong Kong: Following a rare public campaign, BlackRock Inc voted against a deal planned by a Hong Kong firm that the world’s biggest asset manager partly owns, revving up investor activism in Asia after it roared ahead in 2015. In a ballot on Tuesday, BlackRock rejected G-Resources Group Ltd’s plan to sell its main asset, an Indonesian gold mine, saying it didn’t have confidence G-Resources would use the proceeds in investors’ best interests. Owning 8 percent of G-Resources, BlackRock urged other shareholders to follow suit. G-Resources, which has said it…

Read More