It's a super, extra, enormously busy time of the year at Oracle because our big Oracle OpenWorld Conference is next week. We have all been working on new products and new presentations.
I have a full mix of events, meetings, presentations and booth duty. If you're at the conference drop by to say Hi. I'll be at the Application Development booth (Left - SLD-163) in Moscone South on Monday morning, Tuesday lunchtime and Wednesday morning (plus other odd times).
Also lookout for me onstage with Tom Kyte on Monday and with Steven Feuerstein on Wednesday.
The session details, and other sessions you might find interesting are listed on my Focus On Application Development page.
If you are a developer, I recommend coming to the Programming and Scripting "Meet the Expert" session at 6pm Tuesday evening (Moscone South - 307). I cannot stress enough how valuable it is to have a dialog and relationship with the developers who create the software and APIs you use.
A new post Getting Started with the Coherence Memcached Adaptor from David Felcey shows how PHP memcached calls can automatically be routed to store data in Oracle Coherence 12c. This is possible now Coherence 12.1.3 supports Memcached clients using the Binary Memcached protocol. David's post shows how the Coherence Memcached adaptor can be configured as a proxy service that runs in the Coherence cluster. There's nothing particular to configure in the PHP application, except to enable memcached.use_sasl = 1
So what is Coherence? It is an "in-memory data grid solution", with a number of advanced features. You can read more in the Oracle Coherence 12C Data Sheet.