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February 28, 2007  3:25 PM

Does anybody really like SQL? Part 2



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Following up on a post from last week, our resident SQL guru Rudy Limeback provides some more thoughts on the matter of what's so bad (or so good) about SQL: Yes, I SQL, primarily...

February 27, 2007  11:36 AM

Is DST the next Y2K? For Oracle shops, maybe it is…



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

If you read the mainstream media, the Daylight Savings Time bug will lead to the apocalypse that Y2K never was. Hype, obviously, but nevertheless DST is a serious problem that all Oracle shops need to address. Besides the...


February 23, 2007  10:12 AM

Does anybody really like SQL?



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

The other day I stumbled across a blog post titled “In defense of SQL” -- in this post, blogger Kenneth Downs asks, “So am I the only one who likes SQL?” Is he? Apparently SQL has a bad...


February 13, 2007  12:55 PM

Oracle’s “Enterprise 2.0″ vision



Posted by: Clinek
Oracle applications, Oracle development

So Oracle thinks "wikis" and "mash-ups" are going to storm the enterprise? That was some darn quick bandwagon jumping -- those terms have barely entered the popular...


February 6, 2007  12:50 PM

BI at the center of the universe



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle development

Although the usual suspects continued to dominate the new 2007 Gartner Magic Quadrant for business intelligence platforms, changes are afoot that may shake up the status...


February 5, 2007  5:00 PM

Oracle Data Integrator execs size up the competition



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

As a technology reporter, I've come to expect two different types of responses whenever I ask software executives about their competition: Either they go on a near-tirade talking smack about their chief rival, or they go the other way and don’t say anything about them at all. (The latter response...


January 17, 2007  2:01 PM

Don’t use Export for backup and recovery!



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

When one of your professional roles involves helping out Oracle database users the world over, you're bound to get some repeat questions. That's certainly the case for SearchOracle.com...

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January 11, 2007  10:55 AM

Oracle SQL Developer vs. Toad: Users speak out



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

A recent SearchOracle.com article that compared the latest version of Oracle's free SQL Developer tool with

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January 9, 2007  12:08 PM

Welcome to the new SearchOracle.com blog!



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Updated several times a week, SearchOracle.com's Eye on Oracle blog will include an entertaining and informative mix of observations, opinion, anecdotes, commentary and insights about the...


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