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Oracle development


September 5, 2007  1:32 PM

What’s your Oracle story?



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

Have you made an impact using Oracle in your organization? Have you accomplished any of the following tasks:

  • Significantly improved database or applications performance
  • Solved a major business dilemma or reduced budget spending
  • Automated or...

August 21, 2007  9:56 PM

Oracle bigger than Microsoft? The crowd responds



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle development

The question of whether Oracle will become bigger than Microsoft has Oracle users talking. And it was a bit  surprising to see so may


August 9, 2007  1:21 PM

Spam filters are dumb



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle development

Several in the Oracle blogosphere (including Doug Burns, Niall Litchfield and


July 23, 2007  1:21 PM

Talking about Oracle



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

I'm happy to announce the debut of Oracle Talk. Oracle Talk is our new biweekly podcast series all about...


July 17, 2007  9:24 AM

SQL FAQ for beginners, non-beginners and cheaters



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle development

I field the questions that come to our Ask the Expert section—deleting spam and nonsense and otherwise undesirable questions before forwarding the potentially answerable ones on to our panel of experts. I...


July 12, 2007  11:05 AM

More security horror stories



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle development

Don adds these tales of woe to our growing collection of Oracle security bloopers: ********************************** We received a call from a client who was complaining of...


June 22, 2007  10:41 AM

Log Buffer #50: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle applications, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

I’m honored to cover the 50th edition (that’s right, the golden anniversary) of the venerable Log Buffer this week -- thanks to Dave Edwards of the Pythian Group Blog for the...


June 15, 2007  11:33 AM

Oracle 11g beta testing looks promising



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Tim of the Oracle-Base blog says he doubts Oracle 11g will actually debut next month (he’s thinking the “launch date” is actually a date range starting with July 11 and ending with December 31). But when it...


June 5, 2007  11:18 PM

Is Oracle relational? Redux



Posted by: Clinek
Oracle database administration, Oracle development

My post a few weeks ago, Thirty years of Oracle innovation — but is it really a RDBMS?, generated...


June 4, 2007  3:08 PM

SQL interview questions; getting hired as a DBA



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Are you looking for a new (or first) Oracle job? Worried about that big interview? (If you’re not, maybe you should be!) Here are a couple of resources to prepare you for your upcoming Oracle job interview. Robert Vollman, at his blog


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