It’s funny, right after writing The Day the DB Died, the American Pie parody about a DBA that loses their database and their job due to not having backups…the disk dies on my non-backed-up dedicated server that houses this website. Oracle Alchemist was down for a while, but he wasn’t
I have a habit of writing parody songs about things I like, and Oracle is one of those things. I’ve never seen a full on Oracle parody song, so I will make the claim that this is the first. If it’s not, I’m sure it’s the first of this magnitude!
I just found a link to a command line wrapper for SQL*Plus called GQLPlus. Supposedly this wrapper allows historical editing, table/column name completion, and more. Even better, it’s just a precompiled drop-in with SQL Plus. Download and run; nothing else is required. From the website: “gqlplus is a drop-in replacement
Oracle Streams is an outstanding way to get data from one server to another. It is NOTHING like the advanced replication of old, which is why I call it “outstanding” and not “horribly inefficient and error-prone, not to mention annoying.” Recently I was asked how to implement a custom INSERT
It looks like I got everything looking good on IE6 and 7 again. If you notice any pages that don’t look right, please leave me a note by clicking on the Contact link.
If you get the chance, check out the Oracle Award-Winners from the November/December edition of Oracle Magazine. You can find them at this link: http://www.oracle.com/technology/oramag/oracle/06-nov/o66eca.html I got the chance to meet a few of these fine people while at OpenWorld, and have spoken to others before and afterward as a
Now that Oracle has officially made the OpenWorld 2006 presentations public, I figured I’d make mine available from my site. You can click the link below to download it in PDF format: Putting the Express Back Into Oracle Application Express with AJAX Enjoy! I am also working on getting the