Tag: misc

Merry Christmas

To the tune of “Let It Snow” Well, the response of the app is frightful, and users are getting spiteful. They claim the database is slow, “Make it go”, “Make it go”, “Make it go” It doesn’t show signs of locking, Yet the performance…

The art of describing a problem

Now that I’ve been answering AskTom questions for a while, there is obviously a huge amount of variety in the topics and the problems that people are encountering.  And it always feels good when I can help those people.  Chris and I don’t always…

The twelve days of … AskTom

On the 1st day of AskTom, a poster sent to me A question about 12c   On the 2nd day of AskTom, a poster sent to me two SQL queries, in a question about 12c   On the 3rd day of AskTom, a poster…

The power of metaphor

We had a question on AskTom the other day, asking us to explain what a “latch” was. A simple metaphor sometimes does the trick  

Virtualbox 5.0

I like it when stuff just “works”. I’ve been using Virtual Box 4 for a long time now, and since my needs are relatively simple (ie, run a VM!) then I’ve not had any great cause to move to version 5.  But today I…

Joining Oracle

Last month I joined Oracle after nearly 20 years of working with their technology.  Some people congratulated me on my new role, others told me that going from working solo to working for a massive organisation would be disaster.  In the latter case, this…

Oracle Developer awards…chosen by Developers

I was reading the following post today http://stevenfeuersteinonplsql.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/the-oracle-database-developer-choice.html Oracle are planning on rewarding developers in the following areas: SQL PL/SQL Oracle REST Data Services Oracle Application Express Database Design At first glance I had a bit of a cynical view…it could easily be one…