This article is a great analysis of exactly what the recent Oracle announcement means for us customers. Basically: 0.25% savings!
tkprof fun under the sun
I've just recently opened the pandora's box that is tkprof, as soon as I get a grasp of it, I plan to write about it in this space. Actually reading that link, along with the official documentation, will give you a pretty good idea on how to use it.Now if... [Read More]
Oracle Docs Firefox Search Plugin and Extension
Recently stumbled upon Oracle's "Blogger of the Year", Eddie Awad. Today I found out about his Oracle Docs Firefox Extension, which also mentions his previous work on a search plugin for firefox.It also works with Firefox 2!
Today's Oracle <3: Proxy Users
Got some IMs from one of my devs today including links to articles about Oracle proxy users. The IT-eye articles are very nice, and the asktom article just provides some tkyte flavor to it all. The obvious and immediate benefit is for web applications that would normally log in as... [Read More]
python + oracle == <3
Finally got around to installing the cx_Oracle lib for python. Since my Oracle sandbox at work is only CentOS3 (to be as close to prod RHEL3 as possible), I only have python 2.2, so I needed to build/install from source. Sadly, I didn't realize how trivial this was, but it's... [Read More]