Riga Dev Day 2015 : The Journey Home

The morning didn’t start well. I woke up several times in the night feeling pretty bad. The combination of a cold, general lack of sleep and too much beer was not great. I don’t drink very...
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Oracle on GitHub

There has been a lot of activity on https://github.com/oracle lately. Apparently a place to keep… By: [author-name] This article was syndicated via RSS from: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Bloggralikecom/~3/0q6Iv26hbW4/
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Oracle on GitHub

There has been a lot of activity on https://github.com/oracle lately. Apparently a place to keep… By: [author-name] This article was syndicated via RSS from: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Bloggralikecom/~3/0q6Iv26hbW4/
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Riga Dev Day 2015 : The Main Event

The event was held at a cinema in a shopping mall. We even got a free popcorn ticket. Awesome! I missed the starting keynote, which was a pity because everyone said it was really cool. So my day went...
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Riga Dev Day 2015 : The Journey Begins

My first flight was 06:20, so I had to leave the house at 04:00, which meant getting up at about 03:00. Yuck! The first flight was about 90 minutes from Birmingham to Frankfurt, with the smoothest landing...
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Partition gotchas

Two minor partition gotchas on partition extent sizing and on the number of partitions in an interval partitioned. First – old news – note that initial extent size for partitioned tables changed...
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LOB Space

Following on from a recent “check the space” posting, here’s another case of the code not reporting what you thought it would, prompted by a question on the OTN database forum about a...
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Put the Tech Back into Tech Shows

It was sometime after Neil Young, Ariana Huffington and Al Gore had finished their bits on the Dreamforce stage. The speaker now was Eckhart Tolle, the most spiritually influential person in the world....
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Cluster Cache Coherency in EM12c

January is winding down and RMOUG Training Days 2015 is just around the corner, taking up much of my after work hours. With that, we are going to discuss a great performance console in the EM12c cloud...
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Oracle Database 12c Patching: DBMS_QOPATCH, OPATCH_XML_INV, and datapatch

Background Oracle Database 12c brings us many new features including: the long needed ability to run OPatch and query the patch software installed in the Oracle Home programatically through SQL using the...
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