Performance Instrumentation for PL/SQL: When, Why, How
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Based on a Presentation By Karen Morton, Oracle Performance Consultant “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” -David Garvin The hardest part is getting the “right” information by collecting properly scoped, un-aggregated profile data. This is where instrumentation comes in. Performance instrumentation is a little extra code that developers put into their PL/SQL applications that tells everyone — including the software developers themselves — exactly where your software is spending your time. With it, managing performance is a snap. Good instrumentation makes it so normal people, not just specialists, can diagnose and solve performance problems quickly and permanently, …
For Developers: Making Friends with the Oracle Database
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Presented and Written by Cary Millsap, Founder and President of Method R Corporation EDITOR’S NOTE: This web article is based off Cary Millsap’s well-received January presentation to DOUG at the University of Dallas.  The original white paper in PDF format is available on the Method R website or can be downloaded by clicking here.   To many application developers, a database is just a “data store” with an API that they call when they need to persist an object. It’s an abstraction that makes sense from one perspective: in a world where you’re expected to write dozens of new features every …
Developer Jokes
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Collected from Public Domain Sites like workjoke.com by Chris Frost You Might Be a Programmer if… you lust for O’Reilly books. you are looking for the “else” at the end of this joke. every combination of three letters is a meaningful acronym for you. when you are counting objects, you go “0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D…”. you can remember seventeen computer passwords but not your anniversary. you go to balance your checkbook and discover that you’re doing the math in hexadecimal. the language you are best speaking is English, but the language you are best writing is Java. on vacation, you are reading a …
Investigating Oracle EPM System Fusion Edition With Your Data Warehouse Strategy
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Presentation By Edward Roske, CEO of interRel Consulting interRel Consulting focuses mainly on education and works with Hyperion products.  At this year’s OpenWorld, interRel won the 2008 Oracle Titan award for EPM solution of the year.  The presenter, Ed Roske, is CEO of interRel Consulting and author of the book Look Smarter than you are with Hyperion Essbase. Challenges in a Data Warehousing Environment Getting data out of a data warehouse can be a lot like drinking from a firehose.  Data warehouses are very imposing.  It’s a little like wondering into a Michael’s warehouse and finding a particular candle.  The …
Content Management With Web 2.0
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With the advent of Web 2.0, the online audience has become much more sophisticated. It’s not enough to just serve up content. Users want to be able to access the site from any device and to be able to interact with it.