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.
Social Media – How Do We Know It Works
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Based on a presentation delivered by Shanti Mangala, Senior Solutions Architect at Perficient   Defining Social Media What’s the difference between Web 2.0 and social media?  Web 2.0 is the set of tools that allow us to create social media. Social media is collaborative content and this is what we will be focused on. In social media, you are saying, “This is my content. Can you give me some feedback or make a correction?” With social bookmarking or rating, you don’t even necessarily have to create the content. You could bookmark an article on the web and forward it to someone. …
Oracle Backup and Recovery Strategies
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Based on a presentation delivered by Carlos Carballo, Senior Sales Consultant at Oracle I worked with Verizon for about 10 years and had a junior DBA who left to become a main DBA. His first month on the job, he calls me up and says, “I don’t think that the backups have been working and it just went down.” They get a hold of tech support and the person says, “First thing . . . update your resume. Second, pray…” In a survey of 250 IT global decision makers, 45% invest less than $500,000 a year in database recovery. And while …