Monday, August 18, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Oracle Bug alert (Bug 19384287)

Heads up to all the folks running 11.2.0.4 and above if you're using function-based indexes! There's a new Oracle bug 19384287. I'll fill you in with a complete post over at Toad World.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Young Programmer's Camp

I made a short post over at ToadWorld about bringing my nephew to my office in Dallas this week for a Young Programmer's camp. He had a great time as far as I could gauge the excitement of a 16 year old boy (errrrrr....young man)! He rocked it out creating several different game knock-offs and got a feel for what it would be like to be a software developer. Fun stuff!


Tracing Code with DBMS_MONITOR

Take a look at the follow-up to my DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO post over at ToadWorld. I discuss how to use DBMS_MONITOR to trace the specific sections of code you registered with DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO.  

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Instrumenting Your Code using DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO

Head on over to my post at Toad World to read all the details about instrumenting your code with DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Blogging at Toad World

In order to help me stick to my commitment to blog more regularly, I've joined the blogging community at Toad World. I'll link to most posts from there as I make them (I love knocking down two targets with one arrow) and keep on track for at least one post a week moving forward. Yea!

You can read my brief hello over at Toad World here. Stay tuned in the weeks ahead for a series of posts on Oracle performance, SQL and the optimizer. I'm going to start with a few posts on code instrumentation and move on to cover many of the suggested topics I received from you all. 

Cheers!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Weekly posts - Anyone got any ideas?

I've decided to get back in the groove of making more regular blog posts and have an intention to blog at least once a week in the coming months to get myself back in the habit. While I always seem to have a head full of stuff that never makes it to the blog, I thought I'd ask you all if you have any topic suggestions?

At this point in time, I'm not sure anyone drops by here much since my posts have been mainly announcing webinars and providing follow-ups. But, I figured I'd put it out there and see if anyone still has their ears on.  :)  So, if you've got something you'd like to hear about, leave me a comment and I'll see if I can supply something suitable.

If I don't get any suggestions, I'll just ramble on what happens to be in the front of my brain at the moment.  :)

Cheers everyone!