Universidade do Porto nos 10 primeiros lugares europeus no webometrics

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| Jul 30, 2012
A Universidade do Porto está de acordo com o ranking da Webometrics no 8º lugar europeu e em 69º mundial (julho 2012). No ranking, também de presença web , "4 International Colleges & Universities" está em 180º lugar mundial e 49º europeu (2012). No ranking (não web) "Academic Ranking of World Universities" encontra-se entre os lugares 168-204 europeus e 401-500 mundial (dados de 2012 a serem anunciados em agosto). No "Times Higher Education World University Rankings" 2011-12, está no lugar 301-350 mundial. No QS Top Universities está no 401-450 mundial (na área de Engenharia (more...)

Um patch para o SQL Navigator 6.7

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| Jul 20, 2012
Para quem usa o SQL Navigator 6.7 e tem notado que "às vezes" prende, tal parece ter origem na "feature History" que guarda os SQL (tec..) efetuados e permite uma pesquisa nos mesmos. É possivel efetuar uma "limpeza dos comandos efetuados" antes de uma data data ou toidos de modo a evitar que o ficheiro fique muito grande (parece que apartir de 600K é que o problema é encontrado) "Before you deleting your history file, you can have a backup if needed, the history file is in: xp: C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Quest Software\SQL Navigator 6.6.0\Unified (more...)

SQL Navigator 6.7 released

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| May 9, 2012
Quest Software released the 6.7 version of SQL Navigator. Mainly it corrects some bugs.

SQL Navigator 6.7 Beta available

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| Mar 28, 2012
Quest Siftware released to the community a beta version for SQL Navigator 6.7. If you have a previous beta version installed, you can upgrade it with this build. You can (and should) install this side by side with your current 6.6 (or previous) version. Read all about it

Universidade do Porto nas 100+ mundial da Webometrics

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| Feb 7, 2012
A Universidade do Porto está pela primeira vez no grupo das 100 melhores universidades do mundo, de acordo com o ranking da Webometrics. Segundo os resultados divulgados recentemente, a U.Porto ocupa agora a posição 79 a nível mundial e coloca-se às portas do top 10 europeu (12º lugar) deste ranking que avalia a performance na internet de 20.300 instituições do ensino superior em todo o mundo.
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Vejam o meu comentário em 2007 quando atingiu as 100+ melhores da Europa.

Oracle Magazine January-February 2012 online versions

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| Feb 6, 2012
Oracle Magazine January-February 2012:
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TIOBE Programming Community Index for February 2012

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| Feb 6, 2012
PL/SQL is on the 17th place TIOBE Index (February 2012).
It's was 32nd in February last year (February 2011)!
In 2008 and 2007 in February it was in 13th position in the index.

SQL Navigator 6.6 released

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| Dec 15, 2011
Quest Software released the 6.6 version of SQL Navigator. Mainly it corrects some bugs.
The most usefull new feature is in the history search (where you can search the runned scripts/commands for an expression) to filter the commands by type.


Check the Release Notes and the Known Issues List.

TIOBE Programming Community Index for December 2011

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| Dec 15, 2011
PL/SQL is on the 14th place TIOBE Index (december 2011).
It's was 23st in November last year.
It was in 13th in 2008 and 2007 in the same month!

Oracle Magazine November-December 2011 online versions

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| Dec 7, 2011
Oracle Magazine November-December 2011:
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TIOBE Programming Community Index for November 2011

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| Nov 19, 2011
PL/SQL jumped to the 12nd placeTIOBE Index (november 2011).
It's was 20st in November last year.

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Express Edition Available

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| Sep 5, 2011
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) final version is available. It's "an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 code base. It's free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer." DownloadDocumentation Do not forget to check the Open Bugs and Known Issues section.

Oracle Magazine September – October 2011

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| Sep 5, 2011
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TIOBE Programming Community Index for August 2011

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| Aug 30, 2011
PL/SQL is again in the 22nd place TIOBE Index (August 2011).
It's was in 21st last month.

First public Beta version of SQL Navigator 6.6

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| Aug 22, 2011
SQL Navigator 6.6 Beta build 2220 (expires 31 Oct 2011) is now available! See the full announcement.

Oracle APEX 4.1 released and it’s documentation

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| Aug 19, 2011

Oracle Application Express 4.1 was released.


"This latest Oracle Application Express release is focused on enhancing existing
functionality and adds data upload capabilities."
- Oracle Press Release

Oracle Application Express 4.1 Documentation Library is also available.

Oracle Database 11g Security and Compliance Solutions Free Webseminar

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| Jul 26, 2011
28 of July 2011 - Free Webseminar "Oracle Database 11g Security and Compliance Solutions" by Tom Kyte
As the amount of digital data within organizations continues to grow at unprecedented rates, so does the value of that data and the challenges of safeguarding that data. Two thirds of sensitive and regulated data resides in databases, yet most IT Security programs fail to address database security and the primary sources of threats that databases face today: insecure applications and privileged users.

O ícone de gravar

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| Jul 23, 2011
Eu não tinha ainda pensado nisto: o ícone para "gravar" ("salvar" em português do Brasil) é na grande maioria das aplicações um desenho de uma diskete floppy e, um grande número de potenciais utilizadores dessas aplicações numa viram uma diskette (quanto mais usaram uma :-) ) pelo que, esse ícone não se torna "óbvio". Alterar para um CD ou DVD também não será uma boa opção :-).
Há uns meses atrás o meu amigo Vítor postou sobre a importância dos ícones e da escolha das suas cores. Os ícones devem ser suficientemente intuitivos (não crípticos) e distintos nas aplicações (more...)

VirtualBox 4.1 released

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| Jul 22, 2011
Released on the 19th VirtualBox 4.1 has several new features like VM clones, enhanced wizard for creating new virtual disks, Windows Aero support, increased capability for very large hosts,...

For any developer interested in trying Oracle DB there are several appliances (pre-built images) available.
Also available are some other appliances for several free and/or open-source Operating Systems.

QuestTV

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| Jul 19, 2011
Quest Software site has recently make available a new section in its website called QuestTV with several videos about its services and products. Some of these videos are also available in Quest Software Channel in YouTube.

Most interesting videos for PL/SQL developers:

Using Toad for Oracle with Oracle Instant Client (this series is helpful even for people that do not use TOAD but want to install and configure Oracle Instant Client.
  • Using SQL Tracker available with TOAD or SQL Navigator
Steven Feuerstein (renowned PL/SQL (more...)