Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 19.4 : A quick life update…

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| Jan 2, 2020

Almost 2 weeks ago I wrote about the release of Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS), SQLcl, SQL Developer and SQL Developer Data Modeler 19.4.

I spent the holidays playing around with it quite a bit, so I came back to work today and pushed it out across all Dev and Test installations.

As I’ve mentioned before, at work we run ORDS on Tomcat inside Docker containers. The build we use is very similar to (more...)

VirtualBox 6.1 : No compatible version of Vagrant yet!

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| Jan 1, 2020

VirtualBox 6.1 was released on the 11th of December and I totally missed it.

The downloads and changelog are in the usual places.

I spotted it this morning, downloaded it and installed in straight away. I had no installation dramas on Windows 10, macoS Catalina and Oracle Linux 7 hosts.

The problem *for me* was the current version of Vagrant (2.2.6) doesn’t support VirtualBox 6.1 yet. I can’t live without Vagrant (more...)

2019 : A Year in Review

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| Jan 1, 2020

Well, it seems 2019 was another slightly bizarre year for me.

I just looked back on last year’s review (here) and I’m guessing I had “resting bitch face” while I was reading it…

Conferences

One of the things I mentioned last year was I was taking a year off presenting. I had two events I had already committed to at the start of the year, then dropped off the face of the earth (more...)

The Shepherd’s Crown

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| Dec 28, 2019

The Shepherd’s Crown is the last book in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. I really don’t like the finality of how that sounds, which is probably why I’ve waited a long time to read this book.

Having complained about how the female lead character was used in The Unicorn Project, I figured it was time to read this book and see it done properly again.

I’m not going to include any full-on spoilers, (more...)

The Unicorn Project : My Review

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| Dec 24, 2019

The Unicorn Project is a follow-up to The Phoenix Project. Actually, it’s more like the same book again, but written from different person’s perspective.

I loved The Phoenix Project, but absolutely hated The DevOps Handbook, so I was a little reluctant to start reading The Unicorn Project, as I was really worried I would hate it, and it would tarnish the memory of The Phoenix Project.

Overall it was fine, but IMHO it was (more...)

Video : Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) : HTTP Headers and ORDS-Specific Bind Variables

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| Dec 23, 2019

In today’s video we do a quick run through how to use HTTP headers and ORDS-specific bind variables in Oracle REST Data Services.

The video is based on this article.

As always you can see all my ORDS articles here.

There is also a YouTube playlist just for ORDS here.

The star of today’s (more...)

ORDS, SQLcl, SQL Developer and SQL Developer Data Modeler 19.4 Released

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| Dec 22, 2019

If you follow me, Jeff or Kris on Twitter, you will already know ORDS, SQLcl, SQL Developer and SQL Developer Data Modeler version 19.4 have all been released. They became available for download late Friday US time, and I got a DM about it yesterday morning, so fresh from spending 2 days running Data Guard builds, I moved on to running builds of some of this stuff.

Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS)

It was (more...)

Back to the “good old days”, and other cases of denying change!

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| Dec 15, 2019

This is going to be about the technology industry, but I’m going to liken things to what’s going on here in the UK…

Things are pretty depressing at the moment. The latest political fiasco in the UK makes me realise I have little in common with the majority of the British voting public, and I’m starting to think I have little in common with a lot of people working in the technology industry.

I was (more...)

Video : Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) : RESTful Web Services Handling Media Files

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| Dec 11, 2019

In today’s video we take a look at RESTful web services handling media files built using Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS).

This is based on this article.

There is more information about related stuff here.

What are you really measuring?

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| Dec 9, 2019

File this under the “Lies, damn lies and statistics” section.

As I walked into the office the other day I looked at a monitor used to display various bits of news and information. One of the things it displayed was the number of service desk calls over the last period. I’m sure my reaction was meant to be, “Wow, the service desk are smashing it by answering all those questions!”, but my actual reaction (more...)