Say “Big Data” One More Time (I dare you!)

This is quick. Saw it on Twitter this morning and it is just too funny to not share: Best slide of #Strataconf already? pic.twitter.com/hy8LnEnWhk — Matt Aslett (@maslett) October 16, 2014 Have a great day!Filed under: Big Data, Quotes, User Groups Tagged: #bigdata, quote, Strataconf

Code can be scary when you simplify it

Disclaimer: I’m not posting to make me look better, we’ve all written code that we’re later ashamed of, and I’m no different!

This is some code from a system I was maintaining some time ago. I’ve kept it since then because it illustrates a number of things NOT to do:

FUNCTION password_is_valid
  (in_password IN VARCHAR2)
-- do NOT copy this code!!! ...
  RETURN VARCHAR2 IS
  l_valid VARCHAR2(1);
  l_sql VARCHAR2(32000);
  CURSOR cur_rules IS
    SELECT REPLACE(sql_expression
                  ,'#PASSWORD#'
                  ,''''  (more...)

ADF Archtitecture Practice – JDeveloper Silent Install

This article describes how to standardize your JDeveloper Installation as requested in Planning & Getting Started – Team, Skills and Development Environments. It is part of the ADF Architecture Practice lessons and describes the installation with examples for windows.


Version 12.1.x

In this version  the Oracle Universal Installer allows the silent installation of JDeveloper. All what you need is the installer file for your platform (e.g. jdev_suite_121300_win64.exe) and a response file. You (more...)

ADF Archtitecture Practice Series

From now on I will create a series of lessons to implement the knowledge of the ADF Architecture Course from Oracle ADF product management. Here you can find the videos and the presentations. This post will be the index of this lessons, so bookmark it for further use!


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Oracle Mobility Spotlight: Join Us At ODTUG Mobile Day!

qsdglxnwNow that the chaos of Oracle OpenWorld and the craziness of Kscope15 abstract submissions are behind us, it’s time to get into the nitty gritty of where your Enterprise systems are headed. Mobile development plans are at the forefront of everyone’s minds right now, and if it’s not on your agenda then it’s time to get to work!

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Your employees are going mobile, is your business ready?

The statistics of mobile adoption are STAGGERING; Gartner says that 40% of the workforce (more...)

Optimierung für pg_dump und pg_restore

Josh Berkus erwähnt in seinem Blog einige Optionen, mit denen man die Performance der postgres-Export und Import-Tools pg_dump und pg_restore verbessern kann. Die Liste enthält unter anderem folgende Punkte:
  • Parallelisierung über die -j multiprocess Option (für pg_restore und seit 9.3 auch für pg_dump).
  • Komprimierung des Dumps bei der Erstellung.
  • Deaktivierung der Binär-Replikation im Zielsystem während des Imports.
  • Anpassungen der postgresql.conf des Ziel-Clusters zur Unterstützung einer schnellen Wiederherstellung. Die Wiedergabe der genannten Optionen erspare (more...)

iPhoto movie export

What happens when iPhoto doesn’t export movies? One of two things, you re-install iPhoto and risk losing the movies and photos; or you drop down to the Terminal level and move the files manually before re-installing iPhoto.

Option one is easy, you open iPhoto, choose File from menu, and Export… from the File menu list. When you get to the dialog, change it Kind value to original. If everything is working, you should be (more...)

Apex substitution strings in reports, not always replaced with their values, guess why?

Always check out the original article at http://www.oraclequirks.com for latest comments, fixes and updates. It's amazing to you find out how easy is to take for granted certain features of Apex for the simple fact that you have been using them for a long time without paying too much attention to certain specific details. This morning I ran a report that I rarely use in an application and to

Read Privileg in 12.1.0.2 (ohne Select for Update)

Zu den eher unverständlichen Entscheidungen, die man bei Oracle im Zusammenhang der Definition von Privilegien gemacht hat, gehörte sicherlich die Zuordnung des Rechts zur Ausführung der Operation SELECT FOR UPDATE zum einfachen SELECT-Privileg. Dadurch konnten Benutzer allerlei Unfug anstellen, weil die Operation recht massive Sperren erzeugt. In 12.1.0.2 gibt es jetzt das neue READ-Privileg, das SELECT FOR UPDATE explizit nicht mehr enthält. Den Hinweis auf diese Ergänzung habe ich bei Gary Myers gefunden.

Latest Oracle allows SELECT without SELECT…FOR UPDATE

Digging through a backlog of Oracle blogs, I came across an gem in a presentation from AMIS (on Slideshare). Got to bullet point 5 on slide 63 and boom !

You all know that when you grant SELECT on a table to a user, they can do a SELECT FOR UPDATE, locking records in the table and preventing other updates or deletes. [Some client tools may do that in the background. ]

Well finally Oracle (more...)

How many page views can Apex sustain when running on Oracle XE?

Always check out the original article at http://www.oraclequirks.com for latest comments, fixes and updates. While some people think that hosting a web site on top of Oracle XE can be hardly considered much more than a joke, I can claim instead, basing on my personal experience of the last 5 years, that for small sites it can be a perfectly reasonable choice, provided you have the technical

Submit from jQuery modal causing session state protection violation

Don’t you hate those nagging issues where you attempt a few fixes in vain, waste hours of your life, and then suddenly the issue just resolves itself? What’s worse than an issue that won’t go away is one that just resolves itself and you don’t know why. You don’t know if it is just hiding, waiting to reappear at some inconvenient time later (e.g. when the app goes live in Production).

I added the (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Summary: Oracle Lifted Us Up To The Cloud !

The AuraPlayer Team at OOW

The AuraPlayer Team Selfie at OOW

Another Oracle OpenWorld is behind us (when did it become October?) and as usual, it was fun to catch up with the members of my Oracle developer community, my ODTUG buddies and fellow ACEs. Cloud was definitely the hot topic on everyone’s mind this year, especially because Oracle announced their upcoming Oracle Mobile Cloud Services and released their Oracle Developer Cloud Service to production a few weeks before the (more...)

The moon is a sphere

I was fairly excited at the prospect of seeing tonight's lunar eclipse but I neglected to take into account not being able to see the eastern horizon from my house.

I missed most of the total but enjoyed the crescent of the partial eclipse re-emerging. It's amazing how distinct the shadow leading to the penumbra.

My friend said there will be some good shots in tomorrow's paper. I laughed and said here in the 21st (more...)

AUSOUG 2014 Perth Conference

It’s that wonderful time of year again – no, not talking about springtime, when I’m stalked by airborne grass pollens causing me to choke and gag all day. The sound of a lawnmower is enough to elicit a sneezing fit – and in Aussie springtime, that’s most weekends. (I’m so glad my wife does the mowing at our place, usually while I’m at work. My son is now old enough to do the mowing – (more...)

NYOUG Training Event: "High Performance PL/SQL" on Nov 7 2014

If you want to be able to create contemporary high-performing PL/SQL code, welcome to my training event in NYC (hosted by NYOUG) on November 7, 2014:

http://nyoug.org/event/nyoug-fall-2014-training-event-high-performance-plsql/?instance_id=258

I think, it is as important as ever to follow best practices for server-side development. There are lots of options that could get the job done "now", but very few that would survive for months/years. Also, there is a constant pressure from various "alternative" solutions to (more...)

SQL Developer Tipps

Nachdem ich im September bei sehr vielen Artikeln der Reihe 30 Posts in 30 Days von Jeff Smith den Eindruck hatte, dass da Features erwähnt werden, die ausgesprochen nützlich wären, wenn ich sqlplus gelegentlich beiseite legen würde, scheint's mir angemessen, den Index-Artikel zur Serie zu verlinken. Der SQL Developer ist wirklich ein großartiges Tool - insbesondere in Anbetracht seines Preises.

ORA-29339: tablespace block size 16384 does not match configured block sizes

Always check out the original article at http://www.oraclequirks.com for latest comments, fixes and updates. If you attempt to create a tablespace with a non-standard blocksize, say 16K, you get an exception like this: ORA-29339: tablespace block size 16384 does not match configured block sizes In order to create the tablespace, you'll need first to allocate a specific buffer for these blocks

Why the In-Memory Column Store is not used (II)

Now after some research - I detected one simple rule for provoking In-Memory scans :

Log File Sync, Log File Parallel Write und Durchschnittswerte

Nikolay Savvinov erläutert in seinem Blog die Probleme, die sich ergeben, wenn man die im AWR angezeigten Duchschnittswerte der Events Log File Sync (LFS) und Log File Parallel Write (LFPW) allzu ernst nimmt. Dazu noch mal eine minimale Definition der Events:
  • Log File Sync: ist das Event, auf das User-Sessions warten, die ein Commit abgesetzt haben, das vom LWGR verarbeitet werden soll.
  • Log File Parallel Write: ist das Event auf das der LWGR (more...)