I think I’m done with the script for my Toastmaster’s talk: pdf
It’s Toastmaster’s talk 3 “Get to the Point” so I’m trying to do a 5-7 minute talk that focuses on how Oracle’s SQL optimizer sometimes chooses a slow plan. It’s tough to say anything meaningful in 7 minutes and I’m not using any kind of slides so I have to describe everything verbally.
But, it’s a topic I’m passionate about so I (more...)
I just finished working with a coworker on speeding up a PS/Query. It was running well in a development environment but not in production. I tried to find a simple hint or two to make production run like development but didn’t have any luck. Then I remembered that my script to get a query’s plan prints out a full set of outline hints like this:
/*+ BEGIN_OUTLINE_DATA USE_HASH_AGGREGATION(@"SEL$E903463E") (more...)
Supporting an enterprise software system like Oracle WebCenter is no easy task. Technical complexities, customizations, and multiple versions make it difficult to resolve issues quickly and keep the system up and running. Without a dedicated and knowledgeable support team, WebCenter environments can suffer from system downtime, poor performance, and frustrated users.
Join Fishbowl Solutions for a webinar as they discuss their Oracle WebCenter technical support offerings. These offerings include specific technical services to support WebCenter (more...)
Here’s a quick list of several new EM CLI verbs and a few deprecated verbs in OEM 18.104.22.168:
New verb > modify_monitoring_agent
Deprecated > resyncAgent
Deprecated > get_signoff_status
New verb > grant_bipublisher_roles
New verb > revoke_bipublisher_roles
New verb > add_blackout_reason
New verb > add_chargeback_entity
New verb > assign_charge_plan
New verb > assign_cost_center
New verb > create_charge_entity_type
New verb > create_charge_item
New verb > delete_charge_item
New verb > export_charge_plans
New verb > export_custom_charge_items
I think I’ve run across a bug in 12c where v$sql_cs_statistics is not populated in 12c as it was in 22.214.171.124.
I’ve messed with adaptive cursor sharing using an example on Tim Hall’s web site: web example
I’ve tried to break it and change it in various ways to understand adaptive cursor sharing. I was using some 11g databases and on those systems the example results in output from v$sql_cs_statistics. (more...)
We have a Senior Oracle DBA position open on my team here in Tempe, Arizona.
Here is the link: url This link is for non-recruiters only.
We have a good team and would love to have someone join us.
I guess I should have waited around a bit longer before taking my 12c OCP upgrade exam. I purchased Kaplan’s Self Test software to prepare for the 12c OCP upgrade exam but it only included 50 questions and they only covered the first part of the OCP exam – the part I passed!
Fridays word is ultracrepidarianism: the habit of giving opinions or advice outside ones sphere of knowledge or competence.
Use: today I shall be wading through a sea of ultracrepidarianism, just like yesterday, but today I shall have a collective noun to use. And a few less opinions to give.
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Next up in the ‘hit list’ of topics on the way to specialisation is the Security Specialist. Fusion Security was designed with Role Based Access Control (RBAC) at its heart, allowing separation of duties for Sarbanes Oxley compliance easier to achieve, so that should make it easier to pick up, given my history of PeopleSoft. Let’s dive in …
There are a number of different role types in Fusion. My first impression is (more...)
If you speak german and you are interested in quality assurance for your ADF projects you should come and attend my presentation at DOAG Development on 06/04/2014 in Dusseldorf.
I will show you, how you can implement in the JDeveloper IDE and in Continous Integration server Jenkins:
- static code analysis with PMD, FindBugs and Checkstyle
- Commit tests with JUnit, Mockito and Powermock for Mockito
- Code coverage for commit tests with JaCoCo
- Acceptance tests with JUnit (more...)
Whether you already have or are planning to build an Oracle WebCenter-based intranet, extranet or customer portal, its overall success hinges on its time to market, ability to scale, and the presence of user productivity tools. Attend this webinar to see how Fishbowl’s Portal Solution Accelerator (PSA) can provide an extensible framework that bundles reusable templates and page layouts, standards-based portlets, and in-place security administration. Join us to discover how this framework can be applied (more...)
If you’re applying for permanent positions and not getting hired even though you have the skills the organizations asks for, consider whether you are proving your ability to learn new things.
I’m often talking to people who believe their 20 years of experience with technology X or Y should make them shoo-ins for a job. However, they are not getting hired.
The reason is that a modern organization can’t depend on the same skill being (more...)
The #enkitecworlddomination bus has a few new stops on the tour…
Today was a pretty big day at Enkitec – one that probably comes as a shock to many people. In case you haven’t heard, Enkitec has been acquired by Accenture, which still sounds a little weird, to be honest. I’ve pretty much spent my entire career working a small shop (well, everything is small compared to Accenture), and I’m sure that there will be a (more...)
Websockets allow you to communicate bidirectional and full duplex over TCP, between your server and different kind of clients (browser’s, JavaFX… ). It’s basically a push technology, where, for example events or data originating from the server or a client, can be pushed to all (more...)