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Oracle PL/SQL (Procedural Language/Structured Query Language) resources, news, and support articles.

WYSIWIG HTML Editing in Version 2.2 of PL/SQL Challenge

Many players have had the pleasure of submitting a quiz and then seeing it played by hundreds of developers aroudn the world. If you have not yet done so, I encourage you to give it a try.

Other players review quizzes to help us make sure they are free of errors and as interesting as can be.

All of these people provide content that usually benefits from HTML tags, especially showing code in a fixed font format.

A Discussion Forum on the PL/SQL Challenge?

A player submitted this request yesterday:


I just wonder that are you planning to open forum in pl/sql challenge?
Because I really would like to discuss and talk about quizzes. I think
the only shortage in this site is forum. There should be a forum for
users in order to discuss and talk about quizzes. Please do something for

Thanks for your help."

Display Errors with Zend

Someone asked how to display errors in the HTML output when they test PHP scripts with the Zend Server CE. Here are the two screen shots that help you enable the display of error and warning messages in your HTML display.

Loey and her Dad: Stars at 1871 Grand Opening

Chris won a commission to create a mural, in collaboration with his friend Dan Ezra Lang, at 1871, a new "incubator" for startups here in Chicago ( Very high profile initiative and big feather in Chris's cap to have gotten the commission.


1871 threw a big grand opening celebration last night and Chris put us on the guest list to attend.

Zend CE has a Worm?

After updating the AVGFree virus definitions, I was surprised to find that Zend CE (Community Edition) 4.0.6 had a reported worm in the JavaServer.exe file. There was greater surprise when Zend CE 5.3.9 (5.6.0-SP1) also had the same reported worm.

This is the message identifying the worm (click on it to see a full size image), and you can read about this particular worm on the Mcafee site or the AVG threat labs site:

Collaborate 2012 – Day 4

Last day of Collaborate 2012 and Scott Spendolini, Sumneva, gave a great presentation on APEX. Only caught the beginning Jan Visser’s Perl presentation because of the distance to the Luxor from the Mandalay South Conference Center and anticipated queuing time for checkout.

We can now look forward to Collaborate 2013 in Denver, Colorado.

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