Well, he didn't win the "whole" ArtPrize - no one person does. But Chris and his collaborators (known collectively as ABCD 83) won the juried prize in 3-D Art for "More or Less", a most awesome multimedia installation, combining found objects, music and video projection. This photo doesn't do it justice, but you probably won't read the rest of this post without a photo...
Why should you use stored programs? Great question, here’s my little insight into a situation that I heard about in a large organization.
A very large organization is having a technology argument. In someway, like politics, half-truth drives this type of discussion. This company has hundreds of databases and they’re about half SQL Server and Oracle. The argument (half-truth) states that using T-SQL or PL/SQL yields “spaghetti” code!
A few days ago I answered a question on OTN SQL and PL/SQL forum that prompted me to fiddle around with MONTHS_BETWEEN. I did discover something new that I wasn't aware of while developing an alternative MONTHS_BETWEEN implementation.The forum poster had a requirement where employee allowance was to be calculated based on a from and to date.
One of things I don't like about Oracle SQL Developer is that if you are browsing and clicking on tables, it can automatically open the table on the right side of the IDE.There is a simple way to switch that off, just heard how to switch this feature off.
Yesterday Bryn Llewellyn, Distinguished Product Manager, did a session called "PL/SQL Enhancements brought by the latest generation of database technology". The room was packed. For the upcoming release of the Oracle 12c database the enhancements were broken into three areas: