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Translated books in Chinese

I have just received copies of my Effective MySQL series that are available in Chinese. The picture speaks more than words.

Tweaking the Weekly Quizzes at the PL/SQL Challenge

We've decided a couple of things:

  1. Enough with the really dull names as in "Weekly SQL Quiz".
  2. It's time to start up Deja Vu quizzes for SQL, Database Design, and Logic.
So starting on 4 April 2015 (just shy of the fifth anniversary of the PL/SQL Challenge)....
SQL Quizzes
We will rename and continue the weekly SQL quiz as Select from SQL.

And we will add a Deja Vu SQL quiz.

Connecting two Open vSwitches to create a L2 connection between sites

Recently I played with Open vSwitch and it’s awesome! Open vSwitch is a multilayer virtual switch and it brings a lot of flexibility in the way you can create interfaces and bridges in Linux. It’s also a Linux distribution independent way to configure these things. Switching in software! To create a bridge, simply run: You can also […]

RECOVER DATABASE TEST

I logged into an Oracle 12.1 database and ran the ALTER DATABASE BEGIN BACKUP command. This told Oracle I was about to start a hot backup:

AOUG - Real World Performance Tour

This week, Tom Kyte, Graham Wood and Andrew Holdsworth were present in Europe for several dates. One of the events was organised by the Austrian Oracle User Group (AOUG) in collaboration with the German and Swiss User Group (DOAG and SOUG) and I had the chance to be there to attend to one session of the Real Worl Performance tour session in Vienna.

PowerPoint 2013 Always Starts Minimized

This post has nothing to do with Oracle or Enterprise Manager at all, so if that’s all you’re interested in you can stop reading now.

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