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Happy Christmas from

Happy Christmas to everyone out there, whether they observe the whole Christmas thing or not.
I often take a look at the website stats on occasions like this to see who is hanging about and this is what I can see at 08:00 UK time on Christmas day morni…

Skin Game

Skin Game by Jim Butcher is the 15th book in The Dresden Files series.
For a quick recap, Harry Dresden is a wizard for hire. Look him up in the Chicago Yellow Pages. Magic is real. Ghosts are real. Fairies are tall, so beautiful it’s almost pa…

Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 3.0 on Tomcat 7

What started out being a quick dabble with Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 3.0 spawned a bunch of different things…
First, I needed a fresh APEX installation to play around with. Most of the APEX stuff I’ve been using recently has been a…

The importance of backups and disaster recovery plans

Having tweeted, “When was the last time you practised the recovery of each of your production databases?”, a few days before, I was presented with a very real DR situation for my website.
On Wednesday my website went down while I was at my…

Fun : Endorse my “new” skills…

For a bit of fun I’ve added the following “new” skills to my LinkedIn profile.

Crocodile Wrestling
Plate Spinning
Fragile Methodologies

It would be really cool if we could get them to the top 4 in the list of my endorsed ski…

WordPress 4.1 “Dinah”

WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” has been born.
The upgrade will probably happen automatically in a few days, but if you go on to you blog now you can force the update. We will no doubt get a 4.1.1 very soon, as this always seems to happen.
There is…

Develop against the versions in the Yum repositories!

I saw a tweet by Simon Haslam at the weekend that read,
“I’m v surprised to read that @Atlassian Stash needs newer git than in the latest RHEL/OL6 repos!”
I had a similar experience at the weekend too, but this time with Oracle REST …

Fragile Manifesto

The Fragile Manifesto has been moved to a new location.
Fragile Manifesto
Fragile Manifesto was first posted on December 12, 2014 at 10:50 am.©2012 “The ORACLE-BASE Blog”. Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If …

Fedora 21 : Oracle 11g and 12c Installations

Fedora 21 has arrived and it’s now delivered in three focussed flavours (Workstation, Server and Cloud). This of course resulted in the usual articles from me.

Fedora 21 (F21) Installation
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) Installation On Fed…

Riga Dev Day 2015

Over the weekend I booked my flights and hotel for the Riga Dev Day on January 22nd.
It’s my first time in Latvia, so I look forward to seeing everyone out there!
Riga Dev Day 2015 was first posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:09 pm.©20…