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Riga Dev Day 2015 : The Main Event

The event was held at a cinema in a shopping mall. We even got a free popcorn ticket. Awesome! I missed the starting keynote, which was a pity because everyone said it was really cool. So my day went as follows.
Krasimir Tsonev : Using Node.js for ev…

JSON for APEX Developers (part 2)

In the previous post we created a service that allowed us to give our data in JSON format.Now let’s focus on consuming that JSON. In this post I want to show how to use JSON data in the client (your browser), in a future post I’ll show how to use JSON …

JSON for APEX Developers (part 1)

After my post Generate nested JSON from SQL with ORDS and APEX 5 I got some requests to explain more about REST and JSON, so let me start with JSON. I’ll go more into REST in some future posts.JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation, it’s …

Mash up Oracle Cloud Application Web Services with Web APIs and HTML5 APIs

No more an “honorary” but now a full-blown member of the AppsLab team, I gave a presentation at the Chicago & Dubai Oracle Usability Advisory Board in November on REST and Web APIs and how they can facilitate the transition from on-p…

Datafile without backups – how to restore?

Have you ever had a problem with restoring datafiles without any backups available? It’s easy, of course if you have all archived logs from the time datafile was created. Please check it here: Re-Creating Data Files When Backups Are Unavailable. Moreov…

Dowsing for Smarties

I have been a tad skeptical about the usefulness of smart watches, but my colleague Julia Blyumen has changed my thinking.
In her recent blog post, Julia noted that a smart watch could become both a detector and a universal remote control for all IoT …

Riga Dev Day 2015 : The Journey Begins

My first flight was 06:20, so I had to leave the house at 04:00, which meant getting up at about 03:00. Yuck!
The first flight was about 90 minutes from Birmingham to Frankfurt, with the smoothest landing I can ever remember in a plane the size of an A…

Partition gotchas

Two minor partition gotchas on partition extent sizing and on the number of partitions in an interval partitioned.
First – old news – note that initial extent size for partitioned tables changed in 11.2.0.2.
Somehow this passed me by and I …

LOB Space

Following on from a recent “check the space” posting, here’s another case of the code not reporting what you thought it would, prompted by a question on the OTN database forum about a huge space discrepancy in LOBs.
There’s a fa…

Oracle Node.js Database Driver

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the first release of the Official Oracle Node.js Driver and Christopher Jones (@ghrd) just tweeted this –

 
So I hopped over to the Github repository to take a look and try it out…
…I’m ver…