Tag Archives: Oracle

Oracle Midlands Event #8 : Summary

*+-Last night was Oracle Midlands Event #8 sponsored by Redgate. There was a problem with the projector, but fortunately there were a couple of large TV screens, so it didn’t have to be a complete no-slide zone. Neither of the talks relied on displaying lots of code, so I don’t think this caused a big problem. […]

VirtualBox 4.3.24

*+-VirtualBox 4.3.24 has been released. Downloads and changelog are in the usual places. Regarding the upgrades: Fedora 21 : No problems. Mac OS X Yosemite : No problems. Windows 7 : I had to use the task manager to kill the “VBoxNetDHCP.exe” and “VBoxSVC.exe” processes from the current installation before the upgrade could continue. Once […]

Birmingham City University (BCU) Talk

*+-Last year I spoke at the UKOUG Next Gen event at Birmingham City University (BCU). One of the lecturers, Stuart Hutchison, from BCU saw me speaking and asked if I was interested in coming to speak to the students about Oracle. He’s trying to get a handful of external speakers to come in during the year and […]

Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) in 12c and RTFM Carefully

*+-I keep thinking I’m moving forward with this Oracle database 12c stuff, but around every corner there is another surprise. A few days ago I was setting up a demo for Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) in 12c using my existing articles (10g, 11g). That’s when I noticed things had changed, so I had to use an […]

VirtualBox 4.3.22

*+-VirtualBox 4.3.22 arrived yesterday, and here was me thinking it was dead. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. Happy upgrading! Cheers Tim…

Statistics Collection Enhancements on Oracle Database 12c

*+-I’ve been having a play around with the enhancements to the statistics collection in 12c. I’ve put together this top-level post with links to all my other articles on this subject. Statistics Collection Enhancements in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) Here are the new articles it links to. Session-Private Statistics for Global Temporary Tables in […]

Oracle Midlands : Event #8

*+-Oracle Midlands Event #8 is now confirmed and one of the speakers looks rather familiar! Thanks again to Redgate for sponsoring the event, allowing it to remain free! Put the date in your diary. See you there! Cheers Tim…

Riga Dev Day 2015 : The Journey Home

*+-The morning didn’t start well. I woke up several times in the night feeling pretty bad. The combination of a cold, general lack of sleep and too much beer was not great. I don’t drink very often, so it doesn’t take much to make me feel bad. I went down for breakfast with a few […]

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 everything or what it is to write a book about […]

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 A320. I was meant to have a 65 […]