Tag Archives: Oracle

Oracle Midlands : Event #7

*+-The line-up for the Oracle Midlands Event #7 has been put on the website. You can see the details here. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it as I’ll be at the Riga Dev Day in Latvia. This will be the first Oracle Midlands I’ve missed. Cheers Tim…

OTN APAC 2014 : Beijing Interviews

*+-While we were in Beijing on the OTN APAC Tour, some of use were asked to do some media interviews. You can see them here: Me Francisco Munoz Alvarez Bjoern Rost I don’t like seeing myself on video, because it reminds me I don’t look like Brad Pitt. Cheers Tim…

Oracle Midlands Event #6 : Summary

*+-Last night was the Oracle Midlands Event #6 with Bjoern Rost. Let’s start with the important stuff! I am now the proud owner of an Oracle Press bear! I didn’t technically win it, but one of the people who did donated it to me. This was the right thing to do for two reasons. (1) […]

Oracle Database 12c : EXPAND_SQL_TEXT, APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT, Session Sequences and Temporary Undo

*+-While I was away on the OTN APAC tour, I wasn’t really able to sink my teeth into anything, so inspired by Connor McDonald‘s session in Perth, I decided to write up a few bits and pieces in my free moments in the hotels and planes (when I had enough elbow room to type). Here […]

OTN APAC 2014 : Summary

*+-As you will have seen from my last post, I’m back in Birmingham after completing the OTN APAC 2014 tour. Here is a list of all the posts I wrote over the course of the tour. OTN APAC 2014 : The Journey to Perth OTN APAC 2014 : Perth – Day 1 OTN APAC 2014 […]

OTN APAC 2014 : Auckland to Birmingham

*+-Everything went smoothly at Auckland airport. Boarding an A380 takes quite a bit of time and I was near the front of the plane, so I was in the last group to board. Fortunately there was loads of room for hand luggage and the seat was pretty good. The people too my right were a […]

VirtualBox 4.3.20

*+-Just got home to find VirtualBox 4.3.20 has been released. I’ve just installed it on MaC (Yosemite), Fedora 20 and Windows 7 with no dramas so far. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. Cheers Tim…

OTN APAC 2014 : Auckland – Day 2

*+-My day 2 at the conference started with my analytic functions session. I’m always a bit worried I oversimplify things, but people seem to appreciate it, so perhaps I’m just being paranoid. I’m sure the feedback will let me know. Next I went to Chris Muir‘s session of Developing Web and Mobile Dashboards with Oracle ADF. I […]

OTN APAC 2014 – Auckland – Day 1

*+-So it was really day 2 of the conference, but it was day 1 for me, so that’s the way I’m naming it… There were seven tracks available, but I’ll be speaking about what I saw… First up was the keynote by Tim Ebbeck called 10 Rules of Transformational Leadership. I’m not the biggest fan of […]

OTN APAC 2014 : Auckland Day Off

*+-The first day of the Auckland conference was made up of hands-on labs and workshops. I wasn’t presenting, so I arranged to meet up with some friends and have a play day. On my way out of the hotel I saw Osama Mustafa, who is still looking buff like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. On […]