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Oracle Resources

AskTom - AskTom, by Tom Kyte of Oracle Corporation, is easily one of the best Oracle question and answer sites on the web. - A general Oracle portal containing articles, scripts and excellent forums.

My Oracle Support (MOS) - Oracle online support services.

Oracle Certification - Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) homepage.

Oracle Corporation - Oracle corporate homepage.

Oracle Magazine - Online version of the Oracle magazine.

Oracle Technology Network - Central resource for all Oracle software, documentation and sample code.

Underground Oracle FAQ - An Oracle Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) site. - Jeff Hunter's DBA / Development Web Site - Oracle DBA, maintained by Connor McDonald, contains excellent technical documentation including the whimsical Custom Hit Ratiotool that shows you how many more unnecessary LIOs you need in order to raise your database buffer cache hit ratio to any number

Oracle Tools and Utilities

Dbvisit - Dbvisit is a real alternative for Oracle Data Guard without the cost and complexity, is more secure and works for Oracle 8i to 11g.

Oracle SQL Developer - Oracle SQL Developer is a free and fully supported graphical tool for database development. With SQL Developer, you can browse database objects, run SQL statements and SQL scripts, and edit and debug PL/SQL statements. You can also run any number of provided reports, as well as create and save your own. SQL Developer enhances productivity and simplifies your database development tasks.

PL/SQL Developer - PL/SQL Developer is an Integrated Development Environment that is specifically targeted at the development of stored program units for Oracle Databases.

TOAD - Empowers developers and DBAs to be more productive by providing an intuitive graphical user interface to Oracle. TOAD is a powerful, low-overhead tool that makes PL/SQL development faster and easier and simplifies database administration tasks.

Data Masker - The Data Masker sanitizes sensitive information in test databases by replacing it with realistic looking but false data.

DataBee - If you have large Oracle databases you almost certainly need smaller versions for testing, training or development. DataBee simplifies the process of creating referentially correct "subset" versions of these databases.

UnZip Utilities Download - Assorted unzip utilities for UNIZ platforms from Oracle.

Free Books

ProGit - Online and downloadable book.

Git Tutorials - Online tutorials.

SVNBook - Online and downloadable book.

News And Blogs

Andy C - Blog in isolation.

Doug's Oracle Blog - Oracle Musings and Animals

Eddie Awad's Blog - News, views, tips and tricks on Oracle, ColdFusion and other fun stuff.

Hotsos Happenings - Oracle. Performance. Now.

Johns Blog - John Scott's meandering thoughts.

Kevin Closson's Oracle Blog - Platform, Storage & Clustering Topics Related to Oracle Databases.

Mark Rittman's Oracle Weblog - News, views, tips and tricks on BI, Reporting and Data Warehousing using Oracle technology.

OraBlogs - OraBlogs aggregates blogs for the Oracle development community.

Oracle Newbies Blog

Oracle Performance

Oracle Scratchpad - The Jonathan Lewis blog.

Oracle Sponge - A Data Warehousing Resource

Oracle Stuff I Should Have Known !

Oracle WTF - Inspired by the marvellous, whose only fault is a shortage of Oracle examples. Well, yes, we could provide some, but we thought we'd do this instead.

OracleBlog - Let's think about how to solve our data problems using Oracle. Let's discuss different ways to get things done, and agree on what works the best. Let's share our tips, tricks and "gotchas". Let's enjoy working with Oracle more by sharing our stories.

Orawin.Info - Thoughts, discoveries and otherwise maybe useful stuff about the Oracle RDBMS

Pete Finnigan's Oracle security weblog -'s weblog is the only weblog dedicated to Oracle security.

Peter Scott - The rantings of a middle-aged computer consultant and generally nice person.

Radio Free Tooting - Notes from the Tooting Bec Underground (Andrew P, Clarke)

Scott Spendolini's Blog - Some random thoughts about starting a small business, Oracle HTML DB and other things.

Slashdot - News for nerds. Stuff that matters.

So What? - Incoherent ramblings about automating the role of Database Administrator in an Oracle Environment.

The Register - IT industry news.

The Tom Kyte Blog

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Favorite Software

Apache HTTP Server - The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT.

AVG AntiVirus - Free Edition - AVG Free Edition is the well-known anti-virus protection tool. AVG Free is available free-of-charge to home users for the life of the product. Available for Windows and Linux!

Bugzilla - Bugzilla is server software designed to help you manage software development.

PHP - PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.

phpBB - phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customizable Open Source bulletin board package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ.

phpMyAdmin - A tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web.

UltraEdit - UltraEdit the #1 selling, most powerful, value priced text editor available! The ideal text, HEX, HTML, PHP, Java, Perl, Javascript, and programmer's editor!

VMware - Powerful Virtual Machine Software for the Technical Professional.

WordPress - WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.


DSP global - DSP Global provides Oracle environment management and technical support services for eBusiness Suite and Database technologies, including R12 and 11g.

Hotsos Enterprises Ltd. - Hotsos (pronounced "hot sauce") is a company dedicated to Oracle system performance. At Oracle Corporation during the 1980s and 1990s, the consultants who became the principals at Hotsos improved performance at many of the largest, most complex Oracle sit

Ixora - Ixora, by Steve Adams, offers a rare depth of knowledge that is invaluable in complex problem diagnosis and resolution.

JL Computer Consultancy - An expert view on the Oracle (tm) database engine - Oracle consultancy with some free resources


Getting that First Oracle DBA Job

Best International - We deliver a range of services across both permanent and contract recruitment, and we specialise in telecoms, PC network support, PC development, business analysis, project management, Oracle, computer security and CRM/ERP amongst others.

Computer Futures - IT Recruitment Company

Computer People - Computer People was established in 1972 and has expanded rapidly by organic growth and acquisition to become Europe's largest and most successful IT Recruitment consultancy. We have evolved as one of the core companies within the $16 Billion Adecco Organi

Elan - Providing specialist IT recruitment services to find the best jobs for our applicants and the right solutions for our clients. - Jobserve is the most successful recruitment site of its kind. IT Recruitment agencies send us details of their latest requirements and we post the details onto our web site and keep them there for 5 working days. We also generate a neatly formatted list o

Oracle Jobs - TechnoJobs - Hundreds of UK and Europe Oracle jobs advertised online. - has been developed to provide a single, convenient, and effective way for Oracle Professionals and Employers to meet.

Progressive - Founded in 1990, Progressive IT Recruitment has an exceptional record of placing IT Professionals in both the contract and permanent markets throughout the UK and Europe.


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