Thursday, March 26, 2009

DBQuest, JSON and GZIPP, EBS, Content Management, Eclipse, Humor

Incredibally Useful Waste of Time Department: DB Quest

Eddite Awad came across DBQuest, a game to test your general database knowledge (not Oracle specific, that I can determine). I clarified two things running through it: 1) I forgot a lot from the days I was an active DBA and reading more database books than business books 2) I stink at games, even simple ones like this with a little guy running around a maze. I only scored in the mid 20 K range. Not even close to the 'leader board'. Give it a whirl. It's fun and will help you remember that there's a big world of relational database theory and fundamental concepts out there that we sometimes forget in the day to day workings of keeping the applications up and the users happy.

Ok, another Oracle-related acronym I've never heard  of: JSON. That's Java-Script Object Notation. Jim's PeopleSoft blog pointed out a blog I hadn't seen before, the Database Geek blog,  and a posting on JSON over there. Over at Jim's blog there's an excellent item on a technique he came up with for saving time/increasing performance when using GZIPPs.


This week from the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:

Please note the last one. If, for some reason, you need to continue using, please get in touch with your Support Delivery Manager or other key POC for Oracle Support to discuss your options.

Content Management

A recording of the latest quarterly customer webcast, along with links to a batch of useful resources, is available over at the Oracle ECM Alerts blog.


Using Eclipse with Oracle? There's a good link to interviews and other material from the recent EclopseCon. Here's the link at the OTN Tech blog: Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g Released


Terminology is the key. On a customer concall the other day we jokingly brought up integrating a social networking app into their application. I followed up on it. The key to getting this past the executives is buzzwords and technology. Here's a justification I suggest:

"We are exploring implementing a new cloud-computing component of our enterprise application. It's a Web 2.0 component called Trans-World Inter-Terminal Teleconferencing Emergency Relay."
Don't mention Java. It's not on the current buzz word list.

1 comment:

andry said...

json is a very interesting language to be used. very good tutorial and can hopefully help me in building json in the application that I created for this lecture. thank you

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