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February 2012

Viewing Figures

It’s time for another landmark. The blog has just hit 2,500,000 views (taking three weeks less than the previous half million increment) – here’s a little breakdown on the numbers.

First the top five across the lifetime of the blog:

Google Connect is dead, long live the Google+ badge…

The Google Friend Connect badge I’ve been displaying on my website homepage and this blog is no more. Google have canned that widget.  Instead it’s been replaced by a Google+ badge. Unfortunately, the G+ badges currently only support Google+ pages, so I can’t connect it to my regular G+ profile, only the ORACLE-BASE.com G+ page. Not ideal, but that’s the way it goes. :)

Currently, the G+ badge options are not particularly WordPress widget friendly. Even the small option is a bit wider than the width of the sidebar on my blog theme.

Subquery Factoring

It’s always worth browsing through the list of Oracle’s bug fixes each time a new release or patch comes out because it can give you clues about where to look for problems in your production release – and how to anticipate problems on the upgrade. This article is an example of a fix that I found while while looking at the note for 11.2.0.3 quite recently.

Understanding Storage Masterclass – Dates Available

We've just booked the first European venue for the Understanding Storage Masterclass. I will be presenting the Masterclass on April 24/25 2012 at Prospero House in London, tickets are available HERE. I'm pretty excited to host this training session in my home country, and I hope to see you there!

Understanding Storage Masterclass – Dates Available

We've just booked the first European venue for the Understanding Storage Masterclass. I will be presenting the Masterclass on April 24/25 2012 at Prospero House in London, tickets are available HERE. I'm pretty excited to host this training session in my home country, and I hope to see you there!