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Groovy Sql and Oracle ‘Invalid column index’ SQLException

There are some minor potential dangers associated with Groovy’s def keyword. The Groovy style and language feature guidelines for Java developers provides some warnings about use of def. In this blog post, I demonstrate an advantage of being more expli… Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Musings about RMOUG Training Days 2013

I was only able to attend a portion of Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (RMOUG) Training Days 2013, but this was my 13th year to attend all or part of this conference (and my 11th year presenting). I have always enjoyed meeting and talking to the peop… Continue reading

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Scripted Reports with Groovy

Groovy has become my favorite scripting language and in this blog I look at some of Groovy’s features that make it particularly attractive for presenting text-based reports. The post will show how custom text-based reports of data stored in the databas… Continue reading

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Quickly Viewing Oracle Database Constraints

When I am working with an Oracle database, I still find myself using SQL*Plus for many quick and dirty database queries. In particular, I often look up constraints in SQL*Plus. In this post, I look at the Oracle database views and queries that I use mo… Continue reading

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Recent Software Development Posts of Interest – Early December 2011

I have run into several software development blog posts over recent weeks that I think are worth reading or keeping links to for future reference. I collect some of these in this post.

An apt Ending

In Java 8 news, Joseph D. Darcy’s post An apt endin… Continue reading

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Java at Oracle OpenWorld 2011

JavaOne 2011 and Oracle OpenWorld 2011 are being held at the same time (2-6 October 2011) in San Francisco again this year, but are considered completely separate conferences in 2011. However, this does not mean that Oracle OpenWorld won’t have Java-re… Continue reading

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Software Development Posts of Interest – 18 April 2011

There have been numerous insightful blogs and articles on Java and other software development in recent days. I reference and summarize some of these in this post because I think they’re worth a look.

Tips for Making a Developer’s Life Easier

In the… Continue reading

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Java and Oracle, One Year Later

It’s been just over a year since Oracle closed the deal to purchase Sun. With that in mind, the forthcoming Oracle Technology Network (OTN) TechCast “Java and Oracle, One Year Later,” is aptly named. It is scheduled for 10 am (Pacific Time) on Tuesday,… Continue reading

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MySQL and Other Topics in RMOUG SQL>Update Winter 2010 Edition

The Winter 2010 edition of RMOUG SQL>Update (the newsletter of the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group) arrived this week. It had several interesting articles that I’ll reference here. As usual, the newsletter was largely oriented toward database administration, but I still found some things of interest to developers.

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RMOUG SQL>Update Spring 2010 Highlights

The attractive full-color Spring 2010 edition of the RMOUG SQL>Update newsletter arrived this week and I read several things in it that I felt were worth mentioning in this blog post.  The three technical articles featured in this edi… Continue reading

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