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Redgate Source Control for Oracle

At the KScope12 conference Redgate held a live lab to develop their new tool: Redgate Source Control for Oracle. I was involved then already to help make this tool work the way developers want. To help everyone use this tool Redgate is friendly to provide me with two (2) five (5) user licenses to their […]

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PL/SQL Developer plugins

As the people at Allround Automations are working hard to release version 10 of their great application PL/SQL Developer, I have been busy checking/rebuilding/extending my plugins. I have added toolbar buttons to all of commands supplied by my plugins. I am not done yet. I have some more plugins to do, but I will do […]

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Version Control

When building software you often make a lot of changes to your code, only to find out is isn’t working anymore. What change broke the code? What was the previous, working, version like? Can I go back in time to undo my changes? And if you are working in a team: Who made the last […]

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Timing in PL/SQL

In my current project I wanted to add some timing to the logging the code already does. So I started my search for a good timing package. My first idea was to download PL/Vision and use the timer that is in there. Installing this was not as simple as I hoped it to be. The […]

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Using Table Functions

Overview of table functions Table functions are functions that produce a collection or rows (either a nested table or a varray) that can be queried like a physical database table. You use a table function like the name of a database table, in the FROM clause of a query. The difference with a physical database […]

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OPP Brussels

Coming Wednesday the first edition of the OPP conference in Europe will start. I will be doing a presentation on Thursday on one of my favorite tools: PL/SQL Developer. I will be attending a lot of PL/SQL oriented sessions like ‘The Helsinki Declaration’ by Toon Koppelaars and for instance the ‘SOA for PL/SQL developers’ by […]

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OPP 2010

On October 27th and 28th the combined OPP (Oracle PL/SQL Programming) and APEXposed conference is coming to Europe. To Brussels to be exact. I have had the privilege to attend these conferences since the first one in 2005. The nice thing about this conference is that it is the only conference (at least that I […]

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