Monthly Archives: March 2007

Useful Utilities

I was thinking I should start small list with the utilities I use everyday. They are installed on my laptop, but what if I get a new one, or when I have to do a ‘re-install’. Always running: Trillian. Trillian™ is a fully featured, stand-alone, skinnable chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, […]

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Parameters in Oracle

Until today I was under the impression that parameters in PL/SQL were unrestricted in size. That is only partially correct. I was playing around with a simple script to swap two variables without introducing a temporary variable (I know, completely useless, but fun to think about a bit). I created the following package CREATE OR […]

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Codegen utility and plug-in

Yesterday, I made a (beta) version available of a utility and a PL/SQL Developer plugin to access the code generated by Qcgu (CodeGen). The fun thing about these two apps is, that they share the same codebase. The plug-in uses the callback functions provided by PL/SQL Developer, while these functions have been implemented in a […]

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CodeGen available

As of now, Quest CodeGen Utility is available from the ToadWorld website. I agreed to Steven to be the administrator of the supplied forum to try and answer all the questions you might have. Between my family life, my fulltime job and the time difference (I live in Europe) I hope to be able to […]

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Flying back…

From a nice trip to San Francisco. Most importantly it was to attend the OPP2007, but we got to do some sight-seeing as well. Of course there was the Golden Gate Bridge, Fishermans Warf, the boatride on the bay where we got to see the Golden Gate Bridge from a completely different perspective and of […]

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OPP2007

After being in classes for two days I think OPP2007 was a big success. I have seen some (though not all) good speakers and they provided me with some nice ideas I can probably use in my future work. As soon as we upgrade most of the databases to a more recent version (we are […]

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