By Gerald Venzl-Oracle on Aug 28, 2014
Hi everyone, my name is Gerald and this is a brand new blog about developing using Oracle technologies. I'm a developer in the UK and over the years I've seen far too many other developers who just try to reinvent the wheel over and over again, either due to lack of knowledge or lack of documentation. With this blog I want to put a stop to that. I intend to blog about how to use Oracle technologies to their full potential. Now, Oracle have a lot of technologies in their portfolio and unfortunately I can't be an expert in all of them so I will focus on my core competencies which are around the Database and Java. I will blog about questions I encounter in my day to day life, best practices, new ways of doing things and bust some old myths.
This blog is all about writing the right code so that you, the developer, gets the most out of the underlying technologies you use. Of course there are many ways that lead to Rome so note that I said the right code, not the best or only correct one. I will show you how things can be done which does not necessarily mean that it's the only way how they can be done. I will not blog about product releases, religious views on technologies or anything like that. I will also not focus on SQL or PL/SQL. For either of those please follow the domain experts out there: Tom Kyte and Steve Feuerstein
With this blog I intent to create much more of a platform for developers rather than just a blog. Please do engage with me on all levels. Leave comments and questions, suggest topics you would like to see covered and problems that you're facing; and follow me on Twitter for updates.
Code samples and small programs that will result out of this blog will be available on GitHub amongst other things that I code in my free time. You may find older things on my SourceForge profile and you may see me engaging on StackOverflow. In each of my posts I will specify the version number and whether it's a cost option for the technology in question. Thereby you will know whether the post might be outdated by newer releases and whether you are about to use licensable parts of the technology.
And with that we better get started...