LinuxWorld; Oracle PHP Books; NCLOBS
By cj on Aug 09, 2006
Why say one thing when you can say three?
First up, Joel Becker will be standing in for me at my LinuxWorld presentation next week. I'm in the process of getting a work visa for the US, and have been advised to avoid confusing/upsetting the INS by travelling there. Joel and I are working closely on the talk and it's looking good.
Second, Mladen Gogala reports his Easy Oracle PHP book is available for ordering. Yeah! I'll blog about this in detail later.
Finally, Antony merged support for Oracle's NCLOB datatype to PHP 5.2. From an Oracle manual: "NCLOB values are stored in the database in a format that is compatible with UCS-2, regardless of the national character set. Oracle translates the stored Unicode value to the character set requested on the client or on the server, which can be fixed-width or variable-width. When you insert data into an NCLOB column using a variable-width character set, Oracle converts the data into a format that is compatible with UCS-2 before storing it in the database." NCLOBS allow efficient character-based random access.