Stone Soup for the E-Business Suite DBA Community

From its humble beginnings back in April, this little blog seems to have grown to be regarded as a serious resource for E-Business Suite DBAs.  Both I and my fellow Oracle bloggers are pleased by your feedback -- keep it coming!  With over 60,000 hits a month and still steadily climbing, it seems like there's a real demand for this kind of information.

Get Into the Act

If you've spent any time at all as an Apps DBA, you've likely bumped into unexpected problems, made obvious mistakes, developed some time-saving techniques, or had an epiphany after deciphering some particularly cryptic Oracle documentation. 

If so, I'd like to encourage you to contribute to our Stone Soup.  The global dialogue and knowledge base would be enriched by your own experiences.  The E-Business Suite needs you!  Here are some ideas on how you can participate:

  • Drop in on the E-Business Suite Oracle Technology network forums and post something, from time to time
  • Comment on -- or contribute to -- some of the existing websites and blogs covering this area (more on that in a minute)
  • Start your own wiki, blog, or even a full-blown website if you're feeling even more ambitious
  • Participate in the Oracle Applications User Group Special Interest Group of your choice
My Own Reading List

In case you haven't already stumbled across these in my own annotated site list, here are a few of the notable external sites that I read regularly for their insights into how people are really using the E-Business Suite (in alphabetical order):
  • Eddie Awad's Blog - an eclectic mix of tips, cross-references, and observations about Oracle-related things, including the E-Business Suite
  • The Feature by Marian Crkon (with
    guest bloggers like Floyd Teter) - A wide array of practical news and
    articles about both functional and technical E-Business Suite topics

  • My Oracle EBS DBA Blog by Bas Klaassen - Interesting tips, observations, and detailed chronicles of a real Apps DBA working with the E-Business Suite
  • OracleAppsBlog by Richard Byrom - Occasional postings from a busy Apps DBA
  • Oracle Apps DBA by Atul Kumar - Frequent in-depth posts from an Apps DBA with a experience in a wide range of E-Business Suite technologies

  • The Oracle EBS Developer by Andries Hanakom - Occasional technical postings with tips from a developer building extensions on top of the E-Business Suite

  • ORCLville by Floyd Teter - Thoughtful observations and insights on the impact of E-Business Suite strategic directions on organizations and Apps DBAs
  • Oracle Applications DBA Blog - An interesting site with a particularly strong emphasis on explanations of core E-Business Suite techstack concepts, tools, and utilities
As usual, my links to these sites don't imply that Oracle endorses them, agrees with everything they have to say, or even that what they say is accurate.  But they're always interesting, nonetheless, and I look forward to seeing what you contribute to this growing pot of Stone Soup.


thanks for this post, for me i tried to start my own blog but every time i tried to post something i found it in your blog or the on others i am really intrestd to share knowladeg and i am alredy sharing in most of the blogs and in the oracle forums under the name of (fadi hasweh) and soon i will start posting in my own blog even thoght most of the subject have been coverd, if you have any hint that you can give please do. i sept most of my free time on the blogs/frorum and email list that are realed to oracel apps dbas.

thank you all for your effort.

fadi hasweh

Posted by Fadi Hasweh on November 28, 2006 at 01:14 AM PST #

Good luck with your new blog, Fadi.  I look forward to seeing how it evolves.Regards,Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on November 28, 2006 at 05:31 AM PST #

Fadi, I've forwarded your blog's information to our OTN editors for their consideration.  Good luck!Regards,Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on November 29, 2006 at 04:03 AM PST #

thank you for your support steven, i was wondering if you can help to list my blog on the non-employ part under, this will give me the chace to other to see the blog and it force me to keep posting.

thank you in advanced
fadi hasweh
oracle apps dba

Posted by Fadi Hasweh on November 29, 2006 at 05:27 AM PST #

thank you steven, i would like to inform you that i started posting on my blog and it really feels great.

fadi hasweh
Oracle is not Magic, it just takes years of experience

Posted by Fadi Hasweh on November 29, 2006 at 09:08 PM PST #

Hello Steve,
This is Sam from the true the start of your blog has thrown the doors open to a variety of blogs on this subject.
Just noticed that the appsdbablog is also not a part of you get that listed as well.

Posted by Sam on November 30, 2006 at 07:08 PM PST #

Hi, Sam,Good to hear from you; thanks for your comments.  Your blog is providing some real value to your readers, and I hope that you're seeing some good exchanges with the community.  Thanks for your continued efforts there.I've submitted your blog for the consideration of our OTN Editors.  Good luck!Regards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on December 01, 2006 at 06:29 AM PST #

hi Steven,
This post inspired me a lot when i saw your post a few months before.
I decided to maintain my own blog for Application Developer Newbies.
I will update my blog atleast one a week.
I working on my posts' contents from the last couple of months.
I want to maintain a forum too.
My fav. blogs are,,
and urs blog.
I request you to keep visiting my blog regularly and keep advising me to maintain the qualily in blog's contents.
I also request you to help to list my blog on the non-employ part under, this will boost my confidence of becoming An ORACLE ACE MEMBER in a few years.

Shravan Deekonda

Posted by Shravan Deekonda on May 15, 2007 at 07:24 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

I started my blog on Oracle Apps Technology on I'll be updating it regularly with experiences faced with Oracle Apps Technology in my capacity as an ERP Technical Architect.

Thanks and regards,

- Vikram Das

Posted by Vikram Das on July 05, 2007 at 08:48 AM PDT #

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