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Third International NoCOUG SQL & NoSQL Challenge!

For anyone into using their SQL skills creatively, and getting out of the boring SQL-coding daily routine … here is a puzzle that is both entertaining and challenging, and with a real prize for the winner! Official abstract: “In this challenge (see page 25), the Wicked Witch of the...
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An improved OakTable web site

Today the new OakTable web site, www.oaktable.net, has been published: many thanks to Kurt Van Meerbeeck (that I’m told worked the most on the site), James Morle and Marco Gralike! I really like (besides the light and modern look) the aggregator of the OakTable members’ blogs –...
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tweet …

For people that have asked – I’m not blogging simply because I’m feverishly working on a tool of mine that I’m very fond of :) Guess what it does from the following next two screenshots …

An interview with Mark Townsend

While attending the 11gR2 launch event in Milan last Thursday, I had the distinguished opportunity (invited, as a blogger, by the Oracle team that was organizing the event) to meet Mark Townsend and exchange a few words about the new features of 11gR2 and the Oracle database in general as well. ...
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NoCOUG’s “First international SQL challenge”

Just a short note to tell my friends that I have been bestowed the August Order of the Wooden Pretzel, that is, that I won the NoCOUG’s “First international SQL challenge” with this solution. I’m especially happy to see that, after (way too) many years since graduation, I...
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