Friday, December 03, 2010

Working with Oracle 11g

As I continue to work on Oracle 11g, I am constantly reminded of a quote from Bertrand Russell:
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for advantage.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jeff,

Would you mind expanding on this post?

Btw, many thanks for all the information you've shared over the years! I remember learning so much from all your posts on dbasupport :)


Jeff Hunter said...

It's just that as I work more and more on 11g I have to go back to the fundamentals to verify how things work. Sometimes a feature may work as it did before, but since I might not use it much I forgot the details of it. Even with some simple concepts like the SGA and the instance processes, I find myself looking up the new processes along with reading about what (if anything) has changed with the old processes.

Anonymous said...

Ah, ok, thanks Jeff. My range of work is almost certainly much narrower than yours, but I too find myself re-reading the same documentation over and over. It's just become part of my work flow, I guess.

One new thing: I'm starting to spend time on supporting tools like Python's cx_Oracle and Clojure's sql libs....