ODTUG Kaleidoscope – The countdown begins…

Doug Gault PERSONAL 2 Comments

As many of you know, ODTUG Kaleidoscope runs from June 21-25 in Monterey, California. Topics covered will range from Essbase and Hyperion, BI and Data Warehousing, SOA, BPM to my favorite, Application Express. This year there are over 40+ APEX related presentations, a number of which will be presented by Oracle ACE and ACE DIRECTORS. Pretty exciting stuff if you’re …

The trouble with DBMS_XPLAN…

Doug Gault DATABASE, PERFORMANCE 2 Comments

As some of you may know, I used to be the Product Development Director for Hotsos. Part of my job entailed work the Laredo product, which helps identify potentials performance problem areas when making changes to your database structure, indexes, statistics, init parameters, etc. Recently I was called back in on a particularly sticky problem that one of their customers …

JavaScript and Dates.

Doug Gault APEX 2 Comments

If you’ve ever tried to work with date manipulation and formatting in JavaScript, then you know what a hassle it can be. While trying to solve a particularly itchy problem with dates, I ran across this post by Steven Levithan that everyone should be aware of. He’s put together a very nice little Java Script library that lets you format …

Add my name to the blog role.

Doug Gault PERSONAL 2 Comments

Well, I’ve finally succumbed to peer pressure. I’ve been getting hounded by many and varied people to join the infamous blogosphere and splat my thoughts and opinions out on the web for everyone to see. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m a big fan of blogs, and read and/or monitor many blogs every day (see my Blog List to the …