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Apex is a great tool for rapid web applications based on Oracle Database. It’s free, and if you’re happy with Oracle XE’s limitations, then it’s perfect, you have the database free as well. I’ve been following APEX for long time ago, since it was called HTML DB, and wrote 2+ years ago a guide how to install APEX on XE.

Now APEX 4.0.1 is GA and most of the people would like to upgrade. It’s very simple.

1. Download APEX from OTN
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Approx. 4 months after the Linux release, the Windows version of 11gR2 arrived on OTN silently.


Just 64bit version for the moment, but I’m sure the 32bit version will follow soon. Considering the fact there is nothing on corporate blogs or on eDelivery, I’m sure they will make it public after both version will be available, most probably after Easter.

Regarding the version itself, I used the beta versions and will definitely recommend it.

LATER UPDATE (6th of April): 32bit version has just arrived on OTN here.

Enjoy!

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I recently read SQL Developer 2.1 book by Sue Harper, published by Packt Publishing (thanks Veena).

Oracle SQL Developer 2.1 by Sue Harper

In a few words: I’m impressed. It’s a must read for everybody who’s working with Oracle.

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I’m a constant user of Google Analytics. It’s a great piece of software with lots of useful reports, easy to read and to understand. However, I was never curious how far I can go with it.

Last week I had a discussion with someone in Oracle about Real-Time Decision (RTD) Server and Real User Experience Insight (RUEI), so I decided to find out first all the capabilities of Google Analytics.
After half of day of reading the course materials on Google Conversion University, I decided that a challenge might worth 50$, so I took the exam.

More than an hour later I passed the 70 questions exam, much difficult than I expected, with a score of 87%:
Google Analytics IQ - Andrei Daneasa

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PacktLogoSmallBased on my posts here it seems that I’ve been chosen by Packt to review the Oracle SQL Developer 2.1 book written by one of my colleagues here in Oracle who runs the SQL Developer team.

Oracle SQL Developer 2.1 by Sue Harper

Considering this, stay tuned for the review just after the book will be launched as I will get it for free the day it is released.

Good luck!

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I used both services to take tests in the past as the following: Microsoft – Pearson VUE and Oracle – Prometric.

It seems that driven by the cut-costs strategy they started to steal each other’s clients. Oracle just moved to Pearson VUE. The result for me as a customer, not as an Oracle employee, is that I cannot access my history. You have to believe me or to wait until Oracle will provide online transcripts when I will tell you what I own. There’s no history on their side, they claim the history will be kept on Oracle’s side at Certview, but I was unable to check my history.

I remembered I used Pearson VUE to take my Microsoft MCSD exams, so I tried to log in with my old credentials. Surprise…. Microsoft is no longer with Pearson, but they moved to Prometric. It’s totally confusing and you don’t want to take an exam these days 🙂

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well… my colleagues from SQL Dev team will probably take out from the marketplace our competition. Having so many features for free is something that me and all the users are highly appreciating.

SQL Developer 2.1 EA1

SQL Developer 2.1 EA1

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Yes, it finally arrived! Check this out!

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xe_logoBest way to have a easy to access XE database and APEX on top of it is to put them on a Ubuntu Server virtual machine that I start just when I need.

Installation of 10g Express Edition should not take more than 10 minutes and the steps are below:

1. Prepare the swap space
If you have less than 1GB memory run the following commands to create swap space:

$ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/swpfs1 bs=1M count=1000
$ sudo mkswap /swpfs1
$ sudo swapon /swpfs1

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Trying to connect to SQL Server 2000 or 2005 from Oracle SQL Developer having Windows Authentication enabled on SQL Server will fail with:
“I/O Error: SSO Failed: Native SSPI Library not loaded. Check the java.library.path system property.”
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The solution is simple: place a dll called NTLMAUTH.DLL (NT authentication) in your system path and restart SQL Developer. Windows/System32 is always a wise choice.

Where to get this DLL? It is shipped with JTDS here.

Is there another option? Yes, enable SQL Server authentication.

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