As you know, Oracle Open World is over (for me at least), and one of the major topics there was Oracle 12cR2 (or 12.2). It looks like a really cool version, the downside is that is currently available on Oracle cloud only. We are all waiting for the on-premise release so we can install and play with it.
I didn’t have a lot of time to blog during OOW16, so here is the summary of the last 4 days here.
In this post I’ll continue talking about writing bash scripts for database stuff. I’ll devote this entire part to sqlplus, as there is a lot to say here. Continue reading
Many Oracle databases are running on Linux/UNIX systems, and many DBAs need to write all kind of scripts. Over the years I’ve written probably tens of thousands of script lines (the longest script I remember was about 3000 lines), and almost every time I had the chance to learn something new. Bash is really really sophisticated and complex. One thing I will never forget is a sysadmin at one of my customers who taught me something new. When I asked him how he knows all of this bash stuff, he simply pointed at a book and said “read this and you’ll know everything as well”. It was a book containing the entire bash manual (the same as running “man bash”), and it was much larger than I would have expected. I have to admit that I haven’t read the entire manual yet…
I’ve been an Oracle ACE for about 7 years now, and have never written about it. Other Oracle ACEs have written about this over the years (like this post by Tim Hall), so I didn’t feel the need to write my own post.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about the Oracle ACEs from a different perspective, and this is what this post is about.
I tweeted and mentioned reasons why people should attend Oracle Open World, but apparently I haven’t written an actual post about it, so I decided to do that now. This post won’t be too long, but it will contain the things I like most in this amazing conference.
I divided the experience of OOW to four parts:
It’s been a year (and a week) since I moved from the small Israel to the huge Canada. I knew it wouldn’t be easy both personally and professionally, but until you actually do this you don’t know how strange it is.
I’d like to share with you some of the professional difficulties I’ve experienced in the last year. These difficulties are related to many areas, founding DBAces Canada, being an Oracle ACE and more.