06 December 2013
06 December 2013

Error Handling

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Most programmers don’t like exceptions, but you should consider them as your closest friends. They are the ones that honestly say what is wrong with your program. We cannot foresee all possible problematic events, and even the best programmers write bugs. Exceptions There are three kinds of exceptions Internally defined: A system error, defined by Oracle, that occurs. Predefined: T… Read more
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07 March 2013
07 March 2013

Introduction to Table Partitioning

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Divide and conquer is what Oracle was thinking with this one. Table partitioning is about optimizing “medium selectivity queries”. The Oracle database has optimization techniques for high selectivity queries, with the use of indexes. If we need to process all data in a big table, we have to live with the fact it will take a while, but the engin… Read more
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04 December 2012
04 December 2012

Code Instrumentation

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Whenever we execute a procedure, it’s out of our hands. We expect it to do what it was designed to do, but what if it doesn’t? What if it takes a lot more time then expected? All kind of questions start to arise: Is it almost finished, should I wait just a few more minutes? Is it trapped in an… Read more
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