The Oracle Magazine Archive

A selection of database related articles

Selected blog entries from Tom's blog, which are linked to from within the AskTom question repository

As database technology changes so rapidly, some of the content here is out of date, or less applicable to the current versions of the database, or just plain wrong! However, rather than erase that historical content, we've captured a selection of posts here on this page, because they still provide excellent technical content on the database versions of the time, and many of the principles covered are still equally relevant today.

We merely ask that you take this into consideration when reading the posts. Any recommendations you see in them should be carefully considered and tested before implementing in your own applications. It is quite possible that better options exist in more recent versions of the database. With that caveat covered, please enjoy the posts below.