Blog: Cary Millsap

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Words I Don't Use, Part 5: "Wait"
The fifth "word I do not use" is the Oracle technical term wait. The Oracle Wait InterfaceIn 1991, Oracle Corporation released some of the m...
16-08-2017 02:43:56 Cary Millsap Oracle
Words I Don't Use, Part 4: "Expert"
The fourth "word I do not use" is expert. When I was a young boy, my dad would sometimes drive me to school. It was 17 miles of country road...
07-08-2017 17:16:12 Cary Millsap Oracle
Words I Don't Use, Part 3: "Best Practice"
The third "word I do not use" is best practice. The "best practice" serves a vital need in any industry. It is the answer to, "Please don't ...
29-07-2017 17:57:56 Cary Millsap Oracle
Words I Don't Use, Part 2: "Holistic"
The second "word I do not use" is holistic. When people use the word "holistic" in my industry (Oracle), it means that they're paying attent...
27-07-2017 19:11:38 Cary Millsap Oracle
Words I Don't Use, Part 1: "Methodology"
Today, I will begin a brief sequence of blog posts that I'll call "Words I Don't Use." I hope you'll have some fun with it, and maybe find a...
21-07-2017 20:02:29 Cary Millsap Oracle
Messed-Up App of the Day: Tables of Numbers
Quick, which database is the biggest space consumer on this system? Database Total Size Total Storage -------------------- --------------- -...
19-05-2016 22:49:24 Cary Millsap Oracle
Fail Fast
Among movements like Agile, Lean Startup, and Design Thinking these days, you hear the term fail fast. The principle of failing fast is vita...
14-05-2016 00:53:02 Cary Millsap Oracle
Loss Aversion and the Setting of DB_BLOCK_CHECKSUM
Within Accenture Enkitec Group, we have recently been discussing the Oracle db_block_checksum parameter and how difficult it is to get clien...
07-03-2016 21:59:42 Cary Millsap Oracle
The Two Spaces After a Period Thing
Once upon a time, I told my friend Chet Justice why he should start using one space instead of two after a sentence-ending period. I'm glad ...
08-01-2016 22:36:07 Cary Millsap Oracle

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