Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Results of the Dev Gym SQL Championship for 2019

Another Oracle Dev Gym championship in the domain of SQL is completed! 33 participants did an awesome job on the extra-tough quizzes I concocted.

Monday, February 24, 2020

The "Practical Oracle SQL" book is available...

You all know I've been writing on this book called "Practical Oracle SQL", right?

Practical Oracle SQL front cover

Well, now it's available for purchase:

Or you can find it on Amazon too:

If you want to know more about why I wrote it and what's in it, read the interview in the NoCOUG Journal:

I'm really happy about the result and I hope you all enjoy reading it. I'm convinced you'll most likely get to be better at doing SQL because of this book. Or at least you'll be convinced that SQL can solve anything :-)

Monday, February 10, 2020

A couple articles...

In case you missed a couple tweets last week, I'd like to point you to a couple articles by me that was recently published.

In the Oraworld Magazine was published:

  • My travel journal about the Oracle Groundbreakers Nordic Tour 2019 in October.

In the NoCOUG (Northern California Oracle Users Group) Journal was published:

  • An interview where I talk about why I've written yet another SQL book and what's in it.

And the NoCOUG Journal also printed:

I hope you enjoy reading what I write 😊.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Announcing participants in the Oracle Dev Gym SQL Championship 2019

2019 is over. Throughout the year over 1800 Oracle Database developers participated in the "Select from SQL" Tournament on Oracle Dev Gym.

It's time for the Top 50 of those that played in the 2019 tournament to try their skills in the Annual SQL Championship, which will be held late February!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

OGB Appreciation Day : How I failed to appreciate NULL

On the annual OGB Appreciation Day (#ThanksOGB has been renamed multiple times, see Tim Hall's blog post) I am going back in time to when I was a newbie developer, relating a story about me making a mistake that had bad consequences in the customer ERP system. Luckily I had experienced colleagues to repair the damage, and later in my career I learned about NULL and how it could have been so different back then.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Oracle Groundbreakers Tour Nordic 2019

In 4 weeks my first Oracle Groundbreakers Tour as ACE Director will begin. 4 Nordic capitals in 4 days, speaking about my favorite topic - SQL. SQL is as important as ever to work with data - even (or maybe especially) in this cloud era, where you can spin up, develop and deploy databases and apps without needing anything but a browser.

Monday, July 8, 2019

My Kscope19

A little later than many post-Kscope19 blog posts (because the wife and I just had a nice relaxing vacation week right after I returned from Kscope ;-), but better late than never. A few thoughts, but for once not a lot of writing - most of this post is a video...