Thursday, July 2, 2020

Midsummer Midsomer SQL Winner

In June I launched the Midsummer Midsomer Murder SQL Challenge and Book Competition.

I promised to announce a winner within a week of the deadline - that was yesterday, so I'm afraid I'm one day late, sorry about that but better late than never 😇.

Very interesting entries, so it was not an easy choice - but in the end I was able to pick the best SQL detective 😎.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Midsummer Midsomer Murder SQL Challenge and Book Competition

It's getting close to Midsummer, where in Denmark we traditionally burn witches on Saint John's Eve.
If we misspell it slightly to Midsomer, we have the Midsomer Murders series with loads of dead.

So let's have a little murderous SQL challenge for Midsummer to give you all a chance to win another signed copy of Practical Oracle SQL.

Murdered potato

Friday, May 1, 2020

And the winner is...

10 days ago I started a raffle, where you could complete a SQL Workout and win a copy of Practical Oracle SQL.

The deadline was end of April UTC, so today I found the winner...

Monday, April 13, 2020

"Practical Oracle SQL" ... LIVE!

Like most of us, you probably can't go out to the pub for a beer at the moment.
I can't offer a beer to you, but I can offer a free webinar about SQL where there'll be beer data 🍺.

It'll go live Thursday April 16th 2020 at 20:00 (8 PM) CEST (GMT+2).

You can sign up here (did I mention it's free?):

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!