welcome to oracle-developer.net
oracle-developer.net is a resource for Oracle database developers. On this site you will find a collection of articles, tutorials, and utilities. Most of the content on this site is original, though in some cases the work or contributions of others is referenced and credited. Feel free to browse the site, recommend it to your colleagues and maybe link to it from your own websites and blogs.
I'm pleased to announce that I've been selected as a finalist in the inaugural Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards. To quote, these awards "celebrate and recognize technical expertise and contributions in the Oracle Database community".
I've been selected for the PL/SQL category, primarily for the articles and utilities that I share here on oracle-developer.net. I'm very pleased to be recognised by the Oracle Community in this way and if you have found oracle-developer.net to be a helpful and/or interesting resource, then I'd appreciate your vote (my voting page is here).
More information on the Awards, including an explanatory video, the rules, other categories and finalists can all be found on the main page.
Thanks for your support!
what you'll find on this site
oracle-developer.net is divided into two sections: articles and utilities. The content is primarily SQL and PL/SQL for database developers but DBAs should also find some useful information. The articles are categorised as New Features or Miscellaneous (which includes tutorials, new techniques and workarounds). Utilities are free for download with the usual disclaimers on usage. New content is added on a regular basis and can be tracked using the site's RSS feed.
oracle-developer.net is developed and maintained by me, Adrian Billington, a contract Oracle developer based in the UK. I'm an Oracle ACE and a member of the OakTable Network. I am co-author of Expert PL/SQL Practices and I have also contributed a section to Steven Feuerstein's Oracle PL/SQL Programming, Fifth Edition, (my contribution is re-printed here courtesy of O'Reilly). The oracle-developer.net site started life as a small on-line repository of scripts and new feature demos called Adrian's Oracle Pages. All content from Adrian's Oracle Pages has been migrated to oracle-developer.net, either as articles or utilities.
about the site design
oracle-developer.net is based on an original template by SmallPark. I've retained the general theme of the template as much as possible, although many of the original display properties have changed. I develop the site in PHP, which is powerful and extremely flexible. All code is designed primarily for Firefox, then tested with Internet Explorer for compatibility. If there are any general design or usability issues with the site, please let me know.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, whether it's in relation to this site, its contents, hiring my services or indeed anything to do with Oracle. All comments are gratefully received.