Category Archives: Operation Foothold

Extprocs in OCaml

An external procedure or EXTPROC is a technique for calling C or other native code from SQL in Oracle. Why might you want to do this? To interface to a 3rd party system for which there is only a C … Continue reading

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Stacks and other stuff

An interesting coincidence: I happened to mention Forth in my last post, and I have also been looking at Tenacious C, a new (sadly Windows-only for now) C IDE with some innovative visualization of a program’s memory use. They’ve a … Continue reading

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Scala Quickstart for Oracle DBAs

For the benefit of my fellow DBAs, here is a quick guide to getting up and running with Scala, a language that is gaining a lot of interest recently. The aim of the exercise is to produce the simplest possible … Continue reading

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