Some summer reading…

What does a baby computer call his father?


I hope you are all enjoying the wonderful weather we have been having in the UK. Here is some reading material to sit in the sun and read!

Blogs of the week

1.New Journey!!

Celvin Kattookaran talks about his new technical journey! He has a new blog here

2. Oracle and the MQ for BI & Analytics 2018

Daan Bakboord says, “Two years ago I wrote an article about the 2016 release of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics. It was very clear that Oracle and Gartner are not on the same track when it comes to the Analytics market. At that time there were various opinions between the different analysts. Jen Underwood wrote a nice article last year where she explored the results of the 2017 MQ.”

3. How to Connect OBIEE and Tableau

Nicholas Padgett writes, “In this blog post, we’ll explain the differences between these tools, why you should connect them, and how you can connect them with relative ease.”

4. Tableau Analytics for OBIEE using BI Connector:

5. Collaborate in OBIEE

The playback includes a demo of CollaborateBI in action.

6. New look of ASMCA in Oracle 18

Anuradha Mudgal blogs:

“Oracle ASM Configuration Assistant (ASMCA) supports installing and configuring Oracle ASM instances, disk groups, volumes, and Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System (Oracle ACFS). In addition, you can use the ASMCA command-line interface as a non-GUI utility.

In Oracle 18c database, ASMCA comes up with new GUI interface which looks cool and easy to use. Mainly, we can navigate to all functionality from the sidebar.”

7, 18c Read Only Oracle Home

Franck Pachot says, “This is the big new feature of Oracle 18c about database software installation. Something that was needed for decades for the ease of software deployment. Piet de Visser raised this to Oracle a long time ago, and we were talking about that recently when discussing this new excitement to deploy software in Docker containers. Docker containers are by definition immutable images. You need a Read Only Oracle Home, all the immutable files (configuration, logs, database) being in an external volume. Then, to upgrade the software, you just open this volume with an image of the new database version.”

8. Delete a Row of a Report with a Dynamic Action

Jackie McIlroy says, “I was asked recently how I implemented the deleting of a row in my demo application, so I thought I would post the answer here in case anyone else was curious.”

This week on Twitter

UKOUG shared a link to OUG Scotland 2018

Peter Raganitsch shared the livestream for the KScope18 sessions 

Connor McDonald tweeted Tips for Migrating, Indexing, and Using Packaged Procedures

Stories from and

Videos such as:

Why I code by Oracle Developers:

and AskTOM TV – how to read the HIGH_VALUE and other LONG columns