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I regularly get the request to download the latest version of Dumpster Fire, and when I accept it promptly tells me I already have the latest version. And IT want to build core systems on this piece of crap!
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
Do you still need the Dumpster Fire runtime installed if you use an AeroKidney* IDE? I know AeroKidney* IDE's don't need a separate Dumpster Fire installation, they've got one properly sandboxed quarantined inside the IDE process.
*-Name changed to protect Dumpster Fire's anonymity by association
It was a term too good to not spread beyond the cluster elephant that domestic politics have turned into over the last half year. The target for doing so was obvious.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Don't whine and start running!
Once a someone said to me: "if you can run 10 km then you can also run the half-marathon. If you can run the half marathon then you can run the full one" (or something like that).
I'd never take them fishing as I'm more like a Slothfather.
Although I do enjoy nightly bug hunting so I could be a Mothfather.
Perhaps we'll stop at a bar for some alcohol, Shotfather.
I'll dress in black and put on some depressing makeup as I'm also a Gothfather.
Worked at a place once that had MS developer tools w/MVC front-end with an Oracle backend. Oracle has a set of plugins/extensions for VS, that makes integrating with VS and Entity Framework, a lot easier.
It took a while to get used to some things, like schemas (oracle) versus individual databases(SQL Server), etc. PL-SQL is nice, but I found that many people would put too much business logic in there, for my taste.
Worked at one place where the Oracle packages make web calls back out to services, including constructing and posting XML messages to SAP.. Jeez!
Oracle is (IMO) more powerful than SQL Server, but I'm not sure that's always a good thing? It seems to make it too easy to create a bad system architecture in the long run.
I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone. Now they got the whole country sectioned off, you can't make a move without a form.
I've heard that a lot (it's what every Oracle user says), but why though?
I've asked people, but never got a satisfying answer.
One person even said "SQL Server can't handle big databases that are larger than 30GB."
I've heard "Oracle has packages[^]", but I fail to see what's so great about that. I have a header for public access and my package body can have some private stuff. First of all, the entire header is duplicated in the body, which really annoys me (and I know other languages have it too). But why would you want private functions in your database anyway? They're only going to be used by your own software and it's not like you get all those private functions in your intellisense! A package, to me, is really only a set of functions and procedures that can be edited by only one person at a time (or the last one who saves overwrites the other's changes). Besides, if you want to "group" stuff in SQL Server just use a schema (I know, not entirely the same).
If anything, packages are "nice" at best.
Next to that Oracle doesn't support booleans/bits, it only has one numeric type that fits all, it doesn't have table variables like SQL Server has, you can't write ad-hoc scripts with some variables and return them in a table (I haven't found it anyway).
And forget about decent tooling too! The company where I currently work even created their own Toad-like tool for working with Oracle because no tool sufficiently did what they wanted (back in the 80's early 90's). I use Oracle SQL Developer, but that's an amateurish play toy compared to even the Express version of SQL Server Management Studio.
Good luck with the documentation too, not nearly as comprehensive as SQL Server.
And we're talking about one of the most expensive databases out there (if not THE most expensive)!
Here comes the best part, Oracle people now tell me I was "spoiled" by SQL Server and its features and tooling and now I fail to see how awesome Oracle is... WHAT THE...!?
The only plausible thing I've heard so far is that Oracle is faster because it locks at cell level while SQL Server locks at row level and often escalates to locking an entire page (and and I've heard an Oracle user say SQL Server always locks entire pages).
Then again, such locking must come at a cost?
But honestly, after hearing about how powerful Oracle is supposed to be I'm REALLY VERY disappointed now that I actually have to work with it.
Luckily, this is the point where you are going to tell me I'm wrong and how powerful Oracle really is
Oracle doesn't even handle CASING PROPERLY and it still has a MAXIMUM_OBJECT_NAME_LEN!
Sorry, just thought about it and wanted to include it in this post rant