Kornshell function declarations

Over the years I have seen and maintained many kornshell scripts written by DBAs, and there are a number of programming styles that provoke strong reactions on who is doing it the "right" way. In this article, I will explain the different ways in which functions can be defined in Kornshell and explain why I personally prefer one method over another. Read More

Installing Oracle Enterprise Linux

Whilst building a virtual machine for some Oracle development work I thought it would be useful to document the installation of the OS and Oracle components for future builds. The following guide documents the installation of Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 into a Virtualbox VM ready for a 11g database installation. Read More