Monday, July 21, 2008

Oracle 9.2 desupport and Oracle 10 Upgrade tips

For all those folks who were living in the 9.2 world with the extended fee waived . It seems that July 31st is the date when oracle takes away that support and customers will have to pay for extended support which will go thru 2010 . Metalink Note 392222.1 has details about this .
As far as 10.2 upgrades go Oracle has been working on documents like the Oracle 10.2 Upgrade companion and SQLTXPLAIN for working with upgrades. The Upgrade COmpanion can be found as Note : 466181.1 and has alot of good info about the upgrade process as well as safeguards for the database. I'm still workign on trying out the stored outlines suggestion to see if that helps in a situation where oracle would change an explain for the worse

Sunday, July 20, 2008

iPhone first impressions (Non Oracle)

So i got my iphone yesterday and based on 2 days worth of testing . I found the iphone to be a definite step up from my blackberry. I think its still not fully enterprise ready with no support for Lotus notes first or third party . I guess i've heard IBM is supposed to working on an appstore app. App store apps have so far been v1 and in the 2 days i've been using it i've had constant crashes and the accelerometer and other apps have been slow to respond. I've not been very happy with the mail app since it doesnt go widescreen . without a physical keyboard it gets hard to type email in normal mode. The GPS is good but somehow not very accurate. The battery life on 3G is horrible but disabling 3G give it more than 5 hrs.
Apps like twitterific and pandora are real nice and web browsing is awesome. i wish i could download podcast over wifi but seems the itunes store only provides purchases online.

I'm still learning the iphone so might find better ways of doing things and maybe a way to sync my lotus notes calendar to my phone .

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