grepOra 2.0 is Online! What’s New?

Hi all!

We are glad to announce our version 2.0 is online!

We have been working with the same blog layout since 2015, as being we HAD to make a few improvements to accommodate all changes we had on our structure and also some things to make YOUR experience even better.

We did try to keep the layout as clean as possible, as you are used to. In case you find any big issue, broken link or similar, let us know!

WHAT’S NEW?

1. The HOME page:

  • We made some quick buttons for the main features and we hope you like it!
  • We have now a quick panel with the latest posts on our main categories.

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2. The AGENDA

  • We know some of you get annoyed about the number of events we announce on the blog feed.
  • However, we know some of you come here specifically for this.
  • To accommodate both, we have set an AGENDA to have in a much more modern fashion the list of upcoming events from either the Community around the Globe and also Oracle official events and webinars.
  • We are still getting things around and you’ll keep seeing improvements in this regard soon!
  • You have now the LIST and SCHEDULE view too!

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3. The FORUM

  • YES! You have now an open Forum to ask quick questions and have answers not only from the Authors but from the whole community. ENJOY and USE IT!
  • I have filled with some questions I heard recently and answers, just as an example. But we await YOUR interaction there!

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4. A LEARNING Space

  • As many of you asked, we started a learning space where we recommend some of the books and trainings we have read/tested/validated/like for your development.
  • Among the items we have on the roadmap is start including reviews on trainings and books.
  • By buying the books from the given links you’ll be helping grepOra to keep alive and growing. Thanks!
  • You can expect new sessions, recommendations and reviews soon!

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There are of course tons of quick and tiny improvements here and there all over the pages and spaces. We have rebuilt ALL the pages, like the MEMBERS page. But those are the 4 main improvements.

You can expect for more soon:

  • A Monthly Newsletter will start soon. Subscribe yourself and stay sharp!
  • Book and Trainings Reviews will start to be published soon.
  • The Agenda will become more integrated and have additional sources soon.
  • Expect for more surprises soon!

 

We are glad to have you here. This is all for YOU!

I want to take some space here to also thank Gabriel Morás and Jociéli Maleico for helping out on this reimagination process. Thank you!

Thank you and Enjoy!

 

 

Merry Christmas!

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

Please, copy and paste on any sqlplus. This is your gift for today:

set heading off;
set pages 5000;
SELECT DECODE(SIGN(FLOOR(maxwidth / 2) - ROWNUM),
              1,
              LPAD(' ', FLOOR(maxwidth / 2) - (ROWNUM - 1)) ||
              RPAD('*', 2 * (ROWNUM - 1) + 1, ' *'),
              LPAD('* * *', FLOOR(maxwidth / 2) + 3))
  FROM all_objects, (SELECT 40 AS maxwidth FROM DUAL)
 WHERE ROWNUM < FLOOR(maxwidth / 2) + 5
union all select '|GrepOra Team Wishes You a Merry Christmas!' from dual;

 

 

Surprise!

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Enjoy!

GrepOra’s 2 Years Commemorative Book: |GREP ORA | sort quality | head 200

Hello all!

We are very proud and happy to share with you our first book!
We made it as a celebration for the GrepOra’s 2 years, completed last Sunday (Jan 29th).

It has the top 200 posts published in this last 2 years for your appreciation. It’s, above all, a good opportunity to refresh some posts that are still actual and relevant. And it’s all free!

We compiled it as a best moments review also to engage new readers with the best past posts and reach that readers that enjoy to read a book in their mobile reading devices. Actually, we believe that writing material for this kind of media is the future (or the present), so if you prefer to read PDF, MOBI or EPUB in you Kindle, Ipad, or similar, specially for those who prefer the offline mode to not being bothered by social media notifications, instant messages and other: This is for you. 🙂

Download PDF
Download MOBI
Download EPUB

There is no chapters of any restrictedly fixed boundaries. However, to give a little sense, we kind of organized the posts by following this (using our blog categories):

  • Oracle Database, RAC and Dataguard;
  • ASM;
  • RMAN, Datapump, Exp/Imp;
  • Enterprise Manager;
  • Application and Middleware;
  • Golden Gate and Data Integrator;
  • Linux and Shellscripts;
  • Cloud Computing;
  • Heterogeneous Databases;
  • Web Development and APEX;
  • PL/SQL and SQL Scripts;
  • Errors and Bugs.

This book is to above all, view, learn and review some curiosities, tips and some useful stuff for daily basis challenges and struggles on working with Oracle tech. But mostly to have fun! This is a book written by Oracle geeks to Oracle geeks.

Enjoy!

GrepOra Team.

GrepOra.com in 2016…

Hello!
Today’s post is to share with you some information about what 2016 represented for GrepOra.com.

In 2016, the first official year of GrepOra.com, we had over 26,000 accesses from more than 160 different countries. Indeed, almost every country in the world was in GrepOra.com this year. And this is spectacular considering we discuss very specific topics about Oracle Database and Applications.

The accesses are still growing every day, which show us we can expect even bigger numbers to celebrate in 2017. See below our monthly accesses graph of 2016.

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See below our accessing map of 2016.

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Besides that, some accomplishments make us even prouder, like being recognized by OTN LA (Oracle Technology Network – Latin America) as a technical reference blog in Database Management and Performance category.

Since this recognition in June, we have the OTN LA logo in our blog page. Also since August, we have the GUOB logo, once I participated in last GUOB Tech Day as Official Blogger.

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All this, however, was not achieved only by having the blog. Since the beginning we organized the weekly posting schedule and the author’s pages. The consistency prove itself by our monthly access growth. The organization and commitment to keep posting relevant content is what led us to this point.

Notwithstanding those numbers, recognitions, networking, self improvement in technical skills, writing and mindset changing, there is a rewarding feeling of giving back to community a little bit we took. Since I started as DBA, I sometimes used independent blogs and references in the most critical and desperate moments. This way, nothing is better than feeling useful for someone else. Don’t you think?

Be sure we are preparing lots of news and even more quality content in GrepOra.com for next year.

Thank you all and have a great New Year!

Matheus.

Merry Christmas!

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

Please, copy and paste on any sqlplus window. This is your gift for today:

set heading off;
set pages 5000;
SELECT DECODE(SIGN(FLOOR(maxwidth / 2) - ROWNUM),
              1,
              LPAD(' ', FLOOR(maxwidth / 2) - (ROWNUM - 1)) ||
              RPAD('*', 2 * (ROWNUM - 1) + 1, ' *'),
              LPAD('* * *', FLOOR(maxwidth / 2) + 3))
  FROM all_objects, (SELECT 40 AS maxwidth FROM DUAL)
 WHERE ROWNUM < FLOOR(maxwidth / 2) + 5
union all select '|GrepOra Team Wishes You a Merry Christmas!' from dual;

Surprise!

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Enjoy!

grepOra around the world!

This first #GrepOra year had 96 different nationalities access our blog website. It make me very proud to see too many flags in our logs (I’d like this in my passport log history).

I would like wish cheers grepora readers.

Parabéns! Feliz cumpleaños, Happy birthday, Alles gute zum Geburstag!! 🙂around-the-world-2015

IN 2015/2016 we accomplished spectacular goals.

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If you are interested in our topics, please subscribe us.

We are planning interested things in 2017 .

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GrepOra Anniversary!

Hello guys,
This November GrepOra is completing 1 year!

It’s being a great adventure for all of us. In this first year we already shared 150 posts and had over 18k accesses!

Every month we keep having more access then the month before, and this is because of you. So thank you for reading, accessing and keeping us on track and motivated. 🙂

In October we had more than 3.500 accesses. We expect to keep sharing interesting subjects and grow even more for the next month and next year.

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As way to celebrate that first year, we decided that, for the next Saturday on, I and all authors will make a post telling what GrepOra means to ourselves and what we learned in this past year.

And for you, thanks for your partnership and have a nice week! 😀

GrepOra: 10,000 Accesses in 2016!

Hi Guys!
Today the blog crossed the 10k accesses in 2016. In this year, every month have more access than the month before it. So, we are growing every day together. And it’s beeing a pleasure to us.

This post is here to thank you for all supporting, visiting and specially for keeping us motivated to sharing every week our experiences and discovers.

Thank you!

Here are some cute images about 10k, that a I searched and couldn’t choose just one. 🙂

1º GrepOra Meeting!

Hi all!
Last Monday we had the first GrepOra formal meeting (ok, it was a barbecue) to talk about the blog. As you know, we are friends from other situations, so it was pretty hard to focus, specially with some beer and wine…

Anyway, things were discussed include:
– Implement a ‘Posting Agenda‘ to organize and distribute the posts. It’s already done, take a look.
– Implement a ‘Event Schedule‘ about participations in meeting of community, presentations or other events we judge interessant. It’s a good site to place the link about this king osf stuffs. Its already done too, here.
– Review blog layout. Any suggestion? leave a comment.
– Review (or create) an oficial logo. It’s quite ugly by about 1 year…
– It was spoken some stuffs about events participation, but I’m not sure what…

Had we discussed anything more?

Oh!
And we registered this momment! Here we go:

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Thanks guys!

Contact us!

Hi all!
Do you have any question about a post? Do you have a suggestion to improve the blog? Is there any subject you like to see in a post?
Please, let us know!

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For now on, there is a link in the right menu (below Categories) to send us an email. Feel free to contribute and ask.

Have a nice day!