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MySQL :: MySQL 5.0 Reference Manual :: 16.4.1 Replication Features and Issues

mysqld –verbose –help To see the values that a server will use based on its compiled-in defaults, ignoring the settings in any option files, use this command: mysqld –no-defaults –verbose –help To see the current values used by a running server, use the SHOW VARIABLES statement. This section provides a description of each system variable. […]

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What kind of DBA are you? Oracle Software Downloads

When I was a college professor I used to tell my students that “there are no stupid questions”, but that was 25 years ago, back when entry into the computer room was closely guarded.  Back then, Geekdom had “barriers to entry“, and only those people who had studied for years could gain entry into the […]

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The top ten most important features for getting the best Oracle database performance using VMWARE ESX Server and other technologies

The top ten most important features for getting the best Oracle database performance using VMWARE ESX Server and other technologies… There are a few common myths about virtualizing databases: * Databases have a high overhead when virtualized: Virtualized Databases can perform at or near the speed of physical systems, in terms of latency and throughput. […]

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An Introduction to Real-Time Data Integration oracle server service oriented applications SOA download free

An Introduction to Real-Time Data Integration oracle server service oriented applications SOA download free Being Java-based, these applications run in any Java environment, including Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OS X, and Linux. In Oracle Data Integrator, a physical database, a service, or an event-based datasource is known as a data server. Using the Topology Manager, you […]

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Don’t Unit Test Anymore… No, Really! by Chris Wash on Feb.17, 2009, under Java, Software Engineering

So please, don’t fire your QA department just yet. Their job is still important, even if you unit test. There is a vast difference between the gamut of possible automated tests one could write and what is known colloquially as a unit test. A number of different kinds of automated tests are written against frameworks […]