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September 22

I didn’t have the time to post this week. I was very busy doing a lot of stuff. Some of them are a post worthy though. On Thuesday almost my whole day was filled with the AMIS Academy day. During this event my AMIS colleagues or I present to our fellow colleagues and / or have the time to talk. A lot of us are consultants and this day is a chance to catch up again. The AMIS Academy is a free event that anyone can attend, also not AMIS people. During the day, free food is present, so I you have a chance in the future, take you pick and attend.

This mini conference had nine presentations in three parallel tracks. Some topics presented were SOA, BI, Oracle RDBMS, Excel, XML DB, Java Web Development. My first track was Sjoerd Michels presentation about the Oracle Web Services Manager and how it maybe could be used as a testing framework being the hub of al lot of processing. The second one was my colleague’s “Herman goes RMAN” about, you guessed it, how RMAN is deployed within the AMIS environment. My last session was one concerning how to use / use cases based on materialized views and it current functionality. The day ended at the AMIS bar around 21.00 hours.

On Wednesday I had to go to a customer with database problems. The database was not really corrupt database wise, but the web application that has its metadata in tables (one of these famous “database independent” applications), made it possible to corrupt its own metadata content / tables via one of its screens… As we discovered, it was possible via a simple web screen to drop a column of one of its own tables, this resulted in “security” errors in the web pages. Then of course, Murphy came along…

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