The headline articles of Oracle Magazine for January/February 2000 were focused on looking forward to what is to come, now that the year 2000 bomb. These articles include large scale, 24x7 data warehouses and marts, more development using Java, more and better B2B with XML.
This issue of Oracle Magazine introduced a new layout and design.
Other articles included:
- an Introduction of XML was given, including some basics, the differences between XSL, XSLT and XCETERA, how XML can be used with Oracle, and in the Oracle Internet Platform
- Building mobile apps with Oracle 8i Lite’s Web-to-go. Oracle 8i Lite includes, Oracle Lite DBMS, iConnect and Web-to-go. An example was given on how to create a Web-to-go Servlet. An overview of the development process was given that included, create the database tables, compile the java servlet code, register the application and then test drive the application.
- Creating packages and procedures by using invoker rights can increase code reuse, simplify maintenance and exercise more control over security. Some examples were given to illustrate how this can be all be done.
- Oracle WebDB 2.1 allows everyone to build website without having to rely on a webmaster.
- Experienced Oracle DBAs know that I/O is the single greatest component of response time. When Oracle retrieves a block from a data file on disk, the reading process must wait for the physical I/O operation to complete. Consequently anything you can do to minimize I/O or reduce bottlenecks can greatly improve the performance of an Oracle system.
To view the cover page and the table of contents click on the image at the top of this post or click here.
My Oracle Magazine Collection can be found here. You will find links to my blog posts on previous editions and a PDF for the very first Oracle Magazine from June 1987.