My development team that I am a part of has been recognized by SPAWAR this month for the Lightning Bolt Award for team excellence. It is a great honor and we certainly have worked hard and deserve the recognition.
Introducing ADogsAge on the App Store
In Oct-2014 I crafted my first mobile app for iOS 7 using Objective-C called ADogsAge. It is a free utility app that helps people determine how old their dog is in human-years or vice-versa. ADogsAge also has information on the age of cats as well. Please try it out, it is available on the App Store.
Gatherang is a web application that is the brainchild of Todd Folie and created by Stu Hoffman. We have worked on this application for a few years, designing and evolving a unique experience for scheduling with others.
Gatherang is nearing it’s beta phase and stay tuned we will be passing out coupons for free access.
In 2000 I was programming mainly in PL/SQL and I was constantly being interrupted coding to stop and create test files for programs. I took it upon myself to build a tool on my own time that would fill this need. I quickly realized that there were no free or off-the-shelf programs to do what I wanted. Since necessity is the mother of invention , I decided to use my SQL and PL/SQL skills to create a tool to produce pseudo random data at a vastly accelerated rate. It was written entirely in PL/SQL and SQL for Oracle (So yes it was not completely platform agnostic).
Later on as I mastered Java I created a full blown GUI and custom XML based tag language to build the basis for a plugin type application. Person A could give me the specs for one type of file (Address book entries for example) and Person B could give me the specs for a cook book etc. Then I needed to write custom tags for the different specs and the program did the rest.
Here are the contents of the sql file which can be customized, limited only by your imagination…and SQL Syntax 😉 that is.
DBA’s here is another Quickie that comes in quite handy. I set this up to help me see when we have locking SQL.