SearchOracle.com has just published a couple of interesting podcasts.
The first, titled Expert says PL/SQL change needed in Oracle 11g, is an interview with Steven Feuerstein.
In the interview, Steven answers the following questions:
- Considering how big OpenWorld has become, should there be a separate conference for PL/SQL developers?
- Your session at the conference was entitled “Ten things you should never do with PL/SQL.” What was number one?
- What do you think is the biggest problem or challenge that PL/SQL developers need to address?
- Users are very conditioned to accept bugs. Does this need to change?
- Can you tell us about your new free tool for testing code?
- What do you think are the biggest deficiencies in the PL/SQL language itself?
- You’ve written ten very well regarded books. What’s next?
Listen to Steven’s answers
The second podcast, titled Security expert sizes up Oracle patch policies, is an interview with Aaron Newman, author of “Oracle Security Handbook” and co-founder and chief technology officer of Application Security Inc.
In the interview, Aaron answers the following questions:
- Is Oracle OpenWorld getting too big to be useful?
- Can you explain the methodology behind what you call post-attack analytics?
- You argue that improper use of Oracle security products can erase the trail of an attacker. Could you elaborate on that?
- What do you think about the overall state of Oracle security these days?
- Is patching vulnerabilities a problem for Oracle?
- How does Oracle stack up against Microsoft and IBM in the area of patching?
- What does your firm offer in terms of security that Oracle does not?
- Will Oracle’s Fusion initiative be good or bad for Oracle security?
- What have you heard about the upcoming Oracle Database 11g?
- What are some of the pet peeves you have with Oracle DBAs when it comes to security?
Listen to Aaron’s answers
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on 09 Nov 06 | Tags: pl/sql