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My lessons learned while developing! March 2010 Entries
Write, Read and Update Oracle CLOBs with PL/SQL
Fun with CLOBS! If you are using Oracle, if you have to deal with text that is over 4000 bytes, you will probably find yourself dealing with CLOBs, which can go up to 4GB. They are pretty tricky, and it took me a long time to figure out these lessons learned. I hope they will help some down-trodden developer out there somehow. Here is my original code, which worked great on my Oracle Express Edition: (for all examples, the first one writes a new CLOB, the next one Updates an existing CLOB and the ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 24, 2010 2:41 PM

Lessons learned from Word 2007 automation with c# 2008
My organization has an ongoing project to take documents produced for internal regulations and such, change some of the formatting and then export it as PDF.Our requirements were that only one person would be doing this, but it has been painfully tedious and sometimes error-prone to do by hand. Enter the fearless developer to automate the situation!Since I am one of those guys that just plain does not like VB, I wanted to do the automation in the ever-so-much-more-familiar C#. While Microsoft had ......

Posted On Thursday, March 18, 2010 2:20 PM

A new blog is born

Hello! I have decided to start a blog of my adventures learning how to solve problems coding things with the intent that what I put out there might be of some use to some down-trodden developer out there that is trying to solve a problem that I have already figured out.

Posted On Wednesday, March 17, 2010 11:08 AM

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