May the 83rd?

It’s been a long couple of months…

Here are some blog posts, videos and articles to break up your lockdown experience…

Blogs of the Week

1.Visualizing Oracle Object Dependencies with SQL Developer

Jeff Smith says, “This isn’t a supported feature. But if you want to use it, have at it! You can report ‘issues’ or suggest improvements directly on the GitHub project. We have other examples, some are just simple XML extensions (no code to write!), others are more complicated like this one.”

2. OBIEE – Exadata – GRID — Two tips on OBIEE Patching and Grid Patching/Upgrade

Erman Arslan writes, “Firstly I want to give some tips for OBIEE users.  It is actually about a lesson learned during OBIEE patching. As you already know, time to time, we need to patch our OBIEE environments in order to fix the vulnerabilities. In this context, we usually patch the Weblogic application servers and OBIEE itself.  Some times we also upgrade our java in order to fix the java-related vulnerabilities.

The tip that I want give you is actually a solution for an undocumented problem.”

3. Oracle WebLogic 14.1.1 under Podman

Dirk Nachbar starts off with, “Since a few weeks the latest release of the Oracle WebLogic Server is available and I was testing it already on native Linux Servers and within Docker.Now it’s time to check Oracle WebLogic Server under Podman

4. Honey, I shrunk the database

This blog begins with, “For my current assignment I need to get 3 SOA/B2B environments running. I’m going to try-out the multi-hop functionality, where the middle B2B environment should work as a dispatcher. The idea is that in Dev, Test and Pre Prod environments the dev environment can send messages to the remote trading partner’s test environment, through the in-between-environment. To the remote trading partner, that in-between-environment should act as the local test environment, but then should be able to dispatch the message to the actual dev, test or pre-prod environment.”

The blog also links to this one and these notes and scripts.

5. Oracle EUS authentication with LSA activated on AD

This blog asks, are too many abbreviations in a blog post title possible??#

6. How I write SQL code

Marton Trencseni  says, “This is a simple post about SQL code formatting.”

7. XGBoost in Oracle 20c

Brendan Tierney says, “Most people will have come across this algorithm due to its recent popularity with winners of Kaggle competitions and other similar events. XGBoost is an open source software library providing a gradient boosting framework in most of the commonly used data science, machine learning and software development languages. It has its origins back in 2014, but the first official academic publication on the algorithm was published in 2016 by Tianqi Chen and Carlos Guestrin, from the University of Washington.”

8. 101 Series of Oracle in Google Cloud – Part II: Explaining how I built the GCP VM with Ansible

Rene Antunez writes, “I thank you for coming back to this series. I wrote a couple of weeks the first part of the series and I was going to write for part II the automation with Ansible of the first part. But since there is very little blog posts on how Ansible works with GCP Compute and since you are a beginner , I will explain better just the GCP VM creation with Ansible.”

He breaks the post into two pieces:

This week on Twitter

Shayne Libby tweeted Don’t miss the #oracleanalytics Partner Tech Talk for May.

Oracle Database shared The Key To Accelerating Data Science

Stories from,, and

Videos such as:

Demo: Going Serverless with SaaS Extensions

Set Up Auto Scaling and Load Balancing Services in OCI