Stories from 2022

SQL*Plus variables – Oracle Next ID Number without a Database Sequence

Traditionally the mechanism to retrieve near sequential numbers for the purposes of a database table PK is to use a database sequence. Occasionally ...Read more

LINQ: Expression or Query syntax? They’re equivalent aren’t they?

Vocal members of the development community regularly spout their opinions. What they say and proffer has to be taken as fact, doesn't it, ...Read more

Parallel.ForEach and a blocking/threading saga

I was recently doing a bit of weekend homework and encountered a piece of code that resembles the following (with all the grubby ...Read more