JT @ Embarcadero

JT is the Sr. Director of Application Developer Products at Embarcadero and is responsible for all product management and product marketing for these products.


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Auto Replace in Rapid SQL by Dan Hotka Hi! Dan Hotka here with more knowledge about Rapid SQL. I’ll address the auto replace feature of this tool and how you can use this feature to create customized shortcuts that should benefit your coding projects and style. The auto replace feature of Rapid SQL has some useful examples already in it. You will certainly want to add a bunch of your own! Auto replace is triggered by the space bar. Rapid SQL will check any word entered against this list and substitute in the replaced option. Hi...
SQL Server – Server Node Reports for Troubleshooting by Dan Hotka This is a guest post from Dan Hotka. As a DBA what is most dreaded work would be and what keeps them awake whole night. For most of them, it is the complaint from their end users that the application using SQL Server is slow. Most of the SQL Server workloads start running slow when the DBA is not monitoring them. The toughest job is to be a DBA – trust us in this. There are enough and more tools available in SQL Server and from market that helps a DBA do his work effectively. But lesser known...

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Preparing for Data Centric Interviews Written by Tim D. These days the fundamentals of taking an interview has not changed much. The more experienced you are, the likelihood of getting into multiple rounds is inevitable. If you are in the industry for close to a decade, where do you start for interview the day or the weeks leading to a potential interview? We are sure this is a tough question and for a matter of fact we are lost to answer this. This blog post is around knowing what one should be prepared with when it comes to dat...

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Seven Deadly Sins of Database Design Written by Joy R. Sin #1: Poor or missing documentation for database(s) in production The best approach is to place the data models into a central repository and spawn automated reports so that with minimal effort, everyone benefits. Producing a central store of models is only half the battle, though. Once that is done, executing validation and quality metrics will enhance the quality of the models over time. As your level of data management increases, you can extend what metadata is captu...

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Rapid SQL Code Templates by Dan Hotka Hi! This week I want to show how Rapid SQL can improve your coding productivity and technique by using its templates. A template saves me from having to look up the exact syntax. To use, simply put your cursor on your code where you want a template and use the key strokes CTRL + Space bar. This brings up the template popup window: From here, we select the code we want using a double-click operation, in this example, I’d like a CASE statement and it dumps the code into your PL/SQL! Hi...

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Executing Explain Plans Using Rapid SQL by Dan Hotka This is a guest post from Dan Hotka, Oracle ACE Director. Learn more at his webinar Explain Plan Tips and Techniques. Hi! My name is Dan Hotka. I am an Oracle ACE Director. One of my many charters with this group is to help spread the good word and technical knowledge about the Oracle RDBMS. I am well published with 12 (going on 14 books) and literally hundreds of articles. I regularly blog as I will here. Maybe we have met at a trade show or user group. I regularly speak at these around the w...

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Understanding Database Backup Strategies This is a guest blog post by Pinal Dave. Backup is one of the driest topics and it seems to be something non-negotiable for a DBA role. If we look into the fine prints of why someone should take a backup, then it is fundamentally for business continuity and to recover from disaster. The last mile of defense or these backups act like your safety net when everything goes wrong for you. There are multiple strategies organizations use when working with backups. Though this blog post talks about t...

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Modernizing your apps with new VCL features in XE7 Marco provides a nice, long technical post on how to add taskbar menus and interactions to update and modernize your existing VCL app to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1...
Busy live online schedule this week - you won't want to miss a moment of it! Posted by David I. We have a full schedule of online events for developers this week. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - September 23,24,25 we have 13 live online events taking place covering Developer Skill Sprints, Delphi/C++Builder/RAD Studio XE7 whats new, and developing for the Internet of Things with Appmethod. You'll find the list and registration links below. You'll learn a wide range of tips, tricks and techniques you can immediately use in your C++, Object Pascal, VCL and FireMonk...

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Castalia IDE plug-in is part of the XE7 Bonus Pack Castalia is an amazing IDE productivity tool. If you haven't checked it out, you should. And now you can as part or your RAD Studio or Delphi XE7 purchase by September 30th. Marco shares some excitement about it on his blog: http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2014_september_free_castalia_xe7.html....

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