Oracle PL/SQL Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques

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Dulcian’s Michael Rosenblum and Dr. Paul Dorsey have just completed another book for Oracle Press: Oracle PL/SQL Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques This book present a hands-on approach to enabling optimal results from PL/SQL. The book begins by describing the discovery

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We’re Hiring Software Developers!

Software Developer Woodbridge NJ – Full Time About Us Dulcian has a team like no other with consultants who are active authors and presenters at leading IT conferences. We build software according to the client’s specifications quickly and efficiently. Our

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What Software Development SHOULD Be Like – The User Interface Rules

I have already written about the whole business rules architecture (see previous blog posts about Object, Object Interaction and UI rules). Object o   Structure o   Process o   Data Validation Object Interaction User Interface Getting people to think in a “real”

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How Will You Build Your Next System

This article by Paul Dorsey was part of a presentation given in 2012 at the IOUG Collaborate conference. With the popularity of Object-Oriented (OO) technology and web-based development at the turn of the century, we moved into a world with more questions than answers. The open

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Clients vs. customers – via Seth Godin

I start my day reading Seth Godin’s blog, every day, for maybe two years now. His posts are short and often they are obvious truths. But I read them long enough that they got me to fear less, deliver more, and

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What is the role of a Requirements Document?

I have heard a lot of different opinions over the years about what makes up a good requirements document.  What is its value at different points in the process? How does it fit in with more modern Agile thinking? Allow

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Preparing for User Acceptance Testing

One of the things that can make user acceptance testing go horribly wrong is that the users have no idea what they are supposed to be doing. They do not know how to use the system. They do not know

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The Evolution of a Project into a Product

I suspect that most software products have their origins as a project.  We are seeing the birth of such a product so I thought I would blog about it. Earlier I wrote a couple of posts about our next generation

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Another Anecdote Supporting the Thick Database Approach

This post describes how our thick database approach helped us to easily identify performance issues within a new application. Dulcian’s BRIM-Objects includes  an object modeling tool  based on UML class diagrams. We built this tool over 10 years ago using

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Systems Analyst Techniques for Interviewing Users

About a million years ago, I wrote my doctoral dissertation about how to talk to computer system users. I videotaped 50 systems analysts talking to 50 different real estate brokers discussing the requirements for a system. I did formal protocol

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