Setting up SSH to GitHub git clone into your Oracle Cloud Linux Ubuntu VM with VNC

I’m trying to be as succinct as possible. I just accomplished this but couldn’t find anything that explicitly walked me through how to do it. Here are some assumptions: REMINDER: You are signed in to a Linux machine! The commands you will follow (in GitHub or here) WILL NEED TO BE FOR LINUX! What happened? … Read more

Python script to retrieve objects from Oracle Cloud Bucket

For…reasons, I needed a way to retrieve all the .CSV files in a regional bucket in Oracle Cloud Object Storage, located at this address: https://objectstorage.us-phoenix-1.oraclecloud.com/n/dwcsprod/b/moviestream_data_load_workshop_20210709/o You can visit it; we use it for one of our LiveLabs (this one), so I’m sure it will stay live for a while 😘. Once there, you’ll see all … Read more

Create a view from a JSON Collection and REST-enable it with ORDS

The DBMS_CLOUD PL/SQL Package You can use this PL/SQL procedure (in the DBMS_CLOUD package) along with the file_uri_list URL (seen in the code below) to create and then add JSON documents to a JSON Collection (good info on JSON Collections in the Oracle database). In this example, we call this collection Movie_Collection. 👆🏻 This is … Read more

ORDS, SQLcl, APEX via YUM and DNF

TL;DR BREAKING NEWS!! APEX packages with ORDS and SQLcl now available in Oracle Linux YUM servers and through ULN The deets Here is what you need to know. We are releasing three new APEX (a.k.a. “The Artist formerly known as Oracle Application Express”) packages for the following repositories: NoARCH RPMs One more update! These RPMs … Read more

Oracle Database REST APIs and Apple Automator Folder Actions

The plan was to create an ORACLE REST endpoint and then POST a CSV file to that auto-REST enabled table (you can see how I did that here, in section two of my most recent article). But, instead of doing this manually, I wanted to automate this POST request using Apple’s Automator application… Me…two paragraphs … Read more

Python and the Oracle Autonomous Database: Three Ways to Connect

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Watch the deep dive videos: Part I Part II Part III Welcome back I finally had a break in my PM duties to share a small afternoon project [I started a few weeks ago]. I challenged myself to a brief Python coding exercise. I wanted to develop some code that allowed me to connect to … Read more

Where to learn SQL: a Slack message

What follows is a response I sent via Slack to one of our newest UX Designers. She comes to us by way of another sister business unit within Oracle. She was looking for some resources on where to learn/get better acquainted with SQL (Which for a UX and/or UI designer, I think is a really … Read more

Using Python Pandas to turn ISO Country Codes into a string to use as values for a SQL Query

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Summary, code, resources Problem While querying a table (based on this dataset) with SQL, you realize one of your columns uses 3-character ISO Country Codes. However, some of these 3-character codes aren’t countries but geographical regions or groups of countries, in addition to the actual country codes. How can you filter out rows so you are left … Read more

More fun with Medium story stats, JSON, Python, Pandas, and Oracle SQL Developer Web

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That’s right; I’m back again for yet another installment of this ongoing series dedicated to working with Medium.com story stats. I first introduced this topic in a previous post. Maybe you saw it. If not, you can find it here. Recap My end goal was to gather all story stats from my Medium account and … Read more

Fun with Python GET requests, Medium stats, and the Oracle Autonomous Database

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I feel so silly for posting this because you’ll quickly realize that I will have to leave things unfinished for now. But I was so excited that I got something to work, that I had to share! If you’ve been following along, you know you can always find me here. But I do try my best … Read more