Looking for BI Publisher information?

Since Oracle APEX 3.0 was released which integrated BI Publisher or XML Publisher as it was called before, this reporting tool is getting more and more interesting for Oracle APEX developers. At least if your company can afford the not so cheap license fees 😉

For the past few weeks I was following a new BI Publisher related blog and thought it’s really time to share the link with you. Have a look at The Amazing Adventures of BIPgirl with BI Publisher. 🙂

BTW, don’t forget about Tim Dexter’s Oracle BI Publisher blog.

Blogger finally listened to my prayers!!!

Just noticed that Blogger/Blogspot has finally added a comment follow-up notification!

Man I was waiting for that feature! It’s really hard to keep track of all my comments on the other Blogspot blogs. This new feature will make it a breeze!

Maybe they will finally also add a “Teaser” feature to the blogging software, so that I don’t have to use the silly workaround anymore I’m currently using…

DZone.com and Password security

I have forgotten my password for my DZone.com account, but lucky me most of this web-sites have a “Forgot password?” link as DZone has. So I clicked the link, entered my username and a second later I got a mail from DZone.

But the content really surprised me. Nowadays you would expect and especially from such big Web 2.0 web sites that password security is one of there top security priorities.

But look at he mail I got:

You or someone on dzone.com has requested a mail containing your password.

Username: xxxx
Password: here_is_my_password_in_clear_text

You can login to dzone.com at:


If you did not request this password email, please disregard it.

They are sending you the current password in clear text!!!

So what does that mean? Continue reading

An interesting technique to get attention…

Tom Kyte just called my attention to the following posting.

I like the idea. My teachers should have used that technique in my school time, too!

I will not start to include lies into my blog postings :-), but I also like the conclusion of the posting.

  • “Experts” can be wrong, and say things that sound right – so build a habit of evaluating new information and checksum it against things you already accept as fact.
  • If you see something wrong, take the initiative to flag it as misinformation.

I don’t consider me an APEX expert, that’s why always crosscheck what you are reading in my blog and if you find some misinformation or doubts about what I write, please let me know! Discussions makes life much more interesting! 🙂