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RE: publish a pl/sql pkg

From: Robert Freeman <>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 19:32:18 -0600
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I seem to have found a solution to that problem. It's called become a manager. Then no one expects anything of a technical value out of you! :-)


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  -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Jared Still   Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 9:19 AM   To:
  Subject: Re: publish a pl/sql pkg

  On 9/14/07, Doug Gernaat <> wrote:     i got a pl/sql pkg with some functions and procedures in it.     it's working beautifully for other programs that use it within     the same database environment.

    if i were to make this available to other depts within our     enterprise, what route might you take? these other depts     are using diff programming languages and databases for     their web apps.

  Sharing is a great idea.

  Just keep in mind what will happen if people make use of it.

  You will be maintaining this code for as long as you are with the company.

  It's not that I am trying to put a damper on your enthusiasm, you just have
  to realize that no good deed goes unpunished. ;)

  Been there, done that. The most recent example is an app that had a fairly
  good database design, and worked fairly well. The rules changed, I spent   80 hours (or more) adapting it, and I am still responsible for it. It will need
  changed again soon due to changes in its data sources.

  There's nothing wrong with this, other than it tends to interfere with everything
  else that a DBA normally does, which all adds up to extra time spent working.

  I've learned to be more careful what I volunteer for. :)

  Just food for thought...
  Jared Still
  Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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