Spectacular front cover picture (and articles) in the NoCOUG Journal

From: Iggy Fernandez <iggy_fernandez_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:39:12 -0800
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The latest issue of the NoCOUG Journal was published today. NoCOUG has just completed 26 years and therefore this is the 104th issue of the Journal. Here is the announcement that went out today.        
      
        
      
      
        
      
      
        
      
    
  




  
  
  

	
		
		Spectacular front cover picture (and articles) in the NoCOUG Journal
	
	
		
			Dear NoCOUG members and friends,
		
			

			The front cover of the November issue of the NoCOUG Journal features a spectacular picture of a Bigleaf Maple in blue and purple fall colors taken by NoCOUG member Dave Abercrombie. Who knew that fall colors could be blue and purple? Dave swears that he did not Photoshop this picture.

			

			But the inside of the Journal is just as spectacular as the outside. A very special treat for you is a reprint of the first chapter (Overview and Architecture) of Mark Rittmanís best-selling book on Oracle Business Intelligence published by McGraw Hill. Mark started writing the book in 2006 so itís only taken him seven years to finish it. But itís been well worth the wait as youíll definitely agree after this excerpt.

			

			Another very special treat for you is the results of the Third International NoCOUG SQL Challenge. Master sorcerer Lukasz Pluta (Poland) will wow you with a wonderful Es-Cue-El spell to help the Wicked Witch of the West decide whom to invite to the Third Annual Witching and Wizarding Ball at Pythian Academy of Es-Cue-El and No-Es-Cue-El. Lukasz Pluta becomes the fifth knight of the August Order of the Wooden Pretzel, following in the footsteps of previous challenge winners Alberto DellíEra (Italy), Andre Araujo (Australia), Rob van Wijk (Netherlands), and Ilya Chuhnakov (Russia).

			

			But Iím keeping you from reading the November issue. Click here to download it.

			

			Kindest regards,
		
			 
		
			Iggy Fernandez
		
			NoCOUG President 		 	   		  
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