Re: Can a procedure contain only a SELECT statement?

From: John Hurley <>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 12:31:33 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <>

On Mar 22, 9:36 pm, Noons <> wrote:


> > More and more,
> > programmers are the ones sneaking technologies like PHP, Python, Linux,
> > and now MySQL thru the IT back door.
> More and more programmers are being identified as sneaky people.

Bingo! He shoots he scores! Ouch ... someone call a medic!

> > I haven't heard or read of anyone
> > sneaking Oracle into a project because it's easy to install, use,
> > administer, or program.
> You won't hear of anyone "sneaking" Oracle mostly because it is used
> in places where responsibility and professionalism are the determinant
> factors, as opposed to "sneakyness".

Another valid point ... no arguing that responsibility and professionalism seem to be factors on the decline in IT these days.

Who wants to design an architecture or consider implications when you can bring in some open source database on your laptop and just start coding?

> >  'cause "enterprise" software is
> > increasingly more about "enterprise" cost than "enterprise" features,
> > which if not available today will be tomorrow for much less.

Since Thomas knows the features of Oracle so well he probably has a very good perspective on all sorts of enterprise features in general! Received on Tue Mar 23 2010 - 14:31:33 CDT

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