Tag: best practices

Gitflow for parallel development by multiple software vendors and one external repository

It’s quite simple to configure git for your development team. There are some good tutorials which  show you step by step how to implement gitflow best practices in your company. But what if you are managing source code in your

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Oracle Best Practices – win with compelxity – naming standards

Standards – annoying warrant or useful tool? Poorly prepared standards which don’t  provide anything positive  in the software development process can annoy. Programmers instead of focusing on creative programming – are concentrating on following The Standard, which is often written on several

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Oracle: COUNT(*) vs COUNT(1) – the final battle

After the article “Count(1) or count(*) that is the question” I was asked about the proof that Oracle internally rewrites Count(1) into Count(*). Follow below steps and check for yourself 🙂 1. Create CNT_TEST table

2. Start TRACE 10053

3. Run query

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Spicy spaghetti or how to avoid spaghetti code

– You can’t name a  function “udpate_counters ” which does something else. The name should describe  program’s  functionality. The program increases a  counter, that’s  great, but apart from that it does also DELETE.  Which has nothing to do with these

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Oracle: Count(*) or Count(1) that is the question.

Count(*) or Count(1) that is the question. For many years on Oracle’s forums there has been ideological fight: COUNT(*) or COUNT(1). Each option has its true believers and opponents. The most common argument of group which supports the use of

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How to avoid hard-coding in your PL/SQL code?

Hard-coding – common sense definition Hard-coding appears in our software when we (programmers) write inflexible code with special “magic” values that are meaningful to original coder when written, but when times goes by no one knows what they stand for.  In effect we got code

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