Java & JDBC for Oracle DBAs - & Then Some More
Lasse Jenssen, Eritec
A part of communication is knowing and understanding your counterpart. After 15 years as a DBA in Java projects, I have learned that understanding Java and JDBC could be very rewarding. In this presentation I'll show how little it takes to get started with Java and JDBC programming. I'll also show how you easily can write some code using ORM api's like Hibernate and JPA. You may ask: "Why in the world would I want to do that?". Well you might have heard the famous saying: "Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer". Have you ever heard a database guy say "You should not use Hibernate." Trust me ... I haven't met a single developer which would take this seriously. But what if you could say: ""If you do this with Hibernate, this will happen in the database. Do you really want this?"
An Oracle geek which worked as an Oracle DBA for several years, spending a lot of his time firefighting performance issues. Getting tired of the firefighting, he moved from operation towards development, spending his last 10 years working as an database resource in Java projects. But getting involved in a Java project is not the same as getting listened to. One of his very important experiences are: "As a DBA you might have the answer, but as long as the developer don't get your message, it won't really help".