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In this chapter from NoSQL for Mere Mortals, Dan Sullivan helps you understand ways of assessing document database models and choosing the best techniques for your needs.

Dan Hotka

In this excerpt from Oracle SQL Performance Tuning for Developers LiveLessons, Dan Hotka describes the role of explain plans in Oracle SQL performance tuning.

In this chapter from Oracle PL/SQL by Example, 5th Edition, learn how to make use of variables and the various ways to populate variables. This chapter also covers transactional control in PL/SQL by explaining what it means to commit data as well as how SAVEPOINTs are used.

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Blogs

John  Traenkenschuh

Too often, Mac OS X users are bound and gagged by the Graphical User Interface Apple provides.  Not So Traenk...


John  Traenkenschuh

Long ago, Traenk read about new attacks, attacks modeled after biological attacks.  Those were viruses; what new comes?

Brad Yale

For most of us, haptic feedback takes two forms - a vibrating phone in your pocket alerting you to an incoming message and key stroke vibrations when typing a text message/playing a game on your smart device. This though, is a shame because as Apple and Google engineers know, haptic feedback could be and should be used for so much more.

Brad Yale

On the level of global commerce, we are addicted to devices. By the start of 2015, it is estimated there will be 3 billion Android devices in circulation around the world. Of those, there are roughly 19,000 distinct devices in operation. On the same accord, there are roughly 550 million active iOS devices globally with another few hundred million being phased out. As a global culture we love our mobile devices. Yet here is the thing, by all measures, our devices aren't all that secure. In both data and physicality, our devices have an operational tendency to betray us. 

This said, a question: what is more worrisome, mobile data security risks or mobile device physical security risks? 


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