Database Innovations is a provider of creative and innovative
Oracle database development services and resources. I am Philip Lambert,
the founder, an Oracle contractor with over 20 years experience in
designing and building Oracle database applications.
Even with my long term experience and
involvement with Oracle's core technology, I am not the devotee I would like to be,
as finding the time to write up useful techniques and code
tips and present at conferences can be very difficult. There are plenty of
available on the websites of Oracle evangelists who are far
more apt at
taking your understanding a step further than any manual or
text book can.
I am a practical-minded
hands-on developer with a holistic three-dimensional
approach to thinking and solving problems. My articles are more orientated around coding tips
and techniques, than
expanding your understanding of Oracle or
revealing obscure features and behaviour.
Innovation in software development is
a difficult claim to make and describe. The technology being
embraced may be easily labelled as innovative or even the
underlying hardware, but writing code or designing
applications using the technology may not be instantly
recognised as being innovative. Oracle RDBMS and PL/SQL come
with a set of tools and components to build your
application. How you utilise the technology to build your
own components and arrive at an application that performs,
scales, and integrates, which is robust and easy to
maintain, can demand high levels of creative thinking and original ideas
this is the "database innovation".
Database Innovations is not a software
vendor, but over the years I have developed numerous PL/SQL
components which I have released as Open Source software. I
also have components which I have not sufficiently completed
to a state where I have been able to release them, but they
are working to a point that they could be easily made
available to development projects by negotiation.