Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tim Hall: PL/SQL presenter extraordinarie

If it's PL/SQL, I'm interested. And if it's PL/SQL involved in winning some sort of award, well, I am downright excited.

So I was very pleased indeed to see that Tim Hall of Oracle-Base fame won the UK Best Speaker award at UKOUG 2014 for his talk on Improving the Performance of PL/SQL Function Calls from SQL.

Tim is an engaging writer and speaker, but of course that's not while he won the award. It was because the topic he chose was so incredibly important and exciting.

Still, I thought it would at least be polite to say to Tim:

Congratulations, Tim! Keep up the great work!

Tim is one of those Oracle experts (and an ACE Director to boot) who is incredibly generous with his time and knowledge, as anyone who has spent any time on Oracle-Base.com will know. He can also be quite hilarious, as you can tell from his recent blog post on UKOUG 2014.

Here are links to the slide deck, demo scripts and an article all focused on improving the performance of PL/SQL function calls from SQL:

Slides: http://oracle-base.com/workshops/efficient-function-calls/EfficientFunctionCalls.ppt
Demos: http://oracle-base.com/workshops/efficient-function-calls/demos.zip
Article: http://oracle-base.com/articles/misc/efficient-function-calls-from-sql.php


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