BlogsTag: IOUG Press
Know Your Numbers
Blog: SELECT | Posted By: Jonathan Gennick | Released: February 27, 2019, 11:49 am
Proper interpretation of numbers is everything. Numbers rarely stand alone, but instead must be interpreted in the context of real-world events surrounding them. My conversion rate is one such example that is interesting to share, and provides some insight into the world of book publishing.
Spinning the List
Blog: SELECT | Posted By: Jonathan Gennick | Released: January 24, 2019, 10:26 am
Last month I wrote about lists and the thought process in choosing between a bulleted list versus a numbered list. Recall that I suggested using bulleted lists for collections of items, and numbered lists for sequences of steps. While that’s good advice, some cases can be spun in either direction.
Blog: SELECT | Posted By: Jonathan Gennick | Released: December 11, 2018, 12:34 pm
Lists are an essential aspect of technical writing. They are easy to create, yet many authors go wrong and end up with suboptimal presentation of their content. Are you using the right kinds of lists in your writing?
Looking Outside Your Discipline
Blog: SELECT | Posted By: Jonathan Gennick | Released: October 19, 2018, 8:40 am
It’s easy in the tech world to value deeper and deeper expertise on increasingly arcane topics. We build self-images and reputations around expertise on the finer points of technology and sometimes miss the greater gains to be had.
Choosing a Topic
Blog: SELECT | Posted By: Jonathan Gennick | Released: August 2, 2018, 7:45 am
What to write about? It’s a question I get fairly often, and it’s a question that any author – whether of books or blog posts – eventually struggles with. How does an author move from the desire or promise to write into having a topic that readers might be expected to care about?
When Failure Is an Option
Blog: SELECT | Posted By: Jonathan Gennick | Released: June 18, 2018, 10:36 am
I don’t get paid to be wrong all the time, but am I wrong often enough? Without the possibility of being wrong, am I learning, or have I stagnated? People say with great risk comes great reward, yet it must also follow that with great risk may come catastrophe. One cannot be true without the other.
Q&A: Surviving Extreme Automation and the Cloud
Blog: SELECT | Posted By: Jonathan Gennick | Released: February 26, 2018, 2:48 pm
Are you a DBA? Larry Ellison wants to eliminate your job. I heard him say so at OpenWorld. Artificial Intelligence. Machine Learning. Autonomous Databases. Typewriter and Computer used to be job titles, but today those words refer to objects.
Creating an Analytics and Dashboard Service over Breakfast
Blog: SELECT | Posted By: Jonathan Gennick | Released: April 4, 2017, 6:36 am
Microsoft’s cloud-based Power BI service makes it easy to move data into the cloud and provide dashboards, visualizations and ad-hoc query capabilities to others in the same organization. Power BI is power to the people to ask questions and get answers.
Take Advantage of IOUG Press Discounts
Blog: #IOUGenius | Posted By: Morgan Sherlock | Released: May 25, 2016, 8:08 am
IOUG Press is a cooperative publishing arrangement between Apress and the Independent Oracle User Group designed to give you the very best in detailed, need-to-know information for the Oracle professional.
IOUG Press Feature: Oracle Database 12c Performing Tuning Recipes
Blog: #IOUGenius | Posted By: Morgan Sherlock | Released: December 18, 2015, 3:08 pm
Oracle Database 12c Performance Tuning Recipes
Oracle Database 12c Performance Tuning Recipes delivers proven solutions to Oracle Database administrators grappling with vexing performance problems.