Lewis Cunningham has once again given us a gem from the world of Oracle’s relational DBMS! This time, he has written ORA_Tweet, an API to send/receive Tweets (microblog posts) from within Oracle 11g. Major kudos to Lewis Cunningham for writing and releasing ORA Tweet to Sourceforge.net 🙂
Call the Twitter API from within an Oracle database. ORA_Tweet uses the UTL_HTTP API within Oracle to call the update_status API. It is written completely in PL/SQL.
So, my question is… Will someone write a Flickr API for Sybase ASE?
This came over the wire from twitter:
Perl is not going away
Sterling Hanenkamp wrote a great response to the now-infamous TIOBE Index article about how Perl is on its way out. This article is the sort of thing I wish I’d done when I was doing PR for The Perl Foundation. Sterling’s given me permission to republish it here. Here’s a link to the original. — Andy (Lester)
I’ve been taking DDJ for a couple years now. It’s cheap and occasionally has something interesting in it, but it’s been less interesting than I remember it being when I read it in college. I’ve been much more enamored with the Communciations of the ACM. Today, I received my issue and there’s an interview with Paul Jansen of TIOBE Software.