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Kicking off this week are posts recommended by Gwen Shapira who also took a few minutes to share her production advice for developers.
Not strictly Oracle related, but fun story of how Catherine the Python-Oracle geek got hacked during her own presentation.
Dominic Brooks looked for upgrade tips and got some excellent advice.
Baron Schwartz, on MySQL Performance Blog, shares sound advice on why you can’t rely on a replica for disaster recovery.
Ronald Bradford makes the case against using rpm packaging for MySQL.
In SQL Server news Linchea Shea says for performance impact, forget about sets and focus on loops.
And to close things off a last minute entry by Christo Kutrovsky – designing for Exadata, maximizing storage indexes use.