Toad the Lunch Box

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Toad used to just be a simple freeware software program. Oracle developers could download it and use it in a matter of a few minutes. Today, it’s an entire brand at Quest Software – and does everything from Oracle to Apache Hadoop and surely isn’t limited to just developers anymore. This week my friend and co-worker Steven launched a new …

Find ‘Click Here’ Anchor Text In Your WordPress Posts using SQL

thatjeffsmith Personal Tech, Toad® Stuff (Retired) 4 Comments

I love Lisa Barone. She helps me understand things like Search Engine Optimization (SEO). So when she posted today an article called ’10 Things EVERYONE Should Know about SEO In 2011′, I read it right away. Please take a second now to read it, as I’m going to help you fix problem #7. 7. [Click Here] is never suitable anchor …

Stump the Toad Chump!

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Ask questions, get answers – and a Toadie! He wants questions. You want answers (and a Toad). So, ask away – stump the Toad chump! We’re looking for challenging questions dealing with Oracle Database and Toad, for example: Can Toad do that? I had this problem once where… I hate it when… The Rules! If I like your question, you …

Toad Jobs

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A lot of good news this week about jobs here in the United States and a bunch of new hires for the month of April has many people feeling much better about the US economy. After being hammered with depressing reports for the past two years, it’s very nice to see the pendulum swing in the other direction. Quest has …

Date Night

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For most couples, ‘date night’ is something to look forward to, but unfortunately does not come around often enough. For others, even the word ‘date’ sends a chill down their spine. It’s not an adverse reaction to their partner, but rather a unpleasant reminder to the daily toil that is working with DATE formatted data in their relational database. Wow, …

SQL Server vs Oracle Via Toad

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This is not a volley in the RDMBS wars. This is a quick cheat sheet for getting started using Toad for SQL Server if you are already used to using Toad for Oracle. Pages not Windows Toad for Oracle is a classic Windows application that utilizes a classic MDI presentation. Toad for SQL Server uses ‘Document Tabs’ for each ‘Window’ …

Proposed Outline: Toad Book

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Time. I finally have some ‘free’ time. I have chosen to spend this time wisely. Instead of being reactive to e-mails, phone calls, IMs, tweets, pokes, etc, I am going to get serious about my book. The book has been inside my head for several years now, and I feel comfortable enough with the story to put it into words. …