Where did all these files come from?

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 2 Comments

A friend, let’s call her ‘Helen’ for the sake of this post, texted me the other day, wondering why she had all these dozens/hundreds (?) of files in her Windows home directory. She was confused. Where did they come from? Were they safe to delete? I asked her what they were called, and the filename sounded VERY MUCH like what …

Working with RESTful Services, BLOBs, and Media Types

thatjeffsmith ORDS 2 Comments

Let’s say you have some files, stored as BLOBs, in your database, and you want to make them available via REST. So of course you install Oracle REST Data Services, and now you have two options: REST Enable the table or Deploy a custom RESTful service With the first option, I get an ‘automatic’ REST endpoint for my resource, which …