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Earlier, I mentioned a threading bug that I had introduced. I had tripped up on a variation of an antipattern that I’m usually alert to, so in the interest of …

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I was working with Steve recently on a Postgres-related bug in our test JDBC driver. Alec gave us a Postgres factoid that helped us figure out what was going on. …

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Many of our stories include a task called DAT (Developer Acceptance Testing). The DAT task is a final task to make sure that the story card matches the implementation. (A …

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This mostly comes from two other sources Killing Oracle Session and What’s blocking my lock? This involves the system tables v$lock and v$session, and using the ‘ALTER SYSTEM’ statement. This …