Programming
Dream Jobs That You're Glad You Didn't Pursue (AKA: How "Enterprise" Applications Work)
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya
The day finally came to launch the product but there was no fanfare. No big payoff. No feeling of fulfillment. It was merely a quiet launch with one beta customer. You didn’t know what to do with yourself so you sat there all day refreshing a view on the database to spy on what they were doing. Answer: not much. The things they did do, they did wrong. They found bugs.

Swap Table Names Between Inserts And Selects on the Same Line using Regular Expressions
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ sathya

Background: For the past few days weeks, I have been working on a way to export selective data from one schema to import into another. Now the problem is that “selective” data refers to the data as stored across various tables in the custom application that I’ve been working on, with elaborate relational links between the tables ( if you’re curious, the table count on the related data was about 65) - so it was not just couple of tables that I had to export.


Brush up your PL/SQL knowledge with PL/SQL Challenge
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ sathya
If you’re looking to brush up on your PL/SQL knowledge, PL/SQL challenge is pretty nice. It’s a daily challenge quiz, where you are presented with multiple choice or true/false questions. It’s an initiative by Steven Feuerstein , who’s pretty well known. I just joined in, first few questions were not too tough πŸ™‚ Join in, there’s some great prizes to be won . If you know of any more such websites, do drop in a comment and let me know.

Take a screenshot of your desktop and upload to ImageShack imgur easily
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ sathya

I wanted a simple tool to upload to Imageshack with minimum fuss and absolutely no config settings, couldn’t find any such so I built one myself.Β  Just extract all the files to a folder, run the executable, and if you want to upload something to Β Imageshack, hit PrintScreen and double click the icon on the system tray, it’ll automatically upload to ImageShack imgur, and once upload is done, will give you a notification and copy the ImageShack imgur URL to the clipboard.