As I'm mostly using Oracle for work projects, the concept of the DUAL dummy table has become quite intuitive. I hardly ever think about the days when I was playing around with that table to find out its purpose (e.g. writing into it when DUAL was still a physical object, and thus killing the whole … Continue reading SQL Trouble with dummy tables →
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If you want to start booking, there is a list of hotels in the Accommodation page.
And don't forget to sign up in the Attendees list.
Local travel information will be released as soon as we finish cranking up the plan.
Open Database camp is free, but we still have expenses to get the job done.
We need both official sponsors and …
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