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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /29 Jul 2014 at 3:57pm / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 14: Damn the Cost, Full Speed Ahead

“Money is our madness, our vast collective madness. And of course, if the multitude is mad the individual carries his own grain of insanity around with him. I doubt if any man living hands out a pound note without a pang; and a real tremor, if he...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /27 Jul 2014 at 9:53am / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 13: The Great Pretender

Oh-oh, yes I'm the great pretender Pretending that I'm doing well My need is such, I pretend too much I'm lonely but no one can tell Yes, I'm the great pretender Just laughin' and gay like a clown I seem to be what I'm not, you...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /24 Jul 2014 at 12:39am / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 12: Throw Away that Execution Plan

Here's a little song I wrote You might want to sing it note for note: Don't worry, be happy. In every life we have some trouble; When you worry you make it double. Don't worry, be happy. —Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /22 Jul 2014 at 4:08pm / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 11: Abandon All Hope

“Through me the way among the people lost. All hope abandon, ye who enter in!” — Inscription on the gate of Hell from Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (14 th century) Previous installment: The story so far Next installment: Throw...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /29 Jun 2014 at 2:39pm / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN: The story so far (Part 1–10)

Previous installment: Mystery Tree First installment: DON’T PANIC Before continuing with this series, please take a minute to read any installments that you may have missed. Part 1—DON’T PANIC : Even experienced application developers...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /22 Jun 2014 at 3:08pm / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 10: Mystery Tree

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. —Hamlet (Act 1, Scene V) by William Shakespeare Previous installment: A Forest Hymn Next installment: The story so far First installment: DON’T...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /22 Jun 2014 at 12:54am / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 9: A Forest Hymn

The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave , And spread the roof above them—ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems; in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /16 Jun 2014 at 5:02pm / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 8: Tree Menagerie

If all the seas were one sea, What a great sea that would be! And if all the trees were one tree, What a great tree that would be! And if all the axes were one axe, What a great axe that would be! And if all the men were one man, What a great man he would...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /15 Jun 2014 at 6:08pm / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 7: Don’t pre-order your EXPLAIN PLAN

I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Indeed, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all. —Ogden Nash’s humorous take on Joyce Kilmer’s famous poem Previous installment: Trees Rule Next...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /14 Jun 2014 at 6:11am / Oracle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the EXPLAIN PLAN Part 6: Trees Rule

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth's flowing ***; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in...
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