When you get bit by precision & scale in PL/SQLโ€ฆ
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
I got a bug assigned to me where my application was returning an incorrect value. Some background: The function was an age check function which takes in date of birth & start date and returns the age. In this specific case, the date of birth was 05.01.1951 and start date was 01.01.2016 - the expected age that was to be returned(after round off to 4) was 64.9892. The application, however was returning 65.

Troubleshooting Oracleโ€™s ORA-01017 errors
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya

Was writing this for Stack Overflowโ€˜s tag wiki on ORA-01017, thought I’ll post it here as well.

ORA-01017 is the error code shown my Oracle when a login attempt to the database was not successful.

Is Oracle trying to kill VirtualBox? >>> No.
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathya
It seems Oracle is hellbent on destroying whatever good Sun had done to the Open Source Ecosystem. The latest product to get the axe seems to be none other than the Flagship Virtualization program xVM VirtualBox. [โ€ฆ.] All tests show that VirtualBox 3.2 lacks any semblance of stability, crashing any operating system running on it randomly. VirtualBox 3.1.8, using the binary-only release for Linux, works like a charm. It is also apparent that VirtualBox 3.