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Some things you probably didn’t know about Oracle tracing (Chicago edition)

Today, I had the honor of speaking online to the Chicago Oracle Users Group in their “20 in 2020” webinar series. In this presentation, I talk about why it’s OK to trace everything on your system and how to do it safely, and I explain why you’d want to do that in the first place.

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Some things you probably didn’t know about Oracle tracing (Dallas edition)

It really is OK to trace everything—even your whole database if you want to. But you have to do it right. This session explains how to safely trace anything you want, and why you’d want to trace your programs in the first place. This is a Dallas Oracle Users Group (DOUG) webinar presentation, recorded on 7 May 2020.

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Method R Workbench: The Pesky, Intermittent Performance Problem

New Method R Workbench features are always inspired by needs discovered on real projects. Two new features of the soon-to-be-released Workbench 9—the radically faster mrskew utility, and a new trace file cropping utility called mrcrop—make it faster and easier than ever to shred through millions of lines of Oracle trace data to find exactly what you need. In this video, I tell the story of how to get to the bottom of a pesky, intermittent performance problem within just a couple minutes of receiving your trace files.

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Method R Workbench: Opening HTML Files Automatically …Or Not

Whenever you load an Oracle trace file into Method R Workbench, the application automatically opens a tab on your default web browser, displaying your shareable HTML5 profile report. But when I load files during software demos, my loads usually don’t open a browser tab.

This video explains why we made opening a tab the default behavior, and why my teammates and I usually turn it off.

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Seven Workflows Using Oracle SQL Developer and Method R Workbench

This simple, silent video shows seven common workflows for generating Oracle trace files in Oracle SQL Developer using Method R Trace and then processing the data in Method R Workbench.

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Bob Rhubart Interviews Cary Millsap about the New Third Edition of “Mastering Oracle Trace Data”

At the GLOC 2019 conference, my friend Bob Rhubart met me at the base of the big staircase at the Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center to talk about the new third edition of my book, The Method R Guide to Mastering Oracle Trace Data. It’s always fun talking to Bob.

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Trace Your Code—All of It

A couple weeks ago, my friend Bob Rhubart at Oracle dropped me a note asking if I’d like to participate in his 2-Minute Tech Tip series for his blog at OTN.

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Profiler 6.0

Method R Profiler is a software tool for measuring Oracle user response times. Version 6 is our biggest upgrade in ten years. You’re going to love what we’ve done.

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Why You Need a Profiler for Oracle

If you use Oracle and you care about performance, then you need a profiler for Oracle. This video, created and narrated by Cary Millsap, explains why.