As I’m between jobs at the moment, I’ve had time to sit and reflect on possible future career directions.
With Deb’s help and inspiration (“if that washing isn’t done by the time I get back, there’ll be trouble!”) I think I may have come up with something.
Yep, I’m looking into the possibility of becoming an Evil Genius and Megalomaniac. After all, I’ve already got the alter-ego – I mean, “The Anti-Kyte”, that’s never going to be a super hero name, is it ?
Apart from that, there’s also the costume to consider. Let’s face facts here, mine is just not a figure that would be flattered by brightly coloured spandex.
If I’m going to run an efficient evil empire, I’ll need a properly designed and efficient data-driven application. Everything must be thoroughly tested. The temperature control on the piranha tank failing or some meddling super-spy escaping the cunningly planned trap at a crucial moment could do untold damage to the share price.
A suite of automated tests that I can run repeatedly to verify both functionality and performance under load is a must-have.
In that case, I’m going to need a way of running my test suite, then quickly rolling back the resultant database changes, fixing any problems and running it all over again.
It’s time to take a fresh look at the Flashback functionality available in the Oracle Database. (more…)