January 31, 2017

Change the Output Format of a Date with TO_DATE

If you’re working with DATE fields in Oracle, and select this data, you’ll see the dates in the default output format. Depending on your location, the default date format could be DD-MON-YYYY or something similar. If you want to display dates in a different format, use the Oracle TO_DATE function.

Python 3.6 May be the Tipping Point

Python is a major programming language, eco-system and community. It is influential in numerous domains: scientific computing, Web applications, DevOps, education. It is being used extensively by prominent companies and by hobbyists. But, the Python 2/Python 3 dichotomy caused a lot of frustration for large swaths of the community. I