My name's Scott Wesley and I'm a Oracle Database Consultant & Trainer with Sage Computing Services. We're based in Perth, Australia - the most isolated capital in the world.
Check out my social network for ways to contact me.
These days I'm a huge fan of most things APEX with a big dash of jQuery. Though I have a rich interest & history with SQL & PL/SQL. I've done hard time on major Forms & Reports applications.
I'm a frequent contributer to the Australian Oracle User Group and enjoy presenting on niche topics. My past presentations are coalesced here
In 2014 I was recognised as an Oracle ACE.
In 2015 Apress published my book on using jQuery in APEX.
About this blog
When deciding on a name for this blog I had a few choices:
- Use my own name - for some people I think that works rather well. Some people gathered some form of identity before they started blogging, so their name can become similar to a brand.
- Refer to an Oracle product - I didn't want to pin myself to one particular product. While I consider myself a PL/SQL developer, I also use Forms, Apex etc. Over time all of us might migrate into other product lines. If I so chose to rabble about something Oracle, I wouldn't feel out of place.
- Do something else - I like to be different. There are some successful blogs out there (Oracle and otherwise) whose name doesn't obviously reflect the content involved.
It was suggested it was a little far removed; and while it has served me for around 30 months, I found another term I feel encapsulates the style of my blog and my approach to a number of facets of life - grassroots oracle.
I think that whatever the challenge, we should approach it with a good a fundamental understanding. Conversely, instead of fighting fires - we should be tackling the root cause of an issue. This goes for all walks of life. Develop good grass roots in a given topic, and it should thrive - pardon the pun ;-)
My inaugural post detailing my original blog title may be found here. I've also retained a portion of the original artwork in the new header - it's from a painting by a fellow who lived on the island known as Japan in the 18th century. Much can be interpreted from this philosopher's doodling - the rough English translation of this painting is "Universe". David Suzuki comments on it well, but many like to contemplate for themselves and build their own interpretation.
You might consider the use of grass roots understanding to use Oracle effectively, and solve the various problems using the triangle circle square analogy.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.