An Interview with Kerry Osborne

Captivating interview with Kerry Osborne

Julian Dontcheff's Database Blog

No introductions needed, the only and only Kerry Osborne:

Tell us what you remember about your first experiences with Oracle 2

I was just out of college – my first job. The first day they handed me a set of Oracle manuals (I think there was only one book actually). Maybe a half an inch thick. It was running on Vax/VMS and it stack dumped on a pretty regular basis. I figured out a couple sure fire ways to make it it crash. :) The company was already using it and had written a bunch of Fortran OCI stuff that was pretty cool. (I had actually worked on some of the Fortran code while I was still in college – that’s how I got the job). That system had a fairly large subroutine library in object file format only. They had some how lost the source code. Fortunately we had…

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