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Jon Emmons to speak in New England

Don't miss this great value on New England Oracle training from one of the world's top Oracle experts.

Jon Emmons, creator of the #1 Oracle blog “Life After Coffee” will be presenting a amazing full-day lesson in Oracle shell scripting and SQL tuning.

This is an indispensable presentation for anyone who wants to understand how to create robust Linux/UNIX scripts for Oracle database management.

Jon’s presentation will be at the Green Mountain Oracle Users Group in Burlington Vermont, a incredible value for only $20.  Jon will appear to autograph his book "Easy Linux Commands" and Rampant TechPress has donated over $300 in free books and Linux posters to giveaway.

Seating is limited, and to reserve your spot, Please RSVP to by 5/2/2007

Jon Emmons agenda

Many of the best tools for performing complex tasks, monitoring services and automating common administration duties are already included in your UNIX and Linux systems.  In this presentation we will examine how to identify tasks to be scripted, discuss many of the key tools for writing shell scripts and examine specific techniques for building robust, reliable shell scripts.

The first step to developing scripts is to identify the needs of your environment.  We will discuss how nearly all repeated tasks can be at least partially automated.  While repeated manual tasks are the most obvious candidate for scripting we will also discuss the value of scripting complex tasks which may only be performed occasionally.  Finally we will discuss how shell scripting can be applied for purposes like monitoring and tuning.

Next we will look at the anatomy of a shell script including examples for several common purposes.  Many common tools will be introduced and we will investigate how these simple tools can be combined to perform complex tasks.  Loops and decision making will be discussed and how they can be employed to react to specific conditions on the system.  Methods for developing, troubleshooting and testing will also be covered.

As with any system it is important to know how you will get feedback when something goes wrong with your shell scripts.  We will discuss how to configure your environment so errors in shell scripts are reported properly.

Materials for this presentation will include a hardcopy of the presentation outlines and the example scripts shown.  The example scripts will also be made available for download after the presentation.

Jon Emmons is the author of “Easy Linux Commands: Working Examples of Linux Command Syntax” and “Oracle Shell Scripting: Linux and UNIX Programming for Oracle” both available from Rampant TechPress (  .)  In addition to his print offerings Jon is also author of the popular blog Life After Coffee (  ) where he writes on many topics including Oracle, system administration, music and humor.  Jon has several years of experience in system and database administration and is currently working as an Oracle consultant.


  Cost Event:

   - Free for Members

  -  Membership Fee for Non-members

Lunch Buffet:

   - $10 if members register before May 2nd., $20 after that.

   - $10 non-members if register before May 2nd., $20 after that.


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