Better At Oracle

A collection of tutorials, code and tools to help you get better using Oracle



I am Stephen O'Donnell, a software developer, swimmer, hiker and surfer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and "Better At Oracle" is my Oracle related blog.

In my day job I am a database designer, trouble shooter and database performance expert, with about 10 years experience running big Oracle database systems. I am also quite partial to a bit of Perl hacking and more recently Ruby and Ruby on Rails Development.


This website is my attempt at creating a great learning resource to help beginners get to grips with Oracle Database development. Here I will post articles, tutorials, code and anything else I find relevant to Oracle database development.


You can contact me at and if you are not cheeky or rude, I will do my best to reply.