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While typing my last post I was interrupted by a so-called “.Net Developer who just earned his PMP.” He’s been “featured” here before for asking “very intelligent questions.” =) This time he told me he had just bundled some application and given to a DBA to run it when they received an error message: Oracle[blah blah blah].dll not found!!!

"So this program you wrote is trying to connect to an Oracle database?", I asked. “Yes”. “And what technology are you using to connect?” “Huh???” “Are you using ODP.NET?” “HUH???” “Are you using Oracle Data Provider for .NET?” “Yes.” “Does the client also have it OR have you included it with your application?” “HUH???”

And on and on it goes…


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