Overuse of views

This one always amazes me. How far people are willing to go to save them selves some tpng. I’m talking about the tendency of many developers to create some sort of a container for everything they do. Specifically I’m talking about the overuse of views. Don’t get me wrong, views have their place in the world but come on! I frequently show up on customer sites where there are performance issues. In most cases the performance boils down to bad sql and in many cases…

Single Sign On Capture

I’ve been working at a customer site lately that has a lot of interesting security requirements.  I’m obviously not getting into detail there but let’s suffice to say that it is probably the most complex such situation that I’ve come across. One of the simpler requirements was to know who was using each and every Discoverer report that was being run.  Initially I thought this would be simple enough to do through the “The Discoverer V5 EUL” business area that comes with the installation and…