Simple tools I use

Just a quick note about two tools I use:

TextPad – my favorite text editor. I know everyone has their own, but this is mine.

UnixUtls – Unix like tools on a Windows command line.


P.S. I need to do a post about my approach to doing database work. I work from a Windows 10 laptop supporting Linux and HP Unix Oracle database servers. I am command line oriented and I like my Windows text editor. But some things work better on the database server itself such as a query that dumps out a ton of output. Or if you want to get a timing on a query without including the network time from my laptop (now at home over the VPN). But usually it is easier to work on my laptop without any network between me and my files. Plus, my 64-bit editor can open very large files. I use Python as my main programming language, and I have a 32-bit Python installed on my laptop. The UnixUtls let me do things like ls, find, and diff on my laptop. I probably use diff the most. All of this is in the Windows command prompt. I am a dinosaur I know with my command line orientation. Anyway, there is a ton I could say so rather than post a huge discussion I at least wanted to mention the two tools above.

About Bobby

I live in Chandler, Arizona with my wife and three daughters. I work for US Foods, the second largest food distribution company in the United States. I have worked in the Information Technology field since 1989. I have a passion for Oracle database performance tuning because I enjoy challenging technical problems that require an understanding of computer science. I enjoy communicating with people about my work.
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2 Responses to Simple tools I use

  1. Karl Kranich says:

    I didn’t know about UnixUtls – thanks!

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