I’m NOT an Oracle DBA

I really despise Oracle. It’s a great database and works ridiculously well, but it’s just entirely too complicated and difficult to get setup for most standard applications. I’ve got an application I’m trying to get running and it’s driving me crazy. I guess there’s a reason Oracle is often used with Java/J2EE applications.

I’m hoping I’ll be able to rewrite the application in Rails (and use a different database), but I’m not sure what the client will think. It needs to run on Apache, but apparently they run their webapps on Tomcat. It would be kind of fun to use Tapestry on a real, full-blown app, but I don’t really have the time for that right now. We’ll see. Maybe I could write it how I want it, host it myself, and go from there.

I guess I just needed somewhere to vent since this Oracle import is driving me crazy and it’s 12:22AM.