Yong's site, well the Oracle pages are superb. His homepage also details some of his other interests. Yong started out as a PhD graduate and became an Oracle DBA in 1999 and his previous experience was as a web programmer. The site contains details on this.
I will return to Yong’s site in future blog posts as there is a huge amount of content, some internals, some undocumented stuff and also some Oracle security information / bugs etc. I want to talk about some of the individual pages again later. I have already three links for quite a long time to Yongs site on my Oracle Security white papers page. These are to Yong’s Oracle Idiosyncrasies page, his Oracle Executables page and his Speculation of X$ Table Names page. These pages include some great research into Oracle internals. Yongs Oracle page first includes a section of freeware that includes pstats for Windows, pio and topio for Solaris and Windows and Windows oerr for Oracle. His Oracle database section includes Q&A tips, Oracle idiosyncrasies, an under construction section that includes investigations into tracing Oracle processes on Windows and Unix. Pages on Miscellaneous Oracle Notes, X$ tables, Oracle binaries, Oracle and Perl and much much more. Yong also has a miscellaneous section and a web programming section.
This is a great site for a browse and worth taking a look. I will talk again in later posts about some of Yong’s findings.