A friend/coworker of mine - Steve Muench – gave it high praise and pointed me to some examples of his own use of the software. So I downloaded it yesterday, read the documentation (gasp! It did make it easier to use) and played with it. It was very easy to use – especially if you lay out what you want in powerpoint and then record the presentation. I’ll be playing with just using my Linux desktop and SQLPlus as well.
Anyway, last night I opened the queues up on asktom and hoped to get a question that would be nicely answered using this technique.
The third question in my queue this morning fit nicely (guess I did not need to take 30 of them, oh well, gives me something to do over lunch…). It was about hash joins and how they work.
You hear/see it here. Give me feedback on whether you like the approach. If it works out I’ll get a real microphone and buy the software. Might be nice to publish bits and pieces of the seminar I do from time to time in 10/15 minute “sound bites” or to answer a question that would be hard to answer just using written text.