This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi, I wants to connect my oracle database using JDBC and the jdbc driver shipped with Oracle 8. In order to improve performance, I want to use ipc connection. I have a few questions here: 1. Does Thin drivers work with IPC? 2. I tested with oci8 drivers, it worked. However I have to set the environment variables ORACLE_HOME, ORACLE_SID and LD_LIABRARY_PATH. Is there a way that I don't have to setup these as environment variables? Or can I set these programmatically? Thanks in advance, Frank