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An interview question that check knowledge of Oracle SQL character functions.

Level: Beginner

Question: Find all employee names beginning with ‘S’ not using LIKE operator.

Method #1: INSTR function

SELECT ename
FROM emp
WHERE INSTR(ename, 1)='S'


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Tricks And Workarounds

Understanding ASCII Art

It’s pretty easy to see that I’ve taken the step of using ASCII art in my next game, Gemstone Keeper, and it’s pretty difficult to not notice it if you see the screenshots I’ve been posting for #IndieDevHour or Screenshot Saturday. 1,296 more words


ASCII Values

//Program to Print All ASCII Values in C Programming

#include <stdio.h>
void main() {
int i = 0;
char ch;
for (i = 0; i < 256; i++) {
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32 years of brilliant video game box art - #25 (1990) King of the Zoo

Another year, another countdown, another birthday.  And I’m boxing it all up, tying a nice little bow around it, and turning the ripe old age of 32 with a celebration of 32 BRILLIANT examples of FANTASTIC video game box art.   180 more words


Tech Talk: Importing a Waypoint ASCII File in GPS Pathfinder Office

This Frontier Precision Tech Talk demonstrates how to import a Waypoint ASCII file in GPS Pathfinder Office. You may import either of the following file extensions: 49 more words


Reinventing Morse Code using modern theory

In my recent account of Morse code, I remarked on how efficient the code is, even though it was devised a century before information theory was invented. 1,029 more words


InstallScript Characters

Since I couldn’t find it documented anywhere, and it took me a bit to figure out, just thought it would be nice to note it here. 50 more words