Free Oracle 10g Express Edition

Finally!

Oracle has released a free version of their database, called Oracle 10g Express Edition. Microsoft has been doing this for years with MSDE and now with SQL Server 2005 Express Edition.

There’s some discussion about how this will affect usage of MySQL. Based on my experience with both databases, MySQL has Oracle beat by a mile on small footprint and ease of use. Let’s just say we won’t be seeing masses of Perl and PHP programmers flocking to Oracle anytime soon. But this is a great start at marketing to new PHP and Java developers.

Start Small, Get Big
Growth Secrets for Self-Funded Startups. It'll Change Your Life.
What you get for signing up:
  • A 170-page ebook collecting my best startup articles from the past 5 years
  • Previously unpublished startup-related screencasts
  • Exclusive revenue-growing techniques I don't publish on this blog
"The ideas and information Rob provides should be required reading for anyone that wants to create a successful business on the web." ~ Jeff Lewis
Startups for the Rest of Us...
If you're trying to grow your startup you've come to the right place. I'm a serial web entrepreneur here to share what I've learned in my 11 years as a self-funded startup founder. Luckily several thousand people have decided to stick around and join the conversation.

For more on why you should read this blog, go here.