Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones is a Senior Principal Product Manager working with the Oracle Database Data Access team on APIs for languages including Python, Node.js, Go, PHP and the ODPI-C library. He has responsibilities for Oracle Call Interface (OCI) and related Oracle Database APIs; for Oracle Database clients such as Oracle Instant Client; and for general database adoption by developers. He co-released the popular book "The Underground PHP and Oracle Manual" and is the author of a number of technical articles. Christopher has presented at conferences around the world, including last year's PyConZA.

Accepted Talks:

Python-oracledb: the new, Thin driver for Oracle Database

Oracle recently released a major update to its Python driver for Oracle Database and gave it a new name: python-oracledb. It has a brand new 'Thin' mode that makes installation quicker, and using it simpler and faster. This talk shows how easy it now is to install and access Oracle Database using Python's standard DB API. There will be live code examples including some best practices for data fetching and insertion. Some installation and usage differences between Thin and traditional Thick mode will be discussed, so you can decide which mode suits your applications. At the conclusion is a brief discussion about using python-oracledb in some common Frameworks and ORMs.

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