Using Oracle Membership Provider in a Transaction

October 25, 2009
ASP.NET membership providers are nice framework for managing users and roles in ASP.NET Web applications but they have a strong weakness: they do not support transactions. Why We Need Transactions During User Registration? We may need to use transactions for example when we want to register new user account, assign few roles to it and

Connect to Oracle Express Edition from Remote Machine

November 20, 2008
For development purposes and small applications I prefer using Oracle Database 10g Express Edition instead of the heavyweight Oracle Database 10g / 11g Enterprise. It can be installed and run for just 2-3 minutes but it has a small problem: by default the TNS Listener listens for connections on port 1521 from the local machine