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Posted October 24, 2011
I think the authors did a really good job and tried to cover as much as possible. I liked the information that the book provided and found it easy to follow and informative. I actually bought this book to help with my PL/SQL class that I am taking. The required book for my PL/SQL class I find hard to understand and comprehend not to mention the examples hard to follow. This book helped me pull my grade from a C- to a B+.
Posted March 19, 2008
This book has the worst index I have ever encountered. The chapter topics are appropriate and I was depending upon this book to teach me what I am eager to learn, but the chapters are filled with uninteresting examples and only a very sketchy discussion of concepts. There are frequent cross references, like in chapter 5 it suggests reading chapters 8 and 9 first. Also, it pretty much assumes that you have been programming PL/SQL for years and only use the book to catch up on what has changed since the previous versions of Oracle. Frankly, I feel cheated. I am starting over looking for a book on the subject. In the meantime I will read some of the excellent articles I have found on the web.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 3, 2004
SQL developers experienced with non-Oracle databases or Oracle developers who are looking for a good reference manual should definitely pick up a copy of this book. Inexperienced SQL developers will probably get more out of Oracle Press¿ other excellent book PL/SQL 101. This book begins exactly the way experienced developers would expect¿it starts out at a running pace. The book takes the next hundred-or-so pages just discussing PL/SQL basics. Where this book excels is in its examples. Each and every PL/SQL principle is clearly illustrated with many clear and relevant examples. The author then begins into a discussion of advanced PL/SQL techniques, which includes a discussion of cursors, built-in functions, and records. The middle section of the book covers management and syntax of Oracle packages and functions. This excellent discussion covers such issues as package scope and permissions. This discussion naturally leads into advanced PL/SQL techniques including transactions, pipes, and various built-in DBMS packages. Finally, the book rounds out its PL/SQL discussions by reviewing use of Large Objects (LOB). In this section, the author discusses use and retrieval of data in this format. I would highly recommend this book to experienced Oracle or even non-Oracle developers who want to sharpen their PL/SQL skills or who are looking for a really good PL/SQL reference. This is a must-have book for anyone serious about their PL/SQL development work.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 25, 2008
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