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Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide

Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide

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by Ian Abramson, Michael Abbey, Michael Corey

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Provides beginning DBAs and developers with a solid foundation in the database administration and programming basics needed to embark on an Oracle career. The focus is on Oracle Database 10g, but you’ll get the fundamentals applicable to all Oracle database releases.


Provides beginning DBAs and developers with a solid foundation in the database administration and programming basics needed to embark on an Oracle career. The focus is on Oracle Database 10g, but you’ll get the fundamentals applicable to all Oracle database releases.

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These two guides distill the essential features of the newest version of the complex and weighty Oracle database. For absolute beginners, Beginner's Guide aims in straightforward language to reduce the intimidation factor by covering basic concepts, from architecture to using XML with Oracle databases. Step-by-step projects, chapter mastery checks, and test-yourself progress checks aid in self-study; "Ask the Expert" sidebars and notes add extra information without interrupting the flow. Highly recommended for public libraries. Essentials serves more as a basic reference for existing Oracle users, with chapters organized largely into lengthy definitions and explanations of features. It will also be of use to ambitious beginners and will particularly help upgraders. The authors highlight 10g features that differ from those in the older 8i and 9i versions, while tips, tables, and notes throughout add useful information. An appendix includes a chapter-by-chapter summary of new 10g features, and the title ends with a nice overview of grid computing (the "g" in 10g). For medium and larger libraries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Two new Oracle instruction and resource titles from Osborne/McGraw-Hill are indispensable additions to personal and professional reference collections. Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide (0072230789; 416 pages; $39.99) is the collective effort of Oracle experts Ian Abramson, Michael Abbey and Michael Corey. Oracle Database 10g provides neophytes with the fundamental concepts of Oracle Database 10g administration and programming. Through self-paced tutorials, readers will learn about database essentials, the role of the administrator, and large database features. Oracle Database 10g includes an in-depth introduction to SQL, PL/SQL, Java, and XML programming.

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McGraw-Hill Education
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Oracle Press
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Meet the Author

Michael S. Abbey (Ottawa, CN) has been using Oracle for 15 years, has coauthored seven books for Oracle Press, and has given presentations on Oracle throughout North America and Europe. Michael leads the Pythian Group’s dbaSource team in Ottawa, Canada, which provides Internet-based Oracle DBA support. Michael has been a volunteer in Oracle user groups, facilitating delivery of IOUG–A’s IOUG-A Live! from 1997 to 2000. Michael J. Corey (Newton, MA) is currently CTO with OneWarranty.com. Prior to this, he was the CEO of Database Technologies, Inc. which was the first consulting company in the eastern US to specialize in RDBMS’. Michael has been working with Oracle since Version 3 and is an active member of various Oracle user communities. In addition to his membership in the Northeast Oracle Users Group, he is a founding member of the ECO conference and has served as president of the International Oracle Users Group–Americas (IOUG–A). Ian Abramson (Toronto, CN) is CTO of Data Warehousing for Data Visions Incorporated, in Toronto, Canada. Ian has 14 years of experience as an Oracle architect, designer, developer, and DBA; he has focused on data warehousing for the past five. As the director of educational programming for the IOUG–A, he has created top-notch educational programs for the Oracle user community. Ian presents at Oracle conferences worldwide and is a faculty member of the IOUG–A University Master Class program.

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Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great place for inexperienced Oracle developers to begin learning about the new 10g architecture. Designed as a crash-course in everything one would need to know to effectively maintain and develop for an Oracle database, this book does a good job to quickly get the reader in control of this potentially complex data system. After a brief introduction to Oracle data types and the basic environment (like tables, views, and indexes), the authors present a fairly detailed section on writing data queries. While much in this section can be applied to some of the more recent versions of Oracle, it is targeted to the 10g platform. The reader interested in this section will also likely want to read Chapter 6, which focuses on writing PL/SQL. For the aspiring database administrator, there are some very good sections on what an Oracle DBA should do. While simply reading these sections won¿t make you a DBA, they contain a lot of good information including discussions on networking issues and disaster recovery. The rest of the book contains a lot of information on Oracle features, which can be used by both database developers and DBAs. Examples include Oracle¿s use of XML and Java, as well as database maintenance issues for supporting large datasets. This is a great beginner¿s book to Oracle 10g, as it includes just enough information to be useful, but not so much that it becomes overwhelming. This is definitely a good book to pick up if you are new to Oracle or the 10g platform.
DBAinProgress More than 1 year ago
I was using this book as my "gateway" book into Oracle 10g. What a mistake. It is for beginner's in that it covers a wide range of topics with little depth however to the point of inaccuracy. This book is riddled with errors in its examples and the writing style is not very clear at all. It seems like 1/3 of the book contains sentences stating "oh this part is very important to learn" instead of getting to the meat and potatoes. I would definitely fire whoever proofread the book. It almost seems like English is not the first language of the author(s) or they are horrible at getting their thoughts across on paper. Skip this one!!!
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