Oracle Press is a marketing label used by McGraw Hill to market its line of Oracle books – the books are not formally written by Oracle Corporation nor are they formally tech edited by Oracle Corporation, although some employees of Oracle Corporation have used McGraw Hill as a publishing company. At least for me, for several years the “Officially Authorized Oracle Press” logo on books published by McGraw Hill seemed to be endorsement of the books by Oracle Corporation, but that is not the case.Comments Off | Filed in Oracle | Tags: book
I came across this Chinese website that has hundreds of e-books about Oracle, Microsoft, Dreamweaver, Flash, Java, PHP, mySQL, Linux, Cisco and many many more, all ready for your online reading pleasure. I do not think this is legal. At least, it is as legal as software piracy.2 Comments | Filed in ColdFusion, Oracle | Tags: book
I believe that both electronic and print media can, and will, coexist together in harmony without one replacing the other. I admit that I buy books less often than what I used to in the past. Usually I buy books for authors I know and I like. I subscribe to Safari Books Online mostly because I am online at least eight hours a day.
Even professionals who can be very good book authors shy away from writing a book because “the figures just don’t add up” especially that “these days, when you can self-publish on the Web, or publish your book as a PDF and sell it online, writing a book is not such a compelling deal”. Even my favorite author reads books on his Palm Pilot :).6 Comments | Filed in Technology | Tags: book
I have just noticed that OTN has now an Oracle 10g Book Center. The page lists Oracle books from Oracle Press, Apress, Elsevier Digital Press, O’Reilly & Associates, Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference, Rampant, TechPress and Sams Publishing.
Each book has a direct link to Amazon.com and most of them have sample chapters for you to download. There is also a single page to download all sample book chapters.
Check out the Oracle 10g Book Center on OTN.4 Comments | Filed in Oracle | Tags: book
Triggered by Francois’s comment, I have created a new collaborative book on oradot: The Oracle Resources Book. This is an online book that you can contribute to and I urge you to do so. The more Oracle community members add information to this book, the more useful it becomes. There are a lot of Oracle information out there in the cyberspace and the Oracle Resources Book should not re-invent the wheel in my opinion, rather than, at the least, point the Oracle professionals and newbies to the right direction.2 Comments | Filed in Oracle | Tags: book, oradot
I was setting up my environment to test out the examples in the book “Expert Oracle Database Architecture“. I started to set up runstats, a tool that measures the elapsed time, system statistics and latching. To use runstats, I (scott/tiger) needed access to some v$ tables (a.k.a. magic dynamic performance tables). On page xxxii of the book, it says: Continue reading…7 Comments | Filed in Oracle, Tips | Tags: book
I downloaded part of Tom Kyte’s newest book “Expert Oracle Database Architecture – 9i and 10g Programming Techniques and Solutions” from Tom’s blog and started reading with interest (Can’t wait until the book is available at Amazon). I got to page 25, “Setting Up Your Environment” and read through page 28 when I noticed the following: Continue reading…3 Comments | Filed in Oracle | Tags: book, sqlplus