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Expert Oracle

  • Authors
  • A proven best-seller by the most recognized Oracle expert in the world

  • The best Oracle book ever written

  • Defines what Oracle really is, and why it is so powerful

  • Inspired by the thousands of questions Tom has answered on his site

  • Tackles the problems that developers and DBAs struggle with every day

  • Provides everything you need to know to program correctly with the database and exploit its feature-set effectively


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Pages 1-9
  3. Pages 11-18
  4. Pages 53-99
  5. Pages 101-134
  6. Pages 135-155
  7. Pages 157-196
  8. Pages 197-267
  9. Pages 269-315
  10. Pages 317-366
  11. Pages 367-428
  12. Pages 505-543
  13. Pages 545-592
  14. Pages 593-626
  15. Pages 627-657
  16. Pages 659-697
  17. Pages 699-737
  18. Pages 739-770

About this book


Thomas Kyte has a simple philosophy: You can treat Oracle as a black box and shove data inside of it, or you can learn how Oracle works and exploit it as a powerful computing environment. If you choose the latter, you will see there are few information management problems you cannot solve quickly and elegantly.

Kyte has selected the most important features and techniques to discuss in Expert One-on-One Oracle, which he teaches in a proof-by-example manner. He discusses available features, implementing software using these features, and avoiding potential pitfalls.


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About the authors

Thomas Kyte is vice president of the Core Technologies Group at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.0.9 was released in 1993. Kyte, however, has been working with Oracle since version 5.1.5c. At Oracle, Kyte works with the Oracle database, and more specifically, he helps clients who are using the Oracle database and works directly with them specifying and building their systems or rebuilding and tuning them. Prior to working at Oracle, Kyte was a systems integrator who built large-scale, heterogeneous databases and applications for military and government clients.Tom Kyte is the same "Ask Tom" whose column appears in Oracle Magazine, where he answers questions about the Oracle database and tools that developers and database administrators struggle with every day.

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