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'One puzzling aspect of the O'Reilly series is how the publishers have managed to find such competent authors when other companies seem unable to get anyone who can string a sentence together. You really get the feeling that the authors want to tell you how to solve a problem rather than demonstrate how clever they are. ... Oracle SQL*Plus is a strong candidate for the bookshelf, with information you'd otherwise have to check in four of the Oracle manuals, and There's a human voice helping you.' Computer Shopper, July 2000 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Jonathan Gennick is an O'Reilly & Associates editor specializing in database and programming titles. Prior to joining O'Reilly, Jonathan amassed some 17 years of programming and database management experience. During the latter part of his career he specialized in relational database programming, and more recently in database management. Jonathan got his start with relational database systems in 1990, first working with Ingres, and later with Digital's Rdb software. During that period he developed a fondness for SQL, and for the challenge of applying SQL creatively in ways that leveraged it's set-oriented capabilities. In 1994 Jonathan made the leap to Oracle, and is now often found writing about it. Recent projects include Oracle SQLLoader (O'Reilly & Associates, 2001); Oracle SQLPlus Pocket Reference (O'Reilly & Associates, 2000); Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly & Associates, 1999); More recently, Jonathan has made forays into other database products, coauthoring Transact-SQL Cookbook (O'Reilly & Associates, 2002) and editing Practical PostgreSQL (O'Reilly & Associates, 2002). Jonathan is certified as an Oracle DBA and is a member of MENSA and the Oracle Technology Network. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information and Computer Science, with a Business Administration minor, from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Jonathan currently resides in Munising, Michigan with his wife Donna and their two children: Jenny and Jeff. Jonathan may be contacted by email at email@example.com, and you can learn more about him personally by visiting his website at http://gennick.com.
A bit out of date for the new features of oracle.but it is still a cool book. I keep it with me when I travel.Published on May 15, 2013 by Kindle Customer
I enjoyed this book. It described features of SQL Plus that I did not even know it had. I go to this book when there is something in SQL Plus that I was not sure about (setting... Read morePublished on April 2, 2013 by Andy H. Greenwald
Well written and easy to follow. Lots of examples. Maybe the author could have spent a little more time on Oracle SQL, but then again, the book was written for SQL*Plus. Read morePublished on November 22, 2008 by Lorne Trimble
I had bought this text a few years ago to learn SQL. Little did I know then that SQL Plus is a "sand box" that contains SQL. Read morePublished on October 8, 2008 by F. Riaz
This book covers the basics of using SQL*Plus for adhoc querying through using it for batch processing. An excellent, extremely readable reference.Published on August 29, 2007 by Donald J. Bales
Oracle SQL Plus: The Defnitive Guide
This book is great for those using the SQL Plus tool. Read more
I have found this book to be a really great guide that is easy to follow. The author provides a gentle, but thorough introduction to topics like creating reports, writing scripts,... Read morePublished on January 14, 2005 by Doroszlai Attila