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Oracle 10g: SQL 1st Edition
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What it is and what it is not:
- it is a book on 10g SQL.
It covers most if not all what one can expect to learn from one book on Oracle 10g SQL. It covers: briefly basic of database development theory, Data Control Language, Data Manipulation Language, Data Definition Language. Pretty much every aspect of the Oralce SQL you need from introductory class. It uses handy practical examples throughout the book, based on database created by the author. CD with files included (even though I didn't install any of it. We used college database and SQL Plus)
- it is not a book on database administration.
While it has section on user creation/management, it's prime goal is not how to properly install and backup database. And what's covered is not as extensive as you would expect from DBA text.
- I don't remember finding any bugs, or typos with any examples. That's good.
- Overall pretty good resource. I learned great deal of this book.
Based on that, I recommend this book as a fine introduction to SQL and to Oracle syntax. You will receive a solid grounding in SQL and introductory Oracle, imho.
Thirteen of the fifteen chapters provide good foundation in SQL and Oracle, though as one would expect, working the exercises is critical for learning, including use of an Oracle SQL development environment (more on that, below).
Even ch 7 about Users and Roles has its uses but in my opinion, that is secondary to core SQL.
Ch 14 about formatting reports, important to know how write CSV output for ingestion by Excel or other programs, but one will find any company will use separate reporting software and do not use crude SQL output directly as a screen interface report format. It would be like using a mainframe screen interface, what you'd envision Lucifer having you use in Hell [vi a close second, for that matter!], as accustomed to GUIs and smart phone interfaces as you are! The business people wouldn't be able to stand it...
The book also touches on more powerful and widely useful concepts in its into treatment to use of variables and substitution in ch 5. That serves as a touchpoint for integrating the database with other programs, maybe web pages or automation of data analysis.
The Syntax Summary at the end of each chapter serves as a succinct review section and mini-reference just before the chapter exercises.Read more ›
Terse and to the point, makes a great reference after the class.
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Yes, I am doing well enough learning this to get certificated! AND THEN, PL/SQL Here I COME to .. be confused! hahaha
USE 10g with this, there is a CD in back. 11g is new and cooler but not for this book;
Strengths: Complete and Great Book, easy follow up scripts and excellent examples. Excellent reference source.
Weakness: the cds included (in my case) both of the cd installs but program does not work. I had a hard time installing them. Don't accept password. I needed to uninstall it completely and install Oracle 10g enterprise version to get my work done.
But putting this CD matter away, the book is excellent.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this book as described, complete with the CD (which I was most worried about). And it arrived way sooner than expected.Published 18 months ago by CO Tech Nerd
Took a while to get to me and it has things marked and highlighted but other than that I'm glad I bought itPublished 20 months ago by Lauren Watson
I needed this for school. It came slowly, as I ordered over Christmas but it got here in time for my first class. Read morePublished on January 13, 2013 by bonbon
Book is a good baseline for folks wanting to learn Oracle and SQL... I am not a programmer, but it s straight forward.Published on September 28, 2012 by George W. Johnson
I hastily ordered this book after receiving the wrong textbook from another retailer. It was on time and a great price. Thanks to that, I got my work done on time!Published on September 29, 2011 by M. J. Retaleato