Re: If you allowed to keep only one book on Oracle - Which book it will be?

From: Rich Jesse <>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 14:34:56 -0600 (CST)
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Hey Mark,

> I just changed jobs and all of my books are still sitting in my bins at
> home. I doubt if I will bring them in. Besides the fact that nearly all of
> them are 10g (or older) and that I'm now working exclusively in 11gR2, I
> have found in the last few years that I rarely open those books. Whatever
> 11gR2 books I buy will stay on a Kindle or iPad or whatever e-reader I

Ditto on the "rarely open" part. However, the one book I regularly do open is "Optimizing Oracle Performance" by Millsap/Holt. It's application transcends Oracle/databases/IT and I use it to learn/re-learn as well as (hopefully) teach.

> decide on. Just like most of you, I have come to rely totally on The
> Google, Metalink, Oracle-L and alcohol. Of course, Google often takes me to

"Often" is the key word. Not all pages are included by Google, as they mention in their FAQ:

Every Oracle/IT book I've purchased in the past two years has been in PDF format, whether w/DRM or not. Being searchable, (more) portable, and cheaper make it a no-brainer for me.

> I have a beer-fridge.

I'm jealous! For some strange reason, it's frowned upon here at my workplace.


Received on Mon Feb 01 2010 - 14:34:56 CST

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