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

From: Guillermo Alan Bort <>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 23:32:26 -0200
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One book I really liked and helped me understand tuning a lot better is Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals. I wouldn't suggest it to anyone who doesn't really like math... but It's a great book to have.

I've also used the sybex guides for 10g certifications, and they are rather good... then again, I guess they are only for certification... seldom if ever you will encounter a real life sutation like those described in the certification excercises... and refernence doc is always handy.


On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Robyn <> wrote:

> Me too ... I keep having to move several entries down the search page to
> find the useful link.
> As for the books, I seldom buy or use books that are written specifically
> for the latest version, especially if those books appear too quickly after
> the release. I prefer to use the Oracle documentation or the web to get
> answers on new features and commands, as it adapts as more info becomes
> available. There are exceptions: I love Larry Carpenter's Oracle Data
> Guard 11g Handbook and I did buy the Pro Oracle Spatial for 11g, but that
> was because I didn't need to use spatial prior to 11g.
> The books I value most are the ones that provide a more thorough
> understanding of a topic: Millsap/Holt is one, Jonathan Lewis' Practical
> Oracle 8i is very tattered from use and I keep James Morle's Scaling
> Oracle8i nearby. (OS guys love that book - sharing it or the pdf copy is a
> good way to make friends). Chris Antognini's Troubleshooting Oracle
> Performance is a very comprehensive treatment and I suspect it will stand
> the test of time as well. Books are best for material that will be useful
> for a long time - then I can mark it up and refer to it later.
> But picking just one? I can't imagine relying on just one source for any
> topic, especially Oracle.
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 5:25 PM, Jared Still <> wrote:
>> I've seen a lot of those recently.
>> Quite often the question has never been answered.
>> This is in regards to all searches, not just those Oracle related.
>> Jared Still
>> Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist
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>> Home Page:
>> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Guillermo Alan Bort <
>> > wrote:
>>> Is it just me or are you getting a lot of 'bogus' results from goolge.
>>> Specially those pointing to sites that 'answer' questions... magically JUST
>>> the question you have, and they charge you to see the answer. I hate those.
>>> Google is loosing its usefullness for Oracle-related searches for me... I've
>>> come to rely mostly in oracle-l and Tahiti... not even ML, since the crappy
>>> flash upgrade.
>>> Alan.-
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