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Re: How to begin with Oracle?

From: Paweł <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 16:14:36 +0200
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Dnia Thu, 03 Jun 2004 09:57:20 +0200, Holger Baer napisał(a):

> Daniel Morgan wrote:

>> Pawe? wrote:
>>> I would like to get familiar with Oracle database. Let's say I would 
>>> like to start with playing a little bit with PL/SQL. I've
>>> already some experience with SQL (mysql). I managed to install Oracle
>>> database (9.2 Enterprise edition). I don't want to go into too much 
>>> detail
>>> yet. I just want to create a sample database (as simple as possible, with
>>> as few features as possible). Is it possible to do it without reading 10
>>> volumes of documentation (1000 pages each)? Any suggestions what should I
>>> do next?
>> If you installed Oracle most likely the database exists with multiple
>> schemas.
>> My feeling is that unless you want to waste a huge amount of time and
>> have a learning experience that will make you dangerous rather than
>> capable you should read those 1000 pages.
>> And start with Tom Kyte's book "Expert one-on-one Oracle."

> Sorry Daniel,
> have to disagree. While the book is definitely highly recommendable,
> it would not be the first I'd suggest. "Beginning Oracle Programming"
> covers more of the basics including 9i. "Expert one-on-one" should be
> the second or third book in conjunction with "Effective Oracle by design".
> Books on PL/SQL to follow.
> Cheers,
> Holger

Well... the thing is that most of the books that declare themselves to be for beginners or to describe fundamental stuff...well... they are like: "now open SQL*Plus and type blebleble..." while the topic of downloading oracle software, installing, creating a minimal database (such that is sufficient to perform all the exercises), dealing with possible problems is simply skipped.... Received on Thu Jun 10 2004 - 09:14:36 CDT

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