Re: Suggest books for beginner, and good as a reference for later use
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 10:54:34 -0800
> This is my first Database course, and we are going to have two projects in
> oracle (which I know nothing about).
> The professor suggested
> (1) Oracle 9i Programming: A Primer (Paperback)
> by Rajshekhar Sunderraman
> I did a search on amazon, and found those two books with good reviews:
> (2) Oracle9i: The Complete Reference (Paperback)
> by Kevin Loney, George Koch
> (3) Expert Oracle9i Database Administration (Paperback)
> by Sam R. Alapati
> which book do you suggest for beginners, but also can remain as good
> reference for later use!
> any book, not just those 3 ^^
> (from previous experince, the books suggested in our university to learn and
> reference are not always the best).
> thx in advance!!
Personally I'd suggest several things beginning with getting a course in 10g rather than 9i. But since you are where you are ... I personally think Tom Kyte's books far superior to "The Complete Reference" ... which isn't.
You need to check with your instructor ... but from where I sit as an instructor ... http://tahiti.oracle.com is far superior t the Database Admin. book too. I don't have my students buy any books for the course except those by Kyte, Jonathan Lewis, and a few other members of the Oak Table that "really" have something to say beyond just the syntax.
Another resource you might want to access is Morgan's Library which I created for my students. You will find it at www.psoug.org.
Hope this helps.
-- Daniel A. Morgan http://www.psoug.org damorgan_at_x.washington.edu (replace x with u to respond)Received on Tue Jan 17 2006 - 19:54:34 CET