Beginning Oracle Programming

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Sean Dillon
Wrox Press, 2002 - Computers - 1099 pages
Oracle is the world's leading relational database. It provides a rich environment to store, handle, and extract data. When used properly, Oracle provides a solid foundation upon which to build enterprise scale applications.

Mastering the Oracle database is not an overnight job. It takes time, practice, and a lot of real world experience. This book teaches you the core concepts behind using the database, shows you the tools and techniques you need to master, and gives you practical examples of programming Oracle. By the time you have completed this book, you will have all the knowledge you need to use Oracle databases with confidence.

You are setting out on the same journey we travelled some years ago. We know the things you are going to run into time and time again. We understand the challenges you are going to meet when you have to develop an application or administer your database. We can guarantee you that the techniques you'll learn in this book are proven and have led us through many successful implementations.

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About the author (2002)

Sean Dillon started programming a Commodore Vic 20 back in 1980 at the age of 9. As Sean grew, so did his love for programming. He began his professional programming career in the United States Marine Corps, shortly after returning from the Gulf War. Sean is now a principal technologist working for Oracle Corporation based in Reston, Virginia. He has 10 years of experience specializing in database architecture, database tuning, web application development, XML, and web services technologies.

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