Beginning Oracle Database 11g Administration: From Novice to Professional

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Apress, Feb 18, 2009 - Computers - 464 pages
There are so many computer books in the world. A few of them are lousy, most of them are pretty good, and several are excellent. Fortunately for the Gross National Products of nations, we all buy many of these books. Unfortunately, most of these books are never read, just skipped through and left to gather dust on the shelves with all the other good books (and course materials) that we never revisited. So many wise words, wise thoughts, funny and instructive stories, and so many years of experience collected in these books. And so many people willing to commit (!) the same mistakes over and over again because they never read the books, but instead perform the famous skip/skim procedure. Many authors ask for the skip/skim treatment of their books because, unlike Iggy, they either quote extensively from manuals or try to advise the reader about the chapters he or she can skip or skim. The few people who actually read a handful of good Oracle database books from cover to cover, including trying out stuff on their test system as they read—they will have a much easier and more entertaining work life with Oracle’s database.

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Fernandez spends too much time talking up Oracle and referring to free Oracle documentation. The entirety of chapter 15, a thorough explanation of ITL, was a waste, and the reader is only nominally prepared to deal with database and SQL tuning (chapters 16 and 17). Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Iggy Fernandez has a rich history of working with Oracle Database in many capacities. He is the author of Beginning Oracle Database 11g Administration (Apress, 2009) and teaches Oracle database administration at University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education. He was the president of the Northern California Oracle Users Group (NoCOUG), the longest running and most active Oracle users group in the world. He writes regularly for the NoCOUG Journal and has been its editor for many years. Iggy's favorite topics are database performance and SQL performance, and he regularly speaks on these topics at Oracle conferences. He has a lot of opinions but is willing to change them when confronted with fresh facts. His favorite quote is "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines - Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. You can follow him online at

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