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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne (1 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072230789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072230789
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 2.1 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Two new Oracle instruction and resource titles from Osborne/McGraw-Hill are indispensable additions to personal and professional reference collections. Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide (0072230789; 416 pages; $39.99) is the collective effort of Oracle experts Ian Abramson, Michael Abbey and Michael Corey. Oracle Database 10g provides neophytes with the fundamental concepts of Oracle Database 10g administration and programming. Through self-paced tutorials, readers will learn about database essentials, the role of the administrator, and large database features. Oracle Database 10g includes an in-depth introduction to SQL, PL/SQL, Java, and XML programming. Bookwatch 20041001

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Get a Solid Foundation in Oracle Database Technology

Learn the fundamental concepts of Oracle Database 10g administration and programming from this step-by-step beginner’s guide. Through self-paced tutorials, learn about database essentials, the role of the administrator, and large database features. You’ll also get an in-depth introduction to SQL, PL/SQL, Java, and XML programming. Get on your way to becoming an expert Oracle DBA, developer, or user by following the proven learning method of this Oracle Press guide:

  • Core Concepts--Each concept is divided into logically organized chapters, ideal for self-paced learning
  • Critical Skills--Every chapter opens with the specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Projects--Practical exercises show how to apply the critical skills learned in each chapter
  • Progress Checks--Quick self-assessment sections check your progress
  • Ask the Experts--Q&A sections throughout are filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Mastery Checks--End-of-chapter reviews test knowledge using short-answer, multiple-choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Jan. 2005
Format: Paperback
This must be the most disappointing book that I have read for ages. I come from a very strong Microsoft SQL Server DBA background ( although not my main job ). I have just changed job and my new company has an Oracle based application. I bought this book hoping that it would give me an introduction to Oracle. This book is certainly not a beginners guide. After reading the whole book ( trying to stay awake ) I don't know anymore about Oracle than when I started. There is no section on installing Oracle or anything else come to that. This was a complete waste of money for me.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Toby on 6 Jan. 2007
Format: Paperback
Whilst this is a slight improvement on the 9i version of the book this is still very poor. It tries to give an overview of the basic concepts, fair enough, but the style is very patronising and annoying, it is badly structured and worst of all, some of it is plain wrong. There are SQL examples which obviously haven't been checked, I could see they wouldn't work just by looking at them and when trying them realised I was correct. Some of the text also gives false information.

Not worth the money; the authors and the publisher should be ashamed of themselves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Tompsett on 5 May 2010
Format: Paperback
I have to agree with the other two reviewers.
I found myself getting increasingly irritated by a number of aspects even before I finished the first chapter. For example, one seemingly minor thing that kept irritating me was the repeated reference to "Oracle Database 10g" instead of simply "Oracle", as if the point being made as specific to that particular version?
Very disappointing.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
Definitely not worth the money 15 Oct. 2004
By D. Williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have been a SQL Server DBA for years along with FoxPro, DB2, etc. But I still found this book very confusing.

Is it just me or did the examples not match anything in the Oracle 10g sample database that I loaded? Plus the EM did not even look the same. What's with that? Kind of hard to do the examples when nothing matches.

Worst beginners book I've ever read. If it wasn't for the fact that I was familiar with some of the concepts already, this book would have been totally useless.

If you are a true beginner, look for a different book. This one won't help.
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Very Poor Guide 5 Sept. 2005
By T. Cook - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have been studying DB structure and SQL for years. I mainly purchased this book to learn more about the structure of Oracle's 10g product. This book is extremely poorly written and very confusing. The examples in the book are not correlated with the Oracle sample DB's included with the 10g platform. I found myself many times becoming confused about topics that I already have great knowledge about and have studied for years because the explanations in the book are very poorly done. I read 75% of the book then tossed it in the trash...
30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Possibly the worstbook - ever 8 Nov. 2005
By Michael R. Quinn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is possibly the worst book in this category I've ever seen. I'm an experienced SQLServer DBA and thought this book would be fairly useful as a starting place for getting into Oracle. Its a total dud. It looks like the authors have picked a whole bunch of random bullet points out of the Oracle help files and thrown them together with a mild semblance of organisation. I would bet that a 'dummies' book would be better!!!!!!!!!
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Oracle 10g: the complete reference is way introduction 3 Dec. 2004
By Nicolas DH - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
After reading both books, I must agree that this one has a lot of mistakes in it and can sometimes be a bit confusing. If you don't want to spend too much money but need a practical introduction then choose this book, if you plan on spending anyway, just buy 'Oracle 10g: the complete reference' straight away. It's better structured, everything used in examples is explained well. It's not a bad book but compared to the complete reference it's confusing. If you just installed oracle 10g on your computer, be sure to unlock the HR, OE, PM, IX, SH schemes if you want to be able to reproduce the exercises. (I found that nowhere referenced and it might be a bit confusing for a total newbie to find out)
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide 28 Sept. 2004
By G. U. T. Kriegl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The examples use very different tables. No table creation and table insertion procedures are in the downloadable sql examples. This makes the reconstruction of the examples almost impossible.
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