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Tom Kyte - All kneel and praise him!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Expert One-On-One: Oracle (Paperback)
Finally Tom Kyte gets around to releasing his talents in a consumable form! This book is without doubt the best book available for Oracle at present, it is suitable for both DBA's and Developers alike, with ample time given to both camps and even the reasons why.
The introdution chapter alone is almost worth the cover price, Tom attempts to explain that all databases are different, no two are alike and they should *ALL* be respected for that, no-one DB is better than another, simply different. The book continues in this very down to earth common sense format.
Tom has an amazing talent of explaining things in a simple, consise form, without coming over as patronising or smug. He is not content to explain one theory and then expect you to guess the rest, he explains everything thoroughly, even if it seems so obvious at first glance. The book oozes, common sense, everything Tom writes about is in there for a reason, if it's not there, your told it's not there, and told why it's not there! His publishers must be given credit for allowing him the the extra space for the hundreds of examples.
As a 5 year Oracle DBA, I would reccomend this book to absolutely anyone who has to use Oracle in their day-to-day work, and I would recomend especially to anyone thinking about their OCP exams, as this will cover the fundamentals in such easy to remember detail, you can't fail.
Stop what your doing, put those other books into storage and make way for "Expert One-on-One"!!!