Oracle Books, Newsgroups and Websites

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Oracle Books

Oracle Concepts Manual
The first manual to read - explains all the basic concepts of Oracle: Tablespaces, Schemas, Data Dictionary, Transactions, Triggers, Dependencies.
Printed copies from OracleStore

NEW - Oracle in a Nutshell by Rick Greenwald
published on December 1, 2002
about $30 - Amazon Reviews - Similar books

Oracle 9i DBA Handbook by Kevin Loney & Marlene L. Theriault,
The classic book for newbies - it does duplicate some of the Oracle documentation, but a one volume summary may be just what you need.
about $42 - Amazon Reviews - Similar books

Oracle9i Administration and Management by Michael R. Ault
Tons of examples and scripts for Oracle 8i and 9i also includes "How to be hired as a DBA"
about $45 - Amazon Reviews - Similar books

Practical Oracle 8i performance by J L Lewis.
I like this book a lot - many computer books are packed with technical detail - this one is packed with the wisdom of Jonathan's extensive 'practical' experience
about $45 - Amazon Reviews - Similar books

Expert One on One: Oracle by Thomas Kyte
Full of examples and useful techniques that demonstrate how to build faster, more scalable applications, from the man behind 'AskTom'
about $42 - Amazon Reviews - Similar books

Oracle Desk Reference by Guy Harrison,
A compact guide covering SQL, PL/SQL syntax, built-in packages, API calls, configuration parameters - a good reference to carry around.
about $30 - Amazon Reviews - Similar books

Oracle Performance Tuning 101 by Gaja Krishna Vaidyanatha et al
Oracle tuning explained in a way that is both detailed and easy to follow.
about $30 - Amazon Reviews - Similar books

Oracle 8i Internal Services: For Waits, Latches, Locks, and Memory by Steve Adams,
Very good, but not for beginners - a lot of advanced theory packed into a small book
about $14 - Amazon Reviews - Similar books

Oracle 8i Backup & Recovery
by Rama Velpuri et al.
Covers more than just import and export - good introduction to Archive logs, physical and logical backups, replication methods, backup scripts, hot standby databases plus repairing database corruption with the DBMS_REPAIR package
about $45 - Amazon Reviews - Similar books

Oracle PL/SQL Programming by Steven Feuerstein et al.
For PL/SQL other books don't come close - this is the one to buy
about $35 - Amazon Reviews - Similar Books

PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference by Steven Feuerstein et al.
Bargain priced mini version of the above.
about $10 - Amazon Reviews - Similar Books


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Oracle Newsgroups

comp.databases.oracle.server - The busiest and best Oracle newsgroup.


Websites

Applications
Consulting and Support
Communities
DBA home pages and FAQs
Documentation
Education and Training
Jobs
Journals & Magazines
Sales
Tools
User Groups

What is an Oracle relational database? - Introduction for beginners.

About.com on Oracle - Feature articles, net links, and forum discussions.

//technet.oracle.com - Oracle Technology Network - Oracle's site for DBA's and developers.

oraclepower.com - A ton of Oracle resources.

Radio Oracle - A mix of technology talk, industry analysis, and customer feedback.

oraperf.com
- Upload database stats and get performance recommendations on screen.

Oracle Downloads

Oracle RDBMS - download a full Oracle 9 installation - If you have the bandwidth!

Migration Workbench
- Convert MS Access to Oracle

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