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Suggest books for beginner, and good as a reference for later use

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This is my first Database course, and we are going to have two projects in
oracle (which I know nothing about).

The professor suggested

(1) Oracle 9i Programming: A Primer (Paperback)
by Rajshekhar Sunderraman
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/032...books&v=glance

I did a search on amazon, and found those two books with good reviews:

(2) Oracle9i: The Complete Reference (Paperback)
by Kevin Loney, George Koch

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/007...lance&n=283155

(3) Expert Oracle9i Database Administration (Paperback)
by Sam R. Alapati

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159...lance&n=283155
which book do you suggest for beginners, but also can remain as good
reference for later use!
any book, not just those 3 ^^
(from previous experince, the books suggested in our university to learn and
reference are not always the best).

thx in advance!!

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Quotes from The Weather Man:
Robert Spritz: Do you know that the harder thing to do, and the right thing
to do, are usually the same thing? "Easy" doesn't enter into grown-up
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Someonekicked wrote:
This is my first Database course, and we are going to have two projects in
oracle (which I know nothing about).

The professor suggested

(1) Oracle 9i Programming: A Primer (Paperback)
by Rajshekhar Sunderraman
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/032...books&v=glance

I did a search on amazon, and found those two books with good reviews:

(2) Oracle9i: The Complete Reference (Paperback)
by Kevin Loney, George Koch

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/007...lance&n=283155

(3) Expert Oracle9i Database Administration (Paperback)
by Sam R. Alapati

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159...lance&n=283155
which book do you suggest for beginners, but also can remain as good
reference for later use!
any book, not just those 3 ^^
(from previous experince, the books suggested in our university to learn and
reference are not always the best).

thx in advance!!


Personally I'd suggest several things beginning with getting a course in
10g rather than 9i. But since you are where you are ... I personally
think Tom Kyte's books far superior to "The Complete Reference" ...
which isn't.

You need to check with your instructor ... but from where I sit as an
instructor ... http://tahiti.oracle.com is far superior t the Database
Admin. book too. I don't have my students buy any books for the course
except those by Kyte, Jonathan Lewis, and a few other members of the Oak
Table that "really" have something to say beyond just the syntax.

Another resource you might want to access is Morgan's Library which I
created for my students. You will find it at www.psoug.org.

Hope this helps.
--
Daniel A. Morgan
http://www.psoug.org
da******@x.washington.edu
(replace x with u to respond)
Jan 17 '06 #2

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THX A LOT for all the replies..

I really appreciated!
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to do, are usually the same thing? "Easy" doesn't enter into grown-up
life... to get anything of value, you have to sacrifice.
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This is my first Database course, and we are going to have two projects in
oracle (which I know nothing about).

The professor suggested

(1) Oracle 9i Programming: A Primer (Paperback)
by Rajshekhar Sunderraman
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/032...books&v=glance

I did a search on amazon, and found those two books with good reviews:

(2) Oracle9i: The Complete Reference (Paperback)
by Kevin Loney, George Koch

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/007...lance&n=283155

(3) Expert Oracle9i Database Administration (Paperback)
by Sam R. Alapati

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159...lance&n=283155
which book do you suggest for beginners, but also can remain as good
reference for later use!
any book, not just those 3 ^^
(from previous experince, the books suggested in our university to learn
and reference are not always the best).

thx in advance!!

--
Quotes from The Weather Man:
Robert Spritz: Do you know that the harder thing to do, and the right
thing
to do, are usually the same thing? "Easy" doesn't enter into grown-up
life... to get anything of value, you have to sacrifice.

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