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PL/SQL Programming eBook for free - and legal!

Avast me fellow Pirates! (Well, it’s Friday!)

A company in the UK has a deal with O’Reilly to give away 1,500 free
eBooks of Steven & Bill’s excellent tome on PL/SQL Programming.

http://www.red-gate.com/products/oracle-development/entrypage/oracle-pl-sql-programming

You don’t have to sign up for the newsletter if you don’t want, but why
not - the web site looks pretty good to me (All Things Oracle.)

This is a limited offer, so first come, first served. I’ve got mine!

FYI the zip file is about 20 Mb and contains the book in two parts and
in ePub, mobi and pdf formats - which should cover all eReaders etc.

Now, how do I get my ePub copy autographed by Steven and Bill? :wink:


Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

that’s the best Oracle book on the planet.

Hi Mark,

that’s the best Oracle book on the planet.
You mean, even better than Jonathan Lewis’s “Cost Based Oracle Fundamentals”? Surely not! :wink:

Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

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Not fair to compare the 2, they both belong on the top shelf J

But how do you open it if you do not have a ereader?

Hi Jeff,

Not fair to compare the 2, they both belong on the top shelf J
I know which one is easier to read! :wink:

Cheers,
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Top shelf? So not for the little people? Not a problem for me. “de Lange” means
" the large one". ;-).

Please Norm, can you tell more about this book? I’ve already the download,
but it is interesting to know about other books.

Groetjes,
Wim

2011/10/7 Dunbar, Norman (Capgemini)

Hi Jeff,

Not fair to compare the 2, they both belong on the top shelf J

I know which one is easier to read! ;-)

Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

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Hi Wim,

Please Norm, can you tell more about this book? I’ve already the
download, but it is interesting to know about other books.
The Jonathan Lewis one?

If so, it’s part one of a three part trilogy (!) looking at the internal
workings of the Cost Based Optimiser.

Very very technical. And somewhat over my head in a lot of places …

But interesting, if like me, you like to know how things work.

Cheers,
Norm.


Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

I got all excited and downloaded it just to realize that I have the hard
copy of that 1100+ page book sitting on my desk.

Oh but now I can cut and paste some of the examples. :slight_smile:

Thanks Norm!

Ed
[TeamT]

On 10/7/2011 9:00 AM, Norman Dunbar wrote:

Avast me fellow Pirates! (Well, it’s Friday!)

A company in the UK has a deal with O’Reilly to give away 1,500 free
eBooks of Steven& Bill’s excellent tome on PL/SQL Programming.

http://www.red-gate.com/products/oracle-development/entrypage/oracle-pl-sql-programming

You don’t have to sign up for the newsletter if you don’t want, but why
not - the web site looks pretty good to me (All Things Oracle.)

This is a limited offer, so first come, first served. I’ve got mine!

FYI the zip file is about 20 Mb and contains the book in two parts and
in ePub, mobi and pdf formats - which should cover all eReaders etc.

Now, how do I get my ePub copy autographed by Steven and Bill? :wink:

Sounds very interesting. I also want to know how things works. But the problem
is that I don’t have always time to spend on those things. And worse, every
Oracle version has his own CBO version, so it is already outdated? No, then
I’m better of with PL/SQL, some understanding of CBO and a good
understanding of algorithms coming from my background.

Groetjes,
Wim

2011/10/7 Norman Dunbar

Hi Wim,

Please Norm, can you tell more about this book? I’ve already the
download, but it is interesting to know about other books.

The Jonathan Lewis one?

If so, it's part one of a three part trilogy (!) looking at the internal

workings of the Cost Based Optimiser.

Very very technical. And somewhat over my head in a lot of places ....

But interesting, if like me, you like to know how things work.

Cheers,
Norm.


Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

There is also a PDF file in it, so you can open it in your PC.

Groetjes,
Wim

2011/10/7 Loralei

But how do you open it if you do not have a ereader?

Hi Loralei,

But how do you open it if you do not have a ereader?
Well …

*.mobi is ok on Kindle
*.epub is good on most other eReader
*.pdf is good on a desktop runing Linux, Windows, Mac etc.

The download contains all three formats.

Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

Norman Dunbar
Contract Senior Oracle DBA
Capgemini Database Build Team
Internal : 7 28 2051
External : 0113 231 2051

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I have a hard copy too, but mine is the second edition. Covers Oracle 8. J

Needless to say, I was glad for the upgrade.

Yes, thank you Norm!

Norm writes:

*.epub is good on most other eReader

Today’s Fun Fact is that an .epub is really a .zip file containing HTML
files, images, and fonts that are in a standardized format.

So in a pinch, you could unzip that .epub and view in a browser.

Or just open the PDF, as others have mentioned (and a far better option).

p.s. Thanks for the link, Norm! I just saw it via LinkedIn, too…

Rich – [TeamT]

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There are PDFs part 1 and 2. Only part 1 has an index–which covers also what is
in the part 2 pdf. But you have to open the part 2 pdf separately and it has no
index…which makes things hard to find… Any way to combine them?

On 10/7/2011 10:22 AM, Dunbar, Norman (Capgemini) wrote:

Hi Loralei,

>> But how do you open it if you do not have a ereader?
Well ....

*.mobi is ok on Kindle
*.epub is good on most other eReader
*.pdf is good on a desktop runing Linux, Windows, Mac etc.

The download contains all three formats.

Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

Norman Dunbar
Contract Senior Oracle DBA
Capgemini Database Build Team
Internal : 7 28 2051
External : 0113 231 2051

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