Alexis's Ark

Oracle7 Desk Reference

By Alexis Leon, Comdex Computer Publishing, 1996.

Oracle is the most widely used database in the world. It runs on virtually every kind of computer from PCs and MACs, to minicomputers and mainframes. It functions virtually identically on all these machines. So there is great demand for people who have a good grasp of Oracle products.

If you are an Oracle application developer, take a look at your desk. You will have more than three or four Oracle manuals piled up along with one or two programming books. This book is not written to replace the Oracle manuals, but it is written with an aim to reduce the time spent on them. Oracle documentation is thoroughgoing and voluminous, currently spanning more than 50 volumes and getting what you want form them can be a very time consuming task, if you don't know exactly where to look, that is if you can locate the right volume.

This book, ORACLE - Application Developer's Desk Reference, gathers all of the major Oracle definitions, commands, functions, features and products together into a single volume - one which every Oracle user and developer can keep handy on his or her desk. This is one of the largest single reference published on this subject. This book has just one purpose: to combine all the information you need as an Oracle developer or user into one handy, easy to use book.

As far as I know, this book is unique. There are many Oracle books, including one of my own. But this is the only book that is designed specifically to assist the experienced as well as the novice, the designers as well as the developers, the users as well as the DBAs - on a daily basis. I am confident that this book will help you clear your desk. Of course, you will want to keep your copies of 'ORACLE - The Application Development Handbook' close at hand. But as for the pile of Oracle manuals, they can go to book shelves.