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By: 15 Reasons Why Books Have Problems » Eddie Awad’s Blog

Mon, 22 May 2006 07:14:03 +0000

[...] Even professionals who can be very good book authors shy away from writing a book because “the figures just don’t add up” especially that “these days, when you can self-publish on the Web, or publish your book as a PDF and sell it online, writing a book is not such a compelling deal”. Even my favorite author reads books on his Palm Pilot . Share and Enjoy:These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. [...]

By: Taxes, new laptop and back to basics | Eddie Awad's Blog

Mon, 06 Mar 2006 15:35:04 +0000

[...] In his post, Tom Kyte gives a very important and useful advice: Master the basics. So, using his latest book as a guide, I will be sharing the Oracle basics with the rest of the Oracle developers in my group, many of them have been developing Oracle applications for many years and may have forgotten about basic concepts or have not been exposed to some new Oracle features that can make their work a lot easier and faster. [...]

By: Use DBMS_METADATA to write DDL | Eddie Awad's Blog

Sun, 18 Dec 2005 23:44:16 +0000

[...] On page 353 of Expert Oracle Database Architecture, Tom Kyte writes about a really cool trick. Consider this simple create table statement: [...]

By: Do SQL ISO standards matter? | Eddie Awad's Blog

Mon, 14 Nov 2005 15:23:58 +0000

[...] Finally, I strongly agree with Tom Kyte who says in his latest book that database developers should make use of all the database features available to them even if a feature is vendor specific. They should fully exploit the database they are using, squeezing every bit of functionality out of it. [...]

By: DUAL behavior change | Eddie Awad's Blog

Wed, 09 Nov 2005 15:23:36 +0000

[...] While reading the book Expert Oracle Database Architecture, I noticed a very important bit of information about the DUAL table. In 10g, Oracle does not do a full table scan on DUAL if it does not need to. This is not the case in versions prior to 10g. To illustrate: [...]

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Tue, 04 Oct 2005 13:23:38 +0000

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By: Peter K

Mon, 03 Oct 2005 23:49:03 +0000

Hopefully my copy would have arrived today when I get home from work. told me that it was shipped Nov 27 and I should have gotten it Nov 28th.

Postage was higher for me (>$6.00) as I am in Canada. One of my DBAs got his already.

By: Eddie Awad

Fri, 30 Sep 2005 18:02:09 +0000

Tom Fox asked: is TK's new book good for a DBA (2 years experience) only or is it geared more toward the developer?

Tom, I suggest downloading part of the book (via) and reading the section "Who Should Read This Book".

I have just started reading Chapter 1 "Developing Successful Oracle Applications", so, I cannot comment on the entire book. But, I can tell you that some parts of the book are more relevant to DBAs other parts are more relevant to developers. Developers and DBAs are often required to interact with each other in some way or another, so, an understanding of each other's roles and tasks and how things are done and why makes that interaction easier and more productive. In my opinion, since the understanding of the Oracle database architecture is not limited to developers only or to DBAs only, I do believe that this book is going to be useful for both.

Finally, as Tom Kyte puts it: "Ultimately, [the book's] goal is to help DBAs and developers work together to build correct, high-performance, and scalable Oracle applications".