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Advice: Need a path for a quick start in using Java and Oracle PL/SQL

Preston Thornton
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Joined: Jun 24, 2008
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Good Afternoon, all;

Recently, I changed careers from HP Openview Administrator to Oracle Developer at an urban University in Detroit, Michigan. I get all of the PL/SQL I can eat . . .I mean type, but, I am greedy!! I have a novice Java background, but no place to exercise it on a daily basis. And, I see how much you Java Guru's are making . . . I want in too!
I figure that I could start quickly with Oracle, SQL, and Java. I just need an intro into where to start. Please direct me to a good site/tutorial/book/etc.

Thanks
Signed "The greedy and the needy."

Christophe Verré
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Hi, we have a JDBC forum, with a JDBC FAQ. You'll find some tutorials there.


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Campbell Ritchie
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Christophe Verré wrote:Hi, we have a JDBC forum, with a JDBC FAQ. You'll find some tutorials there.
And I shall move you there.
Keith Wegner
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Joined: Jan 21, 2009
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The Java books by DEITEL are readable, comprehensive (cover network programming, jdbc, xml, jsp/servlets, and other somewhat advanced java tools).

I would recommend getting their latest book and start reading through the chapters and doing some of the chapters' exercises.

Once you start getting comfortable with Java, you may want to consider spending a month or two to study for the Sun Certified Java Associate exam, which is fairly easy and, although it isn't exactly 'sought after' by employers, it will show you have some rudimentary understanding of the language and an initiative to learn more. Even later down the road, you could study and sit for the Sun Cert. Java Programmer exam, which demonstrates you know the real nuts and bolts of the fundamentals of the language. Although this isn't all related to PL/SQL per-se, you still need to understand these fundamentals.

A course I've taken in the past has some really good material to teach some of the above mentioned concepts* that are actually applicable to the job: http://web3.apl.jhu.edu/605.481/index.html

*make sure you understand that foundations of object-oriented language (inheritence, polymorphism, encapsulation, etc), basic Java syntax, and some of the fundamental classes and data structures before looking at the lecture PDF's on that site, though.
Sagar Rohankar
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Preston Thornton wrote:
I figure that I could start quickly with Oracle, SQL, and Java.

JDBC Tutorial

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Preston Thornton
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Joined: Jun 24, 2008
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Thanks for the information. And I did see the JDBC forum, but I was on the fence about where to post the question. But I did recieve the information I wanted.
 
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