This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
This book is everything you would expect from Oracle Magazine�s �AskTom�! It does require a good understanding of SQL and a basic understanding of PLSQL as stated in the beginning. Tom gets right into the meat of things with tips on developing successful applications using an Oracle backend. This book is loaded with tips and examples that will improve the chances for success. I personally wished for more examples using JavaStored Procedures but on review, I knew that I could successfully implement this technology anytime it may be necessary. Who needs this book? Definitely any Architect, Designer or Developer with a project involving Oracle. You may be assign the Java middleware but understanding how to best utilize your backend will help ensure success. Tom�s tips actually extend to any Enterprise database system and while all the examples may not work in Informix or MS SQL7, most of the techniques for improving performance will be beneficial! I feel it is an absolute must for any PLSQL programmer! (Carl Trusiak - Sheriff, August 2001)