Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers book by Jonathan Lewis

In case you didn’t know, Jonathan Lewis’es new Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers book is out (for a few weeks already).

I was the technical reviewer for that book and I can say it’s awesome! It will likely be the best Oracle internals book out there for the coming 10 years, just like Steve Adams’es Oracle Internal Services book was in the last decade :) 

Jonathan does a very good job explaining complex things in a simple enough way – and the book is not just dry listing of how things work inside Oracle database, but also why they work like they do and what are the benefits, limitations and side effects of the behavior.

So check out Jonathan’s book page for more details (and I think you can still order a heavily discounted ebook from Apress too):

Enjoy :)

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4 Responses to Oracle Core: Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers book by Jonathan Lewis

  1. Jean-Christophe DAUCHY says:

    I completely agree, it is an awesome book, some of the materials covered are explained differently than in your seminars, it is harder i guess to explain in a book rather than during a seminar where you can do small demos to express the general idea or some detailed behaviour.

    I am just at page 127.. it is quite dense and take some tests to grasp every details..

    I understand why you never wanted to write your own book.

  2. krish says:

    The book is terrific. And I have to admit my progress has been slower than expected. I am on to chapter 6 now … but will have to go back and recap once I complete.

  3. Aman.... says:

    Seems that all are moving faster than me, I am still on chapter 3 :( . But its an AWESOME book, hands down!

  4. hansey says:

    I just read at two

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