Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Books are forever!

One of my friends just sent me a link to Amazon's chart of Best Sellers (category: "Oracle Databases")...

7-year-old  "PL/SQL for Dummies" is #2!  Here is a proof:

The most interesting question - does it mean that IT specialists finally started to learn PL/SQL? :-)

Being a bit more serious, I am a also concerned that these sale numbers also indicate a simple truth: for an average developer there is more than enough features in 9i/10g (the book is published in 2006!), especially at the beginning. But we all know that from one version to another the best practices are constantly changing... Especially if you want to work with any meaningful data volume!

Not sure - maybe I am asking too much from newbies... One thing for sure - it may be the right time for a new edition :-)

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