Unanswered: Best book for learning Oracle stored procedures?
In your opinion, what is the best book to get to become an Oracle stored procedure guru?
I know SQL itself pretty well, but I find myself confused about things like whether I can use a DECLARE section in a stored procedure, the uses for ref cursors, returning data from a stored procedure to Java, etc.
I come from a SQL Server background and I find Oracle's PL/SQL syntax awkward. Maybe if I studied up on it some more I would feel differently.
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pardon me ? lending a book i bought to my neighbor is illegal ? or even giving it for free , so he can give away to another and soon the whole town have read it ?
search 4shared.com, you may find almost all the book offered at amazon.com .
why cant they be eliminated ? as tom kyte have said , sharing websites do not recognize the authority neither publication policies which they try to impose . why ? because they simply are not applciable
pardon me ? lending a book i bought to my neighbor is illegal ?
Not for a physical book, but for electronic books this is illegal, because you are essentially copying the file (unless you delete it as long as the other person reads it).
search 4shared.com, you may find almost all the book offered at amazon.com
Just because it's available does not mean it's legal.
It's the same problem with "sharing" DVDs, music or software.
Just because it is not enforced or not possible to enforce doesn't make this legal.
You are violating the copyright and intellectual properties if you do.
Unless the book (or software or movie or song or ...) has been explicitely put into the "public domain" or the author has (explicitely) given you the right to copy them it stays illegal. It's the same as taking a book out off a bookstore without paying.
And besides: the authors put a lot of effort into writing the books (the software, the movie, the song) and if you like the book it's more than fair that they get their compensation for the hard work.
You want to get paid for your work as well, don't you?