Ahhh, this is just a great book. In the last 1 1/2 months I was wrestling with the most stupid recovery scenario’s in a long time. Not because I didn’t set up all things properly, but because over time things changed and therefore recovery scenario’s set-up weren’t applicable anymore. If I had a book at …
Category Archive: Books
Oct 19 2007
Today I got an e-mail from Juliette Nuijten (Natural Join B.V.) alerting me that Toon Koppelaars will present on 29 November 2007, a mini seminar in Amstelveen (The Netherlands), based on his and Lex de Haan‘s book: Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals.
Unlucky enough, I will not be able to attend and I am sure this will be an very interesting mini seminar.
This is not only because Toon is a very gifted and inspiring speaker, but also because the seminar will present a very useful practical methods and theories applicable to us relational practitioners. The content of this seminar, which can also be found on the website of Ivan Pellegrin (www.maestridellarte.com) that organized this event, will have the following sections:
Jun 21 2007
I just got a small e-mail from Laurent Schneider. He started a bold quest in writing a book about SQL programming called “Advanced Oracle SQL Programming“. I had the pleasure to meet Laurent, up in person, during my visit to Oracle Open World in San Francisco (2006).
He has a brilliant mind and likes, amongst challenging Chinese people into a chess game, to juggle with SQL puzzles and problems, and can be very creative like the examples he demonstrated with the XMLDB functions and regular expressions (see here).
Despite the fact that he admitted that it won’t have examples like those of my collegaes Anton (“Solving a Sudoku with 1 SQL-statement: the Model-clause”) or Lucas (“Pie Charts in SQL – how pathetic can you get?”), regarding Sudoku puzzles and pie charts, I can’t believe this book won’t be mandatory lecture for all of us who needs to program with (and want to excel in) SQL (…and all us mere mortals who want to catch up…)
The content is described as:
Jun 15 2007
On the oracle-l list of freelists.org, Toon Koppelaars announced that Lex‘ and his book project, now has finished and he also recieved his first copies via DHL. Knowing the effort and the involved people, Lex de Haan and Toon Koppelaars, I only can imagine that it is a great book (I wasn’t one of the …