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Book Review: Troubleshooting Oracle Performance, Second Edition

July 15, 2014 Extensively Researched with Detailed Analysis Covering a Broad Range of Oracle Database Performance Topics, Providing Insight that is Not Available from Other Sources http://www.amazon.com/Troubleshooting-Oracle-Performance-Christian-Antog... I pre-ordered this book in December 2013, having previously read the first edition of this book twice.  Once the printed copy of the second edition book arrived, I ordered […]

Book Review: Anvil of God (Book One of the Carolingian Chronicles)

Anvil of God (Book One of the Carolingian Chronicles)
by J. Boyce Gleason brings to mind “Game of Thrones” with a factual
historical setting instead of dragons (although there is a dragon reference in
the extensive footnotes and historical record). Gleason creates a complex and
delightful (at sometimes violent and blunt, at others subtle) set of characters
assigned with plausibility mostly to actual historical figures. As he weaves
his tapestry with fictional details added to the actual historical record you’ll
find yourself rooting and admiring some and hoping the hammer falls on some
others. I doubt you’ll put it down until you take a break to be fresh for the
Author’s Notes. You’ll want to be fresh as Gleason takes you through the
historical references that justify his character choices. Now don’t read the
notes until you finish the rest, but don’t skip them either.

Book Review: Oracle Database 11gR2 Performance Tuning Cookbook (Part 2)

July 23, 2012 Oracle Database Performance Tuning Test Cases without Many “Why”, “When”, and “How Much” Filler Details http://www.amazon.com/Oracle-Database-Performance-Tuning-Cookbook/dp/184... (Back to the Previous Post in the Series) This blog article contains the review for the second half of the “Oracle Database 11gR2 Performance Tuning Cookbook” book.  It has been nearly five months since I posted [...]

Book Review: Oracle Database 11gR2 Performance Tuning Cookbook (Part 1)

March 3, 2012 Oracle Database Performance Tuning Test Cases without Many “Why”, “When”, and “How Much” Filler Details http://www.amazon.com/Oracle-Database-Performance-Tuning-Cookbook/dp/184... I ordered the “Oracle Database 11gR2 Performance Cookbook” book shortly after it became available for purchase.  I was very curious to see how the book compared with the similarly titled “Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning Recipes” book, [...]

Book Review: Oracle Core Essential Internals for DBAs and Developers

December 25, 2011 (Modified December 29, 2011) Digging Deeply into Oracle Internal Processing when the Oracle Wait Interface is Insufficient http://www.amazon.com/Oracle-Core-Essential-Internals-Developers/dp/1430... I pre-ordered a paperback copy of this book three months ago from Amazon and also purchased a PDF copy of the book from Apress.  It was a long, nearly six year wait since the [...]

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Book Review: Troubleshooting Oracle Performance (Part 2)

November 7, 2011 Most Thorough, Yet Compact Performance Tuning Book 9i-11g http://www.amazon.com/Troubleshooting-Oracle-Performance-Christian-Antog... (Back to the Previous Post in the Series) I originally reviewed the “Troubleshooting Oracle Performance” book a bit over three years ago, having pre-ordered the book prior to its publication.  The original review is quite limited in depth compared to some of my more [...]

Book Review: Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning Recipes (Part 2)

October 6, 2011 Hammering a Square Peg into a Round Hole: Fine Edges are Lost, Gaps in Detail http://www.amazon.com/Oracle-Database-Performance-Tuning-Recipes/dp/1430... (Back to the Previous Post in the Series) In an effort for my review to be fair, I have completed the review for the second half of the “Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning Recipes” book (omitting the pages for chapters [...]

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Book Review: Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning Recipes

September 10, 2011 Hammering a Square Peg into a Round Hole: Fine Edges are Lost, Gaps in Detail http://www.amazon.com/Oracle-Database-Performance-Tuning-Recipes/dp/1430236620  (Forward to the Next Post in the Series) (Update September 14, 2011:  It is a bit unfair to this book that my review only covered the first six chapters and portions of chapter 7 – roughly the first [...]