In this concise volume, we've attempted to give you a firm grounding in all the basic concepts you need to understand Oracle and use it effectively. We hope we've accomplished this goal.
At the same time, we realize that there is more to using a complex product such as Oracle than simply understanding how and why it works the way it does. Although you can't use Oracle without a firm grasp of the foundations of the product, you will still need details if you're actually going to implement a successful system.
This appendix lists two types of additional sources of information for the topics covered in this book—relevant web sites, which act as a constantly changing resource for a variety of information, and a chapter-by-chapter list of relevant books, articles, and Oracle documentation.
For the chapter-by-chapter list, the sources fall into two basic categories: Oracle documentation and third-party sources. Typically, the Oracle documentation provides the type of hands-on information you will need regarding syntax and keywords, and the third-party sources cover the topics in a more general and problem-solving way. We've listed the third-party sources first and ended each listing with the relevant Oracle documentation. Also note that some of the volumes listed here include previous Oracle release names in their titles. You can assume that by the time you are reading this, similar volumes exist (or will soon exist) for whatever version of Oracle you may ...