This special signature edition includes a CD that contains a searchable PDF version of the book and a sample chapter from the 10g edition, which was released in fall 2005.
This remains the defining book on the older 8i Oracle database if you are a developer or database administrator who works with Oracle-driven database applications. You will encounter wisdom on designing, developing, and administering these applications from one of the world’s foremost Oracle experts, Thomas Kyte. This book is largely inspired by the thousands of questions that Kyte has answered on his site, asktom.oracle.com.
The book covers every important feature and function of the 8i version of Oracle, and it is unique in the technical depth and insight that it provides on each topic. This book will show you how to expertly program with the database and exploit its feature set effectively. The result: you will build fast, effective, scalable, and secure Oracle applications.