Considered the best Oracle PL/SQL programming guide by the Oracle community, this definitive guide is precisely what you need to make the most of Oracle’s powerful procedural language. The sixth edition describes the features and capabilities of PL/SQL up through Oracle Database 12c Release 1.Hundreds of thousands of PL/SQL developers have benefited from this book over the last twenty years; this edition continues that tradition. With extensive code examples and a lively sense of humor, this book explains language fundamentals, explores advanced coding techniques, and offers best practices to help you solve real-world problems.
- Get PL/SQL programs up and running quickly, with clear instructions for executing, tracing, testing, debugging, and managing code
- Understand new 12.1 features, including the ACCESSIBLE_BY clause, WITH FUNCTION and UDF pragma, BEQUEATH CURRENT_USER for views, and new conditional compilation directives
- Take advantage of extensive code samples, from easy-to-follow examples to reusable packaged utilities
- Optimize PL/SQL performance with features like the function result cache and Oracle utilities such as PL/Scope and the PL/SQL hierarchical profiler
- Build modular, easy-to-maintain PL/SQL applications using packages, procedures, functions, and triggers
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 01/23/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1392 pages
How do you punish an immortal?By making him human.After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favour.But Apollo has many enemies - gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.
Published by: Puffin | Publication date: 05/03/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 385 pages
"Could be the next big thing..." - Robin Staub, Amazon Reviewer"Riveting plot that keeps you guessing!!" - Lisa Curt, Amazon Reviewer***He doesn’t move, studying me with an intensity I can’t explain. And that’s when it happens – the moment I’m blindsided by the imminent collision of time and fate. For one, surreal moment my sense of self bleeds away, and I become all that I’ve seen, and all that will come to be at my choosing.***Synopsis: It’s been two years since Paige Prescott discovered the gift that nearly got her committed. But now she knows better than to tell anyone about the visions that plague her: futures for which she’s fated, unless she can change them first. But when a tragic event unfolds on the last day of senior year, Paige’s carefully crafted façade shatters, plunging her into a dangerous new reality where her gift is a coveted weapon – and she learns she's not the only one with a secret. Now, torn between a world she thought she knew and one she wished she didn’t, Paige must rely on her gift – and the guidance of a veiled enigma – to outmaneuver a formidable kind. But if she wants to reclaim her future, she’ll have to make a stunning choice: one bound by love, loyalty, and lies – And the power of timing fate.
Publication date: 12/19/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 160 pages
1973. Professor Periklis Harvatis, working alone and late into the night on an important archaeological dig, unearths a magnificent golden vase upon which the enigmatic images of a long-lost second Odyssey are engraved, showing the mystery of Ulysses' final voyage. But in the very same chamber, the Professor sees something so frightening that less than seven hours later he dies . . . but not before he has ensured the safety of the vase. Ten years later, a series of gruesome deaths connected to the rape and murder during the student protests in Athens of a Greek woman, on the same night as Professor Harvatis's discovery, is perplexing the authorities. Each atrocity is accompanied by a dire quotation from the ancient sources, exposing an ingeniously cruel mind. Who is behind these murders? How are these two events connected? And what is the significance of the age-old prophecy of the Odyssey?
Published by: Pan | Publication date: 02/28/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 356 pages
Demystifying the power of the Oracle 12c database The Oracle database is the industry-leading relational database management system (RDMS) used from small companies to the world’s largest enterprises alike for their most critical business and analytical processing. Oracle 12c includes industry leading enhancements to enable cloud computing and empowers users to manage both Big Data and traditional data structures faster and cheaper than ever before. Oracle 12c For Dummies is the perfect guide for a novice database administrator or an Oracle DBA who is new to Oracle 12c. The book covers what you need to know about Oracle 12c architecture, software tools, and how to successfully manage Oracle databases in the real world.
- Highlights the important features of Oracle 12c
- Explains how to create, populate, protect, tune, and troubleshoot a new Oracle database
- Covers advanced Oracle 12c technologies including Oracle Multitenant—the "pluggable database" concept—as well as several other key changes in this release
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 10/24/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 435 pages
From the bestselling author of Murder at Rutherford Hall, The Riverton Case and The Marbury Murders, comes the 7th book in the Rachel Markham Mystery Series. The Oracle of DeathBook Seven – In the Rachel Markham Mystery Series A private island in Greece, luxury yachts, white sandy beaches and secluded caves - Rachel and Jeremy could hardly have asked for a more idyllic holiday. So, when they are invited by Stavros Papanos – the head of the multimillion dollar Papanos Shipping Empire, to spend a fortnight in Greece, they accept the invitation without much ado. Then a member of the Papanos family – the young, enigmatic and beautiful Ariana Papanos, disappears mysteriously without a trace and Rachel and Jeremy get caught up in a mystery unlike any other they have encountered before.Overnight, their luxurious holiday turns into a dangerous cat and mouse game, as someone on the island is bent on keeping deadly secrets and will not hesitate to resort to murder. The Oracle of Death is a fast-paced murder mystery, which will keep you rivetted and turning pages till the end to figure out whodunnit!Star Reviews for the Rachel Markham Mystery Series on Amazon.5.0 out of 5 stars A highly intelligent and fun game of Clue, April 16, 2015 By TFLReaderI just love a good mystery and author PB Kolleri has put together a great mystery series here with her "Rachel Markham Mystery Series". I love British characters and stories, and particularly ones that are fast-paced and keep me guessing until the end. This was one of those for sure. If you are an Agatha Christie fan or just love a good mystery, don't pass up this engaging series.5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Rachel Markham series, April 24, 2014 By Doreen FarleyI love mysteries post world war 2! I enjoyed the character of Rachel Markham very much. A delightful and cozy read.Did it again! July 4, 2014 By Stayce EinnyenOnce again P.B. has given us a lovely book. All I can say that is negative about the story, is I wish they were longer. I hope we get to see loads more of Rachel and Jeremy. Thank you for giving us these delightful books.By Ellen Grosson February 27, 2015A little mystery filled with English characters and foibles. Light easy reading, something good for a long cold night. A book reminiscent of Agatha Christie, cozy and comfortable like a warm fire and a cup of coffee.Good enough to entertain a Christie fan!, April 23, 2013 By Walter BurgessLots of good characters and entertaining plot. Truly a who done it with a surprise at the end and fun to boot!5.0 out of 5 stars A Cozy And Fun Read, February 19, 2013 By L.I. LINDA (LI NY)This book reads like a P.B.S. television mystery series. I am an Anglophile and enjoyed every page. I highly recommend it to lovers of all things British.5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!, August 20, 2013 By Jessica StrongThis is such a well written story. It truly is a wonderful book and I am sure that it is more than comparable to Agatha Christie. The time period is well researched and is informative of the time just after the war in England. I look forward to the next in the series.Good story! February 20, 2015 By E. DonahueGood story, also just finished "Murder at Ravenrock" and it is equally as good. Just enough personal character information without being a biography as many turn out to be. Definitely recommend. If there is another in the series, I will surely read it also.The first seven books in the series, are now available to readers exclusively on Amazon.Book 1: Murder at Rutherford Hall, (Published on 10th Jan 2013)Book 2: Murder at Ravenrock, (Published on 10th July 2013)Book 3: The Riverton Case (Published on 24th October 2013)Book 4: The Santinelli Case (Published on 10th June 2014)Book 5: The Marbury Murders (Published on 14th April 2015)Book 6: Death at Fernside (Published on 23rd March 2016)Book 7: The Oracle of Death (Published on 3rd April 2017)
Published by: Notion Press | Publication date: 04/02/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 182 pages
It was the most renowned and respected shrine in the Roman Empire, the object of veneration by Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Octavian, and a host of other luminaries. It stood for centuries within a sacred precinct the size of a large town at the heart of the greatest Greek city in the world. Yet it disappeared without a trace, creating the greatest archaeological enigma of the ancient world. What became of the tomb of Alexander the Great? Does any part of it still survive? Find out in the latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series by Charles Brokaw, THE ORACLE CODE. When word of the tomb’s secret location and the treasured wisdom of the Oracle of Delphi it may hold materialize in the code of an ancient scroll in Afghanistan, Harvard linguist and archeologist professor Thomas Lourds must quickly find out. That is if the evil forces that wish to obtain the treasure that the tomb holds doesn’t stop him first. Russian President Nevsky and his secret police will stop at nothing to harness the power of what the tomb may hold—power to control the world as Alexander the Great did. When the Taliban catches wind of the discovery they’re also dangerously hot on the trail.Watch the book trailer for THE ORACLE CODE here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uhe7gA60c8"Short, gripping chapters move the action from Egypt to Russia to Africa to London. Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinci Code. Look out, Dan Brown, Brokaw can play this game a lot better than most of your imitators." –Booklist on THE ATLANTIS CODE"[E]xcellent entertainment, […] A rollicking adventure, with nonstop action and suspense. Readers can only hope that Brokaw is prepared to send Professor Lourds on further quests." –Publishers Weekly on THE ATLANTIS CODEAbout the Author: New York Times bestselling author Charles Brokaw is the author of THE ATLANTIS CODE, THE LUCIFER CODE, and THE TEMPLE MOUNT CODE. Charles Brokaw is a pseudonym for an author, academic, and college educator living in the Midwest. He’s had a rich and varied life, and is fascinated by history, human accomplishment, and archeology.
Published by: Charles Brokaw | Publication date: 03/03/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 398 pages
Master the Cutting-Edge Features of Oracle Database 12c Maintain a scalable, highly available enterprise platform and reduce complexity by leveraging the powerful new tools and cloud enhancements of Oracle Database 12c. This authoritative Oracle Press guide offers complete coverage of installation, configuration, tuning, and administration. Find out how to build and populate Oracle databases, perform effective queries, design applications, and secure your enterprise data. Oracle Database 12c: The Complete Reference also contains a comprehensive appendix covering commands, keywords, features, and functions.
- Set up Oracle Database 12c or upgrade from an earlier version
- Design Oracle databases and plan for application implementation
- Construct SQL and SQL*Plus statements and execute powerful queries
- Secure data with roles, privileges, virtualization, and encryption
- Move data with SQL*Loader and Oracle Data Pump
- Restore databases using flashback and the Oracle Database Automatic Undo Management feature
- Build and deploy PL/SQL triggers, procedures, and packages
- Work with Oracle pluggable and container databases
- Develop database applications using Java, JDBC, and XML
- Optimize performance with Oracle Real Application Clusters
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 08/05/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1472 pages
A gripping modern-day detective story about the scientific quest to understand the Oracle of Delphi Like Walking the Bible, this fascinating book turns a modern eye on an enduring legend. The Oracle of Delphi was one of the most influential figures in ancient Greece. Human mistress of the god Apollo, she had the power to enter into ecstatic communion with him and deliver his prophesies to men. Thousands of years later, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist William J. Broad follows a crew of enterprising researchers as they sift through the evidence of history, geology, and archaeology to reveal—as far as science is able—the source of her visions.
Published by: Penguin Books | Publication date: 01/30/2007Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Acacia is the Oracle of Delphi. She should be revered, protected, maybe even worshiped, but instead, she is held captive by Apollo’s priests and forced to breathe fumes that induce her naturally occurring visions. When a warlord comes to her for counsel, freedom seems to be within her grasp, provided she can convince him release her and risk the wrath of the gods.
Publication date: 07/07/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 69 pages