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
Only the determination of one man can bring victoryThe Trojan War has been raging for ten years. Greece’s greatest warriors have fallen. But then a series of oracles appear with utterances from the gods, commands that must be fulfilled if Troy is to be defeated.Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks, knows that only one man has the courage and intelligence to complete the tasks set by the Olympians: Odysseus, King of Ithaca.From an island haunted by a vengeful madman to a forsaken tomb and its deadly guardian, from the palace of a hostile king to the sacred heart of Troy itself, Odysseus and his friend Eperitus must follow the trail toward the greatest deception of all time…The Adventures of Odysseus1. King of Ithaca2. The Gates of Troy3. The Armour of Achilles4. The Oracles of Troy5. The Voyages of Odysseus6. Book 6 coming summer 2017Praise for Glyn Iliffe‘It has suspense, treachery, and bone-crunching action… It will leave fans of the genre eagerly awaiting the rest of the series’ Times Literary SupplementThis is a must read for those who enjoy good old epic battles, chilling death scenes and the extravagance of ancient Greece’ Lifestyle Magazine‘The reader does not need to be classicist to enjoy this epic and stirring tale. It makes a great novel’ Historical Novels Review‘I found it utterly fascinating, the historic detail was excellent. This was an easy and enjoyable read, and I am looking forward to the next instalments. As a personal read I can absolutely recommend it’ Book Talk Bournemouth‘An exciting story with plenty of action, and the requisite supernatural elements … if you are a fan of writers like Bernard Cornwell, Simon Scarrow and Conn Iggulden you will enjoy this.’ Rachel Hyde, Myshelf.com
Published by: Canelo | Publication date: 02/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
The Oracle is a mystical voice that tells the future of the initiate. the oracle is a poetry book, that follows the story, and journey of the protagonist in the novel, 'The Dark Knight of the Soul'. Her past, present and future, is revealed, by the voice of the oracle in poetic rhyme.
Publication date: 07/12/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 13 pages
Overview of the future of Oracle Cloud Computing and Higher Education
Published by: La Moneda Publishing | Publication date: 02/25/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 30 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
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
"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
Book 4 in the Phoenix FilesWarning: Contains murder, mayhem and sex. They’ve left the United States to hide from a government hell bent on taking Oracle back to do their dirty work. It won’t be a vacation. It never is when this much is at stake. Meanwhile, Oracle is searching the static for their next case. She already knows what’s coming, and with this one, they have the opportunity to change fate—for the better. Enter Laird Maguire. He’s a sexy detective for the Irish Garda, out for truth and justice, Only, he has a secret side that he’s not even aware exists—until he runs into his fate. He thinks being a cop is his calling. Boy is he wrong. Brianna Collins is psychic, American, and Oracle needs her help. With Laird and Brianna, they have a chance to take down a non-psychic killer who’s been running amuck in Ireland for way too long. Centuries, in fact. With the team together, they are racing the clock. Brianna is going to die unless they can find the killer, beat the odds, and fight the ghosts that haunt Ireland’s lush land. This case will be a challenge as they not only battle fate, but the ghosts of what once lurked in the shadows of Ireland’s haunted past. And in the end, justice may be served…Or will the team pay the price?
Publication date: 07/07/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 471 pages
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Publication date: 03/30/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 348 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