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
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, 68 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. Return to IthacaPraise 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, 402 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
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
"Expanding the world of her Dowser series, Doidge merges romance, carnality, and supernatural fantasy to lush effect." – Kirkus ReviewsThe day I turned nineteen, I expected to gain what little freedom I could within the restrictions of my bank account and the hallucinations that had haunted me for the last six years. I expected to drive away from a life that had been dictated by the tragedy of others and shaped by the care of strangers. I expected to be alone. Actually, I relished the idea of being alone. Instead, I found fear I thought I'd overcome. Uncertainty I thought I'd painstakingly planned away. And terror that was more real than anything I'd ever hallucinated before. I'd seen terrible, fantastical, and utterly impossible things ... but not love. Not until I saw him.--------------------This paranormal romance/urban fantasy is the first book in the Oracle Series by author Meghan Ciana Doidge. Author's note: The ideal reading order of I See Me (Oracle 1) is between Dowser 3 and 4, but it's not actually necessary to read the Dowser Series before reading the Oracle Series.WARNING: ADULT (18+) CONTENT
Published by: Old Man in the CrossWalk Productions | Publication date: 10/29/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Be more productive with the Oracle PL/SQL language. The fifth edition of this popular pocket reference puts the syntax of specific PL/SQL language elements right at your fingertips, including features added in Oracle Database 12c.Whether you’re a developer or database administrator, when you need answers quickly, the Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference will save you hours of frustration with concise summaries of:
- Fundamental language elements, such as block structure, datatypes, and declarations
- Statements for program control, cursor management, and exception handling
- Records, procedures, functions, triggers, and packages
- Execution of PL/SQL functions in SQL
- Compilation options, object-oriented features, collections, and Java integration
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 09/09/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Rhennan Ward is no one special. Or so she thought. When her grandmother gives her a Tree of Life pendant for her eighteenth birthday, she finds out how very different she really is. Rhennan is next in line to be Oracle, the one chosen by the Creator to guard the secret of Heaven – The Tree of Life. Rhen's grandmother, the current Oracle, fails to pass along the knowledge of Rhen’s destiny, and when strange things start happening, Rhen believes she is going crazy. Coming into her powers before her time, Rhen sees things she shouldn’t. Her parents are keeping secrets from her, and that only adds to the stress she feels about her sanity.Maddox Bell is the new guy at school. When the tall, good-looking bad-boy shows up in his leather jacket and moto boots, all it takes is one look into his sapphire eyes, and he makes Rhen forget about her ex-boyfriend - the one who broke her heart. He also makes her forget to study, and with only three months left in the school year, Rhen is torn between keeping her perfect grade point average and spending time with the man who has his own secrets. As Maddox and Rhen become closer, things get stranger, threatening to rip them apart.When Rhen makes one desperately wrong decision, her life and that of her family, is irrevocably changed forever. If this was Hell, the Christians on Earth were going to be pissed. Talon Silver is the Guardian who has been watching over Rhen her entire life. He is also the one who rescues her from the hands of a demon. He is supposed to be one of the good guys, having Angel blood. Why, then, is Rhen hesitant to trust him?Angels and demons. Good versus evil. Things aren’t always black and white, and Rhen has to figure out who she can trust. The Guardians of Truth is a coming of age YA fantasy series revolving around 2 sisters and their journey of discovery – angels and demons really exist. In this twist on good vs evil, follow Rhennan and Nikira Ward as they learn who they really are and what that means for their future.
Published by: Bramblerose Press LLC | Publication date: 09/28/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 327 pages
Strange noises. Haunting shadows. A handsome man with a mysterious past.Enid Runa doesn’t ask for anything or anyone to slip into her life, but fate deems her destined for an adventuresome life that begins with a shadow and ends with her being carried off into the night. Her captor is the enigmatic and flirtatious Ian Osman, a man with a lot of secrets and more than one interest in her. He tells her that she’s entered the world of the paranormal, and he’s her only safe ride through the fun land of horror that has their blood-red eyes set on her. She doesn’t know whether to slap Osman or hug him, and matters are complicated when she learns his darkest secret.
Published by: Crescent Moon Studios, Inc. | Publication date: 07/29/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 89 pages
Idi & The Oracle’ QuestIdi, called to protect the future king of Talia needs the guidance of Marcus, a sagacious magician, to defeat the sinister Norvora. Yet his greatest challenge will be overcoming his entrenched belief that he's stupid.Held prisoners within a magical orb the Sister Witches wait to be released.When the prophesied one is crowned King he will have the power to set them free.At all costs he must be found and turned away from the evil that is seeping into the world of Talia.Idi’s life so far has been full of sorrow. He longs to leave the village and to go in search of adventure. When Marcus, the Magician, turns up and asks Idi to join him on a Quest Idi doesn’t hesitate.They set off together across the lands of Talia in search of the mother who bring the new King into their world. They must find her before Norvora and his minions do, the Oracle is relying on them to keep the new King safe. But the world of Talia is changing, the demons becoming bolder and time is running out. The Witches must decide which side to fight on and Idi must learn to be the greatest magician Talia has ever seen if he is to save them all.
Publication date: 02/20/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 292 pages