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While I’ve been writing this book, I’ve been perusing the Web
frequently, looking for information about Oracle. Information about
anything can be found on the Web, and Oracle is no exception. Keyword
searches on “oracle” will turn up hundreds of hits. Here are some of
the best resources that I’ve found for getting the answers to Oracle
Frequently Asked Questions And White Papers
There are several Web sites, both commercial and individual, that
provide white papers and answers to Oracle questions. You’ll probably
want to bookmark at least one of these sites.
The Cobb Group has set up the Exploring Oracle
Developer/2000 and Designer/2000 page (www.cobb.com/eod).
JCC’s Oracle Home Page (www.jcc.com/oracle.html)
has a search engine for Oracle7 topics, as well as links to other
The Oracle FAQ Contents page (www.bf.rmit.edu.au/Oracle/contents.html)
breaks down questions into several topics.
The Oracle User Resource (www.oracle-users.com)
has several white papers available online.
Orapub of Earth (www.europa.com/~orapub)
provides several online papers.
The RGS Oracle-PL/SQL-WWW interface page (gserver.grads.vt.edu)
includes PL/SQL blocks to perform useful functions as well as some
Java and Perl information.
Underground Oracle Frequently Asked Questions (www.onwe.co.za/frank/faq.htm)
is an excellent online resource for searching through front-line
wisdom and answers some very tough questions.
Most white papers available online use Adobe Acrobat format. The
Adobe Acrobat reader is available at
In the fall of 1996, the comp.databases.oracle newsgroup was
split into the following newsgroups:
comp.databases.oracle.server deals with
comp.databases.oracle.tools deals with
questions regarding the Designer/2000, Developer/2000, and other
Oracle products other than the database server.
comp.databases.oracle.marketplace is an
excellent place to go looking for a job, if you’re an Oracle
professional. This newsgroup also serves as a forum for third-party
software developers to announce their products.
issues that don’t belong in the other subgroups.
comp.databases.oracle remains in service
as well, but is now lightly used.
These newsgroups are an excellent place to find information about
specific Oracle-related topics. If you have access to Usenet
newsgroups, do yourself a favor, and subscribe to one or more of these
Oracle on Linux
Since 1995, Linux (a free version of Unix for x86 processors) has
been gaining popularity. It was inevitable that these users would
eventually want Oracle on their systems. Currently, Oracle has no
plans to implement a Linux version (nor do I expect that to change).
Still, Linux users press ahead by running Oracle for SCO Unix under
Linux. There are a few Web pages that provide information about
getting Oracle for SCO up and running under Linux.
This is an excerpt from the book "High Performance Oracle
Database Automation" by Jonathan Ingram and Donald K.
Burleson, Series Editor.