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Win a Free Copy of Packt’s Oracle book

Gladly I would like to announce that Packt publishing has arranged a GiveAway contest for “Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide” especially and exclusively for the readers.

It’s easy to participate and walk away with your copy. All you need to do is just comment below the post and win a free copy of Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide  . Three lucky winners stand a chance to win an e-copy of the book. Keep reading to find out how you can be one of the Lucky One.

Overview of Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide

  • Blitz the 1Z0-146 exam
  • The Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide helps you to master the advanced PL/SQL concepts in Oracle 11g. The book is recommended for the Associate level Oracle professionals aspiring for Professional level. The topics covered and demonstrated are in line with the Oracle University prescription for Oracle Professional certification, which justify the version updates to be advanced and not complex.

  • Master the advanced features of PL/SQL to design and optimize code using real-time demonstrations
  • The book aims to cover the advanced features of PL/SQL which are required to design and optimize the PL/SQL code. The recapitulation of PL/SQL programming and advanced features like collections, external procedures, server side result caching, implementing VPD to enforce row level security, handling large objects and SecureFiles build up a concrete platform for a PL/SQL professional. Apart from the programming, the book makes instrumental recommendations on the usage of development tool SQL Developer, employing best practices in database environments and safeguarding the vulnerable areas in PL/SQL code to avoid code injection.

    Read more about this book and download free Sample Chapter: http://www.packtpub.com/oracle-advanced-pl-sql-developer-professional-guide/book

    How to Enter?
    All you need to do is head on over to this page and look through the product description of the book and drop a line via the comments to this blog post below to let us know what interests you the most about these books. It’s that simple

    The contest is open for a limited period and will close on 3rd July, 2012. Winners will be contacted by email, so ensure that you give real and correct email address when you comment!

    Enjoy reading, bye


    About Saurabh K. Gupta

    Database Enthusiast, Author, Speaker and blogger


    22 thoughts on “Win a Free Copy of Packt’s Oracle book

    1. I’d like to win! 🙂

      Posted by P. van der Ven | June 2, 2012, 5:13 pm
    2. What i like about your book is that the order of the content of books matches with the order of the certification requirements of exam topics of the 1Z0-146 exam.
      Looking from the table of contents the book seems to have covered the exam topics in a very detailed manner & yet manage to be pitched as a “Blitz the 1Z0-146 exam”.

      Posted by allen | June 2, 2012, 7:12 pm
    3. The contents of the book seems to be great. It surely is an obvious buy for those preparing for the oracle certification. one more thing which I would want to say is that it covers all the topics. This book can also be a guide which can be kept in the office drawer and referred to when one is stuck while writing PL/SQL code.

      Go to be my next buy.

      Posted by Vijay | June 2, 2012, 9:42 pm
    4. Would like to read the sections on fine-grained access to VPD and PL/SQL code and SQL injections. Could work both as a reference as well as a daily-use book.

      Posted by oracleappsnotes | June 4, 2012, 9:14 am
    5. It’s a great book to make developments and serves as a reference we need to use PL / SQL

      Posted by Juan Antonio | June 4, 2012, 11:31 am
    6. It will be a great reference about PL/SQL, and it covers all issues about the 1Z0-146 exam!

      Posted by José Bovolenta | June 5, 2012, 1:55 am
    7. all topics covered for 1z0-146…awsome…..need this book….

      Posted by Priyam | June 6, 2012, 8:00 pm
    8. I’d like to win! this……………..going to write the ocp next month..

      Posted by Priyam | June 6, 2012, 8:02 pm
      • Reading the table of contents I could say this book is the most advanced book on pl/sql subject. Most of books simply describe syntax and basic concepts. What I most like of this book is the topics not seen before on another pl/sql book, especially related to tunning pl/sql to improve performance. I’ll like to learn those topics. Thanks.

        Posted by Joaquin Gonzalez | June 7, 2012, 4:11 pm
    9. Looked through the contents and I was trully impressed. I don’t think there is an online resource with the equal amount of information in one place. I was particularly interested in reading topics for performance tweaking, as there are a lot of them. I think it is one of the best guides available on the market. The number of new acronims I have encountered in the table of contents is quite big 🙂

      Posted by Teodor | June 7, 2012, 11:26 pm
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      Posted by Morkel V. | June 12, 2012, 2:26 am
    12. Thanks everybody for encouraging comments…

      Posted by Saurabh K. Gupta | June 12, 2012, 11:40 am
    13. Hi Saurabh,

      First of all congrats for your gr8 work, and I downloaded your chapter 11 “Profiling and Tracing
      PL/SQL Code”, it is really nice way you have explained the things. looking for your complete book.

      One more thing I want to tell, it would be nice if you can have xml parsing chapter,
      in work almost 80% developer come across xml parsing with oracle [ i checked your content but i didn’t find ], so this is my suggestion, but you have covered all the advanced topic

      Good and gr8 job keep it up.


      Posted by vipul varshney | June 18, 2012, 6:18 pm
      • Hi Vipul,

        Thanks for your reply and feedback!! As the book focuses on the 1z0-146 certification topics, XML concepts are not been covered in it.

        I’ll try to include it if I plan for my next book or writeup 🙂

        Posted by sbhoracle | June 18, 2012, 7:15 pm
    14. Good to see a book directed at the certification. Up until now only Steve Feuerstein’s book has been the recommendable for this, but it’s not really intended for it & is quite a lot to go through. Thanks for the sample chapter.

      Posted by Dan T. | June 20, 2012, 8:12 pm
    15. The quality of content and ablity to understand the book interests me.

      Posted by pavankumarsvv | June 21, 2012, 3:32 pm
    16. On reading the table of contents of the book I could say that this book is the most advanced book on pl/sql subject. Most of books simply describe syntax and basic concepts. What I like the most about this book is the topics not seen before on another pl/sql book, especially related to tunning pl/sql to improve performance.

      Posted by FFiroz | July 12, 2012, 12:56 pm
    17. i would like to win a free copy

      Posted by sheik | August 3, 2012, 10:46 pm
    18. Table of Contents looks very good. Hope I have enough time to try all the examples. I assume the free copy includes the codes? Looking forward to trying out the LOBs actually, that is the most important exercise that I’ve been wanting to do.

      Posted by newbie01oracle | August 28, 2012, 12:46 pm
    19. Hi,

      maybe you send one more free ebook to Poland. It’s always worth to ask 🙂

      Best Regards,

      Posted by Bednarz | January 10, 2013, 2:00 am
    20. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this,
      like you wrote the book in it or something.
      I think that you could do with some pics to drive the
      message home a bit, but instead of that, this is fantastic blog.

      A fantastic read. I’ll definitely be back.

      Posted by Halley | January 14, 2013, 7:16 am

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