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两本值得期待的图书以及其他

发表于2003/9/23 23:37:00  1413人阅读

最近出来了2本Oracle图书,看了介绍,参考了一些评价,并阅读了demo章节,感觉不错,值得推荐。

第一本是:

Effective Oracle by Design

by Thomas Kyte

Paperback: 688 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.70
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media;
ISBN: 0072230657


此书是著名Oracle技术专家Tom的作品。Tom的上一本大作(Oracle专家高级编程expert one-on-one)已经倍受读者推崇,口碑很好。相对于expert one-on-one来说,这本书讲述的是"this is what I think you should do"而不是"this is how is works",后者是expert one-on-one的主要内容。

这本Effective Oracle by Design的出版还有些小周折,本来是Tom谈妥的是Wrox出版社,没想到,天有不测风云,Wrox的母公司破产,Tom只好另找买家。

现在该书在Osborne的包装下面世。可惜的是,相比较原来在Wrox要出版的版本而言,少了不少东西,让人感到惋惜。本来Tom说要开放第一本expert one-on-one的电子版的,现在看起来是遥遥无期了。

在网络上能找到此书的前三章,好不好,读罢便知。

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第二本是O'Reilly的产品:

Optimizing Oracle Performance

by Cary V. Millsap, Jeff Holt

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates; (September 2003)
ISBN: 059600527X

这本书的作者也不是泛泛之辈,连Thomas Kyte 也说这本书的作者“有两把刷子”。在出版社的站点上可以下载到该书的第一章。“一种更好的优化方式”,开宗明义,首先提出"一种更好的优化方式“,这也是此书不同于一般优化类图书的显著的标志。读后充满期待。

还没有机会能一睹为快,先看看O'Reilly对此书的描述:

Oracle DBAs and developers are all too familiar with the outlay of time and resources, blown budgets, missed deadlines, and marginally effective performance fiddling that is commonplace with traditional methods of Oracle performance tuning. In this crucial book, Cary Millsap, former VP of Oracle's System Performance Group, clearly and concisely explains how to use Oracle's response time statistics to diagnose and repair performance problems. Cary also shows how "queueing theory" can be applied to response time statistics to predict the impact of upgrades and other system changes.

Optimizing Oracle Performance eliminates the time-consuming, trial-and-error guesswork inherent in most conventional approaches to tuning. You can determine exactly where a system's performance problem is, and with equal importance, where it is not, in just a few minutes--even if the problem is several years old.

Optimizing Oracle Performance cuts a path through the complexity of current tuning methods, and streamlines an approach that focuses on optimization techniques that any DBA can use quickly and successfully to make noticeable--even dramatic--improvements.

For example, the one thing database users care most about is response time. Naturally, DBAs focus much of their time and effort towards improving response time. But it is entirely too easy to spend hundreds of hours to improve important system metrics such as hit ratios, average latencies, and wait times, only to find users are unable to perceive the difference. And an expensive hardware upgrade may not help either.

It doesn't have to be that way. Technological advances have added impact, efficiency, measurability, predictive capacity, reliability, speed,and practicality to the science of Oracle performance optimization. Optimizing Oracle Performance shows you how to slash the frustration and expense associated with unraveling the true root cause of any type of performance problem, and reliably predict future performance.


发点牢骚

国内的订书渠道太不通畅了,每当看到一些不错的图书而不能得的时候,心里都很不痛快。

一些出版商总把眼睛盯住哪些UML/C#之类的图书不放,无端端的错过很多这样的好书。再不就是炒名人,借助一些有名气的译者做文章,读者真正想要的图书往往不容易得到。

当然,现在也有一些影印版的图书,不过在我看来,影印版图书几乎都是人家炒过的剩饭,什么时候能来点新鲜的呢?国内的IT从业者希望得到快一些、“有滋有味”的的而不是经过二道作坊之后的东西。

我们只能等待。


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