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Cost-Based Oracle Fundamentals by Jonathan Lewis

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Introduction

When I wrote Practical Oracle 8i, I said in the foreword that "if you write a technical book about Oracle, then it will be out of date by the time you've finished writing it." Addison-Wesley published the book about the same time that Larry Ellison announced the official release of Oracle 9i. Three weeks after publication, I got the first e-mail message asking me if I had plans for a 9i version of the book.

From that day onwards, I have resisted all requests for an "upgrade," on the basis that (a) it was far too much hard work, (b) I would have to spend a couple of years using Oracle 9i before I thought I could put some useful new information into a book, and (c) it would still be just the same book with a few small changes.

So ...

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