Start developing with Oracle SQL. This book is a one-stop introduction to everything you need to know about getting started developing an Oracle Database. You'll learn about foundational concepts, setting up a simple schema, adding data, reading data from the database, and making changes. No experience with databases is required to get started. Examples in the book are built around Oracle Live SQL, a freely available, online sandbox for practicing and experimenting with SQL statements, and Oracle Express Edition, a free version of Oracle Database that is available for download.
A marquee feature of Beginning Oracle SQL for Oracle Database 18c is the small chapter size. Content is divided into easily digestible chunks that can be read and practiced in very short intervals of time, making this the ideal book for a busy professional to learn from. Even just a 15-20 minute block of free time can be put to good use.
Author Ben Brumm begins by helping you understand what a database is, and getting you set up with a sandbox in which to practice the SQL that you are learning. From there, easily digestible chapters cover, point-by-point, the different aspects of writing queries to get data out of a database. You'll also learn about creating tables and getting data into the database. Crucial topics such as working with nulls and writing analytic queries are given the attention they deserve, helping you to avoid pitfalls when writing queries for production use.
What You'll Learn
- Create, update, and delete tables in an Oracle database
- Add, update, delete data from those database tables
- Query and view data stored in your database
- Manipulate and transform data using in-built database functions and features
- Correctly choose when to use Oracle-specific syntax and features
Who This Book Is For
Those new to Oracle who are planning to develop software using Oracle as the back-end data store. The book is also for those who are getting started in software development and realize they need to learn some kind of database language. Those who are learning software development on the side of their normal job, or learning it as a college student, who are ready to learn what a database is and how to use it also will find this book useful.
Ben Brumm is a software developer and business analyst with over 11 years of experience. Based in Melbourne, Australia, he has been working with databases and SQL both during his full-time job, and as the founder of the DatabaseStar dot com site where he teaches Oracle database topics. His passion for software and databases began when he started computer classes in high school in the late 1990s and it has only grown since then.