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Installing, Upgrading And Maintaining Oracle Applications 11i

Installing, Upgrading And Maintaining Oracle Applications 11i is a book I came across on Amazon written by Barbara Matthews, John Stouffer, and Karen Brownfield. It seems to be a fairly new listing. These three authors are all very well known within the Oracle Applications world so I’m sure this book will make interesting reading. All three authors work/worked for Solution Beacon, an Oracle Partner in the States. Definitely something to add to the cart/wish list. If you’ve read this book please add your comments and let us know what you thought of it.

I was asked some time ago by one of the readers if I could come up with a listing of Oracle Applications Books to read. I’m now using the Link Blog to maintain a listing of books I come across relating to blogging as well as the implementation of Oracle Applications and Enterprise systems. Check out the listing here or subscribe to the RSS feed. At the moment I only have about 11 links listed but it will grow as I get more time to update it. The listing will be updated regularly and If you know of any books that you think should be added to the listing please add your comments and include the URL or ISBN/ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number). BTW, just because the book is on the listing doesn’t mean you should buy it - obviously you should check it out before making your purchase!

Posted by Richard Byrom on 06/29 at 11:04 PM
  1. Thanks for the links, Richard. You can also add Using 11i Special Edition to your list of books. It’s written by Staff of Boss corporation and it has many of their experiences when they were implementing 11i.


    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  06/30  at  01:06 PM
  2. Although typically not written specifically for the Oracle E-Business Suite, there are quite a few books available for technical consultants.  I’ve found the pocket guides from O’Reilly’s Oracle Series of books beneficial for two reasons: 1) their size - easy to carry with you; and 2) their cost - most are around $10.00 USD.

    My Short list:

      1. Oracle DBA Pocket Guide
        ISBN: 0-596-10049-3
        144 pages, $9.95 US, $13.95 CA
      2. Toad Pocket Reference for Oracle, Second Edition
        ISBN: 0-596-00971-2
        128 pages, $9.95 US, $13.95 CA, £6.95 UK
      3. Unix for Oracle DBAs Pocket Reference
        ISBN: 0-596-00066-9
        112 pages, $9.95 US, $14.95 CA, £6.95 UK
      4. Oracle Utilities Pocket Reference
        ISBN: 0-596-00899-6
        128 pages, $9.95 US, $14.95 CA, £6.95 UK
      5. Oracle DBA Checklists Pocket Reference
        ISBN: 0-596-00122-3
        80 pages, $9.95 US, $14.95 CA, £6.95 UK
      6. Oracle PL/SQL Programming
        ISBN: 0-596-00977-1
        1200 pages, $64.95 US, $90.95 CA

    For those paying attention, the last one isn’t a pocket guide but is THE BOOK (my opinion) on PL/SQL programming.

    Of course, this only covers one publisher.  McGraw Hill’s Oracle Press has some good titles, and Rampant TechPress also offers a variety of topics for the technically minded.  Reviewing my bookshelf, I’ve discovered that many of my older reference books (older meaning something more than three years old!) are now only worthy of the recycling bin or a trip down memory lane (anybody remember SQL*Forms - handy perhaps if you’re still running an unsupported installation of Applications Release 9.4.2).  Perhaps that’s why I’ve become a bit more picky with any new titles I’m considering, especially given many books are approaching the $70 USD price range (hmmm… new book or new XBOX game… difficult decision).

    The problems with publishing a book about the Oracle E-Business Suite are timeliness and scope.  The latest release of Oracle’s E-Business Suite 11i10 contains a significant amount of new features and revisions over the previous release, outdating information previously published.  I’d suspect it’s possible to write an entire book on just a specific module or specific technical features of the Suite.  Although I own both the Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Handbook and the Oracle E-Business Suite Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Handbook, I find I use them more for a general reference rather than specific details (at which point I turn to the documentation CD available on the Oracle Technology Network.  With a wealth of information available online, I’ve also found myself turning to Google and Oracle web sites before I look towards my aging book shelf or plan a trip to the book store.

    Posted by Michael Siebert  on  07/06  at  02:48 AM
  3. Thanks for giving information about one of good book of oracle.

    I will go through this one.

    Thanks for sharing here.

    Posted by Web development company  on  07/25  at  07:02 PM

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