In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Oracle books and tutorials can help fill your brain this May and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.
- Oracle 12c: SQL (2015)
- Oracle PL/SQL Programming (2014)
- Oracle Essentials: Oracle Database 12c (2013)
- Oracle 12c For Dummies (2013)
- OCA Oracle Database SQL Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-071) (Oracle Press) (2017)
- Murach’s Oracle SQL and PL/SQL for Developers, 2nd Edition (2014)
- OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-808 (2015)
Oracle 12c: SQL (2015)
Now you can master the latest version of the fundamental SQL language used in all relational databases today with ORACLE 12C: SQL, 3E. Much more than a study guide, this edition helps you transform a basic knowledge of databases into proficiency with the latest SQL and Oracle concepts and techniques. You learn to use Oracle 12c SQL most effectively as you prepare for the first exam in the Oracle Database Administrator or Oracle Developer Certification Exam paths.
Author(s): Joan Casteel
Oracle PL/SQL Programming (2014)
Considered the best Oracle PL/SQL programming guide by the Oracle community, this definitive guide is precisely what you need to make the most of Oracle’s powerful procedural language. The sixth edition describes the features and capabilities of PL/SQL up through Oracle Database 12c Release 1. Hundreds of thousands of PL/SQL developers have benefited from this book over the last twenty years; this edition continues that tradition.
Author(s): Steven Feuerstein, Bill Pribyl
Oracle Essentials: Oracle Database 12c (2013)
Written by Oracle insiders, this indispensable guide distills an enormous amount of information about the Oracle Database into one compact volume. Ideal for novice and experienced DBAs, developers, managers, and users, Oracle Essentials walks you through technologies and features in Oracle’s product line, including its architecture, data structures, networking, concurrency, and tuning.
Author(s): Rick Greenwald, Robert Stackowiak
Oracle 12c For Dummies (2013)
Demystifying the power of the Oracle 12c database. The Oracle database is the industry-leading relational database management system (RDMS) used from small companies to the world’s largest enterprises alike for their most critical business and analytical processing. Oracle 12c includes industry leading enhancements to enable cloud computing and empowers users to manage both Big Data and traditional data structures faster and cheaper than ever before.
Author(s): Chris Ruel, Michael Wessler
OCA Oracle Database SQL Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-071) (Oracle Press) (2017)
A fully updated, integrated self-study system for the Oracle Database SQL Exam. This thoroughly revised Oracle Press guide offers 100% coverage of all objectives on the latest version of the Oracle Database SQL Exam. Ideal both as a study guide and on-the-job reference, OCA Oracle Database SQL Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-071) features detailed explanations, examples, practice questions, and chapter summaries.
Author(s): Steve O’Hearn
Murach’s Oracle SQL and PL/SQL for Developers, 2nd Edition (2014)
If you’re developing applications that access Oracle databases, you can save time and work by having SQL do more of the data handling for you: This new book shows you how. It teaches you how to create effective SQL queries to extract and update the data in an Oracle database. It teaches you how to design and implement a database, giving you insight into performance and security issues. It teaches you how to use PL/SQL to take advantage of powerful features like stored procedures, functions
Author(s): Joel Murach
OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-808 (2015)
Full coverage of functional programming and all OCA Java Programmer exam objectives. OCA, Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide, Exam 1Z0-808 is a comprehensive study guide for those taking the Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I exam (1Z0-808). With complete coverage of 100% of the exam objectives, this book provides everything you need to know to confidently take the exam.
Author(s): Jeanne Boyarsky, Scott Selikoff
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Best Books to Help You Learn Oracle
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some Oracle books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Associate All-in-One Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-1072)
Author(s): Roopesh Ramklass
ID: 2462006, Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc., Year: February 2020, Size: 27 Mb, Format: pdf
The Secrets of the Lenormand Oracle
Author(s): Sylvie Steinbach
ID: 2393155, Publisher: Independently published, Year: 26 Oct 2011, Size: 241 Kb, Format: epub
Pro Oracle SQL Development: Best Practices for Writing Advanced Queries
Author(s): Jon Heller
ID: 3551605, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2023, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.