In a game of word association, when someone says Oracle Trace you probably respond with Carry Millsap. 🙂 Well, Cary and Jeff Holt have a new book out called “The Method R Guide to Tracing Oracle”
You can get hold of it from a couple of locations:
Cary sent me a copy of it a few days ago and while I was reading it I tweeted the following.
“I’m so used to clicking “Like” buttons on social media, that when I’m reading a PDF (supplied by @CaryMillsap) and I see a statement I like, I start looking for the “Like” button. Technology has messed me up…”
Who is it for?
It’s a really easy read, and a good introduction to tracing Oracle, which is perfect for people who haven’t got much experience of doing it, or don’t understand why it is useful.
Even for those who have more experience it is a good reminder of the values of tracing, and you will certainly pick up some new tips. As you saw in my tweet I enjoyed it, and this isn’t my first rodeo.
What if I’m not the target audience?
If you are already experienced with Oracle Trace, you might prefer their existing book The Method R Guide to Mastering Oracle Trace Data, which goes into much more detail.
I was first introduced to this book when I attended Cary’s “Mastering Oracle Trace Data” workshop in 2011. I wrote about that here. I later bought the second edition of the book, and Cary has subsequently sent me the third edition.
So wherever you are on your Oracle Tracing journey, there is something for you!