Friday, January 30, 2009

50 Fast Digital Photo Projects or Oracle SQL Plus

50 Fast Digital Photo Projects

Author: Gregory Georges

Suppose you could hand a friend an elegant leather-bound album of your best pictures, printed on fine art paper. Or create an online gallery to display your trip photos before you even get home. Or turn a favorite shot into a matted and framed gift print. You can do all this, and more, with the simple, step-by-step instructions you'll find right here.

Your guide to amazing digital photo projects

  • Create a first-rate scrapbook page
  • Make your own personal stationery with a watermark
  • Turn a photo into a large poster, create a digital frame and mat, or print a photo calendar
  • Produce your own bound portfolio or photo calendar
  • Order prints, greeting cards, or even bound photo books online
  • Create and e-mail a digital slideshow as a PDF file
  • Add graduated color effects or enhance photos with digital tints
  • Put together cool slideshows on DVD or on a Web page

New interesting textbook: L'altoparlante naturale

Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide

Author: Jonathan Gennick

This book is the definitive guide to SQL*Plus. If youwant to take best advantage of the power and flexibility of this popular Oracle tool, you need this book.

SQL*Plus is an interactive query tool that is ubiquitous in the Oracle world. It is present in every Oracle installation and is available to almost every Oracle developer and database administrator. SQL*Plus has been shipped with Oracle since at least version 6. It continues to be supported and enhanced with each new version of Oracle, including Oracle8 and Oracle8i. It is still the only widely available tool for writing SQL scripts. Despite this wide availability and usage, few developers and DBAs know how powerful SQL*Plus really is.

This book introduces SQL*Plus, includes a quick reference to all of its syntax options, and, most important, provides chapters that describe, in step-by-step fashion, how to perform all of the tasks that Oracle developers and DBAs want to perform with SQL*Plus -- and maybe some they didn't realize they COULD perform with SQL*Plus. You will learn how to write and execute script files, generate ad hoc reports, extract data from the database, query the data dictionary tables, customize your SQL*Plus environment, and use the SQL*Plus administrative features (new in Oracle8i).

This book is an indispensable resource for readers who are new to SQL*Plus, a task-oriented learning tool for those who are already using it, and a quick reference for every user.

A table of contents follows:

1. Introduction to SQL*Plus
2. Interacting with SQL*Plus
3. Generating Reports with SQL*Plus
4. Writing SQL*Plus Scripts
5. Extracting Data with SQL*Plus
6. Exploring Your Database with SQL*Plus
7. Advanced Scripting
8. Tuning and Timing
9. The Product User Profile
10. Administration with SQL*Plus
11. Customizing Your SQL*Plus Environment

A. SQL*Plus Command Reference
B. Connect Strings and the SQL*Plus Command

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction to SQL*Plus
     What Is SQL*Plus?
     History of SQL*Plus
     Why Master SQL*Plus?
     Creating and Loading the Sample Tables

2. Interacting with SQL*Plus
     Starting SQL*Plus
     Some Basic SQL*Plus Commands
     Running SQL Queries
     Working with PL/SQL
     The SQL Buffer
     Line Editing
     Executing the Statement in the Buffer
     Saving and Retrieving the Buffer
     The EDIT Command
     Executing a Script
     The Working Directory

3. Generating Reports with SQL*Plus
     Following a Methodology
     Saving Your Work
     Designing a Simple Report
     Advanced Report Formatting
     Totals and Subtotals
     Other Reporting Topics

4. Writing SQL*Plus Scripts
     Why Write Scripts?
     Using Substitution Variables
     Prompting for Values
     Cleaning Up the Display
     Packaging Your Script
     The DEFINE and UNDEFINE Commands
     Controlling Variable Substitution
     Commenting Your Scripts

5. Extracting and Loading Data
     Types of Output Files
     Limitations of SQL*Plus
     Extracting the Data
     Reloading the Data

6. Exploring Your Database
     The DESCRIBE Command
     Oracle's Data Dictionary Views
     Table Constraints
     Table Security
     Finding More Information

7. Advanced Scripting
     Bind Variables
     Branching in SQL*Plus
     Looping in SQL*Plus
     Validating and Parsing User Input
     Error Handling

8. Tuning and Timing
     Using SQL*Plus Timers
     Using AUTOTRACE
     Improving on EXPLAIN PLAN Results
     Where to Find More Tuning Information

9. The Product User Profile
     What Is the Product User Profile?
     Using the Product User Profile

10. Administration with SQL*Plus
     Connecting for Administrative Purposes
     Starting and Stopping a Database
     Looking at Your Database
     Database Backup and Recovery

11. Customizing Your SQL*Plus Environment
     SQL*Plus Settings You Can Control
     The Site and User Profiles
     Environment Variable Settings
     The SET Command
     The SHOW Command

A. SQL*Plus Command Reference

B. SQL*Plus Format Elements

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