About the Author
became a production-support Oracle DBA in the spring of 1993 on Oracle Version 6, where Transaction Processing was an option (i.e., if you didn't purchase it, the entire table would be locked). Ever since, he has swum through the rough waters of many ORA-600s, corrupted disks, and lots of OOPS! while still maintaining his
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Steven Feuerstein is the author or coauthor of
Oracle PL/SQL Programming, Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices, Oracle PL/SQL for DBAs, Oracle PL/SQL Programming: A Developer's Workbook, Oracle Built-in Packages
, and several pocket reference books (all from O'Reilly Media). Steven has been developing software since 1980, spent five
Our look is the result of reader comments, our own experimentation, and feedback from distribution channels. Distinctive covers complement our
The animals on the cover of
Oracle PL/SQL for DBAs
are butterflies. Moths and butterflies comprise a very large
The butterflies appearing on this cover are
The lifespan of the butterfly ranges from one week to nine months, with most species living an average of one month. As a butterfly ages, its colors fade and its wings become ragged. Yet it is rare to find geriatric butterflies in the wild, as predators, disease, and automobiles
Darren Kelly was the production editor, and Asa Tomash was the copyeditor for Oracle PL/SQL for DBAs . Cindy Gierhart proofread the book. Adam Witwer and Colleen Gorman provided quality control. Lucie Haskins wrote the index.
Karen Montgomery designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is a 19th-century
David Futato designed the interior layout. This book was converted by Andrew Savikas to FrameMaker 5.5.6 with a format conversion tool created by Erik Ray, Jason McIntosh, Neil Walls, and Mike Sierra that uses Perl and XML technologies. The text font is Linotype Birka; the heading font is Adobe Myriad Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano, Jessamyn Read, and Lesley Borash using Macromedia FreeHand MX and Adobe Photoshop CS. The tip and warning icons were drawn by Christopher Bing. This colophon was written by Lydia Onofrei.