About the Technical Reviewers
As the print date draws close for the new book, (they have the price wrong, working on getting that fixed - the LIST will be $45, not 69.99 as listed!) I'd like to introduce the review team and thank them.
Without a technical review team of the caliber I had during the writing of this book, I would be nervous about the content. Jonathan Lewis, Roderick Manalac, Michael Moller, and Gabe Romanescu spent many hours poring over the material and verifying it was technically accurate as well as useful in the real world. I firmly believe a technical book should be judged not only by who wrote it but, as importantly, by who reviewed it.
Jonathan Lewis has been involved in database work for more than nineteen years, specializing in Oracle for the last sixteen years, working at consultant level for the last twelve years. Jonathan is currently a director of the UK Oracle User Group, and is well known for his many presentations at the UKOUG conferences and SIGs. He is also renowned for his tutorials and seminars about the Oracle database engine, which he has held in various countries around the world.
Jonathan is author of the acclaimed book Practical Oracle 8i (Addison-Wesley, ISBN: 0201715848), writes regularly for the UK user group magazine, and occasionally for other publications, including OTN and DBAZine. He also finds time occasionally to publish Oracle-related material on his website http://www.jlcomp.demon.co.uk.
Roderick Manalac graduated from UC Berkeley in 1989 with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He's been an employee of Oracle Support Services ever since. Practically all of that time has been spent in assisting external customers and internal employees (around the globe) gain a better understanding of the subtleties involved with running the Oracle database product on Unix platforms. Other than that, he spends way too much time playing video games, watching TV, eating snacks, and willing the San Francisco Giants to win the World Series.
Michael Moller is an Oracle Certified Master (OCM) and has been in computers since his 10th birthday, approximately 40 years ago. He's been involved in pretty much everything related to building and running software systems, as a Programmer, Principal Senior System, Design Engineer, Project Manager, and Quality Assurance Manager. He worked in the computer business in USA, England and Denmark, before joining Oracle Denmark, 10 years ago, where he worked in Support and later in Premium Support. He has often taught in Oracle Education, even taking the Oracle Internals seminar on a whistle-stop tour of Europe. He spent the last 2 years of his time with Oracle working in Development in the USA, creating the course materials for advanced courses, including Internals on NLS and RAC. Nowadays Michael is gainfully employed in Miracle A/S, Denmark with consultancy and education.
Gabe Romanescu has a B.Sc. in Mathematics and works as an independent Oracle consultant. He discovered relational theory and technologies in 1992 and has found comfort ever since in the promise of applied logic in the software industry. He mostly benefits from, and occasionally contributes to, the AskTom and OTN forums. He lives in Toronto with his wife Arina and their two daughters, Alexandra and Sophia.
I really appreciate the time they spent, the comments they provided. I know myself how many hours it takes to do the work they did. It would not be the book that it is without them.