Friday, August 12, 2005

At the park

The book is done (volume one anyway). We are at the park for the day. Close to 100f - hot. But no computers . Just the phone :)



Blogger David Aldridge said....

Ah, just in time for the weekend. Congratulations on the excellent timing. Are you still waiting for review comments, or is this completely finished?

And this tome is due out when?

Fri Aug 12, 01:12:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Super! Congrads. Cannot wait until I get my hands on that book...
Have fun at the park.

Fri Aug 12, 01:39:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Rob H said....

Do you have a link to a pre-order page or something (possibly thru amazon)?

Fri Aug 12, 01:51:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Robert said....

have fun !
heheh got a picture of you on the carousel horse :D ?
that'd make AWESOME book cover ! :D

Fri Aug 12, 02:18:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Peter K said....

Good stuff. Looking forward to availability next month.

BTW, are you sure you wanna post a full face-on pic of your kids on the net?

The last two you posted was okay as their faces were hidden.

Fri Aug 12, 02:22:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

You are THE man! I already pre-ordered your book. Hope still in time for a fun read at the beach.

Fri Aug 12, 02:30:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

agree with Peter K

can never be too careful, especially involving young kids,
anyone's address can be found so
easily on the net.

Fri Aug 12, 02:42:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Peter K said....
BTW, are you sure you wanna post a full face-on pic of your kids on the net?


and what is wrong with that in this context and Tom being who he is ?
<scratch head>

Fri Aug 12, 02:48:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous oraboy said....

great feels as we all worked a lot (well we did wait .. for a long time :-) )

and even mentioned the same in a followup I posted in asktom an hour ago ( every second of your time saved from asktom = more info we would get on the book)

now cant wait for the book to hit the stores..

And I read this from "Passionate Users" blog says
* A bestselling author has found a way to reduce technical errors in first printings by as much as 70%, at no cost to the publisher using a peer review system that involves volunteers"


Is the famous author the same whom I am thinking?

Fri Aug 12, 05:26:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous oraboy said....

guess the URL didnt come in full for some reasons

trying again
(remove these "newline" characters in between)

Fri Aug 12, 05:29:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

pre-order page

sure has it

post a full face-on pic

well, it isn't the first actually, there was the july 4th cook out as well with "full face on".

If you go to flickr, you'll see millions of them (not my kids, but kids).

I personally don't see what problem it would cause.

As the recent CNET / google flap has shown, anyone with a browser can find out tons of stuff. And if they were to pay about $15-25, well -- they could get some scary good details.

So, family pictures like that - on a blog like this - I don't see the problem.

Fri Aug 12, 05:31:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

And I read this from "Passionate Users"

I wish it were me, no. I would have liked to put the entire book out for public review -- and to have had 2 times the reviewers if possible. The more eyes the better.

Fri Aug 12, 05:34:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Rob H said....

AH man, I accidently hit the "Pre-Order" button on Amazon.......

I hate it when that happens. Jeez, next thing you know I'll read up on these bind variable things....

As for your kids on the blog, I think thats the point, its a personal blog.

Fri Aug 12, 05:38:00 PM EDT  

Blogger R Menon said....

congrats Tom! I have preoredered it already and would be waitnig for it to reach my home. It should come next month by sep 20 or so, I believe.

Fri Aug 12, 05:45:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous oraboy said....

bind variables?? you bet!!

I am sure Tom has answered many times and wouldnt be surprised if tom had made 4 chapters to save himself from more questions on asktom about killing performance

chapter x: bind variables
- things you "know"
- things you "should know" about bind variables
- things you dont know about 10g bind variables (if anything new)
-thing you should not follow with bind variables (bind variable peeking with incorrect value)

and in his next book, this would be there too

Chapter x:
Bind variables- take control

version 12.3.x lets you create a trigger against v$SQL

create trigger before_sql_execute
on v$sql before each sql
select instr(sys_current_sql,':sys')
into lv_cnt from foo;
-- "foo" is important here :)
if lv_cnt=0 then
' I am not executing this code.
Fire your developer');

Fri Aug 12, 05:54:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Gabe said....

Is the famous author the same whom I am thinking?

One who comes to mind is Bruce Eckel and his "Thinking in Java/C++/Patterns/etc." series ... whether it is him or not I'm not sure ... but he has chosen the peer review approach for his books years ago.

Fri Aug 12, 08:52:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Aman Sharma said....

Wow...That's Great!
Congratulations Sir but I guess I have to wait a little more longer for the book to come in India:-(.It's ok,its worth the wait:-).
with best regards

Fri Aug 12, 11:08:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Alberto Dell'Era said....

A bestselling author has found a way to reduce technical errors in first printings by as much as 70%, at no cost to the publisher using a peer review system that involves volunteers

I'd bet that much of the 70% reduction comes from the rewiers being "volunteers", not by they being "a crowd", since obviously if one volunteers, s/he's very committed in his/her work, and interested in the topic discussed as well (especially if s/he's volunteer "for free").
That does not apply to Tom's rewiewing team, who are all "volunteers" basically - just speaking in general.

Sat Aug 13, 07:05:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Congratulation Tom. This is a great news for the oracle community. I am going to pre-order it now.

Sat Aug 13, 01:29:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Tarry said....

Good Job , Tom.
I can't wait to get this book.

Sat Aug 13, 06:54:00 PM EDT  


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