Re: Oracle Book Mal-practice...

  • From: Rajeev Prabhakar <rprabha01@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 10:08:46 -0400

Hi Robert,

I full agree with your statement - buyer beware.

There are all sorts of books in the market. Some have a cookie cutter
approach, some
are quite detailed, well researched and provide plenty of  real-life
knowledge to the
reader and others are somewhere in between.

IMHO, two things - context and shelf life of the information imparted are so
critical for
anything out there (book OR an article). These are particularly important
nowadays given
the availability of any kind of information on the internet.

The *context* can clarify the applicability of the mentioned fixes/solutions
to the kind of
environments (prod/qa/test/dev) where the "method" would be relevant. Then
comes the
closely intertwined *shelf life* (sell-by-date) aspect. I believe, the onus
of highlighting
them lies primarily on the Author.

That would help everyone (Juniors and the Seniors).

Best Regards,

On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 9:11 PM, Robert Freeman <robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Cheers all and buyer beware...
> RF
>  Robert G. Freeman
> Oracle ACE

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