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Chris shows how easy it is to improve life by upgrading one's Oracle database Self improvement by upgrade I was sitting and thinking to myself the other day. "Self," I said, "when was the last time you..." "Wait a second," I said, interrupting myself, "this isn't going to be that 'you should be dating' lecture again, is it?" "No," myself said, "I don't think all the lectures in the world could get you a date! This is about you working to better yourself. Why, when was the last time you did some good old fashion 'self-improvement'?" "You're right," I thought to myself. "And it's about time I did something about it!" "What're you going to do?" myself asked. "Well, let's see. I'm single, live alone, wear shorts and sandals to my programming job at WebCo., and eat fine cuisine like Spaghetti-os right out of the can and obviously I wouldn't want to change any of that. Why, ... (more)

WAP! eh! eh!... Wot's it good for?

WAP Development with WML and WMLScript By Ben Forta (Editor), Paul Fonte, Keith Lauver, Robert M. Juncker, Dylan Bromby, and Ronan Mandel Paperback, 500 pp + CD; $54.99 US Sams 2000 ISBN: 0672319462 As a first step in getting phones and other mobile devices connected with the Web, WAP Development with WML and WMLScript does a good job illuminating WAP and WML's many possibilities. Working with the conviction that WAP is, "a powerful way to interface with mobile devices," the book explains much of what WAP does and how it does it. WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is a protocol de... (more)

JSP and Beyond x2

Chris reviews James Goodwill's Pure JSP Java Server Pages and Java Server Pages Application Development by Ben Forta, Edwin Smith, Scott Stirling, Larry Kim, Roger Kerr, David Aden, and Andre Lei. Pure JSP Java Server Pages By James Goodwill Paperback, 320 pp; $34.99 US Sams 2000 ISBN: 0672319020 Java Server Pages Application Development By Ben Forta, Edwin Smith, Scott Stirling, Larry Kim, Roger Kerr, David Aden and Andre Lei Paperback, 500 pp + CD; $49.99 US Sams 2000 ISBN: 067231939X While we're often advised not to judge books by their covers, with these two books, I think the ... (more)