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Learning Oracle basics

I am about a year old in Oracle programming, and I find OTN exremely helpful in my learning process. I want to major both in Application Development and Database Administration but find Oracle tools quite vast. For a start, can you guide me into understanding how basic DB components work and how to manipulate DLL files using PL/SQL?

Your question is pretty broad, so what I'll do is direct you back to OTN to the following two documents:
1) Oracle Concepts document - gives a good overview of how the basic DB components work.
2) Oracle Application Developer's Guide Fundamentals - gives an overview in chapter 10 of how to work with external routines in PL/SQL.

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