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Foreword to the First Edition

Foreword to the First Edition

This book should have been written years ago, but then it would not have been as comprehensive as it is today. It bridges the gap between the worlds of PeopleSoft and Oracle, explaining where and how the two sides meet.

My own experience with PeopleSoft began in 1992 as the DBA on a GL 1.1/PeopleTools 2.1 implementation project. The DBA is often the only “technology-savvy” person on such a project, with the rest of the team consisting of functional experts, developers, and, of course, management. As such, the DBA often is tasked with helping to investigate and solve any technology-related problems, even if they have nothing to do with the database. In those early days, one of the big problems was to shoehorn all the pieces of the then client/server application into the first 640KB of a Windows 3.1 client. As a consultant on another implementation project, by now PeopleSoft 5.1, I learned firsthand the performance penalty of the client/server model in a wi....


  

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