Anyway, as I had mentioned before, I'm writing a mud from scratch in Java (based on GURPS), and I'm storing everything in a DB. I am not a fan of mySQL (still immateur in my opinion), and was steering towards Postgres when my local DBA said "Just get oracle!"
I didn't want a pirated copy, but I found out oracle has a 'personal edition' that's free (go to oracle.com->downloads->oracle9i->Personal Edition). So I spent yesterday downloading the hoss (yeah, its about 1.5GB download). After downloading, I had to unzip and install it. It took FOR-EV-ER to install. But, in comparison, it wasn't difficult to install at all.
Now, I got this big-ol DB hanging around, and I need a little help. I know my SELECTs and UPDATEs, but that's the extent. I know the concepts of DB's (relationships, etc...), but I need some extra help to figure out the inner workings of oracle. And I do not want to spend any money, if possible.
Anyone have a favorite tutorial/reference guide for Oracle? I'm running Oracle9i.