Tom Kyte is the Vice President, Core Technologies for Oracle GEH. Before starting at Oracle, Kyte worked as a systems integrator building large-scale, heterogeneous databases and applications, mostly for military and government customers. Kyte spends a great deal of time working with the Oracle database and, more specifically, working with people who are working with the Oracle database. In addition, Kyte is the Tom behind the "Ask Tom" column in Oracle Magazine, answering people's questions about the Oracle database and its tools (http://asktom.oracle.com/). Kyte is also the author of the AskTom column in Oracle Magazine and the author of Expert One on One Oracle (1-59059-23-3) by Apress, Beginning Oracle Programming (1-59059-286-7) by Apress, and Effective Oracle by Design (0-07223-065-7) by McGraw-Hill. These are books about the general use of the database and how to develop successful Oracle applications.Kyte, Thomas is the author of 'Expert Oracle Signature Edition', published 2005 under ISBN 9781590595251 and ISBN 1590595254.