Oracle PL/SQL For Dummies

  • 5h 58m
  • Michael Rosenblum, Paul Dorsey
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2006

If you know a bit about SQL, this book will make PL/SQL programming painless!

The Oracle has spoken—you need to get up to speed on PL/SQL programming, right? We predict it'll be a breeze with this book! you'll find out about code structures, best practices, and code naming standards, how to use conditions and loops, where to place PL/SQL code in system projects, ways to manipulate data, and more.

Discover how to

  • Write efficient, easy-to-maintain code
  • Test and debug PL/SQL routines
  • Integrate SQL and PL/SQL
  • Apply PL/SQL best practices
  • Use new features introduced in Oracle 9i and 10g

About the Authors

Michael Rosenblum is originally from Kremenchuk, Ukraine. In 2000, he moved to the United States, where he lives with his family in Edison, New Jersey. He works as a Development DBA at Dulcian, Inc. Michael is responsible for system tuning and application architecture. He also supports Dulcian developers by writing complex PL/SQL routines and researching new features. He is a frequent presenter at various regional and national Oracle user group conferences. In his native Ukraine, he received the scholarship of the President of Ukraine, a Masters Degree in Information Systems, and a Diploma with Honors from the Kiev National University of Economics, Ukraine.

Dr. Paul Dorsey is the founder and President of Dulcian, Inc., an Oracle consulting firm that specializes in business rules-based Oracle Client-Server and Web custom application development. He is the chief architect of Dulcian’s Business Rules Information Manager (BRIM) tool. Paul is the co-author of seven Oracle Press books that have been translated into nine languages: Oracle JDeveloper 10g Handbook, Oracle9i JDeveloper Handbook, Oracle JDeveloper 3 Handbook, Oracle Designer Handbook (2 editions), Oracle Developer Forms and Reports: Advanced Techniques and Development Standards, Oracle8 Design Using UML Object Modeling. In 2003, he was honored by ODTUG as volunteer of the year, in 2001 by IOUG as volunteer of the year and by Oracle as one of the six initial honorary Oracle 9i Certified Masters. Paul is an Oracle Fusion Middleware Regional Director. He is the President of the New York Oracle Users’ Group and a Contributing Editor of the International Oracle User Group’s SELECT Journal. He is also the founder and chairperson of the ODTUG Business Rules Symposium (now called Best Practices Symposium), currently in its sixth year, and the J2EE SIG.

In this Book

  • PL/SQL and Your Database
  • The PL/SQL Environment
  • Laying the Groundwork—PL/SQL Fundamentals
  • Controlling Program Flow
  • Handling Exceptions
  • PL/SQL and SQL Working Together
  • Putting Your Code in the Right Place
  • Creating Naming Standards
  • Creating Coding Standards
  • Basic Datatypes
  • Advanced Datatypes
  • Transaction Control
  • Dynamic SQL and PL/SQL
  • PL/SQL Best Practices
  • Ten PL/SQL Tips
  • Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid in PL/SQL


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