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Expert PL/SQL Practices

for Oracle Developers and DBAs

  • Authors
  • Expert PL/SQL Practices is a book of collected wisdom on PL/SQL programming from some of the best and the brightest in the field.


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Riyaj Shamsudeen
    Pages 1-18
  3. Michael Rosenblum
    Pages 19-43
  4. Dominic Delmolino
    Pages 45-70
  5. Torben Holm
    Pages 71-96
  6. Sue Harper
    Pages 97-120
  7. Connor McDonald
    Pages 121-169
  8. Lewis Cunningham
    Pages 171-212
  9. John Beresniewicz
    Pages 213-233
  10. Adrian Billington
    Pages 235-289
  11. Melanie Caffrey
    Pages 291-312
  12. Martin Büchi
    Pages 313-366
  13. Robyn Sands
    Pages 367-394
  14. Ron Crisco
    Pages 395-423
  15. Stephan Petit
    Pages 425-443
  16. Arup Nanda
    Pages 445-474
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 475-490

About this book


Expert PL/SQL Practices is a book of collected wisdom on PL/SQL programming from some of the best and the brightest in the field. Each chapter is a deep-dive into a specific problem, technology, or feature set that you’ll face as a PL/SQL programmer. Each author has chosen their topic out of the strong belief that what they share can make a positive difference in the quality and scalability of code that you write.

The path to mastery begins with syntax and the mechanics of writing statements to make things happen. If you’ve reached that point with PL/SQL, then let the authors of Expert PL/SQL Practices show you how to combine syntax and mechanics with features and techniques to really make the language sing. You’ll learn to do more with less effort, to write code that scales and performs well, and to eliminate and avoid defects.

These authors are passionate about PL/SQL and the power it places at your disposal. They want you to succeed, to know all that PL/SQL can offer. Let Expert PL/SQL Practices open your eyes to the full power of Oracle’s world-class language for the database engine.

  • Goes beyond the manual to cover good techniques and best practices
  • Delivers knowledge usually gained only by hard experience
  • Covers the functionality that distinguishes PL/SQL as a powerful and scalable programming language for deploying logic inside the database engine

About the authors

Michael Rosenblum is a Software Architect/Development DBA at Dulcian, Inc. where he is responsible for system tuning and application architecture. Michael supports Dulcian developers by writing complex PL/SQL routines and researching new features. He is the co-author of PL/SQL for Dummies (Wiley Press, 2006) and author of a number of database-related articles (IOUG Select Journal, ODTUG Tech Journal). Michael is an Oracle ACE, a frequent presenter at various regional and national Oracle user group conferences (Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG, IOUG Collaborate, RMOUG, NYOUG, etc), and winner of the ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2009 Best Speaker Award. In his native Ukraine, he received the scholarship of the President of Ukraine, a Master of Science degree in Information Systems, and a diploma with honors from the Kiev National University of Economics.

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