PL/SQL, Oracle's programming language for stored procedures, delivers a world of possibilities for your database programs. PL/SQL supplements the standard relational database language, SQL, with a wide range of procedural features, including loops, IF-THEN statements, advanced data structures, and rich transactional control--all closely integrated with the Oracle database server.
Knowing where to start with Oracle's procedural language is not always obvious to a newcomer, especially considering the language's feature set and the sheer size of the official documentation (not to mention Oracle's ever-increasing number of pre-built PL/SQL programs).
ButLearning Oracle PL/SQLoffers the signposts and guidance you need to come up to speed on the language, delivered in a manageable number of pages while covering all the essentials.
Topics include:PL/SQL--what is it, and why use it? Why use PL/SQL instead of Java?Syntax and examples of all core language constructsCreating, using, and reusing stored procedures, functions, and packagesBuilding web-based applications using PL/SQL features available"out of the box"(such as PL/SQL Server Pages)Securing PL/SQL programs against attackBenefits of third-party developer tools and integrated development environmentsConnecting PL/SQL to email, Java, and the Internet
Meticulously crafted with all-new examples downloadable fromexamples.oreilly.com/learnoracle (Lien -> http://examples.oreilly.com/learnoracle/), the book addresses language features available in all versions of Oracle, from Oracle7 to Oracle8i to Oracle9i.
Learning Oracle PL/SQLwas written by PL/SQL experts Bill Pribyl and Steven Feuerstein, whose easy-to-read style and attention to detail has made other O'Reilly books (such as the bestsellingOracle PL/SQL Programming) very popular among Oracle developers worldwide.
Learning Oracle PL/SQLis meant for a wide range of target audiences, including both beginning programmers and those already experienced with other programming languages. Whether you are a new developer, a crossover programmer from another database system, or a new database administrator who needs to learn PL/SQL, this book will get you well on your way. It is the perfect introduction toOracle PL/SQL Programming, also by Pribyl and Feuerstein.