Welcome aboard the first book focusing exclusively on PL/SQL techniques, through Oracle 11g. These techniques are tried-tested-true, yet do not compromise performance. You’ll find coverage of all types of scenarios, starting from design to coding and testing to debugging and tuning. PL/SQL is more than just a 3GL sequel to SQL; instead it can be used as a methodology for application development using Oracle. The techniques covered here have a broader scope, in applications ranging from OLTP to OLAP and from data warehousing to business intelligence. The world of PL/SQL is exciting and this book provides a repository of techniques for PL/SQL developers and DBAs alike. This book takes you beyond the existing solutions found in other professional and reference texts or in online documentation. Starting from PL/SQL internals that include PL/SQL program structure, internal representation, compilation, and execution, users are taught PL/SQL concepts and techniques that go way beyond SQL, such as data structure management, error management, data management, application management, and transaction management. It covers the practical “how-to” techniques of applying these PL/SQL concepts in live projects and elaborates on various PL/SQL frameworks, the integration of PL/SQL with Java, and Web-enabling PL/SQL. The last two chapters on PL/SQL tuning and debugging and PL/SQL coding standards contain comprehensive coverage of performance-enhancing techniques and PL/SQL coding standards that can’t be found in anywhere else. All techniques include examples and hands-on code, as well as tips and coding standards. The companion CD-ROM includes all the source code for the examples in the book.
About the Author
Lakshman Bulusu is an experienced Oracle Professional with more than 15 years of extensive experience in software management, design, and development using Oracle and its related technologies, including PL/SQL and Java. He’s the author of Oracle Developer Forms Techniques and Oracle and Java Development, Oracle9i PL/SQL: A Developer’s Guide, and Oracle Programming FAQ. He holds an Oracle Masters credential and an OCP certifi cation from Oracle Corporation, and is a double honors graduate in computer science and engineering and mathematics. He has presented at numerous international and national conferences on Oracle and its tools and published articles in various technical magazines and journals in the United States and the United Kingdom. Currently, as a Technical Manager for Software Development at Genex Technologies, he oversees the management, design, and development of mission-critical Oracle projects for major clients across the U.S., Europe, and Asia.