Oracle PL/SQL Programming, 6th Edition
Covers Versions Through Oracle Database 12c
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: January 2014
Pages: 1392

Considered the best Oracle PL/SQL programming guide by the Oracle community, this definitive guide is precisely what you need to make the most of Oracle’s powerful procedural language. The sixth edition describes the features and capabilities of PL/SQL up through Oracle Database 12c Release 1.

Hundreds of thousands of PL/SQL developers have benefited from this book over the last twenty years; this edition continues that tradition. With extensive code examples and a lively sense of humor, this book explains language fundamentals, explores advanced coding techniques, and offers best practices to help you solve real-world problems.

  • Get PL/SQL programs up and running quickly, with clear instructions for executing, tracing, testing, debugging, and managing code
  • Understand new 12.1 features, including the ACCESSIBLE_BY clause, WITH FUNCTION and UDF pragma, BEQUEATH CURRENT_USER for views, and new conditional compilation directives
  • Take advantage of extensive code samples, from easy-to-follow examples to reusable packaged utilities
  • Optimize PL/SQL performance with features like the function result cache and Oracle utilities such as PL/Scope and the PL/SQL hierarchical profiler
  • Build modular, easy-to-maintain PL/SQL applications using packages, procedures, functions, and triggers
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    Best PLSQL Resource I Ever Read!!

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    This is the best PLSQL resource I have ever read!!

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      Once again the master of all things PL/SQL produces yet another must have, definitive resource. I've got copies of every edition - and somehow Steven finds ways to make each one an amazing improvement on the prior perfection. If you do PL/SQL work, then you need this book. My only complaint - almost 1300 pages of great information. My poor old brain just cannot sop up that much data - hence why I need a book like this :)

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        Fine source for PL/SQL use and examples.

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