Oracle PL/SQL Programming: Guide to Oracle8i Featu
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 1999
Pages: 264

Oracle8i, the long-awaited "Internet database" from Oracle Corporation, has hit the streets running--and you may find yourself struggling to keep up with Oracle's fast-moving technology. Oracle boasts that Oracle8i offers more than 150 new features, many of them designed to make its popular database programming language, PL/SQL, faster, more powerful, and easier to use.This concise and engaging book is both a companion to Oracle PL/SQL Programming (widely recognized as the "bible" for PL/SQL developers) and a guide designed to bring you up to speed as quickly as possible on the new PL/SQL features of Oracle8i. Following the style of Feuerstein's earlier books, the Guide to Oracle8i Features combines easy-to-understand descriptions of the new Oracle8i features with a wealth of interesting and informative examples.The major Oracle8i PL/SQL features include the following:

  • Autonomous transactions--the ability to commit or roll back changes without affecting the "main" transaction in the rest of your session
  • Invoker rights--At compilation time, you can now decide whether a program (or all programs in a package) should run under the authority of the definer or the invoker of that program
  • Native dynamic SQL--A native implementation of dynamic SQL that's faster and easier than the DBMS_SQL built-in package
  • Bulk binds and collects--A major performance improvement that lets you process multiple rows in a single operation
  • System-level database triggers--With this feature and Advanced Queueing (AQ), you can take advantage of the publish/subscribe capabilities of Oracle8i
  • Fine-grained access control--This feature lets you implement security policies with functions and then use those functions to implement row-level security on tables or views.
  • Many new and enhanced built-in packages--New packages include DBMS_JAVA, DBMS_PROFILER, DBMS_TRACE, and more. DBMS_UTILITY, DBMS_AQ, and others have been enhanced as well.
  • Calling Java methods from within PL/SQL--The book includes enough Java know-how to help you build simple Java classes, load them into the Oracle8i database, and leverage those classes from within your PL/SQL code.
Some PL/SQL developers are uneasy about what the introduction of Java means to their applications--and their programming future. But the two languages are expected to work well together in Oracle8i. You'll be able to take advantage of all the power of Java without giving up the performance and usability advantages of PL/SQL!Included with this book is a diskette containing an online tool developed by RevealNet, Inc., that provides point-and-click access to approximately 100 files of reusable source code and examples.The Guide to Oracle8i Features showcases all the powerful new features of Oracle8i designed especially for PL/SQL developers. You'll find it indispensable as you strive to take the fullest possible advantage of everything this exciting new version has to offer.Table of Contents:
  1. Oracle8i: A Bounty for PL/SQL Developers
  2. Choose Your Transaction!
  3. Invoker Rights: Your Schema or Mine?
  4. Native Dynamic SQL in Oracle8i
  5. Bulking Up with PL/SQL 8.1
  6. New Trigger Features in Oracle8i
  7. New and Enhanced Built-in Packages in Oracle8i
  8. Deploying Fine-Grained Access Control
  9. Calling Java from PL/SQL
  10. More Goodies for Oracle PL/SQL Developers
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Mr. Feuerstein has once again made PL/SQL an attractive

language. His explanations of Bulk DML made me consider

approaches I would have never thought of. I always read

his books to learn the concepts and lift (by far) the best

source out there . . . And now he is using his position

to point out some of the inequalites in society. Go Steve!!

If you are developing in PL/SQL, GET THIS BOOK !!

 
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By K Vainstein

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Although I do not agree with all of Mr Feurstein's political contentions, I applaud O'Reilly's decision to proclaim again the freedom of speech of its authors, and the uniqueness of its books.

(If you want a dry, circumscribed explanation, get the Oracle docset, after all!)

The content makes this book a worthy addendum to "Oracle PL/SQL Programming, ed2". NDS explanation excellent.

Feurstein is a PL/SQL guru, and an honourable man... a mensch.

 
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My favorite book from O'Reilly is Oracle PL/SQL Programming Second Edition.

It has everything that can be posible be ask by any programmer.

Very good as a tutorial for someone new and for advance programming.

Lucy Lugaro/Ciber, Inc.

 
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I disagree with the tone of most of the other reviews of this book. It makes a change to find examples that are not just based on EMP or SAL or simply boring beyond comprehension. Whilst I found some of Mr Feuerstein's comments a bit too flippant for my taste, it is a change to find an IT author who appears to be able to see beyond his monitor into the world outside. I do think, however, that the editorial staff ought to have softened the tone a little.

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