PL/SQL (Procedural Language/Structured Query Language) is Oracle Corporation's procedural extension language for SQL and the Oracle relational database. Server-side PL/SQL is stored and compiled in the Oracle Database and runs within the Oracle executable. With this guide Oracle developers can work towards accomplishing Oracle 11g Advanced PL/SQL Professional certification, which is the second milestone for developers working at the Associate level.
The Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide helps you master advanced PL/SQL concepts. Besides the clear and precise explanation on advanced topics, it also contains example code and demonstrations, which gives a sense of application and usage to readers.
The book gives a deep insight that will help transform readers from mid-level programmers to professional database developers. It aims to cover the advanced features of PL/SQL for designing and optimizing PL/SQL code.
This book starts with an overview of PL/SQL as the programming database language and outlines the benefits and characteristics of the language. The book then covers the advanced features that include PL/SQL code writing using collections, tuning recommendations using result caching, implementing VPD to enforce row level security, and much more. Apart from programming, the book also dives deep into the usage of the development tool SQL Developer, employing best practices in database environments and safeguarding the vulnerable areas in PL/SQL code to avoid code injection.
This book is packed with real world examples that cover all the advanced features of PL/SQL. In turn, each major certification topic is covered in a separate chapter that makes understanding concepts easier. At the end of each chapter, you will find plenty of practice questions to strengthen and test your learning.
Who this book is for
If you are a PL/SQL developer looking for deeper insight and a move from mid-level programmer to professional database developer, then this is the best guide for you.
This book is also an ideal guide for all the Associate level PL/SQL programmers who are preparing for the Professional 1Z0-146 certification.
This book assumes you have prior knowledge of PL/SQL programming.