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Oracle PL SQL Programming
by Scott Urman and Tim Smith
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This one-of-a-kind applications development guide teaches Oracle developers the ins and outs of using PL/SQL in client/server applications. PL/SQL is the key to building successful client/server applications for Oracle 7. It combines the data processing power of procedural language with the data manipulating power of a query language. The book explains how to develop, test, debug, and tune Oracle applications using such popular tools as Visual Basic, SQL, and Oracle Developer/2000. It also provides expert advice on transaction design, distributed processing, application security, and lots more, with helpful illustrations throughout.
From the Back Cover
ORACLE PL/SQL Programming Expert Advice to Help You Develop, Test, Debug, and Tune Your Oracle PL/SQL Applications. Oracle7 programmers, take note: The secrets to building robust client/server applications that take full advantage of the Oracle7 server are revealed in this book. Written by Oracle insider Scott Urman, this guide will have you expertly programming for Oracle7 with PL/SQL-the language that combines the power of procedural programming with the flexibility of the SQL query language. The book begins with an overview of PL/SQL and the rationale behind its development. It then continues to build your Oracle7 PL/SQL skills with: A solid foundation in the basics of PL/SQL, including the syntax and semantics of this unique language, as well as an understanding of SQL. Advice on using stored procedures and packages, to help you take advantage of these powerful Oracle feataures. Tips and techniques for testing and debugging your PL/SQL code, using a variety of methods and tools; Instructions on using PL/SQL in diverse environments such as SQL*Plus, Oracle Developer 2000, the Oracle Precompilers, and OCI. Information about advanced features such as dynamic programming, intersession communication, and job scheduling. Also included are the latest enhancements available in version 2.3, such as file input/output and cursor variables; suggestions for tuning and optimizing your PL/SQL applications to make them run fast as possible. Everything in this book is presented in clear language, with many helpful illustrations and code samples to get you going immediately with your own full-featured PL/SQL applications. Remember, when it comes to learning how to program for Oracle7 with PL/SQL, Oracle PL/SQL Programming is the only book that puts you on the inside track. Whether you're a novice programmer or an experienced systems analyst, this is your essential guide for building successful client/server applicatgions using Oracle's powerful development tool-PL/SQL.
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