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General Category => PSOUG => Topic started by: Mike on March 30, 2012, 08:56:04 AM

Title: Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide by Saurabh Gupta
Post by: Mike on March 30, 2012, 08:56:04 AM
One of our contributors, Saurabh Gupta, has recently released his book titled "Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide".  Published by  PacktPub Publishers, it's available through Amazon, Lehmans, and Barnes and Nobles.

http://www.packtpub.com/oracle-advanced-pl-sql-developer-professional-guide/book (http://www.packtpub.com/oracle-advanced-pl-sql-developer-professional-guide/book)
  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.


The Author

Since the time Saurabh Gupta was introduced to Oracle database by chance and not by choice, he has been synchronizing his on job and off job interests with Oracle database programming. As an Oracle 11g Certified Advanced PL/SQL Professional, he soon moved from programming to database designing, development, and administration. During the phase when he specialized in database modelling, development and tuning, he was  an active Oracle blogger and OTN forum member. To date, he has authored more than 70 online articles and papers.

His works can be noted at  PSOUG (http://www.psoug.org), DBANOTES (http://www.dbanotes.com), EXFORSYS (http://www.exforsys.com), and CLUB-ORACLE (http://www.club-oracle.com). He shares his technical encounters in Oracle technologies on his own blogging venture http://sbhoracle.wordpress.com/.

He is an AIOUG (All India Oracle Users Group) member and loves to participate in technical meets and conferences. Besides digging into Oracle, sketching and snooker are other past times for him. One can reach him through his blog SbhOracle for any comments, suggestions or feedback regarding this book.            
Title: Re: Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide by Saurabh Gupta
Post by: sbh_psoug on March 30, 2012, 09:57:14 AM
Thanks Mike for introducing the forum thread.

The book is under production right now and all set to be released this May. Learn Advanced PL/SQL Concepts, crack 1Z0-146 and be a dignified Oracle 11g Advanced PL/SQL Professional.

Pre-order is open.  Book your copies right now!!
Title: Re: Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide by Saurabh Gupta
Post by: Mike on March 30, 2012, 11:33:50 AM
The book looks excellent, Saurabh! The help it gives on the 1Z0-146 exam alone will make it well worth the cost for anyone who needs to pass this test, and the section on preventing SQL injection attacks should be required reading for all developers no matter what language they code in.

SQL injection is truly the bane of any web-facing application, whether it's written with PL/SQL, PHP, Java, ASP, etc. It's *the* leading way that most sites (and their applications) are compromised. We see attempts at SQL injection attacks here at PSOUG every single day.
Title: Re: Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide by Saurabh Gupta
Post by: sbh_psoug on March 30, 2012, 01:05:23 PM
Yeah Mike, the book targets the Associate level programmer who wish to raise up to Professional level. The objective of the book is not restricted to 1Z0-146 only, but also encourages the readers to use advanced plsql concepts in their day to day work and observe the difference. It contains detailed demonstrations, figurative explanations and practice exams.
Title: Re: Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide by Saurabh Gupta
Post by: sbh_psoug on April 01, 2012, 02:26:05 PM
http://www.packtpub.com/oracle-advanced-pl-sql-developer-professional-guide/book (http://www.packtpub.com/oracle-advanced-pl-sql-developer-professional-guide/book)

Huge discounts at the Packt book store. Use the link given above to make the pre orders

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Title: Re: Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide by Saurabh Gupta
Post by: Mike on April 01, 2012, 03:03:28 PM
Packt is a great place for books- I've bought a bunch there and always gotten a good deal. They have a great selection of books on jQuery, and I'm happy to see that your book is available there too.
Title: Re: Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide by Saurabh Gupta
Post by: sbh_psoug on May 14, 2012, 12:53:30 PM

Hi,

Attached is a Chapter from the book which outlines Profiling and Tracing abilities of Oracle 11g PL/SQL.


Hope you all like it !!


http://sbhoracle.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/9781849687225-chapter-11.pdf (http://sbhoracle.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/9781849687225-chapter-11.pdf)

Title: Re: Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide by Saurabh Gupta
Post by: sbh_psoug on May 16, 2012, 11:54:59 PM
Hi,


The book has been released and ready for sale. Order your copies at


http://www.packtpub.com/oracle-advanced-pl-sql-developer-professional-guide/book (http://www.packtpub.com/oracle-advanced-pl-sql-developer-professional-guide/book)
Title: Re: Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide by Saurabh Gupta
Post by: sbh_psoug on June 19, 2012, 08:41:39 AM
Participate and win free copies of the book


http://sbhoracle.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/win-a-free-copy-of-packts-oracle-book/ (http://sbhoracle.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/win-a-free-copy-of-packts-oracle-book/)