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
- Blitz the 1Z0-146 exam
- Master the advanced features of PL/SQL to design and optimize code using real-time demonstrations
- Efficiently design PL/SQL code with cursor design and subtypes
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.
- Get to grips with using Advanced Interface Methods
- Learn to implement VPD with Fine Grained Access Control
- Make use of Collections and learn data caching techniques in PL/SQL programs
- Protect PL/SQL code from injection attacks
- Learn to use Result caching to tune PL/SQL code
- Demonstrate tracing and profiling features in PL/SQL
- Get started with SecureFiles for advanced storage options
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.
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.