Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide

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  • 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

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.

  • 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
Page Count 440
Course Length 13 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781849687225
Date Of Publication 15 May 2012


Saurabh K. Gupta

Saurabh K. Gupta is a seasoned database technologist with extensive experience in designing high performance and highly available database applications. His technology focus has been centered around Oracle Database architecture, Oracle Cloud platform, Database In-Memory, Database Consolidation, Multitenant, Exadata, Big Data, and Hadoop. He has authored the first edition of this book. He is an active speaker at technical conferences from Oracle Technology Network, IOUG Collaborate'15, AIOUG Sangam, and Tech Days. Connect with him on his twitter handle (or SAURABHKG) or through his technical blog www.sbhoracle., with comments, suggestions, and feedback regarding this book.