Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices, 2/e

Steven Feuerstein

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2007-11-13
  • 定價: $990
  • 售價: 9.5$941
  • 貴賓價: 9.0$891
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 294
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596514107
  • ISBN-13: 9780596514105
  • 相關分類: OracleSQL
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In this compact book, Steven Feuerstein, widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts on the Oracle PL/SQL language, distills his many years of programming, teaching, and writing about PL/SQL into a set of best practices-recommendations for developing successful applications. Covering the latest Oracle release, Oracle Database 11g, Feuerstein has rewritten this new edition in the style of his bestselling Oracle PL/SQL Programming. The text is organized in a problem/solution format, and chronicles the programming exploits of developers at a mythical company called My Flimsy Excuse, Inc., as they write code, make mistakes, and learn from those mistakes-and each other.

This book offers practical answers to some of the hardest questions faced by PL/SQL developers, including:
  • What is the best way to write the SQL logic in my application code?

  • How should I write my packages so they can be leveraged by my entire team of developers?

  • How can I make sure that all my team's programs handle and record errors consistently?
Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices summarizes PL/SQL best practices in nine major categories: overall PL/SQL application development; programming standards; program testing, tracing, and debugging; variables and data structures; control logic; error handling; the use of SQL in PL/SQL; building procedures, functions, packages, and triggers; and overall program performance.

This book is a concise and entertaining guide that PL/SQL developers will turn to again and again as they seek out ways to write higher quality code and more successful applications.

"This book presents ideas that make the difference between a successful project and one that never gets off the ground. It goes beyond just listing a set of rules, and provides realistic scenarios that help the reader understand where the rules come from. This book should be required reading for any team of Oracle database professionals."

--Dwayne King, President, KRIDAN Consulting



Table of Contents


1. The Big Picture

     Successful Applications Are Never an Accident

     Best Practices for Successful Applications

2. Real Developers Follow Standards

     Best Practices for Developing and Using Standards

3. Life After Compilation

     Testing, Tracing, and Debugging

     Best Practices for Testing, Tracing, and Debugging

4. What's Code Without Variables?

     Best Practices for Declaring Variables and Data Structures

     Best Practices for Using Variables and Data Structures

     Best Practices for Declaring and Using Package Variables

5. Developer As Traffic Cop

     Best Practices for Conditional and Boolean Logic

     Best Practices for Loop Processing

     Best Practices for Branching Logic

6. Doing the Right Thing When Stuff Goes Wrong

     Best Practices for Understanding Error Handling

     Best Practices for Nitty-Gritty, Everyday Exception Programming

     Best Practices for Coding Defensively

7. Break Your Addiction to SQL

     SQL Is Bad!

     General SQL Best Practices

     Best Practices for Querying Data from PL/SQL

     Best Practices for Changing Data from PL/SQL

     Best Practices for Dynamic SQL

8. Playing with Blocks (of Code)

     Best Practices for Parameters

     Best Practices for Procedures and Functions

     Best Practices for Packages

     Best Practices for Triggers

9. My Code Runs Faster Than Your Code

     Best Practices for Finding Slow Code

     Best Practices for High-Impact Tuning

     Best Practices for Other Tuning

A. Best Practices Quick Reference

B. Resources for PL/SQL Developers