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1. Declaring Variables and Naming Elements 2. Loops 3. Conditional and Sequential Control 4. Exception Handling 5. Records 6. Index-by Tables 7. Nested Tables 8. Variable Arrays 9. Object Technology 10. Cursors 11. DML and Transaction Management 12. Cursor Variables 13. Native Dynamic SQL 14. Procedures, Functions, and Blocks 15. Packages 16. Triggers 17. Calling Functions in SQL 18. Character Functions 19. Date Functions 20. Conversion, Numeric, and Miscellaneous Functions 21. DBMS_SQL Built-in Package 22. DBMS_PIPE Built-in Package 23. DBMS_OUTPUT Built-in Package 24. UTL_FILE Built-in Package 25. DBMS_JOB Built-in Package 26. Using Java with PL/SQL 27. External Procedures 28. PL/SQL Web Development 29. Tuning PL/SQL 30. PL/SQL for DBAs
Steven Feuerstein is considered one of the world's leading experts on the Oracle PL/SQL language. He is the author or coauthor of Oracle PL/SQL Programming, Oracle PL/SQL Programming Guide to Oracle8i Features, Oracle Built-in Packages, Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Programming with Packages, and several pocket reference books (all from O'Reilly & Associates). Steven has been developing software since 1980 and worked for Oracle Corporation from 1987 to 1992. As Chief Technology Officer of RevealNet, Inc., he has designed several products for PL/SQL developers, including the PL/SQL Knowledge Base, PL/Vision, and PL/Generator. Steven hosts RevealNet's PL/SQL Pipeline, an online community for PL/SQL developers (http://www.revealnet.com/plsql-pipeline). When it comes to training and consulting, Steven is president of PL/Solutions (http://www.plsolutions.com). As if that weren't enough, Steven is also StarCoach (a.k.a. Chief Technology Counsel) at Starbelly.com. Home is where your home is, and Steven makes his in Rogers Park, Illinois, where he shares an over-sized Georgian with his wife, Veva, his youngest son, Eli, two cats (Sister Itsacat and Moshe Jacobawitz), and Mercury, a Congo Red African Gray parrot. His older son, Chris, is busy making music and creating art nearby. Steven is a member of the Board of Directors of the Crossroads Fund, which provides grants to organizations in Chicago working for social change. You can reach Steven via email at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or experience the online version of Steven at http://www.StevenFeuerstein.com. Andrew Odewahn is an Oracle application developer and consultant who lives in Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts. He is the author of O'Reilly's Oracle Web Applications: PL/SQL Developer's Introduction. He has a degree in computer science from the University of Alabama, where he was a fellow in the Computer-Based Honors Program. He has presented at the East Coast Oracle Developers (ECO) Conference and other Oracle events. He and his wife love the outdoors and, during the spring and summer of 1999, hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.