"In this book, Steven Feuerstein distills his years of programming, teaching, and writing about PL/SQL into a set of best practices for developing successful applications. Covering the latest Oracle release, Oracle Database llg, this second edition has been rewritten in the style of Feuerstein's 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 from one another." "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? And how can I make sure that all of 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."--BOOK JACKET.Feuerstein, Steven is the author of 'Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices', published 2007 under ISBN 9780596514105 and ISBN 0596514107.