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Oracle PL/SQL Programming, 6th Edition, Now Available!


Oracle PL/SQL Programming, 6th Edition, Now Available!


Oracle PL/SQL Programming: the book that changed my life (and seems to have helped lots of others). Six editions in 20 years....starting with Oracle7 and now covering all PL/SQL topics through Oracle Database 12c Release 1. It's here and it's time to stock up!

Vivian Vulture and the Clean-up Culture


Steven's First Children's Book Available Now!

Vivian Vulture

Back in 1991, while attended an Oracle University class and feeling just a little bit bored by the slow pace of things, I decided I would write a book about a young vulture and her experiences out in the world.

Purchase a Bookplate


Do you want to get personalized bookplates from Steven, which you can paste into your books?  Just use the form, below.

Dialogue on Oracle8i New Features Examples from OReilly Media site


I decided to copy the discussion thread from O'Reilly in case it goes away at some point....

Oracle PL/SQL Programming: Guide to Oracle8i Features

A feast of untraditional examples!
Steven Feuerstein
October 1999 (OUT OF PRINT)
978-1-56592-675-2 | ISBN 10: 1-56592-675-7

Official description: This concise and engaging guide will give you a jump start on the new PL/SQL features of Oracle8i (Oracle's revolutionary "Internet database"). It covers autonomous transactions, invoker rights, native dynamic SQL, bulk binds and collects, system-level database triggers, new built-in packages, fine-grained access control, calling Java methods from within PL/SQL, and much more. Includes a diskette containing 100 files of reusable source code and examples.

Oracle PL/SQL Programming, Fifth Edition

Covers Versions Through Oracle Database 11g Release 2
Steven Feuerstein, Bill Pribyl
September 2009
ISBN 10: 0-596-51446-8 | ISBN 13: 9780596514464

The definitive reference on PL/SQL, Oracle PL/SQL Programming, Fifth Edition, covers language fundamentals, advanced coding techniques, and best practices for using Oracle's powerful procedural language. Thoroughly updated for Oracle Database 11g Release 2, this edition reveals new PL/SQL features and provides extensive code samples, ranging from simple examples to complex and complete real applications, in the book and on the companion website. Ideal for novices and experienced Oracle programmers alike.

Read Steven


Well, you can't read me, per se. You can, however, read precisely what I write for you - and that's a lot, especially if you are a PL/SQL developer or Oracle DBA.

Since 1994, I have written ten books on the PL/SQL language. I also write a regular column for Oracle Magazine and the ODTUG Technical Journal. I publish a blog at PL/SQL Obsession. I make available at that same location all of my presentations on PL/SQL and software-related matters. 

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