Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Oracle PL / SQL For Dummies 1st Edition

4 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0764599576
ISBN-10: 0764599577
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$2.56 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$23.57 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
31 New from $16.08 28 Used from $2.56

There is a newer edition of this item:

Oracle PL/SQL For Dummies
Currently unavailable.
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Save Up to 90% on Textbooks Textbooks
$23.57 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Oracle PL / SQL For Dummies
  • +
  • Oracle 11g for Dummies
  • +
  • Oracle 12c For Dummies
Total price: $72.73
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Find tips for creating efficient PL/SQL code

If you know a bit about SQL, this book will make PL/SQL programming painless!

The Oracle has spoken — you need to get up to speed on PL/SQL programming, right? We predict it'll be a breeze with this book! You'll find out about code structures, best practices, and code naming standards, how to use conditions and loops, where to place PL/SQL code in system projects, ways to manipulate data, and more.

Discover how to

  • Write efficient, easy-to-maintain code
  • Test and debug PL/SQL routines
  • Integrate SQL and PL/SQL
  • Apply PL/SQL best practices
  • Use new features introduced in Oracle 9i and 10g

About the Author

Michael Rosenblum is originally from Kremenchuk, Ukraine. In 2000, he moved to the United States, where he lives with his family in Edison, New Jersey. He works as a Development DBA at Dulcian, Inc. Michael is responsible for system tuning and application architecture. He also supports Dulcian developers by writing complex PL/SQL routines and researching new features. He is a frequent presenter at various regional and national Oracle user group conferences.
In his native Ukraine, he received the scholarship of the President of Ukraine, a Masters Degree in Information Systems, and a Diploma with Honors from the Kiev National University of Economics, Ukraine.

Dr. Paul Dorsey is the founder and President of Dulcian, Inc. (www.dulcian.com), an Oracle consulting firm that specializes in business rules-based Oracle Client-Server and Web custom application development. He is the chief architect of Dulcian’s Business Rules Information Manager (BRIM®) tool.
Paul is the co-author of seven Oracle Press books that have been translated into nine languages: Oracle JDeveloper 10g Handbook, Oracle9i JDeveloper Handbook, Oracle JDeveloper 3 Handbook, Oracle Designer Handbook (2 editions), Oracle Developer Forms and Reports: Advanced Techniques and Development Standards, Oracle8 Design Using UML Object Modeling. In 2003, he was honored by ODTUG as volunteer of the year, in 2001 by IOUG as volunteer of the year and by Oracle as one of the six initial honorary Oracle 9i Certified Masters. Paul is an Oracle Fusion Middleware Regional Director. He is the President of the New York Oracle Users’ Group and a Contributing Editor of the International Oracle User Group’s SELECT Journal. He is also the founder and chairperson of the ODTUG Business Rules Symposium (now called Best Practices Symposium), currently in its sixth year, and the J2EE SIG.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE



Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (June 13, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764599577
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764599576
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am very pleased w/ the purchase of the book. If your goal is to learn PL/SQL quickly and comprehensively, this is the book to buy. It covers all the fundamentals you need to know about PL/SQL and it is excellently written. I have been a developer for 20 years in many languages. Learning new languages from overly technical books and writters, I find, often times make your learning process slow and ineffective. I took this class at Oracle, but there were topics that the training manual and the instructor did not do a good job presenting. This book clarified many of the topics I that were presented in class in a simpler, clearer, and more effective manner. I highly recommend it.
Comment 19 of 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This is just wonderful. Clearly written, easy to read, loads of basic tips. This is the perfect book for someone trying to get into the industry.

This book should be required reading for every new Oracle developer. Many experienced developers would do well to read this as well. Everything in this book should be industry standard, but much of it is not done by "experienced" developers.

Every company should have a few copies around to give to every new hire.
Comment 20 of 23 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This book is an excellent introduction to both PL/SQL and general coding principles. It is a good book for beginners and old dogs alike. It provides simple, clear and useful introductions to advanced topics such a INSTEAD OF TRIGGERS, BULK COLLECTS etc. My team is now using it a our "best practice" document for PL/SQL coding. Well done Misha and Paul. ----- FOLLOW UP (September, 2009): My team has been using several copies of this book for over three years now. Our copies are dog-eared from much use. This book has more than paid for itself many, many times over. Both our senior and junior developers use the book routinely. I still think that it is a five star book.
Comment 17 of 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
As I began reading, the attribute which came foremost to my mind was "readable". It covers all of the basics in a fashion readily comprehensible to those with even modest exposure to programming. We can always do better, but for most of us, if we go only as far as this text takes us, we will do far better than many of our contemporaries in the industry today.

It certainly is also "A Reference for the Rest of Us". Those of us who have used PL/SQL for many years may not have noticed various handy new features as they have come along, and for those features we know of but use less frequently, this book is a handy reference.

Interspersed with the fundamentals of the language and all of the tips and examples, the authors continually (and gently) remind us that we have to keep checking the bigger picture - in short how to avoid project failure. Good advice in any language.
Comment 13 of 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This book is written with the standard 'for dummies' formatting but its contents are not very user-friendly. The explanations are too short and assume too much or keep refering you to other books or just state that it's out of the book's scope. The examples aren't very useful and are hard to follow because the author doesn't give descriptive names to variables and you have to keep guessing what's what.

Summary:
Extremely boring and sometimes hard to follow book. Doesn't help learning pl/sql much.
Comment 3 of 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This book has a lot of good technical data, but it's not well organized for learning, more of a reference. Also, it assumes you are already an experienced SQL programmer.
1 Comment 5 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By M. Antillon on January 22, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I'm very new to PL/SQL. My experience so far has been with MySQL. This book has a lot of great info and it's for beginners as well as people that know some basics. I'm working on a certification for Oracle (programming with PL/SQL) and decided to start with this book before moving onto the more advanced stuff. I recommend it!
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a great book for beginners. I give it only 4 stars because it does not have examples to practice.

In my opinion you definitely have to know SQL better prior to using this book. For hard-heads like me :) it was helpful to understand the concepts and the programming Syntax in a easier way without losing in several lines of text.

However I used this book along with the free online material and had practicing on Oracle installed in my PC and trying out the examples/scenarios that I created myself.

I am glad I used this book and would recommend any one to start with this for beginners and move on to books with more advanced concepts.
Comment 3 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Oracle PL / SQL For Dummies
This item: Oracle PL / SQL For Dummies
Price: $23.57
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: oracle certification