Monday, October 9, 2017

ODC Appreciation Day: The PL/SQL Language

Like last year, Tim Hall of fame suggested we should all do an "ODC Appreciation Day" in honor of the Oracle Developer Community (ODC), by blogging about our favorite Oracle product or feature.

My personal favorite, after the database itself, is the PL/SQL language that runs inside the database.

Here's what's great about it:
  • Simple (and therefore easy to understand and quick to learn)
  • Runs everywhere the Oracle database runs (any operating system)
  • Seamlessly integrated with SQL
  • Great performance, not least because it runs in the database server alongside your data, thus eliminating a lot of mid-tier overhead 

I made a presentation a while back that goes into greater detail about what makes PL/SQL great, take a look at PL/SQL: The Good Parts.

Thanks ODC!

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