Oracle Database Development Guide explains topics of interest to experienced developers of databases and database applications. Information in this guide applies to features that work the same on all supported platforms, and does not include system-specific information.
This guide is intended primarily for application developers who are either developing applications or converting applications to run in the Oracle Database environment. This guide might also help anyone interested in database or database application development, such as systems analysts and project managers.
This guide assumes that you are familiar with the concepts and techniques in the "2 Day" guides relevant to your job, such as Oracle Database 2 Day Developer's Guide and Oracle Database 2 Day DBA. To use this guide most effectively, you also need a working knowledge of:
Structured Query Language (SQL)
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For more information, see these documents in the Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2) documentation set:
Oracle PL/SQL Programming by Steven Feuerstein, Bill Pribyl. Sixth Edition. O'Reilly & Associates, 2014.
Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices by Steven Feuerstein. Second Edition. O'Reilly & Associates, 2007.
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view means all static data dictionary views whose names end with
view. For example,
USER_ERRORS. For more information about any static data dictionary view, or about static dictionary views in general, see Oracle Database Reference.
Table names not qualified with schema names are in the sample schema
HR. For information about the sample schemas, see Oracle Database Sample Schemas.