Oracle Database Advanced Application Developer's Guide explains topics that experienced application developers reference repeatedly. Information in this guide applies to features that work the same on all supported platforms, and does not include system-specific information.

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Oracle Database Advanced Application Developer's Guide is intended for application developers who are either developing applications or converting applications to run in the Oracle Database environment. This guide is also valuable to anyone who is interested in the development of database applications, such as systems analysts and project managers.

To use this document effectively, you need a working knowledge of:

  • Application programming

  • Structured Query Language (SQL)

  • Object-oriented programming

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Related Documents

For more information, see these documents in the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 documentation set:

See also:

  • Oracle PL/SQL Tips and Techniques by Joseph C. Trezzo. Oracle Press, 1999.

  • Oracle PL/SQL Programming by Steven Feuerstein. 3rd Edition. O'Reilly & Associates, 2002.

  • Oracle PL/SQL Developer's Workbook by Steven Feuerstein. O'Reilly & Associates, 2000.

  • Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices by Steven Feuerstein. O'Reilly & Associates, 2001.


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  • *_view means all static data dictionary views whose names end with view. For example, *_ERRORS means ALL_ERRORS, DBA_ERRORS, and 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.