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Steven Feuerstein
Developer Advocate for PL/SQL

Steven Feuerstein is Oracle Corporation's Developer Advocate for PL/SQL, and an expert on the Oracle PL/SQL language, having written ten books on PL/SQL, including Oracle PL/SQL Programming and Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices (all published by O'Reilly Media). Steven has been developing software since 1980, spent five years with Oracle back in the "old days" (1987-1992), and was PL/SQL Evangelist for Quest Software (and then Dell) from January 2001 to February 2014 - at which point he returned joyfully to Oracle Corporation. He was one of the original Oracle ACE Directors and writes regularly for Oracle Magazine, which named him the PL/SQL Developer of the Year in both 2002 and 2006. He is also the first recipient of ODTUG's Lifetime Achievement Award (2009).

Disciplined PL/SQL

Four simple guidelines for improving the quantity and quality of PL/SQL code you write By Steven Feuerstein November/December 2003 I have been writing PL/SQL code...

Taking Up Collections

  Part 1 in a series that looks at enrichments to PL/SQL in Oracle Database 10g. By Steven Feuerstein September/October 2003   During its lifetime, Oracle PL/SQL has...

Handling Exceptional Behavior, Part II

Handle PL/SQL exceptions with best practices. By Steven Feuerstein July/August 2003 In the May/June 2003 issue of Oracle Magazine, I offered suggestions for both...

Managing Exceptional Behavior, Part 1

Handle PL/SQL exceptions with best practices. By Steven Feuerstein May/June 2003 Many programmers don't take the time to properly bulletproof their programs. Most...

Strings Attached

  Now you can index by strings and improve performance. By Steven Feuerstein January/February 2003   Many PL/SQL programs manipulate data, often by using SQL to...

Catching Up on Filing

  Oracle9i Release 2 UTL_FILE enhances file I/O. By Steven Feuerstein September/October 2002   Some would argue that you can contain and represent the entire world,...

Programming at Multiple Levels

Oracle9i Database lets you nest collections and create powerful data structures. By Steven Feuerstein May/June 2002 Over the years, Oracle has steadily enriched...