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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).

Working with Cursors

Part 12 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL By Steven Feuerstein March/April 2013 The central purpose of the Oracle PL/SQL language is to...

Wrap Your Code in a Neat Package

Part 11 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL By Steven Feuerstein January/February 2013 Most PL/SQL-based applications consist of hundreds of...

The Data Dictionary: Make Views Work for You

Part 10 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL By Steven Feuerstein November/December 2012 If you’re reading this article, there’s a really...

Bulk Processing with BULK COLLECT and FORALL

Part 9 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL By Steven Feuerstein September/October 2012 In the previous article in this series, I introduced...

Working with Collections

Part 8 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL By Steven Feuerstein July/August 2012 In the previous article in this series, I showed you how to...

Working with Records

Part 7 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL By Steven Feuerstein May/June 2012 The Oracle PL/SQL language was designed to be a...

Error Management

Part 6 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL By Steven Feuerstein March/April 2012 Even if you write absolutely perfect PL/SQL programs, it...

Working with Dates in PL/SQL

Part 5 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL By Steven Feuerstein January/February 2012 The previous articles in this introductory PL/SQL...

Working with Numbers in PL/SQL

Part 4 in a series of articles on understanding and using PL/SQL By Steven Feuerstein November/December 2011 The previous article in this introductory PL/SQL...