This book is designed to be read from beginning to end by those new toPL/SQL. Part I covers PL/SQL fundamentals. Part II covers the backboneof the programming language; which consists of functions; procedures;packages; triggers; and large objects. Part III dives into some advancedtopics that should help you immediately with your development projects.
The appendixes in Part IV provide primers on Oracle DBA tasks; SQL programming;PHP scripting; Java development; regular expressions; and wrapping PL/SQL. Introductoryprimers are provided to help you learn about the PL/SQL Hierarchical Profiler and PL/Scope.
There is also an appendix that reviews reserved words and built-in functions that supportyour programming tasks.