Oracle Database Developers: the most important programmers on earth

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    I presented this slide deck at ODTUG's Kscope15 conference.


    I've been thinking a lot lately about....


    • the nature of data
    • how humans use and rely on data
    • why the relational model and SQL most closely correspond to how our brains deal with data (sets, patterns)
    • why SQL has such staying power
    • why PL/SQL is such a critical layer on top of SQL (enforce security, integrity, performance, maintainability)


    and I decided to share it with other folks. They seemed to like it OK, or at least didn't laugh me out of the session.


    After my, ahem, deep philosophical meanderings, I offer tips on writing maintainable and efficient PL/SQL code.


    I look forward to your comments.