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.