Call now: 252-767-6166  
Oracle Training Oracle Support Development Oracle Apps

 
 Home
 E-mail Us
 Oracle Articles
New Oracle Articles


 Oracle Training
 Oracle Tips

 Oracle Forum
 Class Catalog


 Remote DBA
 Oracle Tuning
 Emergency 911
 RAC Support
 Apps Support
 Analysis
 Design
 Implementation
 Oracle Support


 SQL Tuning
 Security

 Oracle UNIX
 Oracle Linux
 Monitoring
 Remote s
upport
 Remote plans
 Remote
services
 Application Server

 Applications
 Oracle Forms
 Oracle Portal
 App Upgrades
 SQL Server
 Oracle Concepts
 Software Support

 Remote S
upport  
 Development  

 Implementation


 Consulting Staff
 Consulting Prices
 Help Wanted!

 


 Oracle Posters
 Oracle Books

 Oracle Scripts
 Ion
 Excel-DB  

Don Burleson Blog 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 
 

Oracle development best practices

Oracle Database Tips by Donald Burleson

Question:  We need an Oracle developer for a mission critical project, and we are considering one of the key requirements as the Oracle PL/SQL Web Toolkit. Other technologies we require are PL/SQL for some back-end business logic functions and Javascript/XML/DHTML for the dynamic front-end. AJAX would be very helpful as well because we would like an asynchronous look and feel if possible.   Based on my observation, even among the Oracle PL/SQL developer community, the Web Toolkit does not seem to be a very common skill.  What advice do you have for the break between SQL and procedural coding?

It's a best practice to encapsulate as much data manipulation with your SQL as-possible, and deliver the data to the program ready-to-display. Oracle SQL has loads of efficient built-in functions and analytic functions that can do complex data computations and manipulation.
 


Question:  How do I find developers to use the PL/SQL web developer toolkit? 

The PL/SQL Web Developer Toolkit consists of tools to help with pre-written libraries of re-usable components. As such, all a programmer needs to know is how to read the interface specs. If you want the PL/SQL Developer toolkit, most experienced developers should pick it up really fast. If I were you, I'd just hire some smart young coders and teach it to them.  Just remember that the cheaper developers are rarely a bargain. Guru-level PL/SQL coders are amazing, and they can crank-out working code 10x faster than the bargain coders.
 


Question: What are most folks using for Oracle development these days?

I see lots of development in Java (J2EE) within Oracle JDeveloper, Apex (HTML-DB), and PL/SQL, especially since Oracle supports Java PL/SQL stored procedures.

 


Question: What is the industry best practice for hiring short-term Oracle developers with these skills? 

It's very important to have everyone using best practices, saves a load of downstream work.  For a short-tem project, it's hard to hire anyone with the exact skills that you need, and even harder to keep them after the project is completed.  For a 6-month gig, I would not risk hiring an employee, especially if it's mission-critical. (Good coders get bored really fast, and have a reputation as job-hoppers)  For a short gig where follow-up support is required, it's often better to employ a good remote PL/SQL consultant. The code happens fast, and you only pay for as-needed maintenance enhancements. A temp-to-perm employee may get bored, and you have to pay their inevitable downtime.

Using a professional consultant with a track-record of fast delivery, you get it on-time, well-documented, using best practices, and you can get maintenance and enhancements as-needed, without the salary overhead and risk of loosing your coder.   Remember, If you loose your own coder, you loose your institutional knowledge. With a consultancy, you have security and continuity.
 
If you like Oracle tuning, see the book "Oracle Tuning: The Definitive Reference", with 950 pages of tuning tips and scripts. 

You can buy it direct from the publisher for 30%-off and get instant access to the code depot of Oracle tuning scripts.


 

 

��  
 
 
Oracle Training at Sea
 
 
 
 
oracle dba poster
 

 
Follow us on Twitter 
 
Oracle performance tuning software 
 
Oracle Linux poster
 
 
 

 

Burleson is the American Team

Note: This Oracle documentation was created as a support and Oracle training reference for use by our DBA performance tuning consulting professionals.  Feel free to ask questions on our Oracle forum.

Verify experience! Anyone considering using the services of an Oracle support expert should independently investigate their credentials and experience, and not rely on advertisements and self-proclaimed expertise. All legitimate Oracle experts publish their Oracle qualifications.

Errata?  Oracle technology is changing and we strive to update our BC Oracle support information.  If you find an error or have a suggestion for improving our content, we would appreciate your feedback.  Just  e-mail:  

and include the URL for the page.


                    









Burleson Consulting

The Oracle of Database Support

Oracle Performance Tuning

Remote DBA Services


 

Copyright © 1996 -  2020

All rights reserved by Burleson

Oracle ® is the registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.