C H A P T E R  1

Do Not Use

By Riyaj Shamsudeen

Congratulations on buying this book. PL/SQL is a great tool to have in your toolbox; however, you should understand that use of PL/SQL is not suitable for all scenarios. This chapter will teach you when to code your application in PL/SQL, how to write scalable code, and, more importantly, when not to code programs in PL/SQL. Abuse of some PL/SQL constructs leads to unscalable code. In this chapter, I will review various cases in which the misuse of PL/SQL was unsuitable and lead to an unscalable application.

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