C H A P T E R  13

Profiling for Performance

by Ron Crisco

Performance and profiling are critical words in our everyday conversations in the office where I work, in our engagements with clients, and in our teaching. Both words apply equally well to all aspects of life, including software engineering and the topic at hand, PL/SQL.

I first encountered PL/SQL at its inception in the beta release of SQL*Forms 3, Oracle's character-based interactive application development tool. Over the years, I have learned much about writing high performance PL/SQL code, and I am excited to share what I have learned with you.

What exactly does performance mean in the context of PL/SQL? By the end of this chapter, my goal is to arm you with the knowledge and understanding ...

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