In this final chapter, we’ve attempted to enumerate coding practices that will result in efficient, robust, and easily maintainable stored programs. These practices are based on lessons learned in various development environments—including Oracle and SQL Server stored procedures—as well as from our experiences with the MySQL stored program language. We hope that you find these practices worthy of consideration. We do not, however, hope or expect that you will automatically adopt every recommendation. As always, you should exercise your judgment, tempered by your unique understanding of your own specific requirements, before adopting any standard, recommendation, or practice.