This book is designed to be read from beginning to end by those new to PL/SQL. Part I covers PL/SQL fundamentals. Part II covers the backbone of the programming language, which consists of functions, procedures, packages, triggers, and large objects. Part III dives into some advanced topics that should help you immediately with your development projects.
The appendixes in Part IV provide primers on Oracle DBA tasks, SQL programming, PHP scripting, Java development, regular expressions, and wrapping PL/SQL. Introductory primers are provided to help you learn about the PL/SQL Hierarchical Profiler and PL/Scope. There is also an appendix that reviews reserved words and built-in functions that support your programming tasks.