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Oracle Database Programming using Java and Web Services by Kuassi Mensah

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Chapter 5. Database Scripting Using Non-Java Languages

 

“There’s ways to amuse yourself while doing things and that’s how I look at efficency.”

 
 --Donald Knuth

In the previous chapters, we have seen a few examples of what you can do with Java in the database, beyond the traditional stored procedures. Oracle offers only PL/SQL and Java for database programming; however, with the emergence of Java compilers for non-Java languages (see Programming Languages for the Java Virtual Machine[1]), it is tempting to reuse the Java VM to run bytecode resulting from the compilation of non-Java languages in the database; the SQLJ language covered in Part III is a brilliant illustration of this approach. This is exactly what some of you did; this chapter reports ...

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