Chapter 12. ODP.NET Performance

My gym instructor (who's a self-professed authority on the ninja arts) once remarked that the sharpest blade in the world is useless if one cannot wield it fast enough. Extending these wise words into the realm of ODP.NET, I find that the same can be said of development teams that frequently make the mistake of classifying performance optimization as something optional to do after development rather than as a habit that is practiced from the very first line of code.

A lack of knowledge about the inner workings of the Oracle database and best performance practices can lead development teams to write tons of code affixed to a particular style that make it difficult to alter later on in the project without rewriting ...

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