Steven Feuerstein

Steven Feuerstein

Oracle PL/SQL expert, evangelist, author and trainer

Chicago, Illinois

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Steven Feuerstein is considered to be one of the world's leading experts on the Oracle PL/SQL language, having written ten books on PL/SQL, including Oracle PL/SQL Programming and Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices (all published by O'Reilly Media). He has also published his first book for kids: Steven currently serves as Architect for Oracle Corporation. He has been developing software since 1980, spent five years with Oracle (1987-1992), and was PL/SQL Evangelist for Quest Software (and then Dell) from January 2001 to February 2014. He was an Oracle ACE Director (had to give up the prestigious title when he rejoined Oracle) and writes regularly for Oracle Magazine, which named him the PL/SQL Developer of the Year in both 2002 and 2006. He is also the first recipient of ODTUG's Lifetime Achievement Award (2009). Steven's latest initiative is the PL/SQL Challenge (, which offers quizzes on PL/SQL, SQL, Database Design and Logic. Check it out and join the fun!

Areas of Expertise:

  • PL/SQL
  • Oracle
  • stored procedures
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing


Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices by Steven Feuerstein Second Edition October 2007
Oracle PL/SQL Programming by Steven Feuerstein Third Edition September 2002
Oracle PL/SQL Programming by Steven Feuerstein Second Edition September 1997


Webcast: Coding Therapy for Software Developers December 03, 2014 In this webcast Steven will address and offer an intensive coding therapy session (including couples therapy, dream therapy, game theory, and shock therapy) to help all attendees come to grips with their innate, unavoidable issues , making it easier ...


“If you are responsible for PL/SQL coding, this book needs to be on your desk. Period. ”
— Michael Wehrle,
“Steven Feuerstein's Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices, 2nd Edition provides the author's years of programming, teaching and writing experiences in a set of 'best practices' for developing applications...[it] is chapters which are quick and easy to consult.”
— James Cox, The Bookwatch