Submitting to Oracle Code One 2020

While I’ve been out of the conference circuit the last few years, given the amount of work I’ve been doing brushing up on my PL/SQL knowledge, which will soon be featured in a series of blog posts, I figured I’d submit a session. Here it is:

CON1381 – Demystifying PL/SQL: The Life of a Compilation Unit

For almost 30 years, PL/SQL has evolved from a simple procedural language into an essential, advanced, and popular component of the Oracle Database. So popular, in fact, that PL/SQL is considered the defacto database procedural language, with other database vendors striving to imitate it. But, how does real PL/SQL work? How can you make the most of it? In this session, we’ll take an in-depth dive into the PL/SQL language from tokenization to parsing, preprocessing, compilation, optimization, debugging, and execution. After this session, you’ll have a solid understanding of not only what happens to your source code behind the scenes, but also why PL/SQL is such a powerful programming language.

In order to make sure the content is more widely understood, I’ll be translating complex theoretical and extremely low-level details into an intermediate-oriented session. Here’s to hoping it is accepted!