[2004-07-30] SQL and PL/SQL

After almost a decade of "abstinence", I am finally attending a training course on learing SQL and PL/SQL. Two of the big products that I have been involved with at work (at my current as well as previous employer) have had almost all of the core business logic in PL/SQL, so saying "I'm a Java programmer - I won't look at that!" doesn't quite work that well when it comes to understanding these systems. My fears and reluctance in learning these earlier were mostly unfounded - these are not that bad to learn and to use, though it seems that elegance is something that their designers didn't particularly have high on their minds.

(Originally posted on Advogato.)

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