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Oracle PL/SQL (Procedural Language/Structured Query Language) resources, news, and support articles.

Ideas for PL/SQL Challenge 2.3

We are now planning new features and enhancements to the PL/SQL Challenge website (version 2.3).  I'd love to hear what you think - both about these ideas and your own. Now, you might be thinking that I already asked for such feedback on the blog and that's true - sort of. In my 9 March post, we discussed some possible changes in the way the daily quiz is played. I am still sorting through those ideas. But for our next release, we will be making smaller-scale changes to the site, keeping the basic quiz structures in place, but improving overall usability and access.

If I Were Governor of California (or Illinois or....)

Governor Brown today announced the need for an additional $8B in cuts to state spending, on top of some $15B of cuts over the last three years. These cuts will slash funding for education, health care for children, welfare programs, etc.


And California is not alone. Many states face drastic shortfalls in their budgets, massive underfunding of pensions, and so on.

Browser Enslavement?

Escape from New York, a cult classic, has Snake (Kurt Russell) rescue the President from Manhattan, which in this dystopian film’s theme is a prison.

It's Yes Time!

Finally after many years of being complicit in the poisoning of our own bodies, many people are coming to realize that lots of the food products (as opposed to food) that we buy in supermarkets are bad for us, make us sick. Thanks, Michael Pollan and others for your impact!


This shift in public opinion is revealed in changes in advertising by the companies who sell industrialized, factory-produced edibles. 

Value or Reference?

In class today, we reviewed pass-by-value (IN-only mode) parameters and pass-by-reference (INOUT and OUT mode) parameters for stored procedures.

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