PL/SQLShort for Procedural Language/SQL, Oracle��s procedural extension to the industry-standard SQL. By adding procedural constructs to SQL, such as encapsulation, function overloading, information hiding, block structure, conditional statements, loop statements, variable types, structured data and customized error handling, the PL/SQL language takes on characteristics of object-oriented programming languages. PL/SQL's language syntax, structure and data types are similar to that of the Ada programming language. Integrated with a database server, PL/SQL does not exist as a standalone language. It typically is used to write data-centric programs to manipulate data in an Oracle database.
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
The following facts and statistics capture the changing landscape of cloud computing and how service providers and customers are keeping up with... Read More »Facts about Computer Science: Education and Jobs
The following computer science facts and statistics provide a quick introduction to the changing trends in education and related careers. Read More »Texting & Chat Abbreviations
From A3 to ZZZ this guide lists 1,500 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Read More »
Learn about each of the five generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the computing devices that we use... Read More »Computer Architecture Study Guide
Computer architecture provides an introduction to system design basics for most computer science students. Read More »Network Fundamentals Study Guide
Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »