460: Introduction to Java-PL/SQL Developers Take Heart
Peter Koletzke , Quovera    Biography

Objectives: Why is Java important?
How do Java foundations (objects and classes) relate to PL/SQL foundations?
How do Java language elements relate to PL/SQL language elements?
Abstract: Oracle's current focus on implementing database and development features based on the Java language may have you thinking that you need to learn Java. However, if you are familiar with PL/SQL, your first view of Java may be a bit discouraging because its object-oriented core makes it look very different. Also, you may be wonder about Java's strengths and weaknesses and where it fits in the industry. This presentation explains to PL/SQL developers who have had little or no exposure to Java, the basic concepts of and terms used in Java. The presentation provides an overview of the language and reviews the concepts of object orientation upon which Java is based. It also discusses the fundamental Java code structures -- classes and methods -- as well as control statements; exception handling; datatypes; and variables. This explanation will act as a springboard for further study.

Audiernce Focus: DBA
Expertise: Beginner
Track: Development
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Time: 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM