Meeting RSVP    

WA AUSOUG Special half day with Steve Feuerstein on 20th August: Friday, August 20, 2010 01:00am

Where: Central Institute of Technology, 140 Royal Street, East Perth
When: Friday, August 20, 2010 01:00am - 05:00pm

AUSOUG in conjunction with Gold Partner Quest Software is proud to offer its members Steve Feuerstein presentation in Perth. 

The presentation includes two sessions (PL/SQL Quiz & Say Goodbye to Hard-Coding) with an  afternoon tea break in between.

Cost:        Free to AUSOUG members & $70 (incl GST) for non members.

Places at this exceptional event are limited and preference will be given to AUSOUG members, so if you are not already a member, this is a good time to join.  Refer to the AUSOUG Membership article below.




Steven Feuerstein
Author & Software Developer

 Steven Feuerstein is considered one of the world's leading experts on the Oracle PL/SQL language, having written ten books on PL/SQL (all published by O'Reilly Media), including Oracle PL/SQL Programming. 

 Steven has been developing software since 1980, spent five years with Oracle (1987-1992) and has served as PL/SQL Evangelist for Quest Software since January 2001. He is also an Oracle ACE Director.

He writes regularly for Oracle Magazine, which named him the PL/SQL Developer of the Year in both 2002 and 2006. In June 2009, he received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from ODTUG.



SESSION 1: PL/SQL Developer, Quiz Thyself

 Sure, you could sit through another presentation by Steven Feuerstein, hearing about all the great things you could do with PL/SQL. Wouldn’t it, though, be a whole lot more fun to learn about those great features by taking a quiz to test your knowledge of PL/SQL? Oh, and possibly win some very nice prizes. That’s what will happen in this session: Steven will present a series of PL/SQL quiz questions. You will answer them. Together we will all go over the answers and then the best part of all: prizes will be awarded to the top scorers. The quiz questions will help point out key features of PL/SQL that everyone should be using in order to build the best, fastest and  easiest to maintain applications.

SESSION 2: Say Goodbye to Hard-Coding      

Everyone knows that hard-coding is a bad idea. Too many developers, however, only think in terms of literal values when they think of hard-coding. There are, unfortunately, many ways that hard-coding manifests itself in our programs. This presentation offers a comprehensive look at many of the types of hard-coding that can appear in your programs, from literals to explicit declarations to exposed formulas, and offers specific techniques to get rid of the hard-coding. The result is code that is much easier to read and to maintain.