Starting with Oracle8i Database, the Oracle Database Server has included a Java Virtual Machine that allows Java programs to run efficiently in the server memory space. Many of the core Java class libraries are bundled with Oracle as well, resulting in a formidable topic for a PL/SQL book. Some of the topics covered in the corresponding course include:
- Providing the information you need to load Java classes into the Oracle database, manage those new database objects, and publish them for use inside PL/SQL.
- Offering a basic tutorial on building Java classes that will provide enough guidance to let you construct simple classes to access underlying Java functionality.