At 11:22 AM -0500 12/5/01, Lynn Cummings wrote:
> I have had a request for a PL/SQL course. Are there others among us who
>would take such a class? Please get back to me if this is something you
>are interested in taking. A description of what this class might be is below:
In the words of the late Bill the Cat, "Acck pphhhhtt!"
Yes, PL/SQL is useful in the small confines of a strictly Oracle
universe, but we don't live in such a universe at UVM. I consider
PL/SQL an esoteric niche subject with limited applicability outside a
small and unfriendly domain of BANNER applications.
More utilitarian would be a general SQL course (as once taught by
Keith Kennedy), perhaps with extensions to SQL within the DBI
framework of perl or PHP. Such knowledge would enable the building of
a wide range of web-friendly (or even "command line") database
applications using either Oracle or mySQL or even (shudder) Microsoft
Note that the UVM web team has successful used such tools to construct
Please also note that this is not an offer to teach such a course myself.
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