Monday, July 19, 2010

Video - JavaScript for PL/SQL Developers

While at ODTUG this year, I had the pleasure of presenting three different times. The one presentation I did on my own was “JavaScript in APEX – A Lesson for the PL/SQL Developer”. The presentation was inspired by my experiences learning the language and later teaching it to others with similar backgrounds.

I almost called the presentation “JavaScript, the Lost Lesson” because that seems to be the reality for so many APEX developers. When you come from the database world, JavaScript can seem so awkward and difficult. Believe it or not, it’s not that bad! In fact, as a database developer, you are already have a good grasp on some of the most important concepts – you just don’t know it yet... Have a look at the abstract, and if you are interested, watch the recording.


Oracle Application Express developers often have strong backgrounds in SQL and PL/SQL, but JavaScript is another story. However, JavaScript is a very important part of any well-built Web 2.0 application. In this session, explore JavaScript through a series of analogies, 9 in total, that will relate important concepts in the language back to what you already know in the database world.


Click here to view this video, along with various other recordings, at

Look for JavaScript in APEX – A Lesson for the PL/SQL Developer.


  1. Thanks for the great presentation. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have found the information very helpful for PL/SQL developer like me!


  2. Joseph,

    Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!