Some advice on these pages is generic in the sense that it applies to other RDBMSs too, but most of it is specific to Oracle. Whenever you see code you can be sure it has been tested on Oracle 11g R2 and/or 12c. Prior versions may not support all functionality assumed henceforth. All guidelines presented here can be considered best practices or good old-fashioned common sense.

Now, let’s get cracking!