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Oracle Database 11g PL/SQL Programming by Michael McLaughlin

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CHAPTER 15Java Libraries

Oracle 11g lets you extend your applications by writing stored functions and procedures, and by creating packages for both. You also have the opportunity to write these stored programs in the Java programming language. There is one catch. While you can write the implementation in the Java programming language, the gateway between the environment and Java libraries is a PL/SQL programming specification. A specification defines a function, procedure, or package to the environment. These are much like package specifications that define package bodies. Publishing Java libraries is nothing more than wrapping them in PL/SQL specifications. That's why they're called PL/SQL wrappers.

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