Building High-Performance Drivers for Oracle Database 11g: OCI Tips and Tricks (PDF). I had the opportunity to have an early look at this white paper by Luxi Chidamdaram.
The paper goes over what needs to be done to use OCI effectively, especially in a web environment. The step-by-step approach taken in this document is very readable and the well explained code snippets make it a very good reference — great for comparing your code to the “proper” way to do it.
The novice OCI programmer will find the initial sections of great benefit, as it takes a lot of mystery out of OCI programming. For the more advanced OCI-head, the document is full of good examples of how to manage connections, sessions, and pooling–with an examination of what type of pooling is needed in a given situation.
One highlight for me was the section on database events, which are covered very effectively with some practical examples.
In short, this white paper is a must-read for both the OCI master and the novice, with some great pointers on how to use what is already in OCI and what is new in 11.
This is excellent!
Thanks a lot, John.