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Essential Skills of The Right Oracle developer

Oracle is an American corporation which grew to be arguably considered one of the largest software manufacturer, the largest software vendor, and a major supplier of server hardware in the world. Oracle SQL Developer is an integrated development framework that works on SQL and PL /SQL programming languages and provides database administration capabilities. Oracle is focused on the use of Oracle Database.

How to become an Oracle developer?

If you are interested in becoming an Oracle developer you ought to obtain certain skills, like:

  • Ability to work with such programming languages as  C, C++, Cobol, or Java. Another important thing is that Oracle uses its own procedural language – PL/SQL, and an ADA-like 4th generation language. These two languages are extensively used for embedded stored procedures, so you’d better get acquainted with them too.
  • Proper education. That is hardly a skill, but, still, remember that Oracle is looking for developers from a very short list of universities. In fact, a bachelor’s degree is sufficient enough for handling such type of work, but don’t forget about the actual working experience.
  • Personal qualities. Entry-level positions require long periods of repetitive coding, requiring workers to be patient and focused. Since many positions require Oracle developers to be on call at all hours, workers should be flexible. Oracle developers in a managerial role need good interpersonal communication skills in order to motivate workers and accurately report work progress.

If you are planning to bound your life with programming in Oracle, remember – experience is something that matters here. What kind of experience?

  • Coding experience. Forget about at-home programming as it really can not be compared with work in a real production database. There are plenty of ways to gain this kind of experience. For example, some non-profit organizations provide young programmers with free professional practice just for the sake of training and skill enrichment.
  • High-quality coding experience. It is worthwhile to distinguish between the complex high-performance work of the programmer and the coding of small applications because they require skills of different levels.

To sum up, everything that was mentioned above, it is not so easy to become an Oracle programmer or developer. You have to spend at least four years to get a proper education, several years to get some coding experience and study PL/SQL, Apex programming languages. But still, it is not impossible if you work hard enough and if you have your priorities structured.

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