As an author and trainer on the PL/SQL language, I (Steven Feuerstein) am often asked about my naming conventions and coding standards. My answer has generally been a combination of muttering and vague statements and hand-waving. That's because I hadn't taken the time to write down the standards I do follow. No more!
Below you will find a link to a document that offers my ideas regarding coding standards. This is a work in progress. If you have disagreements with my approach, have a suggestion for something to add to this document, or would like to offer your own set of naming conventions and coding standards to the world of PL/SQL, send me a note at email@example.com. If I agree with it, I will put it into the document (and give you credit!) or make it available on this web page.
Steven's Naming Conventions and Coding Standards
PDF Document, 103KB
Last Updated: 5/28/2009
Naming Conventions and Coding Standards Offered by Others
PL/SQL Standards Developed for the PL/SQL Starter Framework
These standards are offered up by Bill Coulam, a fellow PL/SQL enthusiast and author of the open-source PL/SQL Starter Framework. Bill can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PDF Document, 696KB
Last Updated: 4/26/2010
Trivadis PL/SQL & SQL Coding Guidelines
This comprehensive and very nicely organized guide comes courtesy of Roger Troller, Senior Consultant of Trivadis (www.trivadis.com), a consulting and training firm based in Switzerland. Many thanks, Roger!
PDF Document, 605KB
Last Updated: 11/3/2009