In an email he sent to me last week, Jason William wanted to get my thoughts on the future of Oracle PL/SQL. He wrote:
Will PL/SQL still be a big skillset in demand? Or will it convert to Java (Oracle seems to pushing a lot of middleware with Java?) I was just curious because talking with some friends, alot seem to think Java is being pushed pretty heavily by Oracle… I am always curious as to what the future holds and what [Oracle] skillsets I should learn.
Jason also forwarded this LinkedIn thread in the Oracle SQL and PL/SQL group, in which Bob writes:
What keeps PL/SQL developers up at night? What technologies are you most worried about? Excited about? Is enhancing and extending the value of your PL/SQL skills a top priority for you?
Scott chimes in:
I know that my problem is simply trying to get a handle on all the new technologies and guess which one(s) I need to invest my time and money in. Is it even possible to be “just” a PL/SQL developer anymore?
What do you think? is knowing just PL/SQL enough to have a successful career? What does being an “Oracle developer” mean to you? What advice do you give to Jason?