API, API, API - that's all you hear about these days (in addition to microservices, devops, etc.). APIs are critical in the distributed computing world we live in today. And they are needed at every level in the stack. Perhaps most importantly: we need solid, well-designed APIs to our data and business logic - and therein lies the strength and importance of PL/SQL. In this next Office Hours session, Steven and Chris explore how to use packages to craft excellent APIs - and invite your comments and experience on the same topic!
01:10 Types of APIs in PL/SQL (Chris presents Steven's slides because Steven is sick)
06:00 Discussions on use of TAPIs
17:52 Packages as building block for APIs
29:13 Exploring overloading
38:28 Tips for high quality APIs
44:31 Overloading and calling functions in SQL
49:21 Closing comments on key value of database APIs
With lots of interesting discussions via chat along the way!
Link to chat text: https://bit.ly/2UmzbqF