Be Brave to Get Work Done - I was woken up this morning from a call from work. Not a good sign. Apparently the customer found a potential problem in our delivery. I got on a conferen...
The Wrong Way
I found a slew of problems. There were syntax errors. Wrong keywords were used. Semicolons missing. The poor guy is not strong in PL/SQL. So he could not decipher the error messages. I helped him for a while, getting past tons of bugs quickly.
This all could have been avoided. Don't just blindly code and hope to eventually compile the thing. Compile it after you write your first routine. That way the code delta is small and you can hone in on the problems.
I write PL/SQL pretty well. However I still start checking for errors as soon as I start coding. I even stick in a NULL in place of the code and make sure the function and procedure declarations are correct before I implement the first line of business logic. Take it from a pro buddy. Test first.