Many PL/SQL developers are a little scared of Java. They may have tried a little, but were driven off by J(2)EE architects and Java purists with terms like polymorphism and object oriented application design. This presentations tries to lower the threshold by introducing Java to PL/SQL developers by looking at the similarities. Both PL/SQL and Java are 3GL programming languages that a lot in common. Both are platform independent an run on a Virtual Machine (the Oracle Database in the case of PL/SQL). And even the OO specific characteristics of Java can be introduced using many familiar concepts.
This presentation was held on 5th April 2012 at AMIS (Nieuwegein, The Netherlands) to a group of Java-fearing PL/SQL veterans. Most of them came out of the session feeling that they dared to take Java on now, having seen it demystified. Some even felt inspired to really start learning Java in anger.