Steven Feuerstein is an expert on the Oracle database PL/SQL language, having written ten books on PL/SQL, and one book on mySQL, all from O'Reilly Media. His signature book Oracle PL/SQL Programming, by many considered as the "bible" for PL/SQL developers, was published first in September 1993, covering 916 pages and has grown in its 5th edition, published 16 years later, to 1232 pages.
Steven has been developing software since 1980, spent five years with Oracle Corporation (1987-1992) and serves as PL/SQL evangelist for Quest Software, where he has been employed since January 2001. Since 2005 he has focused his attention on improving the testing of PL/SQL programs, first by starting the open-source framework utPLSQL for Unit Testing PL/SQL, later on through the creation of Quest Code Tester for Oracle, which automates PL/SQL code testing. Steven is an Oracle ACE Director and publishes regularly in Oracle Magazine and the ODTUG magazine.
In April 2010, Steven launched the PL/SQL Challenge (http://plsqlchallenge.com), a daily quiz on Oracle PL/SQL that quickly attracted over 1,000 daily players, making it one of the most active PL/SQL-related websites on the Internet. And in 2011, Steven added the PL/SQL Channel (http://plsqlchannel.com), which offers video-based training on the Oracle PL/SQL language.
- Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Programming with Packages, O'Reilly Media, October 1996, ISBN 1-56592-238-7
- with Charles Dye, John Beresniewicz.Oracle Built-in Packages, O'Reilly Media, May 1998, ISBN 1-56592-375-8
- with John Beresniewicz, Chip Dawes. Oracle PL/SQL Built-ins Pocket Reference, O'Reilly Media, October 1998, ISBN 1-56592-456-8
- Oracle PL/SQL Programming: Guide to Oracle8i Features, O'Reilly Media, October 1999, ISBN 1-56592-675-7
- with Andrew Odewahn. Oracle PL/SQL Programming: A Developer's Workbook, O'Reilly Media, May 2000, ISBN 1-56592-674-9
- with Bill Pribyl. Learning Oracle PL/SQL, O'Reilly Media, November 2001, ISBN 0-596-00180-0
- with Arup Nanda. Oracle PL/SQL for DBAs, First Edition, O'Reilly Media, October 2005, ISBN 0-596-00587-3
- with Guy Harrison. MySQL Stored Procedure Programming: Building High-Performance Web Applications in MySQL, O'Reilly Media, March 2006, ISBN 0-596-10089-2
- Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices, Second Edition, O'Reilly Media, October 2007, ISBN 0-596-51410-7
- with Bill Pribyl, Chip Dawes. Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference, Fourth Edition, O'Reilly Media, October 2007, ISBN 0-596-51404-2
- with Bill Pribyl. Oracle PL/SQL Programming, Fifth Edition, O'Reilly Media, September 2009, ISBN 0-596-51446-8
- Feuerstein, Steven. "Steven Feuerstein's PL/SQL Obsession". Retrieved 23 January 2010.
- Feuerstein, Steven. "Oracle PL/SQL Programming". Retrieved 23 January 2010.
- "An Exclusive Interview with Steven Feuerstein". databasedesign-resource.com. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
- "Steven Feuerstein". oreilly.com. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
- The Cyberworld of Steven Feuerstein (personal homepage)
- The PL/SQL Challenge (daily PL/SQL quiz)
- The PL/SQL Channel (video trainings on Oracle PL/SQL)
- FeuerThoughts Steven Feuerstein's blog, often about non-technical issues
- Best Practice PL/SQL with Steven Feuerstein, on Oracle Technology Network
- PL/SQL Obsession Steven Feuerstein's online portal for all things PL/SQL on Quest Software's community portal toadworld.com
- Feuerthoughts: An Interview with Steven Feuerstein by Iggy Fernandez, Editor of the Northern California Oracle Users Group (NoCOUG) Journal for the August 2006 issue
- An interview with Steven Feuerstein A recent interview on databasedesign-resource.com