This book was written to try and provide an excellent grounding to those who wish to learn SQL and PL/SQL using Oracle. A thorough grounding in both is absolutely necessary to become a competent Oracle application programmer or DBA. The examples and hands-on exercises help build your skills until a strong programming foundation using the natural language of Oracle has been established. The complementary CD-ROM accompanying this book provides the book codes as well as the solutions to the hands-on exercises covered.