This document explains basic concepts behind application development with Oracle Database. It provides instructions for using the basic features of topics through Structured Query Language (SQL), and the Oracle server-based procedural extension to the SQL database language, Procedural Language/Structured Query Language (PL/SQL).

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This document is intended for anyone who wants to learn about Oracle Database application development, and is primarily an introduction to application development for developers who are new to Oracle Database.

This document assumes that you have a general understanding of relational database concepts and an understanding of the operating system environment that you will use to develop applications with Oracle Database.

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