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Oracle® PL/SQL® Interactive Workbook, Second Edition by Elena Silvestrova, Benjamin Rosenzweig

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Chapter 1. Programming Concepts

Chapter Objectives

In this Chapter, you will learn about:

The Nature of a Computer Program and Programming Languages

Good Programming Practices

Computers play a large role in the modern world. No doubt you realize how crucial they have become to running any business today; they have also become one of the sources of entertainment in our lives. You probably use computers for your everyday tasks as well, such as sending e-mail, paying bills, shopping, reading the latest news on the Internet, or even playing games.

A computer is a sophisticated device. However, it is important to remember that it is still only a device and cannot think on its own. In order to be useful, a computer needs instructions to follow. ...

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