Steven Feuerstein is considered one of the world's leading experts on the Oracle PL/SQL language. He is also the author of Oracle PL/SQL Programming (O'Reilly & Associates, Second Edition, 1997) and Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Programming with Packages (O'Reilly & Associates, 1996). Steven has been developing software since 1980 and worked for Oracle Corporation from 1987 to 1992. He is a partner with RevealNet, Inc. (www.revealnet.com) and is the chief architect of the RevealNet products, PL/SQL Knowledge Base and PL/Vision (a code library of prebuilt PL/SQL packages which accelerates PL/SQL-based application development). Steven also sysops RevealNet's "PL/SQL Pipeline," an online community for PL/SQL developers (www.revealnet.com/plsql-pipeline). He can be reached through email at email@example.com. Steven is also president of PL/Solutions, which offers training and consulting on both PL/Vision and PL/SQL (www.plsolutions.com). Finally (on the Oracle side of Steven's life), he serves as codirector of the Oracle Practice at SSC, a systems management consulting firm based in Chicago (www.saraswati.com). Arup Nanda is a Senior Oracle DBA with 10 years of experience with a variety of projects using skills in Oracle Database Administration (DBA), Oracle Parallel Server, Performance Tuning, Security Administration, Replication, Distributed Databases, Enterprise Manager, Database Design, XML, System Design, Object-Based Design, Data Modeling, PL/SQL, Pro*C, C, Unix, NT, Shell Scripting. He has an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management, India.