Do More in SQL, Less in Procedural Code
In the beginning, when Codd created SQL, the world of database systems was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then Codd said, "Let there be SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE". And it was good...
But if you're still writing code using only the original four DML statements, you're missing out on some very powerful, compact statements that can eliminate the need for heaps of procedural code.