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Expert Oracle Application Express brings you groundbreaking insights into developing with Oracles enterprise-level, rapid-development tool from some of the best practitioners in the field today. Oracle Application Express (APEX) is an entirely web-based development framework that is built into every edition of Oracle Database. The framework rests upon Oracles powerful PL/SQL language, enabling power users and developers to rapidly develop applications that easily scale to ...
Expert Oracle Application Express brings you groundbreaking insights into developing with Oracles enterprise-level, rapid-development tool from some of the best practitioners in the field today. Oracle Application Express (APEX) is an entirely web-based development framework that is built into every edition of Oracle Database. The framework rests upon Oracles powerful PL/SQL language, enabling power users and developers to rapidly develop applications that easily scale to hundreds, even thousands of concurrent users.
The 13 authors of Expert Oracle Application Express build their careers around APEX. They know what it takes to make the product sing—developing secure applications that can be deployed globally to users inside and outside a large enterprise. The authors come together in this book to share some of their deepest and most powerful insights into solving the difficult problems surrounding scalability, globalization, configuration and lifecycle management, and more. Youll learn about debugging and performance, deep secrets to customizing your application user interface, how to secure applications from intrusion, and about deploying globally in multiple languages. Expert Oracle Application Express is truly a book that will move you and your skillset a big step towards the apex of Application Express development.
Expert Oracle Application Express is aimed at APEX developers who seek the deepest possible knowledge of Oracle Application Express and how to develop with it. Readers should know and be proficient with APEX, and be prepared to expend some mental energy in absorbing the high-end material in this book.
Posted July 23, 2011
Expert Oracle Application Express may be the best-written technical book I have read. If you look at the picture of the front cover of the book, you can see that there are 13 authors. There are also 13 chapters. This book has taken 13 APEX experts and had each of them write a chapter in her/his area of expertise. The result is a compendium of expert knowledge, real-life examples, screen shots, personal expert tips on how best to perform tasks, expert shortcuts, numerous cautions on where mistakes are most likely made, how to avoid them and what each expert does to avoid them. In addition, many of the experts provide their personally developed scripts and explain their personal work style as well as key things to do, or not to do, based on their vast experience and knowledge. Although this book is written by 13 different authors, the style is very consistent. I particularly like the way the authors walk through program code on a line-by-line basis. I also really like the way the authors give practical alternatives to the official documentation, based on their experience, to perform various tasks. For example, in Chapter 1, when talking about OHS (Oracle HTTP server), John Edward Scott writes "Instead of restarting all of the managed processes, you could just restart the OHS processes which is much quicker. To do that you can use the commands: ." Another example by the same author is "One enhancement I typically make to save myself some keystrokes, is to create a script to automatically start, stop, and restart the OHS, shown in Listing 1-6" In addition, the authors give vendor sources to get more information about much of the material presented in the book. For example, the Apache URL is given to get more information when discussing httpd.conf (Apache configuration file). They describe known problems and workarounds, and directions to helpful resources. One of the authors maintains a website with a demo application. You are directed to the appropriate area for examples of Tabular Forms usage. This is an advanced book. You will need a basic understanding of APEX to get the most out of this book. To get this understanding, I recommend "Beginning Oracle Application Express 4" by Doug Gault. This book will provide all the information you need to prepare you for this advanced material. It is very hard to say which chapters I like best. They all contain a wealth of information that is readily understood, that you need and that you want. However, I will go out on a limb here and say that I really like the chapters on Debugging and Charting. The chapter on debugging gives a lot of information on how to quickly find errors, get the application working quickly and reduce your frustration. There are 42 Chart types in APEX and various choices within each chart type. The chapter on charting makes it easy to create charts with little or no programming. These charts can make reports and presentations very impressive. Through all of this the authors have managed to produce, like I said, maybe one of the best written technical books made even more exciting because of the amazing product that is its subject. The result is a book that is totally understandable, very practical, extremely robust and one that can help you quickly create production ready, scalable, secure, stable and exciting applications. I highly recommend Expert Oracle Application Express.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 15, 2011
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