Oracle Application Server 10G Essentials

Overview

The new Oracle Application Server offers a wide range of functionality, including Java runtime and development tools, portal development tools, business intelligence, single sign-on identify management, and much more. It's so powerful and complex, in fact, that many people who use the product (or are considering using it) are familiar with only a portion of the entire range of its capabilities. The choices can be overwhelming. Few people grasp how the larger issues—such as the interplay between components or the ...

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Overview

The new Oracle Application Server offers a wide range of functionality, including Java runtime and development tools, portal development tools, business intelligence, single sign-on identify management, and much more. It's so powerful and complex, in fact, that many people who use the product (or are considering using it) are familiar with only a portion of the entire range of its capabilities. The choices can be overwhelming. Few people grasp how the larger issues—such as the interplay between components or the various architectural choices in the product—play out in the Oracle Application Server.This new guide provides the perfect introduction to the Oracle Application Server for users of any level. Regardless of which of the server's capabilities you use, you'll benefit from this tightly focused, all-in-one technical overview. It's written for anyone who is concerned with using and managing web servers, doing Java development and deployment, using Oracle's own tools—like Forms and Reports, using or developing for Oracle Portal, or those who use and administer business intelligence, mobile or integration software.Divided into three concise sections, the book covers server basics, core components, and server functionality. The book leads with the history of Oracle Application Server, its architecture, management, standards, and third-party support for languages and tools such as Java, Perl, and HTTP. The next section covers Oracle's web server, containers for Java web caching, and the server's security features. And finally, the book discusses HTML development, Java development, and Oracle development. Although the book refers mainly to Oracle Application Server 10g, the authors also describe features in earlier product releases where necessary, particularly Oracle9i Application Server.More comprehensible than a large reference and more detailed than a primer, the book provides a foundation for understanding and using Oracle Application Server effectively and efficiently. Readers concentrate on the most important issues and components of the server, focusing primarily on principles rather than syntax. Designed to be the ideal first OracleAS book, Oracle Application Server 10g Essentials offers Oracle application developers and administrators everything they need to know about this powerful server.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596006211
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/18/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.99 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

has been active in the world of computer software for nearly two decades, including stints with Data General, Cognos, and Gupta. He is currently an analyst with Oracle Corporation. He has been a principal author of ten books and countless articles on a variety of technical topics, and has spoken at conferences and training sessions across six continents. In addition to Oracle in a Nutshell, Rick's books include Oracle Essentials: Oracle9i, Oracle8i, and Oracle8 (principal author with Robert Stackowiak and Jonathan Stern, O'Reilly & Associates, 2001), Oracle Power Objects Developer's Guide (principal author with Kasu Sista and Richard Finklestein, Oracle Press, 1995); Mastering Oracle Power Objects (principal author with Robert Hoskins, O'Reilly & Associates, 1996); Using Oracle Web Server (principal author with many others, Que Publishing, 1997); The Oracle WebDB Bible (principal author with Jim Milbery, IDG Books Worldwide, 1999); and Administering Exchange Server (principal author with Walter Glenn, Microsoft Press, 1999).

Oracle Power Objects Developer's Guide, principal author with Kasu Sista and Richard Finklestein (Oracle Press, 1995) Mastering Oracle Power Objects, principal author with Robert Hoskins (O'Reilly & Associates, 1996) Special Edition: Using Oracle Web Server, principal author with many others (Que Publishing, 1997) The Oracle WebDB Bible, principal author with Jim Milbery (IDG Books Worldwide, 1999) Administering Exchange Server, principal author with Walter Glenn (1999) Robert Stackowiak has worked for 20 years in IT industry related roles that have included software development, management of software development, systems engineering, sales and sales consulting, and business development. He currently is recognized worldwide as a field sales expert in data warehousing at Oracle, and previously was well recognized for his work at IBM's RISC System/6000 Division, Harris Computer Systems, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Bob has spoken at numerous computer related conferences and has conducted briefings with companies based around the world. His papers regarding data warehousing and computer and software technology have appeared in publications such as The Data Warehousing Institute's Journal of Data Warehousing, Informix Tech Notes, and AIXcellence Magazine.

Donald Bales is a Computer Applications Consultant specializing in the analysis, design, and programming of distributed systems; systems integration; and data warehousing. Don has over sixteen years experience with Oracle as both a developer and a database administrator, and six years experiance with Java. He is currently working on the migration of medical and industrial hygiene systems to a web environment for a major Oil company. When he is not developing applications, Donald can often be found working with horses, playing the piano, or playing the bagpipes. Donald has had several careers, and has at various times been a mechanic, a general contractor, Mr. Mom, a developer, and currently a consultant. He has a bachelor of science degree in Business from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois. Don currently resides in Downers Grove, Illinois with his wife Diane and his daughter Kristyn. He can be contacted by email at don@donaldbales.com

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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introducing Oracle Application Server
  • Chapter 2: Architecture
  • Chapter 3: Systems Management
  • Chapter 4: Security and Identity Management
  • Chapter 5: Oracle HTTP Server
  • Chapter 6: Oracle Application Server Containers for J2EE
  • Chapter 7: Caching
  • Chapter 8: Java Development
  • Chapter 9: Oracle Development
  • Chapter 10: XML Development
  • Chapter 11: Web Services
  • Chapter 12: Business Intelligence Components
  • Chapter 13: Oracle Application Server Portal
  • Chapter 14: Oracle Application Server Wireless
  • Chapter 15: Integration Components
  • Additional Resources
  • Colophon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2004

    competently done

    What the heck is an 'application server'? At the simplest level, it is a web server that can make dynamic web pages. Typically, the data in these pages come from a back end SQL server. As the authors show us here, the Oracle server can easily do this, where, unsurprisingly, the database is Oracle's. But there is more. A common design is for the server to incorporate as much of the business logic as possible, via EJBs. There are extensive descriptions here on how to use the Oracle server for this. This server competes with those from JBoss and IBM's Websphere. Sadly, there is no mention at all of these alternatives, let alone a comparative analysis. Another recent hot topic is Web Services. These are separate from making dynamic web pages. Rather, it is meant to permit different programs on different computers talk to each other, and for designers to plug these together in some easy fashion. The book gives a short discussion on how Oracle's server can be used for this means. Skimpy. Not that Oracle is necessarily worse off than others who are offering Web Services. The entire field is nascent, and groping for a few big hits. Maybe, just maybe, you might be able to use Oracle's server in building one of these?

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