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Beginning Oracle Application Express [Kindle Edition]

Rick Greenwald
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This book shows you how to master Application Express to build effective web-based Oracle database applications. The author provides hands-on, step-by-step guidance on the complete development process, through creating, customizing, and extending the application. In addition to presenting how to build a simple application, this guide also details reporting and charting, themes and templates, and security. Additionally, it demonstrates how to use packaged applications and how to work with multiple applications. Data migration and integration with the Oracle environment is also discussed.

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Beginning Oracle® Application Express Even if you have limited programming experience, this hands–on guide will get you up and running quickly with Oracle Application Express (APEX). It covers the concepts and practical steps involved in building a web application from the ground up using Oracle APEX. You′ll discover how to progress through the complete development process with the help of detailed instructions on creating, customizing, and extending an Oracle database application. Highly respected Oracle expert Rick Greenwald begins by giving you the necessary tools to build a useable order entry system. He then explains how to enhance the system with reports, charts, themes, and templates. You′ll also find out how to use packaged applications and work with multiple applications and you′ll learn how to migrate and integrate data with the Oracle environment. By the end of this book, you′ll have a strong understanding of Oracle APEX and the world of Oracle technology, which will enable you to build your own applications and create further refinements that meet your reporting needs. What you will learn from this book Steps to ensure that users enter correct data while using your applications The powerful and flexible reports you can create with Oracle APEX Advanced options for customizing user interfaces lTechniques for using the power of PL/SQL to extend the logic in your application Ways to implement security for your APEX environment The options for deploying an APEX application to another environment How to migrate applications from Microsoft® Access® to Oracle Application Express Who this book is for This book is for Access developers looking to step up to a more scalable and reliable environment, with reduced maintenance overhead and greater integration between application systems. Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7706 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470388374
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (16 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SPAP0I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,224,524 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars You can tell a book by its cover. 24 Feb. 2009
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This is a book that does exactly what it would lead you to believe on the cover.
It starts you off at the very basics of Oracle Application Express (APEX), and leads you through the steps of building an application. Simple, but with slowly increasing complexity, explaining generally why decisions are made.
It'll take you from knowing nothing, to being able to make reasonable applications (as long as you understand the very basics of database design) in the course of a few days.
This isn't a reference book, so don't buy it with the hope that it will be, but if you're looking to learn to build applications (and perhaps do a little basic administration of APEX), I wholeheartedly recommend this volume.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beginning Oracle Application Express 9 April 2009
Absolutely not a reference manual, more a course book.

Hope you've got good eyes because the screenprints (of which there are hundreds) are difficult to see clearly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Becoming outdated 13 Dec. 2011
By JasonC
This is a good step-by-step guide to Apex for complete beginners. The instructions are very clear, so it's easy to follow.
There are two criticisms - one is that the screenshots are quite small, so make for some eyestrain after a while.
More importantly, it's aimed at v3 of Apex, so following it in v4.1 can sometimes be confusing as there's been a fair amount of movement in menu structure and navigation. Mostly the changes are easily spotted, but in some cases it's quite hard to work out what the modern equivalent should be. And of course, any recent improvements will not be covered.
So, it's useful, but an updated version would be far more so.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hard To Follow & Out Of Date 29 Mar. 2011
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This book is little more than a set of instructions for creating an Application in APEX. I frequently found myself completing tasks without really knowing what I was doing. A very frustrating learning experience. Also, this book was written using an earlier version of APEX to that now available. The instructions have become difficult to follow as a result of this. Hard to recommend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good enough, but not perfect for beginner. 12 Jan. 2009
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For someone like me who is managing a team of developers for software tools, I went through the book within a week. It took me a bit longer because I had been submitting about 5-6 erratas to the publisher. While I can understand why there may be a push to get the book out for the holidays, I had really hoped the example code provided on validation had worked as described in the book. However, if you are familiar with Oracle Application Express some what but don't have the time sit through training course, using this book will fast track you enough to be a hands-on APEX practitioner. If you are doing development today in APEX, I would recommend another book "Pro Oracle Application Express," by Scott Spendolini since that is what couple of my developers keep on their desks.
Good luck.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oracle Instructor Review 9 Feb. 2009
By David L. Jacob - Published on
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I have taught the Oracle Application Express course for Oracle for as long as the software has been available. I developed and teach a course for Portland Community College and I am using this book as the primary resource book for my students. I strongly recommend this book for those interested in getting a great start with Application Express.
David Jacob-Daub
Beginning Oracle Application Express (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)
3.0 out of 5 stars Having a hard time 4 Mar. 2013
By Tony! - Published on
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Got this for a class. The version of Apex that Oracle hosts is a newer version than used in this book.
The steps involved for each task do not match the APEX ide.

Frankly, I've never heard of Apex before this class, and I fail to see the need for it. There are many more robust ways to create database apps for Oracle.

I'll check to see if the book has any updated text on the publisher's website.

I gave it a 3 star rating because it does seem like a decent book if the screen shots etc matched up with the actual IDE.

3.0 out of 5 stars Good for a Beginner 4 April 2011
By David - Published on
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Good enough for the beginner to APEX. However, there are very few beginner books on APEX out there. I was disappointed with the editing of this book. Some of the steps didn't follow what actually had to be done and it cause me to get some errors. Also, the code that came with it was incomplete, so I had to type it from scratch.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners 8 Sept. 2009
By Jeff Lyons - Published on
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I went through this book and found it easy to follow and well thought out. There were plenty of screen shots to help. This book will not make you an expert, but it is certainly a great place to start if you want to move to Apex.
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