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by John Scott,Scott Spendolini

Pro Oracle Application Express opens the "hood" of APEX and reveals the full power behind its easy-to-use GUI interface. This book shows you what you need to know to produce powerful, professionally polished applications: such as user-authentication models, approaches to layout and navigation, how to integrate Ajax, how to deal with localization issues like time zones and translations, how to customize the look and feel of an APEX web site, and more. The authors are well-qualified to write on APEX. John Scott is a hard-core APEX developer and his coauthor, Scott Spendolini, is one of the original creators of APEX.

Download Pro Oracle Application Express (Expert's Voice in Oracle) epub
ISBN: 159059827X
ISBN13: 978-1590598276
Category: Technology
Subcategory: Programming
Author: John Scott,Scott Spendolini
Language: English
Publisher: Apress; 1st Corrected ed., Corr. 4th printing edition (January 14, 2009)
Pages: 700 pages
ePUB size: 1592 kb
FB2 size: 1138 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 699
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He loved this book
Covers more than the basics. If you are not an HTML developer this is a great primer for Apex and how it really works.
heart of sky
Oracle's Application Express (aka ApEx, formerly HTMLDB) is an amazing foundation for developing database-driven web applications. It is easy for a novice, yet very flexible for a software developer. Unfortunately, there have not been any good references published until now. Scott and Spendolini have created a wonderful reference and tutorial that surpasses anything else out there.

The chapters on Ajax and JavaScript and the APEX Dictionary were extremely helpful to me as a developer.

I was disappointed that there was no section on validation.

Overall, it was excellent, and if I could give 4.5 stars, I would.

Tom Hubbard
Software Developer
I'm now making my second pass through this book in more detail but I have found this book to meet my needs perfectly by providing a very comprehensive overview of what can be done with APEX. If you are thinking about developing a product with APEX or adding an APEX component to your current architecture then this is a great place to start. More details are provided as you get further and further into the design and development process.

I was disappointed to find that the sample code was not made available unless I purchase the sister e-book for $10.
I am not a very experienced APEX Developer, and I found the book did not assist in me progressing to a guru on the subject, there are other books better served for that purpose.
However, if you are releasing commercial apex applications then this book contains a lot of material that you really should review and understand to get the expert's perspective from their experience on what is really required in your application.
So whilst it is not definitive, I still recommend it and I am sure that I will be referring to it actively over the next 2 years.
I am an intermediate user of Apex but always wanted to do something more impressive in my reports and layouts. I also never liked the way I handled the LDAP. This book made the LDAP authenication a lot clearer to do and also has some great tips on reports that jump out at you. I also didn't use a lot of the HTML features just because I didn't know how but this book also brought a lot to light in that area. This book is a good buy for someone with a basic knowledge of APEX looking for some of those answers they just never get to in the classes.
Being quite new to APEX and PL/SQL, I was anxious to find a book that would actually provide me with useful methods for implementing improvements to my APEX application. This book does that. After reading the chapters on Authentication and Authorization, I was able to implement my own authentication and authorization schemes in my app. This book is great for those developers who are not yet experts in APEX and who may not yet feel totally comfortable with all of its capabilities.