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The goal of Oracle Web Applications is to help Oracle SQL and PL/SQL developers who have little or no web programming experience to learn to develop useful web applications, using technologies most IS developers can grasp fairly quickly: WebDB, Oracle Application Server (OAS), PL/SQL, HTML, and XML.
In addition, the book introduces several other Oracle8 i technologies -- Advanced Queuing (AQ), the Internet File System ( i FS), interMedia, InternetLite, and Java(TM) -- and shows how they form a cohesive development framework that addresses the pressing issues of web content management, application development, and application integration. While there have been many changes in Oracle8 i , it's still just a database, and there's no need to panic: data is data, whether it comes from the accounts payable system or from the Internet.
This book acknowledges that you're a busy person. Since most of us simply don't have time to read and digest an 800-page book on each individual technology, I've tried to present fundamental elements of the topics you'll use most often in your daily development efforts. This book will get you started and solidly on your way, but it's not, obviously, the ultimate reference. Rather, it is a 'Cliff Notes' of Oracle web development -- enough to help you pass the test, but not enough to help you appreciate the finer points. Once you've read the book, however, you'll be ready to delve into the various areas (WebDB, PL/SQL, Java, etc.) more deeply. Your first step on that journey should be to consult the appendix for information on further resources.
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