SEBASTOPOL, CA--Many developers are intimidated by the vast array of new
technologies in Oracle8I (Oracle's new "Internet database" that
provides integration with Java and the Web)--and they're under pressure
to build complex Web applications right away.
Oracle Web Applications:
PL/SQL Developer's Introduction provides a solution. This concise and
readable book suggests an evolutionary, not revolutionary, path to
successful Web development with Oracle8i. The reality is that
developers don't need to become expert Java programmers to start
building useful Web applications. They can use more familiar
technologies while they get up to speed. The book covers:
The book also presents several sample applications that will teach
developers how to build their own Web applications, even if they're
still using Oracle8 (or even Oracle7).
- PL/SQL--a structured programming language that combines procedural
constructs and standard SQL.
- PL/SQL Toolkit--a set of PL/SQL packages supplied by Oracle for use in
developing Web applications.
- HTML--an ASCII-based markup language used to create Web pages.
- WebDB--a software system for building, monitoring, and creating
content-driven Web sites; it allows users to use a Web browser to
access and store information in the Oracle8i database.
- Oracle Application Server (OAS)--an extensible Web server that uses
plug-in programs called cartridges to allow database-integrated Web
systems to be developed in a variety of languages (e.g., PL/SQL, Java,
- XML--an emerging standard for creating self-describing documents. It
is similar to HTML but allows developers to create their own markup
tags. XML is expected to be a key technology in electronic commerce
Applications provides the jumpstart needed to make the
transition from traditional programming to the development of useful
Web applications for Oracle8i.
Applications: PL/SQL Developer's Introduction
By Andrew Odewahn
1st Edition, September 1999
256 pages, ISBN: 1-56592-687-0, $29.95