Doug's many years of Oracle experience have taken him all over the world to participate in some truly ground-breaking projects. Doug has presented at and participated in roundtable discussions at a number of conferences including Oracle OpenWorld, UKOUG, and ODTUG's APEXposed & Kaleidoscope conferences. He holds an Associate s Degree in Computer Science and an honorary Master's Degree from The School of Hard Knocks, believing there is no replacement for hard-earned experience.
Doug is an Oracle Ace and can be found on Twitter as @dgault_apex and on his blog douggault.blogspot.com. You can contact Doug at email@example.com.
Raj Mattamal is co-president of Niantic Systems, LLC (NianticSystems.com). He started developing web applications at Oracle in 1995 with the very same people who came to create Oracle Application Express (APEX). In his more than 10 years with the company, he helped customers in a wide range of industries to deliver web-based solutions on the Oracle Database. In addition to helping customers with their applications, Raj developed numerous web applications for use internally at Oracle. Outside of database application development, Raj spent much remaining time with Oracle evangelizing Oracle Application Express. This entailed teaching Oracle software development and APEX classes globally, writing articles for Oracle Magazine, writing Technotes for the Oracle Technology Network, and assisting with the development of training material and workshops.
Having earned a bachelor's degree in decision and information studies, and another in marketing, from the University of Maryland, Raj continues to apply his knowledge of and passion for technology and business to real-world issues. Since leaving Oracle in 2006, Raj offers his services and training to customers in a wide range of business lines to help them get the most out of their Oracle environments. In recent years, Raj has been recognized by his Oracle professional colleagues as an Oracle ACE Director an honor, indeed, to be earned among so many knowledgeable colleagues.
Anton Nielsen is president of C2 Consulting, a technology solutions firm specializing in Oracle technologies. Anton is an Oracle Fusion Middleware ACE Director and has presented at ODTUG Kaleidoscope, Oracle OpenWorld, and APEXposed. Prior to founding C2 Consulting, he was technical director at Oracle and an officer and scientist in the U.S. Air Force. Anton has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago and a master's from Northeastern University, where he concentrated in combinatorics, encryption and error correction codes. He has worked with Oracle Application Express since its inception and with various aspects of software security since 1982.
Martin Giffy D'Souza is Co-Founder and CTO at ClariFit, a consulting firm and custom solutions provider specializing in APEX and PL/SQL development. His experience in the technology industry has been focused on developing database-centric web applications using the Oracle APEX technology stack.
In addition to his day job, Martin is the author of the popular blog www.TalkApex.com. He is also a designated Oracle ACE Director, and has co-authored and authored various APEX books. He has also presented at numerous international conferences such as APEXposed, COUG, and ODTUG Kscope, for which he won the Presenter of the Year award in 2011.
Martin holds a Computer Engineering degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. You can contact Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dimitri Gielis has been working with Oracle Database since he began his career in 2000 with Oracle in Belgium. Dimitri was an early adopter and supporter of HTMLDB, and later of Application Express (APEX). After many years of honing his expertise with Oracle Database and Application Express, Dimitri co-founded APEX Evangelists in 2007. In 2014 Dimitri set up APEX R&D (https://www.apexrnd.be), a company that focuses on Web Application Development: creating innovative solutions with Oracle Application Express. The company also provides on demand coaching and training in APEX.
Dimitri is an active member of the Application Express community. He routinely posts insights into Application Express on his blog at http://dgielis.blogspot.com. He is a frequent presenter at the Oracle Benelux User Group (OBUG), IOUG collaborate, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, the UKOUG conference, and Oracle OpenWorld. Dimitri is an Oracle ACE Director since 2008. He received the APEX Developer of the Year award from Oracle Magazine in 2009.
Dan is an Oracle Application Express Certified Expert, an Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate, as well as an Oracle ACE. In addition to his "day job," he is one of the top contributors to the APEX forum, maintains his own Oracle and APEX blog (www.danielmcghan.us), and is a regular presenter at various events and user group meetings.
Sharon Kennedy is part of the Application Express development team. She likes to stay behind the scenes, working on release management isues, supporting early adopter releases, and working on special projects (both internally and externally). She also has a hand in core development and bug fixing. Sharon has been with Oracle for more than 20 years, and has been part of the APEX team for more than 10. Prior to her work on APEX, she was part of Oracle Consulting and responsible for delivering custom applications to the healthcare, navy, and intelligence industries. Her working life before Oracle began at Grumman Data Systems, which is where she got handed an Oracle 5 reference manual one day while being asked to "help out" on a project.
This book is one the best well written tech books I have seen.
I also really like the way the authors give practical alternatives to the official documentation, based on their experience, to perform various tasks.
I feel the authors did what they set out to accomplish with this book, and I highly recommend it to anyone using APEX for web development.