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Beginning Oracle Application Express 4 (Expert's Voice in Oracle) 1st ed. 2011 Edition
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However (you knew this was coming), I couldn't give it 5 stars for two main reasons.
1. Too many simple editing mistakes. Although, for the most part, they don't impact the overall quality, they are at a minimum annoying, and at their worst confusing to the reader. I found 7 simple errors in the first 30 pages.
2. The exercises needed somebody (not an author) to go through once and identify all the problems. Is the column in the TICKETS table DESCR or DESCRIPTION? Really needs one more look by a technical editor.
All that said, I would still highly recommend it. I plan on using the book as the basis for my APEX 4 classes that I teach. I am hopeful that the errors can be easily fixed in the pdf or kindle versions.
I spent my time trying to follow the instructions on [...], but instructions was not clear and had not relation with my screen.
I had to return it next day!
Readers, not buy this book. It is not ready to publishing.
Authors, reviewing this book could become it in a great book. Please, do it.
A ticket system for a help desk is created from scratch. In every chapter of the book, a part of the help system is built.
The book starts by making a description of the requirements of the help desk system and to create a database design. This book also covers the steps of creating an entity relationship diagram. Good database design is the key to creating a successful application, especially with Application Express in mind. The necessary database tables used in the ERD are created in Sql*workshop. Sql*workshop and not the ERD tool is used because the objects are created from scratch.
With the basic data created, a shell is generated for the ticket system. This will be done with the options available in Application Express. After the shell is created for the application, the application is extended with forms, reports, and charts. The strength of this book is that the theoretical part is completely integrated in the exercises. This makes the book even more valuable.
When the basic part of the application is built, there is also a chapter about more advanced techniques within forms and reports. It helps to understand Application Express even better and look behind the scenes.Read more ›
Also I found errors in the text, like directing to the wrong regions, which gave me the idea it has been a rush job to get the book out on the market.
Timeliness is of the essence in the fast-paced software field and I can understand the drive to be first to market, but if my code had this many errors, it would never run. I suggest you wait until a new, corrected version is released. I wish I could recommend this book more highly as I think it has a good core and sensible flow.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pros - Takes you through the Oracle example on line.
Cons - Totally horrendous editing! It is like it was never proof read at all by anyone. Read more
This book is a great introduction to the new Oracle Application Express 4 (APEX 4). I also downloaded the PDF. The PDF version of this book is in full color. Read morePublished on May 11, 2011 by jtv
I read the WROX book, based on Express 3. This was fun to learn by. The Express 4 book is very boring, I'm afraid, and all the typos and missing chapter links etc are a pain and a... Read morePublished on May 9, 2011 by Liz Cooper
Oracle Application Express 4(APEX4) is the latest version of Oracle's web application development platform. Read morePublished on May 2, 2011 by B. Reich