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Expert Oracle Application Express 2011th Edition
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Take for example, the Oracle Application Express Installation Guide for Release 4.1. This document has the following line in Section 1.4 About Choosing an HTTP server. "In order to run, Oracle Application Express must have access to Oracle Application Express Listener, Oracle HTTP Server and mod_plsql or the embedded PL/SQL gateway." Yep. That's right... sort of. As an experienced installer of APEX, I know that they mean: There are three different ways to connect to Oracle Application Express:
The Oracle Application Express Listener
An Oracle HTTP Server and mod_plsql
The embedded PL/SQL gateway
But, if I was a brand new person with no experience, I might wonder if I need the Oracle Application Express Listener + an Oracle HTTP Server + mod_plsql, or the embedded PL/SQL gateway. Reading the rest of the guide might give me an idea, but for a while I might be confused.
However, I often waffle back and forth between what the biggest problem with technology documentation is: Is it assumed knowledge? Or is it the fact that almost all technology documentation tells you what some setting or button does, but it almost always leaves out the `and here is why you would want to do this' information. You could make the argument that they are one in the same, but I usually see them as different problems. The second problem really comes into play when there are choices. If there are no choices then just telling me what I have to do is fine. Just make sure I know how to do it. I once saw a step in an installation guide that was "Configure SQL/Net". No links to other documentation.Read more ›
With the way the book is written there is no dependency on reading one chapter before the others and you can easily read the sections that interest you most first and then move on to the other chapters at your leisure.
Here is a breakdown of the chapters:
Chapter 1: OHS, EPG and APEX Listener Compared. In this chapter John Edward Scott looks at the different web server choices and the pros and cons of each. He also shows you how to help make the server as efficient as possible.
Chapter 2: Oracle APEX 4.0 Charts Inside Out. In this chapter Dimitri Gielis talks about the options available for charting (HTML and Flash based). He talks about what goes on behind the scenes with charting and how to customize the XML generated that is used by the AnyChart engine to tweak your charts.
Chapter 3: Tabular Forms. In this chapter Denes Kubicek talks about what has changed with tabular forms in APEX 4.0 and how to code around "missing" functionality that he would like to see implemented in future versions.
Chapter 4: Team Development. In this chapter Roel Hartman talks about using the team development functionality built into APEX to track your projects bugs and development. While not a true project management tool, Roel gives some examples of how you can extend to the tool to add some missing functionality, and how to work with the feedback functionality.
Chapter 5: Globalization. In today's world applications and web sites are being accessed from all over the world.Read more ›
Although this book is written by 13 different authors, the style is very consistent. I particularly like the way the authors walk through program code on a line-by-line basis. I also really like the way the authors give practical alternatives to the official documentation, based on their experience, to perform various tasks. For example, in Chapter 1, when talking about OHS (Oracle HTTP server), John Edward Scott writes "Instead of restarting all of the managed processes, you could just restart the OHS processes which is much quicker. To do that you can use the commands: ..." Another example by the same author is "One enhancement I typically make to save myself some keystrokes, is to create a script to automatically start, stop, and restart the OHS, shown in Listing 1-6"
In addition, the authors give vendor sources to get more information about much of the material presented in the book. For example, the Apache URL is given to get more information when discussing httpd.Read more ›
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This book has already helped me....more than paying back the purchase price.Published 19 months ago by John R
Read the book from cover to cover, and refer to it now and again. One of my 3 APEX books and probably my favorite. Well written, good and timely topics. Read morePublished on February 21, 2012 by T. Bowers