The Oracle Database Application Developer's Guide - Fundamentals describes basic application development features of Oracle Database 10g. Information in this guide applies to features that work the same on all supported platforms, and does not include system-specific information.
Oracle Database Application Developer's Guide - Fundamentals is intended for programmers developing new applications or converting existing applications to run in the Oracle Database environment. This book will also be valuable to systems analysts, project managers, and others interested in the development of database applications.
To use this document, you need a working knowledge of application programming, and that you are acquainted with using the Structured Query Language (SQL) to access information in relational database systems. Some sections of this guide assume a familiar with object-oriented programming.
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For more information, see these Oracle resources:
Oracle Database PL/SQL User's Guide and Reference to learn PL/SQL and to get a complete description of the PL/SQL high-level programming language, which is Oracle's procedural extension to SQL.
Oracle Call Interface Programmer's Guide and Oracle C++ Call Interface Programmer's Guide to learn about the Oracle Call Interface (OCI). You can use the OCI to build third-generation language (3GL) applications that access the Oracle Database.
Oracle Database Security Guide to learn about security features of the database that application developers and database administrators need to be aware of.
The Oracle documentation for the Pro* series of precompilers, which allow you to embed SQL and PL/SQL in your programs. If you write 3GL application programs in C, C++, COBOL, or FORTRAN that incorporate embedded SQL, then refer to the corresponding precompiler manual. For example, if you program in C or C++, then refer to the Pro*C/C++ Programmer's Guide.
Oracle JDeveloper 10g is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for building applications and Web services using the latest industry standards for Java, XML, and SQL. You can access the JDeveloper documentation at the following product page:
Oracle Database Concepts for basic Oracle Database concepts
Many of the examples in this book use the sample schemas, which are installed by default when you select the Basic Installation option with an Oracle Database installation. Refer to Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information on how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.
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For additional information, see:
Oracle JDeveloper 10g: Empowering J2EE Development by Harshad Oak. Apress, 2004.
Oracle JDeveloper 10g Handbook by Avrom Faderman, Peter Koletzke, and Paul Dorsey. Oracle Press, 2004.
Oracle PL/SQL Tips and Techniques by Joseph C. Trezzo. Oracle Press, 1999.
Oracle PL/SQL Programming by Steven Feuerstein. 3rd Edition. O'Reilly & Associates, 2002.
Oracle PL/SQL Developer's Workbook by Steven Feuerstein. O'Reilly & Associates, 2000.
Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices by Steven Feuerstein. O'Reilly & Associates, 2001.
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