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  11g Release 1 (11.1)

Application Development

Application development for Oracle databases using a wide range of programming technologies.

The 2 Day + books walk through the process of creating a basic application in various programming languages. The supporting documentation covers the languages, programming interfaces, and development tools in detail.


The 2 Day Developer's Guide introduces basic technologies and concepts used in Oracle application development, for all programming languages.

Each 2 Day + Developer's Guide describes using a different development platform and these basic technologies to implement the same sample application: a Web-based application for viewing and modifying employee data for an imaginary company named "AnyCo Corp".

2 Day Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
2 Day + Application Express Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
2 Day + Java Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
2 Day + PHP Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
2 Day + .NET Developer's Guide for Microsoft WindowsHTMLPDF

Supporting Documentation

The following documents treat advanced topics related to application development. In general, the 2 Day + books refer you to these when needed.

SQL and PL/SQL Languages

SQL and PL/SQL are fundamental to all Oracle application development. SQL is the language used to query and modify Oracle databases. PL/SQL is used to create and call triggers, stored procedures and functions, and PL/SQL packages. Other programming technologies depend upon SQL and PL/SQL to interact with the Oracle database server.

SQL Language ReferenceHTMLPDF
SQL Language Quick ReferenceHTMLPDF
PL/SQL Language ReferenceHTMLPDF
PL/SQL Packages and Types ReferenceHTMLPDF
Sample SchemasHTMLPDF

Advanced Application Development Concepts

These guides provide advanced conceptual and architectural information applicable to all development environments and languages with which you can develop Oracle applications.

Advanced Application Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
Object-Relational Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
Security GuideHTMLPDF
Workspace Manager Developer's GuideHTMLPDF

Database Development Clients

SQL*Plus is a command-line client used for running SQL statements and compiling PL/SQL code. SQL Developer provides all the same capabilities as SQL*Plus, as well as an easy-to-use, powerful drag-and-drop GUI for managing database objects and creating and viewing reports. Oracle also provides extensions for Microsoft's Visual Studio development environment to support developing applications on .NET platforms.

SQL Developer User's GuideHTMLPDF
SQL*Plus User's Guide and ReferenceHTMLPDF
SQL*Plus Quick ReferenceHTMLPDF
Extensions for .NET Developer's GuideHTMLPDF

Application Express

Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a rapid web application development tool for the Oracle database. With only a web browser, users with limited programming experience can develop scalable, secure, performant web applications. Deployment requires only an Oracle database running APEX.

2 Day + Application Express Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
Application Express Advanced TutorialsHTMLPDF
Application Express Release NotesHTMLPDF
Application Express User's GuideHTMLPDF


The Java programming language is used for database code that runs inside the database, on a middle tier, or on a client system. Reference documentation for database components have Java APIs is presented in the Javadoc format.

2 Day + Java Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
Java Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
JDBC Developer's Guide and ReferenceHTMLPDF
SQLJ Developer's Guide and ReferenceHTMLPDF
JPublisher User's GuideHTMLPDF
OLAP Java API Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
Data Mining Java API Reference (Javadoc)HTMLPDF
Globalization Development Kit Java API Reference (Javadoc)HTMLPDF
Multimedia DICOM Java API Reference (Javadoc)HTMLPDF
Multimedia Java API Reference (Javadoc)HTMLPDF
Multimedia Servlets and JSP Java API Reference (Javadoc)HTMLPDF
OLAP Java API Reference (Javadoc)HTMLPDF
Spatial Java API Reference (Javadoc)HTMLPDF
Ultra Search Java API Reference (Javadoc)HTMLPDF
XML Java API Reference (Javadoc)HTMLPDF
Universal Connection Pool for JDBC Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
Universal Connection Pool for JDBC Java API Reference (Javadoc)HTMLPDF

.NET and Windows Application Development

Application development concepts and tasks for languages and technologies specific to Windows platforms: the .NET languages, COM, ActiveX and OLE, and Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator.

COM Automation Feature Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
Data Provider for .NET Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
Extensions for .NET Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
Oracle Objects for OLE Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
Provider for OLE DB Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
Services for Microsoft Transaction Server Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
Providers for ASP.NET Developer's GuideHTMLPDF


You can store XML content in the database, and write applications to process it and use it as a data interchange format.

XML DB Developer's GuideHTMLPDF
XML Developer's Kit Programmer's GuideHTMLPDF
XML Java API Reference (Javadoc)HTMLPDF


You can store data from different character sets and code pages, and manipulate and present that data as appropriate for each locale.

Globalization Support GuideHTMLPDF
Globalization Development Kit Java API Reference (Javadoc)HTMLPDF

Oracle Call Interface

The Oracle Call Interface is for low-level, efficient coding in C or C++.

Oracle Call Interface Programmer's GuideHTMLPDF
Oracle C++ Call Interface Programmer's GuideHTMLPDF


The precompilers are used for traditional client-server applications in various languages.

Pro*C/C++ Programmer's GuideHTMLPDF
Pro*COBOL Programmer's GuideHTMLPDF
Pro*FORTRAN Supplement to the Oracle Precompilers GuideHTMLPDF
Pro*PL/1 Supplement to the Oracle Precompilers GuideHTMLPDF
Programmer's Guide to the Oracle PrecompilersHTMLPDF
SQL*Module for Ada Programmer's GuideHTMLPDF