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Oracle Database Online Documentation 11g Release 2 (11.2)

Application Development

Application development for Oracle Database involves 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.

Essentials

The 2 Day Developer's Guide covers recommended practices for server-side development with SQL and PL/SQL. The 2 Day + books in this list cover application development in the given environment.

Explains general concepts behind development with Oracle Database, introduces basic features of SQL and PL/SQL, and provides references to in-depth information elsewhere in the Oracle Database library.
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Offers an introduction to application development using the Oracle Application Express development environment.
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Guides application developers on how to use Java to access and modify data in Oracle Database.
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Provides a tutorial on how to develop PHP scripts that use the database languages SQL and PL/SQL to access and manipulate Oracle data.
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Serves as a quick start guide, which describes Oracle technologies for the Microsoft .NET Framework, including the key features of Oracle Data Provider for .NET and Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio. It leads you through installation and configuration, shows how to build basic applications using Oracle .NET products, and how to create and use both PL/SQL and .NET stored procedures.
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Supporting Documentation

Supporting documentation treats advanced topics related to application development. In general, the 2 Day + books refer you to these topics when needed.

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.

Explains topics that experienced application developers reference repeatedly.
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Describes Oracle Database architecture and essential topics for database administrators and developers.
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Explains how to configure an Oracle database to use the default security features.
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Describes use of large object data types BLOB, CLOB, NCLOB, and BFILE in application development. Presents APIs for working with LOBs in supported programmatic environments, and SecureFiles, that are LOBs that support compression, encryption, and deduplication. Describes database file systems and the Oracle Database File System Hierarchical Store package.
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Describes user-defined object data types and how to use these data types to model complex real-world entities as objects in the database.
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Provides usage and reference information about Oracle Workspace Manager, which enables applications to create workspaces and group different versions of table row values in different workspaces.
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SQL and PL/SQL

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.

Contains a complete description of Oracle SQL, the language used to manage information in Oracle Database.
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Contains a high-level text description of the SQL syntax used to manage information in Oracle Database.
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Presents PL/SQL, the Oracle procedural extension of SQL, an advanced fourth-generation programming language. Explains the concepts behind PL/SQL and illustrates every facet of the language.
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Describes the packages provided with the Oracle database server. The manual is intended for programmers, systems analysts, project managers, and others interested in developing database applications.
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Provides conceptual and usage information about Oracle SQL Developer, a graphical tool that enables you to browse, create, edit, and delete (drop) database objects; run SQL statements and scripts; edit and debug PL/SQL code; manipulate and export data; migrate third-party databases to Oracle; view metadata and data in third-party databases; and view and create reports.Note: This book is for an old release of SQL Developer. You are encouraged to use the latest available release. See http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sql-developer/ for information about downloads and documentation.
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Describes how to use Oracle Application Express SQL Workshop and utilities to load and unload data from an Oracle database, generate DDL, view object reports, and restore dropped database objects.
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Describes the sample schemas included in the seed database that ships with Oracle Database 11g. These schemas are used in examples in Oracle documentation, in curriculum materials, and in demos on Oracle Technology Network.
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SQL Developer and SQL Plus

Oracle SQL Developer is a powerful easy-to-use GUI with browse, create, edit, and drag-and-drop capabilities for managing database objects, and creating and viewing reports. SQL*Plus is a command-line client used for running SQL statements and compiling PL/SQL code. SQL Developer has all the capabilities of SQL*Plus in a GUI-based interface.

Provides conceptual and usage information about Oracle SQL Developer, a graphical tool that enables you to browse, create, edit, and delete (drop) database objects; run SQL statements and scripts; edit and debug PL/SQL code; manipulate and export data; migrate third-party databases to Oracle; view metadata and data in third-party databases; and view and create reports.Note: This book is for an old release of SQL Developer. You are encouraged to use the latest available release. See http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sql-developer/ for information about downloads and documentation.
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Contains important information not included in the SQL*Plus User's Guide and Reference.
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Contains a complete description of the SQL*Plus command-line interface to the Oracle Database, and a complete reference to SQL*Plus commands and syntax.
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Contains a complete list of SQL*Plus command syntax.
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Application Express

Oracle Application Express is a rapid Web application development tool for Oracle Database. With only a Web browser, users with limited programming experience can develop scalable, secure, and efficient Web applications. Deployment requires only an Oracle Database running Application Express.

Offers an introduction to application development using the Oracle Application Express development environment.
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Contains important information not included in the Oracle Application Express documentation.
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Explains how to install and configure Oracle Application Express.
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Describes how to perform administration tasks for an Oracle Application Express workspace, application, or an entire development instance.
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Describes the Application Programming Interfaces, referred to as APIs, available when programming in the Oracle Application Express environment.
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Functions as a comprehensive, task-based reference on using the Application Builder development environment to build and deploy database-centric Web applications.
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Describes how to convert applications from either Microsoft Access or Oracle Forms to Oracle Application Express.
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Describes how to use Oracle Application Express SQL Workshop and utilities to load and unload data from an Oracle database, generate DDL, view object reports, and restore dropped database objects.
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Features a series of tutorials that demonstrate how to use the Oracle Application Express development environment to develop Web applications.
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Java

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 that have Java APIs is presented in Javadoc format.

Guides application developers on how to use Java to access and modify data in Oracle Database.
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This book describes how to develop, load, and run Java applications in Oracle Database.
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Provides guidance to developers on JDBC-based applications and applets.
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Provides instructions for using Oracle Universal Connection Pooling API. The API is JDBC driver agnostic.
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Provides guidance for developing client applications using the Oracle OLAP Java API.
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Provides guidance to developers on SQLJ programming. This document can be read by anyone with an interest in SQLJ programming, but assumes at least some prior knowledge of Java, SQLJ, PL/SQL, and Oracle database.
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Describes the JPublisher utility useful for Java programmers who want classes in their applications to correspond to SQL or PL/SQL entities or server-side Java classes.
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Documents the Oracle Extensions to JSR-73, the Java standard API for data mining. The Oracle Data Mining Java API is deprecated in this release.
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Provides Java API reference for Java Database connectivity.
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Provides reference information for the Oracle OLAP Java API.
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Describes APIs for the Oracle Globalization Development Kit.
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Provides Java API reference for Universal Connection Pool.
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Provides easy access to Oracle Fast Application Notification (FAN) events.
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Describes the Java APIs for XML.
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Provides Javadoc-generated information about interfaces and classes that support features available with Oracle Spatial, including GeoRaster and the topology and network data models, and with MapViewer, which is packaged with Oracle Fusion Middleware.
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Presents reference information about writing Java applications using Oracle Multimedia objects to manage multimedia content within Oracle Database. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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Presents reference information about writing Java applications using the Oracle Multimedia object designed to store Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) data within Oracle Database. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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Presents reference information about writing Java applications using Oracle Multimedia to extract Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) metadata outside of the database, either on the client or in the middle tier. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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Presents reference information about writing Java applications using Java servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP) to retrieve and upload multimedia data from and to Oracle Database. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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.NET and Windows Application Development

The 2 Day + .NET Developer's Guide is for Visual Studio users getting started with Oracle Data Access Components for .NET. The topics below are also available in a rich context-sensitive help set installed in the Visual Studio environment when you install Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio (ODT). This help set includes documentation for ODT, Oracle Data Provider for .NET, PL/SQL and SQL language reference guides, and other reference topics.

Serves as a quick start guide, which describes Oracle technologies for the Microsoft .NET Framework, including the key features of Oracle Data Provider for .NET and Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio. It leads you through installation and configuration, shows how to build basic applications using Oracle .NET products, and how to create and use both PL/SQL and .NET stored procedures.
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Describes provider-specific features and properties of ODP.NET. Oracle Data Provider for .NET is an implementation of Microsoft's ADO.NET interface and provides access to Oracle databases.
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Enables ADO.NET data access from .NET client applications to TimesTen databases. This document covers features specific to ODP.NET support of and use with TimesTen.
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ODP.NET support for Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database (TimesTen) enables ADO.NET data access from .NET client applications to TimesTen databases. This document covers features specific to ODP.NET support of and use with TimesTen.
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Provides introductory, installation, postinstallation configuration, and usage information for using these providers with ASP.NET services and controls.
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Provides introductory, installation, post-installation configuration, and usage information for Oracle Database Extensions for .NET, which makes it possible to build and run .NET stored procedures or functions with Oracle Database for Microsoft Windows.
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Describes Oracle Provider for OLE DB, a high performance, feature rich mechanism for Microsoft ADO and OLE DB data access to Oracle databases, its usage, and its configuration.
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Describes Oracle Services for Microsoft Transaction Server, which allows Oracle databases to be used as resource managers in distributed transactions. The guide describes its usage and configuration in a Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator environment.
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Provides installation, post-installation configuration, and usage information for Oracle COM Automation Feature.
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Describes Oracle Objects for OLE (OO4O), a COM-based data access driver that combines seamless and optimized access to Oracle databases with easy to use interfaces, and shows how to use and configure OO4O from virtually any Microsoft COM Automation programming or scripting language, such as Visual Basic.
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XML

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

This manual describes Oracle XML DB. It includes guidelines and examples for storing, generating, accessing, searching, validating, transforming, evolving, and indexing XML data in Oracle Database.
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Provides information to application developers who need to use components of the Oracle XML Developer's Kit (XDK) to generate and store XML data in a database or in a document outside the database. Examples and sample applications are introduced. Developers need familiarity with XML and a third-generation programming language such as Java, C, or C++.
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Describes the Java APIs for XML.
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Describes the C APIs for XML.
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Describes the C++ APIs for XML.
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Globalization Support

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

Describes Oracle globalization support for the database. Explains how to set up a globalization support environment, choose and migrate a character set, customize locale data, do linguistic sorting, program in a global environment, and program with Unicode.
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Describes APIs for the Oracle Globalization Development Kit.
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Oracle Call Interface

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

Presents the Oracle C++ Call Interface, an application program interface that enables applications written in C++ to interact with one or more Oracle databases. To extend the functionality of code generated by the Object Type Translator, programmers may want to add code in the OTT-generated file. The OTT can distinguish between OTT-generated code and user-generated code by looking for some predefined markers (tags). Support for these tags has been added in this release.
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Describes C programming techniques for including SQL and PL/SQL in applications, which can be used to unlock the full capabilities of the Oracle Database.
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Precompilers

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

Describes how to develop applications using the Oracle Precompilers and the SQL and PL/SQL database languages to access and manipulate Oracle data.
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Describes how to develop C++ programs that use the SQL and PL/SQL database languages to access and manipulate Oracle data.
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Describes how to develop COBOL programs that use the database languages SQL and PL/SQL to access and manipulate Oracle data.
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Supplements the Oracle Database Programmer's Guide to the Oracle Precompilers to provide additional information on how to develop FORTRAN programs that use the database languages SQL and PL/SQL to access and manipulate Oracle data.
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Describes how to use SQL*Module to develop Module programs and Ada code to access and manipulate Oracle data.
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