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Oracle Database
  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 introduces basic technologies and concepts used in Oracle application development.

Each 2 Day + Developer's Guide describes using a different development platform or language 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 Guide HTML PDF
2 Day + .NET Developer's Guide for Microsoft Windows HTML PDF
2 Day + Real Application Clusters Guide HTML PDF
2 Day + Application Express Developer's Guide HTML PDF
2 Day + Java Developer's Guide HTML PDF
2 Day + PHP Developer's Guide HTML PDF

Supporting Documentation

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

Advanced Application Developer's Guide HTML PDF
Administrator's Reference for Linux and UNIX-Based Operating Systems HTML PDF

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.

Sample Schemas HTML PDF
PL/SQL Packages and Types Reference HTML PDF
PL/SQL Language Reference HTML PDF
SQL Language Quick Reference HTML PDF
SQL Language Reference HTML PDF

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.

Object-Relational Developer's Guide HTML PDF
Workspace Manager Developer's Guide HTML PDF
Advanced Application Developer's Guide HTML PDF
Security Guide HTML PDF
Concepts HTML PDF

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 Guide HTML PDF
SQL*Plus User's Guide and Reference HTML PDF
Communications Data Model Operations Guide HTML PDF

Application Express

Oracle Application Express (APEX) 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 APEX.

Application Express Advanced Tutorials HTML PDF
2 Day + Application Express Developer's Guide HTML PDF
Application Express Application Builder User's Guide HTML PDF
Application Express Administration Guide HTML PDF
Application Express API Reference HTML PDF
Application Express SQL Workshop and Utilities Guide HTML PDF
Application Express Application Migration Guide HTML PDF

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.

2 Day + Java Developer's Guide HTML PDF
Data Mining Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML
Globalization Development Kit Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML
Java Developer's Guide HTML PDF
JDBC Developer's Guide HTML PDF
JDBC Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML
JPublisher User's Guide HTML PDF
Multimedia DICOM Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML
Multimedia Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML
Multimedia Mid-Tier Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML
Multimedia Servlets and JSP Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML
OLAP Java API Developer's Guide HTML PDF
OLAP Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML
RAC FAN Events Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML
Spatial Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML
SQLJ Developer's Guide HTML PDF
Universal Connection Pool for JDBC Developer's Guide HTML PDF
Universal Connection Pool for JDBC Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML
XML Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML

.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 Guide for Microsoft Windows HTML PDF

XML

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

XML Developer's Kit Programmer's Guide HTML PDF
XML Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML
XML DB Developer's Guide HTML PDF
XML C++ API Reference HTML PDF
XML C API Reference HTML PDF

Globalization

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

Globalization Development Kit Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML
Globalization Support Guide HTML PDF

Oracle Call Interface

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

Oracle C++ Call Interface Programmer's Guide HTML PDF
Oracle Call Interface Programmer's Guide HTML PDF

Precompilers

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

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