Oracle Database 2 Day + Application Express Developer's Guide introduces you to application development using Oracle Application Express. This guide shows you how to set up a development environment, or access a hosted demonstration environment. It then walks you through building an initial application, modifying it, and previewing it.

Through a series of exercises, you become familiar with the Oracle Application Express user interface, basic product functionality, and some underlying concepts that enable you to develop professional, fast, and secure applications.


Topic Overview

This document contains the following sections:

Title Description
Changes in This Release Describes changes in this document for Oracle Application Express, release 4.2.
Introducing Oracle Application Express Describes Oracle Application Express, its architecture and the environment for using the product. It also introduces you to some concepts and terms used in this guide.
Accessing Your Development Environment Leads you through the steps to access a development environment for your use.
Getting Started with Oracle Application Express Introduces you to areas of the user interface. It also leads you through installing the sample objects to use with this guide.
Building Your Application Leads you through the steps for building an application, modifying it, and previewing it at different points during the development process.
About Deploying Your Application Describes some basic information about deploying your application. It also leads you through the steps to create end users and to determine the URL of your application.
About Globalization Describes some basic information about globalization. It also leads you through the steps to specify how the application determines global identification.
Next Steps Describes additional resources to expand your knowledge of Oracle Application Express and boost your productivity.


Oracle Database 2 Day + Application Express Developer's Guide is intended for:

To use this guide, you must have a general understanding of relational database concepts and the operating system environment under which Oracle Application Express is running.

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