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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.
Oracle XML DB and XML Developer's Kit enable you to develop high performance applications that process XML content and manage XML stored in the database. XDK and XML APIs allow you to generate and store XML data in the database or in documents outside the database.
Oracle Text brings search engine-like full text search capabilities to Oracle Database. Oracle Text provides a foundation for building your own search applications. Search regular columns, text inside various kinds of binary-format documents, and text, tags, and attributes inside XML documents.
Oracle Multimedia (formerly known as Oracle interMedia) lets you write applications to manage images, audio,video, and other heterogeneous media data in Oracle databases.
Oracle Secure Files and Large Objects
Oracle Secure Files, providing enhanced large object (LOB) storage functionality with file system performance, provides a foundation for a wide range of content management applications.
.NET and Windows Application Development
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.
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.
Oracle Application Express is a declarative, rapid web application development tool for the Oracle database. It is a fully supported, no cost option available with all editions of the Oracle database. Using only a web browser, you can develop and deploy professional applications that are both fast and secure.
The precompilers are used for traditional client-server applications in various languages.
You can store data from different character sets and code pages, and manipulate and present that data as appropriate for each locale.
Oracle Call Interface
The Oracle Call Interface is for low-level, efficient coding in C or C++.