A Guide to J2EE Development with Oracle ADF

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ISBN: 0072259604

Pages: 560

Publisher: McGraw Hill

Topic: Oracle 10g

Rating: 4 out of 5 – (4 out of 5)

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‘Oracle Jdeveloper 10g for Forms and PL/SQL Developers’ explains how to create J2EE internet applications using Jdeveloper v10.1.3 The book teaches you the best way to use Jdeveloper in order to construct robust webpages. Throughout most of the book examples of Jdeveloper coding are compared to PL/SQL and Oracle Forms programming techniques.

If you are already a PL/SQL or Oracle Forms developer then sometime in the future you may need to move over to Jdeveloper, even if you still code in Oracle Web Forms some parts or plug-ins require some java coding, which can be completed in Jdeveloper.

‘Oracle Jdeveloper 10g for Forms and PL/SQL Developers’ begins by introducing you to the basics of the Java language and J2EE. The book then discusses JavaServer Faces.

‘Oracle Jdeveloper 10g for Forms and PL/SQL Developers’ covers an important area of how to create simple forms using Jdeveloper which are automatically bound to tables and views. This section of the book then goes in to more detail by instructing you how to create drop down lists and tree lists, or LOVs which are bound to look up tables.

Section 2 of the book covers hands on practice of how to create a JSF log-in page and home page using Jdeveloper.

A large section of the book is then given to creating a sample application called ‘TUHRA’ – The Ultimate Human Resources Application which uses the database objects installed in the HR schema in Oracle 9i and Oracle 10g. The book discusses the sample schema and works through creating the home page, menus, search pages and edit screens of the application using Jdeveloper, basically every type of page you would need to create in a real world application.

‘Oracle Jdeveloper 10g for Forms and PL/SQL Developers’ finishes off by discussing how to add layers of security to the application and the types of enhancements that can be made to the sample application.

It is nice to see that ‘Oracle Jdeveloper 10g for Forms and PL/SQL Developers’ does not include lots of useless appendices which you will never use, in fact the book has no appendices at all. There is no CD included with the book, which would have been nice, if it included the sample code or the book as a PDF on it, but the book is very good and covers most areas you need to cover when moving from Forms or PL/SQL to Jdeveloper.

Oracle JDeveloper 10g for Forms and PLSQL Developers Book Review