If someone had asked me to write this book two decades ago, I would have simply refused the suggestion - not because I couldn't do so, but because of the mountain of code necessary to create the application along with its menus, forms, reports, and so on. Thanks to the appearance of GUIs and RAD. The load of overburdened developers has not only reduced, but has also enabled application development to be easily demonstrated in book form. Oracle Application Express is a unique development platform that helps you develop cloud-based applications rapidly. In the previous three editions of my book (that focused on beginners), I practically demonstrated almost every significant feature of Oracle APEX; this book is an attempt to take my readers to the next level with some more useful stuff. You might be one of those readers who is already familiar with Oracle APEX having some experience in developing simple applications but who lacks the required knowledge that is needed to develop a comprehensive system. In this book you will bridge this gap by developing a complete general ledger accounting system named The Cloud Accountant which will be accessible through a variety of devices including desktops, laptops, and the latest smartphones. Besides the development of a functional application (which you can deploy in your organization or even in other organizations to earn some handsome bucks), the book demonstrates many new techniques to further enhance your APEX development skills. This book is also ideal for those who have been developing applications in Oracle Forms, and now wish to get their feet wet in the world of web development using their existing expertise. If you know what Oracle Application Express is, and are also comfortable with SQL and PL/SQL, then grab this book to learn something that is not available anywhere else. If you are a novice, then you are encouraged to read my book Oracle Application Express 5 For Beginners (ISBN-13: 978-1-512-00330-7).
Author: Riaz Ahmed