This is my seventh book on Oracle Application Express (APEX) written for the latest 18.1 version. Just like my previous books that exposed the technology to thousands around the globe, this book is also aimed at absolute beginners who wish to learn from self-paced professional guidance and need a solid foundation in Oracle APEX. Oracle APEX is an amazing development platform in which you can build robust web applications. Not only it provides an environment where you can rapidly develop data-centric web applications, it also allows end-users to interact with their data via tools like interactive report, interactive grid, different types of charts, maps and more. The most convincing way to explore a technology is to apply it to a real world problem. Without involving the audience too much into the boring bits, the book adopts an inspiring approach that helps beginners practically evaluate almost every feature of Oracle APEX. In this book, you’ll develop an application that demonstrates the use of those features to get hands-on exposure of Oracle APEX anatomy. The sticky inspirational approach adopted in this book not only exposes the technology, but also draws you in and keeps your interest up till the last exercise. The objective of this book is to introduce you to the art of building web applications by iteratively developing the sample database application (provided with Oracle APEX) from scratch. The application demonstrates how to display summary information, use reports and forms for viewing, updating, and adding information, include charts and maps to visualize information, and create dedicated mobile pages. This application has been chosen as an example because you can learn most of the techniques from it for your own future work. The primary purpose of this book is to teach you how to use Oracle APEX to realize your own development goals. Each chapter in this book explores a basic area of functionality and delivers the development techniques to achieve that functionality. By the time you reach the end of the examples in this book, you will have a clear understanding of Oracle APEX and will be able to extend the application in almost any direction. The short list below presents some main topics of Oracle APEX covered in this book: Rapid web application development for desktops, laptops, tablets, and latest smartphones Create comprehensive applications declaratively without writing tons of code Design application pages using Page Designer Create applications with the help of wizards Create custom application pages by adding components manually Use same interface and code to develop applications for a wide array of devices Present data using a variety of eye-catching charts Produce highly formatted PDF reports, including invoices, grouped reports, and pivot tables Design and implement a comprehensive security module If you are looking for a concise and concrete Oracle APEX book written for beginners, then I must say that this is the book that will return more than what you pay for it. Special offer! For those who are new to SQL or those who want to strengthen their SQL knowledge, I’m providing my e-book "SQL – The Shortest Route For Beginners" with this book for FREE!
Author: Riaz Ahmed
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